Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Using referral codes, part of Working in the On-Demand Economy.
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- In addition to the income you generate…by working through your on-demand company,…most of these companies also offer referral bonuses,…encouraging you to refer friends, family,…and other people you come across…to either become customers or workers themselves.…For example, as an Airbnb host,…you can send a coupon code to friends…and receive $25 when they book a stay,…and $75 if they sign up to be hosts themselves.…Uber offers up to $200 for every person you invite to drive,…but then becomes a driver…and completes a certain number of trips.…The number of trips and the amount you can earn…vary from city to city.…
Many companies also offer referral codes…to their customers as well.…Even if you're an Uber driver,…you can sign up as an Uber rider, too,…and send codes to your friends and family.…They'll receive $20 off their first ride,…and any time someone…completes their first ride with your code,…you'll also get a $20 credit…you can apply to your own trips.…Sharing codes costs you nothing,…and it can be a good way to earn…
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