Did you know that the fastest growing segments of home-based businesses are in the Pet Care Industry?
Here are just a few statistics:
• Pet businesses are the fastest growing home-based business
• 40 million US households own at least one dog
• Americans spend $34 billion on their pets each year
• 47% of all US households own more than one pet
If you, like me, want to be in your own business, love animals, and the freedom and flexibility to work when you want, then becoming a Pet Sitter, doggie daycare owner, or Pet Photographer, may be the right occupation and career move for you… Thousands of people are leaving the corporate world behind to work at home…and these businesses are recession proof, low overhead and you don’t have to work like a dog! woof woof… Cici agrees… she likes me home with her and if I am going gallivanting around town to be with other animals, she’s coming along for the ride !!!
As a pet sitter, I wanted to find out more info, so I obtained The Pet Sitting Business video (see website below). I didn’t know what to expect but boy was I pleasantly surprised. This video is chock filled with great tips, advice, and suggestions from Pet Sitters International, Fetch (a franchise) and actual real live pet sitters.
For instance, they discuss how to do market research to see if there is a need for another pet sitting business in your community, how to market your business, how to set up a strong and solid business network referral system, build up a clientele and repeat customers, how to generate word of mouth advertising, what a typical day in the life is like, how to expand your business, what services to offer, and how to increase your income and become profitable. They also recommend becoming certified, getting first aid training as well as obtaining insurance and bond for your protection as well as the pet owners. I knew some of these but seeing it in practice was really inspiring and helpful.
This video is four paws up interesting, educational and entertaining, who could ask for more? I love that there is constant footage of dogs taking walks in the park, off leash, on leash, in the background as well as real life anecdotes and examples of how to be a successful pet sitter. Getting paid to be with animals… love it…
Thanks to this video, I am redesigning my website, and have new tools and resources to take my pet sitting business to a new level… I would love to pet sit for you and your dogs in California (northern or southern) soon, just send me a jingle/email …