Earn on Your Schedule - Drive with Uber in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL, 60629
Posted: 2021-10-17
Valid through: 2022-08-21

Drive with Uber and earn money anytime it works for you. Driving is an easy way to earn extra, and it's totally flexible around your schedule. You decide when and how much you drive.

What you need to know:

  • Earn money: The more you drive, the more you earn.
  • Flexible schedule: Make your own schedule and earn anytime, day or night.
  • Getting started is simple: Signing up doesn't take long, and we'll provide support along the way.
  • Get paid weekly: are deposited into your bank account weekly.
  • 24/7 support: The app gives you turn-by-turn directions, and access 24/7 support if you need help.

Here's what you need to get started:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have a 4-door vehicle
  • Have a valid Full Class license (Class 5, G, etc.), vehicle registration, and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Have at least one year of driving experience (3 years if you're under 23 years old)
  • Have proof of Canadian work eligibility

Additional Information:

If you have previous employment experience in transportation (such as a delivery driver, driver, professional driver, driving job, truck driver, heavy and tractor-trailer driver, CDL truck driver, class a or class b driver, local truck driver, company truck driver, taxi driver, taxi chauffeur, cab driver, cab chauffeur, taxi cab driver, transit bus driver, bus driver, coach bus driver, bus operator, shuttle driver, bus chauffeur) you might also consider driving with Uber and earn extra money. We also welcome drivers who have worked with other peer-to-peer ridesharing or driving networks. Drivers using the Uber platform come from all backgrounds and industries ranging from traditional driving and transportation industries to other industries. Driving with Uber is a great way to supplement your part-time or full-time income.


1)What kind of employees are Uber drivers?

Uber drivers are independent contractors. Drivers actually sign up to the Uber app to create their own drivers’ accounts. Using these accounts, they give Uber users lifts to wherever they need to go.

2) How many hours do Uber drivers need to ride in a day?

One of the many reasons why an Uber driver is the perfect gig is the work hours. As independent contractors, drivers have the opportunity of being their own boss. Their work hours are completely up to them, set according to their own schedule. There are no set hours and Uber drivers need to complete it in a day. They can choose to work part-time hours on weekdays or full-time hours on the weekends.

3) What is a workday like for Uber drivers?

When an Uber driver has received a ride request, they must drive to the users’ location to pick them up. When they have reached they must click on ‘Confirm Arrival’ on the Uber app to let users know they are ready for them. Once the passenger is in the car, Uber drivers must click on ‘Begin Trip’ to officially start their trip on the Uber app. When drivers reach their destination they must click on ‘End Trip’ to free themselves up for the next ride.

4) What if an Uber driver is unfamiliar with the location chosen?

The Uber app has its very own navigation system and GPS location as a feature. The GPS location helps drivers find their users/passengers. The navigation system provides drivers with the best-suggested routes which will help drivers reach their destination as soon as possible. The navigation system also lets Uber drivers know which routes have a lot of traffic to avoid them.

5) How do Uber drivers receive ride requests?

When ready to start their day, Uber drivers must make sure that their account is switched to online mode. They must also click on ‘destination mode’ to receive ride requests from the nearby area. Then they must click on ‘GO’ to start their workday.

6) How do Uber drivers earn?

Uber drivers earn a base fee on every ride they accept and complete. This base fee differs with each ride as it includes factors like distance, location, time, etc. Uber drivers can see how much they earn through the tracking feature on the Uber app. And at the end of the week drivers have their earnings deposited to their bank account.

7) How can Uber drivers earn tips?

One of the features of using the Uber ride-hailing app is that users are not required to provide their drivers with a tip. While tips are encouraged, it is completely up to the users and the kind of service they receive. A few ways Uber drivers can earn tips are:

  • Driving safely and cautiously but still reaching the destination as quickly as possible.
  • Asking riders if they have a preferred route they would like to take.
  • Keeping the car clean and hygienic from the inside as well as outside.
  • Dressing well and presenting themselves professionally during the Uber ride.
  • While Uber has no specific dress code for their drivers, a tucked shirt can go a long way.
  • Having sealed water bottles for customers during the Uber ride.
  • Be courteous to riders. Even try opening the door for them.
  • If they would like, let them play their music or listen to their favorite radio station.
  • Have an extra aux cord if they would like to charge their phone.

8) How to become an Uber driver?

Applying to Become an Uber job as an Uber driver is a quick and simple process. Candidates just need to log on to the Uber website and click on ‘Become a Driver’. Then they must fill in the online application form with their personal and contact information, vehicle registration, drivers’ license, auto insurance, etc.

Finally, candidates must consent to a quick background check that looks into a candidate's driving history. Then Uber will get in touch with further details to activate their Uber drivers’ account.


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