You know you love dogs and can provide amazing care, but how do you make a great first impression with potential clients when they’re looking at your profile? These tips will make your Rover profile stand out.
Choosing the Right Photos
The first thing owners look at on your Rover profile are your pictures. When choosing photos for your profile, remember to:
- Include Portraits. High quality photos make your profile look more professional. Make sure you have a couple photos of your smiling face (and even though they look cool, don’t include ones with sunglasses.) Are family members a part of your business? Get them in on the fun, and have them sit for a couple of photos. (Be sure to label your family members in your captions so owners will know who will be watching their pet.) For more tips on how to take a great profile photo, check out this handy guide.
- Bring a furry friend. Photos with a dog instantly make your profile more attractive to potential clients. Take photos posing, playing, or just going for your daily stroll. (Portraits of pets alone are great too!) Pet owners love to get a sense of how you’ll interact with and care for your dog.
- Home Photos. If you’re boarding dogs in your home, your house is also the star of your profile! Showcase the rooms that your canine clients will spending time in–that’s important to pet owners. Take photos of the main living areas, and anywhere else a dog might be. Remember, this is a first impression, so take photos after you’ve tidied and try to keep holiday decorations out of frame.
Your biography section is a great place to tell your clients about yourself. They want to get to know you, and a thorough biography can take your profile to the next level. When writing about yourself, be sure to:
- Write about your dog experience. Did you grow up with dogs? Have you volunteered at a shelter? Are you a fantastic foster parent? All of these details add up to a great profile. Describe what makes your experience unique.
- Explain what you’ll do with a dog. Whether it’s nonstop frisbee, going on a long walk or sunbathing together in the yard, pet parents want to imagine what their dog’s day will be like with you.
- Be clear about why you’re the best choice. We know it can feel strange to do this, but your profile is a great chance to brag about yourself.
- Go above and beyond. Do you make homemade dog treats for your canine clients? Is each stay customized to a dog’s every need? What do you do for dogs to go above and beyond?
Filling in All the Details
Tell pet parents about your dog sitting preferences ahead of time by carefully filling out your profile. You want potential clients to have the most accurate information about you, so ensure that:
- Your size preferences are filled out. Do you only sit pocket-sized pups? Or can you watch any dog, from the very small to the extra-large?
- Your calendar is up to date. To make sure that owners are reaching out to you at the right time, mark off any dates that are unavailable.
- You note whether you can take care of other animals. Sometimes clients have cats or caged pets that may also need care. Be sure to mention other pets you have experience with.
By using these tips, your profile will stand out from the crowd and draw in more clients.