Print Flyers. Make and print flyers and distribute around your area. Give them to people you know, leave them on cars in the parking lot, or drop them in someone’s mailbox or door. Make sure you have your name, phone number or email address, days you are available, what areas you are willing to work in and your rate. It’s also helpful to leave a few things about you too such as 3-4 words or short phrases that describe your personality. Try to make it look as profession as you can. If you have a printer, paper and ink at home, you won’t have to pay for much. If you don’t have a printer at home, you can always go to Kinko’s or the local library to make your flyer.
Post on social networking sites like Myspace or Facebook. Post up a bulletin on Myspace or use their “Classifieds” App to post your Babysitting ad. Use the “Marketplace” App on Facebook to post your ad. Both are completely free.
Use Craigslist to post a listing for your services. Posting an ad on Craigslist is completely free.
Make a profile on site like Sitters.com. Not only can you offer your babysitting services to parents in your area, you can also offer pet sitting, housekeeping, and senior care services. If you don’t like sitters.com, there is also a site called sittercity.com.