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.
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:
- 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?
- 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
- Please leave a comment or question about the show
- I want to hear from you guys about ideas for future blog posts and podcasts
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- My personal finance blog: Your PF Pro
- My first podcast appearance on LandlordU Episode 7: Harry Campbell: Personal Finance Blogger and Landlord
- Stumble Forward Podcast Episode 10: Earning Multiple Streams of Income with Harry Campbell
- Planet Money Podcast
- Bill Simmons Podcast
- Audio Technica ATR 2100
- Garage Band
- Lyft support: support@Lyft.com
- Lyft Pricing, Coverage Area and Hot Zones
- Lyft’s policy on driving in other coverage areas: Official policy says other cities are ok but not states. I have driven in other coverage areas in California and I was able to go into driver mode in Denver, CO but I did not wait to accept a ride since I didn’t have my car.
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