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Uber Driver Sign Up Bonus – Claim The Biggest Bonus Here

As of January 2020, Uber’s sign-up bonus can fluctuate by market and time of year, but brand new Uber drivers can typically expect to be offered a guarantee of $500-$1,000 if you sign up and do 50-100 rides within 30 days.

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Uber Driver Resources

Think you just need a car and a phone to be a rideshare driver? Think again! Here are the 11 most helpful products you need as a driver.

59 Best Car Accessories According To Uber Drivers (Must Have)

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59 Things Uber and Lyft Drivers Could Consider Having In Their Car Disclosure: this article contains affiliate links, a way for us to monetize our content so we can continue…

Best Rideshare Apps For Uber Drivers (Makes Your Job Easier)

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There are a lot of apps out there claiming to help rideshare drivers and today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea covers the top driver apps that will make your job…

Lyft Vs Uber: 6 Reasons Why It’s Better To Be a Lyft Driver

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Like Lyft more than Uber? You’re not alone! This week, we’ve challenged senior RSG contributors Jay Cradeur and Christian Perea to explain why they like Lyft (Jay) and Uber (Christian)…
After several years of driving, Christian shares what he would have done differently before becoming a full time Uber and Lyft driver.

Full Time Uber Driver – Everything I Wish I Knew Before Starting

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Harry here.  For a lot of prospective drivers, signing up to drive with Uber can be a big step.  And if you're looking to do it full time, there's even…

What Not to Do When You Get a Red Light Camera Ticket

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Have you ever gotten a ticket while rideshare driving? With all the driving we do as drivers, it's almost inevitable. But should you fight the ticket when you get it?…

Why Are So Many Drivers Having Trouble with Background Checks?

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Over the past few months, we’ve heard from numerous drivers who were running into problems with the Uber background check. In some cases, new Uber drivers were experiencing issues getting…
Want to drive for Uber but not sure how to get started? Check out the Uber driver requirements before you sign up!

Uber Driver & Car Requirements – What You Need To Drive For Uber

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A lot of new drivers are surprised to find that Uber will hire almost anyone as long as you can pass a background check.  Uber doesn’t discriminate when it comes…

FarePilot: A Tool That’s Helping Me Find Rides

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Christian here, This post is sponsored by FarePilot but as always, all thoughts, experiences, and opinions are my own. I wasn’t sure if I’d like the FarePilot app at first, but…

Age Limit: Should Uber Drivers Transport Kids & Minors?

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Click here to sign up to drive for Uber Click here to sign up to ride Uber as a passenger How old do you have to be to use Uber?…
How can drivers handle the car seat questions? #Uber #Lyft

Do Uber Drivers Need To Have Car Seats for Children?

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It's a question almost every driver will get from passengers: I don't have a car seat, but can I bring along my ? Today, we have a guest post from…
Ever wonder how some drivers can make so much driving for Uber and Lyft? We had senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur explain his strategies for how he makes $1,900 driving for Uber and Lyft. And even though we can’t all live in SF, a lot of the strategies Jay uses on a weekly basis can translate to other markets.

How I Make $1,900 Per Week Driving For Uber and Lyft In San Francisco

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Ever wonder how some drivers can make so much driving for Uber and Lyft? We had senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur explain his strategies for how he makes $1,900 driving…

What Happens After You’re Deactivated By Uber?

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Back in December, RSG contributor Jay Cradeur was deactivated by Uber for seemingly no reason. Jay chronicled the saga here, and today he has an update for us: he’s been…
Where do Uber drivers make the most money? Taking into account earnings plus cost of living, these top cities for Uber drivers might surprise you.

Uber Driver Earnings By City – How Much Does An Uber Driver Make In…

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It's tough comparing one Uber driver's income to another because there are so many factors that go into it.  In my mind though, when and where you drive are what…
Want to drive the airport circuit? Here's an airport guide on these rides plus a handy spreadsheet that lists the rules and regulations for top airports.

An Airport Guide For Uber and Lyft Drivers

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Update (1/2020): We just released a brand new report examining the recent ridehail changes at LAX - you can read more about it here. Harry here.  After the party hours, airport…

Uber Car Requirements

Looking for the best dashcams for rideshare drivers? RSG contributor Jon K reviews our favorite dashcams for Uber and Lyft drivers.

Best Dash Cam for Uber & Lyft Drivers (Ultimate Guide) [Updated]

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In this updated article, RSG contributor Paula Gibbins shares the absolute best dash cam for Uber drivers, Lyft drivers and more.   Over the years, we've reviewed a variety of dash…

Lyft Vehicle Inspection & Lyft Inspection Form Information

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Want to drive for Lyft but don’t have a car that qualifies? Let Rideshare Rental get you out on the road fast with their rideshare-approved vehicles. Learn more about the…
What happens if you get into an accident with Lyft? We share one reader's story on what happened and how long it took to get a resolution -

Got In An Accident While Driving for Lyft – What Happens Next?

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Today’s post comes from reader Tom, who contacted RSG to let us know his experience with Lyft’s insurance agent, Marsh Risk & Insurance Services. His story, outlined below, shows what…
I get a lot of questions about the "best car" for rideshare drivers, and many people assume the Prius is the best. But is it? We investigate -

Is Toyota Prius The Best Car For Uber & Lyft Drivers?

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Harry here. I get a lot of questions from people asking for my advice on the "best car" to buy as a rideshare driver. While there's a lot that goes…

7 Best Car Mounts For iPhone Users According To Uber Drivers

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If you want to mount your phone in an easy to use and convenient way while driving, look no further than a phone mount for your car's dashboard. If you…
Want to drive for Uber but not sure how to get started? Here are the car requirements you'll need to follow before driving for Uber.

Uber Car Requirements – How To Pass Uber Vehicle Inspection

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Most drivers are able to sign up and pass Uber’s background check just fine, but not everyone knows about Uber’s car requirements. UberX, UberXL and UberSelect all allow you to…

Uber Car Insurance

Find out what companies will insure rideshare drivers with our comprehensive database. If you're looking for rideshare insurance options, check it out.

Rideshare Insurance – Best Options for Uber & Lyft (By State)

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Best Car Insurance Options for Uber Drivers and Lyft Drivers If you're looking for the best rideshare insurance in 2020, we've made it easy to learn about the options in…
What should you do if/when you get into an accident while driving for Uber or Lyft? It can be tough to answer that question in the moment, so I've put together a list of things to be aware of if/when you get into an accident - plus, download the handy checklist so you can be prepared!

Steps Lyft & Uber Drivers Should Take After a Car Accident

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If you've recently gotten into an accident while driving for Uber/Lyft, we recommend speaking with Bryant Greening, an attorney at LegalRideshare – (312)767-7950.  Head to the Uber Accident Lawyer page to learn more. If you want…

Uber Insurance – Which Company Offers The Best Policy?

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Uber & Lyft car and driver insurance can be a confusing topic, one that many drivers ignore. However, it’s important to pay attention to the insurance options out there. If…

Uber Insurance Cost – How to Avoid a High Deductible Plan

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As we’ve covered many times on The Rideshare Guy, insurance (getting it, paying for it, using it, etc.) can be confusing. However, RSG contributor Melissa Berry is here to break down the important…

Uber Income & Pay

The Most Lucrative Holidays To Be An Uber Driver

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If you were able to make more money than an average day of driving rideshare, would you? If your answer is yes, you may be interested in this article, where…

Tips To Make More Money With Uber & Lyft (Maximize Profit)

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How to Make More Money With Uber Lots of our readers have been asking us how to make more money with Uber. There seems to be this notion out in…

How Cancelling More Can Earn you More… Without Risking Deactivation

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You may have read Jay Cradeur’s story about how to screen calls to make more money while driving for Uber. You may also be worried that cancelling too much could lead…

Best Rideshare Advertising Companies To Make More Money

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Vugo was one of the first companies on the rideshare advertising scene a few years ago and since that time, we’ve seen a plethora of other advertising companies come and go. Combined,…

How To Maximize Earnings While Driving For Uber Part Time

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Are you a part-time Uber or Lyft driver? If so, you're probably wondering how you can maximize your time on the road to earn the most in the least amount…
How Much Do Uber Drivers Make? If you’re looking to get rich from driving for Uber, you’re probably going to be a little disappointed.  But if you’re looking to make a few hundred bucks part-time, work for a few months while you job hunt or even replace a crappy full-time job, this could be the perfect gig for you. #Uber #ridesharing #rideshare #makemoney

How Much Money Does An Uber Driver Make? Pay & Salary Review

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How Much Does Uber Pay? If you’re looking to get rich from driving for Uber, you’re probably going to be a little disappointed.  But if you’re looking to make a…

I Added A Tip Sign & Jar To My Uber & Here’s How Much I Made

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Harry here.  There's been a lot of buzz around tipping lately, so we sent RSG senior contributor Christian Perea out onto the roads armed with a couple tipping signs to…
Have you heard about Uber’s new Rewards Debit Card? If not, we’ve got you covered. We cover what the debit card is, what its benefits are, and if it’s good for drivers -

Uber Debit Card: Review, Rewards, Perks, & Benefits

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Have you heard about Uber’s new Rewards Debit Card? If not, we’ve got you covered. RSG contributor Melissa Berry will cover what the debit card is, what its benefits are,…

Uber Driver Taxes

Ultimate Tax Guide for Uber & Lyft Drivers [Updated for 2020]

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👉 Tip: the most important tools during tax season are TurboTax to file your taxes and a mileage tracking app to keep track of your miles! And if you want…

Uber Drivers – What To Do If You Forgot To Track Your Mileage

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Harry here.  Uber and Lyft typically send out 1099s by January 31st, so hopefully you’ve been tracking all of your mileage!  But if not, we’ve teamed up with Stride Tax for…

Mileage Tracker Review – 8 BEST Free Apps To Track Your Miles [Updated for 2020]

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Maximizing your deductions at tax time will save you a ton of money, but in order to do that, you'll need the best mileage tracking app. We tried all of…
Most drivers don't realize it but the second you become a 1099 employee you are a business owner and it's important to protect yourself liability-wise.

Day 1: Do Rideshare Drivers Need To Form LLCs?

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You may not have realized it when you first signed up to drive, but as a new rideshare driver, you're technically a business owner too now.  And while running your own…

Uber App

Uber Pro – New Rewards Program Helps Drivers Be More Successful

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Uber is releasing a new way to reward drivers with increased earnings and discounts on everything from gas to college tuition. This new program is called Uber Pro, and today,…

Here’s What Drivers Should Expect from Uber Comfort

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In this Throwback Classic post, we’re talking about Uber Comfort. We covered Uber Comfort a few months ago, and now Uber is rolling out Uber Comfort to more cities. RSG…
Have you ever wished you could see where your passenger is going before you accept the ride? It’s one of many features drivers wish Uber and Lyft would add, but Uber and Lyft have resisted adding it… until now.

Want to See Where Your Rider is Going? You May Be Able to Now

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Have you ever wished you could see where your passenger is going before you accept the ride? It’s one of many features drivers wish Uber and Lyft would add, but…
Recently, we featured a guest post from the perspective of a Chicago driver affected by Lyft’s potential new changes to Prime Time. A lot of of drivers understandably have many questions about Lyft’s new Prime Time, plus Uber’s changes for new surge. Senior RSG contributor Christian Perea tackles those questions, and how new surge/Prime Time may affect drivers, below.

Everyone Is Upset About New Surge and Prime Time. Should They Be?

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Recently, we featured a guest post from the perspective of a Chicago driver affected by Lyft’s potential new changes to Prime Time. A lot of of drivers understandably have many questions…
Have you noticed the scheduled rides feature on your app? Turns out, it can be a pretty useful tool for planning your rides - if it works.

Schedule a Ride: What Uber and Lyft Drivers Need to Know

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Have you noticed the scheduled rides feature on your Uber or Lyft apps? Turns out, it can be a pretty useful tool for planning your rides - if it works.…

Why Your Uber Driver App Isn’t Working

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11/25/19: We've gotten reports from drivers that the Uber driver app has been down all morning for drivers across the country (4:30 am -7:30 am PT) - you can get…
Have you ever wondered what it's like driving for UberXL or Select - how much can drivers make, is the vehicle maintenance worth it, etc? Your q's answered!

What’s it Like Driving for UberXL and UberSELECT?

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Harry here. It's been a little while since we did an update on what it's like driving for UberXL or UberSELECT, so when guest poster Monika Dean reached out to me…
Have you heard of Uber Quest? It's another way Uber incentivizes drivers to get on the road, but there are hacks to make Uber Quest work well for you -

Uber Quest Review: Tips, Tricks, Strategy, Hacks & Earnings

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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! Click…

How Does Uber’s Destination Filter Work?

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The Uber Destination Filter is a new feature that drivers have been anticipating a long time.  It was actually first available on Sidecar's app and then Lyft, but never worked that…

Uber Scams

Did you think passenger scams to get free rides was over? Unfortunately, the same cancelation scam is still around. Here's what to be aware of -

Uber Cancellation Scams to Watch Out For

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A few years ago, we covered the top ten ways passengers were scamming drivers for free rides. Many of those scams are still relevant, so go check out that post…
Have you heard of the new Uber and Lyft phishing scams targeting instant pay? Here's what you need to know to keep your info & money safe.

Uber Driver Scam That Steals Your Pay In Seconds

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Harry here.  Although Uber's Instant Pay and Lyft's Express Pay options have been hugely popular with drivers, there are some scams and fraud issues drivers should be aware of.  Today,…
A growing issue for drivers is service dog fraud, but how can you recognize the fraud, what does the law say, and what does Uber actually do about this?

How to Handle Service Dog Fraud As An Uber Driver

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Harry here.  Uber isn't legally allowed to provide training to its drivers but one issue that can actually get you deactivated as a driver is refusing a ride for a…