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3 years in as uber driver .. whats my.conclusions

steveuber

New Member
i am a 4.98. rated driver. i.ve see so many changes since i started .. the app certainly has improved but i wondered what other drivers views are .. i live and now tend to stay in my.home.town coventry bit so many drivers come.to coventry now i fear we are saturates too many drivers for number of rider requests .. .whats your experience folks .. can you earn a full time.living and still afford to rent ? i think its got very hard of late and almost impossible now tocl make.uber full time job as not enough work .. whats do you think ?
 

Invisible

Well-Known Member
Welcome!

It’s market dependent, and it also depends on time of day/night a driver works, how long he/she works and the luck of the draw.

While Im able to pay my bills and save for now, it’s too unsteady for me to do this long term.
 

jimmy89

New Member
I did Uber from October 2017 to October 2018.

I did Uber as a part time job to supplement my main employed income.

I should also stress that I mainly did evenings(5pm till 2am) majority of the time.

I would never do Uber as a sole income i never found it gave enough security and what I mean by that is someday it was really busy and other days it could be quiet. But as I had permanent employment elsewhere I did see it as whatever I took whilst doing Uber it was an extra bonus.

When it is quiet it can be really frustrating I mean for example the worst day I did was I made £9 after Uber charge in 3 hours but on a good day you could take £20-25 per hour(max 3 hours then it quietens down) both are rare occasions and in all honesty it averages to £10-£12 per hour after Uber charges. I did 25-35 hours and you could take anywhere between £250-£450 per week. I'm assuming if you do the right hours ie morning time is a must, and do 45-50 hours I think you could make at least £600-£850 after Uber charges.

I was fortunate to have a really cheap rented car deal and it was electric car so paid no fuel, assuming if you were to buy or finance your own car/insurance you would need a fuel efficient vehicle to maximise your net taking.
 

President

Well-Known Member
I did Uber from October 2017 to October 2018.

I did Uber as a part time job to supplement my main employed income.

I should also stress that I mainly did evenings(5pm till 2am) majority of the time.

I would never do Uber as a sole income i never found it gave enough security and what I mean by that is someday it was really busy and other days it could be quiet. But as I had permanent employment elsewhere I did see it as whatever I took whilst doing Uber it was an extra bonus.

When it is quiet it can be really frustrating I mean for example the worst day I did was I made £9 after Uber charge in 3 hours but on a good day you could take £20-25 per hour(max 3 hours then it quietens down) both are rare occasions and in all honesty it averages to £10-£12 per hour after Uber charges. I did 25-35 hours and you could take anywhere between £250-£450 per week. I'm assuming if you do the right hours ie morning time is a must, and do 45-50 hours I think you could make at least £600-£850 after Uber charges.

I was fortunate to have a really cheap rented car deal and it was electric car so paid no fuel, assuming if you were to buy or finance your own car/insurance you would need a fuel efficient vehicle to maximise your net taking.
45-50hrs earn £1,500 - £2,000
 
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