Harry here. Commuting into a big city can be an overwhelming endeavor, for new and veteran rideshare drivers. Today, guest contributor Jim Miller shares his experience and advice for drivers to the LA market, but this info is applicable to almost all big cities. Jim commutes into LAX, and the concepts Jim shares apply to rideshare drivers nationwide who in the suburbs, but drive in large cities to stay busier and earn more money.
I’ve been driving for Uber part-time for the last three years, and I’ve learned a lot in this time. The bad news? Uber and Lyft are slow in the suburbs. There are a lot of drivers, but not a lot of passengers. Except for really big events, you won’t make much money. The good news? There’s still money to be made in the city, which is why I drive into LA one or two weeknights and most Saturdays to keep my earnings high. Here are a few tips for someone getting started in a big city, and specifically my advice for the LA area.