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3 ways to… earn money from your love of pets
Are you an animal lover? You could see cash come rolling in by looking after them. Here’s how…
1 Get walking
You could bag big money by dog-walking. Advertise locally or sign up with a website like rover.com that puts prospective walkers in touch with people who need their dogs walked (although you’ll pay commission on your earnings to the site if you take that route). The amount you can earn varies but you can typically get about £10–20 per hour walk so the money can quickly add up, especially if you get some regular clients. Plus it’s great exercise too!
2 Become a sitter
If you prefer to stay indoors, you can still make cash by visiting people’s pets in their homes when they’re away. And if you’re not a dog fan, there are other animals you can look after. You’ll need to feed them, give them clean water and any medication – and you’ll often be asked to play with them too. The amount you can earn varies, but you could get £8–£15 per visit.
3 Taking it fur-ther
You could expand into pet grooming, which can be lucrative. However, there are practicalities to consider. There’s a great guide on how to start your own pet-grooming business at workspace.co.uk*.