One barrier to entry into the gig economy is that you need a car if you want to drive for Uber, Lyft, Postmates, Grubhub or the other services. And not just any car: it must be economical, reliable and meet the platform requirements. If you’re considering renting a car for rideshare, RSG contributor Gabe Ets-Hokin shares his experience using GM’s Maven Gig.
Rideshare driving isn’t for everybody, so I don’t try to recruit every person I meet. But when I do (very occasionally) try to turn a passenger into a driver (with my referral code, of course), they frequently tell me they don’t have a car. I tell them they don’t need one; in fact, as Harry’s recent podcast guest points out, it’s a bad idea to buy a new car for gig work, as most new workers quit in the first six months.