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Uber/Uber Eats/Lyft

Uber might be the most famous gig-economy opportunity. It took them a while to catch on, but you now see them in any city across the country. The same can be said for Lyft. These two companies capitalized on the number of people who own cars and who would like some extra cash. And the cash you can make isn’t bad.

With either of these companies, you can choose exactly when you want to drive. Just got home from school? Grab a snack and hit the road. Prefer the late night crowd? People need rides at all hours of the day, and can even schedule them ahead of time. The best trips can often be trips to or from the airport, so if you live near one that’s a good thing. The signup process is pretty straightforward, but since you’re driving people, you will need a clean driving record. We chose this for our Side Hustle Master List because it’s pretty easy for many people to do.

Concept

Uber/Uber Eats/Lyft

category

Autos/Transportation

Takeaways

Many requirements: Must be 21 years old; requires in state driver's license, 4 door vehicle 10 years old, auto insurance with current registration, social security number, background check, driving record check, etc..

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return potential

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Requirements

You’ll start by getting the app and then uploading insurance and registration documents. After that, you need to get your car checked by Uber or Lyft staff. They look to see if your tires aren’t bald or that the condition is up to par. But if you want to just drive for Uber Eats, you don’t need to get your car checked out. For this service, you’ll just be delivering food. It works pretty much the same, but the pay isn’t quite as high as doing regular Uber. On the other hand, you don’t have to drive people around, and that might be important to you. Uber Eats is available across the country and also gives higher pay rates during peak times. Take a look at the links below for more information.

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