When drivers first start out driving, there are plenty of misconceptions (and nerves!) that inform their first few rides. In this article, senior RSG contributor (and veteran driver) Jay Cradeur covers what passengers really want from their drivers.
When I started driving, I had very definite ideas about my passengers. I thought I knew it all even though I had never been a passenger in an Uber or Lyft car. I had been a passenger in taxis in cities like Chicago and New York, but that was a long time ago.
I believe most drivers feel this way when they get started. I thought to myself, “how hard can it be?” But after getting a few negative comments, and not too many tips, I began to unpack what it means to be a driver for a passenger.
In this article, I will share with you five misconceptions I had that I have had to change so I can maximize my rating and earnings as a rideshare driver.