As many of you know, over the past few months I have pretty much stopped driving for Lyft altogether and focused my efforts primarily on Uber. Whether I drive in OC or LA, I get more requests, I get paid more and the surge always seems to be higher with Uber. So it doesn’t make much sense to drive for Lyft right now.
I know things are different in other cities, notably the midwest/East Coast where Lyft often surges higher than Uber and requests might be skewed the other way, but this has been my experience out here in Southern California.
The reason why I never swore off Lyft completely though was because I was still making good money from their passenger referral program. In fact, I know lots of drivers like me who were actually making more from referrals than they were with driving.