We’re going to be honest. We’re not big fans of driving for Uber and Lyft. But, if you want to drive adults and you can’t commit to any particular schedule, these ride share giants are where the jobs are.
Both sites allow you to flip on and off your app whenever you feel like it. They have plenty of customers, so you’re likely to get regular requests to drive adults for pay. However, they both appear to engage in near-constant revisions of their terms. And those revisions are almost always to the detriment of the freelancers who work for them.
There are some cities and states where Uber and Lyft drivers earn a good living and have tremendous freedom. However, these are often in cities and states where a combination of competition and regulation have demanded a more worker-friendly environment.
There are also strategies you can use to make these apps more profitable, such as signing on for Uber, Lyft and numerous food delivery apps. You then strategically accept only the jobs that pay the best.
You can learn more about driving for Uber here.
You can learn more about driving for Lyft here.
And, if you don’t mind delivering food or packages, combining these apps with your Uber/Lyft business is likely to pay best.