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11 gig opportunities that aren’t Uber, Lyft or DoorDash

Diversify your income with these unique gig platforms to earn in unconventional ways.

Hey there, gig workers!

With the arrival of fall, we're entering a season of change and transition. We understand that the gig economy is all about embracing change and seizing new opportunities.

In this newsletter, we're here to support you with just that. We’ll be exploring some lesser-known yet equally enticing gig opportunities that can help you diversify your income. It’s time to make the most of this season of transformation and expand your gig game.

Also in this issue:

  • 🚴‍♂️ Moves is coming to Cleveland!

  • 🔔 Stay in the loop with the latest news from Lyft, Amazon Flex, and Uber

  • 🤑 Discover how you can start earning stock rewards§ on your daily spending

Let’s dive right in!

11 gig opportunities that aren’t Uber, Lyft or DoorDash

In the ever-evolving world of gig work, there's more to explore than just hopping into a car and ferrying passengers or delivering food. While Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash have been hogging the spotlight for years, we're here to shine a light on some hidden gems that'll help you earn in exciting and unconventional ways.

Here we have 10 gig economy platforms to expand your income.

Note: The star ⭐ next to some platforms means you can connect them seamlessly to the Moves app. That way, you'll supercharge your gig experience by keeping all your gig work in one place; and get detailed earnings tracking, nifty financial insights, and exclusive offers.

Angi ⭐

If you're skilled in trades like plumbing, electrical work, cleaning, painting, landscaping, or general handy work, Angi is your go-to platform. It simplifies marketing your skills, managing your online reputation, and accessing job leads. Plus, it's user-friendly, making it easy to showcase your past projects, set your prices, gather reviews, and respond to inquiries from homeowners.

Service area: United States
Category: Home projects
Website: https://pro.angi.com/ 


Do you have a soft spot for our furry friends? PetBacker offers a flexible and enjoyable way to earn money by offering services like pet boarding, grooming, sitting, pet taxi, and dog walking. You can create your own schedule, set your prices, and define your service requirements. PetBacker simplifies the booking and payment process, connecting you with pet parents seeking your services. With no upfront fees and only a percentage deducted upon job completion, it's an accessible platform for pet care professionals.

Service area: Global
Category: Pet sitting
Website: https://www.petbacker.com/pet-sitter-jobs 

TaskRabbit ⭐

TaskRabbit is the place to be if you're looking for local gigs that match your skills and schedule. Be your own boss, set your rates, and keep 100% of what you charge, including tips. Whether you're skilled in home repairs, assembly, or deliveries, TaskRabbit welcomes a wide range of expertise and experience levels. You can task in 50+ categories including photography, decoration, smart home installations, packing and unpacking, and interior design.

Service area: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy
Category: General Labor
Website: https://www.taskrabbit.com/become-a-tasker 


Ever thought about becoming a tutor? Preply opens doors to online tutoring opportunities in over 100 subjects, with no rigid schedules or commitments. They support your professional growth with webinars and guidance. You can teach students from 180+ countries through interactive classrooms, convenient payments, and a supportive tutor community. Top tutors can earn up to $550 weekly based on rates, lessons taught, and student retention, with Preply taking a commission from lessons. No specific certification or teaching experience is necessary to get started.

Service area: Global
Category: Tutoring
Website: https://preply.com/en/teach 

GoPuff ⭐

Gopuff provides a convenient delivery experience for drivers. Whether it's groceries, alcohol, home essentials, or more, all products come straight from a Gopuff facilities. This means instead of running around to various pickup spots, you'll head to the same Gopuff facility near you for all your pickups. You’ll also have a compact delivery zone, making it easier to serve customers in your area efficiently. GoPuff has a transparent earnings model so that you know exactly what you're earning, and you keep 100% of your tips.

Service area: United States
Category: Delivery
Website: https://deliver.gopuff.com/signup


For those who enjoy taking care of others, Sittercity is for you. Whether it's babysitting, pet sitting, or companion care jobs, you're in control of your rates. Plus, you can build relationships with multiple families or offer holiday services for extra income. Babysitters in the US typically charge around $17.50 per hour, and nannies around $19.00 per hour.

Service area: United States
Category: Babysitting, professional care
Website: https://www.sittercity.com/ 

Rover ⭐

Rover is your ticket to earning as a pet care professional, connecting you to a vast network of pet parents. You set your schedules, prices, and preferences, giving you total control over your pet care business. Offer services like boarding, dog walking, doggy daycare, drop-in visits, dog training, and house sitting. Rover sweetens the deal with tools like the Rover Guarantee, covering up to $25,000 in vet care reimbursement, a user-friendly app for managing your schedule, and 24/7 support.

Service area: United States
Category: Pet Sitting
Website: https://www.rover.com/ca/become-a-sitter/ 


Clean up on some extra cash with Housekeeper.com. With over 1 million users seeking cleaning services, you can conveniently browse nearby jobs, compare them, and choose the ones that match your preferences. You can also filter housekeeping jobs by areas you'd like to clean (i.e. attic, kitchen, basement) and the services you want to provide (i.e. cabinet or fridge cleaning, laundry, dishes, window washing). Housekeeper.com streamlines the process, making it a valuable resource for housekeeping professionals.

Service area: United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Category: Housekeeping
Website: https://housekeeper.com/housekeeper-jobs 

Amazon Flex ⭐

Delivering packages for Amazon can be a lucrative gig. You'll earn between $18 to $25 per hour, and you'll use your own vehicle. Amazon Flex pays in hourly blocks, eliminating the need to wait around for orders. You'll have clear transparency regarding the duration and earnings of each scheduled block before starting. Flexible payments and rewards programs make Amazon Flex an enticing choice for gig workers seeking additional income.

Service area: Global
Category: Delivery
Website: https://flex.amazon.com/ 

Walmart Spark

Walmart Spark empowers gig workers to shop for or deliver orders for Walmart and other businesses. You decide which offers to accept, such as shopping and delivery services, pick-up and delivery services, and/or return services. Available in over 3,650 cities across 50 states, Walmart Spark grants access to thousands of customers. Earnings are calculated based on factors like distance, order size, and extra services. Plus, you can boost your income through additional earning incentives, referrals, and tips.

Service area: United States, Canada
Category: Delivery
Website: https://drive4spark.walmart.com/ 

Instacart ⭐

If you love grocery shopping, Instacart is your gig. You'll shop and deliver orders, with clear information on earnings, delivery distances, item counts, and tips. Your earnings include order pay, promotions, and 100% of customer tips. Instacart even provides a payment card, so there are no upfront costs during grocery shopping. With an emphasis on worker control, it's a leading North American platform for online grocery delivery, empowering gig workers to earn income on their terms.

Service area: United States, Canada
Category: Grocery delivery
Website: https://shoppers.instacart.com/


🎉 Exciting news, Cleveland!

The Moves team is heading your way this November. We’re the minds behind the Moves app - your ultimate gig work sidekick. With Moves, you can easily manage your gig earnings, access cash advances± when you need them, and even earn stock rewards§.

Here's the kicker – we want to meet you! If you're in or around the Cleveland area, you're in for a treat. Just take a moment to complete this super quick survey and tell us what awesome activities you'd like Moves to bring to your city, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Cleveland, get ready to show us how it's done in your city!

Platform buzz & gig economy updates

Lyft Launches Women+ Connect

Lyft is launching Women+ Connect, a feature that lets women and nonbinary drivers choose to match with more women and nonbinary riders. This offers them more control, confidence, and camaraderie in their driving experience while providing extra earning opportunities. This feature will be launching in select cities to start.

Safety features in the Amazon Flex app

Amazon Flex aims to prioritize your safety with features like "Notify of Arrival," "Customer Chat," and "Dog Alerts" for a smooth and secure delivery experience. Dark Mode and optimized maps enhance visibility, while the "Emergency Help" button ensures assistance when needed.

Uber introduces package returns

Uber Connect introduces "Return a Package," allowing couriers to pick up and deliver up to five prepaid packages for a flat fee. These packages are dropped off at local post offices, UPS, or FedEx. This service is available starting Oct 4 and operates in over 4,950 cities across the United States. It presents a lucrative opportunity for couriers to boost their income, particularly during the hectic holiday season when returns are in high demand.

Earn Stock Rewards§ on Uber, Amazon, Lyft and more with Moves!

Imagine earning stock rewards§ while you fill up on gas, shop for groceries, or enjoy a meal. Well, it’s a reality! With Moves, you can earn stock rewards§ from popular gig giants simply by doing your everyday spending.

All you have to do is download the Moves app and activate your Moves Spending Account. It's designed with gig workers in mind, providing a seamless way to manage your earnings and keep an eye on your weekly cash flow. Download the app, link your gig apps, and let the rewards roll in! 🚀📈

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