Originally Posted by boots
I watch people's places around me when they have to travel. I get $30/day, stay at their place, and get an additional fee if I'm to excercise the horses just as if I was working regularly. That isn't included in the sitting fee. I generally get some sort of tip.
I get a lot of work and referrals because I make sure to clean their house and whatever barn they have before they come back. I also make sure to leave something homemade to eat. I just have to know their preferences a bit. Some like breads or pastries, others soups or stews or a casserole.
That and I can drive tractors, do small repairs, and general first aid if needed. But, the women mostly appreciate a clean house and some food ready. And the women seem to have the most influence on who they will allow to stay in their homes.
wow will you come house/pet sit for me??? WOW you do Alot for very little