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Some strategies can help people who work with this platform to maximize their profits through small details that must be taken into account
Uber can be an alternative for a lot of people because those who choose to drive with this platform have the freedom to drive on their schedules and take the services they want. However, several strategies can make this work experience even more advantageous.
Among the techniques, is to ensure a high rating, as this increases the benefits for drivers, in addition to learning to recognize the best times of the week and the promotions offered by the application itself.
Here are some tips to increase profits.
Be a retailer with passengers
Although the service of this transport platform offers a good deal to its customers, some details ensure greater satisfaction on the part of the travelers. This includes aspects such as always keeping on board things like water, sweets and cell phone cables available to customers.
This type of detail, together with the offer of free choice of music, or radio station, are those that will make travelers feel comfortable and evaluate drivers better. With a higher rating, they would be earning greater benefits.
Know the areas and the dynamic hours
An important aspect is to learn to recognize the hours and areas where there is more demand for the service, because during these periods not only will more clients be obtained, but the dynamic rate will be in operation that increases the value of the trip.
A journalist from The Penny Hoarder found that in Philadelphia, United States, between 2:00 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. there was a substantial increase in these rates because this time the bars closed and a large majority of people were leaving and looking for transportation.
Uber rates are calculated based on the proportion of people with the application of passengers open, with that of the drivers of an area in a given time. Then, being in these areas, knowing the traffic of the city, they will be able to take great advantage.
These times are usually generated around the hours that people enter and leave work, as well as early morning hours when the bars close, as found.
Don't drive anymore
However, concerning the previous point, The Penny Hoarder recommend not pursuing these rates, as they usually tend to be at times when there is congestion on the tracks and, upon reaching the area, the dynamic price may have disappeared.
It is also recommended to avoid the suburbs, at least if a trip ends up taking you there already. It is better to stay in central areas.
On the other hand, driving more looking for customers can end up wearing out the car more and consuming more gasoline, so it can even become unprofitable work.
Be aware of Uber's guarantees
The platform offers options that benefit drivers who have had a good qualification throughout their way, as well as a reward or incentive system for more drivers on the street since the goal of Uber is to reduce the waiting time for the users. However, these should be searched and registered, as the application reports on them proactively.
The porter Ridestar clarifies that there are guarantees every hour and that these are an excellent method to maximize profits. These options offer special prices to whom a certain number of trips are responsible within a period of time. However, to be able to access guarantees, specific requirements must be met, such as the percentage of trips completed, hours online, trips per hour, acceptance rate or, sometimes, according to certain remote locations.
These tips mentioned above are essential to take into account, not only to improve the quality of the service but as motivation and incentive with which the workers of the platform can earn more money.
LatinAmerican Post | Valentina Moya
Translated from "¿Cuáles son las estrategias que ayudan a los conductores de Uber a ganar más?"