Facebook group for western Maryland Uber and Lyft drivers

I created a group on Facebook for people who drive for Uber and/or Lyft driver in and around the Hagerstown area of Maryland. It’s small, but it should grow as more drivers find out about it. The purpose of the group is to share information and get to know the people doing the same thing … Continue reading “Facebook group for western Maryland Uber and Lyft drivers”

The Lyft driver app has an intermittent connection problem

I’ve tried to drive for both Uber and Lyft. When I get a request for one, I try to go offline on the other. Evidently Lyft is running a special in western Maryland that gives riders five dollars off their first twenty rides. This should cause an increase in requests for Lyft rides. Sometimes I … Continue reading “The Lyft driver app has an intermittent connection problem”

My Uber Week in review – July 30 – August 5

I completed my second full week of driving for Uber. When I refer to a full week, I mean Monday through Friday. I even took a Lyft request, doubling my grand total of lifetime Lyft trips to two. All in all, I had a good week. All of my passengers were pleasant and most seemed … Continue reading “My Uber Week in review – July 30 – August 5”

Uber now informs drivers if a passenger requests a long trip

Uber rolled out a new feature sometime last week that allows a driver to know when a passenger requests a long ride (rides that take over an hour) when the request is sent to the driver, before the driver accepts the request. This new feature rolled out for me Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, I didn’t understand … Continue reading “Uber now informs drivers if a passenger requests a long trip”

My Uber week in review – July 23 to July 29

In my quest to find out if I can make any kind of living driving for Uber, I completed my first whole week of driving for the ride share company. When I refer to a week, I’m referring to a traditional work week, Monday through Friday. Here’s a snapshot of my week: I was logged … Continue reading “My Uber week in review – July 23 to July 29”

Can you make a living driving with Uber?

I signed up to drive for Uber almost a year ago. I started a small freelance WordPress development business and thought driving for Uber would be a nice way to augment the money I made from doing web development work. I didn’t take my first Uber passenger until September 16, 2016. At first I averaged … Continue reading “Can you make a living driving with Uber?”