I always encourage drivers to think beyond rideshare driving: whether it’s driving strategies to help you drive smarter, not harder, introducing you to rideshare drivers who now run their own successful YouTube channels, and more, I believe it’s important for drivers to consider “what happens?” after they’re done rideshare driving. Today, RSG contributor Jay Cradeur shares his strategies for thinking beyond rideshare driving.
In case you have not heard, after two years of superlative driving for Uber, I was deactivated on December 6, 2017. As of this post, now three weeks later, Uber can not tell me why I was deactivated. They have told me it has something to do with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Uber tells me their “hands are tied” until they get a response from the DMV.
The bottom line is this: no matter how well you drive, no matter how long you have been driving, no matter how high your rating, Uber and Lyft and any rideshare partner can deactivate you at any time.
Given that this is the harsh reality of our gig economy, it is imperative you have a back up plan, a Plan B, so that these unexpected events will not cause you a severe loss of revenue. This post will delve into some back up plans that you can incorporate now so that you will not get stuck in the future.