House and Pet Sitting for extra money
A different kind of job. Looking after people's houses and petsThere are a number of reasons that people like someone House Sitting when they're away on Holiday or Business trips etc;
Simply someone around to sidetrack unwanted visitors
Keeping the dust off, watching the garden and someone being there should some emergency happen such a plumbing / electrical problem after a Storm or whatever
This is often the key thing. Lot's of people don't like leaving their animals or birds in Kennels. They rather their pets stay in their own evironment and enjoy their space.
They've looked after houses from inner London to small Castles in Scotland and loved every minute of it. Some they've got quite attached to and really sorry when the owners holidays have come to an end.
How much can I earn House Sitting ?It definitely pays to go alone and not through an Agency. However House Sitting Agencies would give you more work than you could muster up on your own.For me, it's part time money which pays for a holiday, I do about 35 days a year for the same people.
If through an Agency you'll probably looking at around £15 to £20 per night, this obviously reflecting an Agency fee.
On your own you could reasonably expect to earn £20 to £25 per night. This can all vary depending on if they have pets, how many pets and any extras your Client may want you to do.
One or two Agencies will allow you to accept a fee, then they take percentage
A reputable House / Pet Sitting Company
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If you don't go through a House Sitting or Pet Sitting Agency, ensure you have sufficient Insurance to cover any accidents