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Uber.... For Volunteering

Here's another way to use the concept behind Uber for something completely different... and useful.


Yesterday I talked about the idea of using the same technology as Uber for connecting a labor force of people willing to work with people who need work done. It was called Uber For Jobs. Today, I'm suggesting nearly the same thing, connecting people who need work with people with the time, skills and resources to do the job... as an unpaid volunteer.

This is a perfect adaptation of the core principles behind Uber. Anyone with spare time could use the App to let people know they are available for volunteer work, and anyone looking for volunteers could use the App to find people who are available right now to help out.

Uber... For Jobs. Find Day Labor Jobs Nearby

The core idea of Uber can be applied to a lot more than ride sharing.


If you think about it, what makes Uber so powerful is that it taps into a virtually unlimited workforce of people who have spare time and are willing to earn a few bucks by offering a ride. It's such a simple idea, but it changed the way people look at transportation. All a driver needs to do is tell the App they're available right now... which lets potential riders know you're ready.

This made me think of a few other ways Uber can be useful and one of the first things that came to mind was to take their model one step further. Since the core idea is that one group of people are telling the App they're available to hire for a ride, so a second group of people who need a ride can "hire" them to drive them,... [More]

Continue...Uber... For Jobs. Find Day Labor Jobs Nearby...

Uber needs a few more safety features.


Every day, millions of people use Uber to find a ride. Thankfully, just about every ride ends well, but once in a while we hear stories of rides that don't end well. Uber's solution is to provide an anonymous feedback system for people to share their experiences. Community feedback is a great way to weed out bad drivers, but because it's not mandatory, there's no system in place to insure that passengers arrived safely.

Unfortunately there have been a few really bad drivers involved in assaults and in one case a driver was discovered to be a serial killer.

It didn't take long for Uber to grow into a huge company. If they are going to continue growing, they need to do more to insure the safety of it's passengers... and it's drivers.... [More]

Continue...Uber Should Require Mandatory Feedback to Confirm Passengers Arrived Safely...

Uber For Services... Like Shovelling

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Need something done right now. Who can you call?


One of the reasons Uber is so popular right now is that connects people looking for something (a ride), to somebody nearby who is willing to offer it at that very moment. In a very short time they created an instant marketplace for people to offer their services to the public and the response has been overwhelmingly good.

To me, the next logical extension is for people to offer other services using the same interface. When a handyman or contractor has some free time, they go to the App and immediately pop up on the map so that people looking for their services can find them. They can specify a rate per job or per hour and let Uber handle the financial part of the transaction.

The services can be just about anything. For... [More]

Continue...Uber For Services... Like Shovelling...
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Remember the first time you got an overnight delivery?


We take it for granted, but when FedEx first started, It was revolutionary.

When they first started, it was pretty expensive, but people didn't mind. Their slogan was "When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight". They were banking on the fact that people who need a package overnight are willing to pay a premium. They were right. People hate waiting for things, and millions of people started sending packages overnight.

But what if you want something the same day? I think there are a lot of people who are willing to pay a premium to get same day delivery. The trouble is, there aren't enough delivery companies that can handle same day delivery, so same day delivery is limited to local stores and restaura... [More]

Continue...Uber Same Day Delivery. An Army of Drivers Ready to Deliver... ANYTHING!...
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When I first heard of Uber, the first thing that hit me was that the Uber concept would work well for just about any service.


The main reason Uber has been so successful has nothing to do with an increased demand for a taxi service. The real reason Uber took off is because it created an entirely new way for a pool of people to earn extra money by helping people who need something at that moment.

In Uber's case, just about anyone can offer rides by registering as a driver. When somebody needs a ride, they check the App for an available driver, and they pay Uber if they accept the ride, and Uber, in turn, pays the driver.

This made me think about some other services that could be offered the same way, where people register to provide a quick service, and Uber connects them... [More]

Continue...Uber For Translators. Find a Live Interpreter Near You....

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