Ridesharing is a great way to make money in your spare time: all you have to do is sign up with a company and start making money by driving people around.
Once you decide you want to start ridesharing, you need to know everything that will help the days go by easy and the money come in faster. There are many products out there to help with that. Since you will be spending a lot of time on the road, you need to make sure that you — and your passengers — arrive at every destination quickly and safely. Here are a few products that can make your rideshare life a little easier.
A Phone Mount
Because rideshare companies like Uber use apps to conduct business, your cell phone is one of your most important pieces of equipment — next to your car, that is! So after you make sure that you have a reliable phone with a good plan, you need to make it easy to use while you are driving.
A good phone mount should be able to attach to your car in a convenient place. Some models have tabs that fit into the CD player of your radio, but if you still use CDs, you will want to find one that mounts to the dashboard or onto the inside of your windshield. However the mount attaches, make sure that it’s flexible so you can adjust the phone to the most comfortable position while driving.
A Dash Cam
Dash cams are a newer technology that can give you peace of mind while driving. These cameras record both the inside and outside of your car, so it helps keeps passengers in line and, if you are in an accident, have reliable evidence for your insurance company.
Dash cams mount directly onto your dashboard and range greatly in price and options. Find one that suits your needs and you will be thankful in the future.
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A Hefty Supply of Cords
It should almost be taken as a given that your passengers will have mobile devices on them that need to be charged. Before you start driving, you should make sure that you are stocked up on Android and Apple chargers that will fit most mobile devices. Your passengers will thank you when you help them prevent their phones or tablets from running out of battery life on their trip.
These cords will also come in handy for you. Since you could be on the road for many hours a day — depending on how much money you want to make — so your phone and other devices you use will be used constantly. Having extra cords can never hurt!
These are just some of the products all rideshare drivers should have before setting out on the road.
Kiera Atkins became a rideshare driver about a year ago, she’s so glad she took the leap and writes about what it’s like being a rideshare driver in her articles which appear on career, lifestyle and business blogs.