Need some extra cash? duh.
How about $500 of extra cash? duh.
Do you live in Portland? doh!
Ha, ha, I realize 99% of the people reading this don’t.
But if you do…
It’s your lucky day because, in a moment, I am going hook you up with the one and only Rideshare Genius (that’s me, Ez) referral code, so you can get an extra $500 bonus just for signing up with Lyft… and if you hate reading you can just scroll to the bottom of this post and grab it now.
But first it’s time for some Q&A from our readers..
Q: “So, what exactly is ridesharing?”
I’ve been talking about ride sharing for so long I (wrongly) assumed everyone knows what it is.
Let’s fix that.
A. Ridesharing is a term that’s used to describe a brand new industry that’s absolutely exploded in the past few years. It allows regular people like you and me to drive our own cars and make money doing it. It’s safe, legal and pays way better than any part time jobs out there.
Q: “When did you first get into ridesharing?”
Wow.. this question brought back some great memories.
Cue the story:
A: I first discovered ridesharing on a trip to San Francisco two years ago. My girlfriend and I had to get from our hotel to Fisherman’s Wharf to meet some friends for dinner at a restaurant called Fog Harbor. So I went to the sidewalk to look for a cab and there were absolutely none in sight. Our reservation was in 10 minutes and I didn’t know what to do! My girlfriend pulled out her phone and said “I’ll just order a lift.” I said “A lift? What’s a lift?” She said, “No, a Lyft. L-Y-F-T. It’s an app.” I still had no idea what she was talking about.
Exactly one minute later, a white Prius pulled up right next to where we were standing. We hopped in and got on our way. Our driver was a 20-something woman originally from Brazil and she seemed to know the city very well. She was really friendly and got us to the Wharf quickly.
We got out of the car and that was it. No money to exchange and no uncomfortable discussion with the driver about how much change we would need back. The payment was all calculated through the app and the driver was paid automatically. We made it in time for our dinner reservation. The tuna tartare and wild king salmon were delicious!
So we got home from our trip and within a day I started thinking to myself… I have a car, I have some free time, why don’t I look into this ridesharing stuff? There was no commitment, no upfront costs and no risk. I figured why not give it a try.
It took about 10 minutes to sign up online and my application cleared in 2 days.
The next day I fired up the app and got a ride request immediately. Just over 3 hours later I had amassed over $200 in fares (see screenshot below.)
After all of my expenses, I had cleared over $40/hour. It was such a cool feeling. I had no idea what I was doing, but the app just walked me through everything.
It was also somewhat addictive. After every ride, I wanted to do another… and another… and another. I knew that with every ride I was earning more and more money.
How many jobs have you had where you looked forward to more and more work?
Yea, me neither! And it’s been happily ever after since then 🙂
The Portland Gold Rush Plus My Secret $500 Sign Up Bonus Code
Because ridesharing is so new, not all cities embraced it right away. City and state governments wanted to do their homework on it and make sure it was safe and fully legal. Well, I have some great news. Lyft is now live in Portland with the blessing of the city, just in time for a beautiful summer in the Pacific Northwest.
Driving in Portland is an incredible opportunity because it’s a new market for Lyft.
On top of the $500 sign up bonus code I am going to give you (if you seriously can’t wait you can scroll down below) there’s great growth on the horizon and great per-mile rates, among the highest in the country!
You can even pick up passengers at the Portland Airport, something that is not allowed in lots of the other ridesharing cities.
The Problem (or How I Lost $12,928)
Now most new drivers just go through the motions without knowing the ins and outs and the tricks of the trade.
When I started with Lyft, there were no experienced drivers to consult and no experts to turn to, so I had to learn everything on my own.
Not all rides are created equal in terms of time AND money.
I did the calculations and I have estimated that I lost almost $13,000 by not applying the stuff I learned a year earlier… that sucks, even for an optimistic guy like myself.
But you don’t have to go through the trials and tribulations that I did…
You can start maximizing your earnings RIGHT NOW because I’m here to help you. I‘ll get you up to speed on using the Lyft app and teach you advanced strategies that will help you make the most money.
Why Do You Want To Help Me?
- Karma is nice.
- So is the fact that I truly believe there is enough to go around.
- When you sign up with my referral code it is win-win for both of us, because Lyft will also reward me too.
- I have this weird burning desire to help you live life on your own terms and not settle for either working at a job you hate, or not working at all and being broke.
How Do I Sign Up?
- Fill out your Lyft application. Make sure you enter promo code EZ79 to get the $500 bonus. (The code should already be filled out, check to be sure.) Without that code, you will not receive the bonus.
- Meet with a Lyft Mentor for final approval.
- Grab a cold iced tea and enjoy your summer driving for Lyft, making money on your own terms.
And remember, I’m here to answer any questions you might have and help you through any challenges you might face. Most of all, I’m here to help you absolutely rock it and make great money on your own terms. Please email me ANYTIME, I’m here to help – firstname.lastname@example.org
I encourage you to take action NOW. These bonuses and great rates won’t last forever. I’m living proof that people are rewarded for taking action. In just the first 5 months of 2015, I’ve already made over $18,000 working just a few hours a week with ridesharing apps. And it’s because I take advantage of opportunities like this.
So claim your spot now as a Rideshare Genius Insider and earn a $500 bonus after you complete 50 rides in your first 30 days with Lyft!