What Does It Take to Hit Lyft Power Driver Bonus?
The Lyft Power Driver Bonus was a program to incentivize Lyft drivers to drive more on Lyft. Lyft drastically rolled back the Power Driver program last year and discontinuing it in many smaller markets. Originally, the Power Driver bonus required a driver to be within a certain zone for a number of hours a week. Some drivers took advantage of this program by staying online in rural areas without having trip requests, racking up hours for the program without driving. The incentive was either a 10% bonus or a 20% bonus for the week. For the drivers who were in rural areas, it didn’t really earn them much more money since it was based on a percentage of earnings. It did give them a free 20% for the week but the bonus wasn’t that much.
Lyft then drastically changed the program to require trips instead of online hours. They also instituted “Peak Hours,” specific hours during the week and drivers must have enough trips during these hours in order to qualify for the bonus. There is also a total trip count for the week. These trips could be anywhere in the market and is slightly different from the “Average Hourly Guarantee.”
In 2016, Lyft implemented another requirement for the Power Driver bonus. They required drivers to operate a vehicle 2011 or newer in order to qualify for the Power Driver bonus. Some drivers went out to buy a newer car to qualify for the bonus. For full time drivers logging many hours, it was quite worth it in order to earn 20% more a week. 20% could be worth up to $400 a week extra.
We have heard from many of our users that working with Lyft was a game changer. If you are currently not making as much money as you would like and have a few extra hours a week driving with Lyft could be just what your looking for and if you are interested in making it a career that is totally an option as well.
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