Driving with Lyft has its benefits. Flexible hours. Tips! New people to meet. New areas of your city to explore. And an app that helps you maximize and monitor your earnings.
The Driver Console is part of the Lyft app — think of it as a copilot. It’s personalized to your city, providing you the info you need to make the most of your time with Lyft.
Here are four money-making benefits of the Lyft Driver Console.
Find the Places with the Most Passengers
If you’re trying to decide where to drive, Lyft’s Driver Console can give you a peek at real-time passenger demand before you even get in your car. When demand is high, you can see passenger hotspots on a map. Just head that way and ‘Go Online’ to start accepting rides.
See How Close You Are to Earnings Goals
Many Lyft drivers set goals for how much they hope to earn each day or week. The Earnings section on the Lyft Driver Console can tell you whether you’re on track and how close you are to a Power Driver Bonus — Lyft’s rewards program that helps drivers boost their earnings by up to 20 percent. You can also view driver stats — such as how many rides you’ve given and how many hours you’ve driven — and opt to get paid quicker with Express Pay if you’ve made $50 or more.
Stay in the Loop on Incentives
Lyft is always thinking of ways to reward drivers. The Newsfeed informs drivers about current promotions, events where there’ll be high passenger demand, and new app features — info that’s tailored just for you. You won’t miss an opportunity to earn more.
Refer Drivers and Passengers
When you’ve got a good thing going, you’ll want your friends to join the fun. Lyft makes it easy to do that — just head to Referrals to send a driver referral code to anyone in your address book. You can get a bonus of up to $500 per referred driver if certain requirements are met, and the Driver Console keeps you updated on their progress. You can also get a $10 bonus for referring new passengers.