If you like animals, petsetting can be a good option for generating some extra income from home. Many pet owners are looking for a more comfortable and personal alternative to kennels and catteries. Having them boarded in a home environment is ideal.
The benefits of petsitting in your own home are you can decide what to charge, when you are available and what kind and size of house guests you would like. Rates charged per day for boarding pets in your home range from around $10-$35 per day and usually the pet comes with its own bedding, toys and food.
There’s a number of organisations you can join to start petsitting. They charge commissions from what you earn for which they provide services such as insurance, a booking platform and support and payment systems. A few to look at are Pethomestay, Pawshake and Madpaws
Alternatively you can set up your own business as a petsitter and advertise via a website/facebook page, friends and family, pet stores, vets and pet groomers. Should you set up your own business you don’t generally need many facilities beyond a secure yard however you will need appropriate insurance and to check on any relevant council regulations.