Harry here. Today, RSG contributor Ezra Dubroff takes a look at the Uber Quest program and shares his best tips and tricks for maximizing your income while doing it!
The New York Times recently reported on “How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks’ To Push Its Drivers’ Buttons.” Some of the techniques detailed in the Times’ report included Uber’s use of video game-like motivational tools, used to encourage drivers to behave in very specific ways. For example, a graphic showing an earnings goal when a driver attempts to go offline, encouraging that driver to stay online and reach a specific earnings threshold.
But there’s more… if you’re an Uber driver in a larger market, you may have noticed some features in your app called Quest and Boost.
The first time I saw those words, I immediately had a flashback to the early 90s, playing games like Contra on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. And anyone who’s played Contra knows about the secret code to get 30 extra lives, right? We’ll get back to that later
Those video game buzzwords, “Quest” and “Boost,” are incentives for Uber drivers that can translate to real money and increased earnings, so as a driver, I thought it would be a good idea to figure out exactly how to take advantage of these opportunities and earn some extra cash.
So today we’ll be diving in and exploring Uber Quest: what it is, how it works and how to use it to maximize your rideshare earnings.
For a detailed look at Uber Boost, check out this great feature by Christian Perea from the blog.
Related article: Essential gear for rideshare drivers