I own an errand/personal assistant/concierge servicecompany. I pretty much do anything that people don't have time for as long as it is not immoral, illegal, and I am qualified to do it. ( I won't be performing surgery so the doctor can play golf, lol). Anyways, I am thinking about offering a new service. A few of my friends have complained about finding babysitters for date nights but they really don't have the time to interview babysitters, nannies, etc. I thought about offering a service where I match up babysitters and nannies to families. I do a phone consultation with the family to find out what they are looking for and then I interview, get background checks, and make sure they have the proper qualifications that the family is looking for. I know there is sittercity.com and care.com, but I will be taking the leg work (and paperwork) out of the equation for the families. Anyways, I am not sure what to charge. I was thinking about either doing a per year fee or a per referral fee. For example, if I did a per year fee, then I would refer as many people to the families as needed. So if they need a weekend babysitter and I referred them a babysitter that they loved but then 6 months later they needed a nanny (but the weekend babysitter couldn't do it), then I would refer them someone for the nanny position. If I did it per referral, then they would only pay for what they need when they need it. I was thinking of the per year fee being $50 a year and the per referral fee being $20 per referral. What do you think? I hope this makes sense.
Oh, just to point out sittercity charges $35 a month or $140 for the year. Not sure about care.com.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Jun. 4, 2011 in Money & Work
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