Are you an animal lover? Have you ever owned a cat, a dog or a bird? Maybe you're that special parent who allow their children to acquire a non-traditional pet.
While those facts may help define your reasons for starting a pet sitting business, there is more involved - quite a bit more.
In fact the reasons for starting a pet sitting business are just as varied as the people who do it and the pets entrusted to their care. The most important thing to remember is that it IS a business and not a hobby.
It's a good bet that you may have cared for a pet in the past. Most of us have either been a pet sitter for a friend or family member when they have gone off on vacation. If you enjoyed the experience and found it rewarding that's a good plus in your favor.
Or maybe you have asked someone to mind your pet under the same circumstances. Hopefully that was a good experience as well and you were able to enjoy yourself without the burden of worrying about your pet.
If you are considering pet sitting for any reason, consider the following:
Why do you want to pet sit?
Where do you find people to pet sit for?
What resources should you have in place ahead of time?
Answering these questions is the first step toward creating a pet sitting business. And, since you are still with us it's a good bet you have a serious interest in pursuing pet sitting as a business.
It's great you are considering pet sitting as a part or full time business. But, you really need to pursue your education on pet sitting before you move forward.
So, how do you do that? Where do you get that kind of knowledge? Glad you asked. You need our handy little guide called "Successful Pet Sitting!"
This comprehensive guide will give you everything you need to know about pursuing a pet sitting business. Not only will it answer all your questions, it will answer ones you haven't even thought of!
and some of the best parts are . . .
It isn't written by a self-proclaimed "expert." It’s very easy to read.
It doesn’t require much time to get the answers you need.
Everything is there to help you understand what kind of commitment is required. A regular gal just like you and me pet sits and is willing to share her knowledge and expertise. Take a look at what you'll uncover:
Learn what pets you can sit for.
Find out how to interview pet owners.
Discover when and how to decline an order.
How to promote your business and more!
Shelley Smith has always shared her life with one or more pets.
Shelley knows that many people want to have their own business and would really love to be able to work with animals.
She said, “Pet-sitting was a job I enjoyed and I met many wonderful animals and really nice owners. Almost everyone that hires a pet-sitter care a lot about their pets.”
Shelley wants her ebook to help people that want to be pet-sitters, either working for an established business or on their own.
“I have tried to cover what my readers will need to know so that they can get a good start with pet-sitting. I show them what I found out – that it is a great way to use their particular interest in animals to provide a very valuable service which helps the owners and their pets.”
Shelley said that readers will find out what they need to do to be a popular and successful pet sitter.
“I’ve included a section about setting up and managing your business because that is just as important to your success as dealing with the animals.”
“I also cover how to deal with owners and their pets as well as vets and other people who are so important to pet-sitters.”
“Pet-sitting is a business which you can start from your home and build to whatever size you want. Or, you can keep it small – depending on your circumstances and the goals you set.”
Shelley said, “I think it is a business for which the demand will only grow. As business life becomes more hectic and more people travel for business and holidays, there will be more opportunities than ever for a first-class pet-sitting service.”
“I wrote my ebook to help my readers fill that growing need and achieve the success they desire with their own business. Being able to do that by working with animals is a huge bonus.”