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College Kid, Can I Drive?

RM2015

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I am a student here at Boise State. I am in need of just a little extra money each month. Is it possible for a college student to make 1200 dollars a month driving with Uber? I am just looking for something that can be flexible around my school schedule and was wondering if driving for Uner might solve my problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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uberboise

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Here are real numbersTo earn $1200 a month I would have to have to work approximately 85 hours a month. I am at 20% to Uber. As a new driver you would be paying Uber 25%, so you're number is roughly 10% more, 90 plus hours. This is based on my log from last month. That's before expenses btw. Also that assumes in that 90 hours you would be busy 100% of the time. Your mileage return would be roughly .70 per mile.
If you want to work just Friday and Saturday nights, you can ideally make $300, working 9 to 3 AM.
 

RM2015

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Thank you for the quick response. I was also curious if there were many people who requested Uber rides during the middle of the day, of is Boise a mainly nights and weekend driving city?
 

uberboise

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If you're around campus/downtown, you could stay fairly busy. You will be competing with a lot of other Uber drivers for those pings. Boise is over-saturated. Maybe 2 pings an hour. Keep in mind these will be short trips usually. You can get paid as little as 2.50 per trip for a minimum fare. Don't count on any tips, especially on campus.

Looking at the Sat/Fri projection again, working a 6 hour night probably only net you $100 a night at best.

In summary, Boise is a over saturated, low demand market. You can only expect to be busy Fri/Sat nights, the rest is hit and miss. Lot's of low pay short trips, no tips to speak of. (that being said I did get a $30 tip from 5 drunk bacherlettes one night-you never know-some nights people are generous, avg is about 1 in 10 though)

Here are real numbersTo earn $1200 a month I would have to have to work approximately 85 hours a month. I am at 20% to Uber. As a new driver you would be paying Uber 25%, so you're number is roughly 10% more, 90 plus hours. This is based on my log from last month. That's before expenses btw. Also that assumes in that 90 hours you would be busy 100% of the time. Your mileage return would be roughly .70 per mile.
If you want to work just Friday and Saturday nights, you can ideally make $300, working 9 to 3 AM.
The $300 is for BOTH night combined, and I over estimated. To make $150 a night you are looking at a ten hour shift.
 
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