My financial aid money through school only covers tuition, not living expenses. I ride ~11 miles FG each way on Tu/Th for school, so I figure that riding M/W/F (and Sat?) as a messenger is a sensible job choice.
I took the paper test @ Arrow today, and felt much better about numbered street boundaries (Foster = 5200N, etc) than named locations downtown. Been in the city about 5.5 years, solid sense of direction, smart enough to ask for help when I need it.
Arrow was one of only two ads that I saw for messengers, and I am genuinely wondering how I can get my foot in the door anywhere and hopefully make about $50 a day. I am willing to ride all winter if the income is stable. The hardest part right now is asking if anyone wants to stick their neck out for me a bit and help me find a job.
I am receiving a new/used rear wheel tomorrow, so I have an emergency backup if things hit the fan...have a sturdy bag, helmet, reflectors, and hand brakes.
Does anyone have some useful advice for me?