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What is the biggest myth about being a Uber/Lyft driver?

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AnonymousRider
453 Rider
 Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

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    Wes
    1602 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    The biggest Uber Marketing Myth is that it's "easy" to clear $1000 a week - why, just turn on the app and drive and it will happen!!!  Yeah right!!!

    Can it be done?  Absolutely, but only if your're willing to work long hours at late night and early morning, and only if you're willing to study your market and understand where the action is, and then committ to working those markets.  Committ to fighting the bar crowds, the congested streets, the aggrevation of irritated policeman directing traffic, the pukers and all the assoicated alcohol induced activities. 

    Yes, if you have a low investment cost vehicle that gets reasonable or better mileage in good repair, you can probably clear $1K a week after expenses - but ONLY if you're wiling to work 12 hour nights six days a week with either Sunday or Monday as your only day off.

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      RedANT
      1072 Rider Driver
       4 years ago  (edited 4 years ago)

      Grossing $1k per week is absolutely possible in select cities if you run Uber and Lyft.  This week I made $432 Uber and $191 Lyft, and only spent 17 hrs in the car.  If I put in 30 hrs a week, I can almost guarantee $1k gross. 

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        sensidropped
        3
         4 years ago

        Wow, where do you drive?

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          RedANT
          1072 Rider Driver
           4 years ago

          Seattle

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            Bigfrank
            447 Rider Driver Driver
             4 years ago

            You must like driving in the rain often

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      ErasDrivingCo
      140 Driver
       4 years ago

      I an on the road 50 hours a week, and I have never cleared $1000.  Barely cleared $900 a few times.

      Maybe I am doing something wrong. I am in Philly.

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        Wes
        1602 Rider Driver
         4 years ago

        Neither have I, but I do know several individuals that do.  However they work 12 hour days (actually mostly nights) and they focus in the busiest areas, sporting events etc.. 

        I'm just not willing to fight the crowds and traffic but tend to stay in the outlying areas and stay plenty busy, but I do miss out on the surges than happen.

        Cleveland/Akron, OH market here.

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      DrJill
      81 Driver
       4 years ago  (edited 4 years ago)

      I work 6-7 hours a day [ in Pittsburgh, PA] and gross $100-$125  after driving expenses it is lots lower.  So to do the $1,000 per week you need a cheap to operate vehicle and put in 12 or more hours a day.

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      TravTravTravis
      170
       4 years ago

      "why, just turn on the app and drive and it will happen!!!"

      LOL.

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    ErasDrivingCo
    140 Driver
     4 years ago

    That we get paid the living wage?  Myth spread by Uber and Lyft.

    They still have those billboards up in Philly that we make thousands a week.  Come on, now.

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    scantilysam
    120 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    That we like talking with our passengers. Sure maybe some drivers do but definitely not all.

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    AsStibelDude
    668 Driver
     4 years ago

    We have a myth?!!  I'd love to hear one.

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    Bigfrank
    447 Rider Driver Driver
     4 years ago

    Uber 666 is the the reason why a union was formed in NYC and we are kicking their ass .