Full Disclosure: This post contains my personal referral links from Uber Technologies. I earn a referral bonus of $100-$500 per applicant dependent on the offers and requirements listed. Feel free to use any referral link from any Uber driver/partner you know. You are in no way obligated to use any links I provide within this post but it would be greatly appreciated.
If you’ve heard me speak at recent frequent traveler events, i’ve voiced my reasons for why I became an Uber driver. I don’t generally drive a lot with Uber as I use them more as a passenger but I received an email this week that was pretty eye-catching. Uber sent out an email to their drivers (partners) encouraging them to refer other rideshare drivers to make the switch to Uber. As an incentive, they are offering $500 for you and the new driver after signing up and completion of their first ride.
This is one of the best promotions to date that I can recall. Usually, Uber asks people to do 20 rides before offering some sort of credit. Currently, there is a promotion anyone can sign up for of $100 per referred driver after 20 rides so this offer is really tremendous.
There is, however a catch. You must have been a driver with another ridesharing company like Lyft before January 8th, 2015. The regular offer let’s anyone sign up and earn $100 after their 20th trip.
This offer goes to show how aggressive Uber is when it comes to taking away business from Lyft or Sidecar. Uber has been expanding rapidly in new cities but recently, they announced massive cuts in certain cities that irked some partners the wrong way.
If you have been a driver for another ridesharing company and were considering making the switch, now is probably a better time than any to do so. Uber no longer makes you “rent” a phone to pickup passengers and is now also available on Android devices.
To give you an idea of how the revenue is, I am currently participating in a program Uber has introduced in some high density cities called UberPlus. So far, it has proved to be quite valuable for me but I simply don’t have as much time to drive people around as much. Generally, I make a minimum of $8 per ride and my highest ride has been around $150 after the 20% Uber takes.
To signup for this promotion you must have these criteria:
- 2004 or Newer Vehicle
- Current Registration
- Android or Iphone
- No Crazy Colored Vehicles
- Must Have Been Another Rideshare Driver
It wouldn’t be wise to sign up for the $500 offer because Uber will ask for proof that you worked for another rideshare company. From the site:
After signup, you’ll have to prove that you drove for a rideshare company before 1/8/2015. Once activated, you’ll have 30 days to do your first trip.
If you want to sign up for this promotion, I would greatly appreciate if you used my referral link. You can also ask any Uber partner for their link as well.
If you have never driven for a rideshare company and would still like to sign up for Uber, you can sign up with this link and earn $100 extra for me and you after doing 20 rides with my referral code PW6RA
If you are an Uber driver/partner, feel free to leave your referral link in the comments below!