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2 min read

    2 min read

    RSG001: What’s Your Passenger Pick-Up Strategy?

    Welcome to the first episode of The Rideshare Guy Podcast.  I’m super excited to be working on this site and especially the podcast.  I’ve spent a lot of time perfecting this first episode so I hope you guys enjoy it.

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    In this episode, we’ll talk all about passenger pick-up strategies and ways to maximize profitability, efficiency and more.  At the end of the show, I’ll also share with you 5 awesome tips for getting the best passengers.

    You can find a transcript of the show here and a big thanks to our awesome listener Carolyn for transcribing the podcast!

    Summary of the Show:

    Intro

    • My first podcast for The Rideshare Guy
    • Why I like podcasting so much

    How does the passenger pick-up/request system work?

    • The secret behind Lyft’s passenger pick-up algorithm
    • Why do you get calls from passengers that are 20 minutes away when there are closer drivers?
    • How to reset your passenger pick-up radius
    • Future tweaks to passenger pick-up algorithm
    • Is it better to move around or stay in one spot?

    Hot zones

    • How to find Hot Zones
    • How to get passengers headed into hot zones

    5 Awesome Tips for Getting the Best Passengers

    • What’s the most surprising day to work?
    • Should you worry about your acceptance rate?
    • Are longer rides better than shorter rides?
    • Can you drive in other cities/states?
    • How to find rideshare friendly events

    Outro

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    • I want to hear from you guys about ideas for future blog posts and podcasts
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    Show Notes:

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    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.