RSG040: Kyle Reninger On Driving For Uber In A Super Small Market

Over the past year, Uber has been breaking into more and more small markets.  I always considered places like Orange County small but today’s guest hails from Muncie, Indiana with a population of just over 70,000 people.  Now that is a small market!

Although the job itself is still the same regardless of where you drive, there are definitely some challenges associated with driving in a small market.  On today’s episode, Kyle shares what he’s doing to not only make it work but also take full advantage of the situation.  Enjoy!

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In this episode, we talk to Kyle Renniger of Muncie, Indiana, who talks to us about what it's like to drive in a really small Uber market.

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RSG039: I Hired My First Full-Time Employee

Although it may not look like it, running a blog can be a lot of work.  A few months ago, I actually took the leap and hired Christian Perea as the first full-time employee for RSG and on today’s podcast we talk to him all about his roles and responsibilities for RSG.

If you’re looking for a nitty-gritty rideshare podcast, this probably isn’t the one for you, but today we will be giving you a behind the scenes look at how we deal with advertisers, how we come up with content for the blog and more!

RSG's latest podcast features our own Christian Perea, my first full-time hire for The Rideshare Guy.

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RSG038: Steven Hill On What’s Wrong With Uber

Today’s guest on the podcast is one of the most well-spoken critics of Uber and the on demand economy.  There are obviously a lot of people in this category but not many of them have researched and studied the industry like Steven Hill.  I first read about Steven’s work a year ago and knew it was only a matter of time before he came on the podcast as a guest.  You may also be familiar with his book, Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers.

On the podcast, we talk about all that Uber has done to revolutionize the taxi industry, the problems that’s created for workers and we also attempt to come up with a few solutions.  Hope you enjoy it!

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In this episode, we talk to Steven Hill, author of Raw Deal and how American workers are getting screwed over by the 1099 economy. Do you agree? Listen here!

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RSG037: What Can A Financial Blogger Learn From Doing 500 Uber Rides?

Today’s guest isn’t your typical Uber driver profile.  Sam is a fellow full time blogger but in the personal finance space and his site is trafficked by millions of visitors each month.  But even though he’s a very successful blogger and former Wall Street guy, about a year ago, Sam actually started driving for Uber.

I knew it wouldn’t be long before he had some thoughtful insight into this industry and after reading some of his posts about his experience, I knew I had to have him on the podcast!

This was one of my favorite interviews to date and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  If you’d like to read a transcript of this podcast, please click here.

RSG036: Scott Rutkowski On How Uber Has Revolutionized Transportation For Passengers With Disabilities

Today we’re chatting with Scott Rutokowski, a blind Uber passenger from Penrith, Australia.  It isn’t every day that I get an e-mail from someone like Scott, but I really enjoyed his story and it also highlights one of the positive aspects about driving that we often forget: helping people.

RSG036: Scott Rutkowski On How Uber Has Revolutionized Transportation For Passengers With Disabilities

RSG036: Scott Rutkowski On How Uber Has Revolutionized Transportation For Passengers With Disabilities

It’s easy to overlook the people we’re helping as drivers but on today’s show, we’ll talk all about Scott’s experience hailing a taxi as a blind passenger before Uber (hint: not good) and what Uber’s done for not only him but the entire community of passengers with disabilities. [Read more…]

RSG035: Michael Tee on Launching The App Rideshare Timer

Today, we’re talking with Michael Tee, the creator of the app Rideshare Timer.  Michael is an Uber driver just like many of you and he saw a problem that there wasn’t really a good solution to.  So he went out and built it!

On today’s episode, we talk all about how how he came up with his idea, what his results have been like and most importantly, how he got it done.  This is a fascinating story for anyone who’s ever thought about launching an app or building their own product.  I love the way Michael approached the situation and hope to see his app continue to succeed.

Michael was also gracious enough to give away 100 free downloads of his app (Android Only).  All you have to do is text “harry100” to 31996 before they’re all gone!  All 100 copies have been given out, thanks for your participation!

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RSG034: Martin Dasko On Why He Hates Driving But Loves Uber

I first met Martin a couple years ago at a conference for personal finance bloggers and his personality and story immediately stood out to me.  Not only is he a blogger but he’s also a professional wrestler and Uber driver, yes you heard that right!  But as I discovered during this interview, he doesn’t actually like driving that much.

On the podcast, we talk about the reasons why Martin got started with driving and how he was able to leverage his existing platform and knowledge base to continue making money even though he doesn’t drive as much anymore.

Martin Dasko wrestling

RSG034: Martin Dasko On Why He Hates Driving But Loves Uber

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