I'm doing kind of the exact same thing, Monday through Friday morning I turn my app on around sometime between 2:00 and 3:00 a.m. I set my app for Lyft luxury, and I wait for trips most of them are going right in the local area where I live, usually there are people that selected lyft standard, the driver canceled so they see that I'm available on lyft luxury and nearby so they select me, and I usually don't turn app off until around 12:00 noon, most of my driving sitting in the car and waiting for a ping is Friday night to Monday morning Monday through Friday I work from home and doing okay doing it,
I don't get nor do I want to understand the mentality of oh you're online for 60 hours but you're active booked time is only 20 or 30 hours, even though in those 60 hours my booked time $50 to $60 plu per hour, the logic on this site freaking amaze me, I guess it's too hard to comprehend that I am putting less wear and tear and mileage on my car working this way,
Sorry I don't have better High number screenshots to show, but I do not work long hours anymore I don't even work every week anymore, I have some health issues, the point of the screenshot is that that is 65 dollars plus per hour and very little time was spent actually sitting in my car waiting for a ping.
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In the days of Halfway decent rates I quickly realized you could make the same amount if not more by doing two round trip trips to the Denver airport during non busy driving times in 3-4 hours out of your day on x rather than grind out a bunch of trips and wear out your car. Working smarter not harder is the way to go. Those days are long gone and it’s much harder to do that with the dog 💩 rates lyft and Uber are putting out. I’d walk away with $150-$180 In not a whole lot of effort while handling my day job remote.
those days have come and gone. There’s still some money to be made during certain streaks and bonuses if you play your cards right. If I was on a lux platform I’d cherry pick too. Unless you are after the insurance I’m not sure why anyone would care about booked time In Cali. Furthermore, I would be very interested to see if those who are getting the insurance stipend what exactly their books look like. 95% of the non surge trips are just not profitable so it would be interesting to see if anyone who is getting the Stipend what is your actual profit per mile and are you able to receive the insurance stipend and save for a new vehicle once this one breaks down ? I get that everyone has different reasons they do rideshare, but it’s not charity. Uber/ lyft make no claims about insurance stipend and profitability and I wonder if the two are even compatible or if it’s a catch 22? I think I read somewhere where only ten percent of eligible drivers are even accessing the stipend.