One of the things I love most about this site is sharing unique opportunities or figuring out new ways for drivers to increase their earnings. I don’t mind revealing all my secrets because I know that there will always be more and it forces me to constantly think outside the box. But one thing that you may have realized by now is that opportunities come and go very quickly in this industry. A year ago, there were engineers and other professionals leaving their full-time jobs to be UberX drivers.
But today, you won’t find many people leaving their high-paying careers to drive for UberX. It’s still a great job for many and there are plenty of drivers who are making it work, but there’s also no denying the fact that it just doesn’t pay as well as it once did. There’s a reason why half of Uber drivers are gone after one year and many of us don’t consider this a full-time career.
Recently, my mission to work smarter, not harder landed me on UberPlus. In most cities, it’s actually called UberSelect but I’m going to refer to it as UberPlus for the purpose of this article since that’s what it’s called here in Los Angeles.
For those who don’t know, UberPlus is somewhere in-between UberX and UberBlack in terms of pricing and luxury. It’s a relatively new service that hasn’t been rolled out to every market yet, but it seems to be doing pretty well so far. I’ve spent the past couple months researching UberPlus (and UberXL to some degree too) and today I’m going to present everything I’ve learned.