Odd Jobs You Can Do While Sitting

A list of things you can get paid to watch.

My first job - ever - was babysitting.

I was a freshman in high-school and a neighbor paid me $12 an hour (in cash) to watch her two kids on Friday nights.

I played Candy Land with them for an hour and then they went to sleep.

I ate everything in the pantry, watched TV, and splashed water on my face when I heard the garage open (because I didn’t want them to know that I had fallen asleep on the couch).

The job was easy, and back then, the money was good.


You don’t need a degree to be good at “sitting”, which is defined as:

A person who takes care of someone or something in the place of a parent, owner, etc.

You just need a decent set of skills, a little credibility / experience, and the desire to want a job that might require you to do very little except sit.

Skills of a great sitter:

-They are responsible

-Great at being patient

-Very aware of their surroundings

-Excellent at communication

-Understand how to problem solve

-Know what to do in an emergency

If you check the boxes on these things - great. A new career might await you.

Wondering what you can sit? Here are just a few odd examples.


  1. Home Sitting

    I always thought the concept of paying someone to watch your house when you go away was a bit odd. BUT it’s a well-paying gig (around $37/day) and requires you to watch over a person’s house, water some plants, and make sure there aren’t any robberies.

    Want to give this a try? You can find jobs right here.

  2. Pet Sitting

    This isn’t so odd but it’s a needed job and perfect for a person who wants to make cash while watching an animal. Sure, watching a cat or dog can feel like hard work but what about watching someone’s pet spider? There are all different types of pets out there and people will pay you $2,000 a month.

    Find pet sitting gigs here.

  3. Farm Sitting

    Recently, so many people have started small backyard flocks of chickens to larger farms but what do these people do when they need a break and want to get away?

    If you like the idea of watching a property AND animals, post your info. here to be considered as a farm sitter.

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    Odd Job Business Idea!

    Sit, watch, play, pet, make MONEY!

    Why not start your own professional sitter company where you watch anything, for anyone, at a price?

    Create a website (using a website like Wix or SquareSpace), build a brand logo for free (use Canva), post services, your bio, example pricing, and launch that business this week!

    Professional EVERYTHING Sitter.

    Going to give it a try?

    Tell us right here:

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