How to Start a Mommy’s Helper Business
Business Idea for Kids & Teens
A mommy’s helper is someone who “baby-sits” somebody’s child(ren), but while the mother and/or father is in the house. For instance, your pre-teen (the mommy’s helper) would watch the children in the basement while their mother cleans the rest of the house. She keeps the children occupied and out of mom’s way. This is a great way to practice babysitting when the parents are not in the house.
Here are some tips for young pre-teen daughter to get started:
1. Have her make up a flyer that explains what kind of service she is offering. Use a fun, eye-catching font and print it out on brightly colored paper. Be sure to include name, phone number, and how much she wants to charge per hour. She may want to say something to the effect of, “Pricing ranges from $5 – $10 per hour”, so that she has some flexibility and can adjust prices according to the situation (for instance, she would charge more for watching 5 children than she would for watching 1). Consider offering the first hour or two for free, so that the mom can get comfortable with your daughter (and how she cares for her children!) and she can get comfortable with the mom, and, more importantly, with the children.
2. She should decide where she is going to pass out the flyers. Have her start with your own neighborhood, church and your friends, and pass flyers out to the moms who have little ones.
3. Decide what times she will be available. For instance, she can tell moms that call that she is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., in 1 ? 3 hour time slots, so that they don’t have her working all day.
When one cares for the children, it’s important to spend the time playing with them. They will have a nicer time and be less likely to get into trouble if their minds are occupied. As your daughter’s business starts to grow, she can come up with planned activities, so that she doesn’t end up wracking her brain for a game to play, while little expectant faces are looking up at her.
You can also find business opportunities by offering to Help Direct Sales Moms