New Nissan Leaf EV Test Drive
The Primary Criteria I believe that there are three primary criteria for an electric vehicle to become mainstream in Australia.[...]
Is the 2019 Second Generation Nissan Leaf Your New EV?
There's a lot to like about the 2019 second-generation Nissan Leaf. But is it enough to convince an Uber driver[...]
Uber Driver Gives Himself 5 Star Rating and $100 Tip!
I Don't Know Whether to Laugh or CryWhat about this recent story?A driver was recently reported as asking his rider[...]
50,000 Uber Kms in an Electric Car
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV There's an EV in Your Future Nissan Leaf Like it or not, there's an EV (Electric[...]
I’m from the government. I’m here to make things even harder and more expensive.
Are You a Good Driver? Most rideshare drivers are. You are more mature than the average, you've been driving longer[...]
$1,000 for Using Your Phone
That's a Fine, Not a Reward Legislation is about to be passed in the state of Queensland, Australia that will[...]
US Drivers Finding Uber Unsustainable
This article was originally reported in the Washington Post and while it raises real and serious concerns about rideshare driving,[...]
Banning Passengers with Low Ratings
Uber Will Ban Passengers with Low RatingsUber passengers who habitually arrive drunk, throw up in the car, leave their trash[...]
Self-Driving Cars: They Just Won’t Go Away
You Can't Handle the TruthFollowing the articles I've written recently about self-driving cars and the effect that it's going to[...]
Look, Up In The Sky! It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane – No It’s Just an Uber Flying Car.
Image Provided by Uber Uber Autonomous Flying Cars: The Future is Here Recently I've been posting about my belief that[...]
How to Deal with an Angry Passenger
This article first appeared in maximumridesharingprofits.com.Most passengers who climb into our cars are polite, but what should we do when[...]
Are You Ready for Redundancy?
Do You Have a Fall-Back Plan?As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm no longer driving for Uber.This came about[...]
Self-Driving Cars: They’re Just Around the Corner
5 Reasons Driverless Cars Are Coming Faster Than You Think1. The Road TollImagine if you woke up to the headline[...]
Maximize Your Uber Driver Earnings
How Can I Maximize My Earnings as an Uber Driver?Here are four ways to maximize your earnings as an Uber[...]
5 Things That Uber & Lyft Won’t Tell Drivers Before They Sign Up
What do you think new drivers need to know before they sign up to drive, and how does that line[...]
I’m No Longer Driving for Uber. Here’s Why:
1. It's Very Expensive I found this out when a number of things happened at once. First, I had a[...]
More FAQs
These are the last few comments left by Rideshare Guy subscribers on our website.I'm including them here as Questions and[...]
Hidden Opportunities for Uber Drivers
While waiting for me to do the next lot of FAQs, here are some ways of using the time spent[...]
Ten FAQs
The ApologyAs emailed to our client base, this is an apology for my absence from Rideshare Guy Australia.In that time,[...]
Uber Driverless Cars
Autonomous Ubers: It's a Question of When, Not IfI don't think that there's any doubt that Uber sees us drivers[...]
Analyse and Protect Your Uber Driver Rating
The previous version of the Uber Driver App showed you your rating, but not how it was calculated.So you had[...]
Using the New Uber Driver App Part 1
I used the new Uber Driver App for the first time this morning for 5 trips spread over 4 hours,[...]
New Uber Driver App
Although I'm not doing any Uber driving today, I turned the driver app on to check out something else and[...]
More Uber Driver FAQs
A Recent EmailWe received this email from a new driver recently and thought others might benefit from the questions and[...]
Uber Driver Support: A Positive Experience
We've published plenty of feedback here from drivers who've suffered from unsatisfactory Uber driver support. So it's good to be[...]
Uber Driver FAQs 1 – 5
When a reader posts a question or a comment on the site, everyone has the chance to read it and[...]
Update Your Uber Documents
Your Registration is Expiring SoonThis is the text message I kept getting from Uber for the past few weeks.I didn't[...]
7 Things to Do to Get and Keep a Good Uber Driver Rating
The first question to ask is "Does a good rating matter?"And the answer is "Yes, it certainly does."I've had many[...]
Three Discussions to Avoid as an Uber Driver
This was originally posted by Jay Cradeur, a contributor to our sister site in the U.S. While it specifically references[...]
We’re In It Together: Providing An Excellent Driving Experience
Today we have a guest post from Rick S. of Baltimore, MD. Rick has a great attitude toward driving, and[...]
Protect Your Uber Rating
A Good Uber Rating is a Valuable AssetYour passengers are invited to rate you from 1 star to 5 but[...]
The Uber Driver App: Ways to Improve It
I've taken the start of this post from our sister site in the U.S. Their post was titled "3 ways[...]
What Would You Do?
I had something happen last Sunday that I hadn't come across before. I don't think I handled it properly and[...]
Local Businesses: Still Rocking.
I acknowledged the great service I'd received from two local businesses in a previous post Local Businesses Rock! I recently[...]
Uber Driver Cancellations
When Should an Uber Rider be Able to Cancel Free?It happens to all of us at one time or another.A[...]
What’s with the Uber GPS Voice Guidance?
I Love Voice GuidanceI love voice guidance and always have it switched on. If I'm heading for an unfamiliar destination,[...]
Uber Driving with Additional Stops and Extra Distance
Do Uber Drivers Get Paid for Extra Stops and Kilometres?This is really part of the general question of how is[...]
Uber is Releasing a New Driver App
New Uber Driver App This Year 2018Uber has announced that it will be releasing a new driver/partner app in the[...]
A Useful Hack for the Uber Driver App
Why Doesn't the Uber Partner App Show the Rider Pickup?This is probably the most common complaint among Australian Uber drivers.Uber[...]
On Being a Full Time Uber Driver
What Does It Take to Hit 15,000 Rides?Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a full-time driver and[...]
Uber and GST Revisited
Change from December 2017From the 1st of December 2017, Google started invoicing its Australian drivers as an Australian entity.Among other[...]
Should I Upgrade My Car to UberSelect?
I received an email from RideshareGuy reader Andrew Stimson asking:"I am trying to find info on Uber Select, preferably in[...]
More Profit for Uber Drivers Part 2
Uber Increases FaresIn a move welcomed by Uber drivers in Australia, Uber has increased its fare structure.I believe that this[...]
More Profit for Uber Drivers
Uber Increases FaresIn a move welcomed by Uber drivers in Australia, Uber has increased its fare structure.I believe that this[...]
For Uber Drivers, Long Trips Have a Dark Side
Yesterday, I picked up a Canadian couple from where they were staying in Noosaville.The app used one of its nifty[...]
Local Businesses Rock!
This post is to acknowledge two local businesses that went above and beyond. In Uber terms, 5 stars! But first,[...]
Ask the Uber Driver: How Do I Book an Uber Ride?
Uber Riders Expect You to Know It AllThis is the first post in a series about how to use the[...]
What’s with the Uber Navigation App?
There are many things to like about Uber's navigation app. It kicks in automatically as soon as you accept the[...]
I’m an Uber Driver: Who Dinged Me?
When I first saw this post from our sister site in the U.S., I thought it would be about someone[...]
If You’re An Uber Driver You Need Rideshare Insurance
Get a Rideshare Insurance Quote I farewelled my old insurance company today. It was sad, really. I'd been with them[...]
New CTP Requirements for Uber Drivers in Qld
Uber Drivers Must Update Their CTP to Class 26Legislation passed by the "we must be seen to be doing something[...]
Uber Drivers: Submit Your BAS the Easy Way
Step 1 - Create a MyGov Account MyGov is the Australian Government's portal into all government-related services, such as Centrelink[...]
Uber Drivers in Qld: New Signage Requirements
New Uber SignageFrom 30 October 2017, Uber drivers in Queensland MUST display the new Uber stickers in their vehicles while[...]
Uber and GST
Important UpdateFrom 1/12/2017, Uber started invoicing as an Australian entity, paying GST to the ATO.Although this has no effect on[...]
Biggest Frustrations of Being a Rideshare Driver
A few days ago, we posted 5 Things Uber Drivers Wish Uber Riders Knew, totally from our own experience here[...]
Setting Goals and Lurking
As a retired baby boomer, Uber driving provides a nice little additional income for me. And, as explained in other[...]
5 Things Uber Drivers Wish Uber Riders Knew
1. 4 Is Not a Good Rating4 is not a good rating. It's not like your company's ratings of employee[...]
Uber Australia: What’s Next?
Uber Australia to Introduce Tipping App Uber is rolling out in-app tipping in the U.S. on a state by state[...]
Is Being an Uber Driver in Australia Ideal for Baby Boomers?
Uber Driver Australian Pension Supplement A large number of Australian baby boomers rely on the age pension as their primary[...]
The Top 5 Mistakes Uber Drivers Make
Most of what we usually cover is about things you can do to maximise your income, reduce your tax and[...]
Uber Has a New CEO
Did you hear the news? Uber has a new CEO! Other than Uber's 180 Days of Change, things probably won't[...]
Is Uber Surge Gone for Good?
Have you noticed you’re not getting as many Surge requests as you did in the past? There could be a[...]
The Phishing Scam That Steals Driver Pay In Seconds
OK, an Uber driver showing up without a car and offering to carry you on his shoulders would be a[...]
How Do Taxes Work for Rideshare Drivers?
Important UpdateFrom 1/12/2017, Uber started invoicing as an Australian entity, paying GST to the ATO.Although this has no effect on[...]
An Airport Guide for Rideshare Drivers
Unfortunately, there’s no one size fits all guide here. Not only does each state in Australia have different rules and[...]
Are Taxi Drivers Their Own Worst Enemy?
Melbourne Airport Blockaded by Taxis And what was it all about? Uber drivers being allowed to pick up and drop[...]
Uber Signup Bonuses
When Uber first came to Australia, sign-up bonuses were a big part of the incentive package. This is still the[...]
Amazon Flex
Amazon Flex Is Uber for Package Delivery Amazon Flex Is Uber for Package Delivery With Amazon starting up in Australia[...]
What Are the Alternatives to Uber in Australia?
Well, not a lot to be honest. Australia is pretty much a one ride share company, and that company is Uber.[...]
Uber on the Sunshine Coast
Driving for Uber on the Queensland Sunshine Coast is way different from driving for Uber in any of the capital[...]
How Much Money Do Uber Drivers Make in Melbourne?
Before I started driving, this was the biggest question on my mind. I set off to search the internet for[...]
What happens if someone gets sick or makes a mess in your car?
Uber’s cleaning fees are meant to reflect the cost of cleaning. They are not meant to be punitive, nor are[...]
What are the best times to drive for Uber?
One of the most loved attributes of rideshare driving is that you can do it on your own terms -[...]
I delivered hundreds of meals for UberEATS – here’s my experience
UberEATS Came to Australia in April, 2016. Melbourne was first, a pilot city we were told, and one of only[...]
The 20 Most Dangerous Places to Drive
Uber Drivers Here Have It Pretty Good The next time a rider isn’t at the pickup point or complains that[...]
I Love Riding With Other Drivers – Here’s Why
Most of us, at one point or another, have been a rider in an Uber. Once you’ve started driving, and[...]
How to Handle “No Shows”
It happens to everyone. Sooner or later, you’ll show up to pick up your rider, but they won’t be there.[...]
Do Uber Drivers Have to Pay GST?
Important UpdateFrom 1/12/2017, Uber started invoicing as an Australian entity, paying GST to the ATO.Although this has no effect on[...]
How Often do I Get Paid and What is Flex-Pay?
Ever have a job that you only got paid once a fortnight, or even worse, every month? It’s both good[...]
How Much Do Uber Drivers Make?
​How Much Does Uber Pay? If you’re looking to get rich from driving for Uber, you’re probably going to be[...]
What Expenses Can I Write Off If I’m Driving for Uber?
Every time I speak with other drivers, I get asked about this. Often the drivers are new, but experienced drivers[...]
Uber Driving: My First Experience
Going Online with the Uber Driver App. I was nervous the first time I selected the Uber Driver App on[...]
My First Day Driving for Uber
Signing up for UberI signed up for Uber without telling my wife, thinking I’d give it a try “sometime.” Sometime[...]

Getting Started

Uber Signup Bonuses
When Uber first came to Australia, sign-up bonuses were a big part of the incentive package. This is still the[...]
Uber Driving: My First Experience
Going Online with the Uber Driver App. I was nervous the first time I selected the Uber Driver App on[...]
My First Day Driving for Uber
Signing up for UberI signed up for Uber without telling my wife, thinking I’d give it a try “sometime.” Sometime[...]

Costs

New CTP Requirements for Uber Drivers in Qld
Uber Drivers Must Update Their CTP to Class 26Legislation passed by the "we must be seen to be doing something[...]

On the Road

How to Handle “No Shows”
It happens to everyone. Sooner or later, you’ll show up to pick up your rider, but they won’t be there.[...]
What happens if someone gets sick or makes a mess in your car?
Uber’s cleaning fees are meant to reflect the cost of cleaning. They are not meant to be punitive, nor are[...]
An Airport Guide for Rideshare Drivers
Unfortunately, there’s no one size fits all guide here. Not only does each state in Australia have different rules and[...]
Is Uber Surge Gone for Good?
Have you noticed you’re not getting as many Surge requests as you did in the past? There could be a[...]
Is Being an Uber Driver in Australia Ideal for Baby Boomers?
Uber Driver Australian Pension Supplement A large number of Australian baby boomers rely on the age pension as their primary[...]
5 Things Uber Drivers Wish Uber Riders Knew
1. 4 Is Not a Good Rating4 is not a good rating. It's not like your company's ratings of employee[...]

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