by, Claire on, Oct 25, 2018 Home Business. House And Pet Sitting-A Home Business Idea.
If you are looking for a business idea, home business or opportunity that you can start with little funds, Pet sitting could be a potential business idea to consider. The days of putting our pets in Kennels and Catteries are believe it or not dwindling and as Pet owners become more concerned about the effects this may have on their Pets, they are looking for alternatives to not just Pet sitting but house sitting too.
Although there are potential companies and small home businesses doing this already, there is a real gap in the market for a reputable company however small to build a trustworthy reputation and provide a service where Pet owners can leave their home and their Pets in your capable hands. There are lots of ways to build a trustworthy service and starting small and providing your service in the local area you live is the first step. Always have a strategy on how you are going to run the business and consider whether you would want to house the Pets in your own home for the duration of the holiday or you would be happy travelling out to the homes and exercising and entertaining the Pets in their own home and environment.
Many home owners worry not only about their Pets but their homes being empty too and whilst an overnight stay is not always requested, having a set time and plan of when and how many times you will visit the home to exercise pets and check everything is secure. A business idea like this can be started as a home business with a few clients and you will need to also employ trustworthy people to help if you have more than one home to service at a time.
The internet has now made it possible for Home owners to make alternative arrangements for their pets and homes when they holiday and having a website, social media presence and offering peace of mind to your customers should be at the top of your list of priorities.
The internet is filling up with small businesses offering different services in specific areas and some of them are doing incredibly well, building up their client base slowly and getting their name out there. We certainly live in an age where people are looking for alternative and reliable services and if this is something you feel you could offer, you could be on your way to building a very reputable lucrative home business.