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Nov
16

How to Find a Babysitting Job in Your Neighborhood

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My favorite way to find care-giving jobs is with “guerilla marketing”. The advantage to this method is that you have more control over who you’re connecting with plus you’re reaching parents in a way that’s outside the box that all the other care-givers in your area are using to find jobs. We’ve used all of the methods below to build up our client base.

Be sure to read through to the end for the AWESOME freebie we promised you!

Leave flyers or postcards on:

  • Doors in your neighborhood. It’s illegal to leave unstamped mail in mailboxes so if you’re going door to door you’re going to have to walk up to the door to leave your postcard.
  • Car windshields at events that are likely to attract parents such as parks on weekends when soccer games are going on, the library during story time …

Bulletin boards at:

  • Apartment and condo complexes at mailboxes and laundry rooms.
  • Coffee shops – ask the manager or they may take down your info as soon as you leave.
  • Grocery stores often have bulletin boards.
  • Restaurants – ask the manager.
  • Gyms
  • Community Centers
  • Library
  • Churches
  • Daycare center

A word about bulletin board posting – don’t try to be sneaky, ask for permission. If a business doesn’t want outsiders to post on their board they’ll just remove your card after you leave, but if you ask permission they just might say yes 😊

Hand out business cards to parents you meet at the park or in your neighborhood.

Use double-sided tape to stick business cards or postcards to benches in parks, on ATM machines, on gas pumps, on the back of bathroom doors in movie theatres and churches. I cannot tell you how many moms called my office laughing (in a good way) about the postcard they found on the back of a bathroom stall door.

Check out your school’s Student Service or Career Center.

Finally, word-of-mouth is truly one of the best ways to boost your babysitting business and to find new customers. Provide great service, then ask your clients to tell their friends about you. Minimal effort – great results!

All right, I told you we have a fantastic freebie for you!Check out the business card and postcard templates below.

Business Card w Crop Marks

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Postcard w Crop Marks

Postcard for Avery Postcard Paper

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