Hi, I’m Harry 👋
I started driving for Uber and Lyft all the way back in 2014 and after a year of part-time driving, I left my job as an aerospace engineer to cover the industry full-time through my blog The Rideshare Guy.
When I first got started driving, I quickly realized that there’s actually a lot more to this gig jobs economy than just getting people safely from Point A to Point B. After my first weekend of driving, I sat down at my computer and started looking for blogs, resources or online communities of rideshare drivers. I couldn’t find a single one. There was nothing other than a few Facebook groups that had a bunch of newbies like myself asking all the same questions!
After a week or so of hopelessly searching for information, I decided to take matters into my own hands and The Rideshare Guy was born. I knew that there were lots of drivers with the same questions I had and I figured that if I could provide an authoritative resource with good information, I would be able to help out a few of my fellow drivers. But I had no idea just how many people needed help!
An overwhelmingly positive response
I often joke that one of the reasons why my site has grown so quickly is because the TNCs (Uber, Lyft, etc) are so bad at communication, training and helping out their drivers. And even though my first weekend of driving was a lot of fun, I still felt like I was all alone out there. A lot of these companies are so focused on growth and getting bigger, they literally throw drivers to the wind and expect them to figure things out. I wanted to create a place where drivers could get all of their questions answered from someone who knew what they were talking about.
Over the years, I’ve driven for Uber and Lyft and delivered food for Postmates and Doordash and charged scooters for Bird. It would be very difficult for me to tell drivers what it’s like out on the roads if I hadn’t done it myself and as I’ve spent more time on the blog and less driving, I’ve been fortunate to hire a number of contributors around the country to provide additional perspectives.
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If you’re always on Youtube, I’m happy to say that the RSG YouTube channel has been a big hit! Every week, we release 4 new videos and I also go live once a month so make sure you subscribe, turn notifications on and smash the like button!
And if you’re looking to get on the fast track to maximizing your ridesharing income, I also offer one of the first video courses specifically designed for drivers like you. Check it out and think of it as a crash course to being an awesome driver!
Subscribe to our Podcasts
One of my favorite parts about this site is the podcast! I try to publish at least one new episode every couple weeks. A lot of work goes into each episode of the podcast so whether we are interviewing an industry expert or it’s just me hosting, you can rest assured that each episode will always be packed full of high quality content and material.
Our latest podcast is from RSG senior contributor Jay Cradeur, and it’s called The Rideshare Dojo. This twice a week podcast will dig into the daily grind (good and bad!) of being a driver and it’s meant to be for drivers, by drivers.
Read My Book
Ok, I don’t make much money off my book since my publisher takes over 90% :), but it is a great way to support the site and at $9.99 (Amazon often discounts it), it’s definitely a great deal! The Rideshare Guide will walk you through everything you need to know to be a successful and profitable driver.
Creating content for The Rideshare Guy is a lot of work and it takes a whole team to accomplish. But when I hear from readers about how much the site is helping them, that’s what makes this all worth it. All of the content on the site is 100% free but there are lots of other ways you can support the site. The easiest way is by sharing the site with your friends and other drivers or anyone who you think might benefit from the content. If you’d like to take it one step further, there are several easy ways to support the site:
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Sign Up To Be A Driver
If you are a fan of my content, please consider using one of my referral links if you plan on signing up to drive.
- Sign up to drive with Uber and get guaranteed earnings for your first month (amounts vary depending on your city)! (referral link)
- Note: Uber does allow for retroactive referrals within 15 days of activation if you didn’t sign up with a referral code, e-mail me or go here for more info.
- Sign up to drive for Lyft and get up to $1,000 (depending on your city)! (referral link) – Check the bonus amount for your city here.
- Sign up to drive for DoorDash
- Sign up to drive for Postmates
If you haven’t looked into rideshare insurance yet, we have a full database of options by state. Insurance is a tricky issue for rideshare drivers but we’ve compiled a list of all the options in your state and agents ready to help. You can get more information here.
Maximum Ridesharing Profits
If you’re looking for a crash course in rideshare driving or just want to take your game to the next level, I’ve created the first and only rideshare video course! Along with Youtube rideshare blogger Brian Cole, we will walk you through a series of videos that cover everything from getting started on the road to really maximizing your profits!
Click here to get more information.
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If you are looking for industry expertise and rideshare consulting, there is no one who has spent more time reading, researching and analyzing the rideshare industry and gig economy. My team and I have worked with dozens of prominent start-ups, F500’s, market research firms and investors over the past couple years. You can learn more about my consulting services here.
Over the past couple years I have proven myself to be a knowledgeable and trusted industry expert for the media. I have been featured in some of the top online publications ranging from The New York Times to WIRED and NPR. If you’d like to speak to me about anything rideshare or anything sharing economy related, just shoot me an e-mail and we can work out the details.
All I ask is that if you’re able to get anything useful out of me that you link back to this website. You may also text or call me at 310-428-2765 if your request is urgent (text preferred).
Thanks for reading and drive safe out there!
-Harry Campbell, The Rideshare Guy
If you have any questions, feel free to send me an e-mail and I’ll respond as soon as I can.