March 12, 2021
This month we’re introducing some of the awesome women who move us. Meet Beata, a car lover who switched from rider to driver a year ago.
When we met Beata, her energetic and bubbly personality struck immediately. After a few years working as a barista, she decided to become her own boss and start driving with Bolt. “Previously I had no free time, so I wanted to be more independent and save money, plus have more time for myself”.
More than just a job, driving is a passion for Beata and her love for cars started at a very young age. “When I was one and a half years old, I knew the brand of every car that passed us on the motorway or that I saw on the street.” She shared with us that driving in London is very special. “Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster — I have the opportunity to see beautiful places every day, and I love to meet new people.”
Beata first discovered Bolt back home in Poland. “I’d been a Bolt customer for a long time, so when I decided to become a driver, I didn’t hesitate. I’m happy to be in the front seat now!”
How was her very first ride as a driver? Unforgettable!
Beata’s best friend showed up as her first client, believe it or not! “I couldn’t believe that my first client out of 9.5 million Londoners was my friend. We laughed for a while — I’ll never forget that moment!”
Since that memorable first ride, she’s been driving with Bolt for more than a year. She’s helped many people travelling to their offices and taking students to school. The longest trip she took was a two-hour drive to Bournemouth, helping a client get to her mother safely. “I didn’t hesitate. The client had to get there, urgently.”
Beata has a 5-star average rating, so we couldn’t let her go without asking her top tips:
“I think you need to anticipate and feel what the customer needs, especially if they want to talk or not. But in the end, I’m not going to lie, I’m just a really good driver!”
Beata pointed out that people were often surprised when she tells them that she’s a driver. She would definitely like to see more women on the road. “It still seems unusual that a woman like me drives everyday for a living. Women are not recognised enough in the industry, so I would say give it a go — it will be worth it!”
If you love driving and being your own boss, and are searching for a way to make some extra money, sign up today and start your journey as a Bolt driver.
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