5 mins with Yossi
Yossi has a professional background in freight, customs, transport and logistics. He has also been a chauffeur and ride-share driver when Uber came into the Australian market. Originally from Sydney, then more than a decade in Melbourne, Yossi recently moved to Switzerland with his family. Yossi is one of the original co-founders of Ride On, along with old friend and business mentor Joe Corrigan.
What is your experience with the ride share industry?
When there was a down turn in the logistics field, a close friend of mine said whilst looking for a new job why don’t you look at doing Uber driving. I didn’t have the faintest idea what Uber was about and never even heard of it. So, I watched some you tube videos that my friend sent me and it came to my head that I could do this as my parents had owned and driven taxis for over 15 years. So, I started to drive for Uber and saw it really suited my personality. I enjoyed talking with people and made the job a lot more enjoyable. From this I started to build quite a good private clientele by asking passengers I took to the airport. From this I was getting many referrals it became my full-time income. However due to the fact I hit a difficult period health wise I had to slow down driving and start giving work to other drivers. I could see from that moment on the potential this industry had. However drivers were not being looked after and that really made me think If we could give the drivers a better platform to make a better living from this industry. I could see the massive potential in the industry so decided to explore it further with Joe who brought a fresh entrepreneurial perspective and vision.
Where are you based?
I drove with Uber in Melbourne for a number of year. I am now based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
What excites you about the Ride On business?
I am have always been passionate in helping people live life on their terms and believe Ride On is a vehicle that can definitely help people financially, professional and personally.
What’s your advice to drivers considering Ride On?
There is no limit or ceiling what you can do with it. You have the opportunity to work your own hours, build active and residual income; and the ability to leave a legacy for your family from driving