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Hiring Hoosiers: Earn extra income charging scooters
Posted at 10:59 AM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-07 10:59:59-05

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INDIANAPOLIS — If you're looking to make some extra cash, you may want to try your hand at charging scooters.

Local electric scooter companies Bird and Lime are paying people to collect and charge their scooters. The companies say it's easy to join the team, and they're always looking for more people.

Kylan Taylor and Jay Smith are two out of thousands in the Indianapolis area working as chargers for Bird.

"We probably go two to three hours a day, a night. And we probably get about 20 to 25 (scooters)," Taylor said.

At Lime, scooter chargers are called "juicers." Juicers are paid to collect scooters at night, plug them in to charge, then get them back on the streets before sunrise.

District manager Alex Freeman says joining the team is easy, starting with a quick session on the app or the scooter company's website.

"After they get their forms filled out, they get a tutorial on how to charge our scooters and what the process is," Freeman said.

There is a special charging wire required to plug in the scooters, which is provided by each company.

"And then once they have their chargers, now they are able to basically be a resource for us to get all of our scooters that need to be charged, charged on a daily basis," Freeman said.

Both companies say they're always looking for more people to join their teams.

"We have some folks that do it on a small scale for just some extra pocket money. And we have other folks that have pickup trucks or a van that are doing upwards of 20 scooters a night," Freeman explained.

At a base rate of $5 per scooter, someone collecting 20 scooters per night five nights per week could make $2,000 in a month.

Taylor says that with the holidays approaching, charging scooters is a good way to make extra money.

For more information on how to become a scooter charger, follow the links below.