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A Step-by-Step Guide on How To Become a Lyft Driver

Being your boss is one of the most liberating feelings in this world. Having no one to answer is a dream for a majority of Americans. By becoming a Lyft driver, you can be your boss while raking in the right amount of cash.

As a Lyft driver, you have the freedom of setting your hours, therefore making work less stressful. You can choose to work a few hours in the morning, and then spend the whole afternoon with your family. In this article, we will look at how to become a Lyft driver step-by-step.


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How To Be A Lyft Driver

If you think Lyft is the best rideshare company for you, here is how you can apply:

Step 1: Create Your Account

To create an account, visit Lyft site, click on create an account, and then enter your phone number.

Step 2: Fill in Your information and the Promo Code

You will then enter your name, email address, driving city and the promo code. For you to be eligible for a Lyft sign up bonus of a maximum of $1,000, you must enter a promo code during your application. You cannot add a promo code later after applying.


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Step 3: Choose Whether You Will use Your Car or Rent One

The next step is for you to choose whether you will drive your vehicle or rent/lease one through Lyft Express Drive. Interested in renting? click here.

Step 4: Provide Car Information

In case you are using your vehicle, you will need to provide your vehicle’s information. This particular step includes the make, model, year, color, the number of doors, and the number of seat belts. In case the information that you provide meets the requirements of the company, you will proceed to the next step of the application process.

Step 5: Fill in Your Details

For this step, you will enter all your personal information, including your legal name, date of birth, social security number (so that they can run a background check), and driver’s license number.

Step 6: Background Check

In this step, you will authorize a national and a local background check. Lyft provides a full disclosure so that you know how they will use the information. When you click on “Acknowledge,” they will use the information about the previous step in accessing your DMV records and carrying out an extensive background check.

Step 7: Arrange for Car Inspection

Unlike Uber, with Lyft you will have to register for a vehicle inspection (in case your market requires it) in the application process. This particular approach saves you much time since you will start working as soon as your application is approved. You do not have to go to a Lyft’s inspection location. The inspection can be carried out by any licensed mechanic. You can even have the investigation carried out via video chat with the use of Rideshare Mechanic.


Need a Vehicle Inspection? Click here.

Step 8: Upload Your Documents

The final step of the application is for you to upload your documents. Documents will usually vary from one city to another. However, you will need a copy of your driver’s license and insurance. A majority of markets also require that drivers must upload valid registrations. After you have uploaded your documents, you will only need to wait for approval. A majority of applications are approved after a period of between 5 to 10 days.


Make Sure You Have Rideshare Insurance. Click here for more information.


Step 9: Start Earning

After you have received your approval email from the company, you can hit the road and get some money. You will be provided with full details on how to accept a rideshare request, and how to successfully navigate the application.

In case you feel like being a Lyft driver, to start your application, click here to learn more.


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