For this edition of the PetSittingOlogy Digital Series, Josh Cary interviews writer and entrepreneur John…
How many times have you read online that pet owners should find a pet sitter who is certified?
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[spoiler]I came across an article recently, one we’ve all seen many times, and it listed something like the 10 things you should look for when hiring a pet sitter, and of course ‘certification’ was one of the things on the list.
Well, that got me thinking…
From a pet sitter’s point of view, are we becoming certified because it might look good to potential clients, or are we becoming certified because it truly enhances our skill, talent and ability as a professional pet sitter?
For instance, there’s no argument that becoming certified can be a big marketing boost. Place the logo on your website along with some content announcing your achievement, and potential clients are more likely to get in touch.
Also, the training and education you receive through the certification process can be very helpful.
I personally know of many pet sitters who have no official certification and are amazingly successful, and I know plenty of pet sitters who are certified through various associations and are equally as successful.[/spoiler]
So, where do you stand on the matter?
Let us know by answering a few simple questions.
1 – Are you pet sitter certified?
2 – If yes, what was your motivating factor for becoming certified (marketing, knowledge, or both)?
3 – If No, why have you chosen not to become pet sitter certified?
4 – Do you find that being certified has been an advantage to the success of your business?
Please feel free to share anything else on the subject you can.