“I’m an Uber driver!”. When you hear that sentence, you possibly don’t think about anything negative. However, the life of an Uber driver might not be how you dreamed. In daily life, Uber drivers dealing with a lot of problems to maintain a proper service to the passengers. How can you be an Uber driver? Is it that good to be an Uber driver? In this article, we are going to focus and answer these questions.
How to Be an Uber driver?
First of all, there are some requirements that you need to have to be an Uber driver. These requirements are clearly stated on Uber's website. However, we have added these requirements to our article for easy access to our readers. The requirements are divided into two. Minimum requirements and required documents.
First, let's take a look at the minimum requirements.
- You must be old enough to drive legally in your city.
- You must have a valid driver's license.
- You must own a four-door vehicle with sufficient cabin space.
- You must have at least one year of driving experience with a valid driver’s license.
Now, we are going to look at the required documents.
- You must have a valid driving license.
- Proof of residence of the place where you live.
- The insurance documents of the vehicle you own.
- A photo taken from the front, with the driver's face clearly visible.
Difficulties of Being an Uber Driver
1.) Rating System Affect
When we rate an application or a person, we usually do that without taking it seriously. However, for an Uber driver, it might affect his or her life more than you can guess. When we take a closer look at the Uber's rating system, we can easily say that passenger's vote for the driver is more important than the driver's vote. As a result of that, the pressure of the five-star rating makes the driver nervous. Can you imagine a life with constant pressure?
2.) Disappointments About the Payment
A general study shows that the hourly income of an Uber driver is 19$. However, studies also show that the expenses about the vehicle and other stuff decreasing this income to almost 13$ in some places. The total income might seem tempting, but you have to consider the expenses such as; service cost, fuel cost and cleaning.
3.) Never Enough!
Although Uber drivers earn a certain amount of money, it is never enough to sustain your life. So, never think of driving for Uber as a constant or life-sustaining business. In a negative situation, you may have serious financial difficulties.
4.) Life Invasion
Although working at Uber provides flexible working hours, it is not that easy to balance. This situation may affect family life negatively. If you want to make money as a driver in Uber, you should mostly drive. There is no time limit, so you may not have time for your family.
Finally, you must be a very patient person. Not all people are tolerant passengers. So, no matter how rude the people in your vehicle, you have to approach them polite and understanding without losing yourself. Of course, it's easier to say than do it.