Whew, glad to have set the record straight! Seriously though, things are so much easier when you tell people straight up what something is for. Like this below (our users know it’s for parents who do a lot of volume and it’s a very, very, very specialized niche):
What is SitterSat.com?
It’s a free web site. A free tool. A free utility. A specific niche, something for serious sitters and parents.
What it isn’t?
It’s not a social network. It’s not Facebook. It’s not Twitter. It’s not Care, UrbanSitter or SitterCity. You don’t find “friends” here or random sitters or parents you don’t know. Those are great sites in their own right, but they aren’t SitterSat.
SitterSat is for parents that use sitters a lot. Like several times a week. If you are a parent that doesn’t know any sitters, don’t use SitterSat, it won’t help. It only connects parents and sitters together if they already know each other. But if you are, this site is for you. You post sitting jobs to sitters only in your circle, not blindly to anyone.
Fill up your circle with families you currently sit for. You don’t find random families, parents or guardians you don’t know that are looking around on the web for a sitter. Instead, you connect with and work with those that you already work with. You don’t post jobs. You accept or decline jobs from jobs posted by parents directly to you.
What is your circle?
Whether you are a parent or a sitter you circle is the key to everything SitterSat. Once you’ve filled up your circle with sitters and families you know, you can use SitterSat (and this app) for speed and simplicity.