If you have or know children, you know that they can be the sneakiest little things, even when for the most part they behave as perfect angels. But even the most behaved child can have a way of getting into many areas and places that they simply do not belong, and as a result, injury or accidents can occur instantly. More and more baby and child accidents are being reported every year, and sometimes the results are tragic. It only takes a second for a mom to turn her back for accident or tragedy to occur, and this is why baby and child proofing business is such a booming business today. If you are considering starting a business, you may want to start a baby and child proof business, and you will be surprised to learn just how easy and affordable it can be.
The concept behind a baby and child proof business is that you will go into someone else’s home, and essentially child proof their home for them. If you have children, you will be a natural at this, as you will already know what to look for and what the hot spots and problem areas are. With so many gadgets on the market, many first time parents are lost and confused as to what should or should not be done to child proof their home. This is where you come in. Parents will hire you to consult in their home, and child proof it for them. You will inspect their home, install necessary safeguards, and point out any potential dangers to their children.
There is no license or degree required for this business, but it would help you to do as much research on child proofing as possible. If you are a parent, your natural instinct will come in handy, particularly if you’ve been ‘on the job’ for quite some time. Start up costs will only include any marketing or advertising costs you incur, and some basic tools to assist in installing devices and latches. Invest in some top quality tools such as drills, wrenches, screwdrivers, and some basic safety devices that you can show your clients. Additional safety devices can be purchased on an as needed basis and you can then invoice your clients for these costs. Because you are dealing with safety issues and hazard potential, it is a good idea to obtain liability insurance as well. Check with your state, as some states may even require liability insurance.
Marketing Your Business
Marketing your business will be easy, because you already know who your target clients are, first time moms! First time moms are the most nervous and the most likely group to invest in professional child proofing services, and you can market this group anywhere. Target groups of pregnant moms, or new mothers by placing flyers and ads in maternity wards of hospitals or in pediatricians offices. You can even include packages with your business cards, brochures, information to be handed out to new mothers in the hospital. Most new moms receive a huge amount of information to help them along the way when they are in the hospital and this is a great starting point. Yellow pages ads are also a great way to go, as this may be the first place new parents look for this information.
A child proofing or baby proofing business can be a rewarding and exciting career. It is much easier to do than you think!!