If you have free time before and after school, you can drive kids to and from school and sports and make good money doing it. Several sites enlist freelancers to drive kids when their parents can’t. And a few companies arrange rides to airports and home from hospitals for parents who essentially need an Uber with an age-appropriate car seat.

The drives are generally short; and the pay is reasonable — upwards of $20 per hour. However to drive kids, you’ll need to pass a background check and have a good driving record. 


Zum has the largest geographic footprint, operating in seven states — California, Illinois, Washington State, Washington, D.C., Florida, Arizona and Texas. Freelancers are given information about the pay per pickup before accepting. Hourly rates generally range from $15 to $35 per hour.


HopSkipDrive operates in major cities in California, Texas, Washington, Colorado, Virginia/D.C. area, Arizona and Nevada. Terms are much like those at Zum. You’ve got to pass a background check, have a clean driving record and a late-model car. 


Kango operates only in California and Arizona. It otherwise operates like the other two sites, connecting freelancers with parents who need rides for their minor children.


KidCar operates only in New York.


RubiRides is in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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