Any rideshare driver will tell you that minimum fare rides are undesirable. These small trips offer a low fare cost for passengers but a, at best, break-even income for drivers. At worst, you are paying for someone else to get a ride after you factor in business expenses like gas and insurance. Anyone who UberX drivers (as opposed to UberBlack or UberXL) know exactly what we are talking about.
Brett from Ridester.com talks to how drivers can take advantage of those minimum fare rides.
This is a topic that every driver can relate to. When that phrase comes up, you know exactly the feeling I'm talking about.
You get a ping, notice the rider is 15 minutes away, but decide to accept the ride anyways. After all, you don't want to risk a low acceptance rate, do you?
After spending 15 minutes driving to the pickup location, the rider hops in your car. But instead of heading all the way back across town, he's only going one mile. Great, another wasted trip.
I know the frustration you've feel towards these trips, trust me. I'm an active driver myself, and there's nothing I hate more than wasting time driving short distances where I barely break even.
But... did you know that you can profit from these minimum fare rides?
That's what the newest post on our blog is all about. We'll give you field-tested, creative strategies to help you think differently and go from losing money on these trips to turning a profit.
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