Newbie - 3rd week.... And have found a TON of success (avg $150, before tips, for 7 hours of work)

I'm an analytical guy - ton of front end work before started Uber - Making big money. should i Blog?


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mitchell8992

New Member
I've found a ton of early success - money and tips and job offers mainly - and willing to share since the moral seems so low around here.
I'm in a different position because I didn't know the "old" uber and how much better it was.​

But I put a TON of front end work into this gig - I have found a lot of tricks, strategies, theories, networking strategies, tipping strategies, etc that have paid off big time.
  • Example: Yesterday, I didn't get out till 9am and still pulled $120 - with tips on top of that. I usually hit the road around 6am.

MY POINT
Would people be interested in a blog where I discuss and organize my approach, strategy, etc - Just HOW TO MAKE MORE MONEY and STAY BUSY.
  • Airports - I've done a lot of work with "que" lines (risk reward and wait time depending on several factors); I've analyzed the likelihood that certain arrivals will contain passengers that use ride share; my approach to avoiding permits is essential to cost cutting.
  • Off Time - I've discovered how to stay in the "que" while you have lunch.
  • Networking - I have had 3 job offers in the first couple weeks. I have a lot to share here.
    • I came from the financial services background (sales and marketing) so I think I would have a lot to offer in this arena.
      • A lot of early trips are executives... and knowing how to deal with them pays off immensely. Job offers, tips, connections, etc. The early airport trips, if used correctly, can allow you to tap into and build a relationship with the centers of influence in your city or town. I assume people are looking for other work? If there is so much negativity about driving.
  • Positioning - I use heat map software and home value software to find where to position myself during certain periods. I also have detailed spreadsheets of when and what type of travel most client's use ( I call PAXs Clients haha)
  • GET UP EARLY - How to take advantage of the 6 - 9am hours (where sometimes I make $100). Momentum!!!!!
  • Cherry Picking - How to find out where the client's are going and if you should take the trip.
  • "Surge Texts" - I have really really found a key here - there is money to be made taking advantage of other people's mistakes.
I could and will go on forever but give me some feedback before I dive in. It would be free at first and then probably charge if it is of value. It would be like "Start your morning here".
 
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dimwit_driver

Well-Known Member
$ 150 for 7 hours is really not a lot. I get ticked off when I earn that little as my average is significantly higher. You don't say how many miles you're driving for those dollars, either. If you're driving 100 miles for that $ 150 it's a whole lot better than if you're driving 250 miles for that same $ 150. You've got to factor miles into your earnings calculations.
 

tohunt4me

Well-Known Member
You're
I've found a ton of early success - money and tips and job offers mainly - and willing to share since the moral seems so low around here.
I'm in a different position because I didn't know the "old" uber and how much better it was.​

But I put a TON of front end work into this gig - I have found a lot of tricks, strategies, theories, networking strategies, tipping strategies, etc that have paid off big time.
  • Example: Yesterday, I didn't get out till 9am and still pulled $120 - with tips on top of that. I usually hit the road around 6am.

MY POINT
Would people be interested in a blog where I discuss and organize my approach, strategy, etc - Just HOW TO MAKE MORE MONEY and STAY BUSY.
  • Airports - I've done a lot of work with "que" lines (risk reward and wait time depending on several factors); I've analyzed the likelihood that certain arrivals will contain passengers that use ride share; my approach to avoiding permits is essential to cost cutting.
  • Off Time - I've discovered how to stay in the "que" while you have lunch.
  • Networking - I have had 3 job offers in the first couple weeks. I have a lot to share here.
    • I came from the financial services background (sales and marketing) so I think I would have a lot to offer in this arena.
      • A lot of early trips are executives... and knowing how to deal with them pays off immensely. Job offers, tips, connections, etc. The early airport trips, if used correctly, can allow you to tap into and build a relationship with the centers of influence in your city or town. I assume people are looking for other work? If there is so much negativity about driving.
  • Positioning - I use heat map software and home value software to find where to position myself during certain periods. I also have detailed spreadsheets of when and what type of travel most client's use ( I call PAXs Clients haha)
  • GET UP EARLY - How to take advantage of the 6 - 9am hours (where sometimes I make $100). Momentum!!!!!
  • Cherry Picking - How to find out where the client's are going and if you should take the trip.
  • "Surge Texts" - I have really really found a key here - there is money to be made taking advantage of other people's mistakes.
I could and will go on forever but give me some feedback before I dive in. It would be free at first and then probably charge if it is of value. It would be like "Start your morning here".
You're Special !
just like everyone else.
 

mitchell8992

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  • #7
Hahaha. I work from 6am to 1pm.
My average is $22 per hour, then tips on top of that.... all I was saying was that a bad day was $120.
Normal 5 day work week is $900. I don't work weekends or nights. I'm just saying that it sounds like I can help a lot of these people... Maybe not.

The way people are talking on here they make it sound like they are making no money?
 

AuxCordBoston

Well-Known Member
I've found a ton of early success - money and tips and job offers mainly - and willing to share since the moral seems so low around here.
I'm in a different position because I didn't know the "old" uber and how much better it was.​

But I put a TON of front end work into this gig - I have found a lot of tricks, strategies, theories, networking strategies, tipping strategies, etc that have paid off big time.
  • Example: Yesterday, I didn't get out till 9am and still pulled $120 - with tips on top of that. I usually hit the road around 6am.

MY POINT
Would people be interested in a blog where I discuss and organize my approach, strategy, etc - Just HOW TO MAKE MORE MONEY and STAY BUSY.
  • Airports - I've done a lot of work with "que" lines (risk reward and wait time depending on several factors); I've analyzed the likelihood that certain arrivals will contain passengers that use ride share; my approach to avoiding permits is essential to cost cutting.
  • Off Time - I've discovered how to stay in the "que" while you have lunch.
  • Networking - I have had 3 job offers in the first couple weeks. I have a lot to share here.
    • I came from the financial services background (sales and marketing) so I think I would have a lot to offer in this arena.
      • A lot of early trips are executives... and knowing how to deal with them pays off immensely. Job offers, tips, connections, etc. The early airport trips, if used correctly, can allow you to tap into and build a relationship with the centers of influence in your city or town. I assume people are looking for other work? If there is so much negativity about driving.
  • Positioning - I use heat map software and home value software to find where to position myself during certain periods. I also have detailed spreadsheets of when and what type of travel most client's use ( I call PAXs Clients haha)
  • GET UP EARLY - How to take advantage of the 6 - 9am hours (where sometimes I make $100). Momentum!!!!!
  • Cherry Picking - How to find out where the client's are going and if you should take the trip.
  • "Surge Texts" - I have really really found a key here - there is money to be made taking advantage of other people's mistakes.
I could and will go on forever but give me some feedback before I dive in. It would be free at first and then probably charge if it is of value. It would be like "Start your morning here".​
Will you have the same positive cheery attitude in a few months?
 

7milesout

Member
I'm a newbie too. But I think I'm intelligent enough to realize that the things I'm learning now, were likely learned tens of thousands of times already (and a long time ago) by basically every driver that posts in here. And I'm not dumb enough to think I have exclusive knowledge regarding what I'm learning.

There's only 1 thing I have learned factually, that I wonder how many drivers know. I'm guessing it is very low. But I dare not ask because it only would serve to make things more difficult ... for me, if every driver (in my area really) knew this. And then there is only 1 other thing that I speculate about (but don't know factually) that again I won't bring up, for self preservation, that I'm guessing most drivers understand. However, the behavior that I see on the app leads me to believe that not as many drivers are aware of what I speculate about, as I suspect. Which only serves to help me. Anyway, I'm just a part-timer, so my contribution to the group would likely be minor to nothing. As is my drain on the full-timers. Little to no drain on them.

However, I don't think I'll be paying someone to train me on how to eat a sandwich in the car. :rolleyes:
 

mitchell8992

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I attached a pdf.... last week.
I don't drive Tuesday or Sat / Sunday or nights. I have a system that works. Especially at getting tips. It's about 20-25/hr like I mentioned.
 

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Shangsta

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I don't doubt he makes that much but he's not considering expenses. Per hour is not a good way to measure rideshare, it's more about how much you make per mile from when you leave your house to how much you make when you get home. Otherwise you are putting a lot on your car without making enough money to offset it.
 

steveK2016

Well-Known Member
I get the hustle, i commend the effort, but why solicit for a possible future blog when we have this forum here where you can share your advise.

I don't know how strict the admins are, but...

UberPeople Terms of Service said:
Links to other groups, blogs, forums, facebooks, or sites that relate to driving aren't permitted.
They see it as competition to this forum, no one wants to allow people to advertise to draw viewership from their own forums/blogs.
 

Telsa33

Active Member
I've found a ton of early success - money and tips and job offers mainly - and willing to share since the moral seems so low around here.
I'm in a different position because I didn't know the "old" uber and how much better it was.​

But I put a TON of front end work into this gig - I have found a lot of tricks, strategies, theories, networking strategies, tipping strategies, etc that have paid off big time.
  • Example: Yesterday, I didn't get out till 9am and still pulled $120 - with tips on top of that. I usually hit the road around 6am.

MY POINT
Would people be interested in a blog where I discuss and organize my approach, strategy, etc - Just HOW TO MAKE MORE MONEY and STAY BUSY.
  • Airports - I've done a lot of work with "que" lines (risk reward and wait time depending on several factors); I've analyzed the likelihood that certain arrivals will contain passengers that use ride share; my approach to avoiding permits is essential to cost cutting.
  • Off Time - I've discovered how to stay in the "que" while you have lunch.
  • Networking - I have had 3 job offers in the first couple weeks. I have a lot to share here.
    • I came from the financial services background (sales and marketing) so I think I would have a lot to offer in this arena.
      • A lot of early trips are executives... and knowing how to deal with them pays off immensely. Job offers, tips, connections, etc. The early airport trips, if used correctly, can allow you to tap into and build a relationship with the centers of influence in your city or town. I assume people are looking for other work? If there is so much negativity about driving.
  • Positioning - I use heat map software and home value software to find where to position myself during certain periods. I also have detailed spreadsheets of when and what type of travel most client's use ( I call PAXs Clients haha)
  • GET UP EARLY - How to take advantage of the 6 - 9am hours (where sometimes I make $100). Momentum!!!!!
  • Cherry Picking - How to find out where the client's are going and if you should take the trip.
  • "Surge Texts" - I have really really found a key here - there is money to be made taking advantage of other people's mistakes.
I could and will go on forever but give me some feedback before I dive in. It would be free at first and then probably charge if it is of value. It would be like "Start your morning here".​

Sounds like your on some good drugs and or a sales pitch.
 
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