“I worry about you. What if someone attacks you?”
How did my first weekend go as a Uber driver?
My life is on-the-job-training. This is my adventure with working as a Uber driver.
Key lessons learned from my first few days as a Uber driver:
- Read the rules so that you don’t get in trouble. No extra passengers allowed.
- Have the right technology on your side. Get a phone charger!
- Calls are unpredictable. You could get a request at any time.
What are some of the highlights of driving for Uber?
I know every single hot spot in Toronto.
I never want to drink again.
Sorry to anyone who ever drove me around when I was wasted.
I hear all of the dirty details.
More on this later. As you could imagine, many folks want to start driving for Uber for the money.
What do you need to start making money as a Uber driver?
I want you to start making money ASAP. What do you need to get started?
- A car that’s no older than ten years old.
- Smart phone with data. You might have to up your data.
- Car charger.
- Solid record. They check your driving record and your criminal record.
- “Do you have to pay taxes?”
- “What if I don’t have a cellphone?”
What’s the best way to make money with Uber?
You have to find a strategy when driving for Uber so that you’re not wasting time or gas.
Are you ready to start driving or to try Uber out as a passenger??
What are the benefits of Uber?
What are the setbacks of Uber?
The income isn’t passive at all.
The expenses can get pretty high.
It’s far too unpredictable sometimes.
You never know who you’re going to get, where they’re going to go, and how the experience will be.
“Can I drink this in here?”
Can you handle this opportunity cost? I sometimes wonder if it’s worth driving for a few bucks.
What are some of the numbers behind driving for Uber?
Training went late, so I decided to turn Uber on around 11pm for a little bit.
From 11:29pm to 1:45am I made $77.68.
How has the pay been?
I pull the curtain all the way back in this article. I didn’t want to hold anything back.
The first week of part-time driving generated me $651.60.
Uber took their cut of $131.30 and I had $521.29 deposited into my account on Thursday afternoon.
The second paycheck came in at $567.85.
I made $709.82 through fares. Then Uber took their cut.
These numbers don’t factor in taxes, fuel, time, and opportunity cost.
Should you drive with Uber?
Only on a part-time basis if you want to make some extra money and enjoy meeting new people.
I’ll say this:
Are you ready to start driving?
You can start driving and earning money within a few days. You have to make a move right now.