Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Tools and gear for unexpected situations and emergencies, part of Working in the On-Demand Economy.
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For most on demand jobs that require…direct interaction with clients,…or the renting of your property,…it's a good idea to have ready access…to any supplies you might need…for the comfort of yourself and your customers,…and for emergency situations.…Here's some things you might want to consider…keeping on hand for when you're on the job.…It also doesn't hurt to have most of these things…around in general most of the time,…starting with a first aid kit.…Whether you're driving people around in your car…or renting out property,…having a first aid kit around is just common sense.…At the very least, you'll want one that includes…a selection of adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes,…and maybe some gauze and first aid tape.…
If you're keeping it in your rental property,…make sure your guests know where to find it.…Next, make sure you have at least one fire extinguisher…on hand.…By the way, I'm just using Amazon here…because all the items I'm showing you…are available through them.…You're, of course, free to shop around anywhere.…
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