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Smiley Sharing: Rider Round Up #1

Here at Smiley Sharing we share the lighter side of (Uber) rideshare and life in and around and beyond St. Louis through a daily journal of ride-a-long adventures of our mascot Smiley and his driver Michael. In our daily ride-a-longs, tips for riders and drivers are scattered throughout the post. Here at the Rider Round Up, we gather all the tips, tricks, and answers, as applied to an Uber passenger in St. Louis, in one post a week. May this help those of you out there who are new, or even veterans to Uber St. Louis have a great ridesharing  journey.

Smiley Sharing Rider Round Up: Tips for Success in Life

A point that was brought up was that our passenger just celebrated her one year anniversary with her employer. She received that position through a personal referral. They noticed that it seems to be a pattern in life: whether it be fair or not, the people in your network can be the difference between success and failure. The people that you’re friends with that really determine what your future looks like. If your friends are friendly with successful people, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re going to be successful yourself; if your friends are friendly with people that aren’t successful, success will be more of a challenge. If you look around you and you don’t see a lot of success, you might want to think about changing the environment you’re in or the people that in your network.

Read the full Article Here: Smiley Ridesharing: The Lighter Side of Ridesharing, St. Louis and Life

Smiley Sharing Riders: 5 Star Ratings

When Michael received his first ping for Uber, I noticed that the rating was a 4.5, but everyone is deserving of five-star service regardless of their rating. He takes every single ping.

This passenger was here on business from New York, and it was a nice long trip. We got into the discussion of ratings. Michael asked our passenger if people are very critical in New York, since the passenger’s rating was 4.5. The passenger wasn’t aware that his rating on Uber was that low!

For you riders that don’t quiet understand the Uber rating system, 4 stars is not a good rating. Where as a 4 star restaurant, or a 4 star hotel is a premium place, Uber expects all of it’s drivers to maintain a minimum rating of 4.6 or higher. This means when a driver, or rider gets a 4 star rating, Uber considers this an unacceptable ride. Therefore, unless the driver is a danger to himself, or others, and/or has cause some physical damage to your property, please consider how Uber utilizes their rating system before giving a rating less than 5 stars.

Read the full post here: Smiley Ridesharing: Uber, Mental Health, Balance and Bears?

Smiley Rider: Passenger Everyday Tips

While the bear was eating Michael today, he remembered another saying, “Sometimes you have to fake it to make it.” While Michael wasn’t feeling his best, he knew his passengers deserved his best, so he pushed through the feelings of exhaustion until they melted away.

Michael’s last passenger was a very interesting fellow; he didn’t receive five-star treatment from the taxi company that actually dropped him off a lot further than where he needed to go, but he got Uber, and he got Michael. It turned out our last passenger of the evening is a mechanic, and he understands the value of great service. Michael shared with him his contact information, because what rideshare driver doesn’t need an affordable honest customer centered mechanic? There will be more on him later for those of you looking for a great referral for a dependable mechanic in the greater St Louis area.

Read the full post here: Smiley Ridesharing: Uber, Mental Health, Balance and Bears?

Smiley Rider  Mental Health and Wellness: Self-Care

Self-care is vital to providing the best service possible. Doing your best to make a good first impression, working hard, and taking great care of your family are all important, but if you don’t make time to take care of yourself as well, you won’t have the time, energy, and attitude necessary to accomplish all you want to do each day. Sometimes you just need to take a little time for yourself!

Read the full post here: Smiley Sharing: St. Louis Uber Car Wash, Night of the Blue Iguana

Smiley Riders: Kindness and Life

We found ourselves wondering who else in our lives works behind the scenes to help keep things running smoothly and comfortably every day. We encourage you to find those people and let them know how much their hard work means to you. If you’re one of those people, I want extend thanks from Michael and me.

At the end of the trip, we saw a deer. Take the time to notice the small things in life—that’s where you’ll find the energy to do your own SmileySharing.

Read the Full Post Here: Smiley Ridesharing: St. Louis, Uber and L.U.C.K (part one)

Smiley Ridesharing: Never taken Uber or Lyft?

(You get a Trip, We Get a Trip: True Smiley Ridesharing!)

Smiley Ridesharing: Your First Uber Trip is Free

Smiley has given you a FREE Uber ride (up to $20). To claim your free gift, sign up using this link: Smiley Uber Sharing

Smiley Ridesharing: Your First $5 on Lyft is Free

To get $5 in ride credit, just download the Lyft app using Smiley’s referral. (  will get credit, too.) Here’s my our referral link: Smiley Lyft Sharing

Smiley Rider 2 Driver: Mentoring and the 5 Star Experience

Not only do you have 🙂 sharing the lighter side of ridesharing in life—we would like to give you some hints and tips at work create a 5 star Passenger rideshare experience, we are here also when you are ready to be a 5 star driver.  Ready to be more than a rider? Considering ridesharing driving? Inspired to become a Smiley Rideshare Driver?  Well then, why wait? Go over to Smiley Supporting, or click on the appropriate (Uber / Lyft / Juno) link, and as a Smiley Sharing reader,  your sign-up bonus is waiting for you (check to verify that the code is still valid). In addition, sign up though Smiley Sharing, and you will also have a connection with Michael, who has been rideshare driving for a while. He’s a firm believer that all boats rise with the tide—he’ll share with you like everything he has learned in order to help you to be successful as a rideshare driver.

Read the Full Post Here: Smiley Ridesharing: St. Louis, Uber and L.U.C.K (part one)

 Smiley Sharing Tip Prime: remember keep 🙂 sharing.

Read What Smiley Shares with Drivers: Smiley Ridesharing: Driver Round Up #1

 Take Me With You!

I hope you know that with me you’re never riding alone and that I may bring a smile to your face. 🙂

Ready to Drive?  Ready to Rideshare? Want to Support Smiley Sharing? Consider: Smiley Supporting


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