As most of you know I recently signed up for Uber in order to take advantage of their ‘$500 Steal A Lyft Driver’ promotion (Ok I made up that name). Even though I started out with Lyft and I’m a bigger fan of their service in general it makes a lot of financial and business sense to drive for more than one TNC. We don’t know what’s in store for one company over another so it’s essential that you diversify your streams of income as a small business owner (remember we are all business owners now).
Once I was signed up and ready to go, I decided to do some Uber-ing. Up until this point, I’d only driven for Lyft so I was curious to see what it would be like to drive for both companies.
So here’s how my first week went driving for Lyft AND Uber:
Friday Night Lights
Friday night I dropped off my fiancee at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana and I decided to do a little driving. I turned on both apps and hung out in the drop-off area for a while but got no calls. I was kind of surprised that the police officers let me sit there for so long without saying anything to me but eventually I left on my own accord. Since there’s a lot of turmoil going on with airport pick-ups right now I made sure that I took my Uber phone off the windshield (this is kind of a dead giveaway) and obviously didn’t have my bright pink Lyft mustache on the grill. [Read more…]