What: Kango operates a site where parents can hire you to pick their kids up from school and, possibly, watch them afterwards (or before). 

Expected pay: $15 – $35 an hour

Husl $core: $$$$

Where: California and some Arizona communities


  • Be 21 or over
  • Have a reliable car 10-years old 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


Kango enlists freelancers to drive kids to and from school and, possibly, watch them afterwards (or before). The site 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 Kango is still relatively young and may not have as many customers as some of the others, the set up is favorable for employees. The site is also far more transparent about their pay than their direct competitor, HopSkipDrive.

Kango also 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 KidCar, RubiRides, 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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