My Offline Business and Some Of The Learning Curve.

in Luke Is Alive3 months ago (edited)

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In today's video I talk about my offline business and some of the work I put in to learn and try to make the most out of it.

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In the beginning of starting to do ride sharing I though how much can there be to learn, just download the app and go drive people around. After getting started I realized there was more and more to it then I ever thought.

Everything from minimizing expenses like gas, cleaning and maintenance to finding ways of increasing my income without driving more hours. The technology of today is so awesome compared to back in the days of the traditional taxi cab.

I use an app called MileIQ that automatically turns on when I drive and tracks my mileage for me. I have another app called gas buddy that shows me the prices of gas at most of the gas stations near me. They also have a card that ties to my bank account that when I use it saves me a minimum of $.04 a gallon.

In any business you are own you always want to look for way of cutting costs and there are several things like these apps that help out with saving in ride sharing. Plus there are tricks like not driving around looking for rides, stop and wait a while and see if you get a ride. If no rides come in move to a different spot and wait.

There are also passive ways of earning, some I like and some I don't. The one I added is from a company called Octopus. The supplied me with a tablet free of charge with its own data plan that has a few games on it for the passengers to play. This creates entertainment for the boredom of the riders and if they can get a high score for the day can win a $25 Amazon gift card.

This tablet gives me passive income, it works off of a points system for the rides you take and the games that people play. I can earn up to $100 a month just for having this in my car and all I have to do is keep it clean and put it in and out of my car everyday. It is a great conversation starter for engagement and the entertainment gives the possibility of making more tips also, so it is a win win.

This is basically the stage I am at and there are still a few more things I want to look into as I go and I am sure new things will be coming as the business as a whole evolves. Watch the video I go over all of this information and tell about a few more things that has happened in this adventure.


Today was another good day in Listopia, one less site but we still had 4 to surf. It would be great to see many sites in the scavenger hunt so you never know which one is next. Right now I can surf all the sites at once to save time, but it would be great of there were to many sites to do that. Below you can see the sites I surfed today looking for Luke the list builder.

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Typical day of surfing, a few nice lead capture pages and many standard affiliate pages. You can see my lead capture page here and my tracking stats for surfing the scavenger hunts below.

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Really interestimg to hear and read of how you are lowering cost and increasing earnings for your business Mike, basically appifying and gamifying all of it, and then it pays the bills too, and you still have time to hunt for Luke, keep up your great work and have an awesome Friday and weekend.


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Thanks Erik, I had no idea of all the technology that could be used when I got started and now I am always looking for new ways to improve and streamline things.

That is the way to go.

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This is really nice and good post. Never knew of "Octopus" and think every cab should install it .

Octopus is amazing, it's a great conversation starter and people have fun playing it. And the best thing is it didn't cost me a dime and I make extra money for using it.


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Thanks a lot for sharing your offline business experience. I always enjoy learning what people are doing offline.

I enjoy learning about what people do for work offline also. With all the different people online you can find pretty much any job or business out there.


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I believe that business will prosper especially now while COVID is still around and people want to avoid crowds from the buses and such and having a ride on a car even though it's will have different people using it's not at the same time. I'm proud of you for keeping blogging as much as you can even with a busy offline job! Hope it all goes well!

Thanks Eliana, so far it is working out pretty good, I make my own schedule and it's nice not having a boss or employees to worry about. The area I live in has millions of people and many of them need rides so I stay pretty busy. I'm still looking to improve more and I am thinking of maybe setting up a blog and maybe some business cards and see if I can draw a few people to working online and to the blockchain.

Thanks for a great video @maddogmike, and really interesting to hear how you are optimizing your work to lower the costs and increasing the earnings, that tablet with games that earns you an extra $100 per month is a really nice bonus on top, keep up your great work, it's awesome.



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Thanks, yeah the tablet is amazing. It's good entertainment for the passengers and not only do I make passive income of up to $100 a month it also slightly increases my tips. I guess this is as close as you can get to free money.

I loved hearing about your driving & offline duties....the Uber job always looks easier than it actually is. I have several friends who drive for the same company and love it. The flexibility of the schedule is definitely a great perk for many. The tablet sounds pretty cool - that is a nice incentive for the passengers & more money for you; a win win! :)

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Thanks Jenn. Yeah there is more to it then meets the eye, but I like it and it's much less stress then working in the kitchen. The tablet is a great addition, it's as close as you can get to free money. lol

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