Even though I’ve only been driving for Lyft for a couple months now, a few weeks ago they sent me an e-mail asking me if I wanted to become a Lyft mentor. Obviously it’s a step up from just being a regular driver so I was pretty happy. But I also wondered how I’d gotten chosen, I had only done 29 rides at that point and had only been a driver for a month and a half. Either way, I quickly signed up and started hoping for my first mentee ride.
How to Become a Mentor
Based off the e-mail Lyft sent me and information I’ve gathered talking to other mentors, it seems that there are a few things Lyft looks for when it comes to choosing mentors: high ratings, experience and reliability. Now I didn’t quite hit the experience part but I did have a perfect 5 star rating and I think my reliability was pretty high up there. Lyft uses a simple formula that takes into account things like this and whenever you meet their standards, they send out an e-mail inviting you to become a mentor.
Simple enough right? Unfortunately though, not everyone who has high ratings and lots of experience will be chosen. It also depends on the demand for Lyft Mentors. If there aren’t many new drivers signing up in your area, then Lyft probably won’t be sending out many mentor applications. I’ve seen lots of cases of drivers with high ratings and lots of experience not being chosen. But eventually, as the driver pool increases and the demand for more mentors also increases, these people will get picked. Kind of like getting picked for The Island but you don’t have to die 🙂 [Read more…]