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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Uber’s new rates are designed to make driver payout more consistent, but some say it has decreased their earnings

Uber's changes to its payment structure mean shorter trips will pay more, while longer fares may see a drop in driver payout.

I quit my job to work for myself 7 years ago — here are 5 key lessons I’ve learned

After working for herself for seven years, Jessica Thiefels has several helpful tips for people who want to quit the 9-to-5 to start a business.
Uber Eats drivers protesting a change in fee structure in September 2018.

Uber drivers are staging their first multi-city strike, and it’s a sign their anger over ‘exploitation’ is getting harder to ignore

Uber drivers will strike across multiple cities in the biggest protest against the cab-hailing firm to date in the UK. The action suggests Uber drivers are becoming better organised, despite having never meeting at pickup ranks or an office.

Gig workers are falling far behind on savings compared to regular employees, according to a study

A gig economy is an environment in which flexible, temporary positions are common.
On average, Uber and other ride-hailing drivers are earning less money that they were five years ago, according to a new study.

The gig economy pays just $828 a month — here’s why driving for Uber is no substitute for a full-time job

A new study by the JP Morgan Chase Institute indicates that the gig economy isn't paying off for most participants.
Deliveroo CEO Will Shu.

Deliveroo proposed a ‘charter’ to make its workers’ rights problem go away

Food delivery service Deliveroo is proposing a 'charter' that would outline what benefits an on-demand company could give its contractors without risking their self-employed status.

The gig economy is coming for your office job — here’s how it works for companies doing it already

The gig economy will be mainstream in the office within the next five years and life for employees is set to ‘fundamentally change', a CEO who works with 30% of the Fortune 100 told Business Insider.

YouTube is the most lucrative platform for creators — with Etsy and Instagram trailing behind

In 2016, content creators made a collective $3.2 billion from YouTube.
The wage gap persists, even in the gig economy.

Male Uber drivers earn 7% more than female drivers, and economists think there are 3 reasons why

Economists at Uber and Stanford looked at the gender wage gap among Uber drivers and observed a disheartening trend.