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A University of California-Davis student that goes by the name of Alli (she wanted to be known only by her first name) thought that she would get a retail job similar to what she had at Hollister. But a fellow student introduced her to an app called JoyRun, which could allow her to earn extra money, delivering food to other people on campus. About a year later, Alli has already made over $10,000 using this app.
It was a great opportunity for Alli. She earned money working three or four hours a day, five days a week. She has the flexibility of setting up her own schedule. What’s even more desirable for her is that she did not have to answer to a boss. Her safety was not compromised too because her boyfriend can always tag along in these trips.
Alli told CNBC that she loved the app since this made her feel that she can have the money that she needs and her responsibilities are covered by it. She uses the money that she earns for immediate needs like car insurance, supplies, textbook, and a part of it is already set aside for her future in the form of savings. She says that she was even able to pay down on her student loans. On top of these, Allison tells how she can pay for everything and then still have some extra left that allows her to do the things she really wants like go on little trips with her friends.
Alli likes making deliveries with the use of JoyRun over other well-established companies like Task Rabbit, Uber or Lyft. She says that this lets her interact with other members of her own community. Those who order through the app are almost all affiliated with the school that she is attending right now. She says that occasionally, she also receives orders from UC Davis or from their own faculty members.
The JoyRun App is available both on Android and iOS.