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How to make money as a Pet or House Sitter

Having someone, most likely a stranger or a man/woman that you barely know and let them watch over your house seems to be more likely rare or awkward. But today, many people are starting to consider this new trend in leaving a hired pair of eye and hands to watch over your house along with your pets and sometimes, your children.

But why do people take consideration in accepting this?

There are many reasons why people are starting to patronize this kind of money making idea. Here are some.

For home safety reasons

A vast number of household lacks this kind of aspect for they are busy or pre-occupied by their work or profession. Some are too busy studying. But whatever the reason is, this factor is always emphasized especially for those people who are vulnerable or possessing high value item inside their home, literally or technically speaking, for example, their children. Many families consider having the father and the mother doing work at the same time, thus resulting in lack of time in taking care of their house and everything they leave whenever they go to work. So they rely to those people who are willing to watch over their house for them while they are away. Besides, you can never be too careful. Burglars and other factors are the main concern of those people who hire a house sitter, and also, it gives them a sense of security. And house sitters will be happy to be lending their assistance and getting paid in return.

Sitting with pets

Many people today owns pets, some have more than one. While this means profit for people who are involved in pet industry, its bad news for the pets that are left alone in the house when their owners are out for work. This is where the house sitter comes in. They are willing to give their full attention and look after your house and your pets while you are away. Of course this comes with a price that you need to compensate with.

Now, when it comes to looking for places where you can get leads and potential clients, one good place to start with is your nearest hotel because sometimes, guests bring along their pets with them. You can offer your service by walking off their pets or watch over them while their owners are away. However, many times they want to do things that they can’t do with their pets and would be more than willing to pay someone to come and sit with them in their hotel room or take them out for a while so they can get fresh air and exercise.

For you to be successful in this business, you need to be well known and you need to brand yourself so that whenever a potential clients come along, you’ll be in the top of their list. This will boost your chance into getting the job. You also need to pay attention on competitors. Do your homework for you to be able to outwit your competitor.

One good way to get these two goals with one solution is to hand out brochures and business cards. Also, you can ask your families and friends. This can also boost your chance to have a client. And lastly, if you know a thing or two about making and running a website, you can make one dedicated website for your pet or house sitting business.

About Edward Lester

Edward Lester
Edward is well respected throughout the community and in addition to his listing in Who’s Who in Technology – Crain’s Detroit, he has been published in the Detroit News, Michigan Technology News, Internet Day, Adcrafter Roster Edition, BigIdea Magazine, Internet Survival Guide, and has spoken at Internet World, glima, Automation Alley, State of the Net, Digital Detroit, Ann Arbor IT zone, ITEC, DMAD, and the Adcraft Club.
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