The Rideshare Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Driving for Uber, Lyft, and Other Companies

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I’ve been driving for Uber and Lyft for 5 years now and blogging about it the entire time. But four articles a week, 52 weeks a year for five years straight means that there’s a LOT of content on this site. And while a lot of the posts I wrote years ago are still pretty relevant today, they can be hard to find.

So that’s why I’m proud to announce today that my new book, The Rideshare Guide: Everything you need to know about driving for Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing companies will be available on 4/24/2018!

Over the years, I’ve personally talked to over 50,000 drivers by e-mail, phone, social media and in-person and learned a lot.  This book is my attempt to consolidate all of that knowledge plus my own driving experience in order to give drivers everything they need to be successful at rideshare driving.  I hope you enjoy it!

Where Can You Buy This Book?

You can find this book at the retailers below:


What’s in The Rideshare Guide?

The Rideshare Guide is for drivers of all skill levels but it’s also designed so that you can flip ahead to whatever topic you care about.  If you’re a veteran driver and you just want to know all of my top money making strategies, head to Chapter 5 and read about how to maximize your profits.  If you’re a new driver or just thinking about getting signed up, then you can start at the very beginning.

Here’s what the book covers:

  1. What it’s Really Like Being a Rideshare Driver (Get this chapter free by opting in here!)
  2. How to Get Started as a Rideshare Driver
  3. What it’s Like to Give Your First Ride
  4. How You Can Become a Five-Star Driver
  5. How to Maximize Your Profits
  6. How to Deal with Difficult Passengers and Challenging Situations
  7. Where to Find Driver Support, Community and Resources
  8. What it Takes to Be an Independent Contractor (Including Taxes!)
  9. How You Can Diversify Your Rideshare Income
  10. The Future for Rideshare Drivers

To keep things interesting, I also include a series of Pro-Tips and stories from drivers I’ve met over the years.  You may even recognize some of the more popular Youtube ridesahre bloggers like UberMan, The Simple Driver, and The Rideshare Professor who all contributed stories to the book.

You Get an Exclusive First Look

Interested in getting a sneak peek at The Rideshare Guide? Sign up below to get the first chapter sent to you – for free! As an RSG reader, you get an exclusive first look at the book. Just enter your email below and we’ll send you the first chapter!

Want to Help Me Promote The Rideshare Guide?

You can help by:

1. Leaving a review on Amazon!

This helps us big time to get the word out and encourage others to buy it, and it won’t cost you anything.

2. Spreading the word about The Rideshare Guide!

Do you belong to any driver groups? Share it there, share it on your social media accounts, and share it with passengers interested in becoming drivers. You can use the hashtag #RideshareGuide to get the word out on social media!

Feel free to use these images and don’t forget the hashtag #RideshareGuide:

3. Buy copies for friends, fellow drivers, etc.

The Rideshare Guide is only $9.99, which is a low price tag for a book that can help you earn more, be a more effective driver, and manage your taxes efficiently.

If you enjoy the work I do for RSG (including the blog, podcast, YouTube, and more) and want to support RSG, please consider purchasing a copy of the Rideshare Guide today for yourself and copies for anyone you think would benefit from the guide.


What Are People Saying About The Rideshare Guide?

Don’t take my word for it – here are just a few reviews coming in from those who received an advanced copy of the book!

“Few people are as familiar with the ins-and-outs of rideshare driving as Harry. His deep understanding of what it’s like to get behind the wheel as a rideshare driver combined with his passion for helping others make him a valuable resource for folks who want to get even more out of their experience driving with Uber.”
—Rachel Holt, Uber VP and Regional General Manager, US & Canada

A guide every driver should have in their glovebox, from one of Lyft’s earliest pioneers. Harry shares all the tips that have made him successful — not only as a driver, but as a trusted entrepreneur.”
Laura Copeland, Lyft’s Head of Driver Communications

“Becoming a rideshare driver can serve as a pathway to freedom, or it can be just another part-time job. Harry’s book shows you the difference—read it and take your game to the next level.”—Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author of Side Hustle and The $100 Startup

“Companies like Uber and Lyft offer exciting opportunities for drivers, along with plenty of risks. No one is better suited to help them navigate this difficult terrain than the Rideshare Guy, Harry Campbell. This book is indispensable reading.”
—Brad Stone, author of The Upstarts: Uber, Airbnb, and the Battle for the New Silicon Valley

“Harry Campbell is far and away the most authoritative expert on the rideshare economy. His unique perspective–driver, engineer, entrepreneur, analyst, counselor–makes him uniquely qualified to chronicle this young industry that is transforming the economy before our eyes. Present nearly at the creation of Uber, he is a hands-on and careful observer who has maintained total objectivity and stays abreast of the many changes in the industry, from regulatory to contractor policies to tax treatments.”
—Adam Lashinsky, author of Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination and Fortune editor and writer

“An impressively comprehensive book, I highly recommend it to all drivers, seasoned or brand-new. It’s a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about becoming a rideshare driver and maximizing your income.”
—Randy Shear, Uber Man

“The best comprehensive guide for any Rideshare driver.”
—Calvin Hill, The Simple Driver

“In the rideshare business, only one name comes to my mind—Harry Campbell, the man that inspired me to enter this exciting market. His blog became my rideshare bible and very quickly I climbed the rideshare ranks applying his genius.”
—Torsten Kunert, Rideshare Professor


Where Can I Buy This Book?

You can buy this book at:

Who Should Buy This Book?

The Rideshare Guide is for drivers or want-to-be drivers at all levels! You can flip through the book to find exactly what you’re looking for no matter how long you’ve been driving.

Veteran drivers can find all of my top money making strategies by going to Chapter 5 and reading about how to maximize your profits.

New drivers can start at the very beginning and comprehensive, realistic advice about driving.

Looking for Bulk Discounts?

If you’re looking to purchase 50 or more copies for your organization, please contact me.

Why is the Title So Long?

I think you have to have a really long book title these days but in all seriousness, this is the only guide out there that lays out this much information for new, intermediate, and veteran drivers – so I needed a title to reflect all that info!

Plus, this book isn’t just about rideshare driving. I cover everything from driving delivery, handling your taxes, and even what the future may hold for the gig economy. With all that information, you’re really getting everything  you need to know, so the title reflects that.

Who do you think would benefit most from this book? 

-Harry @ RSG