What: Drive and/or babysit kids

Expected pay: $35 an hour

Husl $core: $$$$

Where: Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area

Requirements:

  • Be 21 or over
  • Have a car, model year 2007 or younger
  • Submit to Trustline certification in California (includes fingerprinting)
  • Background check (includes criminal and sex offender searches from multiple states, counties and databases as well as check for multiple aliases)
  • DMV check (from multiple states, counties and databases)
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Two reference checks
  • Pass in-person and phone interviews

Review:

Kango, which operates a site where parents can hire you to pick their kids up from school and, possibly, watch them afterwards (or before), says you’ll earn a minimum of $20 per job and $35 per hour. The site requires more background checking than, say, Care.com, but it also promises higher pay. Though the site is still relatively young and may not have as many customers as some of the others, the set up is favorable for employees and they are far more transparent about their pay than their direct competitor, HopSkipDrive. Also factoring into the site’s positive rating is that Kango has commercial auto liability insurance to cover drivers on the platform. As long as you have valid personal auto insurance that meets state requirements, you are not required to have additional insurance. Kango’s commercial auto liability insurance provides coverage up to a $1,000,000 limit per occurrence, for bodily injury or property damage caused by you to passengers and/or third parties. It also provides coverage up to a $1,000,000 limit, for bodily injury of drivers and/or passengers for damages caused by an at-fault underinsured or uninsured motorist.

Similar jobs are offered by Ride Zum and HopSkipDrive.

What their drivers say:

Kango posts several glowing reviews from drivers on its website, but we were unable to find similar reviews on independent sites. If you have experience working for this app, please hit “contact us” and tell us about it.

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