As independent contractors, we are all responsible (or should be responsible) for keeping records and receipts of our personal costs as well as miles driven. Come tax time it will make things much easier and help keep as much money as we can in our own pockets. I know there are a few apps out there … Continue reading Being Prepared To Make More Money Part 2
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
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 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'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
I have gotten a couple of emails from people either waiting to be onboarded or just wondering if they should even go through the process of signing up to become a driver. The root of each question being, how much money can I or will I make? As noted before, I can't tell you how … Continue reading Talking Turkey