It seems like yesterday that I recieved my very first Lyft Request. I was on my way home and decided to try it since I had some time. I was so nervous I couldn’t have been any good. Now over a year later rideshare is still a big deal for me. Here’s why.
What Is Great About Rideshare Driving?
If you want a job lets you to work when you want, take breaks when you want, and never get called for not coming into work. Then rideshare driving is perfect.
I can go months without driving, I get text asking me to drive, but I don’t HAVE to.
When I need money I get in my car and make some. Unlike finding a freelance client or sourcing for Amazon I can get paid the same day I work.
Why I have Been Lax In Driving Lately
I often call myself lazy, but I’m anything but. I am working between 24 and 32 hours a week in a pharmacy (which may go up soon). This site takes 5 to 10 hours a week. Amazon FBA takes 2 hours on a slow week and 30 in a busy week. Freelance work takes at least 3 hours a week right now, and I’m trying to grow that. And I am taking courses to try to make my business better taking an additional 5 to 10 hours a week. So a minimum of 52 hours a week.
Though I could probably squeeze a few rides in between things. Sometimes I just need to relax listen to a podcast without worrying about people wanting to smoke in my car, open containers, or leave me a bad review. So I haven’t been going out driving as much as I should be.
What Will Happen In The Future
With that being said, my goal of quitting my 9 to 5 and working for myself only will require me to drive a lot when I first make the plunge. Though I would like to think that I will have enough income from Amazon, Freelance, and this site odds are that I’m going to come up short.
So I plan on using rideshare driving as a backup to income to pay my everyday bills. I’ve done a test week of driving full time. It could very easily replace my day job income already IF I wanted to do it full time but I don’t LOVE driving like I love writing and working on Amazon FBA.
In the very near future I will use rideshare as a way to support growing my other businesses. When I realize that I will not have enough money to pay the rent in time I can start driving everyday till I can. It will be my protection to make sure I don’t have to add things to credit to pay bills.
Is Rideshare For You?
Though I don’t drive as much as others, you may find that you LOVE it. Many have enjoyed it and do it full time. It has a lot of flexibility and can actually lead to more opportunities for work.
Even if you find you don’t like it it still serves as a great way to get extra money for special occasions.
Image courtesy of nuttakit at FreeDigitalPhotos.net