Everything You Need to Know About Becoming A Lyft Driver​

The world we live in today is moving faster than ever. Instead of running ourselves into the ground to provide for ourselves and our families, we need to figure out a way to work smarter. If you're thinking, "But how?" we hear you, and we have the solution.

As a Lyft driver, you're your own boss and work on your own schedule. Sounds great, right? Here's everything you need to know:

How much do drivers typically earn?

Lyft drivers in NYC earn up to $33* per hour.

How quickly do I get paid?

You can cash out at any time, without a fee, to your Lyft Direct debit card that's linked to the Lyft Driver app. You can also cash out as often as you need with Express Pay (pay just $.50 per transfer). You can easily track your earnings in your Lyft Driver app. You're the boss when it comes to your earnings. How great would it be to not have to wait for a monthly paycheck?

How do tips work?

You get to keep 100% of your tips.

What hours and locations are the busiest?

The Drive Smart feature in the Lyft app has real-time maps of hot spots and demand forecasts that display the busy locations and best times of the day. With Lyft, you'll be exactly where you need to be to make the most of your precious time when you're on the road.

Is there a minimum amount of work hours?

No, you decide on your own schedule. Work the times that make sense for you, day or night. It's completely up to you if Lyft will be your full-time gig or if you just want to pick up a few hours here or there.

How is Lyft helping protect their drivers during the pandemic?

It's mandatory for all riders and drivers to wear face coverings and not use Lyft if they have COVID-19 or any symptoms. In addition, Lyft's Health Safety Program requires everyone to pledge a health safety commitment before riding or driving with Lyft, and the front seat must always be kept empty.

They are also giving you the control to cancel without penalty if the health safety commitment isn't being followed. You can easily get the latest health safety, education, and policies in the COVID-19 Toolkit, right in the Lyft app. Lastly, Lyft provides access to PPE to their drivers, with no Lyft markup, at https://lyft-store.com/

What other kind of support does Lyft offer their drivers?

Lyft's 24/7 hotline has an experienced staff to help you through whatever driving predicament you're in. They are on call to assist with everything from emergency assistance during a ride to reporting a collision or citation.

Can I drive for Lyft even if I don't have a car?

Yes, if you don't own your own car, you can rent a car through their Express Drive program. Standard maintenance, insurance, and roadside assistance are included. You get to drive unlimited miles for Lyft with no long-term contracts. Get a car to earn on your terms and return it anytime after seven days.

How quickly can I begin?

Getting started with Lyft is easier than you think. Simply take 10 minutes to go online and apply. You'll need to submit proof of the following:*

  • Valid driver's license
  • Proof of insurance
  • 4-door vehicle

Once Lyft conducts a quick background check and you're approved, you can begin driving and earning right away.

Whether you're looking to leave a day job that's bringing you down or need a few extra hours to boost that paycheck, Lyft is the solution you've been looking for.

Get started today!

*For illustrative purposes only; results may vary. Drivers using Lyft earn by the job, not by the hour. The hourly earnings communicated above are no guarantee of future performance and not indicative of any specific driver's earnings, and calculated before taxes, insurance, depreciation, and other costs associated with being a rideshare driver. This calculation includes all online platform time for drivers, including any potential time spent engaged with other app-based services.

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