How to become an Uber driver to earn some extra cash

Want to drive for Uber? Can you drive for Uber? Is it worth driving for Uber? How does it work? How to become an Uber driver?

So many questions but hopefully by the end this post, most of these questions will be answered.

Let’s start from the beginning, how did Uber start?

Uber was started by two gentlemen by the names of Travis Kalanick and Garret Camp. They were in Paris trying to catch a taxi and not having much luck at it.

Their idea was to be able to tap a button and a car will arrive. With this their app was born. When it first started it was used to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan cities. Now it has involved so that people can get cars, food or package’s, all at the tap of a button. Today one billion people are connected with the Uber app and you too can be a part of this community.

Why would you want to drive for Uber?

So you have thought about how to become an Uber driver. There are many reasons but I think the main reason is money! You can get paid to drive people from point a to point b. You can be your own boss and work when you want to. If you are a student, you can work it around your study. If you already have a job but just want a little bit extra in your bank account every week. Maybe you have a loan on your car and you wish to pay it off quicker. It could be that you have recently moved into a new town and wish to meet people. There are many reasons why people want to drive for Uber. Your reason may be unique but don’t worry, as the Uber community is made up of millions, it is a very varied mix of people. They have all come together for a common goal ‘help those who need it’.

OK I want to become an Uber driver…

Now if you want to drive for Uber than that is great but of course it’s not as easy as ‘have a car, join Uber’. There is a couple of requirements that Uber has insisted plus depending on where you live there may be some extra requirements. The basic requirements for cars in Melbourne, Australia, are as follows:-

  • in excellent working condition
  • No older than the maximum age for the Uber vehicle option chosen (10 years old is the maximum)
  • a 4-door car or passenger van
  • No more than 8-seats, including the driver’s seat
  • Able to pass vehicle inspection
  • Registered and CTP-insured (compulsory third party insurance)
  • Free from cosmetic damage and commercial branding
  • DA (Drivers authority)
  • Police check

These requirements could be used as a general rule for most cities.

If you believe that you have satisfied the above than your next step would be to sign up. Click here to get your details on the Uber site. Now don’t think you can sign up and than drive straight away. You do need to have an interview to make sure you are suitable. This is to make sure the people of Uber keep the community safe and their brand respected. Think of it as a job interview because in fact it is.

If you are successful with your application and you get welcomed aboard the Uber team, congratulations. Now you have a way of earning extra money or maybe you are making this your full time position. The choice is yours as it’s one of the benefits of being your own boss.

Is there any chance I can become an Uber driver without a car?

Well I’m glad you ask because you can! The good folks at Drive my car allow you to hire cars for Uber driving. Drive my car is a site where you can hire cars straight form the people. It cuts out the middle man allowing for a cheaper way to hire. Head on over to Drive my car to find out how you can hire a car to drive for Uber and earn some money. More information can be found here.

I can drive! Where’s my money?

Now you have signed up and been successful, what do you do to earn some cash? Do you just drive around picking people up? Well actually yes, you do. However, You are in charge. This means that you can become available to pick people up when it suits you. Just simply turn on your app and see what’s around. Of course there are going to be times of the day when it’ll be busier than others. Friday and Saturday evenings are usually the busiest as there are people wanting to go into the clubs or friends houses to have a few adult beverages.

Uber app in London

There is also the early mornings of people wanting to go to work and the airport. This just means that there will be plenty of times throughout the day and week when you can pick people up. With some careful planning you could make this your main source of income or if you are only looking for some extra cash than maybe you’ll only need to work one day a week.

The Uber app will help you with your driving as well by providing a map of hot spots for potential drives. It will also show you your weekly earnings in a detailed report and when you want your money, all you need to do is provide your bank details and Uber will place the money in it for you.

Are there promotions?

There are different levels to Uber. It starts at the basic entry level and goes up to the more premium service. The premium services allow you to earn more money per trip. To reach the top levels there are of course extra requirements that must be met. Some are as simple as completing a certain amount of drives, others require you to have certain cars.

If you are happy to just stay at the basic then thats fine. You are your own boss with Uber and you do what you want to do. There is no weekly fee that has to be paid which means if you want to take a week off then you can.

So can you sum it up?

To put it all into one paragraph, if you want to drive for Uber then apply today and get your name in. Uber has changed the way people get around by giving them a choice. As its all done through an app, there is no surprises and you know what to expect.

At the end of the ride, you will rate your paseengers and they will rate you. This allows others to see how you perform and keeps the whole experience very user friendly. If you have moved to a new area and want to meet people then use Uber.

It is a good way to earn some extra cash and get you out of the house. Yes there is wear on your car but its putting money in your pocket.

So really what are you waiting for? Sign up today by clicking here.

If you have any further questions, please leave a comment down below. If you liked this article then please like it down below and share it with your friends.

Another option to you if you still want to earn some money but don’t want to drive, then check out my other blog here to find out how you can set up your own online business.

Have a good day.


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