I’ve done my best to be applicable for every student. However, every market differs. For example, Uber and Lyft pay $1 a mile right now in Minnesota, but that is not the case for all markets. We have sports teams and major recording artist coming through on a weekly basis that may not be true of your market.
Yet the principals and the ways to approach rideshare should be transferrable across many different markets. This is especially true about giving excellent service. No matter your market, you can do that.
Furthermore, I want you to know that rideshare is constantly changing and shifting. If there’s a trend, there are other motivated and clever drivers who are looking for them.
The problem is, if enough people start seeing the trend, the edge is gone. So if you start to notice a certain area of town always has surge around a certain time, chances are, that will end. Thus, rideshare is always a learning experience. Use the tools in this course to help you adapt to the constant changing tides.
Finally, when I speak about earnings; I am referring to them before expenses. I am not including taxes or depreciation of a car.
The reason why, is because all of us will have different expenses and it’s more consistent to speak about it gross, not net. I have a Prius so I pay almost nothing for gas, while some of you have a truck and will have to spend a lot more. I also drive a Sienna on busy nights and that is a gas guzzler.
To be consistent and clear, I have given you before expenses numbers.
That being said, let’s jump right in.