First, you need to set your availability.
The second you add availability to your calendar, parents can book you on the spot! Chime is built around instant bookings. If you say you're free 10am-9pm on April 1st, then expect to get booked at any moment for that day/timeframe...maybe more than once.
Say you get booked 11am-3pm. Unless you go on and remove your remaining availability, you can still get booked a second time between 3pm-9pm. It's up to you to manage your availability calendar.
NOTE: If you're booked to back to back, you'll always have at least 1 hour between bookings.
But what are these Additional Job Opportunities emailed to me?
When Chime parents are trying to book a sitter, sometimes no sitter will have that availability on their calendar and we can't present immediate options to the family. In these cases, we send out an email request to nearby sitters and they can say whether or not they're interested in the gig. If you're interested, we'll present your profile to the family, but there's not guarantee you'll be booked. Parents have 24 hours to follow up with these requests and book someone.
Additionally, you may receive the occasional text alerting you of an additional job. This typically means a family was cancelled on. In addition to an email, we send out texts to speed up the process of finding a new sitter for the cancelled-on family.