HireAHelper connects movers with free time with consumers needing labor-only help
Expected pay: You set it
Commissions & fees: $100, plus 10% of labor fees over $500
Requirements: Moving industry certifications or licenses, background and drug checks, when requested. Workers’ compensation and liability insurance
HireAHelper allows movers to list their labor-only services for loading and unloading trucks, as well as more comprehensive moves.
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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.
How it works
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. In other words, if you bid $500 for a job, you’ll only get to keep $400.
Knowing the fees in advance makes it easy to factor 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. You can sign up for HireAHelper here.
We saw no complaints from movers, nor any red flags in this site’s terms and conditions. However, the site’s $100 minimum fee makes this a tough sell for small moves. The requirement that you have moving certifications also creates a hurdle for anyone who wants to engage in moving as a part-time gig.
But this could be a great way for a moving company to fill up worker down-time.
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What their users say
Trust Pilot has hundreds of reviews, mainly from consumers, and mainly positive.
However, we were unable to find truckers, who reviewed how well the site works for them. If you have experience working for HireAHelper, please hit up our comments section.