This Lyft Uber Newsletter site is provided to you by Rich, an Uber and Lyft driver.
Rich started driving in the summer of 2015 in Portland Oregon.
This site is a collection of articles detailing:
- His experience as a Lyft and Uber driver
- The nuts and bolts of becoming an Uber or Lyft driver or passenger
- Uber and Lyft comparison
- Opinions about Uber and Lyft
- Types of service that Uber provides
- Ways to order Uber online
- Tips for riders and drivers
If you are looking for the official Uber newsroom blog click here.
Inger, an Uber and Lyft rider, is the editor of the site. She works as a business manager for a Portland, Oregon personal injury law firm. Her interests lie in:
- Rideshare Insurance
- Lyft and Uber news
- Gifts for Uber and Lyft riders such as Uber gift cards
- Useful items and gifts for Uber drivers
- Small business and rideshare
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Here are the posts and pages on our site:
- 7 Ways For Uber Passengers To Make Their Ride Better
- Best Used Car For Uber Drivers Is The Prius
- Black Ubers Are Luxury Taxis
- Do You Tip After Uber Ride? How Does Uber Tipping Work
- Drive Uber With An Old Car Or No Car
- How Do I Order An Uber Taxi For Someone Else?
- How Far Back Do Uber Background Checks Go?
- How Much Does Uber Cost?
- How Rideshare Drivers Can Stay Out Of Trouble
- How To Contact Uber
- How To Set Up An Uber Account
- Lyft And Uber Driver And Rider Information
- Lyft Driver App Review: Features And Problems
- Lyft Review And Information
- My UberX| Uber Passenger Login
- Site Map
- Uber Account Suspended: Reasons Why
- Uber Driver Store
- Uber Driver Tips And FAQ
- Uber Greenlight Hub: What Is It?
- Uber Passenger Tips And FAQ
- UberX Driver Partner Jobs
- Uberx Part Time Jobs: Uber Driving As A Second Job
- What Is An Uber Driver?
- What To Do When Someone Leaves A Phone In Your Uber Car
- Where To Drive Uber For Best Earnings
- Why I Like Driving For Uber Part Time
- Women Uber Drivers: What You Need To Know
- Zipcar And Uber Taxi Cab
Posts by category
- Category: Lyft
- Category: Uber
- Uber EATS Is Where It’s At – Get In The Know!
- How Much Does Uber Pay?
- How To Purchase An Uber Gift Card
- Uber Partners And Drivers: How To Become One
- How To Register In Uber Without A Credit Card
- Uber’s First Ride Is Free: What It Really Means
- How Does Uber Pay Drivers?
- UberSELECT: What Is It And Why You Should Try It
- What To Do About People Throwing Up (Puking Or Barfing) In Your Uber Car
- What Are Uber And Lyft?
- Uber Prevents Drunk Driving: Advantage Over Taxis
- Can You Get Uber At The Airport?
- Uber Family Profile
- Uber Events: Can Uber Be Booked In Advance?
- How To Get Unlimited Rides With Uber Pool
- How To Order Uber Online: Use Uber Without A Smartphone?
- Uber Oops! – Things Don’t Always Go Smoothly
- How To Get A Second Ride Free On Uber
- Uber Instant Pay
- Schedule Uber In Advance
- UberRUSH: Is It Worth It?
- How Uber Payments Work
- Uber For Business Transportation Solutions
- Can You Book Uber In Advance?
- Uber Acceptance Rate: How A New Feature Can Cause Problems
- Uber Hop Set To Change Commuting
- Uber Drivers Can Accept A New Ping While Driving A Passenger: Uber Destination
- Lyft & Uber Insurance Bills In Oregon
- Top 8 Uber Videos Of The Year
- UberPEDAL In Portland, Oregon: A Twist To Ride Share
- Uber Driver App Updated For Usability
A little about Lyft and Uber
The idea of peer-to-peer sharing puts fear into the hearts of big corporations. Allowing strangers to occupy your vehicle appeared frightening in the beginning. Now, Uber and Lyft are at the forefront of offering peer-to-peer ride-shares, with their apps being an important innovation in technology and service delivery.
The concept of how to use Uber or Lyft is simple. You download an app on your smartphone, and with a push of a button you can either request a ride or offer feedback. If you are a driver you can search for pick ups or even request a payout.
How Uber and Lyft started
Both companies began in the heart of San Francisco’s Silicone Valley. The idea behind the business model came from the fact that before Uber and Lyft, it was next to impossible to catch a taxi or cab in less than an hour in busy cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles or even New York.
Uber began as UberCab and over the last few years dropped the ‘cab’ to become simply ‘Uber’.
What is so great about Uber and Lyft?
With these ride-sharing apps, there are drivers cruising the city, waiting to offer their services to you. The app is user friendly; utilizing your phone’s GPS to provide you with all the services you need. Signing up is easy, you simply enroll for an account, add a credit card to it and you’re ready to Uber! If you want to know how much it costs for a ride, you can check on the app or go to Uberestimate.org.
Making cash with Lyft and Uber
If you want to earn some cash with a car that you might have, you can consider becoming a driver. You can join the Uber community by enrolling to be a driver here.
Applying couldn’t be simpler. You just have to:
The same steps apply for Lyft too.
That’s all there is to it! Before you know it, you’ll be part of a huge ride-sharing network in your community.
Lyft and Uber also provides drivers with additional insurance protection to help put your mind at ease when navigating the streets. Both services also provide riders and drivers the opportunity to offer feedback regarding their experience. This helps everyone in the community to weed out any bad apples and generally improve the service offered.
Options and advantages of Lyft and Uber
Both Uber and Lyft offer additional options for their ride-sharing program. You can upgrade the type of vehicle that you ride in or even share a ride with others that are going your way in some cities. By participating, you are saving time and often money over using traditional taxi and cab services and you belong to a community where you are meeting new people when you embark on a journey.
How many times have you fumbled around looking for cab fare and not having enough money to pay? With these apps, you pay with the click of a button using the credit card you signed up with.
There’s no unpleasant surprises either because you will receive a fare estimate for your before you put in a request for one.
You don’t have to worry about calling a taxi or hailing a cab or enduring the one hour wait in most areas. You simply request a ride or pickup and within minutes you will have a driver or passenger. As a driver, these services give you the flexibility to work when you want. As a passenger, the wait is over and you are contributing to a service that benefits everyone. It isn’t about Uber vs Lyft, it’s all about ride-sharing. It doesn’t matter if you prefer Uber or Lyft, or vice versa, it’s about peer-to-peer sharing and belonging to a welcoming community. Both companies provide services nationwide, so no matter where you are you are ready to Uber or Lyft!
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