The ride-sharing app and startup that Inc. told us to watch in 2015 is continuing to grow and revolutionize the world of transportation as we know it. The company, Lyft, is not only changing up the way people get around, but also the way people earn an income. If you’ve ever wanted to make money on your own terms, listen up. Related: #1 Sign Being A 'Fool' Will Get You Hired The concept for passengers itself is relatively simple: You request a ride from a friendly, background-checked Lyft driver, the Lyft driver scoops you at your predetermined location while you track their ETA in the app, and you pay your community driver through the app on your phone when your ride comes to an end. Now, for those who want to “Lyft” their paychecks, the concept for drivers is even simpler: Calculate how much you can earn in your location (Fun Fact: It’s up to $35 an hour) and apply online, keep what you’re paid - they’re all tips and they’re all yours, and build your community of passengers and fellow drivers as you go. In case this sounds too good to be true, or if driving isn’t really your thing, I took a sneak peek into Lyft’s culture and learned what its jobs really have to offer. Although it’s known for its driving positions, Lyft has a number of open positions in departments ranging from engineering to marketing and operations. Better yet, these corporate positions are recognized for their flexibility as frequently as Lyft’s driving jobs. So, how do you know when Lyft is a fit for you?
April 09, 2015