What: GoShare connects people who have trucks and muscles with consumers who need help with moving or delivery 

Expected pay: $33 – $66 per hour, plus tips

Husl $core: $$$$

Where: Select major cities

Requirements: Drivers

  • Over the age of 18 and have a valid state-issued ID
  • Be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Have a car, truck or cargo van that’s less than 15 years old
  • An iPhone or Android capable of running the latest GoShare app
  • A driver’s license and clean driving and criminal record
  • Auto and health insurance
  • Ability to lift and carry objects of up to 75 pounds
  • Must pay for and pass a background check. Cost $45 ($150 if in N.Y.). This fee is non refundable. No felonies or violent misdemeanors in the past 7 years

Requirements: Helpers/Couriers

  • Over the age of 18 and have a valid state-issued ID
  • Be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Have a vehicle that’s less than 15 years old
  • Pass a background check (which you pay for as noted above). No felonies or violent misdemeanors in the past 7 years
  • Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Have an iPhone or Android capable of running the current GoShare app
  • Must have a checking account to receive direct deposits

Review:

GoShare’s payment formula promises a great hourly wage — as much as $66 per hour for drivers, depending on the type of vehicle you drive. “Helpers/Couriers” don’t need a truck, but do need a passenger vehicle that’s less than 15-years old to meet the site’s insurance requirements. Helpers/Couriers earn between $33 and $47 per hour.

Drivers and helpers also keep 100% of their tips. 

The job is clearly physically demanding but for someone with a clean background and some serious muscles, this could be a great opportunity to make vastly more than minimum wage.

Why then, do we give this opportunity just four $$$$? Because there are a few items in the terms that concern us.

One is that drivers/helpers pay for their own background check up-front and that fee is non-refundable. Second is that if you break any of the customer’s stuff, you could be liable for up to $1,000 in damages.

Naturally, you’re going to be careful, but stuff happens. It would be a serious bummer to sign on for a two-hour job, for which you get about $120 and end up owing several times your pay because something was damaged. 

Recommendations:

We like the lucrative work, but suggest you buy your own commercial lines insurance policy to cover accidental damages before signing up with this app. You can also find lucrative moving jobs with Truxx, BuddyTruk and HitchIt

What their drivers say:

Drivers have given the app great reviews, however they’re all on GoShare-controlled accounts, so maintain an ounce of skepticism.

You can find the video testimonials here: https://www.goshare.co/helpers/

 

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