Are you looking to make a few extra bucks full-time or part-time? Are you looking for a flexible schedule that will allow you to work according to your own time? Do you want to work without a fixed contract? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, driving with Uber may be the perfect opportunity for you! It is an easy way to earn some extra weekly cash and boost up those savings! Read on to find out how you can get started.
Check if you meet all the requirements to become an Uber driver :Do a quick google search to check if Uber is used in your area.You need to be at least 21 years old to take up driving.You need to have a valid U.S driver’s license and car insurance.You need to have a four-door vehicle with 4 passenger seats (car models may have different requirements based on your city).Along with this, you must have between 1-3 years of driving experience in the U.S (If you are under 23 years old, you must have at least 3 years of experience).If you meet all of the requirements mentioned above, the next step is to consent and pass a background check provided by Uber.
I meet all of the requirements. How can I start immediately?Download the Uber app or visit the Uber “Driver sign up” page on the website.Log in or create a new account with all of your correct details. Double-check to make sure that you enter the correct phone number, email address, city, social security number.Fill out the form provided and indicate whether you will be needing a car or whether you will be using your own.Confirm if your car meets all of the requirements set by the city you will be driving in.Enter your CORRECT social security number and scan the required documents (usually these include your license, registration, and proof of insurance. However, it may differ based on the city you’re in).Tip: You must ensure that all of these documents are in your name. Also, ensure that any photos and details are completely clear in order to speed up the application process. If your details aren’t clear, you may be asked to start over.If you haven’t already downloaded the Uber app, you will need to do this as you will receive your tasks here and are required to upload your direct deposit information.If you are struggling to complete the steps above and don’t receive the assistance you may need via Uber Help, you can always visit an Uber Greenlight location in your city to complete the process (you can use Uber Help or a third party site to find these locations).Tip: Most cities require drivers to inspect their vehicles at an Uber Greenlight location by an ASE-certified mechanic (this is done for free). Check the city-specific requirements!
What are the perks?Your schedule will be completely flexible (you can decide whether you want to drive at night or during the day) and the more you drive, the more you will make.Signing up to become a driver is fairly simple and mostly done online. It is a simple process as long as you have all of the correct documents with you when you get started.You will be paid every week (Money will be deposited into your bank account via the details you provided during the sign-up process).The Uber app offers 24/7 support for drivers including clear directions to any destination.Uber provides commercial vehicle insurance from the start to the end of any trip you accept.If you need to reach a particular destination, you can turn on Driver Destination two times a day. This means that you will receive ride requests in the direction of the destination you wish to go to.You can provide any feedback to Uber, report incidences, and rate any rider.
Although you do not require any previous experience with a company similar to Uber (apart from meeting all of the requirements) if you have been a: delivery driver, professional driver, truck driver, tractor-trailer driver, taxi driver, cab chauffeur, bus driver, bus operator, shuttle driver; driving with Uber is a great way to earn more money!
Uber also welcomes drivers who have worked with other driving networks such as Lyft, Sidecar, Postmates, etc.
Uber is a globally recognized technology company that believes in diversity, customer satisfaction, and equality. They have always welcomed drivers from all backgrounds, who can work independently and be their boss. Uber’s company values motivate 60% of employees to continue working for the company.
1) What is the salary of an Uber driver?
The amount of money you will receive is based on the city you live in, and your driving minutes/hours. Your wage will be based on this formula: subtotal = base fare + distance + time. In addition to this, riders can choose to tip you. Uber will take a 20% cut of the total fare.
2) Will I be an Uber employee?
As a driver, you are not considered an Uber employee because the contract is independent. Therefore, you must maintain your vehicle and pay other additional fees (tolls and gas).
3) What if my vehicle is damaged by a rider?
If your vehicle is damaged by any rider, you will be eligible for reimbursement by Uber.
4) Can I deliver food with Uber Eats?
Yes, as a driver you are also eligible to deliver food. Therefore, if you have time between rides, you will be able to deliver using Uber Eats. All you need to do is turn on “deliveries” in the Uber app and you can get started! You do not need a car to deliver with Uber Eats, as having a bike is also sufficient.
5) How does UberPool work?
With UberPool, you can pick up multiple riders in your city and drop them off at the designated locations. This will help you spend less time waiting for rides and you will earn fares from every rider who is in your car.
6) What can I do after I’m done driving for the day?
If you wish to go offline, select the “Go offline” option in the trip planner section of the app. This way, you won’t appear on the rider’s map when they are looking for rides.