Quit and Do You: Rebroadcast*

New Year, New Motivations.

It’s the beginning of a new year and many of us promised ourselves to take it to the next level for the new year, last year.  This time most of us are ready, some of us have even painted ourselves in a corner to force us to get it done. Commitment devices aside, it’s sometimes hard working for less than we’re worth or those undeserving of our abilities.  We have the confidence, the skill-set and some of us even have the money to get started in a our own business.  Is now the time to “Quit and Do You” ?  This is a Re-broadcast, now seems a good time as any to take a look at some tips on whether or not to jump ship and venture out on your own.

-Miles.

The Uber Lady Charlotte

The Uber Lady Charlotte

Interview with The Uber Lady Charlotte.

Uber Lady Charlotte
Uber Lady Charlotte

In this episode an interview with The Uber Lady Charlotte, she offers some insight into being an Uber driver and from the perspective of being a woman.  She’s on her hustle and grind, and has a big heart.  What it’s like to be an Uber driver, how she makes the most of her time and money by targeting everyone from “walk of shame” passengers to church goers.  Although she has a big heart, she puts up with no bullsh*t, and yes, she’ll still rate you 5 stars.  Uber Lady Charlotte also maintains a YouTube channel where she uploads everything from advice for Uber newbies to stories about her colorful days.  Her YouTube channel is interesting and funny with a bit of seriousness, luckily for passengers, she doesn’t take herself too seriously and enjoys what she does.

 

-Miles.

The GiG Economy. Hustle Money.

The New GiG Economy. What was old is brand new, again.

GiGs were typically the label musicians and other pay to perform types of self directed workers put on their jobs. GiGs are temporary, task based, no ties, reputation dependent and required a specialist of sorts to get it done.  GiGs sometimes require a mercenary mindset with the drive of a hustler.  There are no allegiances, honorary commitments, no bonuses (most times), no overtime, profit sharing… simply no frills.  Just do this task well, get paid move on to the next.

Traditional Underground GiG Economy.

GiG’s that have been around and will be around millenia after millenia…  DJ’s and Emcees, Catering, Personal Anything, Movers, Musicians, Dressmaking, Construction, Mechanics, Taxis, Painter, Artwork and the list goes on.  Now today we have Personal Coaches, SEO Marketers, Videographers, Web Designers, Publicists, Application Developers, Design Engineers, Uber Drivers and more.

As of late, the internet and apps have taken to breaking down old, established standards and filling gaps of up to date needs.  With access to online and the availability to create apps, the ability to teach yourself something new, adapt and offer a service regardless of how whether or not the old standards are met. The newest thing in the economy is the oldest thing, and that is the hustle mentality.  Taking on task based assignments for a fee. Clean, efficient and straightforward.  Best of all, how much success you have or money you make depends on how much hustle you have even more than ever before.  There are some caveats, taxes, insurance, and the investment of time and money.  Then there’s the regulators of course, better make sure you’re registered, licensed and so on where applicable.   Extras aside, people are making money in this GiG Economy, many out of losing their traditional jobs and now many that won’t go back to traditional work of trading hours for dollars.

-Miles.