For years, the Taxi Cab business has had a monopoly it seems on the transportation business. If you needed to get somewhere quick and didn’t have time to rent a car or you didn’t have time to wait for a bus, the taxi was the next best thing.
Enter Lyft, Uber and Sidecar.
If you haven’t heard about these three platforms and how disruptive they’ve made the transportation industry, please keep reading.
Lyft is a peer-to-peer ridesharing app that enables people to use their cars like taxi cabs. Simply go to the App store, download the app, input your credit card information and request a ride from wherever you are.
Within minutes a Lyft driver will be there to pick you up and drop you off at your destination. But the cool thing is that you can not only use this service when you need it, but you can also become a driver for Lyft and earn up to $800 or more per week. I tested it out by becoming a driver and it is absolutely true. Depending on how much you want to drive, you can make as much money as you want.
If you want to give Lyft a try as a passenger, you can use my code: MEIKO5 for up to a $25 credit for all new passengers.
If you want to become a driver, you can use my code: http://lft.to/1lUnUrb
Uber is another ridesharing platform much like Lyft. You simply do the same thing, download the app, enter your credit card information and request a ride. The beautiful part about these platforms is that you never have to worry about carrying cash with you because money never exchanges hands. All payments are made through the app. Even if you want to give a tip, you do that through the app as well.
What’s really awesome is that as soon as you are dropped off at your location, you are able to rate the driver on how he or she drove. And then you are immediately given the cost of the ride.
If you want to give Uber a try as a passenger, and I suggest you do, you can use my code for $30 off your first ride: www.uber.com/invite/v1r0z
If you want to make some extra cash and sign up as a driver, go to Uber.com
Sidecar is the third ride-sharing platform that works much the same as the previous two mentioned.
If you want to give Sidecar a try as a passenger, and I suggest you do, you can use my code: MEIKO1
If you want to make some extra cash and sign up as a driver, go to sidecar.cr. to sign up.
So if you need some money as soon as next week, why not sign up for all three platforms and hit the road. And if you know someone who could benefit from this information, pass it along.
Until next time.