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WAHM Pet Sitting Business

December 25, 2011

If you have experience with animals why not start a business. Maybe you are good with dogs that could make a very good home business. You can also off course watch other animals for example pets in cages doesn’t need much experience to take care of if it’s not for a long time. Pet sitters offers a very important role to help pet owners keep there pets healthy and happy, this can be a very valuable service and can generate money.

How to get started

First you need to decide if this is something you would enjoy doing as a job, it means being a pet sitter every day. You should at least have some experience with animals even if you dont have to be for the job it’s good to tell pet owners that you are experienced with animals. Before you start a legal business you can try this by advertising in the local newspaper, to see if it is anybody that needs a pet sitter if there is you will find out if you would like to work with this.

Start your business by becoming legal. Obtaining a business license doesn’t cost much and will give you a professional edge when getting new clients. You’ll also be able to take advantage of many tax write-offs, including your costs for mileage to and from your customer’s homes and any necessary business supplies.

Getting clients for your pet sitting business may be the most difficult part of running the business. However, with a little effort you can build a client list rather quickly. The best way to get clients and assignments is by word of mouth. Offer to pet sit for neighbors and friends to help build your reputation. Once you’ve done a good job for them, they’ll tell their friends and so on.

You can also continue with ads in newspapers and online Internet just might be better than newspapers since so many people are online. Google’s Adwords is very good place to put out some ads you can target your area with Adwords so it is worth the money.

Once you get your pet sitting business started make sure you treat your customers with great respect, if they like your service they will return and hire you again.

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