What are some attractive ways to make my profile more appealing to clients with bully breeds and pit bulls needing services?

asked 2016-11-03 11:24:15 -0600

I am a new sitter to rover and am bully breed and pit bull friendly. Although, I will sit for cats and caged animals as well.

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answered 2016-11-03 12:36:14 -0600

It's so great to see sitters that not only are accepting of "bully" breeds, but love them and even prefer them. Welcome to Rover!

It seems like you have taken a lot of great steps to advertise yourself as pit bull friendly - mentioning pit bulls in your headline is probably the best way to go. You also have a great story in your profile about why you love the breed(s) so much, which is great.

Right now, your profile sounds eclectic, which is great since you are trying to establish yourself as a lover of all animals. If you want to attract a certain breed though, you may want to focus extensively (maybe even exclusively) on your experience, training, and knowledge with those breeds only. I say knowledge because this is perhaps the best way to connect with bully breed owners - make statements that demonstrate you are very familiar with the breed, maybe mention how nurturing they can be or how strong (something that wouldn't necessarily cover allll dogs). Dogs are very different from other animals, so when I am searching for a dog sitter for my pups, I'm not looking for someone who loves animals (although that's great); I'm looking for someone who loves DOGS. If you're hoping to take care of multiple species, you may want to separate your profile into paragraphs where each paragraph has it's own heading ("Cats" or "Cat Curriculum Vitae") and describes your love, experience, knowledge, etc for that species. Then you could start with your info on bully breeds to give them the "top dog" status in your profile. OR, you can make your profile exclusive to bully breeds for awhile and then add in all the other animals you can care for. It depends on how much you want to focus on these breeds. All of this applies especially while you are building a client base - if you can get a bunch of reviews and pictures from bully breed owners, then you will stand out from other sitters in your area and other bully breed owners will find you appealing as a sitter. When you market yourself - via Craigslist, Facebook, etc, make sure that you prioritize, first and foremost, your interest and experience with the breeds you're looking for.

Also, as a general tip, add something catchy to your profile headline - give yourself a special, recognizable name or brand. "The Bully Babysitter" or something - anything that makes you stand out and attracts the kind of dogs you're looking for. Another general tip is to keep in touch with rates in your area - it's helpful for new sitters to charge less while they build up reviews.

Well, that's all I got. I hope some of this is helpful. Take it or leave it as it suits you. :)

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Thank you for your extensive comment. I will consider your advice. I have added pics and the story of my own pitbull to my profile. I do love the breed. They are amazing dogs.

Adesjola T.'s profile image Adesjola T.  ( 2016-11-03 20:52:24 -0600 ) edit

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