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Proof of Independently Established Trade in California

Proof of Independently Established Trade in California


GoShare’s platform connects independent contractors with local individuals and businesses that need courier, moving, delivery, and hauling services. 

In the state of California, you can only be classified as a contractor if you are, “customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation or business of the same nature as the work performed.”

The state would like to see that you are offering moving and delivery services independently, which means not in the employ of someone else. They want proof that you are a moving and delivery professional independent of GoShare or any other platform. 

This doesn’t mean you can’t use GoShare to find projects, you absolutely can! It just means that we need proof that you have established or are working to establish yourself as an independent moving and delivery professional.

What to provide GoShare

If you are in California, we require one of the following items below as a record that you have established your own independent business in the state offering moving and delivery services. You can provide this to our team during your orientation to the platform.

Please provide one of the following:

We also require that California based delivery professionals provide or apply for an EIN, which is free and easy to get. Click here to learn more.

How to create a business listing

If you are just getting your moving and delivery business started, you may not have any of the designations or listings above yet. Don’t worry! It only takes a few minutes to list yourself online and start advertising your services.

We suggest listing your services locally on Yelp or Facebook. Business pages on these sites are free, and a great way to get the word out about your availability. Once you join GoShare, you can even use these platforms to share your personal driver code to route projects to yourself and let GoShare handle the billing and invoicing.

To get started with a Yelp listing, visit their business page here.

To get started with a Facebook listing, visit their page creator here. Select the choice “Business or Brand” and list your service category as “Cargo & Freight Company” or “Transportation Service.”  

See additional tips on how to create and establish your business below: