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I love the flexibility to set my own schedule. As my own boss, I have the option to do what I want, when I want, where I want. And I appreciate the opportunity to make that extra income so I have a rainy day fund that will help me pay for school. I like having control over my future — I see a bright future ahead for me.

Bryan R.

Tacoma DoorDash

My wife and I have a new baby and we both work full-time. This is something I can do in my free time, when I wake up early, or we can do together, after work or on weekends. The supplemental income I earn helps us cover daily expenses or extras for our family, and still have additional money to save for going back to school.

Eddie E.

Tacoma DoorDash

As a single mom, I need to be there when my daughters need me. DoorDash gives me that flexibility to work whenever I want and the security knowing that I can still work and support my family financially. Now I’m teaching my kids about work ethic and that a girl on her own can support and take care of her family and herself if she just tries. This is the best choice I’ve made in a long time.

Stefanie R.

Spokane DoorDash

Working on a set schedule is nearly impossible for me between taking care of my elderly grandmother and dealing with my health issues. However, shopping with Instacart, I have the flexibility to choose when, where and how much I work. That means I don’t have to choose between putting myself and my family or my job first — I can make time for both.

Jeremy A.

Seattle Instacart

As a freelance photographer, my schedule is constantly changing. I love that shopping with Instacart provides me with the freedom and flexibility to earn on my terms. That means I can take on freelance work, spend time with family, and work to live rather than live to work.

Jason R.

Seattle Instacart

I've been a shopper with Instacart for over 7 years now. The flexibility shopping provides has allowed me to focus on the important things in life. I can work part-time at the children's museum, volunteer at the school my husband teaches at, or stay home and tend to my garden — and it's all on my time! Not to mention the additional income has allowed my husband and I to plan exciting vacations and other fun activities.

Heidi M.

Lynnwood Instacart

My daughter recently had a baby and is returning to work. I need a flexible schedule so I can be a grandma and babysit my grandkids. With Lyft, I can be independent and set my own hours so I can be there for my family.

Mui C.

Seattle Lyft

Everyone talks about the American dream and being your own boss is a pillar of the American dream. Driving with Lyft gives me that independence. As a full-time student, I can go out on the road when I want, without conditions, and make enough money to pay my bills. That is so important, especially at this time in my life.

Babs K.

Kenmore Lyft

I started dashing to supplement my income after losing one of my jobs recently. As a caregiver for my aunt who's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, working on a fixed schedule is difficult. DoorDash gives me control over my own time so that I can prioritize my family without sacrificing any income.

Eleece E.

Tacoma DoorDash

I love being an independent contractor, I love the freedom and flexibility of driving with Uber. After working in construction as a welder, I made driving my full-time job now for three years because I love being my own boss and being able to do what I want, when I want.

Nathan B.

Seattle Uber

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