Driving Lyft is easy money for me – and it can be for you too.
Before I tell you how, let me define “easy.”
Easy means the work is easy to do and complete. Please note this means you must first actually show up for work. I work 25-30 hours a week and earn about $1,000 a month.
You read that right – I make over $3,500 easily each month driving 3 nights a week. (I am on Colorado’s Front Range, driving in the Denver metro market. I don’t know what the numbers look like in a rural area. One thing is for sure – the fewer drivers out there, the more you make over that hour. Assuming there are riders hailing rides.)
The key is working Friday and Saturday nights. People will often respond to that comment with something along the lines of “Driving drunk people home all night huh?” Yes and no. Yes, I get some drunk people in my car, and more often than not, they are HILARIOUS. But just as often I drive home some working class stiff who was working all night.
The drunks help add to the surge, but the key is that most drivers won’t drive up to and past midnight. I want to bring up this one potentially “negative” point right away. To replicate my results – and I promise you, it isn’t hard – you need to work late on Fri and Sat. The third day can be any of the other five, although I don’t recommend Mondays, people are cheap non-tipping fucks on Mondays. And tips will end up accounting for 10-15% of your income.
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The main reason I say easy is that I have labored, I have worked jobs like construction and restaurant where the workers labor all day. This isn’t labor. I’ve also worked jobs where we had sales quotas to meet or people lost their jobs. That’s stressful. This isn’t.
The requirements for this job are being able to operate a car, owning a cell phone, and being able to follow GPS instructions. The other key is the human element, and this blog is designed to regularly offer tips on how to improve your “bedside manner.”
I’ve labored. I’ve worked under stressful conditions. Driving Lyft is neither. And I get paid decent money to do this!