What: HireAHelper allows movers the ability to advertise labor-only work, setting their own rates and availability

Expected pay: generally between $30 and $90 per hour

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Commissions & fees: $100 per order, plus 10% of billed amounts over $500

Where: Nationwide

Requirements: Moving industry certifications or licenses required by the Department of Transportation or your state. Be willing to undergo background and drug checks, when the customer requests them. Hold appropriate workers’ compensation and liability polcies


HireAHelper allows movers to list their labor-only services for loading and unloading trucks, as well as more comprehensive moves. Although movers are expected to maintain their own insurance coverage for both liability, workers compensation and damage to customer goods, the site also has automatic coverage for minor damages. Customers may also buy more comprehensive coverage.

Movers bid on jobs, setting their own rates. Each job generally must be for a minimum of two movers for two hours. The site will impose a fee of $100 per order, plus 10% of any amount over $500. Knowing the fees in advance makes it easy to add them into your prices. Customers pay for the move in advance and must sign the mover’s invoice or call the site’s “payment release line” for movers to be paid by direct deposit.

We saw no complaints from movers, nor any red flags in this site’s terms and conditions. This could be a great way for a moving company to fill up worker down-time. If you’re a mover, also check out Citizen Shipper.

Individuals who want to make money moving people’s things, should check out Dolly and Bellhops. If you have a truck, also look into Truxx and GoShare.


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