If you need a way to bring in some extra cash, why not consider signing up to be an Uber driver? The hours are extremely flexible, and it’s a fun way to earn extra money to put in the bank. If you have enough time, you can make a good living out of being an Uber driver.
The benefits of being an Uber driver
If you haven’t heard of it, Uber is a fantastic service that lets users book a ride to their desired destination (much like a cab). When you are ready to start driving passengers, you simply turn your Uber driver status to online, and start receiving requests from people nearby who need a ride. However, with Uber, the whole transaction is dealt with through the Uber app – that means no cash is exchanged in hand. Instead, the passenger is charged with the credit card they signed up to the app with. This helps to avoid any awkward exchanges about passengers losing their wallets! In addition, drivers also get paid on a weekly basis by Uber.
One of the best benefits of being an Uber driving? It’s a very flexible way to earn money. You can be your own boss and make your own hours, and even turn it into a full-time job! If something comes up, all you need to do is turn the app off and take care of business – perfect for last-minute doctor’s appointments or school assemblies.
Another great perk of Uber driving is knowing who you are picking up. Unlike a cab, the app connects drivers and passengers before pick-up and includes a photo and their full name. At the end of the ride, both driver and passenger give each other a rating out of 5.
How to get 5 star ratings on Uber
The more 5 star ratings you get, the more popular driver you may become! Some drivers who offer a point-of-difference, like Grandma Uber in Australia, even start up their own Facebook Pages to attract more customers. If you’re business-savvy and take pride in your people skills, your driving and your vehicle, you could do the same.
The first thing you need to do to get a good rating on Uber? Make sure you have a clean vehicle. If you’re serious about being an Uber driver, you need to take the time to clean your car every day, if that’s how often you’ll be driving. Another tip: Invest in your business and buy a GPS, or have your phone mounted on the car dashboard, so you can see the GPS on Uber or Google Maps.
Secondly, don’t be a bad driver. That means exceeding the speed limit, not knowing how to change gears, not indicating, pulling out in front of traffic… The lot. Bad driving generally isn’t appreciated by passengers who want to get to their destination safely.
If you want to make your Uber driving service more memorable, really turn up the benefits for passengers and offer things like tissues, water bottles, paracetamol, candy and chocolate.