Juggling Between Uber, Lyft and Instacart – Is it Really Worth it? – classic

Are these apps entrepreneurs’ dreams or future nightmares? Am I setting my own schedule driving Uber, Lyft and Instacart while working on other business goals? Or, am I becoming a modern-day slave with someone constantly monitoring my activity?

Hi again, this is Coach Carl and I wanted to reach out to all my fellow Smartphone Application Workforce (SAW) Entrepreneurs around the world. There was a time my dream was to be a successful online marketer as an owner and lead Investigator of Courthouse Investigative Agency (CIA). CIA is a licensed Private Investigative Agency here in the state of Florida. Yet work has come in sporadically, depending on the economy or the time of the year, postponing the fulfillment of the dream.

I have always looked for ways as a self-employed businessman for alternative ways to make additional income to supplement what is lacking. So, I signed up with Uber, Lyft and Instacart quite some time ago. Being from Brooklyn, NY, I made a living while being an entrepreneur as a cab driver. I started driving cab back in 1997 and have seen how the transportation industry has changed for us drivers, as well as how we interact with passengers.

As you may already know, Uber and Lyft made major changes on how drivers and passengers do business together. As a driver, I knew the impact for drivers would be its demise. And passenger loyalty would improve dramatically. Saying this due to the years of bad customer service and no accountability by drivers of the transportation industry. As a driver, I knew the impact for drivers would be its demise.

Times have changed and we along with them. Now drivers are more accountable with these smartphone apps monitoring them. Shoppers and the delivery industry have emerged. Passengers and customers can give feedback via ratings and assess us every day. I am wondering if I am setting up my own schedule between these apps or am I setting up myself for them to monitor and assess me daily.

But I must say there are times when Smartphone Application Workforce (SAW) developers like Uber, Lyft and Instacart can be a blessing for entrepreneurs. They provide income to those who may be struggling to pay their bills while still working on that dream of success to build a business from the ground. The SAW apps allow us time to breathe while we juggle the pieces of our dream come together. They provide a certain freedom to those who want to work as entrepreneurs. That is, self-employed as opposed to having that daily job under an employer.

Entrepreneurs are a unique group of the human race. We come from all backgrounds and levels of classes and education. We are people who understand that you can be one step away from success and must not give up on a well-thought-out dream. Persistence is our trait and we know what we work for and work to achieve our goals. The SAW apps, though, are like waiving a carrot on a stick in front of you. You will remain one step from the goal, unless you learn to juggle smart between them.

SAW is a fairly new phenomenon. It gives entrepreneurs the freedom to set their own schedule. It gives the option to make a living with the use of modern day technology, i.e. smartphones. This leads to a question with the automation of labor jobs around the world. Do you see most of the workforce in the future being some part of the Smartphone Application Workforce? More and more people sign up for the freedom of setting their own hours to work. We just have to remember that those hours also bind us by acceptance rates and sanctions.

For better or worse, companies like Uber, Lyft and Instacart and other rideshare and delivery apps are forces to be reckoned with as the workforce of the world changes through the use of technology.

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