Tight Budget? Looking For Ways
How many parents in your neighborhood would like to go out to dinner or a movie and have an evening just for themselves? Here is an opportunity for you to make extra money while helping them out for a few hours, you're are at home saving money while earning extra money. Charge a nominal fee like $15.00 for the evening up until 10 pm or $20.00 if they are going to sleep over for the night. It might mean making more macaroni and cheese and another bowl of cereal in the morning, but it's an easy way to make extra money. Let`s do the math: 1 child for two nights a week will earn you $120.00 a month, not bad for the little effort you had to put out. Since most people have more than one child, earning more than an extra $120.00/month is even more likely.
Ever consider this? Picking up the neighbors children from school or the daycare center is another opportunity to create a win-win situation. Most daycare centers start charging outrageous late fees after a certain time period. Make arrangements with the daycare and some of the parents in your area. While you are picking up your child, pick up your neighbors children as well. Be a good neighbor...saving them lots of money in added fees while at the same time earning some for yourself. Again, a nominal fee of $5.00 per day five days a week will earn you $25.00 a week or an extra $100.00 per month per child that you pick up.
A real advantage to earning extra income being the evening child keeper is that you are at home with your family. You can prepare the evening meal, do a load of laundry, or help the children with school work.
One of the keys to being successful is charging a very nominal fee. Could you make more per child? Yes, without a doubt! However, you might get the same amount of interest from the other parents. Make it a bargain that is hard to refuse.
How do you get started? Simple create a single-page flyer and pass it out at the next homeowner's meeting, give them to your children to give to their friends, or even fold them up, address them, put a stamp on them and mail them to the homes that have children in your surrounding area. Leave copies with the front desk of the daycare center. Once you get started, you will find that word of mouth will begin working for you and you will be surprised at the number of parents that may contact you.
Never take on more than you can handle comfortably, if you do then it becomes a job. Always have a day or two off so you can unwind. Consider this as a part-time position not a career change. Make it enjoyable for you and the children. Have some fun and enjoy the extra income.
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