A career with Lyft?
We all know that Lyft can be a good part time or full time job, but can you have a career with Lyft? Is that even possible? How much do you want to work?
A successful career is what you make of it.
Just like with everything in life, what you put in, is what you will get out. OK kids, let’s loosely quote Newton’s Third Law of Motion: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Phew! That was a little more scientific than I thought I would get, however, it applies. The great thing about having a career with Lyft, is that you have and maintain control. There are obvious pros and cons to this, however, in my opinion, the pros outweigh the cons.
How can you have a career with Lyft?
I have mentioned it many times, but being your own boss holds a ton of weight. As an independent contractor, you are basically self-employed. Is it possible to make a career with Lyft? Yes! You just have to work for it. You need to make sure you structure yourself to work enough hours per week, to survive, and then budget yourself. If you work more than what you absolutely need to survive on, save all that extra money. Put it away! As your own boss, you won’t have retirement. You will need to take care of your retirement savings all on your own. The same goes for insurance. You will have to pay out of pocket for whatever plan you can afford. (Most people already have to do this, anyways.)
You have to drive, drive, drive. The more drive, the better off you are with Lyft as a career. When you know all the ins and outs, you know and have figured out the best times to drive, and where. Maybe early mornings because you live close to an airport, maybe at night because you live close to nightlife. Maybe it is anytime. So not only will you make more money from driving, but you will maximize your time, instead of wasting it. Also, the more you drive, you get actual driver bonuses from Lyft. Maybe that could be your savings??
Is a Lyft career for everyone?
NO! You can make absolute great money, including tips, in highly populated cities. This nothing to sniff at. However, if you live in a small town, and do not have access to a larger, more populated city, you may not be pulling in the income in order to consider driving for Lyft as a career. I will say though, in the suburbs, usually, it is cheaper to live. In the cities, obviously, it is expensive! So if you are making enough money in order to live wherever it is that you live, you have to be the smart decision maker you are, to determine what is best for you.
Remember too, I keep saying, if you aren’t a people person, maybe this isn’t for you. If you are a grumpy person at your core, your passengers will feel that And no, you won’t make tips. If you are grumpy, fake some happiness, please! Turn that frown up-side-down!
Consider Lyft as a career just like any other job. If you work 40+ hours per week and feel like can make something out of it, then do it! If you already have a career, maybe Lyft can be your alternative to make some extra money and savings for your future. You are the boss of your future. It is in your hands!
Lyft should be fun and something you look forward to doing. It should not feel like any other job, because it isn’t any other job. So since it is not like any other job, you have to make some adjustments to make it work for you. Good luck and have some fun!
I am a singer, songwriter, model and actress. I drive part time for the flexibility of making income on my own hours, or when I am in between gigs and/or jobs.