How to Make Money While House Sitting

House sitting provides an excellent opportunity to save money on accommodation while exploring new places. However, did you know that you can also make money while house sitting? In this article, we will explore various ways to maximize your earning potential while enjoying the perks of house sitting.

House Sit Locally

Start building your reputation by house sitting in your local area. By doing so, you can maintain your current job while testing the waters of house sitting. Local house sitting allows you to meet homeowners and their pets before committing to a longer-term sit. It also eliminates the need to pack all your belongings and provides a stress-free way to ease into the house sitting lifestyle.

Work Remotely

Working online is a popular option for earning income while traveling. If your job is computer-based and doesn’t require your physical presence, consider negotiating remote work with your employer. This flexibility allows you to work from anywhere with an internet connection, turning your house sitting location into your office.

Take Advantage of Survey Opportunities

In addition to house sitting, you can supplement your income by participating in online surveys. Websites such as Pureprofile, Octopus Group, and UserTesting.com (which we have tried and tested) offer paid survey and testing opportunities. These platforms allow you to share your opinions and provide valuable feedback while earning money. While not directly related to house sitting, survey participation can be done from the comfort of your temporary home, giving you additional financial stability.

Pick Up Work Along the Way

Depending on your location and the time of year, there are various job opportunities available to travellers. Consider the following options:

Fruit Picking: Another excellent option for earning money while house sitting is engaging in fruit picking or other seasonal work opportunities. Many parts of Australia are known for their vibrant agricultural industry, offering plenty of fruit picking jobs during the harvest seasons. Many orchards and farms welcome temporary workers to help with picking veggies & fruits such as apples, tomatoes, grapes, oranges, apricots, berries etc.

Hospitality: Working in bars, cafes, or restaurants is a popular choice for seasonal work worldwide. Look for job postings in local newspapers or directly approach establishments to inquire about available positions.

Ski Resorts: If you’re a snowboarding or skiing fan, consider working at a ski resort. Positions as lift operators, ticket sellers, or in shops, bars, and cafeterias are often available during the winter season.

Construction Work: If you have handy skills, talk to local site managers and offer your assistance. Don’t worry if you don’t have specific experience, there may be labour types tasks such as lifting or organization that you can contribute to.

Haircuts or Massage: If you have experience in these areas, offering services such as haircuts or massages can be a great way to earn extra income. Advertise your services in your vehicle or local caravan parks.

Market Stalls: If you’re crafty or creative, consider selling your goods or offering services at local markets. Handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, or even tarot card readings can attract customers and generate income.

Handyman Services: If you possess skills in repairing and maintaining houses, offer your services to the local community. Putting up flyers in supermarkets or community centers can help you find clients in need of your expertise.

Rent Out Your Home: If you plan to travel for an extended period and have a home, consider renting it out while you’re away. This allows you to generate income from your property and contribute to your travel funds.


Conclusion

By combining house sitting with other income-generating opportunities such as local work, remote employment, online surveys, and market stalls, you can embark on a rewarding journey while making money. So, get ready to hit the road and explore new horizons, all while keeping your finances on track.

Lia

   

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