When things are busy, it’s pretty easy to be a rideshare driver. You turn the app on and wait for requests. But when things are slow, that presents a whole different set of challenges if you still want to make decent money. Today, RSG contributor Scott Van Maldegiam takes a look at some helpful strategies to help combat low demand.
Over the last few weeks, I have had the “opportunity” to work some lower demand areas and lower demand times. I helped one of my driver referrals complete his 30 rides in 3 days while driving in the middle of the day during the week while other new drivers were also trying to complete their 30 rides. In other words, it was a challenge. After helping this driver earn their bonus, I drove in lower demand areas on a couple of weekends that are covered by Lyft and Uber guarantees. This has given me the opportunity to try out some new strategies and better understand some of the challenges with low demand. [Read more…]