Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How to Make Money Babysitting One Day a Week

Let’s face it, there’s money to be made in childcare. And if you do it from home, you can be paid in cash! But watching children is not easy. It’s a huge responsibility and it can be quite stressful. And you must check your local county for home daycare laws.

During this tough economy, I decided to open up a home daycare center with a twist. The thought of having a houseful of children every single day made me a tad anxious, so I came up with a plan to make a little extra cash just one day per week. I call it “Mom’s Day Out!”

I host Mom’s Day Out every Friday and here’s how it works: I spread the word to all of my mommy friends and neighbors about my babysitting service. Every Friday I will baby-sit for moms on the go from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, so that they can get grocery shopping done, make doctor’s appointment’s, run errands, schedule a spa day or have lunch with friends.

I charge $5.00 an hour per child and I ask that parent's bring a bag lunch.  I provide snacks, drinks and activities like:  storytime, music, arts and crafts and more.

Mom's Day Out is a great way to make some extra money and is the perfect opportunity for busy parents to get their errands done sans kids!

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