Uber was the result of an application and a simple idea: if you have a car and if you want to make some extra even while going to work, then why don’t you give a lift to someone who is going the same way as you do? This idea and the app have resulted in a revolutionary change in the taxi and public transportation of passengers especially in larger and busiest uber cities. While Uber did harm the profit of the taxi companies (which also resulted in the service being banned in several larger cities such as Austin, Texas) it has also brought a good change, whereas taxi companies would lower their rates and raise their own standards in order to be able to compete with the lower rates and the high availability of Uber drivers.
Today, you can drive Uber if both you and you are deemed suitable to provide Uber transportation. Of course the business is more flourishing in large cities, as there are a lot more potential passengers than anywhere else but this does not mean that an Uber driver doesn’t have to do his or her homework on the best hot spots for getting passengers. This however takes months if not years of practice.
How does Uber work?
Uber works with a phone app (it was the first ever transportation company to devise one such app.) where passengers can see the closest drivers in any given area within a city or a region. Then they can choose one particular driver (depending on the geographical location, the availability and the rating of the driver) to take them from point A to point B. This is simple and great in the same time and works perfectly in every area where there is internet connection. The passengers can also check how the Uber driver gets to them and at the end of the trip they have the chance to provide their own opinion on the drive. This is very important for a driver’s reputation and overall rating; therefore all Uber drivers have to follow strict policies which can be read on the official website of Uber.
Are big cities always the busiest cities?
There are tons of large and busiest uber cities all around the world and of course their size means a definite extra for all those who are looking for work as an Uber driver. But there are some things to take into consideration:
Get to learn about the local customs and hot spots as well as about the local taxi competition to find out how profitable it would be to work in that specific area or city.