The days of waiting endless hours and paying a premium for taxi services are long behind us. These days, companies like Uber and Lyft make getting a ride easy. Whether you need a ride home after a night on the town, or a way to get around while traveling, rideshare has become the most popular, and often affordable, way to travel.
So how does it work? Basically, anyone can sign up to become a rideshare driver. You essentially become your own boss, and can work whatever hours suit you. Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft employ the drivers but the drivers get to keep most of the money made on their trips. It’s estimated that rideshare drivers can make up to $18 an hour! Uber and Lyft also offer incentives, like bonuses when drivers complete a certain number of trips.
Thinking of becoming a rideshare driver for a little extra money? Check out these tips to be successful, including keeping your car clean, mapping out your routes and considering safety at all times. One of the best ways to see if you want to start driving professionally is to order a rideshare yourself!Consider these tips for using Lyft and Uber. Pricing changes frequently. If you order a car at 2am on a Friday night, you’re probably going to pay peak surge pricing. To save money, plan to leave a little earlier or later, and check your app frequently to get the best deal. Another rule of thumb for being a passenger is that tipping is appreciated. Rideshare is a service not unlike food service or getting a haircut, and drivers do appreciate tips.
It can seem a bit strange hitching a ride with a complete stranger in their vehicle, but rideshare has been effective for thousands of people in the last few years. Whether you simply use the service, or want to become a driver yourself, always remember to put safety first and keep a friendly attitude! From all of us here at Quick-Set Auto Glass, drive safely out there!