What: Lyft is a ride-sharing platform where you can earn money by driving people or delivering food to their respective destinations

Estimated earnings: $5 – $25/hour

Where: National

Requirements: Be at least 21 years old; Pass online DMV and background checks; smartphone; Have at least four doors, not including jump doors; Offer five to eight seats, including the driver; US driver’s license for at least one year; Provide proof of insurance; up to date car inspections; submit a photo of yourself



  • Offers supplemental insurance
  • Flexible hours


  • The commission structure is hard to find
  • No gas/mileage allowance

What Drivers Say: (From Indeed)

As long as no one complains on you, the driver, all Rosy Colors. Having said that, youbhave tonestch out for the Bad Apples that complain and even invent things about you and their trip with you. I had four different instances, with two of them affecting me, because Lyft took the passenger side.

Pros: Schedule Flexibility, amd Daily Pay

Cons: Wear on Car; Resentful People

Driving for Lyft is pretty neat. You get to drive whenever you want to, stop whenever you want to, you have the ability to receive bonuses, and you’re able to rent a car from them if you don’t want to use your own.

Pros: Flexible hours

Cons: More wear and tear on your car.

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