The Perfect Job/Business for College Students: Become a Dog Walker or Dog Sitter

A Great Money Making Opportunity for College Students

become a dog walker and be your own bossMany college students will be returning to school after the Christmas break ready to start a new semester, but will also be looking for ways to pay for their tuition/living expenses with a job or some type of money making gig. College students typically have random schedules and have to attend class and study at odd hours, precluding them from many “normal” jobs.

Additionally, many college students don’t want the average run-of-the-mill clerk job at a retail store (if you can even find one in this economy). They may not want to wait wait tables for cash, though it’s not a bad way to go either to build customer service experience.

Signing Up With Rover.com: My Review

*Rover makes it easy to start out getting some gigs

*Rover takes 15 – 20% of what you earn, which is not terribly bad

*Rover is fairly well-established and their business is growing, but if they catch you doing private deals off of the customer leads they give you, they’ll zap your profile off their site

Starting Your Own Dog Walking/Sitting Business from Home

*Starting a dog sitting/dog walking business requires very little startup capital

*Having a basic website with contact info that is search engine friendly can be super helpful and make a huge difference in getting new clients

*Passing out fliers to local dog businesses can speed up your acquisition of paying customers

*Getting an brief but concise training program on how to become a dog walker or dog sitter can be the difference between having a few hundred bucks a month extra or being able to turn this into a full-time income.

*You’ve achieved massive success if you have to start turning down customers. Now it’s time to hire some employees and make them do the work for you!

*The hardest part is getting started. You’ll gain most of the important knowledge from just trying and learning hands on!

The best parts of having your own dog walking business

*Fun- work with dogs

*Freedom- work when you want, as much as you want

*You are the boss- no more people breathing down your neck at work watching your every move

*Income potential- you are no longer limited by the hours you work and a set hourly wage

*Entrepreneur experience- running a business and making your own money will unlock your human potential like nothing else. Enjoy it, learn from it, and become the next big thing!

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