If you're at the right place and time, you will get fares one after the other. However, sometimes you'll sit 20 or 30 minutes with nobody, even when it looks like a target-rich area. What do you do?
First, squash the wiggles. You certainly feel like a four-year-old stuck too long at a stuffy restaurant. Make phone calls or check your social media profiles. Get out of the vehicle and move around. And, of couse, Murphy's Law demands that as soon as you get in line at the grocery store or go to the bathroom, you will get a ping.
You'll have twice as many hooks in the water if you drive for both Uber and Lyft. Once you have the hang of one service, apply for the other. They don't want to share, but you can. Follow the instructions of the RideShareGuy to double your action.
Bring something to do. Read a book. Play a game on your phone or better yet, bring a notebook and jot down your experiences. Document the characters, dialogue and oddities you get to see. Has anyone written the ride-share comedy yet? Why not you?
I once saw a guy in a tuxedo at 1:45 a.m. leap straight into the air and jack-knife into a garbage can. The lid closed over his feet and he was gone. The athleticism amazed me, especially at last call.
Check the weekend update Uber or Lyft emailed you. See what's going on in town. Maybe something's about to let out.
Too much sitting will tempt you to drive around looking.