For those of you who would like to join the Six Figure Club (SFC), it’s relatively straight forward. Charge $50 an hour for 40 hours a week for 52 weeks in a row and you’ll get the SFC invite in the mail! Of course, you’ve first got to develop some valuable skills, but that’s what college and all those extra hours side hustling were for.
If you make $100 an hour working 40 hours a week, you will make $17,333 a month and $208,000 a year. That’s when you’ll really be able to live comfortably in any expensive city in the world.
With my most recent Uber pay stub, I just might have found a way to get there after only three months of driving. The great thing is that if you have a car, a relatively clean record, a smartphone, and a willingness to hustle, you can probably earn six figures from Uber as well.
MAKING SIX FIGURES A YEAR AS AN UBER DRIVER
I decided to drive for Uber because the company is one of the most popular private companies in the world, valued at $50 billion, and based right here in San Francisco. I wanted to see what it felt like driving a car for a living, and whether it could be a viable income stream to support oneself in an expensive city. If it was, then surely driving could be a great means for many people around the world to help make ends meet as well.
After driving for two months, I knew I could easily make ~$50,000 a year driving 40 hours a week. What I didn’t expect, or believe, was that many drivers were actually making a solid $100,000+ a year. I had to learn more.