Today we’ll talk about how to become an Uber driver, how to find a Uber driver, and how to make the most of the service that’s just one tap away from your doorstep.
Uber is taxi-like service that is active in many major cities around the world and expanding it’s reach at an alarmingly fast rate.
It’s all automated, all you have to do is download the app and then use the app to find a nearby vehicle, all the payments are done online.
Micro-transactions take care of all the fees, it’s all done via credit or debit card. There are also several different ways to make money with the company.
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What Makes Uber Special:
For one, the convenience.
Uber is an app that was launched back in 2009 – it claimed to make it possible for people to find a taxi-like car to transport them to their destination. It was a completely new idea at the time, risky at first, but people were hooked, and soon Uber cars started to pop up in many different cities.
This is how it works…
You create an account with the company and download the app.
Next, fire up the app, login, and you’ll see a map. You simply have to click “Find a Driver” and the app will automatically scan for all the Uber drivers in the area and connect you with the closest driver, for convenience. This eliminates the inconvenience of having to wait for a specific driver to arrive.
No need to worry about meters, the app will calculate the fair and deduct the amount from your credit or debit card.
But besides the extreme convenience, there are a couple of other benefits that should be mentioned.
Benefits of Uber:
For instance, Uber drivers are highly regulated, and there is a review system that allows customers to rate their experience with the driver. If the driver’s rating is less than 4 out of 5 stars, he won’t be able to work for the company.
This rating system encourages drivers to do their best to create a comfortable and pleasant experience for their passengers.
On top of that, the vehicles are all up-to-date and modern, the rides are extremely comfortable, and the drivers are highly professional. There’s no need to worry about getting picked up by a car that is one pot-hole away from total destruction.
So it’s clear why people are interested in using this service, it’s exceptional. I have used the service several times and I never had a problem, the map system could use some improvement, but other than that, the service is superb.
How to Become an Uber Driver:
Uber has a share-a-ride service that allows drivers to work for the company as a independent contractor (basically a freelancer but for rides) and earn some extra cash on the side.
You can use your own car, but there are certain requirements that must be met, for instance, the car’s year must be either from 2000 or 2005 – no older cars are allowed. You will also need to pass a background check and you must be older than 21 years old.
(For more information, check out Uber’s official driver’s guide)
If you meet the requirements, all you have to do is download the app and start picking up passengers. There are two versions of the app, one for passengers to find drivers, and one for drivers to find passengers.
How Much Can You Earn with Uber:
Unfortunately, that’s a difficult question to answer because there are many different factors to consider, not to mention the fact that not all driver’s work full-time.
In fact, most driver’s work part-time and have other full-time jobs.
One the main factors that can determine how much you can earn as a driver is the city that you work in. If Uber has a strong presence in that city and there are plenty of people who need rides, it won’t be difficult to make a decent amount of money driving passengers to their destinations.
Similarly, if you work in a city that where the service has not quite caught on, it will be difficult to earn a significant amount of cash.
Uber Driver Vehicle Types:
Additionally, there are several different types of vehicles to drive, with their own compensation plans. The following are the vehicles you can drive/hire: limousine, taxi, black-car, UberX, or SUV.
You should also remember that that time of day is an important factor too consider as well.
Some driver’s claim to earn $45 an hour while others claim to earn $10 an hour, there is no exact hourly rate.
But, the requirements are not too strict, and if you have a modern vehicle, working for Uber could be an excellent way to earn some more money on the side. It could even be your full-time job!
How to Find a Uber Driver: Tips and Tricks
At the moment, Uber does not allow passengers to request a specific driver, though this might change in the future.
But, if there are no cars in the area, what do you do?
There are a couple reasons why no vehicles are appearing on your screen.
For one, the internet connection of your phone may be experiencing problems. If your phone does not have a internet connection you won’t be able to use the application.
Similarly, if the internet connection is particularly slow, the app will load slowly, and it might take awhile to see all the cars in your vicinity.
It could also be because there are simply no drivers in your area. This often happens when you are in the country-side or far from a major city where Uber does not have coverage.
Conclusion on Uber:
Uber is a fantastic modern, cash-less transportation system that is extremely convenient.
It also provides an income opportunity for anyone who owns a vehicle (or you can rent a vehicle) and you can become a certified Uber driver in no time.
Now you know how to become a Uber driver, don’t forget to sign-up and get started.
Can’t wait to see you on the road!