Today in America and across much of the world, there exist predatory lending institutions which are happy to give short-term loans at high interest rates to essentially anyone. The most common and obvious example is the payday loan. If you drive through “the wrong part of town,” you will see these on at least as… Continue reading Micro-Gigs
I watched this video in order to cultivate some skepticism in myself, and it has proven impossible to shake the argument it makes. Best case scenario, if you work late nights and work a lot, you are still barely breaking even with the miles you are putting on your car. If you don’t have a… Continue reading Ridesharing is a Scam
Sacramento is a sprawling metropolis, like a spoked wheel with eight freeways reaching 40 miles out from the city core up to the mountains and out across the valley. This spoked wheel suggested a strategy; people are like a tide moving in towards the center, and later out from the center. I started my day… Continue reading My First Night with Lyft and Uber ($225.86)
The first gig apps I want to try out are the obvious ones; Lyft and Uber. I recently bought a three-year old Honda Civic. I did it partially with this in mind. This was the best equilibrium-point I could find between low long-term operating cost and low depreciation based on age while staying within budget.… Continue reading Getting Ready for Lyft and Uber
I was 14 when I had my first gig. I was suddenly DJ-CJ and making well over $100/hour… every once in a while. Today, things are different. There are any number of apps which will pay you to do work for them whenever you feel like it. This offers enormous flexibility and freedom alongside job-security and the… Continue reading Why Gigs?