Is It Time to Raise Your Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Rates?

by Kristin Morrison on January 8, 2016

in Goal Setting,Raising Dog Walking Rates,Raising Pet Sitting Rates

This is often the time of year when pet business owners think about raising rates (but few actually do it).
Here’s how raising rates can take you to the next level financially (without you doing more work):
Let’s say you have 10 dog walking clients who use you Monday through Friday
You have been afraid to raise your rates because you think if you do perhaps your clients will go elsewhere for service (they probably won’t but your fear has held you back).
same old thinking

But one day you get very COURAGEOUS. And you bravely write a rate increase email and raise your rates $2 more per walk.

You are trembling a bit with fear as you push ‘send’ but you are proud of yourself for taking the leap to do it.

Within one week of sending the rate increase letter, your fear has turned to excitement because…

With just those 10 dog walking clients you’ve earned $100 more that week due to the rate increase.

…And $400 more that month!

You have been afraid to raise your rates because you think if you do perhaps your clients will go elsewhere for service (they probably won’t but your fear has held you back).

At the end of 12 months you’ve earned a grand total of $4,800 more from your 10 dog walking clients…without doing more work…except walking through the fear of writing your rate increase letter and pushing SEND.

So I encourage you: if you haven’t raised your rates in awhile, do it!

And if you need help writing a rate increase letter, scroll down to the bottom of this page to get a rate increase template for your pet sitting and dog walking clients.

Enjoy all that money that you’ll be earning as a result of raising your rates,

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