Wag! is an on-demand app-based mobile service that allows dog owners to hire background checked, insured and bonded dog walkers for 30-minute walks. The app, which is available in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and Seattle, notifies owners when their dog is picked up and allows them to follow the walk through Wag!’s GPS “Puppy Tracker.” If you are animial lover, this is the perfect gig for you. Wag Walkers, which make $12 an hour, can choose between recurring walks or one-time walks, and build a routine that fits their lifestyle. To apply to be Wag Walker, which requires you to pass a background check, visit: www.wagwalker.com/.
TaskRabbit leverages the latest technology and the social networking movement to bring neighbors together to live smarter and more efficiently. A two-way marketplace, TaskRabbit connects ‘TaskPosters,’ people who need help, with ‘TaskRabbits,’ a network of pre-approved and background-checked individuals, who have the time and skills needed to complete the job. If you are good with odd jobs, this is the perfect gig for you. The great thing about TaskRabbit is that it pays you more than double the minimum wage to complete simple tasks for people in the community, such as putting together IKEA furniture. Those that commit to the platform can earn $6,000 to $7,000 a month. To apply to be a Tasker on TaskRabitt, which is active in 19 cities across the country, visit: www.taskrabbit.com/become-a-tasker.
Mentored is the fastest, simplest and most affordable on-demand one-to-one learning platform. The platform leverages technology and taps into a vast network on background-checked educators who want to help kids learn and grow. Mentors, which range from teachers to college educated stay-at-home-parents to college students, connects with students via an innovative app interface to help them with homework and test prep on virtually any subject. If you like helping students learn, this is the perfect gig for you. One of the great things about being a Mentor, is that you can lead sessions from wherever and whenever you want. Mentors, in addition to being rewarded by helping young students, can earn upwards of $15 an hour. To apply to become a Mentored, visit: www.mentored.com/mentor.html.
UrbanSitter is an online service for parents and sitters to connect through people they know. It makes booking a trusted babysitter as easy as booking dinner reservations. The site enables parents to search, book and review trusted sitters within minutes. Sitters, which have to pass a background check, set their own schedules and rates and get to keep 100 percent of what they make. If you like children, this is the perfect gig for you. The platform is active in nearly 10 cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. To apply to become a sitter, visit: https://www.urbansitter.com/signup/sitter.