Well I tried it again but for the hours I'm working. Mainly day time, and the miles I'm covering it isn't worth it. Too many dead miles here in the north suburbs. Hate gettign airport rides and knowing I'll be driving dead miles back into downtown Atl. I spent 2 separate hours sitting in the cell phone lot at Hartsfield and NOTHING.Spent too long sitting in parking lots under a shade tree reading a book. Getting the weekly breakdown of earnings, seeing the Uber cut, figuring in taxes, gas, tires, depreciation it just isn't worth it.
Drove from Windward Parkway to Hartsfield and got paid $40.88 before the Uber cut, gas etc etc etc One way was 38.2 miles so I drove for how much pay in my pocket per mile? Then add in another 10 miles to get back into downtown Atl.
Also just got the email saying that Uber was dropping the phone rental in Atlanta.
Partners often ask about other phone options now that we're discontinuing the service in Atlanta. Before you make a new purchases there are a few things your new phone will require:
Either Android or Apple software
1-4 GB of data per month depending upon how much you drive
I have an older Android phone but I can't download the Uber app on it. I don't want to have to buy a new phone for x hundred dollars plus pay for a costlier plan. So I'm going to be shipping my Uber phone back and wish everyone who continues to drive nights good luck. Darker days are coming, literally.
I guess the wild $1,500 a week claims Uber used to post on Craigslist have been seen through which is why they now claim a much lower $ amount. I never believed the hype but thought I could make some money each week driving days.
The rates are rough no doubt but I have ways to earn some extra money. My full-time job has taken my Uber cards with my code and they have been giving them out to new employees that fly into Atlanta. The new employee signs up, saves the company $20 bucks in reimbursement and I get my $5 bucks. I also partnered with a local water bottling company. They provide me free bottles of water to hand out in my car along with promo cards. Each time they get a new customer using these cards the company gives me a spiff based on what type of account they sell. In this market you have to look outside the box to make money Ubering. Oh and I also do Lyft, slow but up and coming.
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