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  1. How awesome! I love Uber and use it often. Looks like you cracked the code to maximum financial gain with the service 🙂

  2. Hey Jeff
    Thanks for sharing your experience! I never thought about becoming a driver for uber, but seems like you can make a decent amount with it.
    Was there any kind of vetting process you needed to go through to become a driver?

    1. Hi Cath! Yes, there are some basic requirements has for all drivers:

      -You must be at least 21 years old
      -You must have access to a 4-door car that is year 2006 or newer in most cities
      -You must have in-state auto insurance with your name on the policy
      -Must have an in-state driver license, licensed in the US for at least one year
      -You must have a social security number
      -In-state plates with current registration (commercial plates are acceptable as well)
      -Pass a background check and a driving record check

      Pretty reasonable expectations!

  3. In college I got a job for the campus police driving the big, giant van that picked up people from far parking lots. (Technically? My job was listed as “escort,” lol.) This sounds like much less stress than driving a 20-person van/bus! And I like driving. Definitely filing this away for the future!

  4. These are great tips! My husband drives for Uber and everyone loves that he offers the aux cord or Bluetooth connection. It’s all about the customer experience.

  5. I wish I’d read this a few days ago. I just started driving for Uber this past Friday. I only made $30. I never got any tips but I was able to give out a few of my business cards. I’m going to try again this week and try not driving around so much looking for riders.

  6. My husband was going to do it but after reading all the reviews decided against it and with them reducing their fares it seemed as if the money wasn’t there as it once was. I am glad it worked out for you though.

  7. Jeff,

    This is really informative and timely…thank you so much for sharing it! I’ve been interested in driving for Uber and your article hits on some key areas I was wondering about.

    Thanks,
    Noel

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