The final step to getting started is actually finding work. There are a few ways to do this, always keeping safety in mind (you don’t want to get your personal information to get to the wrong person).
1. Spread the words
Tell people (you or your parents) that you are available to babysit.
2. Word of mouth
Once you have babysat for a few different families, you’ll be surprised at how much your business will start picking up. Word-of-mouth tends to be the most common way that a babysitter finds work.
Safety Tip: If a new family that you do not know calls, ask who recommanded you. Always do your best at each job as it may earn you a new client!
3. Speak to teachers
Later, after you get some experience, you may want to speak to the kindergarten and lower grade teachers at school or church. Students’ parents often let the teachers know if they are looking for a babysitter. You can let them know you are looking for families to babysit for.
4. Be cautious when posting flyers
When posting flyers at a supermarket or on the street please be cautious as you may receive some unwelcomed responses. The same thing goes for classified ads listed in newspapers. Answering them might not be safe.