7 MUST READ Tips to Increase Earnings for Grab Drivers!

In this article, we will explore some effective tips on how you can increase your earnings when driving with Grab. Whether you are a new driver or an experienced one, these tips and strategies can help you optimize your efficiency and increase your earnings!

1. Keep yourself updated on the driver incentives you are entitled to

Grab often offers various incentives to reward drivers based on different qualifying criterias. 

By staying informed about these incentives, you can take advantage of them and earn additional income. Understanding the incentives available to you can help you plan your strategy ahead while driving with Grab. For example, you may want to focus on completing more trips during peak hours to take advantage of the higher fares.

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Steps on how you can view and track your incentives

However, do take note of the qualifying criterias, as there may be incentive schemes that would require a minimum Acceptance Rate and a low Cancellation Rate. Thus, it is important that you accept most of the bookings that come your way as long as they fit your schedule and location!

2. Sharing your vehicle with another hirer

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If you’re renting a private-hire car, why not lessen the burden of car rental fees by splitting it with another hirer? In most cases, a relief driver will take over the vehicle during pre-determined shifts, such as an AM or PM shift. GrabRentals allows you to add up to 2 authorised relief driver to your rental vehicle, thereby allowing you to save on rental fees! 

If you have difficulty finding another main hirer to share your car with, fret not as GrabRentals is introducing a car sharing programme [Beta]* where we will help you to do the matching! For more information, visit: https://www.grab.com/sg/driver/transport/rentals/car-sharing/


3. Explore your options: The different types of Grab rides

Apart from wondering if you should drive a petrol, hybrid or electric car, you should also think about the different types of Grab rides available. For example, bigger MPVs like the Toyota Sienta Hybrid allows you to pick up 6-seater jobs. Pro tip: Pre-book and purchase a brand new Toyota Sienta Hybrid from GrabRentals, with prices starting from $96/day for a 6-year contract. 

GrabFamily Categories

You may also wish to opt in for GrabFamily, a range of transport services catered for passengers commuting with kids below 1.35m tall for a safer and more convenient experience. Maximise your earnings with GrabFamily, where you will be trained to install child restraints and earn more with every ride! For more information, visit the GrabFamily website.

4. Move to a high demand area

As the Grab driver app matches passengers with nearby drivers, moving to a high-demand area can increase your visibility in the Grab driver app. Peak periods usually occur during rush hours or on weekends when people are out and about, and those areas would have a higher concentration of potential passengers who need a ride. In addition, these areas often have a higher price surge, and you can earn more money per ride, boosting your earnings!

5. Turn on Auto Accept

Turning on the “Auto Accept” feature on your Grab driver app allows the app to automatically accept ride requests without having you to manually accept them. This increases your efficiency, especially during peak periods, as the Grab driver app can automatically accept nearby ride requests while you are completing a current ride. It minimizes downtime between rides and increases the number of rides you can complete per hour.

6. Be punctual for pick-ups

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Passengers are more likely to have a positive experience if you arrive on time for pick-up, which can lead to positive ratings. With the shortened waiting time grace period of up to 3 minutes* for passengers, you can be rest assured that passengers will likely arrive on time at the pick-up point while waiting for your ride. 

Being punctual also helps to improve the overall efficiency of your rides as you can reduce the risk of trip cancellation from passengers, completing more trips in a shorter amount of time.

*For all Grab transport services except Grab Coach

7. Turn off My Destination

The “My Destination” feature allows you to be matched with passengers who are booking in the same direction as your preferred destination. However, if you are more flexible in your next destination, you may turn off the feature so that you can receive booking requests for any location. With the increase in the number of available bookings,  you may also potentially earn more when you accept a booking for a further destination.

Book your car with us now!

Rent your car from GrabRentals now! We’re the largest private-hire car rental fleet in Singapore. Whether you are interested in petrol, hybrid or electric cars, we have a wide-ranging vehicle fleet available for you. 

For new hirer-partners, you may visit our website here to book your car online. Existing hirer-partners may recontract online here. If you would like to find out more or speak to our customer helpdesk, you can also book an appointment at our Grab Drivers Centre or chat with us on our Facebook page.

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Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

COVID-19 has dealt an unprecedented blow to the tourism industry, affecting the livelihoods of millions of workers. One of them was Komsan, an assistant chef in a luxury hotel based in the Srinakarin area.

As the number of tourists at the hotel plunged, he decided to sign up as a GrabFood delivery-partner to earn an alternative income. Soon after, the hotel ceased operations.

Komsan has viewed this change through an optimistic lens, calling it the perfect opportunity for him to embark on a fresh journey after his previous job. Aside from GrabFood deliveries, he now also picks up GrabExpress jobs. It can get tiring, having to shuttle between different locations, but Komsan finds it exciting. And mostly, he’s glad to get his income back on track.