Many people do not like letting
on to the fact that they are on vacation and their home is unattended;
this is where you can offer your service to them.
As a house sitter, you will
charge a fee for taking care of the house while the owner is away on a
business trip or vacation. You will visit the house everyday and take
in the mail and newspaper, feed the fish and the cat, water the plants
and turn the lights on or off depending on the time of your visit.
*What you need: Referrals from
friends, business acquaintances, customers and the like are essential
in this business. The owner of the house will have to feel that you will
protect his home and valuables. Insurance is an option you should contact
an insurance agent and find out your possibilities.
You can advertise your business
by means of flyers and by placing ads in your local penny-saver, grocery
store bulletin board etc.
*Negative: This business may
be more popular in certain areas such as up north when many migrate to
the south for winter. In addition, this may be a good option for making
extra money but not quite enough to do fulltime, although how you promote
yourself is very important.