When you first start your pet sitting business, you’re strictly thinking about building it, and that means taking almost every job that comes along.
Your client’s will get used to your dependability, and will often give you last-minute bookings, knowing you’ll accommodate them.
This is good for your business, and for building solid customer relationships, but at some point, every pet-sitter reaches burn out.
Working 7 days a week, 365 days a years doesn’t sound too appealing to anyone, but that can be your fate if you don’t draw the lines so you can have personal time to keep a balance.
As pet-sitters we are always on call for everyone else’s vacations, holidays and weekend getaways. This can breed resentment if we don’t allow for some fun for ourselves. Here’s some tips on how to do just that: Continue reading
So you’re ready to go with your pet-sitting business. You’ve printed up cards, visited local vets, and hopefully have found a good networking group in your area.
Now comes the hard part; waiting for that phone call or email from a prospective client.
You’re excited to make some money and hopefully get a repeat client.
But don’t be too hasty. While you want the money, you need to make sure you get the right client for your services.
Here are several tips on how to do just that for the two-part process; Continue reading
So you’re a new pet-sitter, anxious to take on work and build your client base!
But how much should you charge? Charge too much and you’re guaranteeing failure, but charge too little and you won’t make enough income to justify staying in business.
So let’s discuss the factors that decide how much you can and should charge so that your client’s get a fair deal while you make a profit. Continue reading
How to keep yourself safe and sane during your holiday workload.
It’s known to everyone that the holidays are the most stressful time of year. Extra time with family, pressure to get gifts, it all causes stress. But try adding a full work schedule on top of it!
This is price paid for being a pet sitter. But if you don’t work holidays, you’re shooting your business in the foot. Holidays are THE best months for pet sitting, often netting several thousand of dollars.
If you’re new to the business, keep all these factoids I’ve listed in mind Continue reading