Home help can be hard to find, but a new platform is making it easy and convenient to find someone. And not only is it easy, but it’s FREE. In fact, Tandem is the only free network for care and household connections.
“We believe connections to reliable providers shouldn’t come at a cost. That’s why we created a free, easy-to-use platform to find child care, house cleaning, and pet care providers in Ohio. We facilitate connections to pre-screened care providers who have built a reputation on the platform. We’re on a mission to connect as many people as possible, for free.”- Olivia Weinstock, co-founder of Tandem.
Tandem providers offer child care, house cleaning, pet care and more! Within these categories, you can post jobs on your own schedule. So, what does that mean? You can now find a last minute, date night sitter, or even a full-time nanny. Same thing goes for pet care… You can find someone to watch your pet for the weekend or find someone to walk them for an afternoon. Your needs can be in advance or ASAP. Tandem lets you hire who you need, on your timeline.
Each family is connected with vetted, well-qualified care providers. All Tandem caregivers complete a background check and it must be returned with zero flags before they get hired for their first job.
The Story of Tandem
Tandem was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 2019 and has over 10,000 users in Central Ohio today. Tandem is now expanding to Cincinnati and Cleveland, allowing more people to take advantage of the free network they’ve built.
The idea of Tandem was started by Olivia at just 10 years old. Olivia had started a neighborhood kids camp right in her backyard. Over the years, the camp grew and connected her with a network of families to care for. She realized the power of trust-based connections in the childcare industry and wanted to make this process easier for families and other care providers.
With the industry challenges in mind, she created Tandem. The goal was to replicate word of mouth, which is why Tandem is completely free, removing typical barriers. Olivia has built a female-run team of 16. She works hard every day to grow her platform and help people in need of reliable care and household services.
Who Benefits from Tandem
- Any parent looking for reliable child care. This could be a full-time nanny or a one-time sitter.
- Anyone looking for a reliable pet sitter. This could be for walks, feeding, overnight sitting, or long-term boarding.
- Anyone looking for a reliable house cleaner. This could be for your personal home or even your investment property (Airbbnb or hotel).
- Any parent looking for assistance with errands. Tandem has providers for grocery delivery, laundry help, sports lessons, music lessons and more.
Tandem will connect you with an active network of care providers in a variety of industries, based on your specific wants and needs. You don’t have to be in need of a provider to use Tandem. If you’re a care provider yourself, Tandem is also for you!
Become a Tandem Provider
Earn money while having fun! If you’re a caregiver looking for a job, Tandem is for you! Tandem is known for being different than other platforms like Care, Rover or SitterCity. Tandem care providers get to keep 100% of their earnings! Build your reputation by using Tandems online platform. This platform will help you get booked by families in need of your service(s). The more experience, references and reviews, the more families will feel confident in their choice to hire you. Start building your online platform here.
Hire a Tandem Care Provider
Once you have an account, post your need as a job and browse care providers in your area. Care providers will be able to view your job right away.
In the meantime, you can invite candidates to apply who match your preferences. You’ll be notified when you receive applicants, and then you can review profiles, ask questions, schedule interviews or do additional vetting. Once you’ve found the right fit, you’ll be able to hire a provider. Once hired, you’ll receive a text notification to pay your care provider when the job ends, or in accordance with the payment schedule you set up. You can edit the amount or add a tip. Your provider will immediately receive their earnings.
Finding a network of trustworthy and reliable care/household providers can sometimes be stressful and time-consuming. Tandem has taken the fees, time and unnecessary barriers out of the process. With Tandem, connections are easily formed, based on each individual’s needs and trust. Make things easier for you and your family and join Tandem today!