How Do I Become an Uber Driver?
So you’ve learned about Uber and now you’re wondering—how do I become an Uber driver? Turns out, it can be quite easy depending on what you want to do.
If you’re just looking to drive your own car while using the Uber Partner app to find riders in your area, it’s very simple. You must be at least 21, pass a background check, and of course have a driver’s license. Your car’s model year must be 2000 or newer (2005 in some cities) and obviously, you also need a smartphone with the aforementioned app.
Once you are cleared as an Uber driver, the job is in your hands. You can set your own schedule and the company will take care of all payments involved by charging the passenger’s credit card, taking a cut for itself (from five percent to 20 percent), and giving you the rest of the money by direct deposit.
If you think you might be one of the few to try a more specialized job—driving a taxi, a bus, a heavy truck, or a delivery truck—you’ll need more specialized credentials, ranging from having a Commercial License, passing a physical test, and receiving additional training. The job would be less flexible but potentially more profitable. For all the details, just check out the official website!
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