Miscellaneous Home Based Work Offers

If you have had any experiences, good or bad, with companies claiming to offer homeworking positions, please e-mail me with your details.

If you are based in the UK, please click here for the UK site.

Animal Sitters

Pet-Sitters.biz operate a worldwide directory matching pet owners with pet services. Pet sitters list their services and experience and once registered, your profile is not only listed on the site but emailed to all pet owners who have requested Email Notification of new pet sitters in their area.

Free Trial Membership available or get Gold Membership for only US$19.00 for 12 months listing, including unlimited free updates.

Pet-Sitters.biz is dedicated to pet sitters who provide home visit services (not live-in). If you wish to register for live-in pet sitting (house sitting) please visit http://www.housecarers.com

The National Association of Registered Petsitters (UK)

You can earn £50 – £300+ per week depending upon the services you offer. The three main services are: petsitting in your home (if suitable), petsitting in the owners home, and daycare and dog walking. There are various other associated services, such as delivery/collection, grooming, training etc. You can choose to “sit” on occasional weekends, or make it a full time occupation with many regular clients.

The National Association of Registered Petsitters sets the standards for private pet care in the UK with more than 3500 members and can provide everything you need to start your own business at minimal cost, including forms of authority, terms and conditions, advice notes and information, printed cards, Registration Certificate, and 12 months listing in the National Register of Petsitters. Also included in the cost is £1 million Insurance and, if required, an optional informal “course” in the comfort of your own home given by one of their Representatives covering practical information on Petsitting, including: Quoting Charges, Payments, Bookings, Terms and Conditions, Public Liability, Third Party and Animal Insurance, Responsibilities, Accidents, The Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963, Advice and Tips for members, additional services, etc, etc,.

To be a registered petsitter, you must be reliable, trustworthy and experienced at caring for pets. They do not teach people about how to care for pets since it is a basic requirement of membership.

Please note they are not an agency and do not directly provide you with work. They do however enlist your name, telephone number and services you offer on the National Register of Petsitters so that subscribers can contact you direct and also explain how best to promote your services economically. If you need additional work they can also put you in touch with agencies who need sitters.

Many professional petsitters join, particularly for their insurance which is the best available, for a listing on the Register, and for the prestige and credibility gained from membership of a National Association. Existing members include Animal Au Pairs, Sitting Pretty, TLC PetSitting, Dog Holidays, Faithful Companions, Pet Nannies, The Dog House, The Home Service, Two Oaks National House and Pet Watch, Home from Home, Home Alone, Animal Aunts, Housewatch, Petz, Paws4Thought, Armchair Dogs, Pet Pals, and many more nationwide.

For more information on the National Association of Petsitters, visit their website at www.dogsit.com

Sitters wanted in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Norway & Denmark.

If you are offering or would like to offer a Pet Sitting Service in any of these countries, Please E-mail: admin@dogsit.com To pre-Register for their International Register of Petsitters.

Recommended Reading

The Professional Pet Sitter : Your Guide to Starting and Operating a Successful Service Lori Mangold, Scott Mangold

Amazon Price: $29.95. Paperback (February 1999)

After explaining in straightforward style what is expected from a professional pet sitter, the authors present an extremely detailed guide on starting and operating a pet-sitting business. Everything from acquiring a business license and planning marketing strategies to keeping records and making service calls is detailed here. Forms are included for client file cards, service agreements, and more.


As a homesitter, you stay in other people’s homes and care for their pets and possessions while the owners are away. Although for much of the time you are free to come and go as you please, you take on various responsibilities for the owner. You live in the client’s home (which maintains security). You keep the areas of the house that you use clean and tidy; take telephone messages; deal with callers; water houseplants and provide light garden care. If you are happy to homesit with pets or livestock, you care for them as instructed, maintaining their normal routines. Suitable particularly for people between the ages of 40 and 70, who are home owners and car drivers.

HouseCarers operate a database of live-in housesitters and pet sitters. Opportunities for house sitting are available around the world. Once registered as a housesitter, your profile is listed on the site (free search facility) and emailed to all home owners who have requested Email Notification of new house sitters in their area. Free Trial Membership available with Gold Membership only US$32.00 for 12 months listing, including unlimited free updates.

For other live-in jobs eg in nature retreats, farms, ranches, homesteads, estates, ecological preserves, camps, parks, horse stables, hostels, boarding kennels, lodges, bed & breakfast accommodations, resorts, historic homes, schools etc. visit Caretaker-Jobs.com

Freelance Tutors

Wanted for computer based teaching at home innovative approaches to individual instruction work from home to provide tutoring services. If you excel at communicating your knowledge to others, send your resume to Brainfuse online instruction. We are looking for creative people with strong writing and computer skills who are motivated to help K-12 students with math, science, English, writing and standardized test preparation. Currently seeking part-time freelance tutors in Math, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, and English to work from their home computers using our Internet technology. Also seeking part-time bilingual tutors. 56k dial up modem required, DSL or cable Internet connection highly preferred. Teaching certification and standardized test preparation experience desirable.Brainfuse 271 Madison Ave., 3rd FloorNew York, NY 10016

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