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Making Money Survey Results - Babysitting Jobs


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Activity: Babysit

Earnings:
  • $7.00 Per Hour (12)
  • $5.00 Per Hour (12+) (2), (10)
  • $4.00 to $5.00 Per Hour (13 or Older)
  • $4.00 Per Hour (11.5), (10)
  • $3.70 Per Hour (Plus $1.15 Per Extra Kid) (At Least 13)
  • $3.50 Per Hour (12) (2)
  • $3.00 Per Hour (8-18), (12) (4), (10 or Older)
  • $3.00 (Canadian) Per Hour (12)
  • $2.50 Per Hour (12)
  • $2.00 to $4.00 Per Hour (11+)
  • $2.00 Per Hour (12+), (13)
  • $5.00 Per Child (12)
  • $4.00 Per Child (12)
  • $3.00 Per Child (12)
  • $2.50 Per Person (12)
  • $2.00 Per Kid (12)

Age:
8-18, 10 (2), 10 or older, 11+, 11.5, 12 (13), 12+ (3), 13, at least 13, 13 or older

Tips On Getting Started:
  • Love what you do and do what you love (at least 13).
  • Take a class (12).
  • Ask friends and neighbors if they need people to baby-sit and then they will tell people and your business will grow (12+).
  • Bring games for the kids and if there are parks nearby take them to that. If it's still light out ask the parents if you can take the kids for a bike ride or go on their roller blades down the road (12).
  • Take the American Red Cross Baby-Sitting Course for a license (13).
  • Post up signs all over your town or city (12+).
  • Make sure you know CPR. Have fun with kids. Be responsible (11+)
  • Go to a baby-sitting practice thing and help you Mom with her baby or your Aunt (10).
  • Put fliers up at schools, malls and supermarkets. Also, once you start baby-sitting for one family, they will tell about your service to other people, and before you know it you will have a lot of clients (12).
  • First take a course at your local YMCA. Then, when you graduate the course tell your parents to spread the word that you are a trained baby-sitter (12).
  • Ask people you know or people your parents know. Then, they might recommend you to people they know (10 or older).
  • Find a kid that needs to be baby-sat (10).
  • Learn with a brother and sister (13 or older).
  • Ask Mom and Dad for help.
  • Put an ad in the newspaper (12).
  • Try not to over price or under price because they won't take you if you are over priced! If you are under priced everyone will want you and then when you raise it they will all be guilty or maybe even mad and find a new sitter (12)!!
  • Ask some of your parent's friends who have known you forever and who trust you and have young kids (12).
  • Get friends involved it helps a lot, but make sure these friends are ones you can get along with (12).
  • Just ask, it can't hurt (12+)
  • Put up flyers (12).
  • Start out with children older and not babies. For example, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are good ages to start with (11.5).
  • You should usually hand out business cards or put up flyers (8-18).
  • Take a course at your community center that will provide you with the necessary skills to become a babysitter. You could also try and take CPR courses, too (12).

Tips For Success:
  • Meet with your employer early to assure you know everything (at least 13).
  • Try and be nice to the kids and parents - you can get extra money sometimes. Also, make sure that the house is clean and the kids are in bed when their parent(s) get home (12+).
  • Fill out a form for each person you baby-sit and ask them to fill it out. It should be questions on the kids and where you can reach the parent (12).
  • Make business cards and let friends and neighbors know you are willing to baby-sit and your fees and schedule (13).
  • Let them do whatever they want even if you don't like to do what they want to (12+).
  • Be in control. Have things under control. If you can, go to a baby-sitting clinic (11+).
  • Put up signs and info and you might get some business (10).
  • Never baby-sit for any children that don't listen or tell you "no". In case of an emergency, you would not be able to save their life (12).
  • After about 2 years if you are still interested form a group of other kids that have done the same thing and you will be like a baby-sitting organization (12).
  • Do stuff that the kids want to do and be nice (10 or older).
  • Don't let them break anything (10).
  • Do special things for the parents like washing dishes (13 or older).
  • Be friendly and helpful.
  • Try to play with the children and have fun with them (12).
  • Always know the phone numbers and address where the parents will be, the neighbors number, poison control, the police and just stuff like that in case of an emergency and if you live up north have the number for the gas company to turn off the gas and get out if you can smell it (12)!!!!!!:)
  • Be nice (12).
  • Stay with what you start (12).
  • Do your best and don't forget them (12+)
  • Bring games and show parents how responsible you are by asking questions about the child like age, weight, height and know all emergency numbers.
  • Give an interview about yourself and get an interview about the child to see what they like, when they should go to bed, favorite games and what foods they like and dislike (11.5).
  • Be polite and try to do everything perfect (8-18).
  • Always bring a babysitting manual so the parents know you will be prepared. Also bring your cards that say you have completed a babysitting course or CPR course for reference. You can also try and be 10 minutes early to gain information about the baby and other important facts (12).

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