Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking advantage of perks, part of Working in the On-Demand Economy.
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- This is just a really quick tip,…but in my opinion, worth mentioning.…In order to attract and maintain…more on-demand workers,…many companies offer special perks…and incentives that can save you money…on business-related expenses…or other items and services.…Not every company does this, but many do,…so it's worth digging around when you're…logged into their website to see if…they've partnered with any other companies…that you can take advantage of.…So for example, this is Uber's rewards page…for their drivers, and you can see that…most of these offers are vehicle related.…You can get anywhere from 10 to 20% off…on auto parts, oil changes, tires, and so on.…
In the top row here, you can see…that you can get 20 or 15% off your calling plan…through AT&T or Verizon,…which can definitely save you some money every month.…Uber has even started offering healthcare plans,…which can be really attractive for people…for whom driving is currently their primary job.…And for their busiest drivers,…down here they offer an Uber fuel card,…
Garrick Chow explains the basic structures of the on-demand economy and the skills and characteristics of successful on-demanders, so you can determine if on-demand work is the right fit for you. Then learn about the time commitment and expectations around pay, what the employer provides, and what one can expect from clients. Garrick then discusses tools to keep you organized, including how to best track income and expenses.
Finally, the course offers tips and tricks and a case study based on the author's firsthand experience as an Uber driver.
- Preparing to work on demand
- Managing expectations from on-demand clients
- Tracking expenses and mileage
- Optimizing your income
- Getting support online
- Case study: Becoming an Uber driver