Why do people become Uber drivers

    Why do people become Uber drivers

  • 1 It doesn't require experience

    Working as an Uber driver doesn't need past experience in being a professional driver, which makes it easy for many people to apply. See Why is Uber so successful

  • 2 It has a few requirements

    In order to become an Uber driver, you must own a car, have a valid driver's license, be above 21, to have never been in a major car accident before, to have a clean criminal record and to have car insurance. These requirements can be easily met by many people. 

  • 3 It has no work hours

    One of the advantages of working as an Uber driver is setting your own work hours and work days. This kind of flexibility appeals to many people looking for a job. It also allows the drivers to take vacations whenever they would like.

  • 4 It appeals to people who like driving

    Many people think of driving as an enjoyable experience. Uber provides this experience for its drivers, in addition to allowing them to pick which neighborhood they would like to drive in.

  • 5 It appeals to sociable people

    Being an Uber driver requires having a certain friendly attitude and willingness to meet many people on a daily basis, thus it appeals to sociable and interactive people. 

  • 6 It is easy to work with

    Most of the interaction done between drivers and riders is through the app, which makes it easier for the two parties to communicate. 

  • 7 It has a good salary

    Many people are tempted to become Uber drivers due to the considerably good salary they get. If a driver puts in a lot of work and works at peak times, it is reported that he can make $70,000 or more in a year. 

  • 8 There's no boss

    Being an Uber driver means you don't have a boss that will tell you how to do your job. Uber manages clients and payments through minimal contact, which is something many people look for. 

  • 9 They get to know their way around the city

    One of the perks of being an Uber driver is knowing all the roads and shortcuts in the area or city you are working in, which comes in handy when you're in a hurry or there's a traffic jam.

  • 10 Having free time

    Many people enjoy driving with Uber because it allows them to take breaks in the middle of the day or whenever they want and for as long as they want, as opposed to normal jobs that only give one hour breaks.