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Just because you're not old enough to earn a paycheck doesn't mean you can't make some fast cash.
You Will Need
- Business plan
- Child-care skills
- Training course
- Set rates
- Confidence (optional)
- Personal recommendations (optional)
Make a business plan
Make a business plan that defines prospective customers for your babysitting service, how much you will charge, and whether you will accept cash, checks, or allow parents to run a tab.
Assess your skills
Assess your skills, which should include first aid, meal preparation, changing diapers, entertaining kids, and knowing how to discipline them fairly. Then bone up on skills you any skills you lack by researching or taking a course.
Find your comfort level
Find your comfort level, identifying age groups you handle and manage best. Stick with caring for children in that age group first.
Interview prospective clients
Interview prospective clients to evaluate their expectations and to determine whether their environment is a safe place in which to work.
Advertise your babysitting service
Advertise your babysitting service in your neighborhood with flyers, place classified ads, and spread the news of your new service through word of mouth.