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Old 06-06-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Greenville
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I wonder if that $20 takes into account gas, wear and tear on your car, and the additional insurance you would need to hire it out. I personally would not want a bunch of strangers in my car.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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This article about UberX income:

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The company claims that the median "small business income" for an uberX driver in New York City is right around $90K; San Francisco drops a wee bit to $74K, but that's hardly a shabby income for ferrying around individuals all day long.
How Much Do uberX Drivers Really Make, Anyhow? | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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They're advertising openings in Columbia, too, but I notice you can't even do the preliminary online application without giving your social security number. And if I were a driver I'd be afraid of getting robbed or worse eventually. I guess that part's no different from a being taxi driver.
The social is for tax reasons and background check I imagine. Uber users tend to be younger and a bit more affluent than the average taxi user as well so that helps for safety
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:43 PM
 
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By Ashley Boncimino
ashleyb@scbiznews.com
Published June 9, 2014
San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Uber could be expanding to Greenville and Columbia if the service’s ads for drivers are any indication.
Uber is a mobile app that replaces taxicabs and private car services by connecting potential passengers with designated drivers.
The service operates in 124 cities and 36 countries, according to its website. The service also launched in Charlotte last fall.
Drivers make $20 per hour, according to ads, and Uber’s business model is driven by taking a 20% cut from each fare.
Services such as Uber usually start in big cities, which have the critical mass of users that make them viable. The company’s decision to reach out to local users may indicate Greenville and Columbia have that critical mass, according to a company spokesperson.
“We often test ads to measure the viability of UberX in different markets,” said media representative Kaitlin Durkosh in an email. “We've heard from residents, visitors and drivers in both South Carolina and Georgia that they are excited for Uber to come to town.”
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