* Make and Post Flyers
If you know ways to use the graphics program on your computer system, you can produce an attractive leaflet marketing your services. If you don’t know how to design artwork, ask your art teacher or one of his or her students to help you. There are also many templates online to work with. Just search for “babysitting flyers” and you will find something.
Choose a catchy name for your business. This will be your brand that people will remember. Make certain to write in your name and contact information. Let your parents know that you are doing this. See if there are safer ways to have people contact you. You can put these flyers in mailboxes or on telephone poles. You can likewise visit your regional supermarket and put one on the bulletin board. Never meet with people you do not know without your parent’s supervision.
* Visit a recreation center
Lots of daycare centers and play groups have programs for children, which parents bring them to during the week and weekend. You can bring one of your flyers to leave or you can ask to make a presentation at one of the classes.
* Get certified at the Red Cross
After you take certification classes, you can ask your contacts at the Red Cross to refer you to people who ask for babysitters.
* Talk to everyone you know
The more you get the news out about your availability for babysitting the most likely you will get inquiries. Use social media! Post your business on Facebook and Twitter. Also post your message to any community pages such as for churches. Have your family members promote your services by asking people they deal with if they need a babysitter.
* Place an ad in a community newspaper
If you have actually some left over babysitting money, reinvest it into an advertisement in the classifieds section of your local paper. Many people search for a babysitter in a paper.
* Volunteer at a child care center
Working for free is a terrific method to attract moms and dads who already know you and trust you.
* Check with regional colleges
Lots of teachers return to school after the summer and will require somebody to look after their kids during the day. Additionally there a many college students who are also parents. Let the admission’s office know that you are available. Locate the school's bulletin board system in the main building and post your leaflets.
How to Find Work Online
Everyone is online now. It's an excellent way to find individuals looking for child care. Many people will post their need for childcare online or will search for caregivers. Here are some locations online to search for babysitting work.
* Local papers online
Some papers print their classifieds on the Internet. Inspect the classifieds to see if anybody is searching for help.
* Babysitting job agencies
Care.com and similar babysitting agencies are great places to open an account and find work.
* Online classifieds
Sites like Craigslist have different areas for each city. Inspect to see if anyone has actually published a child care need in a city near you. Publishing an advertisement on Craigslist is easy.
* Local sites
Browse a few of your regional job boards such as Teen Career Center. You can apply to jobs for free.
What You Can Do to Get the Job
Have you found that in some cases you get an interview with a parent but they never call you back? Parents wish to safeguard their children and wish to make certain you will safeguard them when you are caring for them. Make the best impression by bringing the following items with you to your very first conference with moms and dads:
* Copy of your existing First Aid/CPR document
* Certificate from a sitter course
* List of emergency numbers
* List of referrals
How to Protect Yourself
Always take care when you meet with new moms and dads especially if you don't know them through a relative, pal or neighbor. Speak to the family outside of their house where others can see you if they reside in a busy neighborhood. You can likewise bring an adult with you such as your own parent, a neighbor, or relative. If you ever feel unpleasant with a situation or by what a mom and dad has actually stated to you, inform someone right now. Babysitting jobs are fun, but you need to protect yourself.