Everyone thinks it’s easy to get started driving with Uber and Lyft, but the truth is, there is some thought that goes into becoming a rideshare driver – especially if you want to be successful. Whether you drive full-time or part-time, there are some basic (like signing up!) and not-so-basic (like insurance) things that new rideshare drivers should consider before they get on the road. Today, RSG contributor Melissa Berry outlines her experience signing up to drive with Uber and Lyft, how long the process takes, and what you should do while you wait to be approved to drive.
I recently started driving for Lyft, at Harry’s recommendation to drive for Lyft before Uber, and have found it very interesting, to say the least. In case you don’t know me, I’ve been editing all the blog posts, podcasts and videos around the site for the last two years! And now I’m joining the rank of rideshare drivers.
Since Harry and Christian signed up a few years ago, things have changed pretty dramatically with Lyft and Uber. So, I thought I’d share my experiences signing up for both Lyft and Uber. It’s easy to sign up and become a new Uber or Lyft driver, but at the same time it’s not as easy as I thought it would be.
For those of you thinking of signing up to become a rideshare driver, here are five things you should do before you hit the road.