In case you are our avid reader and follower, we do hope so that you are, you might have already read our recent blog post on the popularity of scooters. Now we want to talk about how to charge Bird scooters part-time to earn some easy money. (We’re gonna add a few details on Lime too, though.)

Follow these 4 simple steps to make money charging Bird scooters

Bird scooter charger
Image: TechCrunch.

Step 1 | Sign up & download the Bird app!

To get started with Bird, you must first register. You’re eligible if you’re at least 18, have the rights to work in the country, and have an auto-entrepreneur status. The best part is that you don’t have to speak the local language, only need to show a grain of effort, and be able to work with a flexible schedule.

So join/sign in to, search for your city and find the Bird job offer. There you must click sign up and submit some basic info about yourself. Don’t forget to give your bank account details. After that, download the app and complete your account. Then wait until the team confirms your profile.

The sign-up process is pretty similar when it comes to Lime, only with fewer requirements.

Bird scooter charger

Step 2 | Locate & find the scooters in your city!

When you’re set, you can turn on the app whenever you want to capture some birds. Using the app, you can spot the scooters with low battery level throughout your city. You can pick up as many birds (and Lime scooters) as you wish. Think about how many power supplies you’ve got! (With Lime, you must make an appointment with the team to be able to pick up the chargers.)

To do that, you can walk, ride your bike or drive your car. It’s your choice. The app will show you the amount of money you’ll get for them. (It can be pretty difficult to find the most profitable ones, they say.) You can also turn on the alarm function in your app to quicken the process of finding the scooters to be charged. Some say it can take up to 1 hour to collect 6 birds.

When you arrive at the location, you can scan the code on the top of the bird with the help of the app. This way, only you will get the scooter so it will show up on the list of ‘my birds’.

Now it’s time to go home!

Bird scooter charger
Image: Mike Blake / Reuters | Source: The Atlantic.

Step 3 | Take them to your home & charge them!

At this point, you’ve got a few scooters lined up on/in your vehicle, and you must transport them home. Plug them in and let them charge. (FYI: Lime and Bird scooters have their charging port on different spots.) Depending on the initial battery level, it takes 2-5 hours to fully charge them.

When the indicator light on the power supply turns red, it means the scooter is being charged. When it turns green, it means the scooter is charged.

Bird scooter charger
Image: Courtesy of Bird | Source: The Atlantic.

Step 4 | When they’re fully charged, release them!

Releasing birds is not as sentimental as letting a real bird fly away. You might be emotional, though, because of the extra money you’ve just earned. So, in the morning, you have to take the fully charged birds (and Lime scooters) back to the city.

You have to find a nest and place them there in a way that they don’t bother anyone. You can even see a photo to make sure they are positioned properly. Check if everything works on the vehicle, take a picture of them, and release them.

You’ll get your earnings every morning after you’re done with your job.

Check out Bird in Paris, Washington DC or Boston and Voi Stockholm.

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