You might not have thought about searching online for a job babysitting but the age of computers and the Internet have made this the easiest way to find any type of job. Adults needing an extra income or stay-at-home moms looking to supplement their spouse’s income offer their services to make ends meet. If this is something you have thought about doing, here are a few suggestions to get you started.
To get started, go to Google and type in babysitting jobs. You’ll get lots of information in the search results. People often place ads in the classified section of the newspaper. If you look up the paper online you can see the listings and the poster’s contact information. In some cases, you may have to contact the newspaper for the poster’s contact information.
People needing services often post on job boards as well. Most likely you will find a lot of service jobs this way, from caretaking to housesitting. Online job boards are a good place to start your search because there are lots of them. If you don’t mind driving a bit you can widen your search area for more results.
Craigslist sometimes lists babysitting jobs in the “gig” section. You can search for jobs in your town or by zip code. Again, widen search parameters to include nearby towns if you don’t mind driving 10 miles or so. You’ll get more results if you check some of the option boxes like “search surrounding areas.”
Post Your Own Ad
Try posting your own ad. You can take out an ad in the newspaper, post ads on Craigslist, and in some smaller local publications. You can include your contact information and your hours of availability. You should also include information such as if you are available for short-notice calls.
There are apps that you can use to sign up with websites that connect sitters with parents looking for child care. You list your availability and your rate and the parents call you. What could be any easier than that? This is a very popular way to job search these days because people always have their phones with them no matter where they are. You get notifications on your phone when someone books you for a job so there is no worry of missing a contact because you were away from your computer. Another benefit of working this way is that many of these services take care of payment processing for you as well. You never have to worry about someone not paying you because they collect the fee upfront.
Babysitting and other service-based jobs can easily be found online. These are just a few of the most popular ways of finding these jobs but there are others if you search. The good thing is that you can start today. Give these ideas a try and get on the road to earning the extra money you need.