WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Care.com(SM) (www.care.com), an online service connecting people seeking qualified care givers with a national network of trusted providers, today announced the availability of its new affiliate program. The affiliate program is designed to provide qualified partners with an opportunity to receive compensation for helping refer parents and families to Care.com's nationwide network of trustworthy babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, tutors, and senior caregivers. In order to qualify for Care.com's affiliate program, individuals or organizations must have a live website available for review, and it must have a family-friendly mission. With the rollout of the affiliate program nationwide, Care.com has announced that Upromise(R), has signed on as the company's first major partner. Upromise enables families to automatically save money for college while making eligible everyday purchases of products and services at thousands of grocery and drug stores, retail outlets and online sites. Through the Care.com affiliate program, Upromise members can earn a $16 contribution when signing up for a Care.com premium subscription. "As Care.com continues to grow our national network of providers, our new affiliate program will provide an exciting opportunity for individuals and organizations to share our services with families in need," said Sheila Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "With the wealth of resources available to families online, we are excited to partner with companies like Upromise to help us reach people in search of care-related services." Affiliates earn commission by referring paid subscribers to Care.com. For every new premium member that joins via the partner's website, Care.com will pay $30 to its affiliate. As a special introductory offer to the first participants in the affiliate program, Care.com will increase the per-subscriber commission to $40 through September 30, 2007. To manage its online affiliate program, Care.com has selected DoubleClick Performics(R), a leading provider of affiliate and search-marketing services and technologies. DoubleClick Performics' customized affiliate marketing programs connect merchants with affiliates of the highest caliber who share common customers and common goals. Launched in May 2007, Care.com is an online service connecting people seeking qualified care givers with a national network of trusted providers. With local search options currently available in more than 20 major cities across the United States, Care.com's online marketplace provides a network of care providers in areas including child care, pet care, senior care and tutoring. For further information on the Care.com affiliate program or to join, please visit www.care.com/affiliates or contact email@example.com. About Care.com Care.com is an online service that connects people seeking qualified care givers with a national network of trusted providers. The company provides a simple and safe way for families and individuals to manage their care needs. Care.com offers a full breadth of subscription-based services - child care, pet care, senior care, tutoring, and soon other services - to address the lifecycle of specific care needs while providing free background checks and a suite of tools and resources for selecting the best care possible. The company was founded in 2006 and is funded by Matrix Partners, with a mission to help people achieve a more balanced life through smart care connections.