Did you know that Ola, India’s leading ride-hailing app, has over 15 million users? Did you also know that Ola is used every day by Indians to commute? Did you know that with over 20 million rides per week, Ola has become the most used ride-hailing app in India? Did you also know that there are many people who use their personal cars to make money? Called as the Uber of India, Ola has changed the way we commute. The scope for earning opportunities with Ola is almost limitless. You can drive your car and become an Ola partner or drive customers using your own car. In this blog post, we will tell you about How You Can Make The Most out of Ola .
Plan your commute
The first thing that you need to do is plan your commute. You must understand when is the best time to commute and when you should avoid commuting. If you are driving during the morning hours, as compared to the evening hours, you will have lesser number of customers. Moreover, evening hours are when people start travelling to get back home from work. Also, you should avoid commuting during the hours of 10 pm to 5 am, as this is the time when most of the people are sleeping and commuting would be more expensive. You should also avoid commuting during inclement weather conditions. For instance, if there is a rainfall, you should avoid commuting as it will be difficult to find customers and you might have to cancel your trips. A traffic jam on your way to the destination can also lead to cancellation of your trips.
Drive only during peak hours
You must drive only during the hours when the demand for rides is high. If you drive during low demand hours, you might not be able to find any customers and you might end up wasting your time. You can view the demand for rides in your city on the Ola app. You must optimise your driving hours to get as many rides as you can and drive only during peak hours. If you drive only during peak hours, you will be able to earn more than if you drive during low demand hours. Moreover, you will gain experience faster when the demand for rides is high. You can also increase your car rental rates when the demand for rides is high.
Take a break after every 4 hours
Even though you are driving just during the peak hours and optimising your driving hours, you must take a break of at least 4 hours after every few hours of driving. You will be able to drive safely if you take breaks after driving for a few hours. Moreover, you can drive for longer hours if you take breaks. If you take breaks after every few hours, you will be able to drive for longer hours each day. Driving for longer hours can increase your chances of finding more customers. Moreover, you will earn more as compared to driving for shorter hours.
Don’t forget to take your own car for personal use
You can use your car to commute to work and back. You can also use your car to pick up passengers when there are no requests in your city. Before you start driving, don’t forget to take your car on a daily basis. You can consider taking car on rent once you have enough trips in your city and you have completed your daily target. Driving your car for personal use can help you get more experience. You can also earn some money while you are getting experience. Moreover, you can take breaks after every few hours. You can also use your car to help other drivers who don’t have a car of their own or who don’t have enough trips in their city.
Always be kind to your passengers
Drivers often forget to be kind to their passengers. Don’t forget to be kind to your passengers. You must ensure that your car is clean and all your car’s documents are in place. You must also be courteous and helpful to your passengers. Treat your passengers as you would like to be treated if you were a passenger. Drivers who are courteous and helpful to their passengers have a higher rating and get more rides. Moreover, being kind to your passengers will also help you in improving your passenger rating. A high passenger rating can help you in getting more rides.
Don’t forget to build relationships with other drivers
Drivers on the platform have a great impact on your earnings. You must build relationships with other drivers on the platform. You can join a WhatsApp group where you can discuss various topics with other drivers on the platform. You can also form a group with the other drivers in your city. You can help each other in getting more rides. You can also create a Facebook page where you can post information about new routes and you can also invite other drivers on the platform to join the page.
The scope for earning opportunities with Ola is almost limitless. You can drive your car and become an Ola partner or drive customers using your own car. You can plan your commute, drive only during peak hours, take a break after every 4 hours, and be kind to your passengers. You can also build relationships with other drivers on the platform.