In case you guys didn’t know, I don’t pay any of the people that write for me, they just do it out of the kindness of their heart and for their love of all things rideshare! For that I am very appreciative and I hope that you are too. Despite a crazy week at home, RSG contributor Scott Van Maldegiam still managed to put together a great article on how he uses his mental prowess to steer the conversation towards tips, and in turn has seen great results. I think we could all learn a thing or two from this article because I know that as a passenger I would never give a driver a tip who straight up asked for one.
It has been a heck of a week personally, but I wanted to get a quick message out to help you all get some more tips… especially if you are driving for Lyft.
We all have our conversation starters. You have conversation starter questions right? Well, if you don’t, this article will give you some ideas. This also ties in with the most common question I get: How long have you been driving for Lyft (or Uber or Sidecar)? Or do you like driving for Lyft (or Uber or Sidecar)?
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If/when the rider asks a question like this, it’s pretty easy to move the conversation where I want it to go. I will use Lyft as this strategy is generally focused on Lyft, but it could definitely be applied to other companies. If you drive for UberX, it may be a little trickier, but it’s all about being creative. Here is my strategy for moving the conversation to the topic of tips. [Read more…]