You want to get your dog walking or pet sitting business onto every possible online business listing sites. Some sites are free to list your business and get reviews, others have paid versions to actually list your company details. I have a list of 46 sites that you should list your business as soon as possible.
This is part three of building an online presence for your pet service business if you do not have a website. The free Google My Business account makes it very easy for pet owners to find you over your competitors. I cover how to set up the account and give some tips on how to use this free business tool to grow your business.
Having a Facebook business page for your dog walking business is a must if you do not have a website. Ideally, you want a Facebook business page, Google business listing, and a website. I'll cover the last two in future articles, but this article will show you how to create your Facebook business profile. More importantly, I'll show how to setup your business page for the best results.
In researching competition for my dog walking business, I found that many companies are hard to find. Whether it was a search on Google or Yelp, many companies did not appear anyway near the 1st page of results. My website appears on the 1st page of Google for various search terms. I cover all the methods that you should use to have dog owners find you and your business.
Pet sitter insurance is highly recommended for many businesses in the pet industry. Some examples of people needing liability insurance are anyone providing pet or dog boarding, walking, sitting, dog daycare, grooming pet taxi, or training classes It is also a good idea to be bonded if you have employees that enter the homes of your clients.
The practical skills to be a dog walker are to have experience with animals and to use mind and body. Meaning you need to be smart and fit. And you will also need management skills to run a business. Most of the skills that you need for dog walking are also skills that a person needs to look for when…