For someone like me who mainly drives during busy times, Uber’s Surge and Lyft’s Prime Time Pricing are a big part of why I can make so much per hour. I like being able to turn on the app whenever I’m bored but that doesn’t always correlate to the highest earnings potential. I need the occasional long ride on double surge to help boost my earnings and make it worthwhile.
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Whenever I hit the road, my goal is to make around $20-$30 per hour. And even with the latest fare cuts, I’ve been able to achieve the lower end of this, but I will admit it’s been getting tougher. Instead of complaining about the lower fares though, I’m constantly figuring out ways to get more rides, get longer rides and be more efficient when I do drive. This mentality won’t work for everyone but if I’m not happy with my situation I’m going to do something about it instead of complaining or relying on someone else to fix things. [Read more…]