This sounds like a wonderful idea, Robert.  We live in a community of
rather affluent people who treasure their pets.  I'm sure your
services would be needed here.

Where do you live?

Lorrie


On 01-20, Amani Oakley wrote:
> Robert
> 
> Can I make a suggestion which is something I would dearly love to
> do myself. Why not house sit for others going on holidays, who have
> animals? You could only accept jobs in the near vicinity, so you
> could pop back home and check on your babies as needed. You could
> also charge different amounts for just dropping in to check on an
> animal, getting the mail, taking in the newspaper, and watering the
> plants, versus staying at the house. I know that when I go away,
> the first and most important thing I have to arrange is care for my
> animals. We are lucky to have a cousin who is perpetually out of
> work (though quite young) so he is always available and good with
> our animals, and we pay him well.
> 
> Nowadays, with the internet as well, it is easier than ever to
> market your services. No more do you have to pin an ad on a
> supermarket community board, but you can do that too, along with a
> distribution of flyers in neighbourhoods near you.
> 
> There is good money in doing this, and what happens is that when
> one person uses your services, he/she tells family and friends
> about you when they're going away. You also can accept and reject
> jobs - you aren???t stuck with a particular commitment - so there's
> far more flexibility.
> 
> You're obviously wonderful with animals, so you would be perfect
> for something like this. (It is my dream job - I could live
> vicariously through you.)
> 
> Amani

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