How to Create the Perfect About Us Page to Gain More Happy Clients [Audio Broadcast]

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Discover exactly why your About Us page is one of the most important pages on your website.

You already know how important your entire website is in regards to your overall marketing efforts, right?

You also know I spend plenty of time teaching you about blog posts, articles, landing in Google, optimizing your web pages and more.

But how often do we speak about the importance of your About Us page? (Listen to the complete audio broadcast on this page.)

Did you realize that your About Us page is in fact one of the most important pages on your entire website?

Why is that? It’s one of the few places your website users can connect with and learn about YOU!

(You know, the person they will hire.)

This word is worth repeating: Connection. As with most anything we do in life, we are drawn to the people most like ourselves.

Whether it’s in a business partnership, friendship, or romantic relationship, we seek others similar to ourselves.

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Is Your Pet Sitting Business Ever Successful “Enough”? How The Pet Sitters Conference Is Beneficial To Both New Pet Sitters And Established Companies

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Can you ever have too much success in your life? Is there ever a tipping point?

How do you define success?  Can you ever be successful enough?

Most of us have (or should have) goals for our business.  When we reach those goals, we consider ourselves successful and then make new goals, reach them…make new ones…it’s a never ending cycle as you and your business change, develop and grow throughout the years.

What are your business goals?  Have you reached ALL of them?  Are you comfortable with where your business is at and want to stay status quo?  Is that a good idea?  Is it even possible?

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal. —Earl Nightingale (read more of Earl Nightingale quotes here.)

Along with defining your goals, you also need to define what “successful business” means to you and your company.  Maybe it is tied to how much money you make, maybe it is defined by positive client feedback, or how many new clients you get per month, or if you can go away on vacation and not worry about the business….everyone has a different definition of SUCCESS.

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2014 PetSittingOlogy Scholarship Recipient Announced [video]

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You know that one person in your life who just lifts you up no matter what’s going on in that moment?

It’s that one person who, when she walks in the room, everyone is excited to see her and chat with her?

That’s exactly the type of person we were hoping to find when choosing our 2014 PetSittingOlogy Scholarship Award recipient.

Human beings are infectious. Whether the energy we receive from others is positive or negative, happy or frustrated, giving or selfishly taking, we immediately pick up on that energy and it can instantly change our entire mood (for the better or for the worse).

Then, there are the people who sit in a different category. The ‘business partnership’ category.

Some of the best friendships and business relationships I have today overlap between business and friendship.

It’s that overlap I’m proud to say we have found in our scholarship award winner.

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20 Travel Tips For Traveling To The 2014 Pet Sitters Conference

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Vegas, Baby! See you at the upcoming Pet Sitting Live conference: Oct 19 – 22, 2014. http://www.petsittinglive.com

Have you signed up for the 2014 PetSittingOlogy conference and are now wondering about all of the small details that make traveling just a little bit easier?  Will it be your first time on a plane?  First time to Vegas?  First time at a conference?

We’re here to help!  Whether you are a seasoned or unseasoned traveler, there are always things that are good to know!

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Become a Teacher and Watch Your Pet Sitting Business Drastically Improve [TeleSeminar Replay]

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As pet care professionals and business owners, every action we take either has a positive impact or a negative one.

Wouldn’t you love to have more of your actions have a positive result on your business that you can see?

In this eye opening, insightful, and light bulb filled dialogue, Thom Somes proclaims that becoming a PetTech Instructor can change your business and your life.

On the surface, you might think he is being a bit dramatic by suggesting this could change your life.

And if I did not participate on this call I would have agreed with you.

Get Ready — You Are About To Be Completely Surprised, Impressed, and Inspired

But here’s what I want you to do…

Take some time and listen to this chat I had with Thom Somes on what the bigger picture of teaching others in your community will do for your business and life.

Going into this call, I had a vague idea of some of the reasons you’ll want to become an instructor.

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Why Did You Really Become A Professional Pet Sitter? (And the PSO Conference Scholarship is Open)

Adorable petsThis post is insanely important for two specific reasons.

1 – It’s the first official announcement that our 2014 Scholarship Program is open for applicants (that’s you).

This simply means we will be awarding one qualified pet care professional a fully paid trip to attend our upcoming pet sitting live event in Las Vegas this October 19 – 22, 2014, including fully paid round trip air fare, 3-night hotel stay at the Tropicana, and a registration ticket to the 3 day event.

2 – The deeper purpose of this blog post is to get you thinking deeper about everything you do day in and day out as a professional pet sitter.

And why is that so important? Keep reading and you’ll quickly learn what I mean.

RESOURCE: Apply now for the 2014 PetSittingOlogy Live Event Scholarship »

Let’s start with that self evaluation, if you will.

I titled this post “Why did you really become a professional pet sitter” with emphasis on the word “really.” If we were talking, and I asked you simply “Why did you become a professional pet sitter” you could easily list a handful of reasons, covering everything from “I was tired of my old career” and “I wanted to work for myself” to “I absolutely love animals and this is the perfect way to spend time with them.”

And each of those replies would be more than relevant, sufficient and accurate.

However, see what happens when we insert the word ‘really’ into the middle of the question:

“Why did you REALLY become a professional pet sitter?”

It forces you into a state of true and personal reflection.

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How The Pet Tech PetSaver Class Will Up Your Game

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I’m not one for bold statements just for the sake of it. Yet you’ve heard us talk about how the PetSittingOlogy Live Event in Vegas is *the* pet professional conference to attend.

And that it will bring your business to the next level. And that you will meet people that will inspire, educate, and motivate you. And that you will make lasting friendships that will last through out the year.

And we literally guarantee all of those things to happen for you. How can we guarantee that?

Because we are in the exact same boat. We strive to bring the conference to the next level, to meet and talk to inspiring experts that are already at the next level so we can bring that to you at the conference.

We want to be the best pet sitting and pet business related conference in the country. We’re well on our way to accomplishing that:

We are honored to be able to announce that Thom Somes, FOUNDER AND OWNER OF PET TECH WILL BE AT THE CONFERENCE.

I’ll let that sink in for a minute.

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Are You Fully Trained in Pet First Aid and CPR? Would You Like To Be?

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Are you trained in pet first aid and CPR?

Have you ever come upon a client’s pet that needed immediate attention?

Or what if you could sleep well at night simply knowing that you have the skills at the ready to handle any emergency situation.

As a professional pet care professional, you have no doubt come across the concept and idea of first aid training.

Perhaps you have also come across the name Pet Tech and Thom Somes aka The Pet Safety Guy.

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Creating the Most Impressive Conference Ever

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Have you been to a conference before and been unimpressed?

Maybe it was some industry conference, maybe it was a business class offered by a local college or business professional.

Did you walk into the room and not know anyone? Did you cordially put on your fake smile and say hello, and then sit down and bury your head in your phone until the lecture started?

And is that what it felt like – a lecture?

A broad overview on what you need to do to grow a successful business but no real, pertinent to you, how am I going to implement, nothing pertains to ME and my business.

So you leave and promptly forget everything you “learned” and don’t even remember the name of the person who sat next to you.

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