Make $$ Babysitting!
I’m sure most of you reading this knows about babysitting, but let me go a little more in depth. Babysitting is a very common job for teenagers and college students. This is a really simple job that actually pays well. Most of the times you set your own rates and such and what not.
When babysitting, a lot of people start with family or friends, but if you want to start branching out from that (which I highly recommend you should) it can be a great idea. You can either start just by yourself or you can go through Care.com.
Let’s first talk about Care.com. This is a website that connects you with families that need a babysitter in your area. This is somewhat like a freelance site so I would recommend building up reviews and such and then start charging higher prices. This is very easy, just getting your first few jobs may be difficult. I would recommend this for people with less time available to invest into babysitting.
Next, it is starting on your own. Yes you can babysit some family member’s or friend’s kids, but why stop there? If you have the time and you’re looking to make some money start your business! Make an Instagram, a Facebook, some business cards, an email, and if you get big you will need a website. Really anything a business would have. You can do this before or after any job offerings. I recommend you start with family and friends and then start expanding just so you can have some recommendations for more people you have not had contact with. Finding jobs may take a while, but realistically, you can just go on Care.com and look for people to contact there. Offer some lower rates, show them your social media and have them contact you! People respect those who reach out and are putting in the work, I’m sure most people aren’t getting those offers in everyday!
After you start gaining more and more jobs, maybe it’s time to hire some employees aka some of your friends. Make sure you know who you’re choosing to work for you. Remember, your brand is on the line here. Make sure they know what they’re doing and send them off! As you start expanding, you really can make some good money especially if people in your area start to get to know your business!
Just like any other business, good customer service is hugely important! Especially with babysitters, trust MUST be established. Having good communication and being respectful is something you must display to succeed!
If you choose to start this, I wish you luck! But if not, you can consider this and keep it in the back of your head!