How Moonlighting Explains Our Economic Moment

“You say you want a revolution, well, you know, we all want to change the world. You tell me that it’s evolution, well, you know, we all want to change the world…”

We’re in the middle of a movement, forged by companies such as Uber, where services are being built that provide mobile-based experiences for today’s on-demand consumer. At Moonlighting, we are on a mission to play our part in this movement by revolutionizing the microjobs employment industry and local payments marketplace. Andrew McAfee, the co-director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy in the MIT Sloan School of Management, author of Enterprise 2.0, recently penned the Harvard Business Review article, “How Uber Explains Our Economic Moment” which leverages an Uber experience to show “new and unforeseen uses for human labor.”

New and unforeseen uses for human labor—that’s the promise of Moonlighting. We don’t view ourselves as a services app. We view ourselves as a tool that empowers users and unlocks opportunity. This movement puts the power in the hands of the mobile consumer. It doesn’t have geographic boundaries, it doesn’t delay pay for services rendered, it leverages immediacy, and perhaps most importantly, it taps into the “peer economy.”

Job seekers are leaving the labor market. Students are buried under debt. Stay at home moms and dads are struggling with surging grocery and goods pricing while their significant other fights to stay afloat with soft (if any) raises and bonuses. Goods must exchange hands faster, pay must be immediate and platforms must be simple in order to provide value. You say you want a revolution? Well, we think we have the starting point of a solution.

“You say you want a revolution, well, you know, we all want to change the world…

You say you got a real solution, well, you know, we’d all love to see the plan. You ask me for a contribution, well, you know, we’re all doing what we can”

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