Full disclosure: In 2015, Harry Campbell, the creator of Maximum Ridesharing Profits, brought me on board to help promote his course. I wrote this review before he hired me, and I still stand by everything I say in it. That said, I want to let you know that I am paid to promote this course.
By now, ride sharing drivers know not to turn to Uber or Lyft if we want support because it could take days — or even weeks — to get even the most generic copy/paste response.
That’s why I created this site, that’s why the Uber forum and the Uber subreddit are so active, and that’s why Harry over at therideshareguy.com has been doing so well with his blogs, podcasts, and articles for big-boy publications like Forbes, The New York Times, and Business Insider.
You’ve probably been to Harry’s site or read one of his articles around the web. You may have even left a comment on one of his articles or posted a question in his Q&A forum. I know I have! I run a separate, and arguably competing, site and I still read Harry’s stuff and leave comments. His site and his articles in the press are really great for drivers because they offer a clear and honest driver’s perspective that we don’t really hear anywhere else.
Harry recently sent out an email announcing that he’s taken a big next step by partnering with Brian Cole, another big presence in the ride share space, to launch the first-ever online video course for ride sharing drivers called Maximum Ridesharing Profits. Harry and Brian say that the goals of the course are to teach you the basics of ride sharing, how to become a 5-star driver, how to make more money, and how to use advanced tactics to maximize your income.
Maximum Ridesharing Profits — My Review
I decided to take a look at Harry and Brian’s Maximum Ridesharing Profits course to learn for myself what they have to say about ride sharing tactics and to let you and the rest of the ride share community know if it’s worth considering. I’ve watched the videos and read the bonus materials and I can say that overall it’s a really great course that gives you worthwhile advice that will definitely help you make the best of your time as a driver.
The course is broken down into two sections:
- Standard Course – For new drivers and people thinking about becoming drivers. Goes over the ride sharing basics, teaches you how to get better driver ratings, gives beginner strategies on making the most money
- Gold Course – For drivers with more experience. Has advanced surge pricing strategies, how to find more pickups, and tax advice
How the course works, what it looks like inside
After you purchase the course you’ll be given a username and a password that gives you access to the members only areas of maximumridesharingprofits.com. When you log in, you’ll find a simple website containing links to the videos and to the bonus resources. There are no distractions from upsells or other recommended profits. The site is dedicated to the course content.
Great things about the course overall
- Clean website design, easy to navigate. Professional — but not corporate — quality
- Tons of content all in one place. Information that would normally take days or weeks of searching and bookmarking
- Practical advice – Not just general tips. Lots of how-to directions
- Excellent video quality. Not just a compilation of YouTube videos
The stuff in this course that I thought was really valuable
Several of the Video Modules in the course are worth mentioning here, and rewatching more than one time to pick up on all the nuances.
- Driving for both apps at the same time – I was expecting general advice, but the videos go into practical detail like what buttons to press, when to open one app and close another, and how to log on and off efficiently. I didn’t know how to do that before.
- Better surge pricing strategies – I think of surge pricing as a luck-of-the-draw situation, but Brian Cole lays out some convincing strategies that could make surge pricing rides less about luck and more about skill.
- Tax strategies – I’m clueless when it comes to taxes, and this part of the course gave me a bunch of new ideas for legitimate tax strategies that will save me a lot of money on my taxes.
- Tools for ride sharing drivers – Tools to help you track your earnings, your mileage, and your taxes, and products to make your passengers’ experience better
The only critique I have is that if you’re a veteran driver, you can skip most of the Standard Course because it’s mostly beginner advice. It’s good to get a refresher on “the basics,” but the longtime drivers will get the most value from the Gold Course.
Overall – Should you get it?
I’m really impressed with the content that Brian and Harry have put together all in this one video course. They present a lot of new advice you’ve probably never heard before about surge pricing, taxes, and tools for drivers. After only one or two sittings I was able to absorb a lot of new knowledge that will help me boost my ride share earnings. You should get it!
Go here to check out Maximum Ridesharing Profits and let me know what you think about the course in a comment below.