Getting where you need to go has been made effortless with driving apps like Lyft and Uber. Lyft and Uber are digital apps used for transportation worldwide. All that’s needed is one tap, requesting a ride wherever you are.
The app tracks your location and sends a driver your way, sometimes in less than one minute.
However, if you need money and not a ride, these driver apps can help too. As long as you have a car, a driver’s license and insurance, you can apply to be a driver for one of these companies.
Surprisingly, this self-made job can bring you lots of revenue. Once a person starts driving for Lyft or Uber, they’re able to control their income. The app keeps the driver informed of how much they’re making per ride in real time and also offers instant deposits.
With the help of Lyft and Uber, people get to choose whether or not they want to work a nine-to-five job or work for themselves.
According to a TechCrunch study, Uber drivers make $19 per hour on average. Even though the driver gets to choose when and where they make money, there’s still a strategy to it all. The person driving needs to know where people are mostly located throughout the day, and the times they need rides, in order to make the most money.
According to Glassdoor.com, the average annual salary for a full-time Uber driver in Tallahassee is $38,894. That’s 10.25 percent lower than the average median salary of $43,293.
Since it’s not that big of a gap, Tallahassee residents are dropping their jobs and becoming full-time drivers.
“I make the most money on game days. It’s easy and you make it fast,” said Damon KingJr., graduating theater and performing arts major at Florida A&M University. King likes setting his own rules and he says Uber is the easiest way to do that.
Most minimum wage jobs in Tallahassee pay $8.25 to $10 an hour. Employees who attend school struggle on a daily basis to fit work into their schedules. People tend to stress the fact that they aren’t making enough hourly.
In a world full of digital marketing, Lyft and Uber continue to flourish. Especially in Tallahassee, a prominent college town, where you can create a plan to make money from the comfort of your vehicle.