Becoming a Lyft driver is fairly easy and fun along the way. The process isn't painstaking but it is a bit involved.
First, you need to meet a mentor and possess the right personality as well as adhere to a few criteria.
The Lyft application process is easy but not something to scoff at. Lyft is looking for drivers that have a good personality and are going to help to grow the company.
Lyft requires you to prove your vehicle, insurance, meet with a mentor and pass a background check.
Your car needs to be in good condition and free from major dings and dents and you're required to show that you are friendly, can follow a GPS, understand how to use the app as well as keep your vehicle clean and drive passengers safely.
Here are some basic things to keep in mind if you want to be a Lyft driver.
1. You must be at least 21 years old.
2. You need to own a car that was made in 2000 or later and in decent condition.
3. You must have a smart phone.
4. You need to be able to pass a background check.
5. You can't have any major traffic infractions in the last year.
There are some great advantages of joining Lyft. You help build the community and bring people together but you also get a chance to meet various people of all backgrounds.
Sure, you get compensated but the reward is really ten fold. Lyft drivers can make anywhere from $ 25 – $ 40 an hour depending on your location. Cities such as Boston, New York, Los Angeles can bring in even more.
But in the long run even though Lyft is a great way to make some extra cash it's much more than that. Lyft enables you to do a service in which you can network, meet amazing people and feel good about what you're doing. You're helping your community and building a new way of transportation.
Lyft and other companies that offer rideshare are becoming the wave of the future. Riders get to have a sense of security when they get into a car. Both drivers and riders are able to know their passengers names and the program creates a secure buffer. There are no strangers or surprises with Lyft. Lyft tells the potential rider where the driver is, what the potential fare is going to be and the rider is even able to track where the driver is as they approach their location.