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The Definitive Guide to Being a Lime Scooter Charger

The Definitive Guide to Being a Lime Scooter Charger

Last updated: July 26, 2019
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If you’re looking for a side hustle but don’t have a lot of free time due to your full-time job, being a Lime scooter charger may be a good fit for you. As far as gig economy side hustles go, being a Lime Juicer is one of the most flexible options if you’re motivated, responsible, and able to see how even incremental income can add up quickly.

If you’ve never heard of Lime and don’t know what being a Lime Juicer means, don’t worry. This article will walk you everything you need to know from what Lime is, how being a scooter charger works, the requirements, how much you can earn, and how to become a Lime Juicer.

By the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll be ready to start earning money while you sleep.

What Is Lime?

Lime (previously Limebike) is a popular transportation rental company based in the United States. While you can rent bicycles, scooters, and cars from Lime, their most popular offering is the electric scooter rental.

In the United States, Lime’s electric bikes and scooters cost $1 to unlock and $0.15 per minute of usage. What Uber is to ride-sharing, Lime is to scooter-sharing.

How Being a Lime Scooter Charger Works

In order to keep their electric scooter inventory charged and ready to rent, Lime has created the Lime Juicer program. Lime Juicers are independent contractors who take on the responsibility of collecting low-battery Lime scooters from scooter locations, charging the scooters overnight at their homes, and dropping off the scooters the next day.

The Definitive Guide to Being a Lime Scooter Charger

Lime Scooter Juicers basically make money (by charging scooters) while they sleep.

After 9:00 p.m., Lime scooters are ready to be picked up (which Lime calls “harvesting”) and charged. In order to find scooters that need charging near you, open the Lime app on your phone and see what’s available near you or on your way home. Often the scooters will still have some charge, enabling you to pick them up and have a free ride before charging them up.

When you load the app to check for scooters that need to be harvested, you’ll be able to see how much each scooter will earn you. While it may be tempting to go out of your way for more profitable scooters, it’s actually more effective to collect multiple scooters that are closer, enabling you to maximize your earnings relative to your effort.

Definitive Guide to Being a Lime Scooter Charger

Once you drop off the scooters the next morning to their nests, Lime will credit your account for your scooter charging work. The immediate gratification of seeing money come in can be really motivating.

Lime Juicer Requirements

Qualifying to be a Lime Juicer is much easier than meeting the requirements to work for other gig economy companies like Uber, Lyft, or Grubhub.

To be eligible to work as a Lime scooter charger, you must:
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Live in an area where Lime operates
  • Have a vehicle (ideally a truck, van, SUV, or large sedan)
  • Have a valid United States driver’s license
  • Have a helmet for when you’re driving a Lime scooter
  • Own an eligible smartphone

In addition to having less stringent eligibility requirements, working as a Lime Juicer is also something you can do independently, without having to deal with other people or having to handle money. If you’re not sure your car or your driving record will meet Uber’s strict driver requirements, being a Lime Juicer could be a good fit for you.

How to Become a Lime Juicer

If you’re interested in becoming a Lime Juicer, you can do so by downloading the iOS mobile app or Android Lime app for riders.

Or, you can apply online by filling a form out with your first name, last name, phone number, email, and zip code. If you have a promo code, you should enter it here.

If you don’t have a referral code, feel free to use ours (“JRKFOLS3”) to claim your  $90 or $240 sign up bonus.

If you use a referral code when signing up, be sure to screenshot your application and send the image to [email protected] to ensure you get the bonus. You may not get the bonus you earned if you skip this step.

Guide to Being a Lime Scooter Charger

Once you’ve submitted the form, Lime will ask you for more information including your age, your vehicle information, and your bank account details so Lime can pay you. If you apply online, you’ll need your phone handy as Lime will text you.

Once you’ve signed up, Lime will contact you to discuss what they expect from you as a Lime Juicer and how you’ll benefit from working with them. You’ll need to take a few Lime-S Scooter lessons and pass a knowledge review quiz.

Being approved as a Lime Juicer takes a few days. Once you’re approved, you will be able to order the Lime electric scooter chargers. They cost $19 each and are necessary in order to work as a Lime Juicer. After your chargers arrive, you’ll be able to start picking up scooters and earning money.

How Much Do Lime Juicers Make?

Your mindset will make a huge impact on how much you earn as a Lime Juicer. If you treat it as a game like Pokemon Go (how many scooters can you find?) then you’ll have fun and earn significantly more than you would if you treated it as a chore.

If you take advantage of the signup bonus with our referral code “JRKFOLS3”, you can earn an extra $90 by charging 30–80 scooters within 30 days, or an extra $240 by charging more than 80 scooters within 30 days. That’s on top of what you’ll earn per scooter, which adds up quickly as well.

How much you can earn per scooter you charge will depend on how long it’s been since the scooter was charged. The lower the scooter battery level, the more you’ll earn. Lime usually pays between $5 and $12 per scooter that you charge, ideally overnight, but those numbers can vary depending on location and demand. If you’re ambitious and consistent, it’s possible to earn between $50 and $100 every night without much extra effort. That can certainly add up.

The Definitive Guide to Being a Lime Scooter Charger: Income

But even if you just charge one scooter for $5 per night, that can still add up to nearly $2,000 a year for very part-time work. If you’re earning just $25 by charging Lime scooters each night, that’s nearly $10,000 extra in a year. That’s some substantial extra cash for what can be under an hour of actual effort on a daily basis collecting, charging, and returning scooters.

How to Make More Money as a Lime Juicer

Lime scooter

There are several ways to boost your income. Here are a few tips to help you earn more money:

1. Buy Multiple Chargers

When you get approved, the company sends three charger kits. Each kit contains 3 chargers. That way, you can charge three Lime scooters at any given time.

But you can order more. If you show the company that you’re ready to hustle and can charge several scooters in a night, they’ll happily send you another kit.

Or, you can also order scooter chargers on Amazon. These chargers work for both Lime and Bird scooters. The more you order, the more money you’ll be able to make!

2. Drive a Big Vehicle

Picture this:

You pull up to a house with 16 Lime scooters outside of a hotel. It appears that a large group of tourists rented scooters for the night, and left them on the sidewalk for pickup.

Now, if you have a truck or van, you can probably grab all 16 of them. If you have a small Toyota Camry, on the other hand, you’ll only be able to grab 4 or 5. You can try grabbing a few of them and coming back later, but they’ll probably be gone when you get back.

Honestly, it’s so much easier to collect scooters with a truck or van. You’ll make a lot more money if you drive a big vehicle.

3. Double Up as a Bird Charger

An easy way to increase your earnings as a Lime Juicer is to also sign up with Bird, a competing electric scooter rental company.

You can pick up Lime or Bird scooters on your way home at night and double the number of available scooters you could be juicing. This can translate to significantly more opportunity and income without much more effort.

Learn how to become a Bird charger on our blog.

Where Does Lime Operate?

Lime was founded in San Francisco, California. But these days, the company operates in countries as far-flung as Singapore, Poland, the United Kingdom, Chile, the Czech Republic, and 12 others. It also operates on several college campuses in the United States and one in Australia. Lime operates in dozens of cities in the United States, including Austin, Dallas, San Diego, Washington, D.C, and Denver.

To view the complete list of locations where Lime operates, click this link.

The Complete Guide to Being a Lime Scooter Charger

The Perfect Busy Millennial Side Hustle

Being a Lime scooter charger is an excellent side hustle for anyone living in a city or on a campus where Lime operates. For very little extra effort, you can make a few or several thousand dollars a year. The trick is to be consistent and know $5 here and $50 there really does add up over time.

If you’re looking for a way to make some more money and don’t have a lot of time to spare, being a Lime Juicer is a great option for you.

Happy Juicing!

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  1. Peter Lopez Says:

    Hey I used this and it worked! But I only got $90 so far, and if this is your code, I’m sure you did too. Now support is asking me of YOUR screenshot that you got the $90, so that we can get the rest of the $150. Get back to me!

  2. Mother3arth Says:

    The chargers are no longer sold in a pack of 4, they are individually priced at $19 /charger! Promo codes can makes these 50% off but stilll

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