July 20, 2017
You’ve got a lot of balls in the air. You NEED Juggle!
Juggle was created as a solution to the needs, or pain points, of the four of us founders. Finding trustworthy childcare and pet care, quickly and easily, was difficult, if not impossible. Taking cues from the increasing number of on-demand services available with the click of a few buttons, we set out to make it as easy to find a sitter as it is to summon a ride, or food delivery. Obviously, opening your home to someone and allowing them to care for your children and pets is a little different, we have to deliver peace of mind, as well.
That’s why we do all of the hard work for families before a single sitter profile is even on the app. First, we narrow the pool of sitters to college students and recent grads: they have flexible schedules, and they are energetic, educated and experienced. We interview EVERY. SINGLE. SITTER. That’s right. Every sitter is interviewed and mom-approved by a founder or one of the mom-bosses in our available markets. Once a sitter is approved, they set up a profile on the app, including a picture and a bio, hopefully telling families all of the reasons they should feel comfortable hiring them. Our sitters are so impressive: camp leaders, dancers who work with autistic children, college soccer stars…
All a family needs to do to get started is to download the FREE Juggle app from the app store, Android coming soon(ish). Once it’s on their phone, the app will guide them in setting up a family profile. After all, a sitter who has put him or herself out there, should get to know details of the family wishing to hire them, too. Families have two choices when it comes to hiring a sitter: they can either search by date, or post a job. Search by date is pretty standard. Post a job is for when a family is in a pickle and needs to send an APB out to all sitters to catch someone who’s available quickly. Sitters are sent job details and can “apply”. The family gets to choose from the sitters who’ve expressed interest. Once a sitter is booked, the family receives contact info and a calendar entry, and only need to wait for the sitter to show up at their door. The app actually checks the sitter in and out of the job, and then the family gets a notification to review and pay the sitter right in the app. Look, book and pay, it’s that easy!
Juggle sitters are available for your kids, your pets, and your parties. Juggle’s mission: to help busy families live their best lives. We think it’s working.