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    Recently. I was on the Rideshare Rodeo podcast, hosted by my friend Steve. It was a wide-ranging interview and we covered everything from the future of rideshare to the driver shortage and more. 

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    Why Drive for Rideshare?

    • Harry began driving for extra money – had free time
    • Discussion of earnings – strategies are key to earning more
    • Steve started driving to have more time with his kids, ability to take time off, etc.
    • Future of freelancing: more people are interested in this for the flexibility, earnings potential

    Rideshare Earnings

    • Understand that signing up for multiple apps is beneficial to you, as a driver
    • Earnings can be higher, can work better with your schedule
    • Uber’s take rate as gone down, according to Dara – highlights the difference between what drivers think and what Uber’s saying
    • We don’t really know!

    Driver Shortage

    • Rideshare needs to do a lot more, especially to bring back long time drivers
    • Have seen a lot of changes in pay (flat rate surge, for example) and it’s frustrating
    • May actually be hard to get long time drivers back
    • Brand new drivers haven’t seen these changes – don’t know how different it was

    Rideshare vs Delivery

    • Not a lot of cross over between rideshare and delivery
    • Fewer requirements to be a delivery driver, even more flexibility
    • Delivery companies have been very reliable
    • More complicated, though – a lot more can go wrong with delivery

    Future of Rideshare

    • Earnings – huge part of the conversation (tips, too!)
    • Smaller companies – opportunities for them?
    • Harry will not be starting a rideshare company!
    • Better communication is key!

    Outro

    • Thanks to Steve for having me on Rideshare Rodeo!

    Show Notes

    Harry Campbell

    Harry Campbell

    I'm Harry, the owner and founder of The Rideshare Guy Blog and Podcast. I used to be a full-time engineer but now I'm a rideshare blogger! I write about my experience driving for Uber, Lyft, and other services and my goal is to help drivers earn more money by working smarter, not harder.