How to become an Uber Rider


Do you live in Australia, enjoy riding a bike and want to become a part of the ever-growing Uber community? Signing up as an Uber rider is easy and can be done in just a few steps. Let’s take a look at how you can quickly you can start your own business being an Uber rider today.

Step 1: Download the app and register

The first step toward becoming an Uber rider is to download the official app and sign up for an account. The app is available on both Android and iOS devices, so no matter which device you use, you will be able to get started in minutes.

Step 2: Complete your profile

Once your account is created, you'll just need to fill out some basic information such as your name, address, and phone number. Once that's done, you’ll need to enter your payment information so that your earnings can be processed when you complete deliveries.

Step 3: Get access to a bike

Once you have set up your profile, you will need to arrange a bike that you can use to get around. If you don’t already have a bike of your own, you’ll need to decide if you want a push bike, or an electric bike to help you get around. You’ll also want to get some gear in case you are driving at night in the cold.

Step 4: Register for GST

All Uber riders need to be registered GST, even if you earn under $75,000 a year. You can register for GST online, and once completed, you’ll need to then start lodging your BAS, most likely on a quarterly basis. Using a tool like Thriday makes it easy to lodge your BAS as the product takes care of all the calculations and even has an integration into the ATO for direct lodgment. Take this quick tax quiz, to see how much time Thriday could save you on financial admin.

Step 5: Set your hours and accept jobs

Uber prioritises riders who work frequently, accept jobs and provide a good service. Reviews play a critical role, so make sure you are friendly and cordial with all your customers and even the restaurants you collect food orders from.

With just a few clicks on your smartphone or tablet device, anyone can become an Uber rider within minutes. Becoming an Uber rider in Australia is a simple way to enter the gig economy and start working for yourself. Best of luck!

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