What: Employment site for baby sitters, pet-sitters, nannies, elder-care, housekeeping and home care nurses

Expected pay: $10 – $30 per hour (high-end of the range generally is for elder and nursing care)

Husl $core: $$$$$

Where: Atlanta; Austin; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Los Angeles; Miami; Minneapolis; New York; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Portland; Sacramento;  Salt Lake City; San Antonio; San Diego; San Francisco; San Jose; Seattle; St. Louis; Tampa; Virginia Beach; Washington DC


  • Be a legal resident;
  • over the age of 18 (or over 14, with parental permission to baby sit);
  • other requirements vary by the position sought

Review: With more than 14 million family members and 11 million caregivers, Care.com is the industry giant. That gives caregivers greater potential to find a job. Importantly, too, the site does not charge to sign up, but will encourage members to go for premium services, which are charged via monthly fee that’s automatically renewed until you cancel. You set up your profile and declare your hourly rate. The only downside: The pay for care-giving is often modest, and regardless of what you want to earn, the typical family will pay $10 to $15 per hour in the U.S. Some pay more, of course, but earning more than $15 hourly for babysitting appears pretty rare.

That said, Care.com is not taking a commission on your pay. And if you get paid through the site, you also can get access to some benefits packages. Also playing into $ideHusl’s top rating for this company is that there are more than 500 employee reviews from the company’s workers posted on Indeed.com and they are overwhelmingly positive.

Other sites that offer good child care opportunities are Sitter City and Urban Sitter; for an alternative for dog walking, try Rover. We have yet to discover a better option for jobs in eldercare. (If you know of one, contact us and we’ll add it to our list for a future review.)

What their users say: 

“A typical day at work usually consisted of an enjoyable, calm environment where I am able to build relationships with the families and the children that I care for.”
“Working for care.com is amazing! They help you find an amazing family that is a great fit for you and if you love working with children, than every day will feel like a great day!”
“Obtaining a job from Care.com as a nanny was a pleasant experience. I enjoyed every day of work. My boss(es) were very kind to me and were understanding when I had any conflict for work. This job was very flexible and I was also able to incorporate my personal life (such as doctor appointments, grocery shopping for myself, running errands, etc) into this job. I would highly recommend finding a job as a nanny through Care.com!”

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