Congratulations! You’re now offering your dog care services as a pet sitter on Rover. So how do you get more clients? Setting the right rates is one important piece of the puzzle. We’ve compiled a few surefire tips on how to adjust your rates for success.
When you get started, it’s helpful to take a look at what your neighbors are charging by searching for sitters on the site. It’s important to set a rate that doesn’t break the owner’s bank, so looking at the average rate can help you determine your own. For example, if you’re charging $100 a night, while everyone around you is charging $40 a night, you should adjust your rates so owners will reach out to you, too.
That being said, sitters with more reviews and repeat clients often price themselves higher, so take that into consideration as you set your own rates. It sounds silly, but if you price your services slightly off the 0 or 5 (think $29 rather than $30), it can help your profile stand out.
As your business grows, make sure your rates grow with it. If you’re a sitter with more reviews, repeat clients, and a high booking rate, adjusting your rates to match that success can help you earn more money.
Price yourself competitively, but with your success, you now have the freedom to increase your rates to match. To maintain relationships with your existing clients, you can lock your rates at your original price, and raise them for new customers.
Remember, you have the ability to adjust your rates at any time, and provide specific rates for special circumstances! Head to your profile, click on rates and explore.
If you click the ‘additional rates’ button, you can add a puppy rate, holiday rate, extended stay rate, and more. Sitters on the site often charge more for puppies and on holidays (because of the high demand) and a little less for things like extended stays or drop-off and pick-up.