Interested in Driving With Uber? Here’s What You Need To Know


As an Uber partner you can make money by giving people rides around town with your own car. It can be a flexible way to earn extra money on your own schedule. 

Here’s what you need to know before driving with Uber: 

Pros of Uber

  • You can drive on your own schedule

  • Get paid up to 5 times per day if you link a debit card and sign up for Instant Pay

  • No previous professional driving experience required 

Cons of Uber

  • Some people are uncomfortable driving strangers

  • You are responsible for gas and expenses

  • Need access to an eligible vehicle and pass the requirements

How Does Uber Work? 

The driver experience looks something like this: 

  1. Sign up - Begin the sign-up process and make sure you meet all of the requirements (more details below) and get cleared to drive 

  2. Get A Request - Hop in your car, turn on the app and you can begin receiving pickup requests from riders in your area 

  3. Pick Up and Drop Off - To get to your rider’s destination, you have the option of using directions in the Uber app or any navigation app of your choice. You never have to guess where you’re going. 

  4. End The Trip - Once the trip is over, you can rate your rider and take the next request, or sign off and go about your day. 

  5. Get Paid - Once your trip is over you made money! When you sign up for Instant Pay and you can cash out to a debit card up to 5x a day 


Uber has a double rating system. When the ride is over the driver will rate the passenger and the passenger will have the option to rate the driver r from 1 to 5 stars. 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest. This system can help encourage safety and good behaviour from both drivers and riders. 


To become an Uber partner you must meet some requirements and complete the background check process. Here are some of the requirements: 

Driver Requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Have at least one year of licensed driving experience in the U.S. (3 years if you are under 23 years old)

  • Have a valid U.S. driver’s license

  • Use an eligible 4-door vehicle Required 

Documents Include:

  • A valid U.S. driver’s license

  • Proof of vehicle insurance

When you sign up have this information ready.

How Do You Get Paid? 

Whenever you want to earn extra money simply open the app and wait for requests. You can drive as much or as little as you like. As an Uber partner, you’ll earn for each completed trip. How much you earn from each ride is based on several variables. 

You also may have the opportunity to earn extra with promotions in your city. 

When your earnings are available, you can cash out to a debit card up to 5x a day when you sign up for Instant Pay. 

How to Sign up 

If becoming an Uber partner and driving on your own schedule sounds exciting, sign up here!