If you’ve been reading my blog and wondering how you can get involved working with pets – you will realizeÂ that youÂ have aÂ lot of choices.Â Â Each pet career option has different training requirements, time commitments, start-up capital expenses, and skill sets.
Before you dive in there are some questions that you need to answer to determine which pet career fits your personality and life situation.
1)Â Are youÂ able to start full time or part time?
2) Do you want to be an employee or own your own pet care business?
3) Are you able to dedicate time for initial required training?
4) What skills do you currently possess that can be applied to the new career or business?
5) How much start up capital do you have to invest?
If you are great with a camera maybe pet photography is a good fit – or if you have health and nutritional training you could easily apply this to specialize in pet nutrition.Â These are just a couple of examples – if you have no skills that you feel you want to apply to a pet business many petÂ careerÂ skillsÂ can be picked up easily with on the job training.Â Many pet care careers are also very flexible and can be started part time and worked around a full time day job.Â
For a great guide to the different options that are available with details about time, travel, capital, and skills requirements for each careerÂ pick up a copy of my ebook – Your New Pet Care Career for just $7.95.Â It will show you how you can start a new career with pets that you will love and give you plenty of onlineÂ resources to research each career further.
Look out for my articles in future weeks that will give you tips for naming your new business, ideas onÂ how to advertise and market your pet care service, and suggestions for turning customers into raving fans.