One of the best ways to increase how much money you bring in everyday as a driver is to increase your tips. But getting people to tip isn’t as easy as it sounds. RSG contributor Paula Gibbins breaks down some new research showing what strategies work the best to increase tips – and which ones don’t work as well!
Everyone wants to make more money as an Uber/Lyft driver, and while you can’t control the rates Uber and Lyft set, you can strive to earn more through tips. And luckily for drivers, Uber and Lyft let us keep 100% of our tips, meaning every extra dollar you make in tips is going straight into your pocket. But are there any surefire ways of making those tips?
Fortunately, I got hold of a recent survey from a brand called Trinova, that offers home and automotive cleaning products, and they asked some great questions to see what works when it comes to getting tips and what doesn’t. Now normally, I don’t share stuff like this from random companies on the internet that e-mail me, but I think their questions were well thought out and the data will be useful for all of you.
So here are the top 3 tips for earning more tips as discovered by their survey of 500 part-time and full-time drivers.