The two phone strategy. This is one of the most important videos for those of you who want to maximize their time and their income.
This is especially true for times of the day that are busier and there’s a lot of demand when it comes to a lot of drivers and not enough passengers to go around. So for those of you guys who want to go full-time or want to drive at less optimal times because of necessity, this is important.
This may not be as important during…but this will not be important during a late night on Saturday where there’s just a ton of surge everywhere, which means that there’s more demand than there are drivers. So, this is an important trick.
Now, this is important for those who have ever experienced the times where they’re sitting around in a great place and they’re getting no action. What’s going on? Well, maybe it’s because you’re not at a great place or maybe because there’s a ton of drivers stacked around.
Now, right now is, you know, is like 5:00 p.m. right now where I’m recording this and this is not a great opportunity to show this. But what I want you to do is I want you to get your Lyft app out as you watch this video to play around with this too or immediately after this video.
Now, I am looking at the Lyft passenger app or the Uber passenger app. You can learn a lot from these apps as I’ve said before. Now, look at all these people right here, all these people. Would you wanna park your car right here? Heck no, because for the most part we get matched by people who are nearest to us. You don’t want to be here.
Where you want to be if you see all these people, so probably you want to park yourself around here. That’s a nice square where you have multiple blocks where you’re the main person, you’re near a hotel.
And so what I want you to do is when you’re not getting rides when you want them, I want you to pull out your passenger app. So you have to log off of the driver and…because if you don’t let me show you what happens.
Let’s log on, hopefully, I don’t get pinged while I do this. Hey, this is slow. Let’s try logging on. Whoa, this is super professional, isn’t it? Okay. Let’s log on and then let’s try to go look [at] the app with Lyft.
It will kick us off and if they don’t this is brand new and I look like an idiot. Yep, I look like [I] am an idiot. Wow, this is letting me do it. This is great news.
I’m discovering this while I’m talking to you. It is letting me look at this app. So, typically, what it does is it doesn’t let you look at your passenger app when you’re logged in and the driver, which this is great news for you because you don’t have to log in and off.
Now, I’m going to keep this recording because I don’t want to record another one because I’ve already done this several times. So, sorry, but hopefully, this is personable and enduring and it makes me more human. That’s what people say when you make mistakes. Okay.
So use this app to know where people are lined up. So at certain events, there will be people who are like…you’ll just see car after car after car just stacked up. And they’re not always…the app is even showing you all the different cars.
It’s also important to look at the different sizes. So let’s say you are a Plus driver. Obvious, immediately there are fewer guys and that’s something to strategize, Okay. Are there other Plus guys there, maybe a Premier? Oh, not a lot of Premier too. Definitely there. Oh, there is a good amount of Lux SUV.
This is really helpful. They’re all hanging out right here on this line. So if I’m a Lux SUV driver, I’m not going to be there because I’m not going to fight with them for a passenger. Okay.
So what you can do is you can use Lyft and you can also use Uber. Uber, the problem with Uber passenger app is that there are limitations. You can’t go anywhere. You want to look where the passengers are.
It’s really just people who are near you. So you can see these different Uber drivers and the reality is a lot of them are using the Lyft app too. So if you can find them on Lyft, you can find them on Uber. But, if I go over to St Paul I can’t see the drivers.
So sometimes when I’m trying to plot ahead my course and I’m looking at people or somewhere that I want to go, I’ll pull up my Lyft app. So let’s say I want to go to St Paul and see, “Hey, is there action here?” And if I scroll in and I don’t see anybody…whoa, [there is] nobody is here with Lux SUV but there’s a lot for the regular Lyft.
I drive Plus often and so look, “Whoa, there’s nobody.” Nobody here Plus. This is ripe for the picking. Use this app. Now, the reason why I say [use the] two app strategy is, or [the] two phone strategy, is what you can do is you can get a personal work phone, which I would recommend if you want to be a full-time driver.
Or what you can do is you can have another iPod touch tethered to your phone for internet. And have this simultaneously up on your dashboard so you can safely drive and see where other people are. And strategically place yourself [in] the best place so that you can make the most money and make the most of your time.