I’m Harry, the owner and founder of The Rideshare Guy. I used to be a full-time engineer but in 2015, I quit my day job to run the blog full-time! My team and I write about what it’s really like to be a driver for Uber, Lyft and lots of other gig services. My goal is to educate drivers and help them earn more money by working smarter, not harder.
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 job 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 all on their own. 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.
So in addition to hearing from me, you’ll also hear from full-time drivers with tens of thousands of trips under their belt, female drivers, part-time surge only drivers, food delivery experts and more!
Becoming a full time blogger
In early 2015, I took a huge leap and actually left my day job as an engineer with Boeing to work on this site full time. If people thought I was crazy for driving part-time for Uber, imagine what they thought when I told them I left my well-paying, stable career to become a rideshare blogger!
But for me, it was kind of a no brainer. I wouldn’t be making nearly as much blogging as I was when I was an engineer, but I would be doing something that I am extremely passionate about. I didn’t start this site with the intention of making money or so I could leave my day job, but both kind of ended up just happening.
I saw an opportunity that I was passionate about and I wanted to help people. At the time, The Rideshare Guy was reaching and ‘helping’ over 100,000 drivers a month and for me, that was an amazing feeling. Selfishly, I liked getting e-mails, tweets and comments from people telling me how much my site has helped them. Whether it was a tip to make make more money, advice on being a better driver or just advice on how to enjoy what they do a little more, this site has helped a lot of people and my goal is to continue helping as many people as I can.
Although I now employ a part time staff of writers, assistants and web designers, I still respond to each and every single e-mail that I get. Sometimes I spend half my day communicating with drivers, but I think that’s also one of the things that makes this site unique.
I definitely recommend that you take some time to go through all the content, resources and community we’ve created. Looking back, it’s truly astonishing how much work we’ve put into the site and the crazy thing is, there’s still so much more that needs to be done!
You can read more about me and see what I’m up to on my personal website, harrygcampbell.com, or check out my ‘what I’m up to doc‘.
Connect with The Rideshare Guy
Subscribe by Email
The best way to stay on top of all the latest posts, videos and podcasts is to subscribe by e-mail. We are usually posting 5-6 times a week on the blog, 4-5 videos a week on the Youtube channel and a couple podcasts a week too! Don’t worry, we won’t ever spam you and if you ever get tired of hearing from The Rideshare Guy you’re free to unsubscribe at any time.
Subscribe to The Rideshare Guy Youtube Channel
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 multiple new videos and I’ll also answer some of the most common questions I get from my fans on live streams from time to time. So make sure that you are subscribed and you have notifications turned on!
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!
The Rideshare Guide (my book) is also available for purchase on Amazon.com or wherever you get your books!
Subscribe to our Podcasts
I host The Rideshare Guy podcast and it’s more of an industry look at rideshare and mobility. On it, I’ll interview everyone from academics, media and startup CEOs to actual drivers and gig workers. This podcast is great for anyone interested in the latest and greatest rideshare and mobility industry issues as seen from the worker’s perspective.
You can subscribe on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Our second podcast is Show Me The Money Club, hosted by Sergio and Chris. If you’re looking for the nitty gritty when it comes to driving and earning more, this is the podcast for you.
You can subscribe on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Running The Rideshare Guy has been my full-time job since March of 2015 and it’s been extremely rewarding. Helping rideshare drivers get started in this industry and producing content on a weekly basis is something that I’m very passionate about. But it’s not completely altruistic – you’ve probably noticed at least a few ads around the site, and it’s not something we try to hide.
This blog is definitely a for-profit entity and in order to cover all of our staff and expenses, we are always looking for great brands to partner with. So if you’re a brand looking to help out drivers, we’d love to partner with you!
And if you’re a driver who enjoys the content, community and help you get, I encourage you to support our advertisers.
One of the main sources of revenue for the blog is driver referrals. If you’re looking to sign up with a company like Uber or Lyft, and you use our code, we will receive a bonus once you hit a certain number of rides.
You can learn more about how sign-up bonuses work and if you’d like to use one of our links to sign up, thank you!
- Sign up here to drive with Uber
- Sign up here to drive with Lyft
- Sign up here to deliver with Postmates
- Sign up here to deliver with DoorDash
- Sign up here to deliver with Instacart
- Check out our full list of sign-up bonuses for the best gig jobs here.
Rideshare Insurance Marketplace
Although Uber and Lyft provide commercial insurance while you’re on a trip, there is a gap in coverage (Period 1) when you’re waiting for a passenger or driving around looking for one. Fortunately, many insurance carriers now offer rideshare insurance to bridge the gap.
We’ve worked hard to compile a list of agents who sell rideshare insurance and sorted them by state and company in our rideshare insurance marketplace. All of these agents come recommended from other drivers and/or have been personally vetted to make sure they understand how rideshare insurance works.
We offer consulting services to start-ups, individuals and large companies focused on industry insight and analysis. You can learn more here.
Course: Maximum Ridesharing Profits
This is our very own rideshare driver video training course that we recently updated and is now for sale. Almost all of the content we produce on the blog, podcast and YouTube channel is free, but if you’re looking for a crash course, then the MRP video training course is for you!
Book: The Rideshare Guide
Although I don’t make much off of book sales, The Rideshare Guide is one of the first published books to help drivers navigate the challenges of driving for Uber and Lyft.
Amazon Affiliate Program
We are a member of Amazon’s Affiliate program, which means that we receive a small cut from any product you buy on Amazon.com. All you have to do is go through our link first. Typically, any link you see around the site that links to an Amazon product will also earn us a commission.
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, food delivery or anything gig economy related, just shoot me an e-mail and I’d be happy to help.
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 if your request is urgent (seem Media FAQ for contact details)
Thanks for reading and drive safe out there!
-Harry Campbell, The Rideshare Guy
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I’ll respond as soon as I can.