Have you ever heard the phrase get the right tool for the job? Well, that’s what this page is for, helping you get the right tools to help you be the best Takl Provider you can be. Below is a list of electronics, goods and other recommended items to help make your job as a Takl Provider way easier.
The items below are not required for you to be a Provider but just help in the gig. If you want a full list of requirements to be a Takl Provider check out our review for Takl. On the items below if you choose to buy them we at WerkQuik make a small percentage of each purchase. They however are not anymore expensive then they would typically be. If you have any questions please see our full disclosures.
So that you do not have to waste a ton of time reading through this page we do have a glossary below and for most items, we will give multiple item suggestions. In our reviews, we only give 5 but like a preacher, on Thursday night we time now lol. This is from our expertise in the gig economy, we believe these are the best products you could choose.
Recommended Items For Takl Providers
- Automotive Accessories
-Covers & Mats
– Driver Comfort & Support
-Safety & Utility
- Bluetooth Headsets
- Car Charges & Cables
- Dash Cams
- Educational Items
- Job Equipment
– Cleaning & Housekeeping
– Handyman & Assembly
- Personal Protection
- Phone Mounts
1. Automotive Accessories
Covers & Mats
Since nearly all of your time with rideshare will be driving its smart to make it an enjoyable experience. Here are a few car accessories that will keep your car cool and clean.
The worst thing about driving in the summer is the heat and especially burning your hand on a burning hot steering wheel. This cover is great for keeping your steering wheel cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Plus being black & white it goes with most everything.
These seat covers help keep your car clean and protect your seats. Also, it goes with the steering wheel cover!
Floor mats are essential in keeping your car clean with any gig economy job. These affordable and versatile mats can be used with Uber, Lyft and pretty much any other gig you try. The price on these are killer too.
Driver Comfort & Support
Driving for many can be exhausting and if you are doing a lot of it these cushions can be very helpful.
Safety & Utility
While you won’t be driving a ton with Rover I wanted to include these items just in case you wanted to look at them. I think the following items are extremely helpful safety-wise & utility-wise.
Key or Important Item Locator [GPS Tile]
Never lose your keys again!
The worst feeling is not being able to find your keys when you get like a 5x multiplier ride and tearing your house apart. Attach a tile tracking device to your keys and you will know where they are 24/7. I personally hate the idea of being tracked but you are already tracked by your cell phone company this is just letting you get an advantage from that tracking.
EMERGENCY Road Kit With Jumper Cables & First Aid Kit
In the unfortunate case that your car’s battery is down having jumper cables is imperative. This case from AAA has jumper cables, first aid equipment, and even a basic flashlight. This is great to have in your car.
The first aid will likely be helpful as you never know how people are entering your car. They could be bruised and beaten.
The Easiest Ice Scraper You Will Ever Use
Now I come from the Midwest in Ohio and its snow season pretty much November till April. If you get a call early in the morning before you can clean off your car you will either be pretty late or driving pretty dangerously until your heat knocks off the ice. That is until now. This scrape A Round ice scraper thing is absolutely awesome. This is an absolute necessity if you live north of the Mason Dixon Line.
Talking about the cold if your car breaks down and its cold that’s no good. So here’s a blanket you could keep in your car. I’ve always done this for this reason and in case I go on a long drive my passenger can sleep. I’m just really a big blankets fan. These are some of my favorite kinds of blankets too.
2. Bluetooth Headsets
Honestly one of the best inventions ever. Growing up in the ’90s & ’00s these were viewed as absurdly nerdy but they are SUPER convenient! Plus now these Bluetooth devices are perceived as less nerdy as they’ve become cooler and slicker.
These Bluetooth headsets are extremely handy if you want to listen to music or talk to someone while walking dogs. With a headset both of your hands are free so you don’t have to fumble with your phone in your hands and you can better control the dogs you are walking.
Optional Dual Ear Headset
This is my preference when it comes to Bluetooth headsets. These LG headsets are super sleek and sometimes I even forget I am wearing them. If you are in an intense conversation or don’t wanna listen to the people around you, you can put in both ears. If you still want to listen to a bit just keep one ear in and one out. I suggest doing the one in and one out approach when walking dogs so you can still be aware of your surroundings.
One Ear Bluetooth Headset
If you are into small one ear Bluetooth headphones these are the ones for you. Personally, I don’t trust them as they are too small and can’t go both ears. However, I have used Plantronics before in sales. I figure if they are making headsets for sales then all their headsets are probably pretty good. Also, this style reminds me of an early 2000s businessman to be honest.
Apple Airpod Bluetooth Headset
Finally, if you are an Apple fanboy I can say Apple AirPods are actually really cool. The sound with these bad boys are great and they are barely detectable. In addition, these AirPods are charged simply by putting them back in their case. This version’s case is pretty bland but you can get really cool looking skins to make it your own.
Here is an example of AirPod skins that are also protective cases so you don’t get that signature broken Apple product look (lol). If you don’t like the look of this skin click here for a full list.
3. Car Charges & Cables
Having your phone charged is very important in this day and age especially when doing gig economy jobs. While walking dogs you will be expected to send pictures of a person’s dog to them. Can’t do that very well with a dead phone. One of the best places to charge your phone while walking a dog is your car.
In addition, car chargers are super important for other gig economy jobs as well so it’s a good investment. Below are the charger and three types of cords, USB, USB type C & iPhone cords. Plus a super-cord with all the outlets in one!
USB C cable
This is for newer android phone and ironically newer Apple laptops too.
This is for newer Apple iPhones
This can be very helpful for having all outlets however your Cargo vending machine does have other charging cords in it so it could cut into sales.
Supercord – All Outlets
This can be very helpful for having all outlets however your Cargo vending machine does have other charging cords in it so it could cut into sales.
Many new phones do not have aux ports (looking at you iPhones) but many do and if I had to rely strictly on the radio for entertainment I’d go mad. Below are some items for entertainment you should consider when doing Lyft.
Aux Cord For iPhone
Obviously this is not a cord, however, this will act like an aux cord so people with iPhones can listen to music in older cars without Bluetooth integration.
4. Dash Cams
In sales, we call it CYOA (Cover Your Own Ass), make sure you are not at fault and that’s what a dash cam is good for. With a Dashcam, you will have video evidence of a crash to prove your innocence. With you driving a ton with Takl having one of these is very helpful.
The model below is an entry level Dashcam.
Below is an upgraded model. It is a higher end but as my dad always said, you get what you pay for. With this Dash Cam, you will get a higher quality video, more discreet video and wide lens which covers nearly the whole road.
5. Educational Items
With most Gig economy jobs you generally have a little bit of time to sit around in between runs or orders. With Takl, this is true as well so here’s some reading material for between gigs.
Below are some books to help you get more tips and really are great for your life. If you read this you should be able to get higher tips and genuinely live a happier life
This is a book I recommend to 100% of my friends in relationships and often to random strangers. If you could read one book on relationships this would be it. Used copies are as cheap as $3.99 and if you hate reading there is a FREE audiobook on youtube.
My ultimate recommendation for a book is the Bible. Even if you’re not a Christian you owe it to yourself to understand what’s going on with your soul. I found this version on Amazon for under $3 new and under $1 used. If you want a FREE bible click this link.
6. Job Equipment
The most important tools for the job are obviously “the tools for the job”. Without the following tools or something similar, you will not be able to tackle the job you are given (pun intended). I have separated this section into the top four most popular job categories on Takl. Depending on the job you may need more but for most jobs having these tools should get you by.
Remember for every job on Takl you are required to bring your own equipment!
6-1. Cleaning & Housekeeping
These are essential items to have in your home for good cleanliness and hygiene. You should have these items but if not here are a few good home cleaning products that are affordable and pretty high quality.
Vacuum – For Carpet
Vacuums can be rather expensive so I included two. The shark is a little more expensive but higher quality than the Bissell. The shark will be a bit better at picking up pet hair and picking up dirt. Both of these items are free shipping!
Mop – For Dry Floors & Tile
Keeping your dry floors and tile clean is extremely important and a mop is just the tool you will need for doing that. I have included two variations for you to pick from. A traditional mop and a spray mop. The latter is much easier to use in my opinion.
A big thing with cleaning and housekeeping is dusting. Below are a few tools for dusting that are Amazon recommended.
If your clients aren’t very used to having their house cleaned they will look for the most obvious details to see if you did a good job. One of the easiest ways to make sure they think you did good is to leave their house smelling good. That can be done with some Febreeze.
6-2. Handyman & Assembly
For Handyman work, you should not need a ton just a solid set of tools. The below toolset should work for most jobs.
If you are choosing to haul for other folks for money it is probably best to have a truck or van. However, you could get by with a trailer if you wanted. If you want to do that here is a trailer even a Prius can haul.
This particular trailer is 300lbs so can be hauled by even the smallest of cars. With that said if you have a very small car the most you could haul is 700lds but most cars could haul about 1,700lbs more.
If you are getting the above trailer you will also need a class 1 trailer hitch (which is good up to 2000lbs). Chances are it is not currently on your car but check before you buy one.
With this hitch, you will need wiring to connect the trailer to your car’s battery. This will give your trailer power to its brake lights.
Finally, you will need a ball for your trailer to lock onto. This one is fairly affordable but good quality.
Lawncare is a big area of business for Takl and it could be big business for you too. For lawn care, you are going to need a few things which I have below.
Obviously, you will need a lawnmower. I suggest a gas powered as you will probably be mowing a lot of long grass with not a ton of time to charge your tool’s batteries. The other suggestion is a trimmer/edger for making sure the whole lawn gets cut, even the places a mower can’t reach.
The items below are to make sure your tools stay in proper shape. The lumberjack that sharpens his ax before chopping wood will get more done than the guy cutting with a dull ax. Same principle with lawncare, sharpen your lawnmower blades and cutting will be easier and you can get more done.
7. Personal Protection
I personally believe the gig economy is very safe but if you’re in a shady neighborhood you may feel safer caring some protection. I am a very strong supporter of the 2nd amendment and believe the only person that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy (or gal) with a gun. However, not everyone feels comfortable with a firearm so below are some products you can use for protection.
You never know what kind of neighborhood you will be entering and having some protection can be helpful.
This list is from most affordable to most expensive however all are good.
First on the list is your typical mace spray. Mace is really no joke and will take down or at least stop a pretty big foe. However, there is not a ton of intimidation factor. The first product is very affordable (under $10) for you cheapasses (lol) and the second one is a little more expensive but a better brand (in my opinion).
Second is a little more expensive and it’s essentially mace but this Mace looks like a gun. The orange tip signals to law enforcement it’s not a real gun but most criminals most likely won’t be so in the know. Many times just pulling a gun is enough to intimidate would-be attackers to flee so the gun resemblance really adds to the defensive value.
My final suggestion might come as a shock to you (pun fully intended) but I can guarantee its steep price tag carries a lot of value. Pepper spray will hurt an attacker but if someone is trained and pretty big it might not take them down. With this taser, the biggest of guys are going down plus the gun resemblance really adds to the defensive value
8. Phone Mounts
Gotta tell the truth personally I don’t use phone mounts when I drive. So I’m not even taking my own medicine (lol). I’m just a merc. If you’ll buy it I’m willing to sell it.
All jokes aside tho phone mounts aren’t for everyone but for those not born with a phone in their hand they are very helpful. Here are a few of my suggestions based on my research of phone mounts.
Air Vent Clip Mount
This first phone mount is placed in your air vents with a vice grip like device. This should make it fairly stable and it’s pretty affordable. With a 4.5 star rating, I’m guessing they work pretty well.
I’m not a big phone mount fan but I know a lot of people are. I think this looks like a great phone mount and the reviews are very good (4.5/5). This mount, in particular, seems super easy to use and remove your phone from. This help as its easy to take your phone down to put in an address then set it back to drive on.
One customer went as far to say “This is the best idea for cell phones since sliced bread.”
Wireless Charging Mount
This is a really cool concept. This mount holds your phone and wirelessly charges it at the same time. I have a friend with one of these and he loves it!