For those who are regular readers of my site, you’ve probably noticed a recurring theme: I don’t like to talk much about fare cuts, I never complain about driving for Lyft/Uber and I never make excuses as to why I’m not earning enough. For me, rideshare driving is something that I do for extra income, it’s not something that I depend on to make a living since I’m all about creating multiple sources of income.
A lot of rideshare sites, forums and groups out there are pretty outspoken when it comes to how they’re being treated by Lyft and Uber. But from the beginning, I’ve treated all TNC’s the same way that I would treat any other billion dollar corporation: I don’t trust them. Any time you start to put faith in someone else (especially billion dollar corporations) or depend on someone else to make a living, you are no longer in control. That might seem like an obvious statement but no matter what corporations tell you, they will always be looking out for their bottom line, not yours.
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With that being said, my rideshare journey over these past 6 months has still been pretty amazing. I’ve made more money than I ever could have imagined, I’ve helped countless drivers learn about efficient rideshare techniques and I’m also part of a burgeoning sharing economy.