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These are the 3 best ways to increase your earnings as a Bolt driver in Ghana

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A ride-hailing app Bolt is bent on helping car owners and drivers earn extra cash whiles providing riders with the optimum comfort to carry out their day-to-day duties on the go.

We are giving our drivers three key ways they can follow to increase their earnings;

#1 Driver bonuses

To qualify to receive a driver bonus, drivers must fulfill the set requirements. These may involve completing a minimum number of rides within a given time period, maintaining a set acceptance rate or having high ratings to qualify.

You should always be on the lookout for bonuses! Do this by constantly checking the messages we send you as they give you details on when and how can you earn extra money as a Bolt driver. Also, keep an eye on the Campaigns tab in the Driver app. Follow the guide you see when tapping on the campaign.

How to check your bonus balance?

To look at your balance, log in to the driver portal. The second option for reviewing your income is to select the Earnings tab from the Home screen of your Bolt app.

#2 The best times for driving in Accra

As you gain some experience on the road, you will notice that there are busy hours and not-so-busy hours.

Top drivers increase their earnings by driving during the morning and evening peak hours, taking some hours off during low-demand hours to have a rest and enjoy the day. Think of it like this: more people needing a ride = more opportunities to earn as a driver via the Bolt app.

You too can increase your earnings by driving during busier times, such as 6AM-9AM and 4PM-7PM on weekdays and especially all day and night from Friday to Sunday!

bolt peak hours

Take advantage of these peak driving times to maximize your earnings and minimize downtimes.

Remember that off-peak hours don’t mean you need to get off the roads. Use your local city knowledge of busy areas like malls and airports as well as the live map feature on the Bolt Driver app to see where the hotspots are at every time of the day.

#3 Driving at the right place

As already said above, in every city, there are hotspots where lots of people are ordering rides.

Drivers who are in these areas are likely to earn more due to a higher amount of rides and higher surge pricing.

Recommended areas to drive in Accra include:

  • East Legon
  • Osu
  • Dzorwulu
  • Cantonments
  • Madina
  • Tema
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