Want to make extra cash while continuing to stay at home parent? Consider becoming a nanny or babysitter out of your home.
First check what the local and state guidelines are on childcare. In South Carolina the guidelines are as follows: One and keep up to any amount of children full time from the same family without having to notify the state for a license. One can also keep children from different families for less than two days a week or less than four hours a day without having to notify the state for a license.
Then, use websites like www.care.com and www.criagslist.com , put up advertisements at local churches and libraries, and use word of mouth to advertise nanny and babysitting services. In the nanny or babysitting advertisement, list hours willing to work, contact information, and a short explanation of experience.
Next meet with potential parents. Be sure to have a clear idea of services willing and needing to preformed, for example, newborn and infant care, pick up and drop offs for school or extra-curricular activities, and care for children when they are sick. Also have clear understanding on which party with provided any needed items for care, like diapers, food, or fee's for events.
Lastly Charge a weekly fee comparable to local day care rates, or more depending on services offered. Keep track of payments and mileage, if needed, for taxes. Local tax professionals can provide information on obtaining a tax id number and how to file self-employed taxes on income earned.