A drive share company is a company that provides an app for your smartphone which enables you to get a ride when and where you like. Once you have the app, all you have to do is put in where you want picking up and where you want to be dropped off and the app will let all available drivers know of your request, one of which will accept the task. The drivers that work for the drive share companies are regular drivers that would like to make a little extra money and so there are plenty of them, working only the hours they choose. To apply to be a driver for one of these companies you only need to have a valid driver’s licence and a smartphone onto which you have downloaded the app. Obviously if you own your own car it would be better but some of the drive share companies will even allow you to work for them, with a rental car. Once you have been accepted as a driver, you will be free to choose what hours you are available to work and only make trips which you agree to, you will have no boss and no set hours. Obviously different hours of the day are busier than others but if you work some of the busier hours, you can earn as much as $35 per hour On top of that $35 per hour, if you work a certain number of hours per 30 day period, you may be entitled to a bonus which could be anywhere between $50 and $500 depending on exactly how many hours you did work.
As a passenger with a drive share, you have no worries about have the right money to pay and in fact do not even need any money as the fare is paid via your debit or credit card, through the app on your phone. As there are no cash transactions involved, the drivers get paid by the company on a weekly basis but payment includes for all the trips they have made for that week.
Even though business for these companies seems to continuously increase, some of them still entice more by offering promotions and one of these promotions is lyft first ride free. With promotions like that it is no wonder that business is picking up for these companies but why they offer the first ride free, is because they know that once you have tried them, you will continue to use them, something that has been proven to be true. The passengers seem very happy with the convenience drive sharing offers them and the drivers seem happy with the opportunity to make some extra money whilst still not having to commit to certain hours. In fact the only people that do not seem too happy are the traditional taxi drivers in the areas where drive sharing operate. Their unhappiness though can be expected as it is them that are losing their customers to these companies.