How to drive for Uber without a personal vehicle

Steps to Become an Uber Driver

  1. Fill out the driver application form at Uber.com or on the Uber app, uploading all the requested documents when prompted. If you’re having trouble completing this process, call Uber or visit a local Uber office.
  2. Give your consent for background screening and then wait for a response, which can take up to 10 days.
  3. If your application is successful and your driver status is activated, enable driver mode in the Uber app. Now you can accept rider requests and start making money.

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How do you Rent and Lease a Car for Rideshare

Rideshare Rental is one of the companies which gives equal benefits to both drivers and owners. The renting and borrowing process is just a matter of a few clicks.

Rent or Leasing Process for Drivers

You will need a Smartphone for applying and registration with Rideshare Rental. I am sure you have one. I am also sure you use Facebook and have access to free Google accounts.

  1. Download the app and create an account with your Facebook or Google account.

  2. Once you register, you will get an option to choose a car from the list.

  3. Select the car which appeals to your personality and send a request to the car owner. You will need to get approval from the owner before you make any contact.

  4. Once you get the support, ask for the address to pick up the car.

  5. The process is that simple. But, make sure to read the terms and conditions of Rideshare Renting. And also, do a quick study of the Privacy Policy of the company to make sure you don’t get yourself to some serious situations.

  6. Make sure you are above the age of 25.

Renting Process for Owners

The process is similar to Drivers; the only difference is you have the car. 

  1. You will need to create an account and list your vehicles. 

  2. As soon as you register your cars, you will start getting a booking request from drivers. You can choose whom to rent and who not to rent the vehicle. The control is in your hands. After all, you are the owner of the car. 

  3. Once you approve the booking, contact the driver and ask him to pick the vehicle, or you can do the delivery. It’s all up to you what you prefer.

The process is simpler than you think. You only need a Smartphone with an internet connection and a little tapping here and there. When you rent a car, make sure to keep some tracking devices so that you can track your vehicle whenever you want. After your car is leased, you will get weekly payments. Another right way to earn for the owners is to partner with Rideshare Rental.

What Taxes Do Uber Drivers Pay?

Unless stated otherwise in your local laws, Uber drivers are treated as independent contractors by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This means that taxes won’t automatically be taken out of your income and that it is your responsibility to declare your earnings and settle any tax bills.

Uber usually helps out its self-employed drivers by providing them with a tax summary and, when applicable, a 1099-K tax document to fill out and send to the IRS.

What Are Uber Driver Requirements?

As long as you can pass Uber’s background check, you shouldn’t find it difficult to become an Uber driver (unless your city imposes some difficult requirements of its own).

Install the Uber app on your smartphone and create an account on Uber, including the bank account into which your earnings will be paid.

When you’re ready to start picking up passengers, tell the Uber app that you’re going online. Then wait.

Before long, the app will notify you about a passenger requesting a ride and show you a map with the passenger’s GPS coordinates. You pick up the passenger and take the person to his or her destination. Aware that the passenger can rate you afterward, you do your best to make the passenger feel welcome, comfortable, and satisfied.

Make sure you understand clearly where your pick up location is to avoid late arrivals

You just keep repeating this process, being notified about passengers and taking them to their destinations, until you’re done for the day. Then you tell the Uber app that you’re going offline. You can rate your passengers on their behavior.

Uber will deposit the money that you’ve earned into your bank account.

Can You Get A Car With Uber?

Yes!

If you want to be a driver for Uber and purchasing a vehicle isn’t something you can handle, Uber is there to help.

Uber partners with several rental car companies to allow interested drivers to make short- and long-term rentals.

Do You Get A Discount On A Rental Car Through Uber?

When you have to spend money on a rental car to help get your Uber driver career going, it’s a good idea to see if you can find any discounts.

Every little bit helps!

Let’s look at a couple of possibilities.

Partner Programs

Uber’s partnerships with companies such as Hertz and Avis open up potential savings opportunities.

These partnership programs exist with rideshare driving in mind, so you can rest easy knowing that renewals and insurance are there to make your life as easy as possible and your rental as cheap as possible.

In addition, Uber partners will periodically offer discounts and different perks.

As an example, see Zipcar’s discounted pricing for Uber Eats Drivers.

If you rent directly through Uber, you can often get 10% Uber Cash back as well.

Weekly Rates

Some different car rental agencies will offer weekly rates to encourage longer-term rentals.

Agreeing to a whole week’s rental will generally save you some money per day overbooking the daily rate seven times.

Before you do any rentals, do your research and see the best deals.

Related: How to rent a car for long term

What if I want to extend my rental?

You can keep the car as long as you want by extending your rental via the RideShare Rental app or website. Your rental can be extended by the day, week, or month.

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