Do sitters who offer boarding in their home get more promotion?

asked 2016-05-06 13:57:09 -0500

When I use the "search for sitters" tool it automatically shows sitters who offer boarding in their home. I know you can filter the results but do people actually do that? I'm worried because I don't have dog boarding in my home as a service offered. However I do offer all the other services. I feel like my business is getting overlooked! I would love to offer it but I have a cat who doesn't get along with new dogs.

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answered 2016-05-09 06:57:29 -0500

Mehrose, I joined Rover in Jan 16, and didn't get my first booking until Mar 16. I'm a walker and occasional boarder and have house sitting as a service. To date not 1 contact about house sitting, yet I sit near the top of folks in my area for this service, go figure. Hang in there it does take time to build your business. Pass out biz cards, go to your local Starbucks and put a few cards on the community board, visit dog parks, etc.

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answered 2016-05-07 11:59:26 -0500

It may just be that your services are not as much in demand as the boarding. I have talked to friends and clients about all the services that I offer, and they said they were unaware that some of the ones besides boarding are available.

I noticed that your reviews are all from May 2016, which leads me to believe you are new to Rover. If that's not the case, then ignore what I'm about to say. If that is the case, you'll just need to be patient. It takes time to start getting your first clients. Be sure the follow Rover's advice on your dashboard about advertising your services. Once you get more reviews you'll move up in the search results.

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answered 2016-05-06 15:25:10 -0500

I would think so, only because it may be a more commonly searched for service. That said, there are significantly fewer people that offer house sitting services. I can't house sit, because I have kids that I have to be home for....but if we go out of town, we need a house sitter for our blind dog.

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