Uber v Taxi, what are the benefits of rideshare driving?

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    As the rideshare industry continues to boom and the demand for fares increases, a growing number of taxi drivers are making the transition across to driving with Uber.

    There are a number of reasons that drivers are making the switch to Uber include:

    • As an Uber driver, you are your own boss. No longer do you need to work 12-hour shifts
    • You can work the hours you want
    • The customers are happier and appreciate what you do
    • Using a private car is much cleaner and easier to maintain
    • There are more fares and customers

    The Uber Guru recently interviewed a number of Splend Members in NSW who had recently made the transition from a Taxi to driving with Uber.

    Thomas, former Taxi driver

    What do you like about driving Uber compared to a Taxi?

    The freedom, you set your own hours and you are your own boss. Everyone is happy, the customers are happy, I’m happy, the customer service is much better.

    What are the earnings like driving with Uber compared to a Taxi?

    You earn about the same money for half the hours driving with Uber.

    What do you like most about Splend?

    I like their service, their cars are very good, they take care even after you start and they give you continual support.

    Vipan, former Taxi driver

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    What do you like about driving Uber compared to a Taxi?

    Uber is more flexible, more jobs and there is no waiting compared to driving a Taxi.

    What are the earnings like driving with Uber compared to a Taxi?

    The earnings for me are about $2000 gross per week, about 25% more than when I was driving a Taxi.

    What do you like most about Splend?

    They look after everything and have very good prices, so I am really happy with Splend.

    Jian, former Taxi driver

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    What do you like about driving Uber compared to a Taxi?

    Flexibility, choosing my own hours. I drive when I feel comfortable and when I feel at my best, not forcing myself to complete a long shift. I enjoy driving a private car, which is cleaner – feels better for me and my passengers like it.

    What are the earnings like with Uber compared to a Taxi?

    Per hour it is more than Taxi, I am increasing my earning every week. The cost of renting the vehicle is a lot cheaper as well which helps.

    What do you like most about Splend?

    I like the flexibility; the ability to chose Rent or Rent To Own. I also enjoy the full support they offer.

    Muhittin, former Taxi driver

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    What do you like about driving Uber compared to a Taxi?

    Uber is better than Taxi because you can get a job at any time, there are always passengers that need to be picked up. Taxi is more about looking for a customer and continuous searching / driving. I also like being my own boss, working on my own time. I have more lazy time.

    What are the earnings like with Uber compared to a Taxi?

    I am better off financially when driving with Uber. Uber is basically guaranteed that you will make money if you do the hours. Taxi is very unknown, you can earn next to nothing sometimes. The rent of the vehicle is a lot cheaper too – I was paying $180 / $200 per day for a taxi.

    What do you like most about Splend?

    Very good cars and brand new cars. Great customer service. Referral bonus is good as well.

    You too can make the switch to driving Uber with Splend. To get started, call one of Splend’s Member Success Representatives on 1800 775 363.

    UBER GURU