Taking care of animals can be one of the most rewarding jobs and so if you love animals and are looking to make an extra income or even make a full time income then starting your own Pet Sitting/Pet Minding business could be the perfect choice for you. There are lots of things you need to consider if you want to become a Pet Sitter which will determine how you decide to get involved in working with pets.
Factors To Consider Before You Become A Pet Sitter / Dog Walker
- Are you going to look after all types of animals?
- What hours/days will you be open?
- How much should you charge?
- Where will you get your insurance from?
- What type of website and business cards will you get?
- What will you call your business?
- Where will you get customers from?
- How will you take payment?
- Will you employ an accountant or do your taxes yourself?
- Who will take care of your clients when you are away?
These are just some of the things that you need to consider to ensure that you start off your business in the most successful way possible. It’s both an exciting and rewarding journey starting your own business – although it can also be frustrating at the same time while you build your customer base to the level that you need/want.
Options For Starting Your Pet Sitting / Dog Walking Business
#1. Start Your Own Business
Once you have answered the questions above it will give you an idea whether or not you are ready to start your own business. Are you committed to running your business 24/7 or are you looking for an option to make more casual money on a part time basis.
Be clear on this from the start as it will determine whether you feel the investment required when owning your business is worth it for you.
Your local enterprise board will probably run a Start Your Own Business Courses which will be very helpful when getting started.
#2. Purchase A Franchise
There are many benefits to being part of a Franchise. The main benefit being that while you own your own business you are not in business on your own.
As a Franchisee you get the benefit of support from the Franchise when it comes to marketing, training, hiring and business growth. Effectively you get the blue print for that company to work from in your own territory.
To find out more about a Pet Sitters Ireland Franchise visit >> www.PetSittersIreland.com/franchise
#3. Work For A Company
If you don’t want the pressure of running your own business then working for another company can be the answer. It allows you more flexibility and you don’t incur any of the running costs. Effectively you turn up for your jobs and get paid. If you want time off then you can take it and you don’t need to worry about who will take care of the pets as the company sorts all that.
To find out more about working for Pet Sitters Ireland visit >> https://petsittersireland.com/dev2/contact-us/vacancies/
#4. Join A Directory
Directories are becoming more popular for all types of services. They work on the basis that you sign up to offer your services and if someone hires you the directory takes a commission from your fee.
Most offer some type of insurance cover once you keep your relationship with the Pet Owner online through the directory.
It’s a competitive market place with 1000’s of people registering. But if you want to make a little extra pocket money then it might work out for you.