Tips from Top New Jersey Driver-Partners

Every driver-partner spends a different amount of time on the Uber platform each week. Whether you are online for less than 10 hours or more than 40 hours a week, we want to help you make the most of that time—so we aggregated the best tips from top partners. Read on to find out how you can take advantage of every minute on the Uber platform to earn more!


0 – 20 Hours A Week

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NAME | Leon

HOMETOWN | Orange, NJ

WHEN I’M NOT ONLINE WITH UBER, I AM. . . | Working with UPS

WEEKLY HOURS ONLINE | Less than 20

PARTNER WITH UBER SINCE | April 2015

DRIVES IN | Hudson County, Essex County, and around Morristown

TIPS TO EARN MORE | Stay around high-density areas where there are a lot of trains and other public transit stops. Focus on picking up the folks who are trying to commute back home.

KEEPS GETTING 5 STARS BY. . . | Making riders feel comfortable. One thing I say about my clients is that I treat them like my mom. You don’t want to be erratic on the roads if you’re driving them around and you definitely want to make sure you’re always attentive.

HAS BEEN ABLE TO USE HIS EARNINGS TO. . . | Help book travel back home to Trinidad and assist with an upcoming vacation in Jamaica this month!


20 – 30 Hours A Week

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NAME | Bryan

HOMETOWN | Roselle Park

WHEN I’M NOT ONLINE WITH UBER, I AM. . . | Working at P.C. Richards & Sons in Jersey City

WEEKLY HOURS ONLINE | 20 – 30

PARTNER WITH UBER SINCE | November 2015

DRIVES IN | Newark, mainly, especially Newark Penn Station and Newark Airport

TIPS TO EARN MORE | Be persistent because you never know when things can pick up. One day, from 10am until 2pm in the afternoon I was so frustrated; I wanted to go offline and call it a day. One long trip later, and by the end of the day I made $350. Stay persistent, don’t quit. When you’re having a bad day, that one ride could be the one.

KEEPS GETTING 5 STARS BY. . . | Being a good listener. People love to talk. And if you’re good a listener, and if they know you enjoy listening, they enjoy the rider even more.

HAS BEEN ABLE TO USE HIS EARNINGS TO. . . | Buy a Texas Chopper—a motorcycle I’ve always wanted.


30 – 40 Hours A Week

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NAME | Brent

HOMETOWN | Jersey City Heights

WHEN I’M NOT ONLINE WITH UBER, I AM. . . | Working as a Mobile Examiner with Exam One

WEEKLY HOURS ONLINE | 30 – 40

PARTNER WITH UBER SINCE | May 2014

DRIVES IN | Based in Hudson County, but drives all over

TIPS TO EARN MORE | Starting Memorial Day weekend, go down to the Shore. From Asbury Park to Point Pleasant, Belmar, to Seaside Heights, to LBI, Big Shore Points and beyond —prices are higher there, a lot of people use Uber, and there’s limited parking near the beach.
Hang out in the middle of the town, especially in the morning when everyone is leaving town and going to their ports of transport.

KEEPS GETTING 5 STARS BY. . . | Always having free goodies for riders. Doggy snacks for dogs, hair ties for ladies. In the summer, I offer to put the roof down on my Jeep Wrangler.

HAS BEEN ABLE TO USE HIS EARNINGS TO. . . | I’m my own mechanic, and the additional income has been instrumental for purchasing the parts and supplies for whatever my truck needs.


40+ Hours A Week

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NAME | Jeremy

HOMETOWN | Metuchen

WHEN I’M NOT ONLINE WITH UBER, I AM. . . | A Publishing Executive

WEEKLY HOURS ONLINE | 40+

PARTNER WITH UBER SINCE | October 2014

DRIVES IN | Middlesex County primarily, as well as Newark and Jersey City

TIPS TO EARN MORE | Be patient initially until you figure out where the hotspots are near your location. Also, don’t be afraid to experiment with different locations!

KEEPS GETTING 5 STARS BY. . . | Determining whether riders want to have a conversation and being a good listener. I’m like a front-seat therapist, all day long, people are getting 15 minutes of therapy. Have your own stories to tell if they seem genuinely interested in them and feel free to share them— it takes them away from their day to day.

HAS BEEN ABLE TO USE HIS EARNINGS TO. . . | Stop my job hunt and drive with Uber as my sole source of income. I can maintain my quality of life and be there for my kids and family whenever they need.

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