This is a transcript of Episode 22: From Founding Lyft Driver to Rideshare Blogger. You can find show notes, comments and more by clicking here. You can also listen to the podcast in iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.
Male: Welcome to the Rideshare Guide Podcast. The site that’s dedicated to helping drivers earn more money by working smarter, not harder. So whether you drive for Lyft, Uber, Sidecar or anything in between, we’ve got you covered. And now here’s your host. Harry Campbell.
Harry: Hey, what’s going on everybody? Harry here. Welcome to another episode of the Rideshare Guy podcast. I’m definitely psyched to have you guys listening and I’m really excited for today’s episode. I’ve got a pretty cool interview with a guy named Doug Herrera who is actually my neighbor and he is a founding Lyft driver and now a Rideshare blogger. So he actually runs a site called ridesharingdriver.com and I’ve known about him for a while and we actually just recently went out to lunch, talked a little rideshare, and as you guys can imagine we had a lot to talk about, both being drivers and bloggers, and just he’s a cool guy, so I thought it would be really cool to have him on the podcast.
He was a founding Lyft driver in Orange County, which I found really fascinating so we talked a lot about that on the podcast, and it was just really cool to talk to someone who has been around for a while. You guys will hear on the podcast just how long he’s been around for. I’m not going to do any huge long intro today because the interview is a bit long but I think it is packed full of a lot of good information and just really cool stories and a lot of some of the benefits, some of the bad stuff, some of the good stuff about being a driver, and all the opportunities that you can take advantage of and it was definitely cool to hear. I think you guys definitely want to listen until the end because we kind of talked about how Doug recognizes opportunity to start a site and how he aligned two of his passions to basically create this huge opportunity for himself in addition to driving.
I think it’s a story that will resonate with a lot of drivers and I know that a lot of us are entrepreneurial and have all of these ambitions and I know a lot of people probably don’t want to go and drive Uber and Lyft forever, so I think this podcast interview was definitely inspiring for me and I think you guys will learn a lot from it. Hopefully you guys will enjoy it and before I move on, I just want to give a quick thanks to everyone who has been listening. We actually were right on the cusp of 10,000 downloads per month so all the podcasts right now combined I think last month, in June, they were very close. I was at about 9,000 downloads, which is awesome, so definitely appreciate everyone who has listened and I have been getting great feedback. I’m hoping to do a bunch of new interviews and a bunch of new podcasts going forward, so definitely stay tuned for that and if you guys haven’t checked out the course yet that we launched. I’m a little biased, but I think it’s packed full of ton of information. I launched a cool video course with Brian Cole. [Read more…]