"I take home an average $7500. But sometimes I make as much as $8500.
Now that guy who says he made $7k only drove about 8 hours a day. So he lied. He was sharing a cab. You can’t possibly earn that much when you share. When you share you will make about $2500-$3000.
But if you drive one man show then can… but you must sit here and drive at least 16 hours. Not say 16 hours but that includes eat lunch, take your break, spend time with your friends, talk 2 hours, whatever. You want to earn 7k you have to be serious. You take breaks like that I tell you very straightforward it’s not possible.
I also have one friend who also did this but he never took care of himself and he died.
He used to have a job in a coffee house. It was a good job. Pay not bad plus CPF and annual leave. He should have kept it. But he saw how much money I made driving cab. So he got his license, quit his job and started driving full time. He was earning $12k a month. Really. But how he drove was terrible. He was driving 22 hours a day. He only slept 2 hours a night. He started at 4am and would finish at 1-2am. He would eat in the taxi, sleep in the taxi. He drove like this for 6-8 months and had a heart attack and died… in the taxi. He was 42.
So I tell you it is possible. But you have to be serious. And you must also take care of yourself.”