One of the first questions someone asks as soon as they’ve determined they want to work in the gig economy is, “where should I work”? This is under the assumption that you can only work one gig at a time. So the obvious question arises…
Can you work two gigs at one time?
Yes, you can work two gigs at once or at least be signed on two platforms at once. You do that by doing the following…
- Log on to both apps
For this example, we will use rideshare. So you will log onto Uber & Lyft at the same time.
- Wait for fares or jobs on both apps
You will get pings for both apps when a job arises.
Being on one app does not stop the other from working.
- Accept a fare or job on one app
Whenever you get a gig or job opportunity you’d like to do accept it.
- Sign off app you didn’t accept the job on
This keeps you from getting a negative acceptance rating on the app you don’t accept the gig or ping.
- Complete fare or job
- Sign back on the app you logged off
Why would you want to work two gigs at once?
You would obviously want to work two gigs at once to make more money, how though?
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Sometimes in times of low demand it makes sense to turn on multiple apps. This way you can reduce your time between jobs and improve your pay.
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In times of high demand, you can take advantage of the surge or other bonuses offered by gig economy companies. During this, you can turn on both apps or more than one to accept only the gig opportunity you think will pay the most.
Is it a good idea to work two gigs at once?
Yes, I 100% recommend it depending on the situation.
For more information on why I actually made a blog post about it. Please check that out.
Pro-Tip: If working two gigs at once I recommend they both be in a similar industry to make the switch being easy. For example, doing DoorDash & Postmates or Uber & Lyft at the same time. That way you’re not having to transition from something entirely different like going from picking people up in Uber to picking up scooters with Lime.