A day in the life of a Splend driver – Introducing flexibility champion Olivier

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In the second edition of our new blog series we have the pleasure to take you on a shotgun ride with Olivier, a PCO driver that really knows how to adapt and overcome.

Olivier juggles multiple on-demand delivery and rideshare platforms in London to earn an income. He joined the Splend community in February and chose to drive a Kia Niro on our Rent to buy plan, which allows him to channel part of his earnings towards owning his car.

Shortly after joining Splend, the Government announced the national COVID-19 lockdown, and the rideshare industry slowed considerably. At this time, Olivier got an email from us with some handy tips on how to diversify his driving activity and maximise his income. We presented him with some on-demand delivery platforms to sign up to in addition to the rideshare apps he was already driving for.

Olivier took this advice to heart and joined several delivery platforms, including Amazon Flex, Just Eats, and Deliveroo.

Armed with the new delivery and rideshare apps on his smartphone, Olivier managed to not only keep the money coming in during the lockdown, but also to maximise his earnings once the restrictions were lifted.

Olivier found that Amazon Flex was the most lucrative of these platforms. When working around the peak rideshare demand, he delivers about 10 parcels per hour and earns between £40 – £70 in 3-5 hours. His Niro proved to be a good fit for this kind of job too, as it has enough boot space to keep him busy for a good couple of hours in one go.

When asked about his experience at Splend so far, Olivier really appreciated the financial support during the COVID-19 lockdown as well as the fact that he could always rely on the customer service team.

About Splend

We enable people to make money by driving. Our vision is a future where every on-demand driver can be successful.

We are Rent to buy specialists. Don’t take our word for it—drivers rate us excellent on Trustpilot. We can set you up with a brand-new or new-model car on a Rent to buy plan, plus we provide the training and support you need to become an Uber driver that’s more profitable, safer, and fulfilled.

Make an appointment and drop by our Member Support Centre at 393 Edgware Road Cricklewood, Londonemail us, or say hello on 0333 016 4331

AUTHOR

Balazs Szekely

Maker by nature, writer by profession, and a petrolhead at heart, Balazs is our very own content creator who brings Splend’s voice to life. He’s been a wordsmith his entire career, having seen it all from the print media to radio through online publishing and marketing copywriting. He’s fascinated by things he has yet to fully understand such as photography, ice hockey, and the bizarre art of aquascaping. In his free time you may find him mixing up cocktails for his friends or away from home on a city break. Drop him a line at balazs.szekely@splend.com

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