Yes, you have been a slave to Uber.OK, I grossed $80,000 last year after reimbursements.
I get $1.60 a mile one way.
So that's 50,000 miles with a pax paying.
I've recorded via odometer, 100,000 miles for Uber, 81,000 miles online. 19,000 miles offline returning from a long trip or strategically being offline to start the clock etc.
What's shocking is that's a 50% deadhead rate, meaning volume of trips isn't wonderful where I'm at, thus why the $1.60 a mile for X, where as in other places its like .60-.85 cents a mile.
So those doing a trip and then deadheading at those low rates are really suffering. Why I turn my app off there.
I should ideally stick with trips under 20 minutes because then I'm getting $1 per odometer mile each way.
I don't know what to do, the last long trip was bailing out a pregnant lady on the side of the road for 80 cents a mile with no tip. There was only two drivers available at the time, the other could have refused.
I'm fortunate that I cover a large area with some good spots producing close, a ritzy neighborhood nearby house and thus have a balance and can Uber from home, sleeping between trips.
Is it my purpose to be the rescue guy?