Free registration and Premium Membership – What is the difference?
Questions and answers about free registration and the Premium Options of AuPairWorld
What do I get with free registration at AuPairWorld?
When you register free of charge as a host family on AuPairWorld, you create a profile in which you can present yourself and your search criteria. You then can use AuPairWorld's EasyFind search functionality to view the profiles of the thousands of au pairs registered on AuPairWorld and look for the ones that suit your specific wishes. You can send Standard Messages with the AuPairWorld Messaging System to these au pairs expressing your interest in an au pairing relationship. But as a host family, you can only exchange personal contact details with au pairs and finally choose an au pair for your family if you have purchased a Premium Membership option.
What do I get as a host family with a Premium Membership at AuPairWorld?
Premium Membership lets you take the next step in making contact with the au pairs you have found using AuPairWorld's EasyFind. As a Premium Member you can contact au pairs directly, sending personal messages with the AuPairWorld Messaging System in which you provide your personal contact data. This allows you to make full contact with your preferred au pairs to begin exchanging the detailed information necessary for developing a successful au pair relationship.
As a Premium Member you can send 120 applications to au pairs in the first 24 hours of membership and 240 applications in the first week. There are no significant differences between the various Premium options besides the length of the membership periods. Families that purchase the full-year "Premium 365" can push their profile up to 12 times in au pairs' Daily Update.
Is it possible to use AuPairWorld without Premium Membership?
For au pairs, it is not necessary to have a Premium Membership. When au pairs are in contact with a host family that is a Premium Member, they can use all the functions of the AuPairWorld Messaging System for exchanging contact details. Host families, on the other hand, must purchase one of the Premium options to be able to exchange personal contact data with au pairs and thus to arrange the details for an au pair stay.
Why are there three different Premium options?
The path to a new au pair is different for each family. Some families prefer to plan far in advance. Others are more last-minute types. Some families have their homes in areas that are in high demand among many au pairs (major urban centres for example). Others need to search among a smaller group of potential au pairs who are attracted to the particular region and situation that they are able to offer.
To better accommodate the wide variety of living situations and searching strategies that are included among our AuPairWorld Premium customers, we have different Premium options. These options give host families more flexibility and enhanced value as they make use of AuPairWorld's services.