Getting Started Driving for Uber

I am becoming an Uber driver this week. My town, Portland, is 1 of the final significant cities in the US to get Uber and Lyft, thanks to stringent cab laws here. I run a little company with my husband, component time, and am also a part time remain home mom. My daughter is now a teen and my company is fairly stable, so I require something to keep me occupied throughout my free time.

I have attempted affiliate marketing, house flipping and promoting on eBay. Those home companies all had been OK but every had problems that left me wanting to attempt something else. Uber provides the flexibility I want I can work when I want and as often as I want, as long as I total 1 trip per month.

I began blogging about Uber to find out what it was all about first. To do so I study articles and forums to see what was up. There had been a lot of individuals complaining about low pay, especially in cities exactly where the per mile average has steadily declined. Our per mile average is $1.55 as of Sept. 2015, which is about in the middle. We are about in the middle for cost of living right here too, so that may be why.

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Signing up was easy. I used a code from a buddy so we each got a signing bonus. I took a photo of my driver's license, insurance coverage card, my city business license from my other company and my vehicle registration and I was carried out with the first part. I just had to enter my checking numbers and tax ID to get paid. Subsequent I have to go down to the mall for a short, totally free inspection of my vehicle. For $5 they will give me the equipment I need:

Telephone holder
First Help Kit
Fire Extinguisher

That is a extremely low hump to get over to get my business going, particularly since I had a late model 4 door vehicle currently, that is all paid for. It is a Prius to boot, and they are said to be the least expensive new vehicle out there by Consumer Report.

I am a small worried I won't be good at consumer service. I haven't carried out any since highschool. I also am worried somebody will throw up in my car. I purchased barf bags on Amazon.com with some credit card points from my other business, but that does not guarantee something. Luckily I can charge a detailing to anybody who does through Uber, although I am guessing my vehicle will by no means smell the same following that.