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As rideshare drivers, we always want to give the best possible experience to our passengers, getting high ratings and possibly a higher tip. With that in mind, could you imagine if you pulled up to your passenger in a Tesla? It might sound a little crazy, but in this podcast episode, I interview rideshare driver Andy Slye, who recently filmed his passengers’ reactions to being picked up in his Tesla. 

If you’d like to read a transcript of this podcast, please click here.

  • Today, we’re talking about a pretty cool topic: Tesla!
  • I found YouTuber Andy Slye while doing research on a Tesla Model 3, and I wanted to bring him on today because his YouTube channel is really informative (both about tech and Tesla)
  • Today’s guest, Andy Slye, also picked up rideshare passengers in his Tesla and filmed their reactions (with permission, of course!) to being picked up in a Tesla
  • I’ll be doing a lot more with Tesla in upcoming YouTube videos, so make sure you head over to our YouTube channel and subscribe to get the latest!
Interview with Andy Slye
  • Andy is a tech YouTuber and videographer based in Louisville, KY
  • He’s been driving for Uber with his Tesla Model 3 since 2018 and is currently the world’s top Tesla referrer with over 280 referrals
  • Drives for Lyft Premier rides
  • Has to give a certain number of rides before he can drive for Uber Select
Making the YouTube Tesla Reactions Video
  • Andy Slye “Picking Up Uber Riders in a Tesla Model 3! (REACTIONS)
  • Decided to record on a football game day, didn’t think it would work but thought he would give it a try
  • All of the reactions in the video were from the same two hour window – every single person agreed to be on camera
  • Most people didn’t really know what the Model 3 was before getting into Andy’s car – only one person knew about it
  • The only thing people struggled with were how to open the door handles and how to get out of the car (one electronic button)
World’s Top Tesla Referrer
  • While driving passengers in the Tesla, many mentioned wanting to buy one for themselves
  • Andy is the world’s top Tesla referrer – no discount on the Tesla, but if someone signs up with your code, they get 6 months of free supercharging
  • Tesla’s strategy is word of mouth, letting fellow drivers educate people on Tesla
Getting Started with YouTube
  • Started 10 years ago – right out of high school
  • Started with sketch comedy
  • Screencast tutorial – Tech Channels
  • Still has full-time 9-5 job.  Planning to go full-time YouTube this year
Strategies for YouTube Success
  • Three keys to Andy’s YouTube Success
  • #1 – Already on YouTube Stuff (didn’t start from zero – established audience)
  • #2 –  Finding something you’re super excited about
  • #3 – Perfect timing  – One of the first folks to begin YouTubing about the Model 3
  • Over 280 referrals to Tesla based on his videos
  • Big thanks to Andy for coming on the podcast, I recommend you check out his channel on YouTube (links below) not only for Tesla but also for tech
  • Appreciate seeing someone with such passion for what he does, even though he’s not even doing this full time yet
  • Stay tuned for more content on Tesla, driving a Model 3, driving Tesla for Uber/Lyft, etc.
Show Notes

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The post RSG086: Andy Slye – What It’s Like to Drive for Uber in a Tesla appeared first on The Rideshare Guy Blog and Podcast.

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