We often hear about the art of continuous improvement. The idea of focusing on one action or day at a time to get yourself a step closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
For many gig workers, managing and understanding cash flow can be challenging as earnings can be volatile week-to-week. Getting a view of earnings, especially across multiple gig accounts, often becomes tedious, but we’re here to change that.
We’ve built Moves as an all-in-one banking app to help gig workers better manage their money and tackle the financial volatility that comes with their work. Everything from tracking their weekly earnings and expected payouts to getting their pay up to two days earlier is built for gig workers in mind.
Introducing Weekly Earning Goals
Now as a Moves Member, you can set a ‘Weekly Earnings Goal’ in your Moves app to help you work towards achieving your goals by tracking and better understanding your earnings across connected gigs! We want you to think big. This can be anything from paying off debt to saving up to buy a house—because you deserve it.
Your weekly goal will be set to $1,000 by default. When we speak to members, it’s the most common weekly earning goal we hear. If you wish to increase or decrease your goal, you can tap on ‘This Week’s Earning’ and select how much you aim to earn each week! This can be anywhere from $100 to $2,000 a week.
As you start working throughout the week, you will be able to see your earnings across all your gigs and how you’re progressing each day. The more active gigs you add, the faster you will get to reaching your goal and the easier it’ll be for you to plan upcoming work weeks with your weekly earnings, historical gig performance, and projections all in one spot.
What our Movers are working towards
We spoke with hundreds of gig workers to hear why they got into gig work and what they’re working towards. Here’s what they shared with us:
Danielle, DoorDash Courier
My name is Danielle Hayden Sr. I am 33 years old. I live on the East side of Chicago the South Shore area. With my 14 year old son Lorenzo and my 2 year old daughter Danielle Jr. I currently work remote from home, as well as do Doordash on the side.
I became a gig worker shortly after the pandemic because I was unable to go back to work at my office job as a customer service representative. So, this was quick and easy money that kept food on the table. My favorite thing about being a gig worker is the fact that you can cash out after working.
My goals for the future is to become a business owner and have passive income….And therefore, have time to focus more on being a mom.
Leddy, Food Courier
I work for myself and I do a little bit of everything in the gig category. I definitely consider myself a self-contractor for sure.
I live in New York City so you have a variety of clientele to cater to. The traffic is horrible, but we do what we have to do, right? It’s nice to know that in your own small way you’re making a difference and getting the food to the customer. It goes a long way especially these days.
I would love, when things get better, to treat myself to a proper European trip. I want to spend 3 weeks and go everywhere. Spain, Italy, France, Germany. I want to do it up right, so I would need to save a decent amount for that.
John, Uber Driver
I am a married father of four. I’m from Florida, but moved to North Carolina five years ago. We moved here to be closer to my mother-in-law because my wife is very sick and we needed help. I got into gig work because it allows me to have a more flexible schedule so I can take care of my wife and kids. At the moment, it pays enough to pay the bills.
What I enjoy about gig work is just meeting all the different people out there. In the future, I hope to buy a bigger house for my family and that my wife’s health will improve so we can have the life we deserve and give our kids the lives they deserve. It has been a long, hard road and we all would just love to be able to have peace and security.
Now it’s your turn to think about what Moves you. We’re here to make achieving your financial goals possible by helping you set attainable, measurable goals to get you incrementally closer to where you want to be. It’s time to set, plan, and start achieving your money goals!