Written by Emma Kansiz
Published 2022-07-05 / 4 min read
I’m sure that Uber needs no introduction. Whenever anyone mentions the phrase ‘gig economy’ or the rise of flexible work, Uber is one of the first companies that comes to mind. The word has entered the public consciousness in just a few years. But what is it like in front of the steering wheel? Sure, Uber is worth the hype for customers; but is it worth the effort for potential workers? In this article we are going to dig further into what Uber offers for potential freelance drivers and whether or not it is a good option for your side gig.
Uber is a rideshare company founded by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2009 in San Francisco, California. It revolutionized ride sharing and nearly obliterated the taxi industry in several major cities. In less that fifteen years Uber has become the go-to option for riders around the world, inspiring many copycats. According to Uber’s own data, there are over four million drivers across the world. In 2018 they reported that on average there were 14 million uber rides taking place around the world - every single day!