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4 Steps to Start Uber Driving in Nigeria

Here in this post, you will find all the right information you need about how to start Uber driving in Nigeria. This information is all you require if you are interested in starting this lucrative business.

We must have one way or the other heard about the word “uber driving”, And you may have an idea of what it is but to say a little more about the meaning and work of uber, let’s discuss about Uber a little.

Uber started in the year 2009 as a company that connects a passenger to a driver based on GPS, It has also gotten a valuation of about $41 billion as about the year 2015.

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4 Steps to Start Uber Driving in Nigeria
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Uber has over 500,000 drivers worldwide.  Now check out a company like this with a very good startup, background and clever working structure.

Uber is a company that connects a passenger to a close or nearby driver in your location to take you to your destination.

These days the world of technology is evolving and gaining a lot of grounds, people are using various means to satisfy customer needs and also make some money for themselves.

Now you can register to be an uber driver and make same cool cash at your own spare time, you don’t have to be working all, the time, you choose when you want to work, and get paid for when you desire to be paid, its just a cool partnership business.

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Why would one think this business is an Opportunity?

You would think within yourself that is this business really an opportunity, yes it is like an opportunity in disguise, consider what uber pays its drivers, you would see that there is an opportunity for you, you just have to get into it and see for yourself, remember it is a business that connects a passenger witha driver, the rates per trip are okay, unlike waiting in line or driving up the road for long periods just in search of passengers. This is realy time wasting and exhausting.

Who are your targets, customers?

In a quick way, I would just say that your target should be the working class people who get to go home late and will not have the strength to drive for long, the party goers, clubbers, socialites who would not mind someone else driving them, these are your targets and customers, In order to draw more attention to yourself and make yourself the favourite driver.

Uber driving makes you earn an additional income to your normal income, it could be that you just want to save up the money you make from uber to start up something else or look towards a project. Making money on uber is actually a boost to one’s actual income.

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Is there competition?

Yes, there is a stiff competition in this business because many people have signed up with Uber and you may just not be the only driver within your vicinity, so there is real competition in the business. But competition is the strength or motivation of a business.

How To Start Uber Driving In Nigeria

Getting started as an uber driver is not so much a big deal, considering its a flexible work that allows you to work at your own free time and makes you choose when you want to work and be paid. Let’s look at the procedure quickly;

Get your Car according to Uber specification

Uber has its own car specification for those who want to register as drivers with them. The car must be a car model produced from year 2005 and above, anything below 2005 models is not accepted by uber, the car must be a car with four working doors, not two.

You must be a good driver and know how to drive on various roads, especially busy roads or express roads; your ability to drive your car carefully and safely and not make a passenger uncomfortable would be an added plus for you.

Then Get your driver’s license

Under the Nigeria road laws, every driver on the road is supposed to have a valid driver’s license, as this would certify that you know how to drive. It is also essential cause it shows you must have undergone some road tests and passed them, so getting a driver’s license is very essential for you.

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Go online and register on the Uber site

This is the next step for you to go into this business. You have to register and be approved as a driver working with Uber so they can register you and recommend you to passengers within your vicinity that need your services.

You would be required to upload some documents and do some other needful which are;

  1. Driver’s license
  2. Complete a safety screening
  3. Watch a short training video
  4. You have to be a minimum of 21years of age
  5. Provide a driver profile photo
  6. Must be forward facing centered photo including the driver’s full face and top shoulders with no sunglasses
  7. Must be a photo with the driver only in the picture and no one else in it.
  8. Then activate your account

After all these are done, you can then start working as a driver with Uber

Best Location

The best places you could take for this business are prominent busy and active places like Lagos and Abuja. You are sure of meeting a lot of passengers waiting and looking for a driver on uber in Abuja.

You would not choose a location like Osun state or Ekiti or Ebonyi which the business and transportation activity is not much like Lagos or Abuja which are densely over populated with customers.

You would not need any business name registration in this case as you work under a company which pays you but allows you to work at your own time, no business name registration.

Also please do not go into this business if you do not already have a car, unless you have somewhere you could get a car for hire at a reasonable rate that will not put you on pressure and make you feel relaxed when working, because if you are under pressure, you would want to ride fast so you can get another passenger.

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Finally let me round this up by saying that this is a good venture for anyone seeking to get additional income to he/she’s salary, you can start this process and just be getting additional income for fuel in your car.

In order to enjoy your ride and for your passenger to enjoy the ride, notice their mood, try to engage them in a fruitful discussion and offer some piece of advice or help or assurance as the case may be, just make your passenger feel comfortable and relaxed so they will not have cause to complain about your ride.

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