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Bird Review

Compensation :  $3-$20/scooter 
Skills Needed : Driving 
Gig Type : On-site gigs


What is Bird?

By offering low-cost transportation, literally a dollar for most commutes, Bird is fast becoming a popular option for getting from point to another quickly in major cities.

The platform has notched a “$2 billion valuation in less than a year” after its launch in 2017. Scooters are no longer for children. From college students to business people looking for a faster method of getting to their destination, these electric scooters are fast becoming popular.

How does Bird work?

This kind of job has nothing to do with birds (lowercase); it has to do with Birds (upper case). There is a big difference. A bird is something with wings flying in the sky while a Bird is a wheeled electric scooter that you can rent in many cities.

You can drop them off anywhere, but someone has to pick them up and take them back to a designated pickup area. If you can drive and own a car (or have access to one and someone to drive you), that someone can be you.

What are the requirements to work for Bird?

Have a smart-phone; electricity and be available during set times to find and return Bird scooters.

How do you earn money on Bird?

Riders use smart-phones to locate and unlock scooters and pay for every minute of use. Once they arrive at their destination, riders do not have to bring them back; leave them in a safe place. (You may want to visit the company’s website for more information.)

That’s where the Bird chargers come in. They locate the scooters (also using a smart-phone) and pick them up. The chargers then charge the scooters overnight, using the equipment the company ships to them, before returning the scooters to the designated areas for drop-off the following morning.

How much money can you make on Bird?

The chargers are paid for each Bird they pick up, charge, and release. Most Birds will pay you $5, but some Birds will pay more, depending on how difficult it is to find, charge, and release.

Pros of working for Bird

  • If you already have a vehicle or access to one, this business can be easy to start. The only other necessary equipment is a smart-phone.
  • You work and earn as much as you want.
  • Wages average around $20 – $30 per hour.
  • You can earn extra money by hunting difficult to find Birds.
  • The app is straightforward and easy to use so that you can start immediately.

Cons of working for Bird

  • Some Birds are difficult to find.
  • Technical issues in the app mean you may show up to capture a Bird that isn’t there.
  • You must charge at least three Birds at a time, which means you must find three or more to get paid.
  • You have to have a vehicle to transport the Birds.
  • Birds must be released before 7 a.m., and that’s early for some!

How do I sign up to work for Bird?

Go to: https://chargers.bird.co/join and fill in the required information.

What is the website for Bird?

https://www.bird.co/

Does Bird have an app?

Available for iOS and Android, chargers have their version of the app. All users have a map that shows them where they can find a Bird to rent. The chargers have a similar map that shows them where to find birds that need to be charged.

Conclusion

We love being a Bird Charger because how you work for Bird is mostly up to you. You are working for yourself, providing your time and energy to Bird as a service.

As with creating any business, you must create a plan for how you will be successful. Many Bird Chargers do it as a sideline for extra cash, and some Chargers who love the game-like aspect of hunting lost Birds make as much as $600 a night.

Bird Rating

Average Star Rating

2.89

Total Reviews

142

Last updated : 12/2/2021

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