July 11, 2024
Austin, Texas, USA

Eco-Friendly Earnings: Get Paid to Charge Electric Scooters

Electric scooters

Electric scooters are a relatively new but already popular mode of urban transportation. Not only are they convenient but they are also good for the environment. Aside from ecological, there are also potential economic benefits of scooters. Namely, you can make money charging scooters.

If you care about the environment and need some extra cash, this might be the perfect method of earning for you. How does it work and is it truly legit? We have looked into and here is what we found out.

The rise of shared e-scooters

Electric scooters (e-scooters) are now a quite familiar sight in many cities across the world. However, they were a complete novelty less than a decade ago. Now, as the industry is growing up, it is likely that we will see more and more cities embracing shared e-scooters as a mode of public transportation.

There are many benefits of e-scooters. First, sharing them is convenient. You just find an available scooter in the street and use an app to unlock it. Once you get to where you need to be, you leave the scooter in a proper place and manner in the street and use the same app to end your trip.

Additionally, scooters can be fun. You get to enjoy a breeze of summer weather while riding down the street. They are fast enough to be interesting to ride but not too fast so you can still enjoy yourself without being overly tense.

However, among the most important benefits of riding shared e-scooters is that it is an environmentally friendly way of transportation. E-scooters are much better for the environment than vehicles emitting CO2.

The only downside might be that e-scooters need constant recharging. However, this drawback can be an advantage for you.

Making money charging scooters

Thus, how do you make money charging scooters? It is relatively simple. All you need to do is make sure that scooters are available in your city and the companies are looking for people who want to side-hustle as chargers. Then the process could look something like this.

  1. Sign up with the e-scooter company as a charger. You will often be able to sign up via an ad, online form, or the app of the company. The important thing to remember is that you can sign up as a charger with multiple companies. Thus, to maximize your profits you can sign up with all the scooter companies in your city.
  2. Go into charger mode and start picking up scooters. You will need a vehicle that can carry multiple scooters to make this effective. Once the night comes, just go to the place where you expect scooters to be left overnight and load them into your car.
  3. Charge the scooters at your place. Bring the scooters to your home, office, or another location available to you and charge them. Often companies will provide you with a charger that will work on the normal electric outlets used in your country.
  4. Bring the scooters back where you are supposed to. The scooter company will want you to either leave the scooters in the street after you charge them or bring them to a designated location from where they will pick them up.

That is it. You will accumulate funds in your app account for charging scooters overnight and will be able to get paid in your chosen method.

Things to keep in mind

If you are considering making money charging scooters, there are a few things to keep in mind before you start.

  • The job will have you lifting scooters which can be quite heavy. Most e-scooters weigh 27 to 35 lbs, although there are heavier exceptions. Health should always be the first thing in our minds. Thus, make sure that your physical condition allows lifting of such weights nightly.
  • The fact that it is a night and early morning job is also something you should be aware of. You will need to pick up the scooters at late hours when traffic is low. Additionally, the scooters will have to be placed back early in the morning, ready for the first commuters. Thus, make sure that your schedule and well-being allow working at such hours.
  • Additionally, keep the payout in mind. Most companies will pay you around $5 for each charged scooter. The payout can vary from company to company and based on additional conditions. Thus, you will not be making crazy sums this way. That is why scooter charging is meant as a side hustle rather than a full-time job.

Having all this in mind, if you still wish to try out making money charging scooters, go right ahead. There are reasons why it is a good method of earning.

Is it worth it?

The main benefits of making money charging scooters are as follows.

  1. It is relatively easy. You do not have to overthink or do any hard work. As long as you are able to pick up a few scooters at night, this is a breeze of a job.
  2. You do your part in saving the environment. As e-scooters are an eco-friendly way of traveling, being part of this industry allows you to help the environment as well.
  3. You can monetize your commuting. If you need to travel to work in the morning, you might leave the scooters you charged on your way. This way you are making money while doing your daily trip to work which you would need to do anyway.
  4. Extra money is always nice. Although, as mentioned, you will not be making millions, but why not add a bit to your monthly income? Charging scooters is one of the better ways to earn a bit on the side out there.

If all these advantages of making money charging scooters sound good to you, look into your options today. As long as there is a scooter company in your city, they probably need people who can help with charging to make their operation efficient. 

And if scooters are not in your city yet, just wait. Chances are, they are coming sooner or later.

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