6. Earn cash for hanging with kids
Babysitting is a classic way to earn extra cash, but a slew of digital tools have made finding a gig easier than ever. Care is a leader in the space, facilitating hiring, payment, and scheduling in one streamlined platform. Your free profile can highlight additional skills that will warrant a higher hourly rate, like cooking or tutoring. In a 2017 survey, Care found their sitters earned about $14 an hour, on average.
Even if child care isn’t your cup of tea, there are many other domestic gigs available through similar platforms. Housekeeping or caring for the elderly are other services that families hire for frequently. In many cases, however, you’ll need to pass a background check to start working. That could include a record of your driving history, in addition to any criminal charges.
7. Get a pet paycheck
If working with furry friends seems preferable to working with humans, a ton of companies are eager to connect you with pet owners looking for some extra help. Rover has been making a big splash in the doggie-care space of late, connecting users with walkers, sitters, boarders, and other pet-centric service providers.
If you love working with animals, you’ll love the rates of payment as well. According to Rover’s figures, the average part-time worker makes $900 a month for keeping canines company. If you’re more of a cat person, your services are wanted as well. It should come as no surprise, though, that Rover also offers background checks. After all, people are particular about who’s handling their pets.