Running The Rideshare Guy has been my full-time job since March of 2015 and it’s been extremely rewarding. Helping rideshare drivers get started in this industry and producing content on a weekly basis is something that I’m very passionate about. But it’s not completely altruistic – you’ve probably noticed at least a few ads around the site, and it’s not something we try to hide.
This blog is definitely a for-profit entity and in order to employ our staff of full- and part-time employees and pay all of our expenses, we need to make money. That being said, I’ve always believed there is plenty of room for businesses to make money and help people at the same time, and that’s what we try to do here at The Rideshare Guy.
So if you enjoy the content, community and help you get, I encourage you to support our advertisers.
One of the main sources of revenue for the blog is driver referrals. If you’re looking to sign up with a company like Uber or Lyft, and you use our code, we will receive a bonus once you hit a certain number of rides. Typically, the new driver will also receive a bonus too, so it’s a win-win!
You can learn more about how sign-up bonuses work here and if you’d like to use one of our links to sign up, thank you!
Signed up but forgot to use a referral code? Here’s how to try to get a retroactive referral.
Rideshare Insurance Marketplace
Although Uber and Lyft provide commercial insurance while you’re on a trip, there is a gap in coverage (Period 1) when you’re waiting for a passenger or driving around looking for one. Fortunately, many insurance carriers now offer rideshare insurance to bridge the gap.
We’ve worked hard to compile a list of agents who sell rideshare insurance and sorted them by state and company in our rideshare insurance marketplace. All of these agents come recommended from other drivers and/or have been personally vetted to make sure they understand how rideshare insurance works.
Geico Insurance is also a big sponsor of the insurance marketplace and offers both rideshare and delivery insurance in dozens of states across the country.
Maximum Ridesharing Profits
This is our very own rideshare driver video training course that we sell for $97. Almost all of the content we produce on the blog, podcast and YouTube channel is free, but if you’re looking for a crash course, then the MRP video training course is for you!
QuickBooks Self-Employed has been one of our biggest sponsors from the early days. They continue to support the site every single month and for that, I am grateful. They have a great product for rideshare drivers that will help you track your mileage/taxes and help you save money come tax-time. You can sign up for QuickBooks Self-Employed here.
Tracking mileage is likely to be a rideshare driver’s biggest deduction, and Stride Drive is a free mileage tracker that will help you save a ton of money come tax time.
Amazon Affiliate Program
We are a member of Amazon’s Affiliate program, which means that we receive a small cut from any product you buy on Amazon.com. All you have to do is go through our link first. Typically, any link you see around the site that links to an Amazon product will also earn us a commission.
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