The key question is, can you really be a freelancer without Lyft or Uber?
The taxi industry is the best example of this the world over. TAXI is one of the world’s most ubiquitously recognized words after Hello. CocaCola, and Pizza.
Taxi drivers themselves either own their own business or work for another firm. Now you have a situation where wherever Uber and Lyft go, they eradicate local taxi industries.
You might not want to be classified as an employee. However, the taxi driver you usurped the role of might see this as a lifeline.