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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: and fill in the required information.

What is the website for Bird?

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.


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.

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Last updated : 2/3/2023

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