Even though I’ve only been driving for Uber and Lyft for about a year, I’m actually considered one of the experienced guys. There’s a lot of turnover in this industry and more importantly, there are lots of new drivers joining every day. In fact, according to Uber, they are still signing up 30-40,000 drivers each and every single month. That’s a whole lot of drivers and on today’s podcast, I wanted to interview one of those brand new drivers.
I think a lot of us may have forgotten about what it’s like when we’re first getting started and I think Ned provided some great insight into the initial challenges he faced as a new driver and what tools/methods he used to solve them. In the interview, we talk about Ned’s motivation for becoming a driver, how his expectations lined up with reality and all the pros/cons of being a new driver. [Read more…]