Harry here. In general, I’ve found it better to work at night, especially weekend nights, because you can usually guarantee on bar hoppers and club goers to request an Uber or Lyft ride all throughout the night. However, not everyone can (or wants to) drive at night, so today, senior RSG contributor John Ince compares day time driving to nighttime driving to see which one truly comes out on top.
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Harry here. Uber’s switched to a guaranteed earnings model instead of a sign-up bonus in certain cities, frustrating many drivers, but we’ve also discovered an interesting opportunity. Today, senior RSG contributor Jon Knope takes a look at a new driving strategy that will help you maximize your income if you’re given a guaranteed earnings benefit when you sign up to drive with Uber.
If you’re just starting out with Uber, you may be able to pocket some extra cash with this unusual driving strategy. If you’re a rideshare veteran, read on for information about sign-on bonuses with other platforms to supplement your driving income!
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.
Harry here. Today, RSG contributor Ezra Dubroff takes a look at the Uber Quest program and shares his best tips and tricks for maximizing your income while doing it!
The New York Times recently reported on “How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks’ To Push Its Drivers’ Buttons.” Some of the techniques detailed in the Times’ report included Uber’s use of video game-like motivational tools, used to encourage drivers to behave in very specific ways. For example, a graphic showing an earnings goal when a driver attempts to go offline, encouraging that driver to stay online and reach a specific earnings threshold.
But there’s more… if you’re an Uber driver in a larger market, you may have noticed some features in your app called Quest and Boost.
The first time I saw those words, I immediately had a flashback to the early 90s, playing games like Contra on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. And anyone who’s played Contra knows about the secret code to get 30 extra lives, right? We’ll get back to that later
Those video game buzzwords, “Quest” and “Boost,” are incentives for Uber drivers that can translate to real money and increased earnings, so as a driver, I thought it would be a good idea to figure out exactly how to take advantage of these opportunities and earn some extra cash.
So today we’ll be diving in and exploring Uber Quest: what it is, how it works and how to use it to maximize your rideshare earnings.
For a detailed look at Uber Boost, check out this great feature by Christian Perea from the blog.
There seems to be this notion out in the world that Uber and Lyft drivers still make a lot of money. While that may have been true a few years ago, these days one of the most common complaints I hear from drivers is that they’re not making enough money.
New drivers are especially at risk because there is a steep learning curve in this industry. It’s not rocket science being a rideshare driver, but it is a little more challenging than it might seem. And unlike other jobs where everybody makes the same amount from day 1, a more savvy driver will be able to make more than a brand new driver since there are all sorts of tips and tricks that will impact your bottom line.
As you drive more, you’ll gain valuable experience and likely increase your income. But in the meantime, there are a few key things you can do to start increasing your income today.