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Old 04-05-2016, 11:11 AM
 
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A little uber driving for me; only in the day and only a bit.

I do it for "Fun" and not to pay bills.
It varies. $15 an hour? If you are willing to do the time $100 a day would be typical but it can be more.

it is so variable it is hard to estimate and surge pricing makes a big difference. But it is easy work and i've met some great people.
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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Oops. I was responding to JM1982!
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Old 04-05-2016, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Thanks! ukgirl49. I've been curious about Uber and Lyft for a while but have never tried it before.
It seems to be better pay and more fun than working in a store or something. A lot more time flexibility too!
Glad it's working for you.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:35 PM
 
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Old 04-06-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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It varies. $15 an hour? If you are willing to do the time $100 a day would be typical but it can be more.

it is so variable it is hard to estimate and surge pricing makes a big difference. But it is easy work and i've met some great people.

ukgirl, do you have to do a lot of lifting of luggage and that type of thing?
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:10 PM
 
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As an Autistic individual, working a "full-time-normal" job has never been a realistic option. Being Autistic though, makes me extremely solution oriented. I have been the equivalent of side hustling my entire life. Current side hustles are gourmet jams with their jars decorated with beautiful polymer clay flowers and creatures. Everyone says "makes a great hostess gift." Also Autistic Pride jewelry, and jewelry for a nudist ranch. Saved some money dumpster diving, and finally close to finally getting my video blog up and started. Odds of making cash from it the first year are slim to none. After that, even if I make no money, tons to share [plus I can link it up to my other money-making sites.


I honestly believe that side hustling is one way that our country can become stronger for the lower and middle class and a great way to build compassion and cammaderie.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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ukgirl, do you have to do a lot of lifting of luggage and that type of thing?
I don't but I'm in a college town and that's not needed.

Get a current uber driver friend to refer you incidentally. My friend recruited me and she got $250 and I got $100 signing up bonus.
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:07 AM
 
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Here's one that I found....actually they found my resume and contacted me.
I thought it was a scam, but it "seems" realistic.
Personal virtual assistant: WELCOME INC


You have to click on the jobs tab.
"Sounds" like it may be a legit part time gig.
I may explore it.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Here's one that I found....actually they found my resume and contacted me.
I thought it was a scam, but it "seems" realistic.
Personal virtual assistant: WELCOME INC


You have to click on the jobs tab.
"Sounds" like it may be a legit part time gig.
I may explore it.
SCAM. Google the website and see the complaints. $2500 a month for 2-3 hours a day working from home? If it sounds too good to be true.......
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:57 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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My career has been in software development and I started looking into this thinking I might do a little here and there over the next few years to learn the ropes and maybe establish myself a little bit. Most of the freelance opportunities I have run across are scary low pay compared to going rates in the industry. I get it - there are a lot of things that you can have pretty much anyone code for you and there are people out there without industry experience that can do the work. It makes sense to do this for a lot of "grunt work" instead of having the higher priced developers do it. But the better paying gigs still seem to be coming down the old familiar pipelines.
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