Frequently Asked Questions
What is Easemakers?
The leading community for private household service professionals to connect and elevate each other and the industry. This community is our space. Our safe space. No principals, no vendors. Just people who are passionate about private service, and who are moving this industry forward.
What are the benefits of this community?
There's power in numbers. If we can all connect and share our knowledge and experiences with one another, we all become empowered to do more than we could ever have done alone. Having this type of support allows us to elevate our careers — whether we want to thrive in our current roles, find new ones, share community-vetted vendors in real time, get advice from peers who have deep knowledge of the industry, or just be inspired.
Our community is based in an online forum (using Circle's community software) that allows members to share stories, tips and questions in real time. It’s like a private Facebook group, made specifically for easemakers with shared backgrounds, interests, questions and passions. Whether you want to pose a question to the group or say hello to a friend (or a future friend) in a direct message, you’ll have plenty of options to connect and engage with your peers.
What type of members are a fit with the community?
Right now, Easemakers is open to Estate / House Managers (and Executive / Personal / Family Assistants that focus on running households). Over time, we will open it up to other roles ranging from Housekeepers to Chefs and Nannies to Property Managers. We’re looking for individuals with a good moral compass, people who will come here for advice and direction, and who will lend their expertise to the community, as well.
How do I join the community?
Easemakers is a private community, so we ask everyone to share some basic information to join. This allows us to grow the community at a healthy pace, and ensure everyone's voice is heard.
Can I invite others?
Of course! Member referrals are a great way to expand our community of trusted peers.
Who moderates this community?
The Easemakers community was started by Nines, and our team members are the community's admins. A board of 8 independent industry experts from across the country is dedicated to the vision and day to day of Easemakers. But the heart of our community is our members, so it's up to you to make this community exactly what you want it to be!
What is Nines?
Nines began its journey of modernizing the Private Service Industry in 2020, right as the pandemic was beginning to upend so many lives. After working closely with both principals and private service professionals, we pinpointed two major gaps: technology and community. Nines is the world’s first system-of-record for household data – allowing you to track and manage your household's pivotal information, projects, vendors, assets, and employees, all in one platform. Nines streamlines the household by getting all stakeholders and data on one platform, providing access to essential information for the right people at the right time, and enabling the recording of new household knowledge that is valuable to preserve. Nines also powers Easemakers, a dedicated community to help private service professionals connect and learn from each other.
How can I share my feedback and ideas?
Always feel free to make yourself heard on the platform and beyond. If there's something you'd like to share with the Easemakers team, never hesitate to reach out directly to an admin or email email@example.com.
Can I submit blog posts or articles?
Once you're a member, you can start sharing your insights with other easemakers right away by posting in a number of different conversation channels. If you’d like to lend your expert voice to help create content outside of the community, we'd love to connect with you. Reach out directly to an admin or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I find recommendations for vendors and other things?
Yes, you’ll find that other community members will often share their honest feedback about vendors that they have used in the past. We generally don’t allow vendors onto the platform, and we don’t have your typical "preferred vendors," so know that all recommendations in the Easemakers community are organic and straight from real community members.