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Sitters

US-Specific Child Minding Search


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Published 02/01/2009 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Sitters was created as a way to find reliable care providers on the internet, the website makes it possible to search for baby sitters, pet sitters, nannies, senior care givers, housekeepers, and even tutors to help your children’s education. Sitters have a huge database of many dog walkers, pet sitters, tutors, senior care givers, and housekeepers. The best thing about this service is that the records are up to date; this means that you won’t have to risk wasting time phoning people that aren’t available at the moment. All caregivers have detailed profiles which include reviews, ratings, photos and references; you can also look at their schedule to make sure that you choose a reliable caregiver to look after your loved ones. Whenever anyone applies for one of your jobs you will receive an automatic notification. Looking at the profiles on sitters is completely free; it’s also possible to create a trial account for free so that you can find out how useful it will be for you.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Sitters was founded in 2000 by Mike Cravens with the sole aim of making it much easier to find reliable cares for loved ones. Sitters LLC is a private company that has no other investors. Sitters.com was acquired by Sittercity.com in November 2010. Most pages of Sitters.com are now redirected to Sittercity.com.

What are the differences to other apps?

Sitters.com is the first application designed to make finding caregivers easier than it is normally. Without this internet application finding a carer was quite a long winded task, if you wanted a babysitter but did not know anyone that could look after your kids then you would be limited to looking in your paper, or advertising in the post office. Sitters.com however makes this much easier; whatever type of caregiver you are trying to find you won’t have a problem. There are many caregivers on the site, all of which have photos and profiles so that you can check them out.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

Using Sitters.com is especially easy; you can easily search for caregivers within certain areas by using your zip code. Once you search for your zip code you will then get a list of providers who are in your local area. This simplifies the process of finding trustworthy caregivers. It’s also very easy to look at their schedule to make sure that you find someone who is available when you need them to be. The profiles contain lots of information including whether they smoke, their experience, their qualifications, and the services that they can offer.

How does the registration process work?

Registering to the sitters.com website is very easy. There are different accounts for caregivers and employers, so make sure you know which one you are applying to. The employer account is available for free, or there are also more advanced options available if you are willing to pay for them. The paid subscriptions include extras such as background checks, and unlimited access to proposals. Accounts should be subjected to a $15 registration fee, however they often waive this.

What does it cost to use the application?

It’s possible to register a free account, although this only has limited access to profiles and does not have some of the advanced features such as a background check. The more advanced profiles cost $25 per month if you pay every month, or you can pay in advance or a number of months to save more money. Providers have to sign up to different types of accounts, however these are completely free.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Sitters.com is perfect for anyone that is either looking for a caregiver for their family, or looking to provide these services. While finding sitters used to be very difficult in the past, this really does streamline finding a great sitter for your dog, child, or a tutor. Incorporating background tests is a wonderful idea as it makes it possible to find trustworthy and reliable sitters that are capable of looking after your loved ones.

  • Find reliable and trustworthy carers for your family and pets
  • Register your caregiver profile and make money in your spare time.
  • Run background tests to ensure that they are trustworthy
  • Search for qualified tutors to educate your children
  • Search for providers located in a certain area


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