What: provide live-in or part-time caregiving for elderly and disabled adults

Expected pay: $10 – $20 per hour

Husl$core: $$$$$

Where: Nationwide (theoretically, but they may have no jobs in your town)

Requirements: Be over the age of 18; legally permitted to work in the U.S; neither you nor any member of your household may have ever been the subject of a complaint, restraining order or any other legal action or criminal offense involving violence, abuse, neglect, fraud, or any other offense that involves endangering the safety of others; you are not registered or currently required to register as a sex offender with any government agency in any jurisdiction.

Review: ElderCare.com is one of a number of sites offered by a Toronto-based company called CareGuide. They operate sites for housekeepers; pet sitters and nannies, including the poorly-rated Nanny Lane. Job opportunities listed on the site are sparse and when you get to the last step in the sign-up process, you’ll find out that listing your services on this site will cost you $12 a month or $101 a year, if you want more than the “basic” membership, which (importantly) does not allow you to respond to messages. Theoretically, if a parent paid for a membership, you could respond to them for free as a basic member. But, by and large, the site is set up to make it difficult for any job-seeker that isn’t paying to play. We suggest you find eldercare opportunities elsewhere, such as Care.com, which allows you to post a profile for free (but will try to sell you premium services).

What their users say:

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