College students: saving money is just half of the equation when it comes to getting ahead financially. You know to compare prices, shop the sales, and always check Groupon Coupons for the latest promo codes, so it looks like you've got that part down. The other half is making money. Working a job while going to school can be tricky, but opportunities that offer flexible hours and real earning potential exist. One of the most popular choices is driving with Uber. So what can you expect when you sign on with Uber, and what are the advantages?
To drive with Uber
, first you need to meet their minimum requirements. Fortunately, this shouldn't be too hard. You just have to be at least 21 years old, have a driver's license and insurance, and have a four-door vehicle. Don't have a qualifying vehicle? Uber offers solutions. You can lease a car using the Xchange Leasing
program, or if you are least 25 years old you can rent a car
by the week or even by the hour.
The best thing about driving with Uber is the flexibility it offers. You don't have to drive a set schedule or cut short any cram sessions for exams. The Uber platform lets you work around your school obligations, so you get behind the wheel to make money only when you want to. Drive day or night or a little from column A and a little from column B–it's entirely up to you. The best part is that the more you drive, the more you earn!
Speaking of earning, Uber makes sure you get your money every week, with payments being directly deposited into your account. For even faster access to your money, you can sign up for Instant Pay
. And how much can you expect to make
? That depends on a few different factors, like how much you drive, whether you're available during surge
periods, and what market you're driving in.
Here is the best news yet from Uber: drivers can now get tips
directly through the app! Even better, Uber will sometimes even match tips from customers (like today, August 15, 2017
!) Tips come through to the driver with absolutely no service fees taken out.