Hi /biz/ i come to you in the hopes that some of you have some experience with uber. I'm a 27 yr old currently working in an office as an accounts representative in a customs brokerage company. So to cut a long story short I'm quitting my office job and I'm going back to school, I've 3 classes left to get my degree in electrical engineering. I have been looking into Uber as it seems to be the option that will offer me the flexibility that a normal 9-5 job wouldn't. So my question is, does uber realistically speaking pay enough in a week to survive, i forgot to mention i'd have to finance a new toyota camry or equivalent to work in uber. Which i'm not too worried about as i have good credit.
Depends where you live (some places don't have enough traffic or have pain in the ass rules), and if you're willing to stay up very late on Friday/Saturday night.
Do you have a car currently to sell/trade in? You're take away is going to greatly be reduced by the fact that you're financing a car.
I live in NYC and by two airports, I've also seen on craigslist people "renting" out their uber ready cars for about $350-$450 a week depending on the year of the car which seems like a good plan. Drive one and rent one out, would seem like a good option.
Look into the rules for NJ/NYC. I know it gets hairy where you're allowed to have a destination in the other state, but once you drop off, you're not supposed to pickup until you go back to your state. Same with some of the airports. Like you can drop off at Newark, but not pickup.
> does uber pay well.
they just cut their rates.
Google: "what is driving for uber like in ______"
with your city in the blank. I looked into in Atlanta where I live and found that after gas and car maintenace you end up with like $5 - $7 per hour.
It think its more for just fri night sat night hustle.