Economy Households, carers, DIY ... Platforms to find personal services

Households, carers, DIY … Platforms to find personal services

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A myriad of platforms are available to help you find a home help professional. – IStock / City Presse

Rather than going through companies providing personal services, many families prefer to find that rare gem themselves in order to save money. Faced with the many offers in this area, however, we are quickly lost. But new connection services offer to bring together individuals and professionals.

To each his own service

Do you want to use a qualified household help? Specialized platforms like Helping.fr select professionals corresponding to your needs and allow you to book their intervention in a few clicks.

Are you looking for a carer to support your elderly parents in their daily life? This time it is the niche of Oxilia.fr, a start-up founded in 2013 in Villeneuve. This intermediation platform intends to be a social network dedicated to home help for the elderly.

As for small DIY jobs, it will be necessary to turn more to portals like Izi-by-edf.fr (formerly Hellocasa), while Yoopies.fr first targeted services dedicated to children (childcare and tutoring) before ” broaden its field of action to other home help services (cleaning, pet care, etc.).

What checks?

If all these platforms use the same codes as the personal classified ads sites, there is a nuance: here, they are professionals who offer their services with, most often, the status of micro-entrepreneur (which replaced that self-employed) or that of an employee when they are remunerated in Cesu checks by individuals-employers. These sites carry out a selection of the pros, supplemented by an online distribution of the essential evaluations of their customers.

Depending on the platform, these elements of reliability are more or less rigorous. On Oxilia, for example, identity card, criminal record and diplomas are required to offer his profile as a home help. Yoopies, for its part, is content to review the identity, diplomas, telephone number and motivation of service providers. Helping goes further by carrying out telephone and physical interviews with household helpers, as well as technical tests.

A middleman’s price

This type of service is usually paid for in the form of commission charges deducted from the service. But some platforms offer free use for individuals. Before committing, remember to consult the conditions of the platform and the guarantees it provides you.

Likewise, make sure that the formula in question allows you to benefit from the 50% tax reduction specific to personal service expenses.

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