Discover Tested Secrets and Proven Industry Methods to Boost Your UberX Income!
One of the many great things about being an UberX driver is that your business, the rideshare transportation industry, has recognizable patterns. No matter where you are operating in the world, your understanding of these patterns can help you maximize opportunities for revenue!
Below, you will learn some of the known patterns identified by drivers that can be used for UberX and other rideshare businesses, and we’ll be highlighting the experience for UberX drivers.
Many methods are available on how to find the highest UberX fares and also increase your revenue. Each one has a different focus, though they are all intertwined. Sticking to these suggestions consistently will be your key to success. These techniques are related to your level of service, awareness of your local market and seasonal changes, and most importantly the ability to connect with the customer.
Let us begin by reiterating what you learned from the Uber training, longevity of sales through outstanding service. Offering 5-star service by opening doors, giving a courtesy call as you arrive, having water and mints in the car for passengers, and similar amenities will help keep your driver rating high, and thus allow you to earn money from the Uber app. If your rating dips, you’ll get fewer rides and may be removed from the uber system, so understand that your riders seek a pleasant, safe, efficient and professional travel experience.
Next, you need to know your local market hot spots. Is there an airport in your town? A college? A local bar, train station, or bowling alley? Be sure to frequent high traffic areas where someone might need transportation. Also be sure to check laws in these high traffic areas as your town may have restrictions like official taxi lines or other regulations you must be aware of to take advantage of that niche of the rideshare market. Typically, airports offer the longer and more profitable rides. Hand out your UberX driver discount cards at these locations to every passenger who rides in your car.
If you’re in a big city, or even a small town that just has several public or private schools the next recognizable pattern for increased success is traffic. Have you ever noticed that during the summer months, the morning and afternoon commute traffic is a little bit lighter? During summer months families have different obligations, and kids of all ages from grade school through to university aren’t in class or are on a greatly reduced schedule.
Noticing that seasonal change, as well as similar reoccurring schedules, like sports seasons and the traffic patterns that surround big stadiums will help you know where the hot spots are, and when road closures could delay your picking up a passenger.
Lastly, a suggestion for those outgoing drivers who can safely chat with customers and use their networking skills to sell beyond the length of the ride. Finding out if the rider needs regular transportation and if you could meet them at their point of origin at a certain time and date, is a great way to network future driving opportunities!
When you combine these many methods, as well as those from our other posts, and keep an eye out within the Uber driver community for developments in the industry, you are sure to increase your revenue and accept the best rides!
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