It’s been a few weeks since my original proof of concept driving with Uber. Despite the low return, I decided to keep driving for several reasons. I’ve been driving every day except for one day I took off (primarily to keep my sanity!). Most days I drive both a morning and evening shift and have found driving is more exhausting than I thought. Though this … Continue reading Uber Driver: Latest Earnings – $14/hour (Net)
Whether you’re new to Uber or been riding with them for awhile, you might be wondering what the difference is in each of the car types (Uber X, Uber XL, Uber Select, etc.). Here are some tips that might help! Continue reading Uber Explained: Car types X vs XL vs Select etc.
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?
After all the successes my first two days, I was stoked to hit the road again today. It was a Sunday on a holiday weekend and my goal was to clear my whole day to make big money. At the rate I earned the first day ($20/hour) and second day ($32/hour), I was optimistic if I spent the full day driving I could turn a … Continue reading Female Uber Driver – Day 3