When it comes to careers, I’m sure you’ll find one hard pressed to compete with house sitting done right. While I’ve heard of many awesome careers that allow travel, holidays and amazing perks none of them offer the entire package. House sitting jobs include a bunch of perks from free accommodation, travel, glorious living conditions and freedom to pursue solo creative tasks in your own time. If this has sold you the concept, then perhaps the question you now ask yourself is; what is house sitting?
House Sitting Explained
House sitting is exactly what it sounds like, but it’s not the casual task you might get from friends or family as they travel. There are dozens of companies out there they make a business out of having their employees travel to amazing homes and look after them for travelling inhabitants. House sitting positions can last a weekend or years, are available all year long and can involve looking after pets. The fact that you are living on a property rent free, and even being paid to do it, allows you to save up a lot of cash. Think of what you can do in your spare time while your job is simply living within a home. If you’re a writer, poet, artist or musician, being paid to live in a home means you’ll have a lot of spare time to work on your creative endeavours. As a bonus living in new homes in different countries also provide travel opportunities and inspiration for your respective crafts.
Become a Pro
After even a few jobs in a year, you may be ready to be a professional with long term house sitting paying your way and allowing you to save. The only cost you’ll ever have house sitting in the UK and abroad will be the fee you’ll likely be charged for the initial registration with a house sitting company. I’ve heard time and time again that these fees pay for themselves in a matter of months, perhaps even the first job you complete. If you’re thinking of a specific area in which to begin, consider the nearest commercial business district and look online for trusted house sitter companies who can open the right doors for you. You may even find house sitting a wine estate in the country a possibility which gives you quite the exotic holiday.
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, blogger, and full time working mom at a Business Consulting Firm.
I love helping others learn how to start working from home on the internet free to supplement their current income.
I also blog at Productreviewmom.com
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