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A guy who owns several SUVs on Uber wants me to drive for him for $700/week, I've only driven X for a year and a half and I have no idea what business is like for SUV...is this a stupid idea for $700?
 

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A guy who owns several SUVs on Uber wants me to drive for him for $700/week, I've only driven X for a year and a half and I have no idea what business is like for SUV...is this a stupid idea for $700?
Very stupid IMO.

select is a different strategy entirely from X.

SUV even more so and probably even sparser day to day. Lots of SUV are simultaneously running BLACK as well.

Unless you have a good grasp on what your target market will be and how to get enough business day to day...it's gonna be a tough road.
 

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A guy who owns several SUVs on Uber wants me to drive for him for $700/week, I've only driven X for a year and a half and I have no idea what business is like for SUV...is this a stupid idea for $700?
I ended up driving for SUV last year at the same rate of $700 a week. I was able to keep the Suburban (in my case) the entire time, meaning 7 days a week, 24 hours a day so I could go out when I had time or needed to make some money. I takes a bit longer to understand where you need to be. You will also be dealing with black calls which are good. Beware of groups of more than 4 as they like to call for black knowing they will likely get an SUV. Make sure you send a message to Uber so they can charge them the SUV rate. On average I made more working select while putting in a whole lot less hours but again I have to pay all the expenses that come with driving your own vehicle.
 

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let me clarify i apologize, should i rent an SUV for $700/week (i get to keep the suv the whole week)? If anybody has SUV experience, assuming i work really smart, what's the potential earning for SUV drivers working 50-60 hours per week? I know everyday is not the same but is there enough demand for SUV's to justify $700/week SUV rental? I currently with platinum do $1300-$1800/week net on X working 50-60 hours and about 75-90 rides...will i do better on SUV? thanks guys and sorry i wasn't clear at first? Thanks and I really appreciate all the responses and advice! :)
 

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let me clarify i apologize, should i rent an SUV for $700/week (i get to keep the suv the whole week)? If anybody has SUV experience, assuming i work really smart, what's the potential earning for SUV drivers working 50-60 hours per week? I know everyday is not the same but is there enough demand for SUV's to justify $700/week SUV rental? I currently with platinum do $1300-$1800/week net on X working 50-60 hours and about 75-90 rides...will i do better on SUV? thanks guys and sorry i wasn't clear at first? Thanks and I really appreciate all the responses and advice! :)
I don't think so. It's too many SUV dudes who know the game already.

This Uber SUV guy gave me his card, and he told me he would teach me the game. He also said that it was too many SUV, and that he use to make $2800 a week, and it went down to $2400 cuz of so many drivers.

He leases the SUV for $650 a week.
 

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It's not an X platform. It's allot of waiting in the right spots. You need to know where to go to get the rides.

You can't be apart of the Santa Monica 500. Put 1000 unpaid miles on an SUV in a week and they'll dump you.

They are going to hold you accountable for paid miles vs unpaid miles. The ratio gets too out of wack and they'll send you packing.

It's stressful to know that the first $700 goes to the limo company plus your gas costs. So figure you're negative $1k a week. Best to buy your own SUV and get added to uber as SUV

Just do it yourself. Uber and people will say that SUV is closed but that's BS. They have me a commercial account. Because I was asking about adding an SUV and of course they misunderstood what I wanted and activated my other account on SUV.

Always A way around the form letter responses.
 

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It's not an X platform. It's allot of waiting in the right spots. You need to know where to go to get the rides.

You can't be apart of the Santa Monica 500. Put 1000 unpaid miles on an SUV in a week and they'll dump you.

They are going to hold you accountable for paid miles vs unpaid miles. The ratio gets too out of wack and they'll send you packing.

It's stressful to know that the first $700 goes to the limo company plus your gas costs. So figure you're negative $1k a week. Best to buy your own SUV and get added to uber as SUV

Just do it yourself. Uber and people will say that SUV is closed but that's BS. They have me a commercial account. Because I was asking about adding an SUV and of course they misunderstood what I wanted and activated my other account on SUV.

Always A way around the form letter responses.
That would be too much to have to give away your first 1000 especially in a slow week when you may be lucky to net 1000. That's a lot of sitting and waiting, forget having s life because that will now be your life. Nights,weekends, holidays kiss them all goodbye
 

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I don't think so. It's too many SUV dudes who know the game already.

This Uber SUV guy gave me his card, and he told me he would teach me the game. He also said that it was too many SUV, and that he use to make $2800 a week, and it went down to $2400 cuz of so many drivers.

He leases the SUV for $650 a week.
That is still a lot of money. Let's say the driver worked 10 months out of the year, that is about 90k!! If i'm lucky enough to get a job with my degree, i'm looking to make about half as much.

I still don't understand how the game isn't saturated enough to drive the cost way down. Why are people still working at minimum wage jobs making 20k a year when they can quadruple their earnings driving people around?
 

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That is still a lot of money. Let's say the driver worked 10 months out of the year, that is about 90k!! If i'm lucky enough to get a job with my degree, i'm looking to make about half as much.

I still don't understand how the game isn't saturated enough to drive the cost way down. Why are people still working at minimum wage jobs making 20k a year when they can quadruple their earnings driving people around?
Not everyone who can drive should drive people around for money.
 

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That is still a lot of money. Let's say the driver worked 10 months out of the year, that is about 90k!! If i'm lucky enough to get a job with my degree, i'm looking to make about half as much.

I still don't understand how the game isn't saturated enough to drive the cost way down. Why are people still working at minimum wage jobs making 20k a year when they can quadruple their earnings driving people around?
Yes it's 90K - 28% for Uber and - 44k (10 months of rental payments to the limo company/gas), what are you left with?

Answer: $20,800 life changing... Right
 

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Yes it's 90K - 28% for Uber and - 44k (10 months of rental payments to the limo company/gas), what are you left with?

Answer: $20,800 life changing... Right
When he said $2400 a week I assumed that was net income. If you drive full time for uberX at the moment, you can net (after gas, car rental and uber fees) about 1k a week which is around 48k a year. A lot better than flipping burgers.

Please tell me a job where you can earn about the national average with little to no professional skills? Other than prostitution I can't think of anything else.
 

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When he said $2400 a week I assumed that was net income. If you drive full time for uberX at the moment, you can net (after gas, car rental and uber fees) about 1k a week which is around 48k a year. A lot better than flipping burgers.

Please tell me a job where you can earn about the national average with little to no professional skills? Other than prostitution I can't think of anything else.
panhandling makes more than fuber and less expense
 
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