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Lime is an electric scooter rental company that has been experiencing tremendous growth in the developing electric scooter rental market. The company works with large cities and college campuses to provide low-cost transportation in urban areas. They have expanded into electric bike share and is trying to expand into “transit pod“, still scooters are their core business.

As a Lime “Juicer” your job is to put some juice in Lime Scooters (lol, pun intended). In other words, you will be charging Lime’s electric scooter. Depending on the battery level and some other factors you will receive differing amounts of compensation. But from what I’ve heard its pretty good.

Continue reading below for my full Lime review including detailed information on pay, hours and pros & cons. If you are in a rush Click here to skip to the bottom and check out my review summary.

Review Index

    1. Lime Sign-Up Bonus
    2. Requirements
    3. Detailed Job Information
    4. Earnings/Income Breakdown
      -Company Claims
      -Glassdoor Claims
      -WerkQuik Review Pay
    5. Detailed Pay Information
    6. Getting Paid With Lime (The Process)
    7. Additional Opportunities With Lime
      – Income Opportunities With Lime
      – Savings Opportunities With Lime
    8. Expenses
      – Recommended Items For Lime (Top 5)
      – On The Job Expenses
    9. Hours
    10. Pros & Cons
    11. On The Job Experience
    12. Review Summary
    13. Rating
    14. Related WerkQuik Gigs

1. Lime Sign Up Bonus

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Lime Customer Promo Code

If you have never tried riding a Lime Scooter it is a super blast. You will love it.

Here is a customer Promo Code you $3 free for your first scooter ride. That is like a give or take 3-5 minute scooter ride.

Get $3 in Free Ride Credit With Lime

2. Lime Requirements

      1. Be 18 or Over
      2. Be Eligible to Work in The United States
      3. Have Had a Valid Driver’s License For at Least 2 Years
      4. Have a Safe Driving Record
        – The independent juicer agreement does not specify what is safe. But lets assume if you ran someone over you don’t qualify.
      5. Have consistent access to a vehicle
        – Lime does not state that you need to own a vehicle, however, you do need one to transport the Limes when harvesting them.
      6. A recent smartphone (iPhone 5 / Android 4.4 or newer)
        – Gotta use the app
      7. Be able to lift between 30-40 lbs with or without an accommodation Selection.
        – You gotta be able to lift the scooters

        Not Requirements But Will Help

        These are not requirements set by Lime but here are some skills or things to have that will be helpful on the job.

        1. Your Own Car
          -Will definitely be a preferable solution then to borrowing someone’s car for gathering scooters.
        2. The Recommended Items In Expenses
          -These items are not recommended but I find they help, a full list is available here.

3. Detailed Job Information

The core job duty of being a Lime “Juicer” is juicing or charging, Lime scooters and e-bikes. Collecting these vehicles is called Harvesting. How you harvest the bikes and scooters is first downloading the app then scanning the barcodes. This allows you to move the vehicles without the theft alarm going off.

Harvesting

Like described above this is essentially part one of the Lime juicing cycle. As you see the harvest app is very similar to the ride app. The main difference is there are now prices on scooters depending on their level of charge.

Lime juice - Map - WerkQuik.com

Image credit: Lime

Harvesting does have some time restraints. Unless a scooter/e-bike is on low battery (15%) then you should not be charging it until after 9 pm. This allows customers to use Lime’s products when they are most needed and in high demand, during the day.

Once it is late enough for you to harvest scooters its pretty simple. On the Lime Juicer app where it shows you the price if you click on it you’ll be navigated to the scooters/e-bikes then you unlock it and put it in your vehicle to “juice”. After your first scooter is in you can go home and charge it or gather as many as your car can fit and charge them then. Not a rocket scientist and I have yet to try this out yet but the second option is probably the best.

Broken Scooters: For these, you can easily report them in the app and you are given a pretty easy diagram to show what is broke.

Missing Scooters: Once again this is also super easy. If you can’t find a scooter then you can press a button to sound its bell. This allows you to hear where it is and locate it. If you still can’t find the scooter all you have to do is report it missing in the app.

Juicing

To keep the puns running Lime calls the charging of their scooters and e-bikes “juicing” like how you juice a lime. When you sign up for Lime you will be sent power supplies to charge the scooters for free. To charge the scooters may cost up to $0.50 in electricity depending on its level of charge. That difference is your profit.

When you plug the scooter or e-bike in the LED color will go from green to red which means its charging. When juicing a Lime make sure you get the battery to 95% before unplugging it to get the maximum pay out. The percentage that Lime goes off is the in-app percentage not the one on the scooter. So be careful of that.

Planting?

The final step to get paid out is to place the Lime scooters and e-bikes back into the community. The way you should be doing this is BLT according to Lime and they don’t mean the sandwich.

Battery: When planting a Lime you must ensure the battery is at 95%. Make sure this is what is said in the app because that is what Lime’s techy people are seeing. If there is a disconnect between the scooter and battery it may be broke.

Location: Make sure you put the Lime Scooter or Lime E-Bike back in an appropriate location. These would be LimeHubs (places you can serve/plant Limes). LimeHubs will be shown on your map.

Timing: The app specifies a set time you need to have your Lime scooters out by. If you do not you are breaking BLT and your juicer status can be revoked. So careful with that.

4. Earnings/Income Breakdown

Earnings Potential (Hourly)

Company claims: N/A
Glassdoor Average: N/A
WerkQuik Review Earnings: 10-hour average

WerkQuik Earnings Chart. Display Earnings form 10 hours of work.

Company Claims

Lime doesn’t really give an amount or have a claim about pay. This is likely so they can’t get in trouble for people not making that.

Glassdoor Average (source)

Sorry guys and gals, this is literally the first time I’ve seen this. There are absolutely no salaries for Lime on Glassdoor or even Indeed. So this section, for now, is empty.

If you have been a Lime Juicer please enter in your wage information here [Glassdoor]

WerkQuik 10 Hour Earnings

This section is still in progress. Since I have no pay information for you what so ever I will try to do this one fast.

5. Detailed Pay Information

As a Lime Juicer, you are a third party contractor. With this said pay can vary greatly from juicer to juicer. Pay is sometimes based on skill and knowledge and sometimes based on luck and just being in the right place at the right time.

With Lime you are going to get your pay in really only one way.

Harvesting (Base rate)

Harvesting like mentioned above is the actual act of gathering scooters or e-bikes then charing them.

Pay for harvesting is based on the level of charge on a vehicle. The most pay is given for if a scooter is at a very low charge and the least for when it has a fairly high charge. Scooters can only be charged after 9 pm unless it has a low battery (under 15%) those can be charged at any point in the day. I expect these low battery scooters to be rare commodities since as they grow closer to being a low battery vehicle they become a bigger prize and hotter commodity. However Lime does say these scooters will appear on your juicer map throughout the day so keep checking it.

Around the interwebz I am seeing that the average payout for charging a scooter/e-bike is $5. Below is an image on Lime’s website regarding earnings and how to check them. Notice there are 3 Lime scooters that were paid $12 per charge. However, let’s also remember this is Lime’s internal marketing to employees. Those are probably max payouts. The last payout is probably closer to reality.

$37.00 / 6 = around $6.16 per scooter.

I would also assume juicing rates change from market to market.

6. Getting Paid With Lime (The Process)

Pay is initiated every day after charging which is probably cool for a lot of people. It takes about two business days (Monday – Friday) to reach your account.

It would be cooler to have a weekly option as someone like myself watching my Mint account I would hate to see a bunch of small $30-$60 deposits every few days. I would much prefer just one large deposit. But I’m probably in the minority with that though process.

7. Additional Opportunities With Lime

7.1 Additional Income Opportunites With Lime

Opportunities to earn extra passive income with scooter delivery are rather limited however below are a few we have found.

Wrapify – www.Wrapify.com

Car Wrap Advertising

Wrapify is a company that will pay you for a partial or full car wrap. Pay is $84 – $452 per month depending on the amount of your car you would like to wrap, your location and the demand for car wrap advertising.

Carvertise – www.Carvertise.com

Car Wrap Advertising

Carvertise is a company that will pay you for a partial or full car wrap. Carvertise described their payment model as the following “Our standard payment rate is $100/month. Sometimes there are more specialized campaigns that can pay up to $200 / month but this is not common. We also offer drivers the ability to make additional passive income through parking their cars in certain places at certain times. Our going pay rate for this is typically $30/hour.”

7.2 Additional Savings Opportunites With Lime

The more money you save is the more money you can consider profit, meaning the more money you make. Here are a few ways to save some cash while doing Lime.

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When driving for a business purpose you can deduct your mileage for a pretty good amount, a little over $0.50 per mile. But keeping track of that mileage can be very hard. But there is a solution.

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8. Expenses

One of the biggest disadvantages of honestly any gig economy job including Lime is the personal expense. However, you gotta spend money to make money.

Vehicle Wear & Tear

Vehicle Wear & Tear is the cost of using your car. That includes maintenance, tire replacements and such. This number includes fuel. AAA puts this number at 60.8 cents for an average size sedan and 46.4 cents for a small sedan (like my Mazda 3). This obviously means the more mileage you put on your car the more it will cost you. The nice this about mileage is you can write it off! In 2018 according to MileIQ, you can write off 54.5 cents per mile. This can be big tax savings.

It is all really based on the value of your car, make, model and a variety of factors. Even where you live can play a part in it. For example, if you live in Toledo, Ohio (The pothole capital of Ohio) like myself then your wear & tear will likely be higher then that of a city that elects semi-competent leaders that can fill holes in the road.

Wear and tear can be reduced by being especially careful when placing scooters in your car. If you just chuck scooters in your car you will end up doing damage to your vehicle and the scooters.

Gas

Gas is one of the biggest out front expenses with most any job in the gig economy. Repair & Maintenance is bad but at the same time the cost can be reduced by taking better care of your care or it can be put off. Gas is a cost you cannot get around. According to the same AAA article above gas can cost 3.68 cents per mile (electric cars) to 13.8 cents per mile (Pick-up trucks) depending on your vehicle.

NOTE: Tracking Mileage

Tracking mileage can be very difficult. Your job as a Lime Juicer is to pick up and charge scooters. Not to track where you’ve been. I highly suggest using MileIQ, if you use my affiliate link below you get 20% off an annual membership and help fund WerkQuik.com. This is a savings of $10.00 and this program will help you save even more than that in the long run!

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Electricity

You will be the one paying for the charge on the scooters. I have seen online that Lime Scooters take about $0.50 of electricity to fill when they are completly dead. So I’d say plan of something like 5% of your income from scooters to go back into paying for the electricity to charge them.

Misc.

This is additional expenses you may spend like on snacks, coffee or such.

7-1. Recommended Items (Top 5)

These items are not necessary for you to get but ones I highly recommend. These should be useful for you to do your job and to make more money while working for Lime. Below is a quick list (only my top 5 recommendations), I highly recommend looking over our complete Lime Recommended Item List for the complete list.

Flashlights For Find Scooters

Because you will be picking up scooters at 9 pm or later it’s important you have a way to find them in the darkness. You can use your phone but that drains battery and forces you to multi-task with your phone while looking at the Lime App.

Easy Communication With A Great Bluetooth Headset

I personally think these headsets are great and the ease of communication is super easy. It makes calling people on the road and super legal as well in authoritarian states that outlaw talking the phone while driving.

This is cool because you could talk to a friend or loved one with picking up scooters and not have to put them on speaker phone or fumble around not using your app.


Car Charger & Charger Cables

One thing you want to make sure about is your phone doesn’t die while doing Lime. If it does you can’t pick up any more Scooters and you’ll have to possibly go home with a light load of scooters.  Having a car charger and cords will help you make sure your phone doesn’t die.

In addition car chargers are super important for other gig economy jobs as well so its a good investment. Below is the charger and three types of cords, USB, USB type C & iPhone cords.



USB C cable – this is for newer andriod phone and ironically newer Apple labtops too.


iPhone cable – this is for newer Apple iPhones


USB cable – this is for older android phones and many common older Bluetooth headphones.

Keep Your Car Clean

Constantly cleaning your car after Juicing can be a pain. An easy solution is to put down a tarp, this is a very affordable option to preventing your interior from getting dirty in the first place.

Easy To Use Magnetic Phone Mount

I’m not a big phone mount fan but I know a lot of people are. I think this looks like a great phone mount and the reviews are very good (4.5/5). This mount, in particular, seems super easy to use and remove your phone from. This helps because you will be getting in and our of your car often and needing to take your car with you.

One customer went as far to say “This is the best idea for cell phones since sliced bread.”

7-2. On The Job Expenses

Still in progress. This will be how much was spent working for Lime when I did my trial.

8. Hours

More or less being a Lime Juicer is a nighttime gig. You can only “juice” a scooter/e-bike after 9 pm that is unless it has a low battery (under 15%). Also, you MUST have the scooters back by 7am.

9. Pros & Cons

Here is a quick list of what we liked about Lime and didn’t so much or about what we read online. As for all gig economy jobs wages can be below minimum wage given the worst circumstances because this being a universal “con” we do not list it on any reviews.

Pros

Great Mixture Of Driving & Moving
It’s Almost Like A Treasure Hunt FInding The Scooters
-Looks super fun
Scooters Are Generally Grouped Together
You Make More Depending On The Charge
You Don’t Have To Talk To A Lot of People

Cons

Wear & Tear On Your Car
I Can Expect Scooters To Recharge To Be Limited
Charging Can Get Expensive
Gas Expense Is Not Reimbursable
Nighttime Only Gig
-I put this as a con because some people don’t like working at night. I personally enjoy it.

10. On The Job Experience

11. Review Summary

12. Rating

13. Related WerkQuik Gigs

Do you like the idea of being a Lime Juicer or are currently a Lime Juicer and want to see similar gigs? Here are a few that you may be interested in with great sign-up bonus offers.

DoorDash – DoorDash is great because the dinner rush dies right around 9pm so you can go from delivering food to collecting scooters.

Lyft – Lyft is rideshare and the great part is you can do rideshare while waiting for 9pm for scooters to unlock. Also Lyft has a YUGE sign up bonus.

UberEats – UberEats is the best of both worlds. You can do food delivery like DoorDash and rideshare like with Lyft as an Uber Driver. I like Uber because of the surges and the sign up bonus isn’t bad.

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