Here’s what’s trending among Uber, Lyft, on-demand workers on SherpaShare Pulse

What would a driver owned company look like? Will what happened in Austin happen in other cities? Meet a newly out-of-work Austin driver. Left behind cell phone question. Pride for a new Lyft jacket. Question about retirement benefits as an Uber or Lyft driver. And more.

We pulled some of the most popular driver conversations from the past 24 hours. For the latest up-to-date threads, check out SherpaShare Pulse or view the blog widget (right column on website).

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What would a driver owned company look like….

Uber Driver Owned Company SherpaShare Thread

Will what happened in Austin happen in other cities?…

Thoughts on Uber Lyft Austin News SherpaShare Thread

Meet a newly out-of-work Austin driver… Continue reading “Here’s what’s trending among Uber, Lyft, on-demand workers on SherpaShare Pulse”

An Uber Tip Sign in Every Car

A major part of the Uber settlement was Uber agreeing to allow drivers to put small signs in their cars to the tune of: “Tips are not included or necessary but are appreciated”.

We want to help every Uber driver in the country have a great looking tip sign. As a SherpaShare member, you can now order a free tip decal from SherpaShare. The pre-order decals are limited. Pre-order here.

If you’re not a SherpaShare member, you’ll first need to create a free account here.

Ask Me Anything with @HippyChick: A transcript

Here is the transcript from @HippyChick’s Q&A on Pulse on Tax filing! @HippyChick has been a tax preparer for the last many years and wanted to share some of her knowledge with our Pulse Community Continue reading “Ask Me Anything with @HippyChick: A transcript”

Next Up on Pulse: Sarah Kessler answers your questions on Gig Work

From Sarah Kessler's Fast Company Article, "Could minimum wage work in the gig economy?" April 6, 2016
From Sarah Kessler’s Fast Company Article, “Could minimum wage work in the gig economy?” April 6, 2016

We’ve got more independent work experts and celebrities joining us exclusively on our Pulse app to answer your questions. Next up: HippyChick is answering your tax questions on Thursday April 14th,  Sara Kessler from Fast Company talking about Gig Work next Wednesday April 20th.

Submit questions on Pulse, learn more on the Events page.

Pulse Q&A with Derek from sharedeconomycpa.com

SherpaShare's CPA answers 1099 Tax Questions for Drivers
SherpaShare answers 1099 Tax Questions for Uber, Lyft Drivers

Derek hosted an Ask Me Anything session on Pulse on both Friday and Monday. Here is the transcript.. All of Derek’s answers are highlighted! Continue reading “Pulse Q&A with Derek from sharedeconomycpa.com”

Quick Poll: 80% say that, all things equal, they’d prefer to drive for Lyft

We love polling our community of independent workers and drivers to get the pulse of driver public opinion and how it’s changing. For example, last week we published our multi-week survey (in the thousands of respondents) that showed drivers want diverse options and flexibility.

Storylines for the on-demand worker or rideshare driver can often be dominated by the very vocal minority and often don’t reflect a true picture of reality. Our community of tens of thousands of drivers represent the full spectrum of on-demand work!

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Ask our CPA: Your 1099 tax filing questions answered

Starting today on our SherpaShare Pulse app, we’ll have a series of free tax tips question and answer sessions. The goal: Help you get all of your tax questions answered and maximize your deductions before taxes are due on April 18th.

Here’s the calendar of sessions, exclusively on the free SherpaShare Pulse app (iOS) followed by the list of questions that have been asked so far.

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Chariot for Women: Boston’s Women ONLY Rideshare company

We had read from some of Pulse’s women drivers about a new rideshare company being launched in Boston that is ONLY for women drivers and women and children passengers. We decided to take a look at Chariot for Women Continue reading “Chariot for Women: Boston’s Women ONLY Rideshare company”