Wonolo connects consumers with flexible jobs in warehouse, delivery, administration, cleaning and general labor
Expected pay: minimum wage or more
Commissions & fees: NA
Where: Georgia, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Washington
Requirements: Smart phone; criminal background check, as well as any other background screenings required by a Wonolo employer.
Wonolo is a broad-based employment platform that primarily offers entry-level work in retail, warehouses, event staffing and administration. If you happen to be in the right market — near major cities and industrial centers outside of California — finding work is relatively simple.
How it works
You sign up, get daily postings of available jobs, which include what the job is and what it pays. You take the jobs that suit you.
Employers rate your performance at the end of a shift. The better your ratings and the more jobs you accept, the more likely you are to get additional work. Pay is generally sent to the worker within five days of completing an engagement.
The site also encourages employers to pick their “preferred Wonolers.” That allows workers and employers to build long-term relationships. If a Wonolo client hires a Wonolo worker, the client pays the platform a one-time fee.
Workers apparently get a piece of that fee, which is another plus.
Better yet, the site recently pledged to guarantee its workers a “living wage.” Living wages differ from minimum wage in that they’re calculated based on the cost of living in different cities. For instance, minimum wage in New York City is $15. But the “living wage,” according to MIT’s Living Wage Calculator, is $21.
Wonolo says that 75% of its freelance staff are paid a living wage today and it expected that 100% of the site’s workers will hit the generally higher living wage by the end of 2021. The site, which had some issues with poor customer support in its early years, also appears to have fixed those problems.
It is one of the better options to find warehouse, delivery, cleaning and other entry-level work.
Wonolo’s jobs are mostly entry level and not highly paid. But they don’t require vast quantities of experience, so most people can fill most positions.
If you cancel a shift with less than 12 hours notice the site will penalize you by lowering your worker rating. And you could be kicked off the platform, if it happens more than once. Companies are not penalized for cancelling shifts with relatively little notice, however.
Other options to consider in food service and general labor: Qwick and BlueCrew, if you have skills as a handyman or landscaper, JiffyOnDemand.
What their users say: (from the Apple App Store)
Wonolo is honestly a saving grace for people like myself who need to get work immediately and make some money instantly. Using Wonolo cuts out the whole long-term interviewing process. For my life and situation Wonolo has been extremely helpful and just what I need to get by. Wonolo has your back 100% as well. If you had a problem at work and you write them they will listen to your side.
The requesters really have no respect for their employees. You’re promised a total payout. But if the requester is done with you, they cut your hours and you don’t get paid the whole day. If you have a family emergency and don’t withdraw in 12 hours you get cut from work for a month. Pay out is 3-5 business days.
Choose your own schedule. At least 5 jobs posted a day. Great chance for bonuses and getting hired at the companies your temping for. Better to have car but most jobs are in the city
Friendly space to work. Also satisfied with the payment. Very helpful and caring team members. Learn a lot of skills.Very impressive and energetic and fast system.
Flexible schedule able to work at different locations…really convenient and decent pay for assignments and payed pretty quickly from the time you clock out!
With a wide range of job opportunities Wonolo is the best at helping to build responsible, and respectable, and reliable shift managers, with fastest work payout in my known/ knowing history! Don’t miss or ruin you hance to see what all the fuss is about, check out Wonolo today and know for yourself, you’ll be glad you did.
Not the most reliable way to earn a living, but flexibility makes up for that.
Its good for getting job skills from different parts of the job market, and work when you want to. But you will need two jobs to survive.
As a student living in the city over the summer, the flexibility offered by Wonolo enables me to design a personal work schedule that fits my needs. The ease of the payment system has also been great and unlike shiftgig (another staffing platform), I’ve been been paid on time for every job so far.
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