I mostly do Baton Rouge airport runs so my hourly income varies from $15-40 an hour when picking up passengers from there
4. Uber I have been driving with Uber for two months and believe it is the “Ultimate Side Hustle!” I mostly do Baton Rouge airport runs so my hourly income varies from $15-40 an hour when picking up passengers from there. To me airport runs are the safest rides since passengers have to go through security. Plus, my airport riders usually tip well! And, of course, I drive during the LSU football home games whenever I can because there is usually a large surge before and after the games. I’ll create a post in the future detailing what I have learned so far driving for Rideshare companies, which will include strategies to maximize your revenue from them, managing your taxes, and purchasing Rideshare insurance. In the meantime, I suggest you checkout https://therideshareguy.com
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5. Lyft is another popular Rideshare service that just entered my area in Baton Rouge in January of this year. Since I am an independent contractor, I can drive for both Uber and Lyft. I turn both on to start and whenever I get the ping I want, I turn the other app off. There have been situations where I have gotten two pings from the airport at once and I simply had to ignore one request. I have noticed the pay between Uber and Lyft is comparable but, for some reason, Lyft passengers usually tip more. For example, yesterday, Monday, November 6th, one of my Lyft passengers tipped me $20 and told me to enjoy the cruise I mentioned I was taking with my girlfriend next week and that brought the total fare to $38. That’s not bad for a 20 minute ride!