Who couldn’t use extra money during the holidays? These ladies found ways to bring in cash and make Christmas even merrier!
“A few years ago I was a stay-at-home mom, and I felt like I’d lost a little of my identity. I needed to do something that would fit my personality, but was flexible since I have a 14-year-old son who is homeschooled. That’s when I found DogVacay.com. I’m a dog lover, so I checked out the site and built my profile in 5 minutes. I couldn’t believe it when I had two dogs booked right away. After the holidays, I decided to keep doing the work full-time since I loved it so much.
“DogVacay takes 15 percent of every booking, but as the host I can charge whatever I want—my fees are $40 a night. And if you sign up to take care of one dog, you could just as easily have three. Here’s why: Dogs act like a pack. They do everything at the same time: eat, sleep and play, so it’s easy and you can make $120 a night. Last December I made $3,500 for the month! I’ve had eight of my friends sign up to be dog-sitters—especially around the holidays, when pet owners are in dire need of sitters.
“My workday is so easy: Basically, the dogs wake up and we all go for a walk. Then I feed them, we play and they sleep. I take them out about every 3 hours. And you don’t need a lot of
space for this work: I live in a two-bedroom apartment.
“Dog-sitting helps me make my son’s Christmas so special. Plus, I can treat myself to things like a mani-pedi, and I can buy gifts for the family that I normally can’t afford.”
-Jennifer Davidson, Sherman Oaks, CA