Have you ever thought it would be nice to be your own boss? Yes, starting a business can be expensive and risky, but what if you really could set your pay rate, determine your own schedule, and not deal with the hassle of getting a new business off the ground? There’s a growing community of people across the country who are making a go out of pet sitting as a business with Rover.com. Some are treating it as a side business and others as a full-time venture. Either way, pet sitting has gone beyond your childhood days of making a few bucks watching your neighbour’s dog.
How’s this possible?
Becoming a pet sitter with Rover.com means you belong to a community of pet sitters who reap the benefits of living under the umbrella of a supportive company. Here’s what this includes:
- Rover is an online platform that actively promotes the pet care services of its pet sitters across the country. It’s available to pet owners in any location where a pet sitter lives. You can live anywhere, work locally, and set up your preferences regarding how far you’ll travel. If you’re moving, take your business with you.
- Your pet sitting business is your own, so you set your pay rate, pet care services, and your schedule. If you don’t want to work the weekends, don’t schedule yourself. If you’ve got a full-time job, set your availability to accommodate your life. If you’re free to make as much money as you like, offer a wide range of pet care services at a competitive rate with a wide-open schedule.
- There are no start-up costs. Unless you want to buy a bag of treats and carry a spare leash in your car, there’s nothing you need to purchase in preparation for scheduling clients. In addition, you don’t need to worry about insurance. Rover provides premium insurance and 24/7 support while you’re pet sitting including vet assistance.
- If and when you’re ready to grow your business, Rover provides educational resources for you to expand.
There are more benefits than simply being the boss and making extra cash. It’s fun! Your clients are dogs and cats, and they’re excited when you walk in the door because it’s either time to eat or time to play. Every treat you give is rewarded with pure puppy love. Plus, don’t plan on making any more resolutions to get a gym membership because dog walking can be your new exercise routine. Take the big dogs for a run, and let the little dogs chase you around the dog park.
If you’re ready to get started or learn more about becoming a pet sitter, visit 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.
*This is a collaborative post.