Ever wanted to be a cat sitter? I will walk you through my journey in this step-by-step guide on how to be a great cat sitter.
I will be covering 11 main steps towards becoming an irresistable cat sitter every cat owner looks for:
- How and where to find cat sitting jobs online
- Creating your cat sitter profile
- Setting up your cat sitting alerts
- Responding to the right cat sitting ads
- Getting in touch with cat owners
- Planning your cat sit
- Meeting the cat owners
- Impressing cat owners with your cat sitting skills
- Saving on rent and bills while cat sitting
- Earning money from cat sitting
- Starting your own cat sitting business
How and where to find cat sitting jobs online:
There are not so many websites to find a cat sitting job, however, you don’t need tens of websites to fill up your calendar quick. In this article, I’ve listed down some great resources to find out how and where you can find cat sitting jobs.
Creating your cat sitter profile
If you don’t have your own website to feature yourself as a cat sitter, you can create a cat sitter profile in less than 30 minutes. In this article, I talk about what you need to put in your cat sitter profile to impress cat owners.
Setting up your cat sitting alerts
One of the many tricks I use to be the first to find cat sitting jobs is setting up smart alerts so that I stay in the loop of who is looking for cat sitters all year long. In this article, I show you how you can sit back and relax while your email inbox finds you the cat sitting jobs that matter to you while others are wasting their time searching.
Responding to the right cat sitting ads
It’s not easy to sift through cat sitting ads to pick the right one to respond to. In this article, I differentiate between three different types of cat sitting ads, and discuss the pros and cons of responding to each.
Getting in touch with cat owners
Having a great cat sitter profile highlighting your experience with cat sitting will definitely guarantee you to be contacted by cat owners. Also, it is a great conversation starter with cat owners. However, there are other tricks I have mastered to make sure I get a positive response when contacting cat owners.
Planning your cat sit
Now that you have made contact with cat owners, and confirmed your sit, it’s time to plan your travel, tickets, stay and whatever logistics you may need along the way. Take a look at how I do that in this article.
Meeting the cat owners
Cat owners have their travel plans, and making sure you meet them before they leave is very important, as it leaves a very positive impression in them. It also assures them that their furry friends get to meet you while they are there and assures the cat owners they’ll be in safe company. In this article I provide information on what to prepare before, during, and after meeting the cat owners.
Impressing cat owners with your cat sitting skills
You’re now with the cat(s). Time to showcase your cat sitting skills, abilities, and experience. Making sure to keep cats happy, safe, and fulfilled during your stay is everything the cat owners ask for. In this article, I highlight things that have impressed cat owners while they are enjoying their vacation.
Saving on rent and bills while cat sitting
One of the perks of cat sitting is you enjoying the luxury of staying at cat owners’ homes, saving on rent and bills. Also, if you manage to fill up your calendar with cat sits all year long, you will be saving big time on rent and spend minimally on bills. In this article, I walk you through how you can save on a lot of expenses while cat sitting in cat owners’ homes.
Earning money from cat sitting
If your number one objective behind cat sitting is earning money, it won’t be enough to make a living. Your number one objective is to build a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy cat sitter that can make cat owners happy and enjoy a peace of mind while they are away. Once you gain their trust, build a name in the space, and have excellent reviews in your profile, you can start earning money from cat sitting. In this article, I highlight how you can make money from cat sitting.
Starting your own cat sitting business
Now that you have mastered the art of cat sitting, you probably are thinking of starting your own cat sitting business. In this article, I detail everything you need to start your own cat sitting business. From launching your own website all the way to hiring cat sitters.