Discussion in 'People' started by Paxilguy, Sep 12, 2015.
Any tips from los angeles drivers appreciated.
Too late for help if you quit a real job to Uber.
I will post the suicide hotline number in a couple weeks.
that was mean, but funny.
Go back to the job, apologize, and ask for your position back. What you have heard or read about earnings while driving on the Uber app is more advertising fraud.
Well in my defense I did not quit a real job to Uber. I quit a real job and I am going to Uber.
I hope you don't go back to Mr. Dinky.
Can a person at least clear a hundred bucks a day in los Angeles?
You can make up to 500 dllrs.
Just ask Lawrence.
From the Sacramento area, but hang out around Hotels and housing developments between 1pm and 6pm. Included an attachment that shows what happened when I did that for a few hours. Keep in mind the markets are different.
Should a; Kept your job first.
Could a; read this site first.
Would a; done it differently if I only knew first.
I don't know LA Market, but ....
Don't drink too much liquids on busy nights!
I'm afraid that while tips may be appreciated, they are not required
- and are discouraged entirely by Uber.
What he posted.
......and, sadly, true................
If you can not do that, at least look for another job.
As long as you will look for another job, you will survive, for a time, doing this. This is allright to tide you over for a little bit, but if you go past ninety days, you will be in trouble. You are not going to pay the bills doing UberX. When you do find another job, this will be fine if you want to buy a couple of halfway decent seats at a Dodgers game, a couple of Coca-Colas, some hot dogs and peanuts from time-to-time. If you want to take the wife to Barney's Beanery or the Troubadour, it might work for that (are they still in business?). If you need money for the cable bill, it might work for that. You will not pay rent, put food on the table, pay the gas and electric on this; not for long, you will not.
Welcome to the forum.
Please read your Partnership Agreement.
New Drivers have 30 Days to Opt-out of Binding Arbitration.
I hope you kept the stick to roast some rat over a open flame for your dinner. Don't worry it tastes like chicken.
DO THE MATH.
Don't 'fool' yourself by pretending that the expenses involved aren't that bad - or aren't 'real'.
It's easy to get sucked into thinking you are making money, when in fact you are losing money.
UberX in LA has NO BASE FARE
and pays $0.80/mi and $0.144/min (after licensing fee)
Driving full-time you will put between 1,500 and 2,000 miles a week on your car.
You will drive between 1.5 miles and 2 miles just to get paid for 1 mile
(probably more than that until you can learn to be efficient and reduce dead-head/unpaid miles driving without a pax in the car)
The average cost of gas in LA ($3.39/gal) is more than a dollar higher than the US avg.
That means you have to invest a minimum of $200/wk just in fuel to drive full-time ...
and that means you have to try to earn around $750/wk just to break above your $500/wk goal.
That's about $1,000/wk in GROSS FARES to achieve ~$500 in earnings.
(and does not take into account the maintenance or repairs your car will require - or the depreciation of your car)
Sure can, I hope you own a Lawn Mower? How about a bucket, some soap, a sponge and a towel to dry the cars after you wash em.
The responses to this thread are amazing. But to answer OPs question, this job is okay if you don't have any major bills. If you're planning on going back to school, live with someone else for free, etc this job works.
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