Set Extra Jobs to earn additional allowance (PLUS feature)

Note! We are currently rolling out a new version of our Jobs feature. Take a look at the screens to check which version you are on, and then find the correct instructions below.

Chores v1 

If your chores list says ‘Jobs’ at the top, has a colourful background, and has separate allowance jobs and extra jobs lists, then you are on Chores v1. 

(If you are keen to move over to Chores v2 just send our team a quick message in the app and we can move you over!) 

Chores v2

If your chores list says your child’s name at the top, has a white background, and has both allowance jobs and extra jobs in the same list, then you are on Chores v2.


Chores v1

To add an Extra Job:

  1. Click on the Jobs icon in the top right corner of your child's dashboard (mop and bucket icon)
  2. From you child's Jobs dashboard, switch to the Extra jobs tab next to Allowance Jobs
  3. Tap the Plus (+) icon in the bottom right corner to add your Extra Job

In the Job details section, you'll have the options to:

  • add the amount your child can earn for completing the job
  • choose the job to be due on a certain date
  • set the job as a one off 
  • or set to have the job repeat daily, weekly or monthly

A few things to note: 

  • Extra jobs work slightly differently from allowance jobs, as only one instance of the job will ever appear on your child's jobs list at a time. If you set a job to repeat daily you will see 'today's' job, but the next day it won't become overdue. Instead it will be replaced by the new day's job. This means you can't approve a job that's in the past.
  • When you have approved a repeating extra job, it will disappear off your child's 'To do' for that day and re-appear the next day. As a parent it will re-appear on the list again. This is because you can make edits to Extra Jobs, such as changing its frequency, so it's kept on the list in case you want to make changes. You can view the 'Done in last 7 days' section at the bottom to see what jobs you've recently approved.
  • When clicking to approve an extra job, you can adjust the job amount by using the plus and minus icons next to the job amount. This can come in handy if you want to give them a bonus, or they didn't do as great a quality job so you aren't giving them the full amount!
Video Demo

Chores v2

To add an Extra Job:

  1. Click on the Jobs icon in the top right corner of your child's dashboard (mop and bucket icon)
  2. Tap the Plus (+) icon in the bottom right corner 
  3. Select a suggested job from the list or create your own
  4. Tap the dropdown box titled ‘Must be done to get allowance’ and select the ‘Extra earner’ option

From this screen you can also edit the following options:

1. Edit the job name, image and notes

Tap anywhere in the box showing the job image and name to edit the job name, image or notes. 

Tap the ‘Done’ button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes

2. Choose the schedule for the job

By default the job will be set for ‘No specific day’ which means it can be completed anytime within the allowance period, and it will recur in each allowance period.

If you tap on this drop down box you will see some other scheduling options: 

  • This job will repeat: here you can choose to repeat the job daily, weekly (on specific days) or monthly (on specific dates).
  • Set a due date: here you can set a specific date for the job to be completed. This will make it a one off job that doesn’t repeat.  

3. Assign the job to multiple children

At the bottom of the page you will see the names and avatars of your children. The child whose jobs list you are on will automatically be selected. Tap on another child to also assign the job to them.

Note: this will create a separate entry of this task for each child. They will not be linked, therefore the job will show as needing to be completed by all of the children that you select. 

A few things to note: 

  • Extra jobs work slightly differently from allowance jobs, as only one instance of the job will ever appear on your child's jobs list at a time. If you set a job to repeat daily you will see 'today's' job, but the next day it won't become overdue. Instead it will be replaced by the new day's job. This means you can't approve a job that's in the past.
  • When you have approved a repeating extra job, it will disappear off your child's 'To do' for that day and re-appear the next day. As a parent it will re-appear on the list again. This is because you can make edits to Extra Jobs, such as changing its frequency, so it's kept on the list in case you want to make changes. You can view the 'Done in last 7 days' section at the bottom to see what jobs you've recently approved.
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