Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding your time commitment and financial prospects, part of Working in the On-Demand Economy.
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- [Voiceover] As you're deciding whether to get…into providing on-demand services,…and which companies to get involved with,…it's important to have realistic expectations…of the balance of your time commitment,…and your financial prospects.…The first question that probably comes to mind is,…"Can I actually make money doing this?"…The answer is yes, almost certainly,…but of course, how much money you generate…depends on several factors.…The first, being, of course, figuring out…how much time you're willing to commit.…As with any job, there's no free money being thrown at you.…If you want to earn, you have to put in the hours.…
If you're driving for Uber or Lyft,…that means getting in your car and turning on the app…to make yourself available for pick-ups.…If you're renting your apartment or home through Airbnb,…that means maintaining your listing…in terms of making your property look attractive,…both physically and in terms of setting your prices.…You'll also need to be available…to your guests during their stays,…
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