Episode 31: Markesha Miller’s Journey from Corporate Grind to Thriving Gigster
Part 1 of this 2 part episode!
Three years ago, after two decades of a successful corporate career, Markesha transitioned into the gig economy full time.
Like so many other independent employees, Markesha is motivated by having the freedom and flexibility to work around her life. Now, more than ever, It’s important for her to be able to stay at home with her child who has disabilities and support her in attending school virtually. And, since she’s perfected her system, she is able to earn the extra money she needs to support her family’s lifestyle.
Join us as she shares the lessons she’s learned to enable her to be a thriving gigster in today’s gig economy.
It’s not an easy journey…
When Markesha first dove into the gig economy, she had to leave the comforts of her corporate gig. With no one to help her, she had to figure it out on her own!
Starting with Postmates, she quickly learned that there were many other platforms that offered the same flexibility and so she started to check them out.
After a couple months, she began accepting work for Instacart and GrubHub, but again, still didn’t have access to the tools and information to help her be as effective as possible and maximize her earning potential.
Driving around San Diego forced her to quickly learn more efficient ways to choose and manage the work available to her on these platforms.
Using her lessons, we’ve distilled down a few tips and tricks to help you get started! Even if you’ve been doing this for awhile, there’s bound to be a thing or two that will help you earn more.
What can YOU start doing today to thrive?
The key to success is creating and maintaining your system. Remember, as a gigster, you are your own business and need to manage your expenses to remain profitable. So set your goals and follow through!
Tips for Instacart Shoppers:
- Pick your orders carefully
- Check what’s on the order
- Shop at stores you know
- Work on other platforms in between orders
- Avoid cancellations
Together (WE) Thrive