New Driver Bonus

New Driver Sign Up Bonuses & Incentives

New Driver Bonuses

The key to maximizing your earnings in Rideshare is bonuses and incentives.  It’s important to make sure you have some type of incentive before signing up.  These incentives are available for new drivers as detailed below.

Uber is the most popular rideshare app in the world.  You already know of it, or you wouldn’t have found this website.  You turn on the app, Uber pairs you to riders nearby, you take them where they want to go and then you get paid for the trip.  Simple.  In many areas Uber has the highest demand, but also the most drivers.  This can be a double edged sword.  Having a lot of passengers using the Uber app means lots of demand, but an abundance of drivers on the road can result in an oversupply.  It varies from city to city, but Uber usually keeps you fairly busy.

Incentives for new drivers are available in most cities in which Uber operates.  Uber’s new driver incentives tend to come in the form of bonuses and guarantees.

  • Bonuses: You get a bonus that is usually in the range of $50 – $1,000 after taking a minimum number of trips in a set time period. This is a set bonus paid in addition to what you have earned from the rides.
  • Guarantees: You are guaranteed to earn a minimum amount by taking a certain number of rides in a set time period. I have seen guarantees range from $500 to $4,000 for your first month. If you do the required number of rides in the specified time period and have not earned the guaranteed amount, you will be credited with the difference.

One is not necessarily better than the other. You just have to do the math to see what you will be getting for your time.

Use our code s4251, or sign up with this link, to make sure you get the incentive that is available in your city.

If you already signed up for Uber, it is possible to have a referral code retroactively applied to your account. this must be done within 2 weeks of signing up.  Contact Uber support and tell them that you meant to use code s4251 when signing up.

Lyft may not be as big as Uber, but don’t let that fool you. Lyft has been keeping their nose to the grindstone expanding and innovating their platform.  They had tipping built into the app long before Uber and have focused on driver satisfaction with the theory that happy drivers means happy customers.  If you haven’t started with either company yet, I suggest starting with Lyft and seeing how it goes.

Currently, Lyft offers a guarantee of $1,000 in earnings if you complete 125 rides in your first 30 days.  If you earn less than that amount, they will make up the difference.

Start driving with Lyft and earn $1,000 after your first 125 rides. Terms apply.

*Only in Chicago, DC, LA and NYC
New rideshare platforms have come and gone. Sidecar, for example. VIA doesn’t plan on being one of them.  Their business model has a different approach. Focus on high demand areas,have drivers follow a fixed route and pick multiple people up along the way, and offer hourly rates to drivers. VIA isn’t giving Uber and Lyft a scare yet, but they soon could be.  As Uber and Lyft lower rates in many cities, lots of drivers are using all three platforms to try to increase their earnings. It’s too soon to tell whether those drivers are doing VIA just long enough to get their incentives, or sticking with it long term. VIA just expanded into it’s fourth city, Los Angeles, so they must be doing something right. Incentives for new drivers are available in most cities in which VIA operates.  VIAs new driver incentives tend to come in the form of bonuses and guarantees.
  • Bonuses: You get a bonus that is usually in the range of $50 – $1,000 after taking a minimum number of trips in a set time period. This is a set bonus paid in addition to what you have earned from the rides.
  • Guarantees: You are guaranteed to earn a minimum amount by taking a certain number of rides in a set time period. I have seen guarantees of up to $2,000 for your first month. If you do the required number of rides in the specified time period and have not earned the guaranteed amount, you will be credited with the difference.
One is not necessarily better than the other. You just have to do the math to see what you will be getting for your time.
Use our code BW34998, or sign up with this link, to make sure you get the incentive that is available in your city.
Postmates has the largest on-demand network in the industry. Postmates lets you use your bike, scooter or car to deliver food, groceries, and much more. One of the benefits of Postmates is brought by the Mystro and Maxymo apps (covered here).  Postmates is supported by the two switching apps, which means you can have Uber, Lyft and Postmates online at the same time and automatically take whichever comes first.  That means less downtime and more time earning.
  • Bonuses: You get a bonus that is usually in the range of $50 – $200 after doing a minimum number of deliveries in a set time period. This is a set bonus paid in addition to what you have earned from the deliveries.
  • Guarantees: You are guaranteed to earn a minimum amount by doing a certain number of rides in a set time period.  If you do the required number of deliveries in the specified time period and have not earned the guaranteed amount, you will be credited with the difference.
Use our code FL-BWOOD, or sign up with this link, to make sure you get the incentive that is available in your city.
Doordash is similar to Postmates, but primarily focused on food. Doordash will let you use an older vehicle than Uber, Lyft or Via, so this is a great choice for people who have a vehicle that does not qualify for those services.
  • Bonuses: You get a bonus that is usually in the range of $50 – $200 after doing a minimum number of deliveries in a set time period. This is a set bonus paid in addition to what you have earned from the deliveries.
  • Guarantees: You are guaranteed to earn a minimum amount by doing a certain number of rides in a set time period.  If you do the required number of deliveries in the specified time period and have not earned the guaranteed amount, you will be credited with the difference.

Doordash isn’t in as many cities as Postmates, but it’s growing steadily in the cities that it is available in. Give it a try.

Sign up with this link to make sure you get the best incentive that is available in your city.

RideshareGuru.com makes no claims to the profitability or functionality of these platforms. We may receive a referral fee for recommending some of the platforms listed on this website. Incentives vary by city, among other criteria, and are not guaranteed by RideshareGuru.com.  Read the fine print when signing up for any of these services to see exactly what offers and incentives may be available to you.  Not all drivers will qualify. Limitations apply. Most incentives are available only to new applicants.

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