Today, I am going to share with you, my fellow Uber Drivers, one of my secret weapons. I call this my birthday present because I found out about this … Well, I didn’t find out about it the day of my birthday but the day after my birthday.
It has made a dramatic difference in my income, and that secret weapon is networking with other Uber Drivers.
I’m going to give you two really, really, really good jewels here to increase your Uber driver earnings. Now what you do with these jewels, it’s totally up to you.
In this post, I wanted to talk to you guys about Uber Boost. If you want to make money driving, you should take advantage of Boost. Sometimes Uber will artificially create what’s called a surge. If you’ve seen some of my other videos, we talk about surge.
How To Win With Uber Boost
If you don’t know what surging is, it is when there’s a high demand for rides in an area where there is a low supply of drivers. What happens is there’s a multiplier shown on the Uber map. The multiplier may be 1.5 times the normal rate or it could be 3.0 times the normal rate. I’ve even seen it up as high as 7. In some places, I’ve heard about it being 10 times the normal rate!
In this post I just want to give you another option for taking payment outside of doing rides on your app. It is using Square credit card reader. I just got mine in the mail the other day.
How much does the Square cost?
Actually it’s free. You just set up your account. There’s a link at the bottom of this post that’ll show you how to set the account up. Just click on that link and go right through those steps.
How To Use Square Register?
Now, why is this thing so important? This allows you to process credit cards. Remember a couple of posts ago I told you about thinking different, having the mindset of a business owner and as you are a driver, this rideshare business is YOUR business.
Have you ever wanted to know how you could make money driving with Uber and Lyft? Well, check this out. I’m going to drop some tips on you really quick. These are some things I didn’t know when I got started.
I’ve been driving around, pretty much commercially in the city of Atlanta, GA for approximately 24 years. I’ve had some type of transportation or transportation related job most of my adult life. When I started driving with Uber in 2014, I’m thinking all I had to do was just turn my app on, and then the money would just magically appear.