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Anyone create a facebook ad for their own driver referral code?

Discussion in 'Advice' started by Babysnowbyrd, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Babysnowbyrd

    Babysnowbyrd New Member

    Location:
    Salt Lake City
    I couldn't find any other threads on this specifically.

    I've thought about setting up my own facebook add for Uber but with my referral code on it for my local market. Anyone know if that's against any terms? I can't find anything that says you CAN'T but maybe someone else has tried...
     
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  2. ChortlingCrison

    ChortlingCrison Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Westwood
    Yeah but I keep forgetting the number.
     
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  3. unPat

    unPat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orlando
    You can't use social media to advertise your code per the tos
     
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  4. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    new orleans , la.
    But you can purchase a fold up canopy,spray paint Uber sign up station on it and set it up in front of a local convenience store,gas station.
    Just make an Uber Recruitment station stencil,buy a canopy folding chairs and a folding table.
    Throw a $5.00 white sheet with Uber logo spray painted on over the fold up card table.
    Set it up at the far end of Wal Mart parking lot where it can be seen from the road. Bring it to job fairs all over the state ! Works great at flea markets on weekends!
    Put up big sign $100.00 sign on Bonus !
    Everything will fit into the trunk of your car.
    2 recruits will cover your expenses which are a tax write off.
    " HURRY HURRY HURRY !"
    "STEP RIGHT UP" " COME ONE COME ALL!'
    ( p.S.- have a sign in book on table with spaces for name address,phone number date time and e mail address. Sell their address,phone numbers and e mail address to mailing list purchasing companies)
    Or for $500.00 I can ship you the Uber Promotions Starter Kit and you will be ready to start making Huge Profits ! Free training Manuel included if you Hurry !( allow 4-6 weeks for drop shipping )
    Don't wait,don't hesitate !
    Turn your revenue stream into a RIVER OF CA$H!
     

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  5. I_Like_Spam

    I_Like_Spam Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    I can appreciate trying to reach out to a bigger audience, but wouldn't a face to face sales approach work better?

    Get young guys into your Uber as passengers, convince them to join as a group- explain the easy money, you got a captive audience.

    Its so easy to ignore social media.
     
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  6. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    new orleans , la.
    Uber Drivers : " There's one born every Minute!"
     
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  7. Oscar Levant

    Oscar Levant Well-Known Member

    Driving:
    UberX
    There's creative ways to get drivers, you can make money if you hustle. uberman says he makes good money doing this on his youtube site. Go for it, but cost per view (if you advertise your vid ) is cheapest on YouTube, it's something like one penny, maybe 2 now, this was a few years back.
     
  8. Babysnowbyrd

    Babysnowbyrd New Member

    Location:
    Salt Lake City
    Yeah, I'm thinking I might make more money by actually trying to get referrals. I never really bring it up, but I've been thinking about stepping up my game and trying to get other drivers on the road. If I'm not mistaken, I think Uberman doesn't actually drive anymore (or maybe once a month to stay active) but I think he makes crazy money from referrals on his channel.
     
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  9. Danny3xd

    Danny3xd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hartford
    That was good 2 Hunt.
     
  10. SibeRescueBrian

    SibeRescueBrian Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Hillsborough, NJ
    Driving:
    UberX
    Links to other groups, blogs, forums, facebooks, or sites that relate to driving aren't permitted.

    Posting or soliciting for promo/referral codes is not allowed.

    https://uberpeople.net/help/terms
     
  11. cdbern

    cdbern Member

    Location:
    East Hartford, CT
    Driving:
    UberX
    While I understand the rules stated in Uber's TOS, why on my invites page on the partners website does it have a link for both Facebook and Twitter to share my drivers code? See screenshot
     

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  12. I_Like_Spam

    I_Like_Spam Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    If you're good at it, there is no "might" about it. How many trips would you have to make all the way out to BYU just to make the money from a single referral? Little wear and tear on your car, recruitment for the awesomest ultimate side hustle is actually not a bad side hustle.
     
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  13. SibeRescueBrian

    SibeRescueBrian Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Hillsborough, NJ
    Driving:
    UberX
    This includes posting videos that include other people's referral codes.
     
  14. I_Like_Spam

    I_Like_Spam Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    A hundred apologies for my previous faux pax.

    It was inadvertant, I never heard the referral code on the jingle, it was sort of a crappy jingle and didn't get to that part.

    But the idea of composing a jingle and playing it on your sound system while ubering, to encourage signups is still a capital idea.
     
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  15. steveK2016

    steveK2016 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth Texas
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    I was checking all the Craiglists ads for driving for Uber. All of them are just new drivers trying to get a few referrals.
     
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  16. SibeRescueBrian

    SibeRescueBrian Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Hillsborough, NJ
    Driving:
    UberX
    No apologies necessary, I can assure you. There weren't any in the jingle, but they were very prominent after opening up the video directly on YouTube.

    I totally agree that's a clever way to do it, though.
     
  17. RussellP

    RussellP Active Member

    Location:
    Portland Maine
    Driving:
    Lyft
    I have a hard time referring people and not feeling like I'm lying to them or screwing them over...

    I have alot of people ask me "Do you make good money?" Answer: No... Maybe a few nights a year... But the average night, after expenses, you'll probably end up making nothing.

    Usually, the first thing I tell them is that they'll need to change their auto-insurance policy and usually right away they're like... oh F$%$ that, no thanks.

    Even though it's not a big change for everyone... People don't like change. Some people have had the same insurance for many many many years, and aren't interested in changing it. In the case for me, I had been paying about $700 with progressive, and when they quoted me TNC coverage they wanted $2000/year... including $250 up front to change to that policy... so say goodbye to any signon bonus! I went with Geico instead which gave me TNC coverage for a lot less, but it was still $105 up front to switch to start the policy.

    Beyond that, when you figure in rising fuel prices, wear and tear on your car, ever decreasing fares/rates, more and more driver saturation, and a ****-ton of dead miles, often times it you make nothing at all. I drove for 6 hours last night and I technically lost 3 cents in the process.

    How in good conscience could anyone recommend this?

    The above is w.r.t. UberX. Even though I have a Cadillac SRX, they don't offer UberSELECT here in Maine, and I don't have a 3rd row seat so I can't even do UberXL. I'm sure it's quite a bit more profitable driving Select.

    You might ask why do I still do this then? Some people play Pokemon. I Uber. It gives me something to do. I own a cloud computing company and make ample profits to live very comfortably. If I was trying to Uber to make a living? No way...
     
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  18. Southdiver

    Southdiver Active Member

    Location:
    West Palm Beach
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Strange because on the Uber website, once you log in, there are links to facebook which actually makes a facebook posting in your account and, clicking on that posting redirects to the Uber sign up page along with your own face and code.
     
  19. MikesUber

    MikesUber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    https://www.uber.com/legal/terms/us/

    Referrals and Promotional Codes.
    Uber may, in its sole discretion, create referral and/or promotional codes ("Promo Codes") that may be redeemed for discounts on future Services and/or a Third Party Provider's services, or other features or benefits related to the Services and/or a Third Party Provider's services, subject to any additional terms that Uber establishes. You agree that Promo Codes: (i) must be used for the intended audience and purpose, and in a lawful manner; (ii) may not be duplicated, sold or transferred in any manner, or made available to the general public (whether posted to a public form or otherwise), unless expressly permitted by Uber; (iii) may be disabled by Uber at any time for any reason without liability to Uber; (iv) may only be used pursuant to the specific terms that Uber establishes for such Promo Code; (v) are not valid for cash; and (vi) may expire prior to your use. Uber reserves the right to withhold or deduct credits or other features or benefits obtained through the use of the referral system or Promo Codes by you or any other user in the event that Uber determines or believes that the use of the referral system or use or redemption of the Promo Code was in error, fraudulent, illegal, or otherwise in violation of Uber’s Terms."
     
  20. MikesUber

    MikesUber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    https://www.lyft.com/invite-terms

    Referral Program

    "For the User Referral Program, Lyft will distribute “Ride Codes” to the Lyft user community. A “Ride Code” is a unique alphanumeric code for you to distribute to eligible friends, family and other third parties (each a “Referred User”). To redeem the Ride Code, the Referred User must enter the Ride Code on the Lyft platform in the creation of their new Lyft account. Each Ride Code is good for a certain number of rides and up to a certain value set by Lyft (such value may be changed by Lyft without notice prior to redemption of the Ride Code as existing promotions change). If the ride does not exceed the value of the Ride Code, there will be no remaining balance on the Referred User’s Lyft account. If the ride exceeds the value of the Ride Code, the Referred User will be responsible for the payment amount of the remaining balance of the ride.

    For the Driver Referral Program, Lyft will distribute “Referral Codes” to the Lyft user community. A “Referral Code” is a unique alphanumeric code for you to distribute to eligible friends, family and other third parties (each, a “Referred Driver”). If a Referred Driver uses your Referral Code to apply to become a Driver on the Lyft platform, and such Driver becomes an approved Driver and completes the applicable ride requirement for the Referred Driver’s market via the Lyft platform within the applicable time period according to existing promotions in the Referred Driver’s market at the time of application (the “Referral Period”), then the Referred Driver shall be considered a “Qualifying Driver” and you and the Qualifying Driver will be eligible for a payment or credit as described below. Lyft will at its sole discretion determine which Referred Drivers are approved as Drivers on the Lyft platform. The timing of the approval process may vary."
     

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