Side hustles are kind of my jam. The problem is I often read about a new side hustle on Pinterest, get excited, start the process, and then get over it real quick. However, I’ve finally found something worth the effort with an immediate payout. For a busy mom of two locas the ideal side hustle can’t take too much time away from las chicas. Enter Uber. When I first researched Uber as a potential side hustle, I read a few mixed reviews. Many drivers complained about the hourly wage falling short of minimum wage after gas and car maintenance was factored in. I was also apprehensive about driving strangers around town so I decided to talk The Boof into signing up first.
It took a little over a week for his paperwork, background, and vehicle inspection to go through. Once he was out on the road, I didn’t want to wait any longer. When I submitted all of my paperwork it took two days. That’s it!
The first weekend I drove, I earn $133 for just 3.75 hours of driving. Once I saw the earning potential, I didn’t want to stop. In the past three weeks, between The Boof and I, we’ve earned about $750. With the additional cash in our pockets, we’ve been able to shop for Christmas without stressing about where the money will come from.
Another great benefit of driving for Uber is that they offer referral bonuses. The boof referred me to Uber and once I complete 20 trips, I’ll make an extra $100! If you’d like to sign up and give Uber a try, make sure to research the fee schedule for your area. Any side hustle should work for you and what may work for me, may not work for someone else.
Sure, The Boof and I gave up a couple of Friday and Saturday nights together but the payout and benefit of comfortably making Christmas happen have made it worth it. We take turns driving once the girls are in bed and it’s worked perfectly. Another huge bonus is that Uber pays every week! There is no waiting for your earnings. Like I said, before you sign up do your research to see if it’s for you.