Make Money As an Uber Driver
This is a really good business for you. To earn higher rates and be accepted for the people, you must take this job seriously. This is not just about having an acceptable car and accomplish the requirements, you have to develop a friendly and kind attitude to be one of the favorite drivers for the public and make your trips very pleasant. You have a rating to build and keep. Let’s take into account every aspect of being the best Uber Driver, things you are surely not aware of, and you have to take into account:
When we are taking a Uber to go somewhere, we always expect a relatively “normal” driver, but the truth is that in a taxi the most incredible things do not happen with the driver, but with the users.
You will see and hear things you could not believe. People tends to talk a lot about personal stuff, and you might get some reflections and learn from a simple trip.
You might have some nice experiences, sometimes blue experiences that can make you think why did you aspire to become an Uber driver in the first place, to avoid bad experiences, try to be professional, do not talk unless the passenger invites you to speak. Keep a line between you and your passengers, any misbehavior will be punished by the Uber crew.
Another thing is that your passenger can associate his Spotify or Pandora account to his Uber account and if he wishes, he will musicalize your trip, so you have to be very tolerant of some people that like music that you simply are going to hate.
The split fare will make you carry more people for the price of one. All the passengers will pay the trip as one to a common destination, even if they do not know each other.
People usually won’t feel happy about the dynamism on the rates of prices, that changes daily and they will be going to blame you because the trip was more expensive than they thought.
Some Uber drivers do not know the city that well to perform the service. Although Uber puts within its requirements that the drivers have knowledge of the city, you are just beginning, so that will make some drivers abuse of the GPS use. Technology is a great help, but a GPS will never outgrow a human being. In some cases, Uber drivers abuse the GPS, without trying to cut the way to meet customers or when to take them to their destination.
High traffic is not up to you, make it clear to the client as soon as you see the traffic is not going to be fluent on this trip.
The rating is the reputation you are going to build, dress up for the work, try not to cancel trips you have accepted.
Drive safely and participate to the passengers any detour you take and give the reasons to do so.
- Always ask your passengers to use the seatbelts.
- Always secure the doors and let the client know that is a security measure you have to take.
- Altime ask if your passenger would want to have air conditioning on their trip. Not everybody fancies to be in a cold car.
- Supervise your car after every trip and return forgotten stuff to your clients.
- Do not scent your vehicle with strong aromas. People might be allergic.
- Do not make “moves” to get dates with clients you picked up, you never know who would like to suit a multimillionaire enterprise because you have crossed a line.
- Drive in “defensive mode” not in “offensive mode. Avoid dangerous maneuvers and when driving, try to use more logic to run, keep track of traffic information and participate your passengers about jams and restrictions to use alternative ways.
FAQ for Uber drivers’ aspirants:
How much does the driver receive from the price of the trip?
Each driver receives 75% of the amount of travel, while the other part takes the platform. Also, according to the variables of time slot and also demand, prices may vary. The idea is that each driver earns what he can and wants according to the hours worked. The more times, the greater the benefit.
Are there work schedules?
One of the great benefits is that each driver is free to carry the calendar that he wants. This has a downside and is that a driver who has worked many hours without a maximum tax, may not be able to make a regular trip. On the other hand, it is positive for drivers that there is not a minimum of days or trips done, in this way each person can combine his work with this, besides having complete freedom to decide when he can and cannot be willing to be Uber.
How does that work?
You subscribe yourself following all the requirements for you and your car. Download and install the app. Once you are approved to be a driver, Start the app when you are beginning to drive. No matter what time is it. If there’s a trip available near from where you are, the app will assign that trip to you automatically. When you want a break, you just log out. That simple.
Is that safe for me?
You register in the app, the user logs as well. The passenger’s credit card and address are localizable, just as your personal information. You might not know who is in your vehicle, but be sure that person identity is entirely clear. Let’s be clear and sincere in here: if you were taking a lunatic, someone else already knows where did you pick that guy, the actual location, which way you took and BOTH’S ubication. Besides, a madman won’t want to be identified because he was the last one that was with you, so you have nothing to worry about.
Is it legal?
As long as the Government does not say otherwise, Uber’s service is legal. While it is true that this phenomenon has brought some disturbances and conflicts between taxi drivers and this type of new technological platforms, the truth is that a new way of seeing the transport of people in the cities has also arrived. Increased competition and price war benefits the customer and makes taxi drivers, Uber and others, work to be the best transportation service, so, this is not illegal unless you are cheating with the requirements that Uber expects.
What if I want to be an Uber Driver and I don’t have a car?
Uber have some associated persons with fleets of cars that will provide you a car to be just the driver. You are rated as well, you have to pass the same tests and requirements as every car owner and make great increases if you treat right the car assigned, maybe get promoted to better cars (and incomes) and develop trust. If your country allows it, Uber can help you to finance your own car and be independent, but you have to work a lot of time to pay it. The financing gets discounted out of the account from where you receive payments, so, you could be lucky enough to have a future as an Uber driver.
Now, it’s up to you to become an Uber driver. The best one. Good luck!