How to tell babysitting clients she is going up on $ (after she takes CPR) 2nd UPDATE in red
This is for my DD who is 18. She's been babysitting since 13 (with a friend) and solo for the past 2+ years. She has 6-7 clients + her cousin's 2 kids occasionally. She gets $8/hr but sometimes up to $12 (for 2 kids). Tonight she takes a CPR/first aid class & wants to up the $8 to $10. We live in Austin, TX, in case that's relevant to price (which I'm sure it is).
How should she approach this? Give them notice for the next time, not this time (she babysits tomorrow night)?
How have your teens handled this?
EDITED: I just got hit with a motherlode of work (construction office), so I can't answer individually at the moment. Re: taxes -- we just started with a new CPA who didn't think DD would have to show her income from babysitting. I disagree -- I told DD to keep meticulous notes/keep records of all her pay on all her transactions. It IS occasional babysitting, though; in fact, she hasn't been sitting too much lately.
Great suggestions, everyone -- will reply more later. :D
Hey ladies -- thanks for all your input! I'm going to let DD read all these replies & discuss with her. She has always let her clients kind of pick a price, so we have one woman paying $5/hr for 2 kids & then some of the ppl pay almost too much!
As for taxes, I think she might have made $300 last year total & I'm going to definitely discuss with CPA next year. She will have a paid job at a summer camp this summer, so taxes will be on the horizon for sure.
Yeah, I sometimes think I should do this (the few times she can't make it) to make some extra cash! lol. I have 2 friends who used to clean houses; one had a master's degree, etc.