The Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Paid Using Uber
If you’ve ever thought about partnering with Uber but aren’t sure where to start, you’re not alone. Thousands of other Uber partners have weighed their options and made the choice to drive with Uber in their city. And it’s easy to see why. In 2015, Uber partners earned over$3.5 billion in the US alone.
Uber’s mission of creating smarter, safer, and cleaner cities starts with its partners—drivers like you. Which is why Uber makes sure its partners are paid well. But not only have Uber partners been enjoying better pay and more flexibility, they’re also making a huge and positive impact in US cities like Chicago.
These Uber partners are realizing that personal cars are one of their most expensive investments. Cars can cost a lot of money but are often used so little. Why not put your car to better use and turn that monthly payment into a paycheck instead?
As an Uber partner, you have more economic opportunity. You can work when you want and where you want. You can get that pay raise you’ve always deserved and you can take control of your life. Here’s what other Uber partners have to say:
- 97% are satisfied with their schedule flexibility
- 91% are satisfied with their work-life balance
- 50% drive for Uber less than 10 hours a week, making Uber a great source of part-time income.
The best part is that signing up should only take five minutes. Here’s how to get started:
Step 1: Create an account
Uber’s website on desktop computers or smartphones is simple and very easy to use. Just fill out the simple sign-up form. Choose between the many Uber options available and pick something that best fits your life. This should only take you about one minute.
Step 2: Agree to background check and vehicle inspection
The next step is to agree to a basic background check. This doesn’t require you to mail anything in to Uber—all you have to do is agree online. And if you’ve already performed a vehicle inspection this year, no worries. You can just send that information to Uber. (If not, you’ll have to get an inspection at your local shop.)
The market demands more Uber drivers. Here’s what many people have to say about their Uber experience:
- 74.9% of riders prefer Uber over taxis
- 71% feel unsafe in taxis
- 60% between the ages of 34–55 choose Uber every single time—regardless of price
- Because of Uber’s convenience and affordability, 10% of Millennials are putting off buying a car
With numbers like that, you can see why Uber places so much value on the integrity of its partners.
Step 3: Download the mobile app
Not only is the sign-up process easy, Uber’s app is also very accessible for both partners and riders. If you want to start driving with Uber, sign up on this page. As a rider you can sign up on this page for the best way to get to wherever you’re going.
Step 4: Upload photos of your docs
The last step in the sign-up process is to take three pictures with your phone. Uber will need your:
- Driver’s license
- Vehicle Registration
- Vehicle Inspection Form
If you don’t have a smartphone, you can scan these forms at home or your local office supply store. Once they’re ready, upload these documents to your Uber sign-up page, then wait to hear back. Uber usually approves applications within one to two weeks.
Step 5: Turn on the app and start driving
Once you’re approved as a partner, you just turn on your Uber app. Uber will automatically start sending you customers. It’s that easy.
As a partner, you’ll have all the flexibility you want. You decide where and when you want to work. Feeling a bit under the weather, or just want to take a day off? Turn off the app. Uber partners fit Uber to their lives, not the other way around.
Even better, Uber has excellent car insurance for partners. You don’t need commercial insurance, and can keep using your personal insurance without any changes.
On average, Uber partners earn $25 per hour, or around $50,000 per year, for 40 hours a week—but it’s possible to make even more. Start driving today and earning what you deserve.
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