Listening to audiobooks while driving for Uber and Lyft can be an excellent way to engage with your passengers, keep yourself from getting bored (or annoyed at traffic) and grow your business/professional life. Below, senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur shares his top suggestions on the best audiobooks for rideshare drivers. Do you agree with his suggestions? Let us know below!
Uber and Lyft are now using a PIN pickup system at many airports to connect drivers and passengers and, potentially, decrease traffic and congestion. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur covers how this system works for drivers and passengers and how drivers can use the system to their benefit.
It can be frustrating for both a driver and a passenger to miss each other, especially at the airport. Tensions run a bit higher at the airport because the driver has typically waited a fair amount of time in a queue to get assigned a ride. Add to this equation a travel-weary passenger who has been lugging several suitcases through the airport and you have a recipe for some unpleasant exchanges.
Recently both Uber and Lyft announced a new system to simplify the pickup process at just a few airports in the United States. This article will share the details of the new program offered by both Uber and Lyft.
One question we get a lot, especially lately, on The Rideshare Guy is ‘how can people make it as an Uber/Lyft driver?’ While the answer to that question depends on a lot of individual factors, there are a few key things you can focus on when trying to answer that question overall. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur provides us a nuanced perspective on how drivers are making – or not making – it out there in one of the most expensive cities in the world: San Francisco.
Over the past three years, I have written about my earnings as a driver in San Francisco. In 2018, I drove for 6 consecutive weeks and earned nearly $14,000, $2,300 per week and $45 per hour. In 2016, I drove one week and made over $3,000. This year, with the pay cuts, decreases in surge and prime time earnings, and reduced bonuses, it is not as easy to make $2,000 per week in any market.
Recently, Uber announced a new program called Uber Money, with a slew of new opportunities for drivers and passengers to get rewards and earn more. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur details the new Uber Money program and how it may affect drivers below.
Yesterday, I checked my Google news feed. This is a daily task as I look for topics that will be of interest to Uber and Lyft Drivers. Yesterday was the day in which Uber announced a new division called Uber Money.
There have been a bunch of articles, news stories and feedback on the project. However, how does Uber Money affect drivers? Will it benefit them? I’ll break down what you need to know below.
If you’re considering getting a car for rideshare, you may be wondering if you’re better off renting or buying a car. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur breaks down how he made the decision to rent vs. buy, and how you can calculate your expenses too, below.
The car I drove for the first three years of my rideshare career was a leased 2013 blue Toyota Prius. I knew that I was going to be a full time driver and it made intuitive sense to me that putting that much wear and tear on somebody else’s car (not mine) would be financially advantageous. I also created a spreadsheet to give me a financial snapshot to support my intuition.