A day in the life of a Splend driver – Meet Graham, #TheBestUberEver

    A day in the life of a Splend driver – Meet Graham, #TheBestUberEver
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    It brings us great pleasure to introduce Graham, one of our much-loved members who not only do we adore, but so do the 43,000+ riders that he’s driven over the past four years.

    Graham started his on-demand driving career after his nursing career was cut short because of an accident. Not one to hide away from a bold move, he saw this as an opportunity to reinvent and rebrand himself.

    Along came #TheBestUberEver

    Describing ridesharing as “having no personality or pizzazz”, Graham took it in his own hands to redefine how you’d expect your ride. His recipe is simple: put the passenger first.

    “Splend gives me the flexibility to be my own person. I do what I call an LA style of ridesharing, and they support me in doing it.”.

    A day in the life of a Splend driver – Meet Graham, #TheBestUberEver

    Graham upgraded from renting a Kia Sportage to putting his weekly payments towards owning his Mitsubishi Outlander on our Rent to own plan. This means he can now accommodate 7 riders, so he can earn over 30% more. He can also provide a better experience, since he can, as he puts it, “keep groups of people together, which is awesome.” The Rent to own plan is also a great way to own a car in four years or less.

    Graham describes his relationship with his Member Success Representative and the rest of the Splend team as one of the key factors on why he chose us. In his words: “personal, one-to-one, friendly, inviting, just awesome people who would always help if I had any issues – there’s no problem that can’t be solved.”

    His best advice?

    “Be yourself, be respectful and just follow your heart.”

    See #TheBestUberEver in action:

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    We’re excited to be a part of Graham’s journey and to see his car pull up as he comes for his monthly catch-up. Mind you, a car that’s filled with 1,000 LED lights, lollies, sanitary items, and lots of other goodies.

    About Splend

    We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber.

    We’re more than a car rental company. In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with Uber as quickly as possible, our members enjoy driver training and dedicated support via a personal account manager, as well as member benefits such as partner discounts and exclusive events.

    For more information about Splend, drop by to your local Member Support Centre, email us or say hello on 1800 775 363.

    AUTHOR

    Catherine Xu

    Upon completing her Economics degree, Catherine has spent her years working across the software industry, information services and now automotive after being lured in by Splend's unique offering to empower driving success. Nothing makes her happier than working on exciting new projects with a talented team, ticking off a to-do list and finding new and exciting content to share for our readers! When not at work, you'll find Catherine cooking up new recipes at home, exploring the local markets, and petting every stranger's pet in sight. Want to learn more about Splend or would like to work with us on a project? Let Catherine know at catherine.xu@splend.com.au

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