HireMyMom.com is an online employment outsourcing service that specializes in working-from-home moms.
The company was founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Lesley Spencer Pyle, a mother who had formerly worked in public relations and as a desktop publisher.
About Hire My Mom
Pyle discovered an untapped workforce – women who were motivated to earn extra money working from home, but who didn’t necessarily want to go into business for themselves.
In addition, the hiring companies are able to get the help they need without the expense and hassle of bringing on a full-time, in-house employee. It can be a good place to find a reliable virtual assistant.
If you have work you need done, you can list it on HireMyMom.com by selecting one of the 3 job posting package options starting at $14.99.
The price you’ll pay will vary based on the nature of the work and the experience level of the mom you hire, but generally ranges from $10 to $35 an hour.
($10 an hour is the price floor on the platform — no $3 an hour VAs here!)
HireMyMom Founder Interview
HireMyMom aims to connect businesses that need help in the areas of:
On the “worker” side, the site caters to qualified moms in search of work-from-home jobs.
Plans and Pricing
For employers, Hire My Mom charges a nominal fee ($14.99-$39) to post a job to their audience:
If you want to enlist the help of an HR professional in your hiring, you might try the Small Business VIP Concierge package.
In this $499 plan, a HireMyMom HR pro helps you:
- draft a professional job post
- review all the resumes and cover letters
- schedule and conduct preliminary interviews on your behalf
- select top candidates with written summaries and recorded interviews
For Work From Home Moms
Moms with experience in a marketable field can create a profile and access the job listings.
HireMyMom has 3 membership options for moms:
- $9.99 for a one week trial
- $29.99 for 3-month service
- $99 for 6 month Platinum membership including being a Featured Candidate on the home page.
The initial fee is non-refundable but your subscription can be deactivated at any time.
The downside of HireMyMom is that unlike Upwork, they don’t offer any escrow protection or dispute resolution for employers (or moms) if things go wrong. All negotiations and payments take place “off-site”, which means you’re on your own when it comes to collecting whatever amount is due.
On the other hand, HireMyMom doesn’t take a cut of the contract price like other outsourcing sites, so moms can keep whatever they earn. This should drive prices down for everyone since there are no additional fees that have to be “baked into” the price.
Hire My Mom Alternatives
The company offers an interesting alternative to the huge freelance outsourcing sites like Upwork. I think a lot of companies will take comfort in knowing they are helping a busy mom, in North America, make ends meet.
And if the quality of work and customer service is good, the one-time job could translate into an ongoing relationship.
If you have any experience working with HireMyMom.com either as an employer or an employee, please share it here.