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Using Business Strategies to Make More Money

One of the most important differences between working as an independent contractor and an employee is your control over your work. You have more opportunities to let your business decisions influence your profitability.

With a business mindset, you can decide what makes the most sense for you. You can think in terms of strategies that maximize your potential.

This series of articles looks at four different types of decisions and strategies:

  • The big-picture decisions you make about how you will operate your business
  • Operational decisions about how and when you will work
  • How to make decisions about what opportunities to accept and which to decline
  • Tips to make decisions that fine-tune your earnings potential

Thinking in Terms of Business Strategies

Making Big Picture Decisions

The first set of decisions you must make relates to how you'll run your business. What kind of business will you run, and what are the overall opportunities available?

Operational Decisions

We also have to make decisions about how we'll do business. We need to choose when and where we work and what type of opportunities to make sense. These articles look into different operational decisions you can make in your business.

Accepting and Declining Opportunities.

Companies like Doordash, Uber Eats, Instacart and others are not legally allowed to require contractors to accept any particular orders. All they can do is offer the opportunity to you, and you have to decide whether or not to accept. This process is not a work assignment, but a bid for services. These articles help you determine how to decide whether opportunities make sense or not.

Strategies and Decisions to Improve or Fine Tune Earnings

The following articles look at things you can do to improve your profitability or do slightly better with your business.

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About the Author

Ron Walter made the move from business manager at a non-profit to full time gig economy delivery in 2018 to take advantage of the flexibility of self-employment. He applied his thirty years experience managing and owning small businesses to treat his independent contractor role as the business it is.

Realizing his experience could help other drivers, he founded to encourage delivery drivers to be the boss of their own gig economy business.

Ron has been quoted in several national outlets including Business Insider, the New York Times, CNN and Market Watch.

You can read more about Ron's story,, background, and why he believes making the switch from a career as a business manager to delivering as an independent contractor was the best decision he could have made.

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