Own your career in 2023
This year at The Gig Life, we have a few goals of our own. We’d like to reach over 100,000 gig workers and increase our reach and influence on important issues that impact your work and your lives.
2023 Can Be Your Best Year Yet!
I don’t know about you, but I love January. A month to revisit your personal goals and decide what you want the rest of the year to look like. I’m not a big fan of resolutions per se, but I think it’s important to take account of where you ended 2022 and ask yourself if you want to do better this year.
Do you have any goals in 2023? Let us know here and we’ll share a few of them in our next issue.
This year at The Gig Life, we have a few goals of our own. We’d like to reach over 100,000 gig workers and increase our reach and influence on important issues that impact your work and your lives. We’ll be asking for your input at some point in the next month or so to help us achieve this goal! Stay tuned as we finalize some cool contests and referral bonuses that we hope you’ll find exciting.
Let’s see what’s been happening in the gig economy since the start of the new year:
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This week's top headlines from the Gig Economy
Uber, Lyft and Instacart drivers fear losing out if a recession fuels influx of new gig workers
This will be one of the most important trends to follow in 2023. Specifically, how higher unemployment rates across the country impact the number of new people signing up to be gig workers, and what that means for existing gig workers.
DoorDash rolls out $5 USPS, UPS and FedEx package pickup service
For all you Dashers out there, there might be a new way for you to make a couple of extra bucks. DoorDash announced it would start offering package pickup services for UPS, FedEx and USPS. Although the details of the program are not entirely clear, it sounds like this could be a great way to make some extra money in between food deliveries, without the pressure of a “clock” counting down how quickly the package needs to be dropped off.
DoorDash driver eats a customer’s order on TikTok after getting a $1 tip
It seems like every month we find a story about cheap tippers on DoorDash, but this one takes it a bit farther. Check out the Dasher who decided to eat his customer’s food instead of delivering it. We wouldn’t recommend this as a regular habit, but I hope enough people start to get the message – TIP YOUR DASHER…and check him out here on TikTok as well.
Youtuber - Moore Finance
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I Worked Doordash Full Time for a Year (and made $___)
This is an epic 2022 recap from Moore Finance, who spent the entire year being a full time Dasher (and ended up signing up for GrubHub and UberEats as well). If you want to get an inside look at how a year adds up financially, check this out.
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