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Virtual babysitting and contactless home repairs -- the business trend brought on by COVID

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Virtual babysitting and contactless home repairs -- the business trend brought on by COVID

Virtual babysitting and contactless home repairs -- the business trend brought on by COVID

The virtual way of doing business is something many of us are becoming familiar with and for some companies, this online shift has given their bottom lines a nice boost.

BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUSPANDEMIC, YOU MIGHT HAVE DONEA VIRTUAL DOCTOR VISIT OR AVIDEO CONFERENCE CALL FORWORK.

NOW...IT SEEMS ONLINESERVICES AND CLASSES AREEVERYWHERE.

CONSUMERINVESTIGATOR KRISTIN BYRNEINTRODUCES US TO SOME OTHERVIRTUAL BUSINESSES YOU MAY NOTHAVETHE VIRTUAL WAY OF DOINGBUSINESS IS SOMETHING MANY OFUS.....ARE BECOMING FAMILIARWITH...FOR SOME COMPANIES THISONLINE SHIFT HAS GIVEN THEIRBOTTOM LINES A NICE BOOST.FIXER DOT COM IS ONE OFTHEM...A VIRTUAL CONTACTLESSHOME REPAIR SERVICE...:30 wefound that most people with ascrewdriver and a coach canfix just about anything intheir home :34CEO MIKE EVANSSAYS YOU TEXT F-I-X-E-R ...ANDOVER VIDEO, A SKILLEDHANDYPERSON WILL WALK YOUTHROUGH HOW TO MAKE A REPAIR...:46 Kristin: how is thisdifferent than just going onyoutube?mike: there'ssomething really magical aboutan experienced handyperson whocan see what you're seeing andhear what you're hearing overa video chat and say, 'Oh.That's this problem and here'sthe right way to EVANS SAYSBUSINESS HAS NEARLY DOUBLEDSINCE THE START OF THEPANDEMIC...1:36 kristin: ingeneral what type of growthhave you seen for yourbusiness during COVID?THE SITEURBANSITTER...WHERE PARENTSFIND BABYSITTERS....IS SEEINGSIMILIAR SUCCESS...Lynn:that's been a big increase onthe virtual babysitting andthat's something we did verylittle of before COVID 1:45CEO LYNN PERKINS EXPLAINSCAREGIVERS WORKING FROMHOME...NEED SOMEONE TOENTERTAIN THEIR KIDS FOR ANHOUR OR TWO...SHE SAYS AVIRTUAL BABYSITTER FITS THEBILL ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS AGES5 TO 9.

:44 these sitters,it's pretty amazing.

They havetalents from, you have actorsin New York that are doingvirtual babysitting, tolanguage specialists, so youcan have your child take aFrench lesson :55 :58 andyou're not limited to yourgeography, so you have a widerange of talent that you canpick from 1:03 THESE VIRTUALSERVICES AREN'T FOREVERYONE...BUT IF IT WORKS FORYOUR FAMILY...ANOTHER BONUS IS...THE COST-SAVINGS...FIXERDOT COM IS 15 BUCKS FOR EVERY15 MINUTES AND WITHURBANSITTTER...YOU CAN SEARCHFOR A VIRTUAL BABYSITTEROFFERING A RATE YOU'RE WILLINGTO PAY.

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