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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Low-Cost Startups by Gail Margolies Reid

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On-Site Baby Nurse and New Mother Assistant

Estimated startup costs: $500-$700
Estimated first-year revenue: $40,000-$50,000
The market of potential customers for baby nurses is much more limited than general child care because of the cost to new parents. A baby nurse can earn between $300 and $500 per 24-hour day, or $20 to $35 per hour for an overnight shift. The most popular schedule for a baby nurse tends to be the 8- to 12-hour night shift, as getting the baby on a sleep schedule continues to be the most important goal for new parents. The good news is that to be a fully employed baby nurse, you don’t need many customers to fill your schedule because an average assignment is usually three months long. Once you start in this profession ...

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