It might seem obvious that one of the best ways to get good as a rideshare driver is to go out there and do it. But you also need to think about what it is you’re doing. The days of flipping on an app and making $30-$40/hr are gone. Drivers need to do a better job than ever at having a plan and adjusting that plan as their environment changes. Today, RSG contributor Scott Van Maldegiam takes a look at his original rideshare plan and how it’s changed over the past year. Being a good driver is easy, but if you want to be one of the best, you have to be willing to take an introspective look once in a while and figure out ways to work smarter, not harder!
When you start a new job, there’s always a learning curve. Sometimes your employer will provide training and sometimes, you are just thrown to the wolves. I think we can all agree that rideshare driving tends to fall in the latter category.
Figuring It ALL Out On My Own
As with any job, there are repeatable tasks. Having a process for these repeatable tasks so they become second nature will generally lead to greater success. Rideshare driving is all about discovering those times where your processes may not apply perfectly and modifying them until they work. When I originally started driving for UberX back in December, here was my original process for driving on Friday and Saturday nights: [Read more…]