1. Work as a babysitter or nanny

…For those who are interested, you can easily find babysitting and nanny gigs that work with your class schedule because later afternoons and evenings are the most in-demand times for parents. And you can make around $10-$20/hour.

Some families even pay nannies to travel with them – I’ve actually gone on an all-expenses paid cruise as a nanny, and made a few hundred bucks on top of my free trip.

Having previous babysitting experience and CPR or first aid training are all valuable qualifications for many families. But one of your best assets is a strong list of references. These can be from other families, past employers, or even professors.

Word of mouth is one of the best ways to find babysitting jobs, but you can also post a profile on sites like SitterCity or Care.com.


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