Wondering how to become a Lyft driver? Great news is Lyft recently updated its Driver Referral Program and is now giving new drivers $150 for signing up when using a promo code. Lyft has streamlined its process and made it very easy to sign up. Here is how to get started right away.
Initial Sign Up
First and most important, don’t forget to enter a promo code. This code STEVE5166 will give you $150 bonus on your first check (see below for more info). It’s as simple as typing in the promo code when you sign up.
Click the link to sign up as a driver for Lyft. Confirm that the promo code STEVE5166 is entered at the bottom of the sign up form. The initial process is simple. The form asks for your contact information, your driver license number to do a DMV check and your SSN to conduct a background check. The phone number you enter will be used to receive notices from Lyft and to receive text messages and calls from passengers (Note that your number will never be given out, calls are routed through a Lyft phone number so driver and passenger numbers are never exchanged or revealed).
Once submitted you will receive a notice from Lyft saying you can now setup a meet with your Lyft Mentor. You can wait for a mentor to contact you via text or request one from the app. Just follow the instructions you receive via text and email.
Meeting your Mentor
Be ready to meet your Lyft mentor. This means having your vehicle registration ready, drivers license and insurance paperwork. Your mentor will submit this information for you along with pictures of the documents.
During your meet with your mentor he/she will inspect your vehicle and take pictures that will be used for passengers. So make sure you and your vehicle are looking sharp.
The meetup shouldn’t take longer then an hour. It’s simple, your paperwork will be submitted, the mentor will inspect your vehicle on his phone answering a series of questions. The mentor will also simulate a pickup and drop off so you can familiarize yourself with the app. The mentor will answer any questions you have.
So ask away, the mentor is a mentor because he/she has been a Lyft driver for a while and is a pro at it. Ask him/her where the hot spots are in your area, what are the best times to drive etc. These are key questions because being a driver is being at the right spot at the right time. The mentor will be happy to help you out and give you pointers on how to make more money. Also keep up with events going on in your area like sport events, concerts or fairs. A little research will go a long way.
After your meeting with your mentor you will wait for your DMV and background check to be completed. This usually takes 2-4 days. Lyft will notify you when it is complete and give you the approval to start driving.
Once approved you will also need to enter your bank account information. Don’t let that delay you starting the process, this can be done even after your approved to drive. You will need your bank routing number and account number so Lyft can pay you at the end of each week.
How does the Lyft driver referral program bonus work? To get the referral bonus all you need is to enter a promo code. Use STEVE5166 or the link below. Once you are approved go out and drive. When you complete 20 rides the bonus will be added to your next direct deposit.
Driver must be at least 21 years of age and be licensed for the state they are working. Vehicle must be a 4 door, 2000 and newer. Vehicle registration and insurance must be from the state you are working and of course the vehicle must be in good safe working condition with no major damage. That is the basics, you can find out more info at lyft.com
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