Is It Worthwhile to Drive for Uber?

Hi Guys,

I am currently work only 2-3 hours/ days from 8.30 -11am weekdays and still get paid full time (37.5hrs/week). I find it wasting time just staying at home the rest of the day and would like to make more income.

Do you guys think driving Uber will be good for my situation here? Maybe working extra 2-3 hours a day as a part timer.

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    Read some of the AMA threads about Uber/UberEats drivers.

    Best I can guess if that you make around $25/hour, but you need to work some good shifts and some crappy shifts. How does that compare to your current income?

    There's lots of side-husltes that I can think of for 4-5 hours/day … just depends on your interests.

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      Can you provide some side hustle ideas please?

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          Yeah, I have done that, but you specifically said the below, so was hoping for some enlightenment directly from you. No biggie if you don't want to share.

          There's lots of side-husltes that I can think of for 4-5 hours/day … just depends on your interests.

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            @John Kimble: Airtasker would be the most obvious for the OP. There's gotta be a dozen or more posts a day asking for help with computers.

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              @salmon123: Yeah, I've looked into airtasker, bit of a crowded market now and hard to get going with zero "completed" tasks or reviews vs those with hundreds! :(

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                @John Kimble:

                hard to get going with zero "completed" tasks or reviews

                It's true. One strategy would be just do a few tasks for peanuts to get reviews. I've hired people that were doing using this strategy. Another would be get friends to post tasks that are assigned to you to get reviews.

                You might get some word-of-mouth business from those jobs.

                It's much easier to find work on Airtasker, than other platforms like gumtree.

                Another possible side-hustle for the OP would be to buy PCs, fix them and sell them … lots of 'salvage sales' on ebay/gumtree/graysonline

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    Wish i could get paid to "Riding Uber". (Shrug)

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    I am currently work only 2-3 hours/ days from 8.30 -11am weekdays and still get paid full time (37.5hrs/week)

    How?

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      By totaling his money coming in and not taking off the expenses of the drives.

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      I do laptop/pc repair so the manager gives me around 6-7 jobs everyday to finish, so i finish all the jobs within 2 hours. As long as i finish all the jobs i can go home

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        Might want to check with your employer that they allow you to work an additional job within paid working hours. Most contracts state that you must notify the organisation if you intend to take on a second job. Being that you are already being paid for the full day, they may have restrictions in you doing paid work while already being paid

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          There is no conflict of interest between computer repairs and Uber.

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            @whooah1979: This isn't so much a conflict of interest but an contractual obligation on hours worked and not being able to work for anyone else within them. The employer may still technically have duty of care of that employee meaning they're still on company time.

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        For your employer to be able to do this, either you as the employee is getting ripped off big time or the customer who's laptop it is is being ripped off.

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          umm my salary is arounf 60k plus super before tax thats why i need to make some extra cash during free time :(

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            @andyt91: Can you ask for double the workload for more pay?

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            @andyt91: For computer repair and you get to leave after you've done the allocated work?
            HOW the fk is that business model sustainable. All I've ever seen is computer repair companies paying 55k Tops and you have to stay no matter the work load.
            Where you working?

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              @Conye: i cant say the business name but all i said is i might be lucky get all the job done quickly, some of my colleagues still work till 4.30 or 5.30

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        How did you get a job like this? Seems great.

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          maybe i am just lucky. My work colleague doing the same role but different area and they are struggling to finish early. i have to work in the area which most of my teammates avoid to cover so they push it to me, turn out it is the best one but they dont know :). Plus my customer really likes me because i always come in with a smile and treat them like good friends so its really fun to work.

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    You’d probably make more money driving Uber than riding it.

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    What car do you drive?
    Fuel economy, servicing should play a factor in this.

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      i am driving the old honda accord euro

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        Then you probably won't qualify. Has to be less than 9(?) years old and in good condition.

        Why don't you do some cash computer jobs on the side?

        Or sell the old parts from when you do upgrades…

        Here's my list of side hustles for when i "retire".

        Dog sitting / walking
        Selling compost worms / worm tea (liquid fertilizer)
        return & earns
        scrap metal
        home handyman / gardener in my local area
        cash brake / suspension work (my old trade)
        uber (if i happen to upgrade my car)

        Ask yourself what skills and assets can you use to generate some cash.

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          thank you for your advise. i did aircon install and some handyman work with my mates who qualified for the job.

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    Try it out, but don't expect much. After paying for fuel, wear and tear to your car etc the money is close to slave labour.

    Personally, you sound too smart to be working for pennies on Uber. Find some sie work on your field, where your skills are valued instead of doing something thousands of young clueless people are doing everyday.

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      thank you. I find uber is a flexible option but not the best option out of all. i am looking for another flexible job same as my current IT role.

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    It's only worth it as additional income when you're bored imo.

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    If you need the money and don't have anything else to do its the easiest option..

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