The sharing economy isn’t just for gen Ys.
New research from Brisbane-based company PetCloud shows that while only three per cent of their pet carers offering services are over the age of 55, they complete over 20 per cent of all jobs.
They are smashing their younger counterparts, on average completing 600 per cent more bookings and earning over five times more income.
Many baby boomers don’t have the funds to retire but PetCloud allows an affordable and flexible way to substitute their incomes and get job satisfaction.
Offering doggy day care means retirees can have the best of both worlds, just like pet sitter Jolie Wheeler.
“There is serious money to be made!” she said. “It’s an opportunity to run your own business, and you can work it as much or as little as you want.”
PetCloud sitter, Debbie Taylor left her 20-year career in pharmacy to run her at-home pet sitting business through PetCloud.
“I’m 57 years old this year, and I have the best job in the world,” she said.
PetCloud is like Airbnb for pets connecting pet owners with pet carers through their national online website.