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5 ways to get the word out about your new side hustle

If you want to attract customers, then you'll need to be proactive about telling the world what makes your products or services special.It's hard to point to just one issue that's holding 89 percent of people with side businesses back from earning more than $1,000 per month, but failure to drum up significant demand likely plays a significant role. To start, you'd do well to experiment with social media marketing, maximizing customer reviews, receiving referrals, making the most of the marketing...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Business, Pinterest, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Marketing, Facebook Messenger, Innovation, Tripadvisor, Freelance, Gig Economy, Side Hustle, WiseStamp

Gig economy workers’ collective questions use of Aarogya Setu

The Indian Federation of App-Based Transport Workers (IFAT) called for “escalation and possible future proofing of how these surveillance and monitoring systems [such as Aarogya Setu] will affect” gig economy workers in a statement on June 4. The organisation, which represents over 35,000 workers in 12 cities, has a problem with tying Aarogya Setu to people’s ability to access services, regulate their movement and deciding if they can work. IFAT fears this data would be used in “retaliatory or e...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, Ola, Gig Economy, Swiggy, Aadhaar, Red Zone, IFAT, Dunzo, Aarogya Setu, Shaik Salauddin, Salauddin, Aarogya Setu Salauddin, Shaik Saluddin Urban Company

One Health Advantage of Work Autonomy and Control May be Less Risk of Dying

Independent workers (freelancers, gig workers, independent contractors, etc.) consistently report a major benefit of being independent is the work flexibility, autonomy, and control it provides. It turns out having work flexibility, autonomy, and control may also mean you are at less risk of dying. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Psychology, limited work autonomy and control can lead to mental health problems and an increased risk of death. And while the study didn't ...
Tags: Sales, Freelance, Gig Economy, Independent workers, MBO Partners State, Journal of Psychology

Senators Call for Investigation Into Instacart for Enabling the Worst People

There are a million flavors of shithead on this bountiful planet, but far and away one of the most unforgivable are the subset of rat bastards who engage in the practice of “tip-baiting” gig workers. As of today, a handful of lawmakers are demanding Instacart stop allowing the practice, and are asking the FTC to get…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Tips, Instacart, Gig Economy, Ftc, Brian Schatz, Tip Baiting

Uber UK launches Work Hub for drivers to find other gig jobs during COVID-19

Uber UK has launched a Work Hub for drivers to view a selection of temporary work opportunities with other companies as a way to supplement pandemic-hit ride-hailing earnings during the coronavirus crisis. The Work Hub sits within the Uber driver app and displays offers of work from third party providers — including jobs that involve using a car to make deliveries — offering alternative gigs to drivers whose earnings have been affected by weak demand for ride-hailing during the COVID-19 pande...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Europe, UK, Collaborative Consumption, US, Tech, Chicago, South Africa, United Kingdom, Gm, Hermès, Ocado, Gig Economy, Eastern Europe, Adecco Group

DoorDash 'Pizza Arbitrage' Shows the FUBAR Economics of Delivery Apps

Another sign of how fundamentally screwed the economics underlying the app economy are: It is possible to take advantage of exploitative food delivery platform DoorDash’s efforts to sign up restaurants without their consent to engage de facto “pizza arbitrage,” according to a report by the Margins.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Delivery, Seamless, Postmates, Gig Economy, Uber Eats, Doordash, GrubHub, Nobody Wins

The Growing Army of Freelancers Providing Services to Businesses

MBO Partners recently released its 2020 Client of Choice study results, which found that 7.6 million independent professionals (freelancers, independent consultants, etc.) provide their skills to business clients.   And as the report chart below (click to enlarge) shows, the number of independent professionals in this space has grown rapidly over the past decade - increasing at almost 4 times the growth rate of overall employment during this period.  Independent professional service providers w...
Tags: Sales, Gig Economy, Self-employment, Independent workers, MBO Partners, Emergent Research, Growing Army of Freelancers Providing Services

The Growing Army of Independent Professional Services Providers

MBO Partners recently released its 2020 Client of Choice study results, which found that 7.6 million independent professionals provide their skills to business clients.   And as the report chart below (click to enlarge) shows, the number of independent professionals in this space has grown rapidly over the past decade - increasing at almost 4 times the growth rate of overall employment during this period.  Independent professional service providers work in a variety of fields. The top three pro...
Tags: Sales, Gig Economy, Self-employment, Independent workers, MBO Partners, Emergent Research

Govt to make ration cards portable nationwide; will propose social security for gig & platform workers in Parliament

The central government will propose extension of social security to gig and platform workers in the Parliament, as part of labour reforms and benefits, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced today as part of the second tranche of economic measures for relief from the COVID-19 crisis. “They [gig and platform workers] are an urban phenomena and […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Parliament, Gig Economy, Finance Ministry, Nirmala Sitharaman, Nirmala Sitaraman, Coronavirus, Covid19

Staffing to the Valley's, Not the Peaks

Campaign's How will adland's freelance industry and gig economy change due to COVID-19? covers how a group of advertising industry executives think the gig economy and freelance work will evolve in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. All of the answers are interesting, but one really jumped out at us. According to Karen Kaplan, CEO and Chairman of Hill Holliday: "Moving forward, we’re all going to have to run a little leaner and start staffing to the valleys, not the peaks, which ...
Tags: Sales, Freelance, Gig Economy, Valley, Hill Holliday, Karen Kaplan, Independent workers

California sues Uber and Lyft for misclassifying drivers as contractors

Attorney general says the state will make the companies ‘play by the rules’ and adhere to the worker rights and protections lawCalifornia is suing Uber and Lyft, alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent contractors under the state’s new labor law, in the most significant challenge to the ride-hailing companies’ employment model to date.Xavier Becerra, the state’s attorney general, announced the lawsuit Tuesday during a news conference. The labor law, known as AB5 and considered t...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Business, California, US news, Gig Economy, Xavier Becerra

Instacart jumps into prescription delivery with Costco

Online grocery delivery company Instacart is launching a prescription delivery service through a partnership with Costco as demand for online delivery continues to rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said Thursday the delivery service is now available from nearly 200 Costco locations in Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New York, Washington and Washington D.C. The service, which was initially piloted at several locations in Southern California and Washington, will ...
Tags: TC, Apps, Florida, New York, California, Washington, Tech, Customers, President, Arizona, Illinois, Instacart, Costco, Gig Economy, Southern California, Pharmacy

Uber Adds Payment Caps and Drivers With Preexisting Conditions to Sick Leave Policy

After coming under fire for its strict and confusing limitations on paid sick leave, Uber announced that it’s expanding eligibility for contractors affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic—with the catch that the financial aid package each driver receives is likely to shrink moving forward.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Ridesharing, Gig Economy, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Independent Workers Qualify for Unemployment Insurance Under the CARES Act

Last week Congress passed and the president signed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus bill designed to help businesses and Americans weather the economic storm caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Independent workers (the self-employed, freelancers, gig workers, etc.) qualify for a number of assistance programs contained in the bill.  We'll be covering these over the next couple of days.   But we want to specifically call out that under the bill most independent workers qualify for unemployme...
Tags: Congress, Senate, Sales, Npr, Government Policy, Freelance, Gig Economy, Self-employment, Independent workers, Independent Workers Qualify

Demanding coronavirus protections, Instacart workers plan to strike Monday, March 30

The "Instacart Shoppers and Gig Workers Collective," representing some 175,000 laborers for Instacart, plan to strike on Monday, March 30. Organizers of the labor protest say the grocery delivery giant is denying gig workers ("shoppers") basic coronavirus pandemic protections such as gloves, soap, hand sanitizer, and pay for those with pre-existing health issues that place them at high risk for COVID-19. Read their demands at Here's an excerpt: On Monday, Ma...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Business, News, Georgia, US news, Tech News, United States, Instacart, Gig Economy, Pittsburgh, Queens New York, Perdue Farms, Coronavirus, Lauren Kaori Gurley, COVID-19

Court Agrees That Postmates Couriers Are Employees Entitled to Unemployment Benefits

In a pivotal win for gig workers on Thursday, the New York State Court of Appeals supported a previous state ruling that Postmates workers should be considered employees, and thus eligible for unemployment insurance. While the gig economy’s precarious nature has come under fire in recent years, the covid-19 pandemic…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Postmates, Gig Economy, New York State Court of Appeals, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

3.3 Million Unemployment Claims Are Likely the 'Tip of the Iceberg'

According to the Department of Labor, 3.3 million Americans—roughly the population of Utah—have filed for unemployment insurance since last week. Huge doesn’t even begin to capture the scale of mass job loss, and yet there’s every reason to believe the reality is even worse.Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Labor, Unemployment, Gig Economy, Department of Labor, Coronavirus

New York real estate agents one step closer to receiving federal aid

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has applied for federal disaster unemployment assistance, which would provide aid to more than 60,000 real estate agents.
Tags: New York, New York City, Radio, Agent, Andrew Cuomo, Independent Contractors, Gig Economy, Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State Association of Realtors, Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Uber CEO Decides Driver Safety Isn't His Problem

Gig workers pose a clear danger where the continued spread of covid-19 is concerned. As to the open question of how to responsibly address this massive vector of workers, who are often uninsured and can’t afford not to work in spite of the risks, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has apparently washed his hands. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Labor, Gig Economy, Dara Khosrowshahi, Coronavirus, Sars Cov 2

New agent-developed app assigns and pays agents for side work

Led in part by a Portland, Oregon-based Keller Williams agent, BrokerHive assigns tasks and pays agents to support their colleagues, helping new agents learn and top producers to keep producing.
Tags: Apps, Technology, Radio, Teams, Portland Oregon, Gig Economy, Keller Williams, Real Estate Apps, Select, PROPtech, Tech Reviews, Showdigs, Real Estate Technology Reviews, BrokerHive, Lockbox Pickup, Sign Placement

Deliveroo riders can’t access coronavirus hardship fund, warns union

UK on-demand food delivery startup Deliveroo has been accused of setting up an inaccessible hardship fund for couriers in the midst of the coronavirus crisis that leaves gig economy workers on its platform unable to access claimed financial support if they become ill or are self isolating. Gig economy delivery workers are one of the groups who face increased exposure to the coronavirus on account of the work bringing them into contact with many people, even as demand for meal delivery is like...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Food, Uber, Apps, Europe, UK, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, NHS, United Kingdom, Food Delivery, Deliveroo, Gig Economy, Online Food Ordering, Alex Marshall

How Uber, Lyft, Seamless and more are addressing taxed gig economy workers

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is going to prove a major test of the gig economy. Already an ever-increasingly important part of our daily lives, grocery and food delivery services along with ride-hailing apps are going to play a fundamental role in helping individuals enact government-recommended social distancing. More often than not, however, these workers get short shrift. Many times those who drive our cars and deliver our food do so with little pay and long hours. As for healthcare, well,...
Tags: Health, Lyft, Uber, Apps, Tech, Canada, United States, Gig Economy, Glovo, Gig workers, Europe Deliveroo, TechCrunch Lyft, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID

Grubhub Suspends All Charges to Independent Restaurants as Pandemic Continues

Delivery service Grubhub has announced a temporary initiative to offset some of the impacts on independent restaurants struggling as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.Read more...
Tags: Science, Gig Economy, GrubHub, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Independent Restaurants

Amazon (Finally) Sets Up a Coronavirus Relief Fund for Its Contractors

In a company blog post today, Amazon announced it’s creating a financial safety net for its contingent workers, making it one of the last major tech companies to do so amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Gig Economy, Amazon Flex, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Postmates Spins Up Healthcare Fund in Response to Coronavirus

Gig work has become a source of major concern in relation to the coronavirus outbreak, with diffuse, largely uninsured workforces putting themselves at risk of infection while also potentially providing a major vector for it to spread. While none of these companies’ responses have been ideal, Postmates revealed a plan…Read more...
Tags: Science, Postmates, Gig Economy, Coronavirus

Postmates to Offer "Non-Contact" Food Deliveries Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

With the novel coronavirus outbreak continuing to spread in America, gig economy titans are facing increasing scrutiny for their lackluster directives to a workforce that can’t always afford to take a sick day. Several companies such as Uber and DoorDash have issued warnings to their independent contractors that echo…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, America, Postmates, Gig Economy, Doordash, GrubHub, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Book Review: Gig Mindset

Gig Mindset is a different kind of book on the gig economy.  Almost all gig economy books focus on how to become a freelancer or some form of independent worker. But Gig Mindset is about how companies and workers can use freelancers and other gig workers to save time, access needed skills and increase productivity.  In other words, instead of focusing on how to become part of the supply of gig workers, it covers the advantages of using gig workers.  The author, Paul Estes, was a busy Microsoft e...
Tags: Microsoft, Sales, Freelance, Gig Economy, ESTES, Independent workers, Paul Estes

DoorDash, Grubhub Tell Workers Worried About Coronavirus to Really Wash Their Hands This Time

As the United States braces for the novel coronavirus that has seen tens of thousands of confirmed cases and more than 3,000 deaths globally, gig economy employers have begun contacting their independent contractors about basic precautionary measures they should take to avoid spreading the virus. So far, these…Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Caviar, Instacart, Postmates, Gig Economy, Doordash, GrubHub, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Uber's Sensible Solution for Drivers Concerned About Coronavirus: Just Don't Work, Duh

As the coronavirus outbreak rages on, an increasing number of tech giants have begun adopting additional safety measures to minimize their employees’ exposure, such as or canceling prescheduled events. In that vein, Uber pushed out a memo to its global network of drivers Friday with some tips on how…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Contracts, Ridesharing, Contractors, Gig Economy, Anyones Landlord Accept Sick Notes

How To Jump Into The Gig Economy

The world of work is changing, and around five million UK workers are now part of the gig economy, which covers anything from renting out your driveway to delivering hot… Read more » The post How To Jump Into The Gig Economy appeared first on
Tags: Freelancing, Business, UK, Management, Opportunities, Gig Economy