We all know Uber as a ride hailing service enabling riders to connect with drivers and deliver them to their destinations. The service has expanded its services beyond rides and we once predicted its UberEATS service to make its way to Uganda but we guess that hasn’t come into fruition. But what has is UberDOST, a rider and driver referral Android app that lets anyone within the age of consent to act as an Uber sales person and earn a commission on every rider or driver referred to the mainstream Uber platform. Taking into account the headcount of every rider number of trips taken
How it works
How does UberDOST work? Well, you must have an Android phone given the app is only available on Android. Sign up for the service and you are good to go. Please note that the service is free to use like every Uber service but are advised to sign up with a different account from one used with your rider or driver account. UberDOST is basically for both non-driver, drivers and riders only that the last two are advised to use different credentials when signing up for the service.
You then add referrals by their name and contact details after which Uber sends them details and codes on how to complete the signup on their side. You can as well do it individually and upload their credentials to get them started. You can as well track the progress of all referrals made. For the case of drivers, you can see if they have submitted all the required documents to enlist on the Uber driver/partner program, those that haven’t activated their Uber accounts yet, who is taking his/her first trip and who is completing remaining trips as well as checking your earnings.
The mathematics involved
For every new driver referred to Uber, you are paid UGX 400,000 after he/she completes 30 trips and for every referred rider, you are paid UGX 4,000 so the higher the volumes the higher is your commission. This could be a great opportunity for the unemployed to get something to earn them an extra income as it could be done alongside any other income generating activity. All it require could be a good sales language and a better understanding of how the app works. While you amass all these referrals, you can as well move atop the hierarchy and become a SuperDOSTER such that your earn from the very referrals you commissioned if they also refer other people to join Uber. You can download the UberDOST from here or signup to become a DOSTER from here.