Pet Sitting Cost
How much would you pay for an in home pet sitter (not live in, just come by as often as you ask, let dogs out, feed animals, exercise dogs, scoop litter boxes, etc.)?
I have always watched for a couple of my neighbors dogs and always just let them give what they want. But I'm thinking of putting up some signs around the neighborhood since I don't have a job and it would be good to make some money. I'm watching an elderly Golden right now and am getting $25 a day (that's what the owner offered). I come over in the morning for bathroom, feeding, and medications, then the afternoon to bring her to the lake for an hour, then in the evening to let her in (she is kept on the deck after going to the lack so she can dry off) and I spend some time with her, and finally before bed. Does that sound like a good price, I'd be sort of embarrassed to put up a sign saying I'd sit for less after they are paying me $25, they'd feel sort of scammed I guess. They'll definitely see the signs. Then I'd charge less for cats of course, but not sure how much.
Also, would it be a flat rate for any number of dogs/cats or should it go up a little bit as the number of dogs increases?
Then I'd also be offering to sit for small animals (rodents, reptiles, birds) and I'm not sure what to charge for them either. Obviously they are less work than most dogs, require fewer visits. And I have no idea what I'd do for a combo of species.
Soooo, I'm just clueless when it comes to pricing stuff, I don't think I could handle doing a yard sale because I wouldn't know how much to charge for anything lol. Just looking for opinions and experience with sitters you've used, though it might vary by area a bit.
Keep in mind this is super small scale, I can't drive so it's strictly neighborhood people.