As an driver in Nigeria, or a Nigerian driver who has emigrated, you probably already know some of the benefits ride-hailing apps can bring to your earning potential. Maybe you've always driven for a living and found the app gave you a great new platform for getting customers, or maybe you decided to move towards driving after the app boom. Perhaps you only use ride-hailing apps part-time to supplement your income. Either way, you might be struggling to keep up with the competition. What can you do to help increase earning and ultimately get more rides? In this article, we're going to have a look.
Join a new service
While Uber might be the most famous ride-hailing app, it's not the only option as a driver. You might find you can get more business and therefore more money from rival companies like Lyft. Lyft is slightly newer to the market, but is making some headway and represents a viable alternative. You could also become a licensed minicab driver and pick up fares this way while still using Uber, Lyft, or another ride-hailing service.
Start your own “Uber”
With the revolutionary new Onde.App ride-hailing platform, you can build your own taxi service that rivals other ride-hailing apps in your local area. You'll have the ability to be your own boss and build the taxi company you've always dreamed of, keeping more of your fares than with rival services. You get a white label driver and customer solutions: fleet management and payments platform), driver and customer apps (for Android and iOS) and tech support for a small initial set up fee. One can compare it to a Macdonald’s franchise. Remember, you'll still need to promote your business and get new fares. So, check out some tips on how to do so at onde.app
Improve your rating
One of the most obvious ways to start getting more business on ride-hailing apps, whether you built your own or not---is by improving your feedback. People generally go for drivers with the best feedback. So to stand out, you need to improve yours. There are a few ways to do this. Let's have a look how...
How to improve your rating
You want to improve your feedback so that you can get more fares and rise to the top of the listings in your local area? You can do this a number of different ways. Firstly, make sure you always turn up on time and are never late. Drive safely and securely, so that the ride is comfortable. Don't drive slowly, but don't break speed limits either. Try and be friendly and polite to your fares, but be aware when they might just want to have a quiet ride. Offer them a choice of music or radio stations. You can offer them free water or sweets as well. Make sure your vehicle is always clean and smells good. These sorts of things can affect your rating, and help you get better feedback. You might have to take a few cheap fares if you're new to the service to boost your initial rating, so you can start getting more and more clients.
Drop your prices
Another way to get more fares is to offer more competitive prices. There should be a sweet spot between the right price that gives you constant business, so try and find it.
Another way to make more money on ride-hailing apps is to simply drive more. The more you drive, the more you'll make. And you'll start getting more and more (hopefully good) feedback to improve your rating so that you can get even more business.