Last month, drivers earned $127,000 in passenger referral bonuses. That's a lot of cash, not to mention many thousands more people requesting rides. How do they do it? Remember, every time someone uses your code to take their first Lyft, they get $25 credit toward the ride — and you take home a $10 bonus.
Here's a quick run-down of the most lucrative referral strategies!
Quick and easy: Invite your contacts
In-app invitations make it simple to share the good news about Lyft to everyone you know. Tap “Invite Friends” from the menu in the upper left-hand corner, and we’ll text your code to your whole crew.
You can even see if they’ve downloaded the app and remind them to take their first ride!
Backseat freestyle: Reach out to your passenger’s friends
Keep a stack of referral cards in your car, and practice the motion of passing them to the backseat. The next time your passenger brings a few buddies along, toss them a card and say, “Your first ride is on me!”
Hit the streets
Post in the Lounge to round up your fellow drivers, and head to a busy location where people need rides. Stand outside a big concert or sporting event, visit your local farmer’s market, cruise the bar scene, or stroll through a college campus – then make it rain referral cards!
What's our favorite street teaming method? ’Stache parade! Take a joyride down Main Street with a fleet of Lyfters, and you’ll always turn a lot of heads.
Here's to fattening your wallet with referral bonuses — and growing the rider community with more friendly faces.