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Episode Info: Over the last five years, we here at RSG have received a ton of questions about rideshare driving! We’ve rounded up the top 10 most frequently asked rideshare questions and had our very own Jay Cradeur tackle those questions and share his thoughts in this podcast episode below. You can read the full FAQ here: The Most Popular Rideshare Questions – Answered. If you’d like to read a transcript of this podcast, please click here. Intro It’s safe to say RSG receives thousands of questions every year about rideshare driving, delivery and more But what we’ve found is that the same 5-10 questions bubble up and are asked over and over We wrote a blog post on these top questions, but today we’re going to get a more in-depth response to these questions Jay Cradeur, RSG writer and a full time driver in San Francisco, tackles these top 10 questions and adds his own personal recommendations Let me know what you think of this podcast format! [3:16] How can I earn more in [my city]?   The biggest determining factor? What the demand is like for Uber/Lyft in your city Low demand (maybe a small population or rideshare is new), little demand. Bigger city, more demand Surge, prime time will also help your bottom line Your schedule – part time drivers may struggle more with earning bonuses, as may drivers that don’t work on busy days/nights [6:46] How can I consistently earn money? Put in your hours Always stay busy while you’re on the road – DoorDash, Postmates, Caviar, etc. [7:32]  Any other tips for driving? Take care of your physical self Avoid excessive caffeine Try the cold brew coffee.  [9:00]  Where can I find rideshare insurance? We have an insurance page you can check out! Biggest thing to pay attention to: period 1, when your app is on but no passenger in the car This is really when you will want coverage! But having full coverage from an insurance provider we recommend (we check and make sure the companies listed offer coverage to rideshare drivers, or at least won’t drop them for rideshare driving!) is the best way to protect yourself [11:15] Which rideshare insurance policy is best? Depends on a variety of factors, especially where you live! Check out the insurance page and always ask multiple companies for quotes – don’t just go for the first offer [11:31] Where can I get a vehicle to drive for Uber and/or Lyft? We have a whole list of options on our vehicle marketplace page here Consider gas mileage if you’re buying a car – there is a reason the Prius is such a popular rideshare car! Click here to download the Fair app and get $100 off your car rental using our link Click here to sign up for Hyrecar using our link and use Hyrecar coupon code FREEBGC for a free background check (offer and/or code subject to change) [13:18] What do rideshare drivers really need carry in their car? Phone Mount Car Charger Hub and Charging Cables Dash Cam All Weather Floor Mats Towels (for cleaning and for service dogs) Seat Covers ...
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