Is driving for Uber and Lyft really as flexible as it seems? What happens when you’re in a high surge area and dozens of drivers around you are getting ride requests but for some reason, you’re not getting any pings?! Today, senior RSG contributor Sergio Avedian investigates what happens when you get skunked by the Uber algorithm!
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I’ve been driving for Uber for just about four years, and in that time I’ve seen the good, bad and ugly of driving for Uber. When I first started, you could turn on your app, drive and make money. In Los Angeles, you could expect to earn over $35-40 an hour! However, things have changed over the last four years.
During that time, I have tweaked my driving strategies to keep my hourly earnings up. Uber has recently released some new features and made some big announcements that will make me tweak my driving strategies again but the principles discussed below will remain the same. Uber might be getting rid of flat rate surge but things will always be changing and it’s important for drivers to adapt or suffer the consequences.