Many retirees enjoy the freedom that comes with retiring, but would still like to make some extra money. But then again, they don’t want to take on a new job that would require a set schedule or encroach on their other activities. They want to keep the freedom and flexibility they now enjoy. So what could be a perfect business for a retiree to get into, something that not only made them some extra money, but provided a lot of other benefits as well? The answer is pet sitting.
You’re in Charge
Pet sitters visit the home of a pet owner and perform normal daily tasks, such as feeding the pet, taking it out for bathroom breaks and walks, and giving the love and attention the pet deserves. As the owner of your own pet sitting business, you’re in charge. You work when you want to work, only taking the jobs you think would be a good fit for you. Plus, you set the rates.
Pets can give you a lot of exercise, something not too strenuous, but certainly rewarding. Taking a dog on a walk can be a great aerobic workout, not to mention a great way to get some much needed fresh air. Many retirees enjoy the newfound freedom and the time they now have, but can grow bored too. Their day is no longer filled up with work and everything involved in that. But they don’t want to go back to working full time either. They like how they are in control of their time now. That’s why pet sitting can be the perfect job for them.