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Now that you’ve passed your babysitting course with flying colors, let’s drum up some business! Ask friends for glowing recommendations to get your Nikes in the door. Next time a bud is in a jam and can’t take a job, see it she’ll be kind enough to refer you as a fill-in. (Whatever you don, don’t steal your friend’s gig for good). Be sure to contact families you shadowed or helped out. Tell them you’re certified and ready to be added to their call list. Babysitting is a word-of-mouth business. Tell friends and families you’re ready to log some sitting hours.
Meet potential clients by volunteering at a youth group or church nursery. Never post fliers or Internet messages (giving out your name and digits to anyone you and your ‘rents don’t know is not a smart idea). Instead, check out our business card maker and print out cards offering your sitting services. Next time you hang out with a cool family with kids, hand ‘em your card. They’ll think you’re a real pro and serious about the biz.
Next, throw together a brief resume with your background. Since you don’t have a mile-long list of past jobs, focus on any experience that prepares you for babysitting (“As the older sister of triplets, I can handle a small load of little ones”), accomplishments that showcase responsibility (“I headed up the fifth-grade can drive”) and any interests you have that might make you seem like someone the kids would have fun with (“I’m an expert at making friendship bracelets”). Finally, list three trustworthy references to back you up.
POSTED ON 10/14/2009 7:00:00 AM
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are my questions about the bussiness cards getting to you? I really need the advice Elizabeth P.
by Farmers_Daughter_<3 on 12/11/2010 2:24:07 PM
by Farmers_Daughter_<3 on 12/11/2010 2:10:48 PM
by Farmers_Daughter_<3 on 12/11/2010 2:08:50 PM
by Farmers_Daughter_<3 on 12/11/2010 1:52:34 PM
volenteering at a church and or youth group acctually does really work! i have had lots of biz!
by lololola on 10/13/2010 2:45:32 PM
by xoxoaero96 on 8/8/2010 1:00:09 PM
I took a babysitting course and it really helped me. I havnt gotten any jobs yet, but im working on flyers right now.
by ellsburygirl46 on 7/26/2010 1:41:13 PM
by ambersgirl on 7/22/2010 9:34:45 AM
not really sure if i should, ill talk to my mom, lol!
by artistgirl212 on 7/4/2010 4:09:39 PM
by emerchy on 5/16/2010 5:58:13 PM
Hey girls, i know many of you have plenty to ask and and I have plenty to answer! So check my profile - *Beth's advice* and trust me when I say this I will get to answer your quests ASAP!
All you have to is post you question on my Profile!And I WILL get back to you.
If you want advice from a chica like your self, ask me!
And unlike the people that answer here I will tell stuff that i had from my own experiences!
Also what is also cool is that some of my friends are going to help me answer some of the more challenging questions
And eventually I'm going to put up a website for all of you senoritas! but for now Go to my Profile and I'l make life a bit easier!
by Beth's Advice! on 2/23/2010 7:07:57 PM
by rnd2597 on 1/31/2010 8:30:40 PM
by dancechick7496 on 12/26/2009 9:08:27 PM
by rainbowpanda! on 12/15/2009 10:30:04 PM
is the link
by sparkles333 on 12/4/2009 10:22:05 PM
Um It says you have a Buisness card Maker.
"Instead, check out our business card maker and print out cards offering your sitting services."
Where is it?
by micah365 on 11/5/2009 8:49:45 PM
another way to rake in clients, would be to make business cards. on the cards include ur name, phone #, and ur occupation: Babysitter! then mass print...and deliver to everyone in ur neighborhood that u kno..(and has kids!) then ur sure to get some calls...then u want to be a nice babysitter to the kids..and then next time the 'rents go to call a sitter...they'll scream and cry ur name until their 'rents finally call u!
by koalamama1 on 6/1/2009 7:07:52 PM
It doesn't matter what age you are- it just matters how responsible you are! Some people start babysitting at 10, others aren't ready at 13. If you think you're ready, you are!
by sustainia on 3/27/2009 8:27:17 PM
by shoptillyadrop! on 3/24/2009 6:47:59 PM
by shoptillyadrop! on 3/24/2009 6:24:57 PM
if you now peple wth ltte kids then causle brng up that you baby sit
by peace 16 on 1/11/2009 7:31:05 PM
i know people with little kids but idk how to get them to ask me to babysit
i have even taken classes
by ~Dancer13~ on 12/9/2008 6:02:43 PM
i love ur screenname twilight!
and i dont know if its different in different states but where i live you dont have to, buy parents like it if you've taken a course.
by cheerldr~~* on 11/5/2008 11:06:45 PM
do i really need my babysitters license?
cuz i want to start babysitting but I'm not sure if i need it
by **twilight** on 11/4/2008 8:15:20 PM
_xojennaxo_: you can start babystting as soon as you get your babysitters licence. you can take the course when your 11. i have mine and im only 11! hope this helpsxox Estevangirl17
by Estevangirl17 on 10/27/2008 10:04:57 PM
when i first started sitting, i put up fliers around the neighbourhood! it really worked!!
by mini_ginny on 10/27/2008 1:43:41 AM
im only 11 when can i start babysitting?
by _xojennaxo_ on 9/22/2008 4:55:10 PM
I want to babysit for extra money so i can afford to buy nice clothes and save for college, but I'm not yet certificated. I've checked for courses, but the only one i've found a few months ago we never got to becuase my mom forgot and i didn't know the number! How can I start babysitting??
by nicole32 on 9/15/2008 4:55:45 PM
i so want to babysit!!!!!!! i just have no one to babysit for! what should i do???
by aniehaus on 9/13/2008 7:49:08 PM
by singrgirl13 on 8/31/2008 2:22:40 PM
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