Tag Archives: uber

How this Rideshare driver is using YouTube to make driving for Uber Fun

We get it. Driving can be a grind, and it’s not always going to be a good time. Sometimes you’ll get a grouchy passenger, or a nightmare pool, or a bad review. And while these days are always going to happen, there are some things you can do to make driving more enjoyable, despite the […]

How rideshare drivers can start conversations that lead to tips and 5-star ratings

Let’s not fool ourselves here… As a rideshare driver, you’re not expecting to make much money from tips. Sure, tips are a perk that pads your wallet (and maybe your ego), but they’re not a guarantee. But still – wouldn’t it be nice to get more of them? The trick to more tips – and […]

How this driver went from earning $0 to $1000 per week driving for Uber in 4 months

Mike is family man. So when his daughter started having anxiety as she transitioned into Middle School, he needed to be around more. And that meant his job in retail wasn’t working anymore. “I would get a lot of flak from my bosses if something was going down and I had to be there,” he […]

25 Tips for Uber drivers from fellow rideshare drivers

If you’re in the rideshare business, you know it’s a tough game. We have to deal with road conditions, bad passengers, traffic, surges that aren’t really surges, and we even have to deal with the TNC’s themselves. That’s a lot to master, so we enlisted some help from our favorite rideshare groups around the internet […]

Top 6 Rideshare Services that Drivers are Using (and Why)

The marketplace for rideshare services is fragmented. As a potential rideshare driver in 2009, your options were relatively limited because they mostly didn’t yet exist. The more normalized the app-based ride sharing trend became, the more transportation network companies (TNCs) began to appear in the tech sector. There are, of course, key players that have […]

Through the Lens of Pittsburgh Rideshare Drivers – Jeff Altman

Background Name: Jeff Altman Driving for: 6 months TNC Services: Uber (X and XL) and Lyft Driving Commitment: Full-time (40-50 hrs/week) Important Metrics: “I base my driving mainly off of earnings. In order to pay the bills, I usually have to put in at least 40 hours.” Don’t drive for Uber yet? By signing up […]

How To Be a More Profitable Rideshare Driver

Let’s face it: as much as you may be interested in working as a professional driver, you’re also doing it for the money. Whether you’re a casual rideshare driver or consider it your full-time career, you’re working for an income. Not all driving hours are created equal. Whatever the actual number of hours you put […]

General Rules and Regulations for Rideshare Drivers in DC

Cities across the country have been using the same taxi system for years; it’s the same system with the same rules and the same everything since 1985. The regulations and rules – those that govern income, availability, and accessibility of taxis cabs – have remained largely insulated and untouched. Saying that this system was archaic […]

How to Incorporate Gridwise’s Airport Demand Feature into your Driving Strategy

Why even accept the ride? If rides to and from airports are long, time-consuming and sometimes require you to sit in annoying traffic, then why do drivers even bother taking them? Well, for one, the rides you accept will be relatively pricey. Each drive you make is pricier than the average fare. With Uber and […]