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Is ubering from home a viable option for anyone?

Mordred

Active Member
I live close to the busy area of town. Thinking about just turning my app on at home and waiting for rides. Does this work for anyone?
 

reg barclay

Well-Known Member
Moderator
That's what I do, at least for the first ride of the day. Subsequently, if I drop off pax within a few miles of home, and I don't get anything within 5 or 10 minutes, I drive home and wait (then Uber sends me a ping just as I'm entering my driveway lol). Just keep your keys next to you, and do something you can drop easily if you accept a ping.
 

TomTheAnt

Well-Known Member
Sometimes I do drive a bit more towards downtown or the busy shopping area but usually I turn on the app at home once I’ve got everything ready to go.
 

FLKeys

Well-Known Member
I turn on the app at work when I am ready to leave. Get a ping and go, no ping in 10 minutes I head home.

If I am at home non work days, when ready to go I turn on the app and enjoy my Lazy Boy until I get a ping. On slow nights I can sit online at home for hours without getting a ping. Does not pay to drive around looking for work in my area. If I end up on the other side of town I'll sit at my moms house until I get a ping. No sense in burning gas for hopes of a ride.
 

105398

Well-Known Member
I do it all the time from home and my office. Have your stuff ready to go. Only negative is car is cold in winter, but heats up fast.
 

Mole

Well-Known Member
It is how I do it for the most part I would get some long hauls and I would dead mile it home with the app on and see what I hit kinda like a slot machine.
 

theMezz

Well-Known Member
I also do that. Within 2-7 minutes away are 3 hospitals three colleges 2 shopping centers and many nice housing developments, so my
Home is a perfect base of
Operations
 

oldfart

Well-Known Member
I start my day from home... at 3:30 am and almost always get an airport ride....or a left over drunk
 

jhearcht

Active Member
I live close to the busy area of town. Thinking about just turning my app on at home and waiting for rides. Does this work for anyone?
It works for me. But I'm retired and not trying to make a living on UBER, Just trying to pay for my new car. So, I don't have to aggressively chase rides and promotions.

I live in a small city, in an ideal location midway between a wealthy suburb for pickups and the bar & restaurant districts for dropoffs within a five mile radius. On weeknights there's a lot of downtime between rides though, so I just go home and work on my blog until the next ping. It makes for a relaxed way to make a few bucks while driving about 20 hours a week.
 
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