What do you prefer: waking up in the morning, heading to the office, and sitting in a conference room listening to someone talk about numbers and sales goals, or waking up in the morning, heading outside, and having a nice walk with a cuddly ball of fur that's more excited to see you than you can even imagine?
The choice is obvious.
Being outdoors with the warm sun and gentle breeze while strolling along with man's best friend is a great way to work. No office politics, flourescent lighting, or boring conversations. Just the great outdoors, no stress, and and plenty of exercise.
That's the good life. That's what many people strive for. That's what it's like to be a dog walker.
Like any job, there's a lot of management. And when you decide to be a dog walker running your own business, all of that management is done solely by you.
You need to advertise yourself so everyone knows about what you have to offer. There's also the matter of insuring your business in case something goes wrong and you're liable for it. You need business cards. A website. Reviews. Contracts. Where does it end?
There's a lot to take care of before you even start your business. Then once you do, you've gotta have an efficient way to run it. Relying on back-and-forth text messages and scribbled notes on a calendar will only get you so far, and it's easy to miss an appointment if you're not on top of things. Missing an appointment could mean a disgruntled customer. A disgruntled customer means a bad review, and a bad review is a blemish on your reputation that you'll never be able to shake off. If you want to be a dog walker, organization is paramount. Customer relationships are key to the success of your business. Keeping up with all of these things while also walking a dog is a job all on its own.
Fortunately, we've been through all of that. As pet professionals, we know what it takes, and we built tools to help us run a successful dog walking business. We've made these tools available to anyone who wants to be a dog walker, including you.
To get you started from day one, we offer the Cool Plan which includes a website and basic online scheduling for free. We know you're just starting out and need a hand, so we're giving it to you.
Once you start getting more customers, you're definitely going to want to upgrade to the Super Cool Plan. It has more website customization options, online payments, invoicing, coupons & discounts, earnings reports, a powerful calendar, and more. It's what we use to run our pet care business, and we're constantly adding and improving features.
Our goal is to make running your pet care business as simple as possible, so you can focus on walking dogs. If you have any questions or ideas on how we can better help you accomplish that, feel free to get in touch. We're always listening.