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How to Post an Odd Job on Care.com

Dayna Scandone
July 6, 2017

Need random things done but don't have the time? From organizing the garage to cooking meals, here's how to hire someone to help with odd jobs.


You know that to-do list you've been avoiding for weeks? The one that keeps you up at night and prevents you from spending time with your family? Imagine if you could get it all done -- this weekend!

While you'd like to be able to do everything yourself, that's not always possible. So hire some help. And Care.com can help you find those people.

Here’s how:

  1. Log into Your Account -- or Join for Free
    Click on this link, hit "post a job" and then find the type of job you want to post (errands/odd jobs, transportation, one-day house cleaning, etc). This will take you to the detailed part of the job post.

  2. Give an Informative Title
    To get the best candidates, your title should be as detailed as possible. It's the first thing people see, and so it should describe exactly what you need. For example: “Creative-handy organizer needed for playroom makeover.” Or, “Child’s party helper needed for October 8th”. Give information about the type of caregiver you're looking for. That way you won't have to weed through unqualified applicants.

  3. Craft a Short and Sweet Description
    This isn’t a nanny or pet care job, so limit the details to the necessities. A long description may deter a person who is only looking for a quick job on the side. Explain the steps of the job and what you need: someone who will be able to draw sketches of the playroom, hang shelves, buy accessories within a certain budget. Don't be vague. A job-doer will be more inclined to apply to the job if they know what they're getting themselves into.

  4. Enter the Specifics
    When you move down to the dates, times and job details, think about what you want, when and for how long. Is this a one-time event, such as help moving furniture or do you need someone to pick up groceries every week? Enter that information and try to be as accurate as possible.

  5. Finish Up
    The expiration date is the date your job will be removed from the site. Select a date about a month away to give caregivers enough time to apply. Then hit "Save and Finish" and you're done!

Once you start hearing from candidates, you'll have to decide if you want to be a Premium Care.com member, which would allow you to move forward and meet your favorites. Good luck!

Want inspiration for things to hire help with? Here are 101 Odd Jobs You Can Hire Someone Else to Do.

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