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Uber Slashes Fares In Kenya to Compete With Safaricom’s Little Cab

 

Uber slashed its prices in Mombasa just a few days after Little Cab, which is owned by safaricom, launched its cab hailing service in the Kenyan city.

 

Little About Little Cab

Safaricom is the biggest company in East and Central Africa and the leading mobile network operator in Kenya.Little Cab The company’s looming presence in Mombasa is enough to prompt Uber into a turf war with Little Cab. Little Cab (now Little) first launched into the rideshare market in July 2016. The service started its campaign from the capital city of Nairobi at the time Uber was just settling in the city.

Dealing a mammoth blow to Uber, Little Cab announced that riders can pay fares using M-PESA in addition to the cash and debit card payment options provided for using this service. M-Pesa is Kenya’s top mobile-phone based financial service. It is the favoured mobile money service developed by Safaricom with 70% market share out of the14.2 million active mobile money users in Kenya. All these details peg Little Cabs as a worthy Uber rival.

 

What Got Cut?

Uber’s base fare was cut so low. The present cost is put at KSh50 which indicates about 40% slash compared to the former KSh80. Uber has also slashed its minimum fare from KSh250 to KSh150.

 

Pricing Comparison and Why Slashing is Necessary

While Uber charges as low as Ksh150 as minimum fare, Little Cab, on the other hand charges a minimum fare of KSh270 and currently has no set base fare. This pocket-friendly price makes Uber the preferred option for taxi hailing services in Mombasa.

With the launch of Little Cab’s USSD platform that allows users without smartphones to hail a cab, the rock bottom pricing is a little bit necessary for Uber to stay in the race to dominate Kenyan rideshare space. This is obviously not the first time Uber is using rate cuts to encourage passengers to use the service. For the ride hailing giant, being affordable and remaining the price to beat is a reliable way to make things difficult for any competitor, in this case, Safaricom.

 

 

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Drive With Uber in San Diego

 

Are you looking to drive with Uber in San Diego? Then, look no further as you have come to the right place. This post will provide you with city specific information to get you started on your journey to driving with Uber in San Diego. We will look at a couple of stages in the signup process. Please follow the steps below:

 

Uber in San Diego

How To Drive With Uber In San Diego

Don’t Forget the ‘Age-Factor’

Before we go on to give detailed steps to aid your decision to drive with Uber in San Diego, you must know that of the many important policies that Uber takes seriously, age is the most imperative and it varies for different cities. You need to be at least 21 years old. If you meet this requirement, you can go on to follow the steps below:

 

STEP 1 – Ready Your Documents

  • A photo of you (a clear headshot)
  • A Driver’s License
    • Drivers must have held their license for up to a year
  • 3 years driving experience
  • Vehicle registration documents
  • Vehicle insurance document (if you already have a car you intend to use. (Level of Insurance coverage depends on the type of Uber service you select)
  • Airport permit
  • Vehicle inspection form
  • Ensure the vehicle registration number is listed
  • All the documents above must clearly show a valid expiration date
  • BLACK and SUV vehicles must have a TCP permit
  • BLACK and SUV vehicles must also have a city-specific airport permit, when required

 

STEP 2 – Signup Online

Once you have all of these documents, the next step is to sign up through the Uber website – using our link: www.uberkit.net/signup. (You get a signup bonus if you use our link, which has our signup referral code already pre-populated). Note – the links redirect to the correct Uber URL.

 

STEP 3 – Wait for Results of Tests

The documents collated in the previous steps are used for a background check that an intending Uber driver must agree to if they would get through the onboarding process. Here, Uber conducts thorough background and criminal checks on all intending drivers.

 

STEP 4 – Get an Uber Approved Car

Note-if you are a driver looking to work for an existing Uber partner, ignore this section and skip to STEP-5

As for the vehicle to use, you need to make sure it fits the car requirements specifically for Uber drivers in San Diego (or your specific city). Note – Uber has various services, so you should know which service you are interested in before buying a car (if you do not have one). See the section below on “Selecting an Uber Service” for more information on that. You can also check our list on Uber Car Requirements: 580 UberX Cars Analyzed for a list of some approved cars. Some of these requirements include the fact that the car year is 2006 or newer-Uber car year requirements vary by city. It is currently year 2007 or newer in many cities. The car should also have no major cosmetic damage. Salvaged or rebuilt vehicles cannot be used, and full-size vans or marked vehicles such as taxis are a no-no as well. Also, note, whatever vehicle you get it will have to go through an Uber approved Vehicle inspection.

Get a Qualified Vehicle

 See specific details for San Diego below:

Age Of Vehicles

  • 2006 or newer for UberX and XL
  • 2010 and newer for UberSELECT and UberSUV
  • 2012 or newer for Uber Black

 

STEP 5 –Interview

Once you have completed the preceding steps, you will be able to go in to the Uber office for an interview, for which you should make sure you have sufficient street and route knowledge regarding your area/city. You should be dressed professionally for this interview.

If you pass the interview, you will be invited for a training session at a specific date, after which your vehicle’s documents will be checked, and you will officially become an Uber driver and/or Uber partner.

You will also receive an Uber-issued cell phone which will have the Uber application installed on it to allow you to get clients. However, if you wish to use your own smartphone, it is perfectly fine to return the cell phone.

 

What to do if your vehicle does not fit Uber requirements

Keep in mind, there is no need to give up, if your personal vehicle does not fit the requirements that are necessary for an Uber vehicle—in fact, many people tend to invest in a new car before becoming professional Uber drivers.

However, I would recommend not going overboard when you are purchasing a new car to be used as an Uber vehicle. It is a good idea to select an average but sturdy car that is not a particularly new or fancy model but fits Uber’s car requirements. Note – See the “Nice to Know” section for due diligence you should probably do, before buying a car specifically for Uber.

 

Selecting an Uber Service

UberX is the mid-tier cost Uber service, and it also gets the most patronage from Uber passengers across the globe for this reason. This is the category I would recommend starting out with. UberBLACK is a little more expensive, as you need to have a black and slightly more polished vehicle. This earns a little more money than UberX, and is a good option for people that want to earn a little more per client.

UberSELECTUberXLUberSUV and UberWAV are other services available in San Diego. UberXL is the 6 passenger version of UberX. It is dominated by inexpensive but nice vehicles that can carry more passengers than the UberX. You can say it is the larger version of the UberX service. Riders who request this service would typically be picked up in vehicles like these : Honda pilot, Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Durango, Dodge Gran.

UberSELECT is a premium service that sits between the UberX and the UberBLACK. UberSUV as well is the 6 passenger version of UberBLACK.  With this service, riders should expect to be picked up by professionally trained drivers in top-end vehicles like the Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class or Chevrolet Suburban (just to name a few). With the UberWAV – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, Uber provides people with special disabilities the opportunity to travel with their wheelchairs.

San Diego Prices

UberSUV

  • Base Fare: $15
  • Per Minute: $0.40
  • Per Mile: $4.30
  • Cancellation Fee: $10
  • Service Fees: $0
  • Minimum Fare: $25

UberBLACK

  • Base Fare: $8
  • Per Minute: $0.35
  • Per Mile: $3.55
  • Cancellation Fee: $10
  • Service Fees: $0
  • Minimum Fare: $15

UberSELECT

  • Base Fare: $4
  • Per Minute: $0.30
  • Per Mile: $2.35
  • Cancellation Fee: $10
  • Service Fees: $1.75
  • Minimum Fare: $8.75

UberWAV

  • Base Fare: $2.85
  • Per Minute: $0.25
  • Per Mile: $2.25
  • Cancellation Fee: $5
  • Service Fees: $1.75
  • Minimum Fare: $7.75

UberXL

  • Base Fare: $2
  • Per Minute: $0.20
  • Per Mile: $1.75
  • Cancellation Fee: $5
  • Service Fees: $1.75
  • Minimum Fare: $6.75

UberX

  • Base Fare: None
  • Per Minute: $0.15
  • Per Mile: $1.10
  • Cancellation Fee: $5
  • Service Fees: $1.75
  • Minimum Fare: $5.75

UberASSIST

  • Base Fare: None
  • Per Minute: $0.15
  • Per Mile: $1.10
  • Cancellation Fee: $5
  • Service Fees: $1.75
  • Minimum Fare: $5.75

 

Nice to Know

If you want to drive with Uber in San Diego, you have to bear in mind that you will be utilizing a certain amount of money to pay for fuel and other maintenance related expenses.

In addition to the afore-mentioned, you have other costs like car maintenance, insurance costs, car depreciation, and Uber royalties. If you want to assess the profitability of Uber – whether as a one man business (a sole Uber driver); or as an Entrepreneur with multiple Uber cars in his/her fleet, then you need to download either of our Uber Kits at the top right corner of the pages below:

 

That’s all there is to driving with Uber in San Diego. Please feel free to share your signup experience with us in the comment section

 

 

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Event Planning Just Got Easier With UberEVENTS

 

What is UberEVENTS?

Uber has a knack for introducing various services that add color to consumer experience. All services introduced by Uber aim at making commuting from one place to the other easier. UberEVENTS is an innovative product in the world of Uber services. With UberEVENTS, say good riddance to worrying over getting your guests to your party on time or wondering if your event hosts got lost en-route. Those days are now over.UberEvents 

UberEVENTS enables party hosts and planners plan the easy and safe arrival of guests. Uber released a statement on their blog saying: “UberEVENTS allows event organizers and party planners to purchase guest passes for their event attendees. Event hosts can set date, time, and location parameters, granting their guests credit off trips to their event. Hosts will only pay for the guest passes used by their guests.”

Uber announced this service sometime in September 2015. Allowing event organizers to book rides ahead for their guests is a good way to make the world of event planning easier. Even more, it saves the guests the trouble of getting themselves down to the event venue. Uber first launched this service in New York and weeks later, it was opened to all in the US.

 

How it Works

Before this, there was no way people could purchase rides for others. As stated earlier, these rides are purchased in the form of guest passes, ahead of time for attendees. Uber even allows event organizers to customize the guest pass with a date, time or even a promotion code (if they wish). To use the passes, guests just enter the codes and voila! Access to ride is granted.

As Uber’s Senior Marketing Manager, Kimiko Ninomiya wrote on the Uber blog, “When planning a company happy hour, client appreciation dinner, or even upcoming nuptials, there is a lot that goes into ensuring that your event goes off without a hitch—including how your guests can safely get to and from without any fuss… we want to make the experience of planning transportation logistics as seamless as ordering a ride at the touch of a button.”

 

Public Reception

UberEVENTS has met with tremendous success since its launch with over 500 events booked through the platform. These events range from house warming parties of 20 attendees to conferences with over 1,500 attendees.

This is a great advantage for Uber drivers as drivers now know where to be to get rides. Before the pre-booked event ends, Uber alerts drivers that a certain event is wrapping up which prompts a high demand for rides to pick up party guests.

We hope to see this service spread to the other countries and cities where Uber is operational.

For people (Uber Drivers and Uber Passengers) that wish to utilize this new feature(UberEvents).   Start by downloading the Uber app  on your personal phones . You can learn how to do this here.

 

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Juno vs Uber: How It Competes With Uber

 

Juno is looking to compete with Uber in the rideshare market. Uber is known to be quite a top contender and one of the pioneers in the sharing economy. It is impressive that Juno has chosen a worthy opponent .

 

More Details

The ride-sharing service, Juno is looking to take on Uber by focusing on Uber’s weakness: Uber-drivers relationship. Many drivers have expressed their displeasure with some of Uber’s practices. The high commission (which is 35% in some market) that Uber takes off each ride is a huge bone of contention. Juno has decided to take just 10% commission off rides as an incentive to lure Uber drivers its service.

To buttress this valid point above, a post on NewYorker quotes Arun Sundararajan, the author of the book “The Sharing Economy,” who says. “I can’t compete with them [Googel]on search-engine quality, because they’ve got all the best algorithms. So I compete on something that they can’t respond to easily. With Uber, it’s not quite as clear-cut, but if you look at all the different dimensions of their execution the driver relationship is the weakest, and it’s not one that they can easily correct.”

It seems this approach is working for Juno as its founder and CEO Talmon Marco said Juno currently has more than 16,000 drivers, and the company gives them more of a sense of ownership than its competitors. In his words: “our drivers refer to Juno as ‘we’ — ‘We at Juno… When was the last time you heard an Uber driver saying ‘We at Uber?'”

 

When Marco appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley”, he spoke about what he envisions for the future; where focusing on being more efficient in some aspects can help them crush their competition. Juno will be cutting what it spends on marketing and recruitment. According to its chief executive, the company believes that being able to cut down on the cost of marketing and recruitment would be a good point of contest.

Speaking in this regard, he says: “As a follower, there are opportunities for us to be far more efficient in terms of how we spend dollars to attract both drivers and riders,” he said. “Our economics are much better because of it.” In this  interview, he further stated that because more than 50 percent of his business comes from word of mouth, the company is spending just a little amount on the propagation on the message. 

Juno has also chosen to increase sign up rates by asking drivers to display their Juno issued phone screens during rides. These screens will default to an image of the logo when a driver is offline that says “Invite (35%)” — referring to the current rider discount. This mode of advertising doesn’t sit well with Uber. The ride sharing giant has issued threats to defaulting drivers and sometimes resorted to deactivation.

JunoAlso, the  company is actively poaching drivers who are currently driving for Uber and Lyft. The requirements for becoming a Juno driver are as follows:

  • Drive for either Uber or Lyft
  • Taken a minimum of 100 fares for either Uber or Lyft
  • Maintained a high rating

Besides the all time low commissions, Juno is offering Restricted Stock Units to drivers but only drivers who drive for a minimum of 30 hours per week for 24 out of 30 months will qualify to have their RSUs converted into stock. For this to actually happen or the stocks to be worth any real money, Juno has to either go public or get acquired within seven years from the time the RSUs are issued for them to be worth real money. This is actually a good gesture from Juno who seeks to operate a friendly and socially responsible business.

 

Conclusion

The company touted it has continued to grow, and now has over 10,000 weekly drivers. Despite this impressive growth, drivers do not seem to abandoning Uber for Juno. In August 2016, about 35,000 drivers took at least one ride with Uber according to recent data from the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Perhaps, it is better for Juno to lower its sight a little and seek competition in the likes of Lyft. Various companies have undertaken the task of competing with Uber- a company valued at about $80 billion dollars and realized it will require more of funds than guts to wrestle with the ride sharing behemoth. As said above, it is quite impressive to see Juno trying but we hardly think kindness is enough to bring Uber to its knees.

 

 

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Amazon Restaurant Delivery

 

The on-demand industry is fast gaining the interest of many more firms. With the influx of interested parties trying to solve different problems within the industry, it is expected that the on-demand industry will be the most popular industry in due time. Amazon has also delved into the gig industry with the Amazon Restaurant Delivery. Amazon Restaurant DeliveryThe firm offers restaurant delivery service in San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago and Austin. This means users have one more service to enjoy beyond the shipping and video streaming services Amazon also offers. Now they can order food with Amazon Restaurant Delivery from over 117 local restaurants and have it delivered within an hour. Amazon restaurant delivery service started out with 33 zip codes and definitely doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon.

 

How Does it Work?

Prime members place their orders through the Prime Now mobile app; which originally allowed users request delivery of other Amazon retail products. The food delivery service is a new addition to the app that may change the game totally. Amazon’s restaurant delivery business will take advantage of the company’s already superior logistics position in the delivery industry.

 

Pricing

The pricing system of Amazon Restaurant Delivery is quite interesting. After paying the Prime subscription fee of $99, there are no additional markups or fees. Amazon is making sure that users pay exactly the amount charged by the restaurant for their order and nothing more. If any user spots an item priced higher on an online menu within 24 hours of placing the menu, Amazon says they will get a refund.

 

Our Thoughts

Generally, I consider this type of service an effort to make people’s lives better. This service also looks like a very convenient way for people to get their orders delivered. However, there are two things we could take a look at; first, is the pricing. Amazon has not yet stated that the subscription is once for a lifetime and I hope they don’t. I believe doing this would not favor the firm in the long run. Since food is a constant need at various places at different times, there will be a high cost incurred by Amazon for delivery. Therefore, making patronage entirely free after a one-time subscription may not cover this cost.

Also, I feel like the company could do better than a one-hour delivery time range. I believe people do not only desire convenience; they also want speedy delivery. Reducing the delivery time may ensure more reliability and comfort for the users

This is surely an interesting development which may see improvement in the way people live. We hope to see this service grow beyond the U.S as time goes on.

 

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Maximum Ridesharing Profits Review: Rideshare Max Gold Course

 

This blog post is a review of the Rideshare Max Gold course provided on the maximum ridesharing profits website (See our review of the standard courses here). This course builds on the rideshare max standard course by detailing even more useful tips for excelling as a rideshare drivers and earning more money on your schedule

 

The Courses

The courses provided on the website are divided into the following:

  1. Gold Courses (5 courses of about 15 – 20 minutes each)
  2. Standard courses (6 courses of about 20 minutes each)

 

About the Instructors

Harry Campbell: He is the owner of the popular rideshare website- Therideshareguy.com Rideshare Max and a rideshare industry expert.  He also has a hands-on experience as an Uber and Lyft driver in Southern California

Brian Cole: He is a top Cincinnati Uber and Lyft partner and the owner of one of the largest rideshare YouTube channels on the web.

Note -To the right (or below) on your browser is the picture of Harry Campbell.

 

 

Gold Course Review

Lesson 1: Where to Find More Pickups

Tutor:       Brian Cole

Review

The tutor begins by giving a quick rundown of tips given in the standard course and then goes on to build on it. By highlighting certain issues discussed in the standard course, he delves deeper and gives real life situations and examples to help drivers relate to rideshare driversthe topic. This lesson takes on a wider and more global perspective that appeals to different rideshare markets. Drivers all over the world can take advantage of the strategies illustrated in this lesson.  The tutor discusses great tips for getting more rides so you can increase your earnings.

Note -To the right (or below) on your browser is the picture of Brian Cole.

Pros

The lesson takes on a more in-depth and practical approach, giving drivers an opportunity to practice even while learning.

Cons

This lesson is not entirely original as tips from the standard course were reiterated here. However, the tutor took pains to explore these tips and gave a deeper analysis.

 

 

Lesson 2: Surge Pricing Strategies

Tutor:       Brian Cole

Review

This lesson describes surge pricing and how it works with Uber and Lyft. You will learn how to maximize surges and increase earnings. The tutor attempts to describe surge zones, when to take advantage of the surge and when not to. Surge pricing is an important element of ridesharing and this lesson is essential for all intending and exisrideshare driversting rideshare drivers.

Pros

The tips and strategies discussed are quite practical and useful. This lesson is a must-know for all rideshare drivers.

Cons

When discussing certain issues, it would have been nice if Brian had used scenarios that are applicable to a more global audience: Universal examples will go a long way to ensure the lesson benefits everyone. It was hard to follow the tutor when he was discussing surge zones. The tutor should try to explain concepts so that beginners will find it easier to understand the topic being discussed.

 

Lesson 3: Advanced Strategies

Tutor:      Harry Campbell

Review

This course reveals tips on how rideshare drivers can make more money by taking advantage of other opportunities offered by rideshare companies. This lesson takes on a wider approach and appeals to drivers in different markets. The tutor compares different rideshare companies and their offerings as well. These tips are discussed in detail with real life examples. Also, in this lesson, common inconveniences that occur in ridesharing like traffic and trying to find your passenger are discussed. Drivers are then taught how to still earn money inspite of these daily inconveniences.

Pros

These tips will be really beneficial for beginners who are still unfamiliar with ridesharing basics. The tips shared here might be known by more experienced drivers.

Cons

There is some repetition as well in this lesson as some of the tips have somewhat been discussed previously. Also, the strategies discussed will not be new to an experienced driver

 

Lesson 4: Answering the Tough Questions

Tutor:       Brian Cole

Review

As an aspiring or beginner rideshare driver, this lesson is for you. The tutor answers those questions that are important in making certain key decisions in your rideshare journey. If you wished for a genie to answer all those nagging questions you might have about rideshare, this lesson is for you.

Pros

The tutor is quite detailed as he provides answers to frequently asked questions. He draws on current happenings to back up his answers.

Cons

The lesson is quite short and answers just a few questions. For a lesson that is supposed to address frequently asked questions, it would have been nice if this tutorial had answered more questions.

 

Lesson 5: Tax Advice to Maximize Profits

Tutor:       Brian Cole

Review

Taxex! Taxes! Taxes. As  a 1099 employee, find out how to pay taxes without spending all your earnings. This lesson makes no assumption that rideshare drivers have a fair knowledge of paying taxes. Key attention to details is applied in this lesson so that drivers do not get into trouble for not paying taxes. The lesson also covers estimated tax payments, deductions and keeping proper documentation to help file those taxes correctly.

 

Pros

The course is quite detailed and appeals to laymen and experts. Although it is a serious topic, the tutor makes the lesson simple and easy to follow

Cons

If the tutor took a more practical approach in addressing this topic, it would have simplified things a great deal. By showing examples of relevant forms and records to fill, drivers can emulate such examples while filing their own taxes.

 

Case Studies Section of the Gold Course

This section addresses questions raised by members of the Maximum Ridesharing Profit community. Three case studies are addressed and they involve the tutor and the drivers who have questions or want to share their experiences. Through video conferencing and phone calls, the rideshare drivers speak with the tutor and they both have a type of Q&A session. The drivers also share tips and experiences they have gathered from driving. These case studies seem to be the most interesting and enlightening part of the Gold course. We will go on to summarize the case studies below:

 

Case study 1: Getting Familiar with a Brand New Market

This study seems to summarize a large portion of the Gold course. The driver who is based outside the U.S asks certain pertinent questions surrounding issues that are universal to all ridesharing markets. With this case study, drivers in different markets can apply the lessons learnt in their own cities and make things easier for them.

 

Case study 2: Networking and Building a Business while You Drive

In this study, you will learn how to grow earnings through networking while driving. Some Uber drivers are taking advantage of the platform to grow their other businesses. Unlike the previous case study, this Q&A mainly focused on learning how the driver carried out his other business while driving for Uber without offending passengers. The discussion is refreshing and shows a whole new perspective that can be explored as a rideshare driver. Be prepared for an interesting lesson with this case study.

 

Case study 3: Maximizing your Ratings

This study is not a typical Q&A session, as the driver instead relates his experiences as a rideshare driver and how he maximizes earnings while driving for Uber and Lyft. The driver takes us through his routine and how he handles different passengers in different situations. The tips and strategies discussed are sure to help any driver keep or increase their top ratings.

 

I think signing up for the gold course is a great idea. I would give it an 8 out of 10 because rideshare drivers actually have a lot to gain when they emulate the strategies highlighted. If you want to learn more about how to increase your rideshare earnings or how to  or Lyft driver, I would recommend you sign up to take the gold courses provided on the maximum ridesharing profits website.

 

If you would like to purchase Harry and Brian’s course, please use our link here:  http://maximumridesharingprofits.com/dap/a/?a=990.

FULL DISCLOSUE – We are a registered affiliate of Harry and Brian, and this review in no way compromises the integrity of our reviewer (Nkiru Enemchukwu) nor the quality of her review of the Maximum Rideshare Profits course.

 

Maximum Ridesharing Profits Review: Rideshare Max Standard Course

 

This post is the first in the series focused on reviewing the courses provided on the Maximum ridesharing Profits website. The Rideshare Max courses detail how to increase your earnings as rideshare drivers. Our review below analyzes all the videos in the standard course and breaks up our feedback into pros and cons. We have a follow up review of the more advanced course here (their Gold course), if you are interested.

 

About the Instructors

Harry Campbell: He is the owner of Rideshare Max popular rideshare website (Therideshareguy.com) and a rideshare industry expert. He also has hands-on experience as an Uber and Lyft driver in Southern California

Brian Cole: He is a top Cincinnati Uber and Lyft partner and the owner of one of the largest rideshare YouTube channels on the web.

Note -To the right (or below) on your browser is the picture of Harry Campbell.

 

The Courses

The courses hosted on the website are divided into the following:

  1. Gold Courses (5 courses of about 15 – 20 minutes each)
  2. Standard courses (6 courses of about 20 minutes each)

 

Standard Courses Review

Lesson 1: Introduction to Ridesharing

Tutor:       Brian Cole

Review

Lesson 1 is a basic introduction to ridesharing and top rideshare rideshare driversservices in the U.S. The tutor tried to remain unbiased when describing the different ridesharing companies and which of these companies will help drivers get the most rides. The course covers rideshare apps by providing a light explanation on how they work, driver payments, and then discusses briefly how to pay your taxes.

Pros:

The course was quite succinct and straight to the point with little or no embellishments. As an introductory lesson, it touched relevant key areas that will prepare drivers as they start driving for the different rideshare companies.

Cons

When discussing Uber, it would have been great if the tutor gave a more global perspective rather than a local one. For example, Uber accepts cash payments in some cities outside the U.S. The course limited the lesson to Uber’s practices in the U.S alone

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Lesson 2: Ridesharing Basics

Tutor:       Harry Campbell

Review

This particular module feels a little too fast-paced. Be sure to have a notepad and pen ready to take down quick notes as the tutor gives out useful information in quirideshare maxck bursts.

This module covers key specific areas that are useful to any aspiring/existing rideshare driver. Drivers will learn more about the different types of services offered by Uber and Lyft. Car models needed by these ridesharing companies are also discussed. The tutor goes on to talk about relevant must-haves for all rideshare drivers and

Pros

Rideshare drivers get to learn a lot of tips for a short course. The information is firsthand and was garnered from a hands-on experience. Also, you will be equipped with useful information on how to get started as a rideshare driver.

Cons

The tutor runs through the lesson in a bid to save time (we hope). It would have beenen better if the pace were slowed down a little to help drivers assimilate more.

 

Lesson 3: Which Ridesharing Service Should You Drive For?

Tutor:       Brian Cole

Review

With this module, the information passed will help rideshare drivers decide what rideshare company to drive for or when to drive for the different companies. The tutor was impressively detailed bearing in mind the short time assigned for the course. In this lesson, you will also learn about the interesting history of the rideshare industry and the differences between Uber and Lyft. Drivers will be privy to other pertinent issues surrounding ridesharing and how it affects rideshare passengers.

Pros

The tutor is quite detailed and succinct. Irrelevant details are not mentioned and real life examples are used to drive home certain points.

Cons

Certain topics discussed should have more depth so no one is left hanging. Certain information like company policies and practices, and driver incentives will help drivers make better informed decision about what company to drive for.

 

Lesson 4: Providing the 5 Star Passenger Experience

Tutor:       Harry Campbell

Review

The video goes straight to the point in detailing tips to secure that by giving your passengers the ultimate ride experience. In this lesson, be prepared to gain a lot of tips and strategies on how to be the best rideshare driver ever. Various passenger scenarios are discussed and tips on how to handle these scenarios are also explored.

Pros

The tutor employs real life situations to drive home his points making the tips easy to assimilate and understand. The tips can also be used anywhere in the world.

Cons

There are some instances of repetition that were not totally necessary but the tutor insists it was done to emphasize certain points.

 

Lesson 5: Beginner Strategies To Make More Money From Ridesharing

Tutor:       Brian Cole

Review

This module kicks off with strategies on how to make money as a rideshare driver. This course is quite detailed and focuses on helping beginners find their footing in ridesharing. By relating past experiences while driving in Cincinnati, the tutor tries to be as precise and in-depth as possible.

Pros

Useful tips for your time on the road as a rideshare driver and how to earn more whether full time or part-time.

Cons

This course would have been more useful if the information was not central to the tutor’s city which is Cincinnati. Taking a global approach to the lesson will make it possible for drivers all over the world to relate to the course.

 

Overall, i think the course is a go. I would give it an 8 out of 10 because the tips and strategies given will be sure to help intending and existing rideshare drivers actually maximize their earnings. However, there are certain key areas like the different rideshare companies’ practices and policies that should have been discussed to help drivers make informed decisions. If you want to learn more about how to increase your rideshare earnings or how to become an Uber or Lyft driver, I would recommend you sign up to take the standard courses provided on the maximum ridesharing profits website. Also, we have a follow up review here on their Gold course if you are interested in reading this review.

If you would like to purchase Harry and Brian’s course, please use our link here:  http://maximumridesharingprofits.com/dap/a/?a=990.

FULL DISCLOSUE – We are a registered affiliate of Harry and Brian, and this review in no way compromises the integrity of our reviewer (Nkiru Enemchukwu) nor the quality of her review of the Maximum Rideshare Profits course.

 

All About Uber In Tanzania

 

Uber is continuing a strategically coordinated expansion in Africa. After launching in the capital city of Abuja, Lagos and in Ghana, Uber is ready to take on Tanzania. Uber kick-started operations  on the 16th of June, 2016 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

In a statement during the launch, Alon Lits – General Manager of Uber in Sub-Saharan Africa said: “We are proud to launch Uber in Tanzania at such an exciting point in its growing economy. Uber In TanzaniaAs the infrastructure of Dar es Salaam rapidly urbanizes, so the demand for affordable, easy and flexible transport grows. We have set the standard for connecting people to world-class offering of affordable and reliable rides at the touch of a button. Our service complements existing transport options, so we can all work together to reduce traffic congestion and the environmental impact of transport in the city.”

To celebrate the launch, users in Dar es Salaam had access to six free rides for first three days. Dar Es Salaam is the 475th Uber city and Tanzania joins the list of eight African countries, including but not limited to South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco.

 

How Uber Works

Uber is a Transport Network Company that provides riders with a technologically based platform to request rides. Uber connects riders with drivers in an effort to promote seamless transportation. Passengers are picked up by well-mannered drivers in neat and classy vehicles.

 

Uber Service Type Available in Tanzania

For now, only the UberX service is available in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The UberX, also termed the “Everyday Uber” is an inexpensive yet classy service where passengers are picked up in nice yet affordable cars with leather interior. UberX vehicles should be clean, neat and must accommodate 4 passengers.

To learn more the UberX service and vehicle requirements, please click here

 

Need to Know for Drivers

Uber is a chance to take out the hassle of looking for passengers. Driving with Uber keeps you preoccupied and gives you enough chance to earn some money. Driving for Uber is flexible and allows drivers have more than one stream of income. What’s more is, drivers are not employees, hence they set their hours and choose when and when not to ride.

To become an Uber driver, please see our post for details on how to become an Uber driver. Please note that driver requirements vary in different cities. Please visit an Uber office close to you in Dar es Salaam to learn more.

Uber charges 25% off ride fares while drivers in Dar Es Salaam get to keep the balance of 75%.

Uber also gives a cell phone to drivers who do not have one to use in receiving rides. It is one of the ways they try to ensure that they meet you, maybe not halfway, but somewhere considerably fair. However, you have to return the phone if you get yours later and decide to use it to receive rides.

 

Pricing

UberX service

Capacity: 4

Desc: The everyday Uber

Base fare: TZS 1000

Cost per min: TZS 95

Cost per km: TZS 466

Cancellation fee: TZS 3000

AVG WAIT TIME: 9 mins

 

Aftermath

 

Since the launch in Dar Es Salaam, Uber has experienced popularity among locals. Despite operating in an informal market like Tanzania, drivers continue to thrive in areas where maps is in operation. Local taxi drivers have expressed concern and alarm on the competition Uber poses. Uber fares are considerably cheaper than local taxis who have been said to exploit passengers.

We hope to see Uber spread into other cities in Tanzania and hopefully take on other African countries.

If you are considering becoming an Uber driver in Tanzania, please sign up through the Uber website – using our link: www.uberkit.net/signup. (You get a signup bonus if you use our link, which has our signup referral code already pre-populated).

 

 

 

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UberEATS London

 

Uber has launched its food delivery service called UberEATS in London. This will see Uber becoming more than just a ridesharing app in the city– by providing even more value in the form of food delivery to the people of London.

UberEATS is Uber’s new food delivery platform that makes getting great food from favorite local restaurants as easy as requesting a ride.

 

How it Works

As we have gathered, UberEATS will allow users to browse a menu and place orders from about 150 restaurants that do not typically deliver in central London. This will, of course, be done with the use of its UberEATS London standalone app. The delivery will be done via a gathered network of bicycle and moped couriers. UberEATS londonAlthough UberEATS has its own standalone app, users would be able to connect the credit card they use on their regular Uber APP to the UberEATS app. UberEATS  London will put Uber face to face with other delivery startups like Just Eat, Take Eat Easy and Deliveroo.

Uber has infused the app with its rating system which is believed to ensure topnotch service. For the UberEATS app, users will be able to give a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on both the delivery service and individual items on restaurant menus.

The launch in London follows the services’ launch in cities in the US, Canada, Melbourne, Singapore and Paris. UberEATS is currently available in all the boroughs of Zone 1 of London, from Camden, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark, Westminster and the City of London. It recently began operations in Zone 2 as well, adding new restaurants brands like Leon, Paul, Basilico, Bunga Bunga to its app.

UberEATS claims to have already signed up about 500,000 Londoners in Zone 1 alone. The service is available from 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM, seven days a week.

 

For Couriers

Uber says it has signed up thousands of delivery couriers already on UberEATS London. To be a courier, you have to meet the following requirements:

 

Courier Remuneration

From our investigation, Uber has proposed that couriers will be paid a per-mile and per-delivery rate equivalent to £10 an hour. This is a strong edge when compared to the £7 an hour and £1 per delivery paid by Deliveroo to its couriers in London.

 

What I Think

Uber drivers and residents of London who are looking to create other streams of income can take advantage of this service. UberEATS will likely spread to other cities in the UK as soon as possible in order to compete favorably with other food delivery companies.

 

 

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All About Deliveroo

 

It is evident that the Uber app has influenced some degree of innovation in various industries with some organizations modelling their business operations after Uber’s. Deliveroo is one of such companies and in this post, I will analyze all you need to know about the new British online food delivery company.

 

What is Deliveroo?

Deliveroo is a British online food delivery company that has operations in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Australia, Singapore, Dubai, and Hong Kong. Deliveroo is transforming the way people see the process of food delivery by offering fast, transparent and reliable delivery from premium restaurants. It was founded in London in 2013 by Will Shu and Greg Orlowski. DeliverooThe platform, now backed with over $200 million (£133 million), allows consumers to get restaurant food delivered to their homes or offices — even when that restaurant doesn’t necessarily offer deliveries. It was recorded in fortune.com that Deliveroo has raised $275 million in a new round of funding, making it one of only a handful of start-ups still attracting investments in the competitive food delivery market which Uber is now targeting.

 

Few Facts About deliveroo

  • Deliveroo operates in 12 countries and 62 cities.
  • Currently, 32 cities in the UK and Ireland are served by Deliveroo, with more coming soon.
  • There are 2,000-plus restaurants in London, including Carluccio’s, Busaba Eathai, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Ping Pong, plus a selection of local favourites in each city that use Deliveroo
  • Simply enter your postcode on the homepage to select from a range of amazing restaurants near you. Choose your dishes, enter your address and payment details, sit back and wait for your delicious meal to arrive.
  • Minimum orders are set by individual restaurants, but are usually around £15 in London.
  • The average order takes 32 minutes to reach your door, brought to you by one of the self-employed cyclists and motorcyclists who make up the company’s crack team of Roomen and Roowomen.
  • Deliveroo has a dedicated team for bigger corporate, office and events orders.
  • Romantic dinner? Order up to a day in advance for special occasions. Being honest about who rustled up the meal is entirely a matter for you

 

How It Works

To work with Deliveroo, you’ll need the following:

  • A bicycle or scooter/motorbike with relevant safety equipment
  • Smartphone – iPhone 4s or above or Android 4.3 or above
  • The right to work in that city

For Consumers

Deliveroo lets you order amazing food from the best loved local restaurants who otherwise may not offer delivery. It’s really quite straightforward – simply enter your postcode on the homepage, and you will be shown all the great restaurants that deliver to you. The app provides a few details about the restaurant you’re ordering from, as well as the menu and prices.

Choose the restaurant that tickles your fancy, enter your order, enter your address and payment details, and that’s it – you get your food as soon as possible. Once you place an order, one of the Roowomen and Roomen (Deliveroo’s delivery driver) will head to the restaurant to pick up your meal. With a hop, skip and a jump, they will then deliver your order to you. The service only accepts card payments because it ensures a seamless experience. It creates a safer working environment for the Roowomen and Roomen, too. The app is available for download on Google play store and App store.

 

 

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