Your One Stop Guide To Become A Lyft Driver

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The 1,2,3 Sign Up Process For Lyft

Having the ability to choose when and where you want to make money is a freedom not many have. Being an Lyft driver gives you that freedom and from our experience it’s absolutely great. You will be meeting people from all different types of backgrounds, exchanging laughs, ideas, and even business cards. Driving for Lyft is extremely rewarding.

So how do you become an Lyft Driver? Becoming an Lyft driver is easy. You can be on the road making cash in less than a week’s time. The Lyft signup process is extremely straightforward.

Becoming an Lyft Driver is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1 - Apply Online to Drive for Lyft

Applying online is a quick and easy process (complete online application here). To fully complete your application in one sitting you will need these items handy.

  • Your typical personal information (Name, email, age, phone number, etc).
  • Vehicle Information (Type of vehicle, vehicle plate number).
  • Social security number for background check.
  • Photography skills to upload the following.
    • Driver’s license
    • Car registration
    • Auto insurance (Your name needs to be present on your auto insurance).

2 - Go Get a Car Inspection

Getting a Lyft car inspection is a easy process. In California, Lyft used to hold a mentor program in which you would have a one on one experience with a Lyft mentor. They would inspect your car and take you on a test ride. Lyft no longer does this in California.

Once you have filled out your online application you will have the opportunity to schedule an appointment at one of their select locations.

After you pass your inspection, the Lyft center at your inspection location should give you your Lyft emblems and other materials to get you on your way to start driving.

3 - Pass Your Background Check

This is the longest part of the process. Background checks can take as little as three days but we have heard stories of them taking multiple weeks. Typically, your background check should be completed in a week’s time.

Your background check will not pass if any of the following has occurred in the past 7 years:

  • No criminal record
  • No history of reckless driving
  • No DUI or drug related offenses
  • No fatal accidents

While you wait, start to set up your car. Visit our shop page for great items to make your rideshare driving more comfortable and profitable.

Time To Make Some Money

Congratulations! If you have completed and passed these easy three steps, you are ready to get on the road and make some money. Lyft will let you know that you are activated and ready to drive. After your activation, log on to the Lyft Driver application and you should be ran through a tutorial on how to fully use the application. 


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More Informational Blogs Coming Soon

  • Driver Requirements for Uber and Lyft
  • I put $20,000 into my Savings Driving for Uber/Lyft in Three Months
  • How Rideshare Insurance Works

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