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Video: Help! My Dogs Won’t Stop Spooning Each Other

Dogs. They’re Just Like Us!

A Chihuahua mix and a Shih Tzu find love, and live happily ever after… My wife brought Puppy with her into our relationship and I brought Clover. Looks like the pair is happy.

A Profile Of The Spooners

puppy Name: Puppy
Breed: Chihuahua-Miniature Pinscher mix
Age: 5
Sex: Male
Favorite Toy: Clifford the Big Red Dog stuffed animal
Favorite Book: Don Quixote
Here For: Friends, Dating, Relationship

cloverName: Clover
Breed: Shih Tzu
Age: 11
Sex: Female
Favorite Movie: Yentle
Here For: Networking, Relationship, Marriage

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The Secret to a Successful Pet Sitting Business Revealed – The M Word

mword-coverWould you like more pet sitting clients?

Are you trying to take your pet sitting business to the next level but feel like you’re working way too hard for little or no results?

Imagine how you’d feel to discover the absolute one single element that could take your pet sitting business to the next level.

What would you do with more clients? Live happier, less stressed and become overjoyed?

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How To Be A Better Pet Sitter – Part 3

best-petsitter-3In Part 2 of this series, we sat down with some burgers and focused on the ways to give your clients exactly what they want, without them even knowing they wanted it.

I pointed out a wonderful section the PSI website written for pet owners and how to use it to your advantage.

Today in Part 3, we pull out all the stops and get you to be a better pet sitter by focusing on yourself. We start with a straight forward question:

Are you insane? No, seriously, are you insane?

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How To Be A Better Pet Sitter – Part 2

best-petsitter-2In Part 1 of this series, we focused on bringing out your best in you to win over your potential clients. I followed that by pointing out the fact that if you don’t do your best to add that person to your new client list, someone else will.

And finally, I revealed the 6 rules to bring out your absolute best.

Today in Part 2, you’re going to discover how to be a better pet sitter by ‘amazing’ your potential clients. How, you ask? Simply by giving them exactly what they want even when they had no idea they wanted it to begin with.

Let’s see if we can make some sense of all that.

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How To Be A Better Pet Sitter – Part 1

best-petsitterAre you a good pet sitter? Are you a great pet sitter?

Chances are we can all benefit from a bit of competitive edge over our competition, wouldn’t you agree? You know, doing something just a little bit extra, better or different from your competition.

First of all, remember this: Every potential client you find yourself chatting with is yours to lose. She is clearly in the market and desperately searching for the highest qualified pet sitter around. If she doesn’t hire you, she’ll be hiring the next pet sitter on her list.

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Hey, Pet Sitters, Your Price Is Too High!

high-price1How many times have you been chatting on the phone with a perspective client for 30 minutes only to be told that she can’t afford it or your price is too high?

Believe it or not, a prospect that says such a thing rarely means that she can’t afford to pay that kind of money for your pet sitting service.

In fact, studies have shown that when you hear an objection like this, you actually still have a great chance of winning the client.

How? By asking the right questions to uncover her true objection. It may come down to not seeing the value in your offer or not quite trusting yet that you are the best for the job.

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Struggling With Your Pet Sitting Business? Simon Cowell Can Relate!

Part 1 of our ‘What Can We Really Learn From Celebrities?’ series

strugglingThink you have absolutely nothing in common with Simon Cowell?

Well, the British-born American Idol judge wasn’t always bringing home $50 million per year. In fact, there was a time in his life when he didn’t even have a place to call home.

Just imagine how defeated you’d feel if after starting your own pet sitting business, you went bankrupt. Twice. Staying down when the going gets tough is like the kiss of death for any business owner.

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Is That Pet Sitter You’re Hiring An Independent Contractor or Employee? Find Out Here.

ic-employeeIt’s perhaps a pet sitter’s dream: to become so busy that you can no longer perform all the pet sitting jobs yourself.

What do you do? Hire another pet sitter to do the job for you.

However, it is imperative that you, pet sitting business owner, determine if the person you’re bringing on to do pet sitting jobs for your business is actually an independent contractor or an employee.

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What Pet Sitters Can Learn From Amazon.com

Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos recently put out a video announcing his excitement at his recent purchase of Zappos.

Yep, Amazon now owns Zappos. Purchased for over $800 million.

As intriguing as that may sound, it’s not the part of his 8 minute video that, as pet sitters, we can learn something from.

Mr. Bezos, casually standing in front of his home and a big board for visual effect, reveals everything he knows (his words). He then states that everything he knows “is a very short list.”

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6 Ways To Turn More Of Your Website Visitors Into Pet Sitting Clients

gain-more-clients1All too often, a pet sitter will build a website then sit back and hope for the best. Without taking an active role in your visitor activity, you may be missing out on new pet sitting clients.

First, define what the goal of your website is. In order to create a successful website, you’ll need to dig deeper than “To get more clients.”

You need to ask yourself this question: “What exactly do I want each visitor to do before leaving my pet sitting website?

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