What is the difference between a one-time vs. a recurring task?
When setting up tasks, parents can choose between setting them up as one-time or a task that occurs every week. There is a key difference between the two, which is explained in more detail below:
A recurring task is a task that can be repeated various times throughout the week (every week). You can set a recurring task to repeat every week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, or 4 weeks1. The recurring task repeats at the cadence of your choosing, and the completion of the recurring task will be determined by wether or not your child successfully completed every instance of the task. If your child completes only a portion of the task instances that were set, the task would still be considered incomplete, and as such, they would not get paid.
For example, if you have assigned a recurring task to be completed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, (or on 3 separate occasions) but your child only completed the task on Monday (or on just one occasion), their total earnings for that task would remain $0. We completely understand that sometimes children can miss a day and still want to get paid! Which is why you can also set up a one-time task!
You can set a number of instances that your child can complete each time, or, you can set the specific days during which your child can complete the tasks, the choice is yours!
To ensure your child gets paid for each instance they complete, we recommend assigning “One-off” tasks. A one off task means that the task payment will occur if they complete that one instance of the task that has been sent.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team!
1. If you choose to set a recurring task at a cadence of 2 weeks, 3 weeks, or 4 weeks, the task will only payout after your cadence has been complete, and not on a weekly basis. For example, if you set a recurring task at a cadence of 2 weeks, your child will be paid every second Payday (Saturday). You can view when Payday is on ‘Task Details’.