Today I’ve got a terrific guest post from Courtney at Rover.com, another great site to add to your list, hustlers – especially if you ❤ dogs.
Imagine this: You’re in need of some extra cash to pay off some debt. You’re looking for side hustles which could be a good fit for your current lifestyle, but you’re not too thrilled at the prospects while scouring the internet. Then it happens—you stumble upon Rover.com.
Believe it to be true, dear reader. As a pet sitter or dog walker on Rover.com, you can make money walking dogs, hanging out with dogs, feeding dogs (or cats, or fish, or hamsters—you get the idea).
The process of becoming a sitter or dog walker is pretty simple—you can start creating your sitter or dog walker profile here. You’ll be prompted for information about yourself and your qualifications, schedule, and info about your pets and home. You can choose which services to offer, including dog walking, house sitting, boarding in your home, drop-in visits, or day care. Download the Rover app, complete a background check and submit your profile for approval.
Now that the logistics are out of the way, what are you going to do with all of your new (dog) friends and income? There’s no limit but yourself for your earning potential. You can work as much as you would like and creativity is encouraged! Are there dogs who could use a walk on your lunch time? Get out of the office for a few to get some fresh air and exercise. Do you have a relaxing weekend coming up? Keep your calendar open to board a dog for the weekend and lounge together.
Rover has sitters in every state, and it’s an easy way to meet cute dogs who live near you. Wherever you live, there will be a need for your time and services. As an independent contractor, you manage everything about your small business. Your rates, availability, dog-size preferences—it’s all up to you.
If you’re not sure where to start with rates, check out sitters in your area who offer services you’re interested in offering. Take into consideration any special qualifications of the sitters—some have canine CPR training or experience administering injections, for example. On that note, if you have any qualifying skills, let the world know! Skills and extensive knowledge will help you stand out. Also keep in mind any travel expenses you may face for traveling to owner homes (you can also set rates for being a dog chauffeur).
I know, I know; this sounds too good to be true. If you’re looking for unique ways to make extra income and include more dogs in your life, becoming a sitter or dog walker on Rover could be a great fit. See you on the fluff side!