Harry here. There’s a lot more that goes into rideshare driving than just driving, although that’s important too. But if you really want those high ratings and tips, you have to go that extra mile. This doesn’t mean you need to buy anything fancy, or hand out water bottles and candy. Highly rated rideshare drivers do this one thing – and it’s free.
It’s called being a great rideshare conversationalist. So how can you become a great rideshare conversationalist who gets high ratings and more tips? Senior RSG contributor John Ince covers 9 key ways you can become a great rideshare conversationalist here.
Lately we’ve been reading a lot about the downsides of being an Uber or Lyft driver. However, somehow the rideshare companies keep new drivers flowing into the pipeline. Obviously the chance to supplement your income is the key factor for most, but after two years as a driver, I’ve discovered there are other compelling aspects to this gig that keep me on the road.
For me, the most interesting part of the job is the opportunity to engage complete strangers in conversation. For many drivers, the passenger interactions is what keeps them behind the wheel – especially for retirees. But starting and keeping a good conversation going isn’t always easy. In fact, at times it can be a real challenge. Here’s my list of do’s and don’ts for a rideshare driver in conversations with passengers. Hopefully these help you and boost your driver ratings as well!