When someone from Sittercity hires you, they become your employer and are responsible for paying you based on an agreed-upon rate and form of payment (e.g. cash, Zelle, Venmo).
Be sure to discuss and agree on the terms of payment (rate and form) with each family up front.
Keep in mind, Sittercity is an online meeting venue/job board and not an agency, and we do not employ you in any way. As such, Sittercity does not get involved in the hiring process or monetary transactions between you and a family.