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Looking to make some extra cash? Get your side hustle on by driving with Lyft.

Wherever you’re headed in more than 200 cities nationwide, you can count on Lyft for rides in minutes. The Lyft app facilitates peer-to-peer ride-sharing by connecting passengers to local drivers at the tap of a button.

But it’s not just for riders: Lyft employs more than 100,000 drivers across the country looking to make extra money shuttling passengers from here to there.

  • Keep 100% of your tips
  • Create your own hours
  • Get a pay boost for driving during prime hours


  • Create your own hours. You’re in control of whenever and however long you want to work.
  • Extra cash while you drive. Keep 100% of your tips and get a pay boost for driving during prime time.
  • Free additional car insurance. When you become a Lyft driver, you can get extra coverage at no additional cost to you.
  • Easy payment. Get paid weekly or instantly with Express Pay.


  • No benefits for contractors. If you work for Lyft, you’re considered a contractor — not an employee. This means no health insurance, worker’s comp or taxes withheld.
  • No wear-and-tear compensation. You’re on the hook for any dings or scratches your car takes on while driving.

How it works

As a Lyft driver, you get the perks of choosing your own work hours — as few or as many as you like — while earning extra money. Whether you want to work for an hour during your lunch break or for five hours during peak times, you’re completely in charge.

Once you’ve signed up to become a driver, you open Lyft’s user-friendly smartphone app and turn driver mode on. Then you can begin accepting ride requests, picking up passengers and earning money.

Applying to drive with Lyft

To become a Drive with Lyft driver, complete the simple online application with provide your full name and email address, city you want to drive in and your mobile phone number (either iPhone or Android).

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Apply today to get a $300 bonus after your first 100 rides. Limited time only. Terms apply.

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To ensure the safety of its passengers, Lyft also requires your Social Security number and driver’s license number for a background check. Your car may also be subject to state-specific Lyft requirements.

Basic personal and vehicle requirements include:

  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • Your car must have four external door handles and five seatbelts.
  • Your car can pass a 19-point inspection before you start driving.

Bottom line

Driving with Lyft can be a solid way to supplement your income or to earn spending money in your spare time. No matter your situation, you can typically fit Lyft into your schedule. You may even find it an opportunity to meet cool people, like other drivers report.

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Rates last updated June 20th, 2019
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  • Keep 100% of your tips
  • Create your own hours
  • Get a pay boost for driving during prime hours
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