Harry here. Sometimes it’s not the strategy, spreadsheets, or analysis that make Uber and/or Lyft drivers great. Sometimes, it’s the intangible things it’s hard to put numbers to. Today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea gives us tips on how to become a better Uber/Lyft driver – no spreadsheet needed.
We talk a lot on this blog about ways to earn more as a driver, and a lot of our writing involves analysis, strategy, and generally trying to be more clever than the average driver. But some of the most important keys to being a successful driver are actually pretty simple: things like health, sleep, and food can have a big impact on your ability to earn.
I know its not simple, the odds can feel stacked against us when our job involves spending long, strange hours in a rolling metal box. Our sleep schedules are often regulated by “Peak Hours” and “Quest Pay” that require driving strange hours. We become prone to processed fast-food to save time since we need to get to our next fare. If you smoke, it’s harder to quit when your job involves “navigate rush hour traffic 2x a day” and “don’t threaten your passengers.”