Are you a part-time Uber or Lyft driver? If so, you’re probably wondering how you can maximize your time on the road to earn the most in the least amount of time. Fellow part-time driver, and RSG contributor, Paula Gibbins shares her strategies to maximize earnings while on the road part-time.
Driving for Uber and Lyft part time is a great way for many people to earn little side money or save up for vacations. In my experience, there are highs and lows in driving times that are just part of the trade.
Like most drivers, it has taken me a while to really figure out what times are best for me and worth my time. I do acknowledge up front that if I were to drive later in the evenings on the weekends, my hourly rate would likely improve, but I personally don’t like dealing with driving in the dark. Every driver is different, which is why we have many driving strategies on RSG depending on when, where and how you drive.
I’m a part-time rideshare driver in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, averaging between 5 and 20 hours a week depending on my current needs. My husband, Adam, is a full-time driver in the same area, averaging between 35 and 40 hours a week. In this article, I pull from both of our experiences to give my opinions on how to make driving part-time worthwhile.