Give Yourself A Raise

Wouldn't you love to get a $1 or $2 per hour raise? What if you could give yourself a raise without having to ask your employer to pay you more? "Impossible!", you say. I beg to differ. Nowadays many of our caregivers make $1 to $2 per hour more than they did a year ago AND we didn't have to charge our clients more to give our caregivers a substantial raise! Okay, that's enough of a teaser, let's get down to it.

About a year ago one of our babysitters (Lisa) told me she'd been making extra money by taking surveys. At first I thought that the $2 an hour she was making wasn't worth the time but then I realized that she was already being paid to babysit and that when she was sitting with the kids watching a cartoon or while they were napping she was taking surveys. And then it really hit me - ANYONE who has a job with downtime can give themselves an automatic raise just by filling out surveys! Are you convinced now?

As other babysitters started getting in on “the action” we started taking notes so everyone could benefit. This became Lisa’s List and we offer it free to all caregivers in the Sitters Unlimited family.

I wouldn't feel right encouraging you to look at survey sites if I didn't first warn you to NEVER give a survey or opinion site your credit card info, bank info, or SS#.  All legit sites will ask for personal info related to your interests so that they can curate what offers they send your way and some will ask for your address (to verify you’re a real person and not a bot) but if you feel uncomfortable about what information you're being asked to give then just back out of the site and move on to another one. The promise of a few dollars isn't worth the risk.


Do you want to know which companies actually do pay what they say they will pay? Which companies are easiest to work with? Which companies pay more? Read on.

Survey Junkie

Share your opinion to help brands deliver better products & services. Our caregivers say that earning points on Survey Junkie is easier than on any other site. Our babysitters generally make around $2 in the first 30 minutes after signing up which includes the time it takes to set up a profile. We all know that $4/hr isn’t going to replace your job but earning $4/hr on top of what you’re already making while babysitting is exciting!

Pinecone Research
PineCone Research is a very exclusive survey and product testing platform. You need to be invited and then you must qualify in order to join. It’s pretty rare to get accepted into their program, however if you are, you can expect some great benefits. Surveys pay from $3 – $5 and product tests pay up to $6 + FREE STUFF!

*If Pinecone Research is closed to new applicants then you will be automatically redirected to another survey service. You can choose to move forward with that service (or not). Once Pinecone reopens we will notify you via email. P.S. Our next email will show you how to find babysitting jobs in your neighborhood and BONUS! it comes with an AWESOME freebie!

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