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A bit of industry advice for newcomers!

Cat sitting can be a fun, rewarding and profitable business/hobby but if you're new to it there's a few essential things you need to know. Below is just a few gems of advice, we recommend searching the net and doing some research to fully understand the business - just as you would if you were thinking of starting any other business.

General Rates of Pay

The rates of pay for Cat Sitting varies depending on such things as the area you live in, your experience, professionalism, whether you're a company or an individual etc. Rates for sitting generally start from around £12 per visit. For extended Cat Sitting periods, rates vary depending on whether it's in your home or theirs (a higher charge for their home as its also house sitting/ more inconvenient). This is your business so you dictate the prices, but be aware of competition and other factors to offer a good price and gain custom.

Do I only Sit for one Cat at a time?

Most Cat Sitters will be visiting the owners home where you would only sit for the homeowners cat(s).

Be prepared when Cat Sitting

As some cat sitting may require you letting cats outside for a period of time (check with the owner for their specific requirements), it is worth keeping some treats on you to help attract the cat(s) back inside for when it is time for you to leave.

A photo goes a long way!

Recent research has shown that cat owners are much more likely to contact a cat sitter to discuss hiring them if they have a profile photo; they like to be able to put a face to the person they are reading about and considering to employ.

Good Luck from the Cat Sitting Now Team!

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