Babysitting is a job. Here’s how to get paid.
So what do I love about babysitting? The money, of course! When I first started babysitting, I found it so awkward to tell people how much I charged.
Yes, I am a Safe Sitter® graduate and I practiced saying, “I charge $8 an hour, will that be okay?” in class. But when faced with my first few babysitting jobs and that dreaded moment when we started talking about my wage, I chickened out and just let people decide how much to pay me.
And how did that end up? Let’s just say I ended up making half of what I wanted to make on one of my first jobs and I immediately realized I needed to get my act together.
Telling an adult how much you charge to babysit can be really intimidating. No one likes rejection and you definitely don’t want to lose the babysitting job because you charge too much. But, you also don’t want to work for less than you’re worth.
That’s where I am here to help you be the Babysitter Boss you know you are! Check out my video on how to get paid and then practice reciting what you charge in the mirror, to your mom, your little brother, and even your dog! Keep practicing until telling people what you charge is as comfortable as telling someone your name.