If you love to drive, making money with taxi services can be for you.
You will earn from the rate of fare and from the tips.
As a taxi driver, you should have the ability to understand and communicate well with the passengers : in this way you can create a comfortable situation for the customer who will be more prepared to leave you a good tip.
In order to start this business idea, you will need as first the taxicab and as second, the license.
You better think to invest in quality vehicles, as you will spend a lot of hours sitting in your taxi and do not want to spend all your money on gasoline in an old wagon.
You will need the appropriate license before you can start your business.
Depending on your state or country, you will have different regulations in order to have the license and once you know what you need, you can look for who is responsible for regulating it.
Normally you can get your license from the Department of Transportation of your state or country.
Be prepared to know in deep your city or area, where you will work, because giving a good service to your customers will be basic if you want to receive a tip and not the insults from an angry client.
To increase the quality of your service you can think about the “little things” :
- open the door of your taxi to the customer, especially for women;
- offer free daily newspapers to your passengers;
- ask if your client would like some music;
- offer to your customers some candy.
The above are just examples, but I think the most important tip for a good service is your education and your common sense.
It seems an implied advice, but follow the rules of the road is crucial for your business, if they take away your license and you have your taxi stopped, also your earnings will end.
To find more customers you can think also in advertise your taxi services : newspaper of your city or area, placards, business cards, but also online with a website or related taxi services resources.
If you plan to expand your business, you can create a company and hire more drivers, thereby increasing your fleet.
Or you may also think in specialize in niche transportation services :
as for istance limousines, executive transportation, party buses, and other unique taxi services.
And, you do not need to take online accounting courses to know that this business can earn you some serious money.
Good luck then with your new business and fasten your seat belts!