FAQs

Is SpareTime free?

It's free to register, make a post, and make a listing with SpareTime. Getting help as a Host may incur some costs though to pay for the time and skills of a SpareTimer. On the other hand, as a SpareTimer, a 10% service fee is deducted from any pay you receive from offering your services to a Host in SpareTime.

How much should I pay for help when I make a post?

Because SpareTime is a peer-to-peer platform, hosts can determine the price that they think the help is worth and the price that they are willing to pay for the help they need. SpareTimers can negotiate with this when they offer their spare time before a contract is created between the Host and SpareTImer.

How do I get paid as a SpareTimer?

After you have finished helping the Host, the first thing you will need to do is log onto your account. Then, go under the tab labelled "Currently Helping" Search for the job that you recently completed and click the link that says "Finished Helping". This will send a request to the Host that you have finished helping them. Once that is accepted, the money will be transferred to your account, less the 10% transaction fee.

What is a Host?

A Host is someone who needs help and makes a post to get help. A Host can either wait for an offer or directly invite a SpareTimer to a post.

What is a SpareTimer?

A SpareTimer is someone who makes an offer to help with the post that a Host makes. A SpareTimer can also make a Listing of the services that he/she can offer.

What is a post?

A post is made by a Host to ask for help. Posts are visible to SpareTimers. SpareTimers can offer help through a post.

What is a listing?

A listing is made by a SpareTimer to promote a skill or service that they can offer to Hosts. Listings are visible to Hosts. Hosts can invite a SpareTimer to a post through a listing.

Can I be both a host and a SpareTimer?

Absolutely! When you register with SpareTime you are automatically registered as a Host and SpareTimer. You can switch between your two accounts, depending on what you need to get done, through the switch button on the menu bar on top of the web page.