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Old 09-16-2014, 05:58 PM
 
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I am trying to make some extra money by getting a second job and have settled on babysitting since I work with children on my full-time job.

How would you go about getting clients?

I have looked in to care.com and sittercity, but they require payment in order for me to sign up as a provider.

Any tried and true ways to get clients that won't require me to pay for it?

TIA!
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:13 AM
 
Location: All Over
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I think your best bet will be going through some service even if it requires you to pay. In this day and age no good parent is just going to hire someone off craigslit or something like that, everyone will want you vetted, background check, etc. Those services though they may require you to pay will vet you to make your clients more comfortable as well as probably put somet profile of you out there to be hired. Aside from that word of mouth and referrals from friends is probably your best bet.
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Portal to the Pacific
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Facebook! Do you live in a community with facebook groups? We have three or four of them where people post asking for baby sitters and dog walkers and all sorts of services. Usually just word of mouth work on these sites.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:42 AM
 
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What are you going to do if a child ends up dead or injured under your care? Have you thought about the financial consequences of that? Before going into business, make sure you can protect yourself against financial ruins.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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We have had some local babysitters put flyers in mailboxes. Churches are a good place to advertise as well, if they'll let you put a listing in a bulletin or something. Facebook is a great place to get referrals from too.
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:09 PM
 
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facebook and craigslist,,and call it child-care sounds more mature
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