Six-Figure Pet Business Academy is so happy to have Pet Sitters Associates as a sponsor for the 30-Day Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business Challenge and I wanted to interview them so you can find out who they are and what they can do for you and your pet business.
This information below will help you get to know this GREAT company:
Q What is Pet Sitters Associates?
A. We started Pet Sitters Associates in 1998. Our philosophy has always been to help individuals throughout the United States start up their pet care businesses at the most affordable rates possible. Pet Sitters Associates proudly offers membership benefits that include pet business insurance administered by RPS Scobie Group and underwritten by an AM Best rated: A (Excellent) Insurance Company.
Q. What is the cost of the basic membership, which includes liability insurance?
A. The cost is $190 for membership and insurance through Pet Sitters Associates. The membership and insurance is good for one full year from the time of joining and can be effective immediately at www.petsitllc.com.
Q. What are the member benefits?
A. You will gain access to a library of resources including our customer checklist and archived newsletters, quarterly newsletters, and the option to be listed on one of the largest online pet business directories and pet business liability insurance.
Q. What is the cost if we have additional partners/spouse/employees?
A. The cost is $90 for each additional person on your policy.
Q. What type of pet care business does the basic liability cover?
A. It covers pet sitting in the pet owner’s home, pet transportation, pet walking, and pooper scooper services.
Q. What if I bring animals into my home?
A. Members need to purchase the optional pet daycare coverage to extend the liability insurance to cover incidents at their home or pet daycare operation. The cost for this additional coverage is $155 and can be added for up to 3 employees/ICs.
Q. Do you offer a bond?
A Our Broadened Property Damage/Bond coverage costs an additional $100. This coverage provides $10,000 per occurrence or $25,000 of insurance coverage annually for the theft, breakage, and mysterious disappearance of the personal property of the pet owner while under the care of you, your employees, your independent contractors, or your incidental helpers. Please note if you do not purchase this additional coverage, there is no coverage under your basic membership policy for loss, damage, or theft of the owner’s personal property.
Q. What if I do any housesitting without animals?
A. You would then need to add the house sitting coverage for an additional $100. House sitting without pets present cannot exceed 45% of the total pet care business revenue.
Q. What about grooming?
A. Pet grooming coverage for an additional $50 would need to be added. This coverage provides basic insurance for individuals who cut hair or nails while pet sitting. If you are only bathing and brushing pets, there is no need for you to purchase this.
Q. Do you have any type of coverage for Obedience Training?
A. Yes, our dog obedience training coverage costs an additional $155. If you are only offering basic dog obedience training (sit, stay, come) when provided in direct conjunction with your pet sitting work, you are already covered under your basic membership insurance. This coverage is for those who offer training outside of their pet sitting work. This policy does not provide coverage for protection, guard, fighting, attack, or police dog training.
To find out more and sign up for membership today visit Pet Sitters Associates online:www.PetSitLLC.com
I wrote an article for Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington’s online magazine, and I wanted to share it with those of you pet sitters, dog walkers, dog trainers, dog daycare owners and pet groomers who want to work less and earn more.
Many times a week (and sometimes many times a day!) pet business owners ask me how exactly I worked less and made more in my pet business.
Though one article can’t detail every single action I took to go from working 7 days a week to working 3 days a week, this article will at least give you some of the steps I took to work less and earn more:
In 1995, I started the business of my dreams with lots of passion but no business experience of any kind. That first year I had lots of time but almost no money.
A few years in, I had plenty of clients but hardly any time.
Friends and family often complimented me on my business success, but I didn’t feel successful. To me, success was having both time and money.
I was working 12-14 hour days seven days a week and still not making much compared to when I worked full-time as an employee. CLICK TO READ ARTICLE…
It’s an exciting time over here at Six-Figure Pet Business Academy! 🙂
Here’s what’s up:
Last month I got a call from a MarketWatch reporter who found my Hiring Handbook for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers on Amazon.
He asked if he could interview me and the story came out a few days ago. Yahoo Finance saw the story and they asked if they could interview me for their TV show. I’m flying to New York City this week for a live TV interview.
If you’re curious about the articles that came out, here they are – click the link under the logo to read the articles:
Just starting your pet sitting or dog walking business or want to create even more success in your pet sitting or dog walking business? This free tips and tools booklet for pet sitters and dog walkers will help you!
Q. Does the audiobook come with a checklist or a booklet of any kind? A. Yes. It comes with a 71-page booklet to accompany the audiobook version and contains checklists, recommended resources and so much more.
Q. Kristin, was the audiobook recorded with your voice? A. I hired a professional voice artist named Kara to record the audiobook. Her voice is great. I think you’ll like it a lot. My husband even thinks she sounds a lot like me and he would know. 🙂 Here’s a picture of Kara:
Q. How long is the audiobook recording? A. It’s 6 hours and 20 minutes.
Q. Will I receive the audiobook right away upon order? A. Yes, you’ll receive the audiobook within 30 seconds of your order. It will be in mp3 files and you can listen from your smart phone or your computer, and you’ll also receive the 71-page accompanying booklet too.