A registered Bolt driver in Nigeria.

Every where I go in the most popular cities in Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, etc), I see Bolt drivers or agents, then I have made a research of how to be one of them. Now, please read this article carefully as I am going to show with you how you can become a Bolt driver in Nigeria.

Bolt is a transportation network company which was founded by Markus Villig in 2013 with a vision to aggregate all taxis drivers into one platform. Presently, Bolt is headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia and operates in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin America, etc.

By becoming a Bolt driver, you simply accept the order through your smartphone, drive to the person who ordered you and take him or her to his or her destination, then at the end of the day, you will get paid by Bolt.

How to become a Bolt driver in Nigeria very fast

If you want to become a Bolt driver in Nigeria, that is a golden opportunity as it will enable you to get money as how as you want. Bolt drivers get paid only when they work, i.e, if you work harder, you will get paid very higher.

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As a registered driver of Bolt, any body you are taking can pay you in cash or via Bolt. Then Bolt will pay out your money to your provided bank account every week.

Most importantly, Bolt does not pay its drivers monthly, in this way, it’s understood that you only pay for finished trips. Meanwhile, depending on your city, Bolt usually asks for 10% to 20% of the ride fee.

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Submitting your information to be employed as Bolt driver can take just 5 minutes. After that, you will get a 30 minute training in any Bolt office that nears you.

In some cities, Bolt will accept your application automatically once you provide them with all the required application documents online.

How to sign up for Bolt driver in Nigeria step by step

To become a registered Bolt driver in Nigeria, you must first show an interest by signing up online, provide your personal information (first name and last name), your email address and lots more.

How to become a Bolt driver in Nigeria

Below are the step by step procedures on how you can sign up for Bolt driver and get accepted or approved very fast:

  1. Visit the official website of Bolt
  2. Click on the tab ”sign up to drive with Bolt” located at the bottom side of the page
  3. Enter your email address, your phone number and city
  4. Click on the Next tab to next your application to the page where you will enter into your personal and vehicle detail
  5. Enter your first name, last name, the color of your vehicle, language, referral code (if available), the manufacturer of your vehicle, your vehicle year and license plate
  6. Click on the Next tab once again to provide your identity documents and driving license document
  7. In the next page, enter your bank account information which you want Bolt to use to pay you
  8. If you need any help, simply just send a mail to Bolt team via [email protected].
  9. Please note that to successfully sign up for Bolt driver in Nigeria and become approved, you must be 21 years and above regardless any gender you may are.

Requirements to become a Bolt driver in Nigeria

To becoming a registered and an approved Bolt driver in Nigeria has many perks.

Surely, with Bolt you can make money when you want, be your own boss, and there’s no commitment as there’s no any monthly fee you must pay.

If you’re intending to become a Bolt driver here in Nigeria, the following are a few of the things you need to know or your requirements to ensure that your time will not be spent meaninglessly.

Below are the requirements to becoming an approved Bolt driver in Nigeria:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle licence
  • Insurance certificate
  • Apply online yourself
  • Proof of ownership
  • Must do driving school
  • Certificate of road-worthiness
  • Enhance your social skill
  • AutoGenius Vehicle Inspection Report
  • Make your vehicle(s) neat
  • Take care of yourself

If you want to become a Bolt driver in Lagos Nigeria, you will also need all of the following below as your requirement:

  • LASDRI Card, 
  • Driver Badge
  • LASRRA Card
  • State Hackney Permit and 
  • a vehicle body tag for all routes

If you’re considering becoming a Bolt driver, here are a few of the lesser-known lessons, costs, and things you need to know to ensure your time as a Bolt driver is long, successful, and happy.

1. Must do driving school

The cost of learning a driving skill is generally very reasonable and the lessons you will gain are worth their weight in gold when it comes to the added layer of safety on the road and the high ratings and tips you’ll receive from happy customers.

Finding a suitable driving school yourself is as simple as opening your favorite web browser and typing in “best driving schools around me”. Happily, you can simply see all driving schools in Nigeria across every state in 2021.

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2. Apply online yourself

At Bolt, while they always ensure that they do their due diligence with finding the right partners, getting signed up as a Bolt driver is an easy and streamlined process. 

Bolt driver registration form will only take you 5 minutes to complete and submit. Once you’ve been accepted and registered as a driver, you’ll need to complete your driver training either at a Bolt office or virtually.

Bolt itself will then review the necessary documents and once completed, they’ll open a driver account for you in the Bolt Driver application.

At this point, you may need to have a good smartphone that runs at least Android 9.0 or iOS 12 so that you can pick up passengers and navigate to their destination of choice online very fast.  

However, if you don’t have a smartphone, the team at Bolt can suggest a budget Android phone to get you started as quick as possible.

3. Make your vehicle(s) neat

If you’ve already got a vehicle yourself, you’ll must get it looking the way it was when you bought it new.

One of the things that the passengers rate is the state of your car’s interior. So, it’s very important to make sure it’s as clean and comfortable as possible.

Remember to rid the interior of any off-putting stains or offensive smells in your car or vehicle.

Be mindful about some air fresheners which can just make things worse, so be sympathetic to sensitive noses before you buy that cotton candy air freshener or break out the pine-scented option in the middle of the summer.

4. Enhance your social skill

Even if you tend to be on the introverted side, that doesn’t mean that you can’t be a fantastic driver. In fact, it’s very important to remember that even though your main activity is driving, you’re still in the customer service business. 

One of the most important things you can do in every interaction is to verbally establish with your passenger(s) where the final destination is to avoid any misunderstandings.

Please keep in mind that low driver ratings can mean losing driver privileges and access to the Bolt app, thus, be sure to greet your passengers warmly as soon as they have entered your vehicle.

In conclusion, if you tend to be on the more social side in anything you do, that’s great!

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5. Take care of yourself

Making money as a Bolt driver can be a fulfilling and an enjoyable experience but it is also a hard work as it requires you to spend a lot of time sitting down, sometimes, in a stressful situations if you’re in heavy traffic, navigating a confusing area, or you have a passenger running late for a flight they have to catch. 

For this reason, it’s very important to take good care of your physical and mental health to a needed degree. 

Be sure to take frequent breaks while driving so you can get out and stretch your legs. Hydrate your system regularly, eat healthily, and get plenty of deep quality sleep so you remain alert and well-rested once you’re back on the road. 

And while it can be tempting to work as much as you can to maximize your earnings, be sure to take time for yourself and the people you love.

Taking care of yourself will ensure your time driving with Bolt is long, happy, and prosperous!


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