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CakeBeret

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Asking for a favor & bringing up money
« on: April 19, 2012, 03:34:02 PM »
There is a lady I know from church who used to do in-home daycare. She doesn't anymore, but I think she might be willing to babysit my DS on an occasional basis. I need to ask her if she will watch him on a specific day while I'm at work. I don't know her terribly well, so I was thinking about sending her a facebook message to ask. I want to make sure she knows that I'm willing to pay her, but I don't know how to phrase that.

Any suggestions for how to word this?

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Re: Asking for a favor & bringing up money
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 03:36:17 PM »
Simple.

"I know you used to have a day care.  Would you be available for occassional babysitting for DD.  I need someone for (date/time).  Also, what is your hourly rate?", etc, etc, small talk.

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Re: Asking for a favor & bringing up money
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 03:39:59 PM »
'Would you be interested in caring for DS at your daycare rates?  I need care for (date) from (when) to (when) due to a work function and then would be looking for occasional help when I have work stuff come up.  I should be able to give you (X) days notice each time.'
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Re: Asking for a favor & bringing up money
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 03:43:54 PM »
I'd leave off the "also" and simply say, "what is your rate?"

Or, "what is your availability and how much do you charge?"

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Re: Asking for a favor & bringing up money
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 03:44:21 PM »
also, remember: You are NOT actually asking for a favor.

You are inquiring whether a service is offered by someone.