Since I started my own web presence management company last year, things have been a little bit rocky. Income is definitely not a constant, there a plenty of expenses (think software, courses, etc) and it takes a bit until I build a reputation and start getting some bigger clients.
For that reason, I have been continuously looking for the best part-time income opportunities.
One of the easiest ways to earn part time income that I have found is ridesharing.
Ridesharing is a very accessible way to earn money if you fulfill a few simple requirements. All that you need is an insured car 2002 and up (varies with each platform and location, see ridesharing platforms compared here) that can pass a simple technical inspection and a clean driving and criminal record for yourself.
How does ridesharing make extra part time income?
You can read the detailed description how ridesharing works here, so I am just going to show you the ridesharing basics:
The average part time income depends on your location and hours worked but is generally somewhere between $15-$35/hour. Ridesharing platforms give active drivers various bonuses after completing a certain number of trips. So, you can increase your average part time income by making sure you get as many driving bonuses as you can.
The good news is that ridesharing has some very flexible hours and you can work on other part time income sources whenever you choose to do so. That is why ridesharing is a very good income source for new entrepreneurs, retired people, stay-at-home moms and dads, etc that can spare a few hours here and there. This is what I am currently doing, driving for both Uber and Lyft, whenever I can take a break from working on my new business.
Here are a few tips on how you can make the most of your time as a rideshare driver (more tips how to earn more money ridesharing) :
- learn what hours are busiest and pay best
- get as many bonuses as you can
- make a note of where the busy spots are in your area