Uber has made some big changes to its sign up bonus program but, as always, doesn’t exactly make these changes easy for new drivers to figure out. Sign-up bonuses have always been one of the bright spots for new drivers, since who wouldn’t want an extra $500 for signing up, right?
While the process wasn’t perfect and had its flaws, at the end of the day, a lot of people got paid. In fact, it’s one of the main sources of revenue for this blog, so in a way, we depend on referrals too.
But over the past few weeks, I have been getting an avalanche of e-mails from new drivers who were not getting paid their sign-up bonus. This in itself isn’t out of the ordinary but after investigating, I found that Uber started testing new driver guaranteed earnings instead of sign-up bonuses in several of its top markets. Basically, Uber is no longer offering new drivers bonuses – just guaranteed earnings.