What: Drive children to school and activities

Expected pay: $10 – $30 per hour

Husl $core: $$$$

Where: Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco, California only.


  • Be 23 or older;
  • have 5 years or more of child care experience (having your own children counts);
  • be able to pass a background check;
  • have a 4-door car model year 2007 or newer;
  • proof of insurance;
  • good driving record


HopSkipDrive is the Uber for minors. Drivers shuttle around the under 16-set from school to grandma’s to soccer, driving anywhere from a few blocks to across town. Pay is determined based on mileage and time, but you’ll see an estimate before you accept a fare. Drivers are screened for both criminal records and child care experience. It’s an ideal side-gig for students and school teachers, who might not feel comfortable driving around inebriated adults in the middle of the night. Most rides are during the day, when parents have a conflicting schedule and need a trusted proxy. 

You can find similar side hustles with Ride Zum and Kango.

What their drivers say: (from CBS News)

Cathy Vaccher, an elementary school teacher, said she earns about $150 a week driving for HopSkipDrive after school. She likes it better than Uber because she’s a diminutive 4-foot-11 and not comfortable picking up adults.

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