Is Rideshare Driving Worth the Time – Day 1

by Ron P on February 16, 2018

in Drive for Uber/Lyft



This is the first day (2/11/18) I have drove for Uber and Lyft in awhile. I didn’t get a 1099 from either service last year(2017). That means I earned less that $600 on each platform in 2017.

New goal is the generate $4000 per month via the Rideshare platforms. This will be done by working 20-25 hrs per week.  Is Rideshare Driving worth the time.  Over the next 7 weeks we are going to find out.

First day back driving was a Sunday night. I was working between both Apps Uber and Lyft. I haven’t done this consistently in over 1 yr, so I decided to drive on Sunday night to get back into the swing of it.

I drove for 2.5 hrs. I did 4 trips. I earned $43.85 between Uber and Lyft on a cold rainy Sunday night. I drove 75 miles from the time I turned on the Uber and Lyft apps, until I turned them off. I estimate my vehicle expense around 0.20 per mile. So I actually earned $28.25 after my estimated vehicle expense. This comes out to about $11.54 per hour.

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