Getting Started Driving for Uber

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

I have tried affiliate marketing, house flipping and selling on eBay. Those home companies all were OK but each had issues that left me wanting to attempt something else. Uber provides the flexibility I want I can function when I want and as often as I want, as lengthy as I complete 1 trip per month.

I began blogging about Uber to find out what it was all about first. To do so I read articles and forums to see what was up. There were a lot of people 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 might be why.

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Signing up was simple. I utilized a code from a friend so we both got a signing bonus. I took a photo of my driver's license, insurance coverage card, my city company license from my other business and my vehicle registration and I was carried out with the initial component. 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 short, free inspection of my car. For $5 they will give me the gear I require:

Phone holder
First Help Kit
Fire Extinguisher

That is a very low hump to get over to get my business going, especially because 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 great at customer service. I haven't done any because highschool. I also am worried somebody will throw up in my car. I purchased barf bags on with some credit card points from my other business, but that does not guarantee something. Fortunately I can charge a detailing to anybody who does through Uber, although I am guessing my car will never smell the same following that.