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Discussion in 'Advice' started by Karen Stein, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Karen Stein

    Karen Stein Active Member

    Location:
    St. Louis
    I've scoured the town, and no matter what I try there's a quiet period for a few hours on either side of lunch time.

    That's half a day where I could be making money.

    So ... What ways have you tried to add to your Uber income?
     
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  2. Starbug

    Starbug Active Member

    Location:
    Monterey
    I've thought about working for Uber corporate, then going on this forum for them with a stock picture and being a shill, creating meaningless threads that show I'm no true driver and not responding to actual issues brought up to me. It seems to be working well for you.
     
  3. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    This sounds similar to another thread you posted.

    The answer for that thread is the same for this one: get a real job during the day/week...
     
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  4. Delivery Mr.Guy

    Delivery Mr.Guy Active Member

    Location:
    Boston
    I have many friends and neighbor lost so much money with the UBer app, they went online and make no money, some returned the lease car and some sold their car for less money. My neighbor have to drive Uber black at night and sleeping in the day time . some friends have told me that One in a while Uber system get hack by the Chinese hacker and the drivers app are not in active for hours.
     
  5. tee hee

    tee hee Well-Known Member

    Location:
    d.c.

    scour goods to flip on amazon and ebay.
     
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  6. Karen Stein

    Karen Stein Active Member

    Location:
    St. Louis
    I'm sure I've at least mentioned the topic before. Dead time is too much a part of the job, something we all experience.

    Unlike a 'real' job (think: pushing a broom in a factory) we don't make money unless we have a passenger in the car. How effectively we use our time has a direct impact on our earnings.

    There's only so much we can do. If folks aren't moving about, we sit. The question is how we can turn that time into productive time.

    I'm only one girl. Most any idea I have you've probably tried. So share ... what works, what doesn't. Sell Avon? Work lunch at IHOP? Go home and write a book?
     
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  7. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Atlanta
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Yes, go get a job...
     
  8. Dontmakemepullauonyou

    Dontmakemepullauonyou Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Coast
    OMFG please NO there are already a lot of ANTS on Amazon and eBay selling stuff for at cost or at a loss. It's beginning to drive me nuts, that and all the Chinese rip off sellers on Amazon.
     
  9. TotC

    TotC Member

    Location:
    St Louis
    Go be a courier driver. I hear Mercury Delivery is hiring. Tell Mark the guy from Tim's Chesterfield pickup Thursday run sent ya.
     
  10. Blackout 702

    Blackout 702 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Funniest line I've read in a while. It's like in Trading Places where one of the Duke brothers thinks he has to explain to Eddie Murphy how bacon might be used ("...which you might find in a bacon and lettuce and tomato sandwich"), and then Eddie just turns and stares at the camera.
     
  11. Grahamcracker

    Grahamcracker Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Honolulu, HI
    Well, around lunch time people or even groups of people order food. Maybe convert into a delivery driver for 2 or 3 hours, switch it up a bit.

    Or you could try walking dogs on your down time. After sitting for hours a nice long walk would do some good.

    I go home when it's not busy because I have full time work. Uber/Lyft is a side hustle for me.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
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  12. MikesUber

    MikesUber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Uber: Alright welcome to the Social Media Outreach Team! We've already setup your research profile, your user alias is Karen SteinKaren Stein. We'll start you out small with one website just to get you up and running:

    www.uberpeople.net

    So basically you'll work with other members of the Outreach group to mine for driver insight using our metrics and data sets. I would recommend posting new threads and comments to encourage engagement among users of the forum. Remember to record all of your findings!
     
  13. DRider85

    DRider85 Active Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Driving:
    UberX
    Karen, maybe you can take surveys online to add to your income. But it's only a few dollars an hour on average.
     
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  14. Andre Benjamin 6000

    Andre Benjamin 6000 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Lol...
     
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  15. jp300h

    jp300h Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando, FL 32828
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    VR Porn, lots and lots of VR porn...o_O:eek:
     
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  16. Jufkii

    Jufkii Well-Known Member

    Location:
    cedar rapids
    Driving:
    UberX
    I spend most of my down time fighting back and forth with Support over shorted fares as usual.. Downtime is actually welcome since it takes more time dealing with those overseas's yahoo's than picking up and driving the stupid ungrateful PAX ..
     
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  17. SEAL Team 5

    SEAL Team 5 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Phoenix
    Driving:
    Livery
    Yes, but if pork belly prices don't go up today then I can't buy my son the GI Joe with the Kung Foo grip and my wife isn't going to make love to me.
     
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  18. jp300h

    jp300h Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando, FL 32828
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Here is a link to a good deal on GI Joe with Kung Fu Grip. Hopefully this will help with your marital woes... :p
     
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  19. Steveyoungerthanmontana

    Steveyoungerthanmontana Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    lol that's literally your reply to everyone. Just start a thread that says "Go get a job" and your time here will be done.

    When will YOU get a real job, obviously you need one or you wouldn't be here
     
  20. wk1102

    wk1102 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    treasure coast fl
    That G.I. Joe with the Kung-fu grip would have been a better investment when new than pork bellies or even frozen orange juice concentrate.

    I blew up my kung-fu grip G.I. Joe, along with The Six Million Dollar Man with an m-80 in 1979 or 80... :/
     

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