Getting babysitting jobs to come to you can be as easy as 1-2-3 if you follow these quick and easy three steps. Even if you've never babysat before, you can enter this new career without any experience or training, and within a year or two, even become experienced and learned enough to open your own daycare center or discover babysitting jobs.
First, you need to market yourself. The easiest and quickest way to get started is to simply call everyone you know and let them know you're open to taking babysitting jobs. Be clear about your level of experience with children, as truth and honesty go a long way with parents, who are ultimately your customers.
Second, you need to do an absolutely fabulous job minding those children! Positive word-of-mouth about your work as a babysitter from your client is ten times more effective than any advertising you could do yourself, and better yet, it's entirely free.
However, remember that negative information passes around more quickly and to more people, than does praise about a business, so be absolutely impeccable in your word and in your actions.
Third, as your experience with babysitting grows, take some of your earnings and reinvest them in your own professional development as a childcare specialist.
You might consider getting formal First Aid/CPR training from a reputable organization such as the Red Cross, or taking some classes in parenting or early childhood education at your local community college or your town's Adult Education program.