If you believe that a homestead housesitting service is something you would be great at, then the possibilities are endless with senior homesteaders, and all you need is a strong resume and contract.
If you you’re not afraid of cats and dogs, then consider house sitting to care for pets, plants, lawn and general upkeep.
If the homesteader establish the services, they will provide the contract and compensate the house sitter, then it will be a win-win.
Some house sitters don’t require payment and others do.
I am writing about those who want to start a “paid” homestead house sitting service.
Some of the tasks you will be expected to perform include:
The more you do, the more you should be compensated.
If you have to commute to the clients home to take care of above duties, then you should expect to be paid a fair hourly wage such as $15/hour to $25/hour per visit.
Require a checklist from the homesteader to ensure all duties were completed per their instructions.
Create your own contract or agreement if you were hired by a homesteader who has never had a house sitter.
Before you start a house sitting service, learn to balance the responsibilities of the position with the pay.
Remember, the more responsibilities, the more you should be paid.
The following jobs should affect how much you plan to negotiate for:
Decide what you think is fair based on the responsibilities, and negotiate with the homesteader.
Don’t forget to Google “house sitter contract sample” to be aware of legal clauses, and/or learn how to prepare your own.
You cannot apply for any job without a resume.
An employer will need to know how good you are, and what all you know about house sitting.
So step one is definitely writing a resume.
An old resume will not do.
You will have to customize it according to a house sitter’s position.
If you are a seasoned house sitter working for an employment service, you do not have much to fear.
If you are applying privately, well, your resume will need a little extra oomph!
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