Harry here. There’s no shortage of companies to work for in the on-demand economy, but one big name that has been gaining a lot of popularity lately is Amazon Flex. Today, RSG guest poster Laura M shares what it’s been like for her to work for Amazon Flex and compares it to her Uber, Lyft and DoorDash driving experience.
I started in the gig economy in February 2016 with Uber and Lyft. But for a change of pace, I decided to deliver a little food with DoorDash. Many of the articles I read on this blog suggested diversifying, so I decided to try Amazon Flex after reading about it right here.
It seems like during the winter months, people don’t go out as much, so they use Uber less right now. Uber has also slowly decreased earnings boosts out here as well as Power Driving Rewards. They did increase the rates, but UberPool is killing us in this area and you really can’t make a lot of money with Lyft out here (most people have never heard of it) unless you drive to San Francisco (an hour away).
I’ve also noticed that DoorDash has over-hired drivers, and when school lets out they really don’t offer as many incentives. When they do, you often have to jump through hoops to get them, and you still may not get them anyway. You sometimes get one order an hour (that’s $6 out here) and even with tips, it’s an incredibly low wage. So I decided I needed something more profitable.