There’s no denying the facts: UberX and Lyft markets are getting saturated with drivers, rates have been cut and it’s not quite as lucrative as it once was. Don’t get me wrong, I think there is still a ton of opportunity for drivers but you have to drive smarter than ever these days. Since I’m a part time driver, I can still make very good money cherry-picking the best hours (think Friday/Saturday nights, holidays, etc) but there are a lot of people who might not have that luxury. That’s one of the reasons why I’m happy to have The Black Car Guy back today to talk about the nuts and bolts about how he got signed up to drive for Uber Black/SUV. A lot of you had questions after his first article so we wanted to shed some light on that process.
Hi, it’s the Black Car Guy again. In my first article for The Ridehare Guy, I talked about the great month I had in October, earning just about $10k after commissions, after only 6 months as a Black Car driver for Uber. As might be expected, a lot of you wanted to know more about how a driver would go about getting into this line of work and making this amount of money.
This week, I’ll dig a little deeper into the details of what’s required to drive Uber Black/SUV and what the steps are for anyone wanting to take their game to the next level.
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