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Hey, I'm going to sign up to drive with uber and I want to make a good amount of income and have frequent rides (possibly make this full time for now). I live in the IE but I 100% don't mind driving to Los Angeles if it means that I'll be making a lot more money there. I have no clue which areas in the IE have a lot of people riding Uber or at what times, but I know LA for sure has people requesting rides at all hours of the day and probably at ton at night. So my questions are, should I request to drive in LA since I will have the time to? Which cities or areas in the IE have the most activity? Will uber let me drive in more than one area?

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IE currently has a driver cap in place, which means you can sign up but not driver in the IE. You'll have to go to LA, OC, or SD anyway. You might as well sign up in the LA market if that's where you're going to drive. You'll also be eligible for the LA incentives and bonuses as a member of the LA market.

Definitely don't fall into the "go drive Palm Springs," there's very little money to be made here. We're over saturated with drivers as it is. Our driver cap was temporarily removed for Coachella and Stagecaoch, Uber never replaced it so a lot of new IE drivers are driving out here only to sit around with little to no rides.

As far as incentives IE and PS rarely if ever see them, your best markets are LA followed by OC and SD. Seems like there's always a bonus or incentive for LA. Also make sure to get your LAX permit so you can pickup and drop off there.

There are also sign on bonuses for Uber and Lyft in the LA market. When referred by another driver you both receive a bonus.
 

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IE currently has a driver cap in place, which means you can sign up but not driver in the IE. You'll have to go to LA, OC, or SD anyway. You might as well sign up in the LA market if that's where you're going to drive. You'll also be eligible for the LA incentives and bonuses as a member of the LA market.

Definitely don't fall into the "go drive Palm Springs," there's very little money to be made here. We're over saturated with drivers as it is. Our driver cap was temporarily removed for Coachella and Stagecaoch, Uber never replaced it so a lot of new IE drivers are driving out here only to sit around with little to no rides.

As far as incentives IE and PS rarely if ever see them, your best markets are LA followed by OC and SD. Seems like there's always a bonus or incentive for LA. Also make sure tougher your LAX permit so you can pickup and drop off there.

There are also sign on bonuses for Uber and Lyft in the LA market. When referred by another driver you both receive a bonus.
Thank you this was very helpful information. I have signed up with LA. What do you mean by "tougher your LAX permit"? I was thinking of swinging by LAX actually, so if I have to get a permit can I get one on the app?
 

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Thank you this was very helpful information. I have signed up with LA. What do you mean by "tougher your LAX permit"? I was thinking of swinging by LAX actually, so if I have to get a permit can I get one on the app?
Damn autocorrect should say "be sure to get your LAX permit"
 

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The IE is really flooded with drivers at the moment. LA is as well but they have greater demand there. If you can handle the dead miles to LA that is the way to go. Without incentives, guarantees or bonuses it is becoming increasingly pointless to do ride-share in the IE.

Here are some Uber pages for relevant airport information:

http://losangeles.ubermovement.com/airports

http://ubermovement.com/ca-airports

A placard is required for both pick ups and drop offs at LAX.
 

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The IE is really flooded with drivers at the moment. LA is as well but they have greater demand there. If you can handle the dead miles to LA that is the way to go. Without incentives, guarantees or bonuses it is becoming increasingly pointless to do ride-share in the IE.

A placard is required for both pick ups and drop offs at LAX.
Thank you, I will check out these websites. Yeah, there will be some dead miles, but it's totally worth it for me since I'll be able to get more rides.
 

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I normally will head down the 60w and expect to start getting hits after I cross the 605. The demand is definitely greater in LA. Sometimes I feel like the beach so I head down the 91 to the 55s into Newport. The other night I got a $100 ride from the IE into LA. I have also had $100 rides from Newport to LA and from LA to Santa Ana. You never know. Once I had a night ending ride from Garden Grove to Camp Pendleton. That's a long dead drive back.
 

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Hey, I'm going to sign up to drive with uber and I want to make a good amount of income and have frequent rides (possibly make this full time for now). I live in the IE but I 100% don't mind driving to Los Angeles if it means that I'll be making a lot more money there. I have no clue which areas in the IE have a lot of people riding Uber or at what times, but I know LA for sure has people requesting rides at all hours of the day and probably at ton at night. So my questions are, should I request to drive in LA since I will have the time to? Which cities or areas in the IE have the most activity? Will uber let me drive in more than one area?

Answers to any or all questions welcome
Welcome to the forum!
How much do you think you'll be making per day , any $$ goal ?
 

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IE currently has a driver cap in place, which means you can sign up but not driver in the IE. You'll have to go to LA, OC, or SD anyway. You might as well sign up in the LA market if that's where you're going to drive. You'll also be eligible for the LA incentives and bonuses as a member of the LA market.

Definitely don't fall into the "go drive Palm Springs," there's very little money to be made here. We're over saturated with drivers as it is. Our driver cap was temporarily removed for Coachella and Stagecaoch, Uber never replaced it so a lot of new IE drivers are driving out here only to sit around with little to no rides.

As far as incentives IE and PS rarely if ever see them, your best markets are LA followed by OC and SD. Seems like there's always a bonus or incentive for LA. Also make sure to get your LAX permit so you can pickup and drop off there.

There are also sign on bonuses for Uber and Lyft in the LA market. When referred by another driver you both receive a bonus.
SMH at IE drivers going to PS to drive. Bunch of knuckleheads.

There is virtually no chance of working your way to PS. That's a lot of dead miles to deal with.

The only way you'll find me on duty in PS is if I just dropped somebody off out there. And in over a year that's never happened to me. The closest I've come is dropping someone off at the Morongo casino... and I had to deadmile it back.
 

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Hope your not looking for more 200 net a day without the incentives. Tues Weds are the slowest.
 

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The destination will be enabled once you cross the county line. I would turn it on then, enter an address in the core, and continue on until you get a ride. This will help you save some dead miles. Same thing going home, make sure you turn on the filter before you leave the county.
 

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The destination will be enabled once you cross the county line. I would turn it on then, enter an address in the core, and continue on until you get a ride. This will help you save some dead miles. Same thing going home, make sure you turn on the filter before you leave the county.
Thanks, but this does me no good as I need it to go to LA or OC. and if / since there going to take 25% once I get there, smh, give it up uber.
 

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Thanks, but this does me no good as I need it to go to LA or OC. and if / since there going to take 25% once I get there, smh, give it up uber.
Are they taking 25% in the I.E. as well. Regardless, if you're going to go to either LA or OC, the filter will be enabled once you cross either county line. If you're coming from the I.E. , and planning to drive to say DTLA or Newport Beach, you can potentially get a ride from the outer edges of the either county, say Yorba Linda or Pomona, to where you want to go. This would be roughly half of your commute paid for. It's not a guarantee to work all the time, but at least option is there now
 

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Actually No. only from me at the moment.

I'll have to see if the filter is there while in OC tomorrow, going to Anaheim office to get the 20% fixed.

If I go it alone I always pull off in Yorba .... and Usually catch something going south mostly, sometimes west.
 

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LA, no doubt. IE has so little demand some areas only have X and XL products. LA bonus is $500 for 75 rides, I.E. Bonus is $10 after 75 rides. Ten dollars, what's the point? I think you can gauge demand by bonus amount. And IE has smallest current bonus I've ever seen.
 
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