Flex Update: Get Paid Twice a Week

Flex is now paying some drivers twice a week and all delivery partners will have the same by January 31st. Paydays will now be Tuesdays and Fridays.  There will also be updates to the earnings screen and possibly more clarity on which days tips are coming from. Tuesday will be the payday for blocks worked … Continue reading Flex Update: Get Paid Twice a Week

Twas the Week Before Christmas: Flex Drivers Be Ready

As noted this afternoon with the email from Amazon, delivery volumes are expected to pick up and remain busy throughout next week.  Most drivers should have at least one block pre-scheduled.  If not, don't worry,  in my opinion there will definitely be lots of opportunities to pick them up.  We are now down to the point … Continue reading Twas the Week Before Christmas: Flex Drivers Be Ready

Ready to Deliver Today, Part 2: New Methods For the App Update

With the recent update to the Amazon Flex Delivery App, I spent most of the day making sure I understood exactly how it was going to impact the method of picking up blocks.  I saw a few more blocks than usual come available today, so things are certainly off to a good start.  Maybe the update caught a few drivers … Continue reading Ready to Deliver Today, Part 2: New Methods For the App Update

New Amazon Flex App Update

There was an email today about an app update coming this week.  We didn't have to wait very long,  because it's available now! There are definitely some differences in how scheduled blocks are going to be assigned.  Drivers will now have the option of accepting or declining blocks that are released on Fridays for the following week.  The … Continue reading New Amazon Flex App Update

Being Prepared To Make More Money Part 2

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

Being Prepared To Make More Money Part 1

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

The Future of Work: How Amazon Flex, Among Others, Can Lead to More Freedom

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

Simple Tricks to Help Your Tips!

Aside from what amounts to a generous hourly pay for many delivery areas, the main reason I keep delivering is due to the generosity of the Prime Now customers.  Although not always an exact science, I estimate that each stop on a route nets roughly five dollars in tips. That's why in most cases, the more stops the better.  Lots … Continue reading Simple Tricks to Help Your Tips!

Talking Turkey

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