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October 26, 2006 11:50 AM Subscribe
I've decided to try picking up occassional babysitting gigs on nights and weekends.
posted by SassHat to Work & Money (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I already work a full-time job, but I need to make a few extra bucks each week.
I like kids and have a fair amount of experience doing this back when I was in high school. I like kids, have a great time with them and am definitely up for helping out with homework, tutoring, playing video games with them. But I have a couple questions:
-How should I find families to sit for? Fliers, craigslist? How do you find your sitters?
-How much do people charge for babysitting nowadays? When I was in middle and high school, I made about 6 bucks an hour. I had one random babysitting gig during college and I made 10. What's fair to ask?
-I don't really have references as all the families I used to sit for are far away, I don't have their contact info, the kids are older now, etc...
I'm in Toronto, so advice specific to the area is extra useful.