Emergency Cash Tip #13: Find a Freelance Babysitting Job
By Ralf Skirr.
If you’re tired of reading articles that supposedly will teach you how to make emergency cash online—but do little other than belch hot air about some internet business opportunity—then this emergency cash method will come as a breath of fresh air to you.
Instead of creating a website, building traffic over time, creating a product, and then waiting for the profits to flow in, you can simply look for a babysitting job that will likely pay you cash (and possibly even the same day).
Today, the process of getting a babysitting job isn’t the same as it was 10 years ago.
You don’t need to know someone who knows someone who needs a babysitter.
All you have to do is locate good places online to find parents who need babysitters; and then submit dozens of job applications.
In a matter of hours, you very well could have a job lined up for tonight.
Start by going to www.care.com. This is one of the best places to find sitting jobs. All you have to do there is create a profile, and do a good job of advertising yourself. Remember to highlight things about yourself that will put potential employers at ease; and will communicate to them that you will be good sitter.
In addition to this, there are two other things you may want to consider doing: 1) allowing www.care.com to run a background check on you, so that you can demonstrate to parents that you do not pose any threat to the children. Also, you may want to consider including a picture of yourself in your profile, so that your application has a more human feel to it.
In addition to www.care.com, there are many other places for you to locate sitting jobs. One of those places is www.craigslist.org. You can start by going to the site and then selecting the major city closest to your place of residence.
Once you have done this, browse and search through the “gigs” and “jobs” section to locate promising sitting jobs. Look for parents who are willing to pay cash; and who need a sitter immediately (perhaps because they have plans for the evening). Since they will have fewer options and will be in a rush, there’s a better chance they’ll select you and do so without taking up a lot of your time with interviews, questions, and other formalities.
Overall, this strategy is an excellent way to make cash fast when you’re in a bind. This is especially true if you have past sitting experience or have had children of your own.