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Recently in the past couple of weeks it has gotten really bad with with our market, I know some of you in other markets have dealt with this already. But this is new to me, on a typical Friday night there has been typically only like 10-12 drivers out for ALL of Toledo, and u could make a decent living, now our market is being flooded we have 21 drivers out. Yes it may not be that many but when u don't have the demand for those that are out then the nights are drying up. There wasn't a huge demand for uber drivers b4 and when u double the amount of drivers then, it just makes it ten times worse.

So I am trying to figure out what to do? Do I keep driving for uber and Lyft or do I find a part time job and then drive for uber less I'd much rather keep driving for both, so Idk what to do, Im trying to only do this til may of next year. But if my profits go down to 200 a week I can't live off of that. So idk what to do , u guys got any suggestions, I'm listening...... cause I'm lost:(
 

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Recently in the past couple of weeks it has gotten really bad with with our market, I know some of you in other markets have dealt with this already. But this is new to me, on a typical Friday night there has been typically only like 10-12 drivers out for ALL of Toledo, and u could make a decent living, now our market is being flooded we have 21 drivers out. Yes it may not be that many but when u don't have the demand for those that are out then the nights are drying up. There wasn't a huge demand for uber drivers b4 and when u double the amount of drivers then, it just makes it ten times worse.

So I am trying to figure out what to do? Do I keep driving for uber and Lyft or do I find a part time job and then drive for uber less I'd much rather keep driving for both, so Idk what to do, Im trying to only do this til may of next year. But if my profits go down to 200 a week I can't live off of that. So idk what to do , u guys got any suggestions, I'm listening...... cause I'm lost:(
Sorry to hear this...not fun. The only advice I have is to give out your referral codes like crazy...build ridership. Write them on colorful cards with funny doodles or stickers...hand them out to friends or pass them out at shopping centers...pin them up on community bullet boards...tape them in restrooms of bars, clubs, or hot spots...be creative...get more riders to raise demand...most people are willing to try Uber/Lyft if they know they can get a free ride. Then, the next time they need a ride, the app is on the phone, and they quickly recall how easy it is to request a ride. That's all I got...

Best of luck! Be safe out there.
 

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Recently in the past couple of weeks it has gotten really bad with with our market, I know some of you in other markets have dealt with this already. But this is new to me, on a typical Friday night there has been typically only like 10-12 drivers out for ALL of Toledo, and u could make a decent living, now our market is being flooded we have 21 drivers out. Yes it may not be that many but when u don't have the demand for those that are out then the nights are drying up. There wasn't a huge demand for uber drivers b4 and when u double the amount of drivers then, it just makes it ten times worse.

So I am trying to figure out what to do? Do I keep driving for uber and Lyft or do I find a part time job and then drive for uber less I'd much rather keep driving for both, so Idk what to do, Im trying to only do this til may of next year. But if my profits go down to 200 a week I can't live off of that. So idk what to do , u guys got any suggestions, I'm listening...... cause I'm lost:(
Arent you in school? Take out some loans and and get a PT job. This ride sharing isnt profitable anymore. I was living off $200 or less a week but im lucky with my living situation
 

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What you don't wanna do is take Sebikun20 advice. If you're already struggling, DO NOT take out loans. Try pizza delivery or some kind of food delivery to fill in the gaps or yeah get a part time job and do some rideshare when you have time or during busy times. (Surge)

Uber has pretty much ****ed it up for everyone in every market. It's tough on top of the rate cuts. Not worth it bro. Good Luck and #UBERSTRIKE!!
 

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What you don't wanna do is take Sebikun20 advice. If you're already struggling, DO NOT take out loans. Try pizza delivery or some kind of food delivery to fill in the gaps or yeah get a part time job and do some rideshare when you have time or during busy times. (Surge)

Uber has pretty much ****ed it up for everyone in every market. It's tough on top of the rate cuts. Not worth it bro. Good Luck and #UBERSTRIKE!!
Thats what loans are for..... All money doesnt exist and is a simple cycle of debt that goes through everyone at some point. Besides there is no interest while in school. Take out what you need to keep paying rent, supplies, bills, and stuff.
 

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Arent you in school? Take out some loans and and get a PT job. This ride sharing isnt profitable anymore. I was living off $200 or less a week but im lucky with my living situation
Yea I am, but I cant take out more loans, I wish I could trust me. That just isn't an option for me right now. So I'm stuck with this for now, I'm done with school in may of next year. So I've got to start looking at what I can do. I wish uber would do more advertising so we could get more riders.
 

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I'm almost 30yrs older than you and a lot wiser. You're 24yrs old and shouldn't be giving anyone any financial advice.

Go paint your toe nails or something.
Age has lil to do with it. Your response to my post is enough proof of that. Im younger than you yet you acted like a child with a tantrum... I can do and say whatever the hell I want :)
 

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Yea I am, but I cant take out more loans, I wish I could trust me. That just isn't an option for me right now. So I'm stuck with this for now, I'm done with school in may of next year. So I've got to start looking at what I can do. I wish uber would do more advertising so we could get more riders.
Make sure you keep deffering your loans while in school to freeze the interest. Let your lender know if you have financial issues a month before the grace period ends, some offer a monthly payment based on income. They dont consider ridesharing an income ( a worker told me to not even mention it if im having financial problems anyways) so im paying $0 for a few months more ( have been for a year since I was kinda struggling) while I get back on track with the new job. Yes interest acrrues but you need to focus on rent and bills first. Have you applied for amusement parks? They hire almost anyone for seasonal. Plenty of hours and super flexible schedules to fit your school hours :)
 

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What you don't wanna do is take Sebikun20 advice. If you're already struggling, DO NOT take out loans. Try pizza delivery or some kind of food delivery to fill in the gaps or yeah get a part time job and do some rideshare when you have time or during busy times. (Surge)

Uber has pretty much ****ed it up for everyone in every market. It's tough on top of the rate cuts. Not worth it bro. Good Luck and #UBERSTRIKE!!
Oh you support the strike, no wonder... the members of the cult is now giving out financial advice apparently... Ill paint my toenails while you go make some fake rider accounts and send out some fake pings to people who are trying to make a living with the resources available to them. You know since you are better than all those people and feel like the divine being up in the clouds chose the people of the Uber strike to ... wait for it... change the world and save the poor bastards who drive for Uber as slaves and dont know any better, from the reincarnation of the devil that is Uber.
 

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I'm almost 30yrs older than you and a lot wiser. You're 24yrs old and shouldn't be giving anyone any financial advice.

Go paint your toe nails or something.
She'll figure it out in 20 years or so when she's still paying those loans.
 

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I think the first thing you should do is adjust your schedule. Your young so maybe work late night hours when your competition has fallen asleep.

I find, where I'm from, the best time of night is 1am-4am. Grab some coffee:)
 

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I always say this: Young people know everything, don't they? Amusing.
No that is not true. However, neither do older people. Yes they have experience but that does not make them wise on the subject. There are many situations that can affect what action you can take at the time, so there isnt only one answer. Besides I merely made a suggestion, I am free to do so. There was no need to insult my 24 year old ignorant ass by telling me that he is wiser because he is older..

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Sorry to hear this...not fun. The only advice I have is to give out your referral codes like crazy...build ridership. Write them on colorful cards with funny doodles or stickers...hand them out to friends or pass them out at shopping centers...pin them up on community bullet boards...tape them in restrooms of bars, clubs, or hot spots...be creative...get more riders to raise demand...most people are willing to try Uber/Lyft if they know they can get a free ride. Then, the next time they need a ride, the app is on the phone, and they quickly recall how easy it is to request a ride. That's all I got...

Best of luck! Be safe out there.
This is what I try to do as well, I tell nearly all my passengers, especially groups to share their codes with their friends. I don't care if its my code or theirs. Usually groups are using 1 persons account all night. let them know to pass that code around to each other and they can most likely ride the night for free and a few other nights to boot. I don't ever solicit drivers, 500 is cool for the short term but in the end will cost you money. Get passengers to share their referral codes let them get the free ride out of it. They appreciate the advise. Very few even know they can get free rides this way.
 

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No that is not true. However, neither do older people. Yes they have experience but that does not make them wise on the subject. There are many situations that can affect what action you can take at the time, so there isnt only one answer. Besides I merely made a suggestion, I am free to do so. There was no need to insult my 24 year old ignorant ass by telling me that he is wiser because he is older..

"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing"
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You know nothing John Snow.
 

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No that is not true. However, neither do older people. Yes they have experience but that does not make them wise on the subject. There are many situations that can affect what action you can take at the time, so there isnt only one answer. Besides I merely made a suggestion, I am free to do so. There was no need to insult my 24 year old ignorant ass by telling me that he is wiser because he is older..

"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing"
-Socrates
We'll talk again when you have a young family to feed, mortgage and other bills to pay. Life experience can only be gained through age, yes age!
 
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