The sitters on Bubble are an incredibly diverse and talented group of people, and parents can now tap into that and book them for other types of help, aside from childcare.
This is through our new Helpr Feature.
With Helpr, parents can post a job they need doing, for local Bubble sitters to apply to. The jobs are then booked and paid for through the app, very much like how a typical babysitting job works.
There is no pre-defined list of jobs that a parent can request, but some examples of the types of jobs parents book using our Helpr feature are:
- Dog walking
- House sitting
- Elderly companionship
- General errands and tasks
Sitters on Bubble get the chance to opt into these types of requests inside of their app. If they’re opted in, they’ll receive these requests and be able to apply. As usual on Bubble, parents then get the option of reviewing their profiles, reviews and chatting to any applicant before booking their favourite.
For now, the jobs operate on a per-hour basis, using the sitter’s standard babysitting rate, however it’s very easy for parents and sitters to discuss alternative arrangements via the app, and then account for them on the job receipt before paying at the end.
We’ll continue developing this feature in the coming weeks and months, so please do send through any requests and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.