Mar 22, 2019
Imagine what life is like when you are always in a vehicle and always on the road.
Imagine what it would be like if you were never the one to have to drive.
Which one Would you love? Which One Would you hate Or Hate It?
Today’s Episode is all about Ridesharing - How I became a Lyft, Uber and Food Delivery Driver. I also share my history with driving since it began a little before that - at age 15 to be exact
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Driving is in my blood - my dad was a taxi driver before becoming a CDL Driver.
He also did a little driving in the military during the Vietnam War in the Air Force.
Played lots of driving video games growing up such as Crazy Taxi.
I was surrounded by cars, new cars, old cars, rental cars.
Been driving since a child but with a permit since age 15, passed the test by age 16.
Living with one eye did not slow me down, more alert than most, I was ahead of the class because I had been driving for so long.
Blindspot/side view mirrors as a requirement on license
Glasses as a requirement when driving
Fast driving runs in my family
I’ve never gotten a major speeding ticket nor had an accident.
Have had my car since high school.
I have my dad’s driving genes.
A way to use my car - racking up no miles in D.C. due to taking public transportation and walking the streets like a local
By the time I was old enough to rent a car, Which was age 18 thanks to USAA
I must have been so used to having blind spots that I knew where to look. My mother joked that I had the driving genes of my father.
It came up more than once however the time it really clicked was when my friend from high school Came to visit me in Tennessee from Florida.
It was her first time in Tennessee ever and it was my pleasure to show her around the tourist spots.
She enjoyed it so much that she asked me out of the blue have you ever thought of becoming an Uber driver?
Fast forward a couple of years later, as I was in between jobs I applied for Uber and Lyft
I would do social media work, and then go out and drive
Why I love driving for Lyft
Perspective on being an Uber/Lyft Driver
Car Requirements for driving
Tips to get started with driving
Tips on Safety:
Not drive at night
Stay away from dark and fishy neighborhoods
Keep Pepper Spray and pocket knife on hand
Manage Your own Time
Meet New People
See New Places
Step Outside Your Comfort Zone.
Vomit from the drunks
Car Wear and Tear
Bigger Budget for Food
Downside of humanity
Picking Up Kids too young - the minimum age is 18.
I’m so grateful for the ability to see and drive.
When my car was not good enough to drive (there’s a checklist you can refer to)
I began food delivery such as Uber Eats, GrubHub, and Postmates.
Why I love Uber Eats and GrubHub
I don’t have to pay for the meal
Learn new places to eat
It’s side income
Never a dull moment
Downsides of Food Delivery
Timing is everything
Tips for newbies Uber/Lyft
Tell them you are new
Address them by their name
Join Facebook Groups such as Uber/Lyft Driver 101
Read up on the experience of others
Track Your Miles Using Quickbooks or Stride
Use Hands-Free driving using Mystro
Use websites like trip advisor and city official websites so you know where to drive to maximize your earnings
Imagine you are transporting your elder family member Or a young CEO
Use My Code for an Uber Sign Up Driving bonus
Use this link for a Lyft Sign Up Driving bonus
Mystro: Free Trial with Mystro - Hands-free rideshare driving app for Androids
Sign Up with Postmates. Use code FL-zaakirahm or here is a link: https://pmfleet.app.link/f0DExgMDfV