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Driving for multiple apps

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KristenJanetKim
316 Rider Driver
 Posted 10 months, 1 week ago

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All of the “experts/gurus” say to do both Uber and Lyft, but I say sign up for as many apps as you can. I drive for 6: Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and 3 for kids, Zūm, HopSkipDrive and Kango. When I got into an accident and had my car in the shop for almost a month, DoorDash was my only option. I wasn’t going to rent another car when I got a rental car free from insurance, but I could drive on the other platforms. Today I came from my Uber Greenlight unable to get my vehicle inspection renewed due to the dent and scratches in my car. I have to get those fixed first. My current inspection expires this Thursday (August 23). My inspection for Lyft is also expiring soon, but I have until September 9. I still have DoorDash and the 3 kid rideshare apps. I was even signed up for Amazon at one point, but could never do any of their jobs, so I dropped them.

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    bettyvanwhy
    171 Rider
     10 months ago

    I dont understand how this works. Do you have multiple phones? 6 phones? Are you signed into all the apps all the time or rotate through which ones you are driving for?

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      KristenJanetKim
      316 Rider Driver
       10 months ago  (edited 10 months ago)

      I only have 1 phone. Kid rideshare always has pre-scheduled rides, so you only start using the app when you leave for pick up. If I do DoorDash, I only do DoorDash because you have to select a territory and a time slot. You can pause it, but if you pause for more than 35 minutes total, your shift automatically ends. You can start It again, but sometimes the territory is full and not accepting more drivers. So Uber and Lyft are the only apps that would be simultaneously on. When I get a request for either one, I immediately turn the other one off.

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    regardingjessie
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     10 months ago

    Do the kids rideshares pay very well? I have thought about it but its a long process to sign up, right? How often do you get rides?

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      KristenJanetKim
      316 Rider Driver
       10 months ago  (edited 10 months ago)

      Minimum pay is $16 with Zūm and HopSkipDrive and $20 with Kango. These are typically for rides 5 miles and under. Distance and time increase the pay, and when a last-minute driver is needed, they will often double or triple the pay. Allow about a month to be cleared to drive because of the fingerprinting and more extensive screening. I get rides every day (weekdays) because I pick up the same two girls from school. There are fewer evening rides and even fewer weekend rides. The most I made on one kid ride was $71 (Santa Clara to San Francisco), and I did it two consecutive days.

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        regardingjessie
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         10 months ago

        That's awesome that you have some recurring rides. I would definitely like that.

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    LG-PA
    800 Driver
     10 months ago

    As a part itme driver I stick to people shuttling (Lyft and Uber)

    My logis is: If someone is dressed up and have a beautiul makeup and perfume on going to a party, but comes out of your car smelling like chicken wings, fries and cury, I doubt there will be a tip for that ride and a negative feedback, all because car smells from a recent food delivery and maybe has stains all over from spilled drinks that are usually not packed well. also parking to deliver food may be tricky, plus insurance - who will cover you when you get into an accident with Mr. Eggroll?

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      KristenJanetKim
      316 Rider Driver
       10 months ago  (edited 10 months ago)

      I’m also part time. I put the food in zippered insulated bags in the restaurant, which prevents the smells from getting in the car. I have cup holders for drinks, and less than half of my orders include drinks. I take the zipped bag out of the car to the customer. I also carry air freshener, so my car never smells like food. I avoid places with difficult parking, such as San Francisco. South Bay (San Jose) has less of a parking issue for delivery pick ups. I was hit while doing a DoorDash delivery. The other driver’s insurance covered 100% my car repair and rental car. I currently have a lawsuit pending to recover lost wages, since I couldn’t drive for the other apps while using the insurance-provided car. I could only do DoorDash for 3 weeks, and I made significantly less than passenger rides.