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Offline BH method/opportunity

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tony_d, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. tony_d

    tony_d Elite Member

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    Let me preface this post by saying - this is an ill-considered and poorly thought out concept, AND that its not an opportunity that I think is worthwhile - however, I'm posting it because it might help someone in a bad spot make the few hunded dollars they desperately need.

    The demand is there - if you devise a model that works, you could make a few bucks (I mean that literally - I cant see more than perhaps $50-$100/day here, but its also rather easy).

    Read the comments at the bottom of this post:
    http://uberdriverdiaries.com/what-happened-to-my-5-star-rating/

    Uber drivers are paranoid about their ratings.

    An opportunity exists to provide them with a service to increase their average ratings.

    I dont see that you could increase their rating any other way other than taking trips in their car.

    So assume this;
    - you take a short $5 ride
    - leave the driver 5 star feedback each time
    - driver later refunds you the $5/trip, plus pays you $X per trip for a service fee

    Initial things you want to consider;
    - how to get the same 'client' car when you order a car (perhaps quiet time, in a location not frequented by uber cars)
    - how much it would cost the driver after paying your fee and ubers cut for each trip, and whether thats worth it to them to remain part of the Uber system
    - ensuring you get paid
    - refinements on the model that allow scale and real cash

    Hope this helps someone in need - even if only by way of seeding a better idea :)
     
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  2. serpmover2014

    serpmover2014 Regular Member

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    Not something I would try since i have a good savings balance, but maybe it will help someone desperate as you said. Anyway thanks given for helping the community op.
     
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