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I interviewed 20 Uber & 20 Lyft drivers with shocking results!

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Uberserge
1279 Rider Driver
 Posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

https://therideshareguy.com/we-interviewed-40-uber-and-lyft-drivers-you-might-be-shocked-by-what-they-said/#more-30942

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    fairlyodd
    7
     5 months ago

    What's your opinion on drivers thinking LAX rides are more lucrative than driving in the city?

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      Uberserge
      OP 1279 Rider Driver
       5 months ago

      LAX could be very lucrative if you know what you're doing. Especially, if you can catch a ride on surge but a lot of tricks are necessary in order to get a long surge ride. Unfortunately, higher platforms on Uber are allowed to jump in front of the x cars and chew them all up. City driving is definitely rewarding if you know how to position yourself correctly.

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    lizzet
    14
     5 months ago

    I currently only drive for Uber, I know it is beneficial to drive for both but with just starting out I want to feel comfortable with one platform first. Is there much difference between the two on the driver side?

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      Uberserge
      OP 1279 Rider Driver
       5 months ago

      It's always better to have the option to work on both platforms, there could be deactivation issues, bonuses offered vary weekly, one may beat the other, mileage and time rates may be more beneficial from one to the other, one may have higher market share in your city, hence your utilization rate will be higher, etc.

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    jpgt45
    26 Driver
     5 months ago

    Interesting to me that so many people only utilize one platform. I guess if you are driving part time or only doing it for a short amount of time it might make sense but having the option of both is so much better if you are really trying to make money.

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    bobshmob
    53 Driver Driver
     5 months ago

    Wow this is really interesting stuff. It is incredible in a way how Uber has managed to capture so many workers and give them this odd mentality of not needing to think at all for this type of job to make money - which is just not true. How do they get so many people to do their work for them and not think it through?! I am also curious if those veteran drivers started using smarter driving techniques in the beginning of their driving days or have learned them slowly. In other words will the newbie drivers get to that point too if they don't quit? or is the reason these drivers are veteran is because they started out driving smart?

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    daisygirl
    62 Driver
     5 months ago

    Holy cow, that first 2 lines:

    • 3 drivers with 3 years or more experience (2 Uber, 1 Lyft)
    • 25 drivers with less than one year of driving experience (10 Uber and 15 Lyft)

    Just shows how few veteran drivers there are.

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      Uberserge
      OP 1279 Rider Driver
       5 months ago

      There will be fewer after Lyft cut mileage rates by 50% in 12 cities the past two weeks. Pink moustache is on a roll.