Showing posts from January, 2021

Announcement: The revised subscription fee for new users from 1 March 2021

Dear users, Thank you for your continued support. Despite the disruptions caused by Covid-19 in 2020, we remain committed to providing a valuable service for all our users. We recently started our cash rewards program to motivate our helpers and added a YouTube channel offering employer and helper tips. As a new app that launched in late 2019, we have deliberately kept the subscription fee low. There are 3X more videos on our service than before. With increasing demand, we have been adding more helper training content. And now, to continue growing, we are revising our fee from $4.99 to $8.99 for new subscribers from 1 March 2021. Current Step Up users - those who subscribe by 28 February 2021 - will not be affected by this fee revision, even for future renewals. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this fee change, please do not hesitate to reach out. Yours sincerely, Tracy Wong, Step Up Founder

Step-by-Step guide to find the best maid agencies in Singapore

If you have been looking to hire a maid since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, you would have faced multiple challenges due to restrictions. There are now fewer maids available for hire and you will have to fork out additional fees for Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) and testing.  On top of that, there is also a new rule. From the start of 2021, if you need to hire a maid, you must get her medical insurance with a coverage amount of at least $10,000, This is to cover any medical expenses in the event that she develops COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of arriving in Singapore. The insurance must be bought before she arrives in Singapore. Demand for maids remain strong Despite the costs, the demand for maids remains strong . Now more than ever, employers hiring new maids want the assurance and guarantee of quality and well-trained maids. It is totally understandable considering the sizeable fee - which can amount to double of what you used to pay. This is why it’s importan t to go with maid ag