There are tons of articles online about making money from home without the dreaded 9-5 slog into an office. A lot however, aren’t exactly what they seem.
For example, a very trendy, up and coming company – LuLaRoe Clothing – has taken midwest moms by storm. If you aren’t familiar with LuLaRoe, it leverages “affiliates” to sell clothing to their network -i.e. hustle clothing to your peers. Participants are sold the vision of wealth and financial freedom but can only start in the business after “investing” into becoming a consultant. According to a new 1 BILLION dollar lawsuit (largest ever for something like this), LuLaRoe encouraged participants to run up credit card debt and even “sell breast milk” to get started. Woa. Scary.
So what is a real way to earn real money without selling your first born to get started? Enter Driving for Lyft.
It is safe.
It can be a scary world out there but not so much with Lyft. You are in your own car and driving on your own terms. Rider profiles are complete and tied to real payment methods allowing you to interact with verified people (no internet trolls allowed). You can choose your hours and work the daylight shift vs. the 2am pub crawl. Every move you make is tracked and monitored, which for safety feels pretty good.
It pays out fast and furiously.
Not only does it pay out weekly. If you are low on gas, you can request a quick payout and from what the drivers tell us, you get it pretty much right on the spot. Not waiting 2 weeks for the angry PR lady to hand you a check is pretty nice plus let’s get real – bills don’t wait to get paid. Thanks Lyft.
You can set your own hours.
This is one of the biggest benefits according to Lyft drivers. You literally get in your car and turn the app on and you are live. Want to stop, turn it off. One driver said they take rides only while their kid is in school. Another driver who was saving to buy a house (how cool is that), will grab a few rides after work to help bring in extra money.
The mom mobile is a premium service.
Ever think the soccer minivan or SUV would be coveted? Well it is. With Lyft, bigger parties need more space. Minivans and SUVs are needed for more than two riders or riders with luggage. All pay a premium.