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093 | Look At The Problem Differently | The RideShare Guy

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Harry Campbell, The Rideshare Guy, talks about what it takes to be a successful Lyft Full Disclosure: We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. and Uber Full Disclosure: We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. driver, the strategies he used to start his blog, and how he transitioned from aerospace engineering to full-time blogging.

What you will hear on today’s show:

  • How did Harry find out about financial independence and choose to pursue it?
  • What entrepreneurial ventures did Harry investigate before he started to really strategize?
  • How did he move from being an aerospace engineer with Boeing to running a blog about ride sharing?
  • Did Harry make his college choice because he was intending to study science?
  • What did Harry’s personal finances look like as he was transitioning from college to working professionally?
  • How did Harry’s dad become a semi-retired bassoon repair man?
  • Did Harry do anything specific to make himself stand out during the scholarship application process?
  • How did Harry’s co-workers inspire him to leave a really comfortable, lucrative job?
  • What is the pivot from being an engineer to getting interested in ride sharing?
  • Will Uber and Lyft make you rich?
  • What impacts a person’s ability to make money through ride sharing businesses?
    • Bigger cities = higher demand
    • Willingness to drive later hours and weekends = more demand and higher pricing
    • Drivers cover their own expenses (gas, depreciation, etc)
  • Most drivers are making $10-$15 an hour, a bit more in larger cities.
  • Better drivers make better money.
  • How would someone bump up their rates?
    • Find times of high demand
    • Be a savvy driver. Not every passenger or every route is good for business
  • What is the upper end of what’s possible?
  • Driving for Uber is super flexible, and can be cashed into your bank account within 20 minutes.
  • What is the Destination Filter and how does it help someone optimize their time to be an occasional rideshare driver?
  • How did Harry get started, before he had an followers or blog posts?
  • What strategies did Harry use to establish relationships with reporters, media and large-audience new outlets?
  • When did Harry make the big transition from working for Boeing to managing his website full time, and how?
  • Best cities for driving: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, New York, Austin, Dallas.

The Rideshare Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Driving for Uber, Lyft, and Other Ridesharing Companies Price: The Rideshare Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Driving for Uber, Lyft, and Other Ridesharing Companies Full Disclosure: We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. Last Updated: 11/03/2020

Listen to Brad and Jonathan’s thoughts about this episode here.

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