Ways To Make Money – Idea #1 – House Sitting

Ways To Make Money For Yourself


Idea # 1 – House Sitting



  There are a ton of ways to make money at home. Or at least a ton of ways to work for yourself.

 You just need to get creative. 🙂

House sitting can be very beneficial for making some extra money. Plus, you get to hang out at different places.

Steps To Take:

  • Create a flyer
    • List your name, phone number, and email
    • State options you offer, if any
  • Contact your local Churches, Country Clubs, and other organizations that may have some traveling members
  • Put an ad in your local and surrounding area ads section
    • Either online or a paper – or both
  • Put up a notice or ad on Craigslist
  • Set an hourly,  by day, and overnight fee
    • Average – depending on your area – is about $25 to $30 a day and up to $50 for overnight

For The Interview with Homeowner:

  • Make sure to ask what the homeowners would expect of you: water plants, bring in newspaper, care for pets, etc. 
  • Let the homeowners know your fee rate, if you haven’t already.
  • Find out exactly when they intend to depart and return.
  • Find out exactly when you are supposed to be there and when you are to leave.
  • Ask if it is alright to leave for certain amounts of time. 
  • Let them know that you would like half of the fee when hired and the remaining balance when they return.

To-Do List In Home

  • Do all chores at the time the homeowner has requested.
  • Clean up *completely* after yourself. They should not come home to find any kind of disruption or dish in the sink.
  • Leave a note on their table or kitchen sink stating how much you enjoyed home sitting for them. Say something nice about their home and/or pets.
  • Leave your card so they will think of you again to house sit.
  • Get the rest of your payment. 

House Sitting

SHARE with us, in the Comments, if you have done house sitting before. 

What steps did YOU take to get the projects or job?