If you’re the kind of person that loves animals and want to be your own boss, why not start a pet-related business? You don’t have to be a veterinarian to have an animal-related career. There is an entire pet industry that creates thousands of jobs ranging from food manufacturing to pet grooming and so forth. You can be a part of this industry too and live off your passion for taking care of animals. Depending on your interests and skill set, one of the following five pet-related business may be the one for you:
1. A pet sitting company
Much like a baby-sitting business, a pet sitting company provides professionals with the peace of mind knowing their furry friends are taken care of while they are away on business trips or busy at work. This is a great start-up idea mainly because it doesn’t require financial investment on your part. All you need are pet skills and with good word of mouth your business is sure to take off. Before you know it, you may have to hire other pet lovers like yourself to meet the growing demand for your services. Over time, you may consider getting pet-sitting insurance (yes, that’s a thing!) to protect your enterprise from a misfortune in case something were to happen to one of your pet-clients.
2. A professional pet grooming service
There are as many types of pet hair cuts as there are breeds of cats. Considering how furry pets are, you’ll never run out of business as a pet groomer! This undertaking will require you to invest both time in getting trained in professional pet grooming as well as money for your tools and possibly even space. You can provide services like hair trimming, hair cutting, bathing, etc.
3. A pet photography venture
If you have a pet, you know how much pet owners (or pet parents, as some would like to be called) love their pets. Pet owners want to capture the joys of having such a wonderful companion and cherish their memories for a lifetime. A pet photography venture would allow you to do just that. With the right photography skills and gear, you can turn simple moments like a walk with a dog into an image that pet owners can boast about to everyone they know.
4. A pet training school
This school can have curricula for different animals as well as have variations of full training programs in addition to more specific courses like obedience training. If you’re tech savvy and have access to a video camera, you can even create online courses with tips and tricks. This will bring traction to your training school plus help pet guardians deal with untrained pets who cannot otherwise attend your courses in person. Such a training school will do more than just train animals; it will also teach good behaviours to new pet parents that have had no previous experience with pets before.
5. Run a pet-related blog/website
Pet parents love to read up on pet quirks and stories so if you are passionate about writing and love animals, this may bring the big bucks for you! You can turn your blog/website into a hub and let your audience immerse in multimedia content all day, every day. The best part about having a website is that it has no geographical barriers so people across the globe will have access to your posts and you can make money by using ad services like Google Ads, etc.