Check out the final results of my 15-day case study on driving for Uber. Can you really make money doing it? If so, how much? Continue reading How I made $6.95/hour driving for Uber
Considering driving for Uber but not sure if it’s right for you? I’ve spent the last few days journaling on what it’s like to be a driver – the good and the bad. Come see for yourself! Continue reading Female Uber Driver – Day 15
Not sure the difference between a surge and a boost? We’ll walk thru what it means as a rider, a driver, and as Uber. Continue reading Uber Explained: Boost vs Surge
Considering driving for Uber but not sure if it’s right for you? I’ve spent the last few days journaling on what it’s like to be a driver – the good and the bad. Come see for yourself! Continue reading Female Uber Driver – Day 14
What is a surge? A Surge is when there are more riders requesting rides than drivers than can provide transportation. Why does Uber do surges? If they start to get a lot of requests that they don’t have enough drivers to fulfill, they have to try to rebalance the supply and demand. The way they do this is by raising the price of the rides … Continue reading Uber Explained: Avoiding Surges
Today I woke up to my first achievement award from Uber. It probably shouldn’t have been so exciting, but I was stoked to get my little notification that I’d received 50 5-star ratings. Yay! Admittedly when I first started driving I watched my ratings closely loving how the 5’s were rolling in, though as soon as I got my first non-5, the excitement wore off … Continue reading Female Uber Driver – Day 13
Question: Says my driver is arriving but he’s blocks away stuck in red lights – did I get charged? Highly unlikely. The Uber app automatically senses the driver’s GPS location as it relates to the passenger’s GPS location. When it believes the two are close enough, the app programmatically sends out the message that your driver is arriving now. The driver does not control when … Continue reading Uber Explained: Your driver is arriving!
As a Tuesday morning, I wasn’t sure how busy things would be. Heading out on the road at 6am, I filled up my tank and then started circling around the Cherry Creek neighborhood until finally a ping came in at 6:22am. The guy made me wait 12 minutes for him. If he wasn’t going to the airport and if he wasn’t in a 2x rate … Continue reading Female Uber Driver – Day 12
Question: There’s wait time on my Uber bill, what’s up with that? That’s correct. As soon as the Uber app shows the GPS coordinates of the driver are in the same location as the rider, it will automatically start a clock. Once that clock counter gets to 2 minutes of the driver waiting it begins charging the rider a few pennies every minute. The important … Continue reading Uber Explained: Wait Time – WTF?
Whether it is fate or not, there are those times in our life when things just flood to us for no apparent reason. Not that dating in Denver had been a desert, but lately it has been a downpour. Since being back I’ve seen guys off and on getting maybe a couple weeks break between before someone else would surface and catch my interest. Though … Continue reading When Fate Intervenes