On July 4, RSG senior contributor Will Preston had his best night driving with Uber ever. And while not every holiday will be as lucrative, today Will shares his strategies for maximizing your time on the road, taking advantage of holidays, plus how much he made.
I grossed $355 ($326 from Uber and $29 from Lyft) driving the afternoon and evening of July 4th, which is now the most amount of money I believe I’ve made per hour ($35) since I started driving about two years ago. While San Diego is a busy town with mid-range Uber rates, it has minimal surge, so for drivers in my town, this is a lot of money!
In this article, I’ll share the strategies I used to maximize my earnings during the July 4th holiday, plus the mistakes I made that kept me from making more.