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"I had one day I worked six hours and made $50. It really wasn't worth it. ... But it doesn't happen that often," says Hilary Gordon, who works as a shopper for the grocery delivery app Instacart in a suburb of Sacramento, Calif. "The other day I worked 11-and-a-half hours and made $265. Great? No. But good." Alina Selyukh/NPR hide caption

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Why Suburban Moms Are Delivering Your Groceries

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Electric scooters are pictured on a sidewalk in Paris in June 2018. Multiple companies offer the small vehicles for rent by the minute in cities around the world, including many in the U.S. Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Charges All Those Electric Scooters? Follow A Nocturnal 'Juicer'

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"No one really explains to you taxes, and contracts, and how to chase a client for that bill that they owe you — like, the nitty-gritty," says P. Kim Bui, a freelance consultant. Courtesy of P. Kim Bui hide caption

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Going It Solo: The Complicated Financial Lives Of Freelancers

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An Afghan Military Interpreter Finds Footing In The U.S. Gig Economy

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