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Earn Christmas money pick up babysitting jobs

I know what you’re thinking, babysitting is just a job for teenagers. And either you can’t find enough work to make any money from babysitting, or you have to find someone willing to hire you full-time, which is a lot of work. Let me tell you though, babysitting is a great way to make a little extra cash for Christmas.

While most people think of babysitting as an occasional Friday night out, it’s far from the only option. There are many other additional opportunities that may be just right for you and your busy schedule!

Babysitting over Christmas break

For example, consider what happens in schools for the two weeks right around Christmas. They stop. This means that working mothers who had a place to send their school-aged children all day suddenly have to provide full-time care for their children for just two weeks. If you’re looking for a way to make a big chunk of cash fast and you’re at home anyway, this could be a great way!

Babysitting so parents can go Christmas shopping

Another great option is babysitting on Saturday so people can get their Christmas shopping done. After all, parents don’t want their children with them when they go shopping for gifts, and many working parents don’t have time to go during the day when their children are in school. Combine weekend babysitting with a little party prep and you can get a lot of great deals!

Additional babysitting ideas

While babysitting during the Christmas holidays and babysitting so parents can do their Christmas shopping are two of the best options for this time of year, you have plenty of other options if you’re willing to get creative. For example, you might offer to take another mom’s kids to school in the morning so she can start exercising each morning before she starts working on her New Year’s resolutions. Alternately, you may be able to babysit some of the kids before or after school to help balance moms’ work schedules and their kids’ school schedules.

Although these types of opportunities are usually more common at the beginning of the school year, they can be found at any time. After all, you may meet a mom who just took a new job or whose schedule has changed and so her needs have changed.

How to find babysitting jobs

The best ways to find a babysitting job today have probably changed quite a bit from when you babysat as a teenager. Here’s what you should do: First, start by talking to any moms you know who may need extra care for their babies. Post a status on Facebook, asking if anyone knows someone else who might need help. Next, sign up for care.com or a babysitting website sittercity.com Find moms near you who need your help. Ask mom’s groups that you post a flyer in a section or even the grocery store. The more places you can advertise, the more likely you are to find work.

What you need to know before you start babysitting

If you have kids of your own and are only taking on a part-time gig or two, you probably already know what you need. If you plan to provide full-time care for several children, you’ll want to check the laws in your area to find out what you need to do when it comes to licensing. Each state varies, but if you look after several children on a regular basis, you may be considered a small business and there are tax and legal information you need to know.

More ways to make money for Christmas

When was the last time you babysat for profit? Does this sound like an income generating strategy that can fit into your busy schedule?

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