Requirements to Become an Uber Rideshare Driver
In this brief video Wylee introduces himself and describes how he started driving for Uber and Lyft
In addition to his 9,000+ completed trips, Wylee describes how he is uniquely qualified for his role as
The Accidental Rideshare Expert
The RideshareGuide is dedicated to teaching you how to become an Uber driver and create meaningful full-time or part-time ridesharing income
Why the focus on Uber, you ask?
OK, let's talk money: Uber controls at least 70% of the rideshare market in most major cities
That means when passengers are looking for a ride, 70% of them are specifically looking for an Uber ride
If you want to earn maximum income as a rideshare driver you need to drive for the Transportation Network Company (TNC) that controls the market in your local area - in most cases that will be Uber
Now don't get offended if you are mainly interested in Lyft, or perhaps Carma - or maybe you live in Austin, TX and you're considering driving for RideAustin - we are here to serve everyone
In fact, many Uber drivers decide to join Lyft after they get started with Uber
Our own driving expert, Wylee Post, followed that path - he has been driving full-time for both Uber and Lyft for over 2 years now
The RideshareGuide is here to support you and your rideshare business regardless of which TNC you are interested in - we have relevant experience to share and we know how to communicate it effectively
If you are serious about succeeding as a new Uber driver or want to take your existing rideshare business to the next level, you are in the right place
We can help you determine if your existing vehicle meets Uber requirements and discuss the pros & cons of renting or leasing a rideshare vehicle
Driver requirements at the TNCs are straightforward - 21 year of age, licensed to drive, in-state driver's license & insurance - your name must be listed on the insurance policy - refer to the Become An Uber Driver page for the details in your specific location
That covers the logistics of becoming an Uber driver - it's basically two simple questions:
Am I qualified to drive?
Do I have an appropriate vehicle?
But you actually have more questions than that, don't you?
Wylee certainly did when he was considering driving for Uber
Before you jump into the application process with one of the TNCs you want to get your questions answered:
How much money can I make driving for Uber in my city?
What kind of insurance will I need?
How do I convince my significant other?
Does rideshare driving make sense for me?
Those questions are exactly why the RideshareGuide exists
Wylee has discovered the answers to those questions and many more - and his background as a corporate trainer makes him uniquely qualified to mentor other drivers
Because rideshare drivers are independent contractors and not employees of the TNCs, the TNCs are not able to tell drivers how to do their work, much less provide an employee manual
Uber can specify vehicle requirements and driver qualifications but they can't tell drivers what clothing to wear, how to groom their hair, how to speak to passengers, etc.
This hands-off approach by the TNCs is required by contract law but unfortunately, it makes it quite challenging for drivers to succeed in what should be a fairly straightforward business
While he was considering the possibility of becoming a rideshare driver, Wylee searched exhaustively for information online about how to succeed with Uber and Lyft but his searching was mostly in vain
The key question for Wylee, and probably for anyone researching the rideshare industry was, "How much money can I make?"
You would think that such an obvious question could easily be answered in the current internet environment where answers to just about any question are readily available
Instead of answers, however, Wylee found generalities and vague guesses about the income potential of driving for the TNCs
The Accidental Rideshare Driving Expert
With his pragmatic approach to most things in life and his professional background as a data analyst, Wylee set out to find his own answers
He signed up with both Uber and Lyft and began carefully compiling his earnings and expenses while performing in-depth analysis of how to maximize his income
Wylee determined for himself what times of day were best for driving, whether to stay close to home waiting for passengers or head into the city where rides were more plentiful
Most importantly, he learned how to track his earnings and expenses, including allowances for vehicle repairs, taxes, and eventual vehicle replacement
This detailed accounting allowed Wylee to know without a doubt how much actual take-home pay he was earning
Wylee became an Uber driver just to pay his bills, he wasn't setting out to master rideshare driving
After more than two years of driving full-time for Uber and Lyft, however, with over 9,000 trips completed, Wylee has become an expert on the rideshare industry and he is quite passionate about the subject
He has compiled his extensive knowledge into two cutting-edge books about ridesharing and he provides insightful commentary on the exploding rideshare phenomena in his blog
The RideshareGuide is the result of Wylee's zeal and his desire to help other drivers catapult to the same level of success that he is currently experiencing
Resources on the Website
for Becoming a Rideshare Driver for Uber or Lyft
On this website, you will find extensive resources that are intended to provide meaningful answers to all of your rideshare questions
Wylee is dedicated to your success and wants to help you succeed as a driver for one of the TNCs
To help both new and existing drivers maximize their income while rideshare driving, Wylee has compiled his extensive knowledge into two state-of-the-art eBooks and he has made a commitment to providing mentoring for both new and existing drivers
Wylee keeps drivers abreast of current rideshare news in The Accidental Rideshare Expert Blog, where he makes sense of the ever-evolving rideshare industry
Welcome to the RideshareGuide! We are glad to have you aboard!
~ the RSG Team
New drivers can earn a bonus from Uber and Lyft when they signup using Wylee's Driver Referral ID
Wylee provides 90 days of free mentoring to referral drivers to ensure the new driver requirements are met and the bonus is earned
If you have any questions about how to become an Uber driver, schedule a quick Discovery Call with Wylee