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Five Reasons to Drive With Uber as a Freelancer

It’s time to make the move.

Freelancing does have its benefits – you work when you want, often where you want, and can take holidays whenever you feel like it. But anyone who’s done it knows the downside, too. Work isn’t always available, invoices aren’t always paid on time and often it can be quite lonely.

If you partner with Uber, though, you can enjoy all the perks of freelancing and minimise some of the limitations. Here are five reasons to consider it.

1. Job flexibility

The biggest perk of driving with Uber is your ability to set your own hours and work when it suits you. There are no shifts, no boss and no time constraints. You can drive or take breaks based on your schedule, so it’s a great side gig for freelancers in between jobs.

2. Meet people

Picking up passengers from all walks of life is a great way to leave your comfort zone and cross paths with people who you normally wouldn’t. You’ll find most people are up for a chat, so it’s a great way to stay tuned into the world around you. You may even be creatively inspired.

3. Job stability

With the rideshare industry growing every year, Uber is likely to stick around – demand for drivers is constant and increasing. With 15 million rides being completed each day, you can drive with Uber frequently or intermittently and know that money is there to be made.

4. Clear the mind

Spending time away from your freelancing work may help you be more productive when you’re on the clock. If you’re a creative freelancer, you’ll be all too aware of how frustrating creative blocks can be. Driving with Uber can give you the opportunity to clear the mind, or even give you that extra time to come up with creative ideas.

5. No huge capital outlay

Getting started with Uber won’t cost you your life savings. Uber connects driver-partners with vehicle rental, leasing and finance providers for those who want to get on the road but don’t own their own car.

You don’t need to jump through hoops to sign up with Uber – partnering is easy. If you’re at least 21 and have a valid full driver’s license you can sign up online in a matter of minutes, and be on the road once your profile is verified.

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