About & Why

My name is Anita Johnson and being a rideshare driver was NOT my idea or long-term plan when I started driving Uber in 2016.

When I discovered a fledgling rideshare service in the spring of 2017, I created this site to help recruit drivers to that platform.  After eight (8) months, the app stopped working and that was that.  Then I learned about another start-up during the Uber “protest/strike” in May 2019, and felt obligated to bring awareness about that platform to drivers. Unfortunately, that company didn’t make it either, particularly after the founder passed away.  So this site has been dormant and outdated for almost 4 years.

In July, 2022, I learned about another new rideshare service, created by women to cater to women.  I completed my first trip in September, 2022, and decided to overhaul this site to share the GOOD NEWS with other riders and drivers who may want to know.

Disclosure:  I must make clear that I AM a seasoned rideshare driver in Atlanta, and the statements expressed on this site are my own, and not official statements of any company I may drive for because I am an independent contractor. None of what is written should be construed as any company’s policy or perspective.  Everything written ought to be considered my due diligence and promotion of another rideshare service.

I AM also an online marketer, so creating a website regarding everything I personally know, or have experienced as a rideshare driver, just made sense to me. No one asked me to create this, MY referral site, nor am I being compensated for the original written content on this site. Please keep this in mind as you peruse the site.

The Backstory

My grown son was a regular Atlanta Uber rider and had been insisting for months that I sign up to drive; I finally did in June, 2016.

Life as I knew it in Florida had been imploding for well over 6 months due to loss of significant online client income.  And money was like magic because I never knew when it was going to show up or how.  Still I continued to resist the idea of returning to Atlanta because I wanted nothing to do with Atlanta’s traffic!  Even so, I contacted Uber to request that my city be switched from Daytona Beach to Atlanta.

On July 11, 2016 I found myself back in the ATL. Within 5 days I was blessed with a J-O-B that I thought would provide steady and consistent income. After commuting 2-3 hours to, and from, work for 30 days (meaning being offline 12-14 hours and doing online client work before or after the J-O-B) , I destroyed a 38 year relationship by giving the J-O-B back and opting to drive for Uber instead!

I have driven countless miles throughout most of the Metro Atlanta area since August, 2016, and have had the pleasure of providing a much needed service to people with 11,668 Uber trips, and 2,547 Lyft trips since 2021.   My ultimate goal has always been to drive smarter and less, so I can spend more time earning income online, like I had been doing since 2007.   Before mid-2014, my income was earned online providing Technical Virtual Assistance and Help Desk Support to several prominent Internet Marketing professionals.

My referral site has been redesigned to help promote a new rideshare service that is currently operating in the Metro Atlanta and Athens, GA areas, with plans to expand nationwide.

No one asked me to create this site, and it’s quite possible, some may not approve. However, this is MY experience, and I have shared it in an effort to help spread the GOOD NEWS for rideshare drivers and riders.

A lot of the relevant information I have learned about the rideshare industry over the past 6 1/2 years was originally documented and shared on Facebook.  Unfortunately, that information has disappeared due to Facebook’s arbitrary decision to disable my 15 year old account days before my 65th birthday in September.  Just wiped my existence off its platform for reasons I still don’t understand and could not get resolved.  So I’m starting over there too. Connect with me THERE

By the way, Have We Met?

Thanks SO much for taking time to visit.

PLEASE freely share this information with your rideshare friends and family!

It’s that simple and would be so appreciated. 

You have NO idea who YOU know that needs this information.

Remember:  YOU Do NOT Need To Be a Rider or Driver to help support the movement for a BETTER rideshare experience. Just share this site with others!

P.S.  I’m fairly certain you will find value in the content presented here because it doesn’t exist anywhere else.  It is my personal experience as a rideshare driver in Atlanta since August 2016.  This site was created during Easter 2017 and has found new life since finding HERide.

So, feel free to TIP your rideshare and HERide driver, Anita Johnson.  Every moment not “driving for dollars” results in a lot of time to do any and everything, but no money is made immediately.  Rideshare drivers are out here for the money.  Why else would we drive people from Point A to Point B in the ATL?  🙂

Appreciate Your Support as We ALL Do Better in Rideshare! 

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Anita Johnson

An unlikely "full-time" rideshare driver who has safely completed 11,670 Uber trips in Metro Atlanta since August 2016, and 2,828 Lyft trips since 2021. My interest in rideshare driver earnings began due to Uber's 2017 decision to change driver payout from 80%, then 75%, to mileage and minutes rates when riders were given Upfront Pricing. In 2022, Uber came up with Upfront Fares for drivers, which is significantly less than what drivers were earning in 2016. Driving for HERide since September 2022 has been exciting, and a refreshing breath of fresh air that Atlanta needs to know about!