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Make Money From Home Part 3

Updated on January 8, 2013

An Unusual Home-Based Business: Pet Sitting

You like cooking and gardening but you still want to look for more home-based business ideas.

Walk around the neighborhood. If you noticed a bored-looking dog with its nose pushed down, your new business is about to be born.

Pets are animals but they need attention. They also need exercise and grooming.

Does the idea of walking dogs around for exercise interest you?

If yes, you have three ways to advertise your new service-oriented business around.

Use the telephone. Call your neighbors who have pets. Offer your pet-exercising services verbally.

Use the computer and printer. Create flyers that announce your new business. After a thorough market research for payment on this type of service, put a price list for the services you offer. A much lower introductory price will attract customers quickly.

Use your feet, eyes and mouth. This third strategy would be the most effective. Do your shopping daily and every morning so that you will be able to see all your neighbors who have pets.

(Note: All Photos Used in this Hub are from Flickr)
(Note: All Photos Used in this Hub are from Flickr)
Pets Need Attention
Pets Need Attention

How to Win a Pet's Heart

Approach them one by one. Chat for a few minutes. Show your interest to their pet. Scratch the animal's head, only if it acts friendly. This is your way of introducing yourself to your future client.

Animals have a long memory. They remember those who show them kindness for a long time.

Of course, during those casual morning chats, you should have mentioned your new business. But before you offer your services, discuss everything you know about pets. Without being a bore, talk about your capabilities bit by bit.

After a week of interaction with the owner and the pet, they will both be ready to trust you.

Test the waters on the eighth morning. Call the dog by its name and if it comes to you gleefully, you just won your first client. You can put forward your business proposal to its owner.

How to Groom a Cat

Add More Services to Earn More Profits

If you want to earn more, get into grooming pets. Your wards need regular baths to stay huggable and healthy.

But before you offer grooming services to the animals' owners, watch these videos. Learn the steps on how to groom cats and dogs.

Are You Ready to Face the New Challenges?

Taking care of animals is a heart-warming job because you will be rewarded by their love and loyalty. Animals are dear creatures. They show affection candidly and without hesitation.

If you're ready for a new and satisfying career, this one might be for you. The grooming business for animals is a very popular career these days. Beauty salons for pets are sprouting like mushrooms everywhere.

Do not be scared of competition though. You have your own clientele now. The animals that you fondly exercised every morning shall be your first customers.


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      Live N Learn 9 years ago from Las Vegas


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      sminut13 9 years ago from singapore

      you really have good and unique ideas. thanks for the great hub

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      Live N Learn 9 years ago from Las Vegas


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      Ashok Rajagopalan 9 years ago from Chennai

      Appreciate what you are doing. This series of hub, or just one of them may motivate someone into starting a home biz! Great going, keep on!