If you want to make more money you have to plan ahead. I grow tired of hearing drivers with an eight hour shift complaining that Amazon doesn't even give them a lunch break...Especially after I spent an hour just trying to pick up a two hour shift. I have written a lot about how to become … Continue reading Being Prepared To Make More Money Part 1
Since the first one and two hour delivery hub opened in Seattle last year, Amazon has been expanding the service like mad. Many new cities have come online offering speedy delivery for customers, as well as new job opportunities for independent contractors. On the surface it seems like a win for everyone involved, the company, … Continue reading Flex Driver Support and How to Deal With It
Another FYI on the block forfeit rules went out today, so make sure you take note. The new guidelines start on August 31st and now allow a driver to forfeit a block up to 45 minutes before it begins. This adds an extra 15 minutes to the previous hour policy that was instituted in July. … Continue reading The New, New Block Forfeit Rules
In certain cities there is an option for drivers to continue delivering for Flex or begin delivering for the Amazon.com service. In some cities you can deliver for both, it all depends on your location and the current need. Since I have spoken at length about Flex deliveries and what the process entails I will just give a … Continue reading Flex vs .Com Deliveries, Which is Best?
I'm sure we all got the same notification about the delivery opportunity coming up on July 30th and into July 31st. One online website has mentioned that it could be the new Harry Potter book! I'm not sure if anyone has been confirmed to deliver as of yet, but I myself didn't try. Midnight to 2am … Continue reading Secret Amazon Product Delivery
I just wanted to point out the new rule on forfeiting blocks and some effects it might have on drivers going forward. It's really not too hard to forfeit a block. All it takes is pressing the forfeit bar and then swiping to confirm. The new rules however make it so that if you forfeit … Continue reading New Block Forfeit Rules
Just a quick reminder about Amazon Prime day coming up Tuesday, July 12th. If you aren't already scheduled, I think there will be lots of chances to pick up blocks throughout the day and night. In anticipation of much higher delivery volumes, the company has even offered a little kicker in the pay per block. It may not be much, … Continue reading Big Day Coming On Tuesday the 12th?
I used to think when someone told me they were an independent contractor it was just a fancy way of saying, I'm unemployed. But now I believe that independent contractor jobs are the future of work. Whether it's delivering for Amazon Flex, Forkable, Instacart or driving for Uber or Lyft, it is my opinion that any … Continue reading The Future of Work: How Amazon Flex, Among Others, Can Lead to More Freedom
I admit, I've been a little lazy getting the new screen shots posted since recent app updates. As most know, the new "money" screen no longer says Ready To Deliver, it now reads, Schedule Open Blocks. There is also a slight wording update to the No Delivery Blocks screen, but that's really not a big deal. Actually neither items … Continue reading Amazon Flex App Updates (The Not So Good)
I'm sure Uber and Lyft drivers hold the record for number of shocking stories from the road. We've all seen the YouTube videos and read the police reports. It's certainly a different ballgame to have an actual person in your vehicle versus some retail items. Although there have been a few leaks and spills in … Continue reading Bathrobe Guy and Notes on Safety