Since writing my first article about becoming an Uber driver, I have received many questions. The most common one is, “Why should I drive for Uber?” It is a reasonable question, right? People looking for extra income want to know if it is really worth the time and effort.
As an Uber driver, you are a small business person and an independent contractor. A couple of years ago, Slate’s Alison Griswold wrote, “The more hours you work for Uber, the more reliable your hourly average becomes. … As the number of hours worked per week moves past 50 or 60, drivers start to reliably earn somewhere between $20 and $35 an hour. But for those working part-time, and especially less than 30 hours, it’s a crapshoot. Some are averaging $25 net per hour. Others are averaging upward of $40 or even $50 while others are barely scraping $15.” Continue reading Why You Should Become an Uber Driver