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I'm not so sure about the Alternative Facts that Uber Driver shared with you. Between 10-2 every day in Metro Detroit is a challenge. With that being said, there is no way that you could work Monday through Friday and stop at 6ish daily and make a decent wage. This is not a 9-5 type thing. There is money to be made, but you've got to 'Hustle' more than that. Good Luck.
-- I agree Brother!

I'm tinking about quitting my full time job job to be a Uber driver full time, I met a driver and his advice to me was "if you really want to make $$, drive select or black" he goes on to say he made $65K last year driving black and select and ne never works past 6 pm and about 5 days a week....NOW, is this guy full of it? or can a Select or Black Uber driver really make that kind of $$$,,, if not how much can I expect (40 more/less) hours a week driving merto around metro Detroit and the subs?
It all depends on what you mean by "full time income". As an UberX only driver, you can make the equivalent of $40-50K W-2 salary because of the 1099 tax treatment and write offs you'll encounter as a Rideshare Driver. Meaning, if you make $50k salary, you're actually only "taking home" $35,000 in actual money. At $3,000 per month with Uber (and very little taxes due to the write offs), you'll make around $36,000 per year in "take home pay" (which is actually equivalent "roughly" to a W-2 SALARY of $52,000 per year (not bad!). That other driver you spoke with was prolly using $65K as a W-2 equivalent number, meaning, he ACTUALLY "takes home" around $45,000 per year in actual spendable money. BUT WOW That would be VERY hard doing only SELECT and XL alone because of the lack of demand. Moreover, the competition for XL, Select, and Black is stiff my friend. I don't even bother with it (other than an occasional XL ride). UberX is the only way to go, just focus on surge areas and times. **And, stop at 5-6pm? No frea**** way! In fact, I find the most lucrative time to drive is 4:30pm to 12:30am week days and 6:30pm to 2:30am on Friday and Saturdays. In fact, I gave up trying to compete with what I can only describe as the "Baby Boomer Uber Driver Surge" that happens between 10am and 3pm weekdays, and then dies off around 3:30-4:00pm. No offense, but there are a lot of retired "Baby Boomer" era people (i.e ages 55-70 or so) that do Uber/Lyft for extra money and they tend to dominate the time block of 10am-3pm - especially at DTW Airport, so I just avoid that time block and drive when they're done saturating the market with their cars. LOL! (DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY, ACCOUNTANT, OR TAX PROFESSIONAL. ALL STATEMENTS MADE IN THIS POST ARE MY PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL OR LEGAL ADVICE. THANK YOU.)
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