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The future is here! The “gig economy” is a phrase used to describe the modern-day workplace where annual contracts are rare, people work several jobs at once, and folks are freelancers more than they are employees! Miami is a great place where you can embrace this type of lifestyle.

Miami is dense, young, and technologically inclined. If you have a license and a smart phone, you’re qualified to get some extra cash with another job! So, buckle up and take a look at some of our suggestions below.

1. Papa Pal

Papa is an on-demand service for seniors in need of a little help doing errands, getting around, or just in search of some companionship. Papa Pals get the luxury of flexible hours and no long-term commitments making it a perfect summer “gig”. Even greater than that, Papa offers people a chance to impact the lives of the elderly and make a positive difference.

Miami is notoriously difficult to navigate, so imagine what it must be like for seniors! The roadways are intimidating, and traffic is constantly bumper to bumper. We don’t want to let inconvenience and safe access prevent the elderly from living life outside of their homes. So, give Papa a call, join the team, and make money changing lives!

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2. Uber/Lyft

In case you haven’t noticed, no one rides in taxis anymore. Uber and Lyft have created a much cleaner, accessible, and overall enjoyable business model with their ride-hailing apps. Now the market is much improved for the consumer, and accessible for a provider. Applying for Uber or Lyft is as easy as sending a text.

You should beware of drunks and traffic jams, but overall, Uber and Lyft are great options to supplement your income stream.

3. Food Delivery

The food delivery business is no longer restricted to pizza boys. The emergence of DoorDash, Postmates, Uber East and several other startups have made almost every restaurant available for delivery. This is a great option for those who prefer the smell of delicious food over human interaction.

The pay can be a little inconsistent, but all it takes is a few good tips to make your shift a financial success!

4. E-Commerce

This last suggestion may come as a surprise but starting your own e-commerce website is not as intimidating as it sounds. Nowadays there are tons of resources available that explain the how and the where of starting your own e-commerce business. So now you can make and sell your own beauty products, knickknacks, or whatever you think the world needs!

Amazon has created an incredible online marketplace for both consumers and sellers. They offer storage facilities, shipping services, and a customizable dashboard to help manage your own Amazon product business. If you’re more of an independent soul then WordPress, SquareSpace, and Etsy are just a few options that can break you apart from the online behemoth that is Amazon.

 

Well, there you have it! The future is here and there are endless ways to make money without sitting in a cubicle all day making sales calls. Embrace the technology you have available and be your own boss! 

For more information about Papa, click here.

 

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