Once you’re in the full swing of being a rideshare driver, you may want to find out how you can increase your profits. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:
LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR MARKET
Do you know what’s going on in the area that you drive in? Are you clued up on upcoming local events? When is your market’s peak hour?
Knowing your market well enough will give you a good indication of when people usually need rides so that you’ll know when to be available to pick them up.
BE A SAFE DRIVER
No one wants to drive with someone that doesn’t make them feel safe. Always abide by the rules of the road, stay calm and avoid road rage at all costs.
Should you be entering a high-risk area, suggest that your passenger put their belongings under the seat or somewhere where it’s out of sight in case of any smash-and-grab attempts.
Small safety gestures like these will prove to your passenger that their safety is a priority to you, and it will surely make them feel cared for and comfortable in your car.
Always greet your passenger with a smile the second they enter your vehicle and be friendly, courteous and professional. A little bit of friendliness goes a long way and always leaves a great lasting impression.
KEEP YOUR CAR NEAT
A neat and clean car is a MUST when it comes to increasing your rating and tips. It won’t be someone’s first choice to climb into a car that is dirty and smells unpleasant.
Inspect your car regularly throughout the day, preferably after each ride, to ensure that your car is ready for its next pickup. Keeping a trash bag in your boot is guaranteed to come in handy here.
OFFER A PERSONALISED EXPERIENCE
What a lot of drivers tend to do is they offer their passengers the opportunity to play their own music in the car via an AUX cable. This is a great gesture for drivers to adopt and if you’d like, you could even keep a universal charger on hand. You never know whose day (and phone) you might just save. ?
We hope our 5 tips will help you reach your dreams of becoming a successful driver.