Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video What to expect from your on-demand company, part of Working in the On-Demand Economy.
- One of the most controversial issues…about the on-demand and sharing economy…is the question of exactly how to classify the people…who work through them and exactly what…the company's responsibility is to them.…In nearly all cases, on-demand companies…characterize themselves as facilitators…who connect people who need services…with people willing to provide them.…As the person providing the on-demand service,…you are an independent contractor and not an employee,…although this distinction is being hotly debated…in the courts right now.…One of the most high-profile cases…involves one of the most high-profile companies,…Uber, who here in 2015 are facing a class-action suit…from drivers wanting to be labeled as employees…rather than contractors.…
There has already been one ruling in California…this year that classified at least one Uber driver…as an employee, which Uber has appealed.…Whatever the final ruling turns out to be,…it's sure to have an effect throughout the entire…on-demand industry, but nothing has really changed…
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