How do you make a little extra income when you’re already a busy mom, full-time employee, or fully engaged student? If working retail isn’t your thing and you don’t have time for a job search, consider a new arena of work that’s flexible and fun. Pet sitting has quickly become an easy money-making endeavor thanks to Rover.com. Rover is a network of thousands of pet owners in search of pet sitters across the country. Pet sitters create online profiles on Rover.com to promote their services. Check out the benefits!
Plan your own work schedule
After setting up your Rover profile, you determine which days and times you’re available to work. If you’re only available during the weekends or weekday evenings, no problem. If your schedule changes or you decide to expand your availability, you simply make adjustments to your online profile. Pet owners can check your schedule online and book you at the click of a button. It’s that simple.
Work from home or in between errands
You determine which pet care you’re available to provide. If you want to work from home, provide pet daycare or board dogs at your place while owners are traveling, that’s an option. If you want to make yourself accessible to as many clients as possible, you can also offer dog walking, drop-in visits, and overnight stays at pet owners’ homes.
Set your rates
Choose a rate for each pet care service you provide. You determine what works for you, and you can easily check out fair pricing based on other pet sitters in your area. Payments transact online automatically, making it easy for you and pet owners to do business without any hassle.
Spend time outside and get some exercise
Pet care for dogs requires time outside! The nice part of this job is that you’re not stuck behind a desk. Enjoy playing fetch in the park, taking walks around the neighborhood, or going for a run. If your doggie clients come back tired, pet owners will love you.
Enjoy clientele that are happy to see you
Your clients are soft, furry, and excited when you walk in the door. They will come to know you as their playtime partners. You can count a large dose of puppy love or kitty cuddles during your pet sitting appointments. Consider this your mini-retreat from the stress of your busy life. The love rewards from your clients will ease your worries, and you’re getting paid to enjoy it!
Get the support you need
As a pet sitter with Rover.com, you’re not on your own if there are accidents or emergencies. You will get 24/7 support including vet assistance as well as premium insurance coverage. You also have access to educational opportunities to expand and promote your business.
Getting started is simple. Once you’ve completed your online profile, Rover staff will review it. As soon as you’re approved, you can begin accepting clients. To learn more or setup your profile now, visits Rover.com.
Written by Tracy Vicory-Rosenquest, Rover.com community member. Rover is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers.