Once you've put together your babysitting business, the next step is creating a clientele. Advertising your business will help you find customers. The more ways you advertise, the more likely you will reach a wide range of people. Whether you're a preteen, teen or adult running the business, these outlets are sure to get potential clients' attention.
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Things you need
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Create a poster or flyer. Use paper and markers or design a poster on the computer. Include the name of your business, your name, where you can be reached--phone number or e-mail and your rates. With permission from store owners or other authoritative figures, hang these ads in public places such as the library or grocery store.
Place an ad. For a small fee, you can place a classified ad for your business in the local newspaper. For a larger fee, you can place a more prominent display ad. Be sure to give your name and number as well as what your service is, in this case, babysitting. You can find out pricing and ad sizes from your local newspaper, which should have an advertising department. Many local newspapers also have web sites where you can find rates.
Spread the word. Ask friends and family to pass along your business information to people who may be looking for babysitters.
Publicise. In this day of digital technology, social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are great places to make yourself and your business known. Facebook has a Marketplace feature where you can post your own ad for your business.
Tips and warnings
- Get recommendations from past customers. People who like your work will be happy to vouch for you and pass on your information.
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