This is a question a lot of people, I’m sure, are asking. Is being an Uber driver worth it?
If you are considering on becoming an Uber driver, there are a few things you need to look at when choosing which path you want to go.
Just to answer your question real quick. In my own experience, and everybody has a different experience, I feel Uber has been totally worth it to me. And I’m going to talk about that today. So, read on…
Why I Started For Uber
Everybody has their own reasons, as well as do I. I was a store manager at a Domino’s Pizza for almost three years. My money wasn’t terrible either.
I made Halloween of last year my last day at Domino’s. Had I stayed I was on pace to make about $45,000 for the year, although my driver who saw my W2 said it was more like $50,000.
This wasn’t enough for me though and not where I wanted to be the rest of my life. There was only two people who had higher authority than me.
The owner (owns 6 stores) and the district manager. Even though I was GM, I had authority over all the other GMs already.
This meant there wasn’t much room for me to move up. The only way I was able to make more money every year was by increasing my store sales every year because I got bonuses for it.
I decided I wanted more. So, I decided to look for what was out there. I ended up finding this door to door gig selling AT&T home services (TV, internet, and phone).
There was a lot of potential, and I could’ve been making big bucks after a year or two.
However, it just didn’t work out. The office I worked in was below par with the other offices around the country and San Francisco was one of the toughest markets in the country to sell.
So, I left after 7 months. Eventually, I started realizing that I could make a lot of money working from home promoting other people’s products by building a website. Kind of like the one you are on right now.
But, this takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight. So, I needed time to focus on my websites without having that 9-5 that would just make me drag my feet all day and be tired to do anything else after.
That’s when I found Uber.
The decent pay, easy job, and working whenever I feel like it is what Uber had to offer for me.
So, when I turned 21 at the end of June, I signed for Uber and was on the road making money by the first week of July.
And I don’t regret it.
I live by myself in what I like to call my “mini house”. It’s more like a studio apartment, and Uber has been able to pay for ALL my expenses while I build my website to success.
I enjoy driving people around and learning about different things in the world from my Uber experiences.
“Because of Uber, I am able to pursue my dreams without the stress of a 9-5 job.”
And that’s my story of why I became an Uber driver.
What’s Your Situation?
Now that you have heard a little about my story, It’s time to figure it out if Uber is worth it for you.
Where do you want to be in life? What do you do for a living now?
If you’re someone that has no job or works at a Burger King making minimum wage, then don’t you want to make more money?
Uber isn’t gonna make you $100,000 a year except in some extreme cases, but $40,000 a year is more than doable. Especially if you drive full time.
I drive more so part time and make enough to pay for all my expenses while I work on making my own dreams become a reality.
Maybe you’re a college kid going to school full time. There’s times where you just don’t want to work because maybe a really big final is coming up the following week.
Uber allows you to do that. Make money one week, and then take the next week off when you are super busy.
What about all the stay at home moms and dads? You’re not working right now because of priority taking care of your child, but maybe you want to work.
It’s tough getting a job that allows you to work around your schedule. When your other half comes home from work maybe they can take of your kid while you Uber for a few hours.
That’s a little extra cash for a household that only has one working person supporting 3 or maybe even 4 people on that one paycheck.
Now you can feel happy getting back to work, and make it easier putting food on the table for your family.
And then of course, you have the people that work and might be happy with their job, but Christmas is right around the corner.
And, maybe you are just looking for a way to make a little extra cash to pay for all those Christmas presents.
Now you can without having to spend more money than you have by earning a little extra money with Uber.
There’s all kind of different scenarios and you just need to figure out what will work best for you.
Is The Money Worth It To Drive For Uber?
This is a question I know all of you are asking, and probably the main reason why you are on this page. Well, like I said, Uber pays for ALL my expenses and I live by myself and have to pay rent.
So, right there I would say means the money is worth it. I know there are people out there that will say how somebody told them you only make like $4 an hour driving for Uber after expenses.
But I’m sorry, I feel those people are wrong. Obviously, if you are driving some gas guzzling car that get 13 miles a gallon you aren’t gonna make as much money, but there are a few expenses you really shouldn’t be including.
For example, the biggest reason people will say they make low pay is because of the car insurance. But, you shouldn’t even be including that in your expenses.
Whether you are driving for Uber or not, you are paying for car insurance if you drive a car. So, that expense doesn’t even technically pertain to Uber. You created that expense well before you joined.
That’s just one example, but I will be honest. It does depend where you live how much money you make. I heard in New York City, Uber drivers are making $30 an hour, while the national average is $19 an hour.
If you truly want to figure out if it’s worth it then I would recommend signing up and driving maybe on a weekend. Just to see how well you do since every city is different.
Test the waters before you actually fully dive in to them.
Like I said, driving for Uber has been worth it to me because of my situation and what I’m trying to accomplish. Every person is different.
I hope this article helped given you some enlightenment of what’s possible with Uber.
If you have any questions, just leave me a comment and I’ll give you a response. If you like the article, share it with your friends and see what their opinion is after reading this.