Maybe you have a great sitter, or are looking for the perfect sitter for your family. Or maybe you have a steady sitter, but would like to find a reliable back up for when your regular sitter isn’t available. If you are like me, you would have no idea how to even begin to find a great sitter, let alone one that comes with recommendations from friends or that is available on a (few) moments notice.
Sitter Pals is the answer! A fantastic new site that connects families and sitters in a whole new way. It is a social network for you, your friends and all of your sitters!
It is very simple to sign up, and even easier to invite your friends to join. Before you know it you will be on your way to building your own network of friends that can recommend great baby sitters, and in turn, meeting a community full of sitters that are excited to meet you and your kids.
The benefits are not only for the parents. Sitter are able to join and build their own networks – allowing them to meet new families to sit for, and set their own schedules/availability. It takes the hard work out of finding a sitting job, and allows the sitter to connect with many families very easily.
How does Sitter Pals work?
You already have a network of trusted friends. Now you can bring your friends to Sitter Pals and build your network of trusted sitters too!
1. Register as a Parent
2. Invite Your Sitters You Know and Trust
3. Invite Your Close Friends to Join Your Network
4. Share Sitters with Your Close Friends
5. Search and Book OnlineBy having access to a network of trusted sitters, you also save valuable time and frustration! Forget playing phone tag. Within minutes of a job post, you will know if there are any available sitters in your Pals and Pal of Pals networks. When a match is made, you decide if the job is booked automatically or if you would like to review your Sitter Pals applicants.
Share Sitter Pals with families you already work for and grow your business working for their friends also in your trusted Pals and Pal of Pals Networks. Receive job posts only for the times you want to work. You can work as much or as little as you want!1. Register as a Sitter
2. Set Your Schedule
3. Invite Parents You Know and Trust
4. Build and Grow Your Business OnlinePlus, you don’t have to worry about playing phone tag with parents. Sitter pals handles all you communications and bookings through your email!
It is completely free to join as a parent and as a sitter. You will love this valuable resource that takes the agony out of finding a great sitter in advance for a planned event or in a pinch last minute. Plus, you cannot beat the fact that all the work is done for you, and you can decided to manually approve a booking or to set it up to automatically book it. There is no more tracking down a phone number, playing phone tag, and waiting for a call back. How much easier can it get??!
I have a hard time letting other people watch my kids. I have to know you, or you must come highly recommended from a close friend or family member. Very few people have ever watched my children, and I (personally) like it that way. With that being said, there is something very appealing about a nice, relaxing dinner for two! I really like that all the sitters you are connecting with on Sitter Pals are also being used by your close friends. You really know that you are getting a great person to watch your kids because you can ask a trusted friend about them.
Sitter Pals is giving ONE lucky MomVantage reader a $50 gift card to Outback Steakhouse!!
Leave me a comment telling me how you found your FAVORITE sitter! Is it a family member, or a friends (or their child), did you run an ad, or was your sitter recommended by a friend?
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This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older and will close
June 13, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST.
The winner will be chosen using the WordPress plugin “And The Winner Is…” and contacted through e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the e-mail or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is now CLOSED.
The winner is:
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This giveaway is sponsored by Sitterpals.com. No compensation was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own and 100% honest.