Nowadays, there are plenty of opportunities available for people who feel capable of providing quality home sitter and/or pet sitter services. Many of these opportunities favor persons who in reality charge nothing for their services and while ‘critics’ may consider this to be a waste of personal time and energy, it is possible that such people actually end up benefiting in more ways than one.
The primary advantage of becoming a home sitter and/or pet sitter is that you get free accommodation but you can end up making some money as well.
1The Logic Behind Becoming a Non-Paid House Sitter and/or Pet Sitter
As has been observed, offering free house sitter and/or pet sitter services allows you free accommodation in whatever part of the country you feel like living in. This means that you can live in the city of your choice and have quality accommodation without investing anything more than your transport cost to that location.
The motivation behind becoming a house sitter and/or pet sitter really depends on the individual. Your career as a writer or artist may require you to experience the different environments that characterize different parts of the country; what better way to do so than taking on home sitting assignments in each of the locations you fancy? You may be a student in a foreign country and while there you may need to work just to make both ends meet – becoming a house sitter and/or pet sitter may just be the cheapest way to get through your study period. This occupation is also suitable for people who want to travel the world quite cheaply. It can be useful in helping you learn about an area before moving there permanently. It can most certainly be applicable for people who just adore living a frugal lifestyle.
2Can You Get Paid Being a House Sitter and/or Pet Sitter?
If you are into this activity for the money, then the best way to get started is by registering with one of the many house sitting agencies around. These agencies will match you to house sitter and/or pet sitter assignments that match your preferences and the homeowners will be required to pay a daily fee for your services. The need for such services usually arises during the summer months and over the popular holidays including Easter and Christmas. Prior to landing such assignments you must pass the employer’s scrutiny test and provide references who can ascertain your good conduct and so on. As a professional house sitter it is possible to earn some extra pay just by agreeing to take care of any pets that the homeowner may have...