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Boost your income with these 5 time management tips for drivers

Time is money. Learn how to strike the perfect balance between time, productivity, and income in the gig economy.

Hey there gig workers!

It’s the spooky season, and we have a ghoulishly good lineup of insights, tips, and exciting updates. In this newsletter, we're going to unearth the mystical secrets of time management for gig drivers.

Also in this issue:

  • 🚴‍♂️ An exclusive gig work event involving free food, a phone giveaway, and car wash vouchers

  • 🔔 Stay in the loop with the latest gig economy updates.

  • 🤑 You could be earning Stock Rewards§ right now. Don’t miss out!

Fasten your seatbelts, and let's hit the road to greater productivity.

Boost your income with these 5 time management tips for drivers

In the gig world, time is money. With irregular schedules and constantly changing work environments, managing your time effectively is the key to maximizing your income and maintaining work-life balance.

Time management strategies are a must for every gig worker because they help you:

  1. Get more done and make more money.

  2. Keep a healthy work-life balance so work doesn't take over your personal life.

  3. Avoid burnout by scheduling breaks and resting.

  4. Work more efficiently, which means happier customers and better ratings.

  5. Stay in control and reduce stress.

1. Get set, goal!

Mornings are like the launchpad of your gig day. Start your day by setting clear goals. Figure out how many rides, deliveries, or packages you want to tackle for the day. Uber or DoorDash can help you set your targets, but if setting daily targets on different platforms is too time-consuming, consider using the Moves app to set weekly money goals.

Moves is free and helps you establish and monitor your earnings goal across various gig platforms, so you stay on track and reach your financial milestones. Setting clear objectives helps keep you focused and motivated, ultimately increasing your earning potential.

2. Time blocking for a smooth ride

Time blocking is when you dedicate specific time slots for your gig work. Picture time blocking as your personal gig planner. Some platforms, like Grubhub and Amazon Flex allow you to reserve your shifts (aka blocks) in advance.

Time blocking helps you avoid that sneaky "time creep”, where you end up working longer than planned. In the gig world, that means you stay in control of your hours and don't burn yourself out.

One of the perks of gig life? Flexibility that W2 workers can only dream of! Experiment with different shifts – try out early mornings, late nights, weekdays, and weekends. Find a rhythm that fits with your life.

3. Track your time and earnings

Time tracking is your gig work ally, helping you understand how you use your work hours, optimize your workday, and keep you in the loop on your progress. This allows you to fine-tune your strategies for better results in the ever-changing gig world.

Gig workers often struggle to track earnings from various platforms. Different platforms may have different payment schedules, and reporting methods, making it difficult to maintain a clear overview of your total income. This can make budgeting more difficult for gig workers who rely on their income from various sources.

This is where apps like Moves come to the rescue. Moves consolidates earnings from various platforms into one account, simplifying income tracking and budgeting. The app also logs gig time and mileage, offering financial clarity and reduced income management stress.

4. Turn waiting time into uptime

We've all been there, waiting for customers or deliveries. Don't just twiddle your thumbs. Make the most of these breaks – answer messages, check emails, or set personal milestones.

Better yet, use this time to check out gig work content from influencers like @Mr.Betonyou, @Hannibalishungry, and @DashingTrader. These content creators share a goldmine of tips, tricks, and learnings to help you earn more and discover new opportunities. Dive into their content to level up your gig knowledge to make the most of your time.

5. Safety first – But don't forget you!

It may seem like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised how many gig workers don't put their well-being first. Overworking can lead to exhaustion and burnout. You're not a robot. Prioritizing your well-being ensures you stay healthy and maintain your high-quality service for your customers.

Several gig apps have enforced driving limits to keep both drivers and riders safe. Uber and Lyft require all drivers to take a 6-hour break after 12 hours of driving. GrubHub and DoorDash apply driving limits to certain states where required by local regulations.

Keep yourself well-rested, hydrated, and energized with breaks. After all, you're the hero behind the wheel and your well-being matters.


🌟 Join us for an exclusive gig work event coming to Cleveland in November!

We're excited to announce an intimate event hosted by the Moves team – the hearts and 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§.

If you're in or around the Cleveland area, you won’t want to miss this.

What to expect:

  • 🍽️ Enjoy a mouthwatering sit-down meal, our treat

  • 🤝 Meet and exchange ideas with fellow gig workers who share your passion and experiences

  • 🚗 Score a free car wash voucher (because your hardworking vehicle deserves a little pampering too)

  • 📱The chance to win a brand new Google Pixel 7 (128G)

RSVP below to secure your spot. We can’t wait to meet you!

Platform buzz & gig economy updates

‘Retirement Savings for Americans Act’ reintroduced in Congress which can make retirement savings accessible for gig workers

A bipartisan bill called the "Retirement Savings for Americans Act (RSAA)" has been reintroduced in Congress and now has support from major corporations and industry leaders, including Uber, DoorDash, Goldman Sachs, and SHRM. The RSAA aims to help low- and middle-income Americans save for retirement by creating a new program offering portable, tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts with federal government matching contributions for eligible workers. This has the potential to make retirement savings accessible to gig workers and part-time employees.

Judge rules New York City can raise minimum wage for Uber, Grubhub, DoorDash workers

A judge in New York City ruled that Uber, DoorDash, and Grubhub can’t block the city's mandated pay raise for app-based food delivery workers. The ruling allows city regulators to increase the minimum wage for these workers, who were previously earning an average of $11 per hour. This wage will rise to $17.96 immediately and to $19.96 by 2025, adjusted for inflation. This decision provides New York City gig workers with a more stable source of income.

Delivery drivers say they're being deactivated on gig platforms with little warning or recourse

Gig workers on platforms like Instacart, DoorDash, and Uber Eats face frequent unexplained deactivations, often for minor issues. They have limited options for reactivation, typically involving arbitration or email appeals. Some deactivations seem arbitrary, and some workers are advocating for legislation like Seattle's, which requires human review in deactivation decisions.

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

Accumulate stock rewards§ automatically while refueling your car, grocery shopping, dining out and more. Simply download the Moves app and set up your Moves Spending Account for free.

With Moves, you can effortlessly track your earnings and weekly cash flow, all while earning stock rewards towards the companies you work with. Download Moves, link your gig apps, and watch the rewards stack up!

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