Getting Started Driving for Uber

I am becoming an Uber driver this week. My town, Portland, is one of the last significant cities in the US to get Uber and Lyft, thanks to stringent cab laws here. I run a small company with my husband, part time, and am also a part time stay home mom. My daughter is now a teen and my business is fairly steady, so I need some thing to maintain me occupied during my totally free time.

I have tried affiliate advertising, house flipping and promoting on eBay. Those home businesses all were OK but every had problems that left me wanting to try some thing else. Uber offers the flexibility I want I can function when I want and as frequently as I want, as lengthy as I total 1 trip per month.

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

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Signing up was easy. I used a code from a friend so we each got a signing bonus. I took a photo of my driver's license, insurance card, my city company license from my other company and my vehicle registration and I was done with the first part. I just had to enter my checking numbers and tax ID to get paid. Next I have to go down to the mall for a brief, free inspection of my vehicle. For $5 they will give me the gear I require:

Phone holder
Initial Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

That is a very low hump to get more than to get my company going, especially since I had a late model 4 door car 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 little worried I won't be good at customer service. I haven't done any because highschool. I also am worried someone will throw up in my car. I bought barf bags on Amazon.com with some credit card points from my other company, but that does not assure something. Luckily I can charge a detailing to anybody who does via Uber, even though I am guessing my vehicle will never smell the same following that.