As a teen, babysitting is one of the best and most effective part-time jobs to make money. Once you complete your first babysitting job, you’ll immediately want to find another– because the feeling of having your own money feels good! As a young babysitter with little to no experience, you might be wondering where to start. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best places to find babysitting jobs for teenagers!
- Word of Mouth
We’re taking it back to the old days– just kidding! Talking to your neighbors and family friends is a great way to find babysitting jobs. Your parents might know friends in the neighborhood who need a sitter. If you have no experience, try offering to watch a child of a family member/friend while they are home as a “mother’s helper.” Starting as a mother’s helper will build trust and recommendations while you learn the skills needed for babysitting. From there, you can transition to babysitting while the parents are away and being a weekend babysitter, while also increasing your rate as your experience increases.
- Babysitting Apps
When you are ready to start taking babysitting seriously, babysitting apps are by far the best option for finding babysitting jobs safely. The Bambino app makes the process of finding jobs so much easier and safer since we do all the work for you! Parents on Bambino are vetted and verified. Once you set up your profile, Bambino Sitters will send you text messages with booking requests that you can accept or deny with the click of a button! No more hours spent on Facebook messaging parents for jobs that have already been taken! Bambino makes finding babysitting jobs for teenagers as safe and simple as possible.
- Facebook/Neighborhood Groups
Facebook groups, and other neighborhood platforms like Nextdoor, are good options to find parents who are looking for babysitters in your area. However, meeting parents in these groups requires an extra level of awareness, since parents are not vetted as they would be on a babysitting app. You can develop your skills as a teen babysitter through different online courses as well.
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