Should you drive the way Uber wants you to – or should you use your own driving strategies? The answer seems simple, but maybe Uber really does know what’s best for us and we should follow the ‘take every ride’ mentality. Senior RSG contributor Sergio Avedian tested out whether driving the way Uber wants you to is more effective than employing strategies like his favorite surge-only driving strategy.
For the past few years, I’ve made a challenge for myself to figure out the Uber algorithms and use my best strategies to earn more. After all, it certainly looks like Uber is all about controlling the driver, from when and where they drive to how much they earn. Although, things appear to be changing now that Uber is eliminating flat rate surge and getting rid of upfront pricing.
However, maybe Uber really does have our best interests at heart. Maybe they want us to earn as much as we can with their algorithms, and I’m just not listening. I decided to put this theory to the test below.
First, I do want to mention that during my podcast with Harry on RSG and Jay on Rideshare Dojo, I explained some basic strategies I deploy. Driving for Uber may seem like a simple job with very low barriers to entry, as with everything else, I believe you will get out of a job as much as what you put into it.
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