I am becoming an Uber driver this week. My town, Portland, is one particular of the last main cities in the US to get Uber and Lyft, thanks to stringent cab laws here. I run a smaller small business with my husband, element time, and am also a component time keep residence mom. My daughter is now a teen and my small business is quite stable, so I need to have anything to keep me occupied for the duration of my no cost time.
I have tried affiliate advertising and marketing, home flipping and selling on eBay. These property organizations all had been OK but each had troubles that left me wanting to attempt something else. Uber offers the flexibility I want I can operate when I want and as generally as I want, as long as I full one particular trip per month.
I began blogging about Uber to find out what it was all about initially. To do so I study articles and forums to see what was up. There were a lot of men and women complaining about low spend, 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 here also, so that may possibly be why.
Signing up was easy. I applied a code from a buddy so we both got a signing bonus. uber took a photo of my driver’s license, insurance card, my city business enterprise license from my other enterprise and my car registration and I was done with the initial 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 brief, cost-free inspection of my auto. For $5 they will give me the equipment I require:
First Aid Kit
That is a really low hump to get more than to get my enterprise going, specially since I had a late model 4 door auto currently, that is all paid for. It is a Prius to boot, and they are mentioned to be the least expensive new vehicle out there by Customer Report.
I am a small worried I will not be superior at client service. I have not done any considering the fact that highschool. I also am worried a person will throw up in my car. I bought barf bags on Amazon.com with some credit card points from my other organization, but that does not assure anything. Fortunately I can charge a detailing to anyone who does by means of Uber, while I am guessing my vehicle will under no circumstances smell the identical right after that.