5 House Sitting Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start A House Sitting Business

House sitters take care of customers' homes while they are away for extended periods. You may be able to offer house sitting to people with multiple properties for short-term or long-term, depending on how much time you have.

Starting a house-sitting business does not require a huge amount of capital. You can create a website or a social media page and advertise your services. Your typical duties as a house-sitting agent will include the following:

  • Feeding pets, cleaning cages and grooming them
  • General housework and cleaning
  • Maintaining gardens and hedges
  • Taking in the post, newspapers, and junk mail
  • Watering houseplants

You can attract new customers by printing a few business flyers and targeting wealthy housing estates or apartments in the city.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a house sitting business:

Learn more about starting a house sitting business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a house sitting business?
-> Pros and cons of a house sitting business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established house sitting business
-> Marketing ideas for a house sitting business
-> House sitting business names

Other resources

3. Trusted House Sitters

Want to find 5-star dog sitters or care for pets while house sitting? Join our kind community of pet sitters and owners helping all animals stay happy at home.

  • Website traffic: 1.05M/month
  • Business rank: #63.5K

Check out their full website ➜

4. MindMyHouse

Global house sitting matching service bringing home owners and house/pet sitters together online. Home owners join for free. House sitter members pay the lowest annual fee on the web. Happy house sitting!

  • Website traffic: 90K/month
  • Business rank: #408K

Check out their full website ➜

5. International house-sitting community

Leave on vacation with peace of mind! Entrust your home and pets to home-sitters or browse through recent offers of accommodation proposed by our members.

  • Website traffic: 260K/month
  • Business rank: #611K

Check out their full website ➜

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