Uber, the online transportation company, has increasingly become popular even outside the U.S., and while most of us see it as convenient means of getting transportation, it also helps so many individuals who own cars to earn some extra cash in their free time.
For anyone who wishes to use this ridesharing service as a passenger, the sign up process is very easy using the Uber app. The app is easily downloadable to any smartphone or mobile device powered by either the Android or iOS mobile operating systems. Once the app is installed, the user needs to create a new account.
But should you be more interested on learning how to be an Uber driver, you need to visit the Uber official website and sign up, with some little time to spare waiting for the verification process.
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To become an Uber passenger, you first must download the free app to your device, as mentioned earlier. It’s not really difficult to download and install, but if you don’t know how to begin, search the steps online. Once installation is finished, you can begin the process of creating a new account by tapping the “register” button, and once you do that, you will be prompted to enter personal information like your name, email address, mobile phone number, and the password you’ll use to access your account. You then will be required to enter payment information and so far, there are two options available – PayPal or credit card.
The moment registration is done with, you can immediately start booking a ride with Uber. Booking a ride is very easy as you only need to open the Uber app and then set your current location for you to be picked up.
Becoming a Driver
How about the process in signing up as an Uber driver? First, find Uber’s official website, but it is highly recommended that you do this via web browser and not the actual Uber app. You need to look at this button that says “Become a Driver.” This is found at the top right corner of the screen. However, be reminded that not everyone is qualified to become an Uber driver since you need to be at least 21 years of age, has a valid driver’s license, and insurance. Of course, you need a car that’s legally registered. Furthermore, there are highly specific documents that Uber will require you to have, so it’s smart to have them in hand before registering. After entering all the necessary details, including your personal information and your car’s information, you need to have to car inspected. There are still several steps you need to go through but at this very moment, you’re almost done with the registration and in no time, you can start picking up passengers as an Uber driver.