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Five Free Ways to Promote Your Pet Sitting Business

December 28, 2011

You’ve got your pet sitting business up and running. You have a reliable car to provide transportation to and from your jobs. You have insurance and a bond as well, which will reassure your customers and protect you in case of a lawsuit or claim. You’ve also assembled a couple emergency kits, which have a first aid kit, spare leash, collar, and can opener for pet food, as well as a few other items. You also came up with a catchy name and licensed your business. So now what?

Well now it’s time to get customers! First, you’d like to try some free ways to promote your pet business. Your start-up costs didn’t set you back too much money, but you’d still like to see how many customers you could get without spending a dime. Well, here are five free ways to promote your business:

1.Referrals. Doing a good job for a customer will not only make them happy and keep them using your service, it’ll increase the chances they talk about your business to their friends. Referrals are one of the best ways to get business. Best of all, it doesn’t cost you a cent and you don’t even have to do any of the work! Be sure to thank the people involved in any referrals you get, or offer them a discount or other incentive for future visits.

2. Craigslist. Craigslist.com has taken the world by storm as a free way to advertise to potential customers. It’s completely free and easy to use, and you open yourself up to a high number of prospects.

3. Website. There are many free websites available that are quite easy to setup. No experience needed. A website can be a great way to show your customers what your pet sitting business is all about. Talk about your experience, your love for animals, some quotes from satisfied customers, and pictures of you with happy pets. You should also include your prices and contact information. It’s a great way to make pet owners feel comfortable and excited about your services.

4. Blog. Like a website, a blog is another free and easy thing to do. Write about your recent jobs. Show pictures of you with a variety of pets. Running a blog is quick and easy. Encourage satisfied customers to leave comments or share testimonials of the great job you did for them.

5. Newspaper. Many newspapers are eager to do an article on a new business, especially one that does good things for the community. A profile of your pet sitting business could be the feature of their next article. This is completely free to you and opens yourself up to a lot of customers who read the article and learned about what a great business you’re running.

There are many free ways to promote your business. Try a few and find out what works best for you. In no time, your pet sitting business could be the talk (Bark! Meow!) of the town! To learn more, read Profitable Pet Sitting available from: http://extraincomebulletin.com

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