Harry here. We get a lot of e-mails from drivers looking for ways to make more money and, unlike other jobs, there’s a learning curve when it comes to being a rideshare driver. The more you do it and the more you strategize, the more you can make. Today, RSG contributor W. Curtis Preston takes a look at how you can decide on the best times to drive and where the best places to drive are.
Deciding when and where to drive is one of the most important decisions that you will make as a rideshare driver. It can significantly change how much you make in a given driving period and it’s a somewhat complex process that must take into account your market, where you live in your market, and your personal preferences.
I’ll use my home market of San Diego and my personal preferences as examples in this article, but you should use your own logic and apply it to your market using your personal preferences. There’s also a bit of a chicken and egg problem here. I drive near bars and restaurants because I drive in the evening. I drive in the evening because there are lots of people going to bars and restaurants. Deciding when you drive also helps determine where you drive.
Deciding when and where to drive is an important decision, but don’t let it stop you from getting on the road. Take the strategies I outline below and see how they fit in your market and your schedule, then go out and drive based on that information.