Not usually. The average pet sitter
will work hard and make a comfortable living. Business in some areas will be
especially profitable, while others will be dismal. But the average sitters are
somewhere in the middle.
And it will take time and effort to get there. Most pet sitters report starting
to break even and then make a profit between 8 months and 3 years into starting
Those who invest more into inexpensive advertising at the beginning usually
have a profitable client base faster than those who sit back and wait for
clients to call.
Is this a scam?
I've been getting a number of emails and calls this month (August 2008) asking if
the PUPS membership is a scam. I totally understand your concerns!
I think the best way for you to
find out what PUPS is about is to encourage you to talk to some current member
business owners directly. I asked for volunteers, and got an
overwhelming response in less than 24 hours. Thanks to those members!
The owners below have graciously
offered to field questions about "Is PUPS a scam and does membership really
include all the items listed?". Please see their websites for their most
current contact information. I have no idea what they will say to you, so
you'll get a very honest and unbiased view of PUPS!
You can see
parts of our very long list of current members by searching our Pet Sitter Directory by state. As of 5/2010 we have over 6300
members. We are growing larger every day.
You can review
samples of the forms included on our kit before you purchase. As of
6/2009 we also have a 100% positive eBay feedback score, and NO Better
Business Bureau complaints reported.
We are a solid
association, with a solid reputation for value & service. But if you are still
unsure, we recommend you go join some of the various free public pet sitter
message boards and ask for more opinions there. You can find a list of free pet
sitter message boards on the main menu above, under Home, List of Message Boards
Still have questions?
Feel free to email us. We read email very often!