Harry here. Uber and Lyft have been rolling out all sorts of different incentive programs, bonuses and guarantees this summer so we asked Senior RSG Contributor Christian Perea to take a look at them and explain how to leverage them to your advantage.
Uber has been rolling out various power driver programs over the last few months and savvy drivers have been able to cash in on thousands of dollars in extra incentive pay. One of the more popular programs is called Power Driver Plus, and it offers a cash payment from Uber upon completing a certain number of rides (among other requirements). If you’re in a city where Lyft is competitive with Uber like SF, LA or NYC, you may have seen this program, but it’s not the only incentive program out there.
Uber has also been offering the Metals program (Silver/Gold/Platinum), ‘Fare Boost’ and hourly guarantees in many cities, so even if you don’t have Power Driver Plus in your city, it’s likely that many or all of the strategies below will help you earn more money.