When And Where To Drive: A Primer

Okay, you were told that you can drive wherever, whenever, and make money. That’s true, okay? That is one of the beautiful things about rideshare, is you can literally…I could literally turn on my app right now, and get a ping and just leave this video right now, and make money.

But should I? No, well, because I’m paying this guy to video me. But I shouldn’t because there’s not always optimal times to drive, okay?

So think about it this way. Now, just to be clear, this course, this video, there’s an entire course just on this video unpacking lots of different things.

So I’m gonna give you a quick primer. So if it’s a little short and if it’s a little simplistic, take the other course. Shameless plug.

So you want to drive when people need rides. Is that…I mean that’s probably the most simple thing possible to say, but a lot of drivers don’t think about that. Where are people at and when do they need rides?

That’s it. I mean if you think carefully at that, that one little nugget, you can unlock the Pandora’s box of where, when to get pickups, because the reality is there are times when people are not needing rides, and so drivers are sitting on their butts waiting around, getting exasperated, getting frustrated, and quitting rideshare because they’re sitting around for hours not getting rides, or not getting a lot of rides, because they’re not driving at the right times. So it’s so important for you to know the patterns of your city.

So often in the morning people are going from the suburbs to the cities to work. And later on, in the afternoon, people are leaving the cities to go to the suburbs.

During events, people are coming from the suburbs to the cities. You see, there are rhythms of your city, you need to monitor and watch and you can learn that.

You’re smart, you can read, you can look at these things, and the patterns are there. Another pattern, follow the alcohol.

People don’t like DUIs. DUIs are devastating, and so a lot of people, they will take rideshares because they don’t want to get in trouble.

So, where’s the alcohol at, where are people going to be, who is going to drink, and who are going to need rides? And where can you be? Where can you position yourself?

So where and when to drive is super important. You can drive whenever, but you shouldn’t. Okay, so think very, very hard about what are the patterns of your city, where are people at, and when do they need a ride.


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