Hello dog walkers and pet sitters,

I recently got the news that I’ll be speaking at a Virginia pet business conference on Sept. 19 and 20, 2014.

Cesar Millan will also be speaking and the Monks of New Skete will be leading a very special dog handling workshop. How fun!

I especially love speaking at pet sitting networking groups and pet sitting conferences because most of my coaching for pet sitters is done via the phone since nearly all of my coaching clients live far away from my office. It’s such a treat to see and connect with pet sitters and dog walkers in person and speaking at pet sitting conferences and networking groups gives me an opportunity to do that. I love it.

My topic at the 2014 Virginia pet business conference will be “Recovering from Pet Business Burnout”. Having happily recovered from this ailment myself a few years ago after working 7 days a week for years on end, it’s a topic I’m passionate about and one that has made one of the greatest impacts on my business and personal life.

It will be so fun to see you at the business conference if you can make it. I’ll be sharing more details as it gets closer (like who is putting the conference on and where in Virginia it will be located).

Take good care,
~Kristin

*Photo of Kristin courtesy of In Her Image Photography.

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I had an epiphany a few years ago when I realized how similar hiring is to dating.

  • You have to be clear what you want so that you can recognize that person when they show up.
  • It’s important to notice yellow and red flags.
  • Clear communication is crucial.
  • You both have to want the same thing (each other).
Here’s the thing: Anyone can hire someone.
But just like dating to meet the right person, hiring really great people requires skill. The good news? This hiring skill can be taught.
I’ve honed my hiring mojo through having hired over 250 pet sitters since I first started hiring pet sitters and dog walkers in 1997. I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t when it comes to hiring pet sitters and dog walkers.

I’ve successfully taught over 1,500 pet sitters from across the country how to hire really great people.

I’ll teach you too.

I’m leading a “How to Hire Great Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers” webinar on September 24 and will be sharing powerful tips and tools that I’ve used to find, hire and keep my own wonderful staff members.

If you can’t make the webinar, no problem. Simply sign up and let me know you need the replay link and I’ll get it to you by September 25.

Please note: This webinar is now over but you can buy the webinar recording and watch it within 60 seconds upon ordering it!

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Want to create the best year you’ve ever had? 

Kim Sauer of Sit ‘n’ Stay Pet Services in Buffalo, New York did.

(But more on that in a minute.)

As most of you know I provide business coaching for pet sitters and dog walkers.

But did you know that I also provide Best Year Yet! coaching for pet sitters and dog walkers?

Here’s how it works: I help you create a game plan for the next 12 months in order to have you fully step into your ideal business and personal life (whatever that looks like for you).

We do a 3-hour coaching session to create your blueprint and game plan to create your ideal life and then hour-long follow up coaching sessions to keep you on track.

Pet sitters and dog walkers become unleashed in their Best Year Yet! coaching sessions.

Dreams and deepest visions emerge and get invited to come to the table to be acknowledged and honored.

No matter who I am working with I find the Best Year Yet! coaching sessions to be potent, sacred and very powerful.

I love this work because I get to bring all of me in order to be of service to the people I’m working with: I bring my high-octane logical business brain to give rocket fuel to your business dreams and goals in our Best Year Yet! sessions. And my intuitive creative side comes to our Best Year Yet! sessions in order to fully fan the flame of what your heart most longs for.

I love seeing pet sitters thrive in their business and in their life. In my opinion we need both our business and our personal lives to blossom in order to be truly fulfilled.

I recently did a Best Year Yet! coaching session with Kim Sauer and she sent me a testimonial that I wanted to share with you.

“Working with Kristin and the Best Year Yet! Coaching Program has been amazing not only for my business but especially for my personal life. I feel I’ve been in a constant struggle to balance work and home life and my home life was losing. Since working with Kristin and Best Year Yet! I have defined some specific goals and have been able to slowly but dramatically regain control over my life.  This program is tailored specifically to your goals and your life, so you can do it no matter where you are or where you want to go.  The coaching sessions with Kristin are amazing- after each session I feel so energized, refreshed and ready to tackle all the next steps toward my Best Year Yet!” -Kim Sauer of Sit ‘n’ Stay Pet Services in Buffalo, New York

Do YOU have dreams and visions for your business and your life?

Let’s go for it, tiger!

Click to find out more and to sign up for Best Year Yet! Coaching with Kristin Morrison.

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m heading off on a fasting/raw food retreat for a few weeks….

I enjoy doing a cleanse for my body once a year. It’s been two years so I’m long overdue here!

I may be checking in on Facebook a couple of times while I’m away (but then again maybe not…we’ll see).

Taking time away from technology is important from time to time…especially for us business owners who are on technology day and night. I believe taking technology “fasts” are crucial for my well-being.

Many of you coaching clients of mine and webinar attendees have heard me talk about putting my computer in the closet when it’s not in use. There’s something about tucking the computer out of sight that is necessary and crucial to my well-being. Being on the computer can be addictive!

Do you take pockets of time away from your computer? Can you designate at least 24 hours to do a technology fast? To not check your email or Facebook every few weeks for at least 24 hours? I highly recommend it. 🙂

I know I won’t be checking email for a few weeks while I’m gone for a few weeks and I’ll be back in action the week of July 8.

I look forward to connecting with you when I return.

Happy 4th of July everyone!

~Kristin

PS-This picture of Chelsea the Cat and my Facebook page was taken by Mary Oberdier of Chase’N Tails Pet Care in Florida. Thanks, Mary, for this fun photo! 🙂

 

 

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Thank you, pet sitters, for submitting your wonderful pictures to the photo contest!

I’m amazed by your creativity and playfulness. It was so fun to have your pictures coming rolling in on the Six-Figure Pet Sitting Facebook page!

Votes will be taken for best picture until midnight on May 22 so get your votes in for your top 3 favorite pictures. Click to see the pictures and to vote on your favorite Six-Figure Pet Sitting book photo now.

 

 

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Do you have my book Six-Figure Pet Sitting or Six-Figure Pet Business?

Want a FREE 45-minute business coaching session with me?

PHOTO CONTEST: Take a picture of you (or your pet!) with my book and post it on my personal Facebook page or the Six-Figure Pet Sitting Academy Facebook page.

The winning photo gets a coaching session with me!

Have the eBook? No problem. Take a picture of you and/or your pet with my eBook on your Kindle or computer. Have fun with it. 🙂

Photo contest expires on May 1, 2013.

What do you have to lose? Nothing! And you have a 45-minute power-packed session with me to gain!

I look forward to seeing your pictures. 🙂

-Kristin

Here are a couple to get you inspired:

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Hello pet sitter and dog walkers (and future pet sitters and dog walkers!)

Are you in your first year of pet sitting and dog walking?

Or…

Have you been kicking around the idea of starting a pet sitting and dog walking business for awhile and want to find out exactly what it will take to start and run a successful pet care business?

Once a year I offer my How to Start a Successful Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business webinar (for first year pet sitter and those considering pet sitting and dog walking as a profession) and this is the time!

If you are new to pet sitting or in your first year of pet sitting, this webinar is for YOU.

In this class you will learn the steps needed to create a firm foundation from which to launch and run a business that thrives from day one. It’s a myth that new business owners have to struggle, overwork and underearn in their first year of business!

Why reinvent the wheel? In this webinar you will gain all the tips and tools you will need to get your phone to ring off the hook. . You will learn how to create a business that will be stress-free: from Day One! You will come away with being able to create a level of success that usually happens for most businesses after year three—all in your first year of business!

UPDATE: THE WEBINAR IS OVER BUT YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE HOW TO START AND RUN A PET SITTING AND DOG WALKING BUSINESS RECORDING NOW!

In a clear, step-by-step format, Kristin Morrison, founder of the Six-Figure Pet Sitting Academy™ will outline in a direct and concise way exactly what is needed to successfully start and run your pet sitting and dog walking business.

Coach Kristin has coached hundreds of brand new pet sitting and dog walking business owners on the art of running a solvent, successful business and in this webinar she’ll teach you how to catapult to your own level of success.

THE WEBINAR IS OVER BUT YOU CAN CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE How to Start and Run a Successful Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business webinar recording.

By attending the class you will discover:

  • 12 start up steps that will insure success from your first day of business
  • What contributes most to starting and running a successful business
  • The top concern for pet owners and how you can address that need
  • How to sell your service easily and effortlessly to potential clients
  • What service to offer clients that will generate the most profit for you
  • The #1 mistake pet sitters often make when starting out
  • How to identify –and find- your Ideal Clients
  • Looking ahead: how to double your clientele –and profit- in Year Two

You will come away with:

  • A First Year Tips and Tools List that will insure your success
  • Knowing exactly what is needed to get your phone to ring
  • A feeling of confidence when it comes to starting and running your business
  • How to create a business foundation that will enable you to make six figures
  • A sense of ease when it comes to running your business
  • How to sell your service in a way that compels clients to say YES
  • And more!

CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE AND TO PURCHASE THE RECORDING FOR HOW TO START A PET SITTING AND DOG WALKING BUSINESS.

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Okay, as most of you know I rarely endorse products and services but I just have to tell you pet sitters and dog walkers about this one…

As a pet sitter you may think that all web hosting companies are the same but that just isn’t true.

If you have a website that is hosted by Go Daddy or Vista Print you will find that it is very difficult to change the wording in your site to make it search engine optimization-friendly.

Even if your website is not hosted by the hosts above you may find that you will gain so much more than you can imagine by switching your hosting company to Blue Host.

I have been using this hosting company for my website for 8 years now and here is what I absolutely LOVE about it:

1) You can reach a live human being at any time-day or night! If you have an issue with your website you can call them anytime. They answer the phone! So unheard of these days…

2) You can see how your clients find you online. This hosting company has a cool features where you can go behind the scenes and click a button and boom! You get the inside peek into how your clients/competitors/trawlers are finding you. It is so revealing and will appeal to the detective in you that wants to find out what people typed in to find your pet sitting company. I love this feature!

3) You can transfer to Blue Host in less than 24 hours. Just contact them and within 24 hours you can easily and effortlessly transfer from your current host to this fantastic hosting company.

4) It’s one of the cheapest hosting companies on the web. You get the most bang for your buck and it is one of the least expensive hosting companies. How is this possible? I’m not sure but I appreciate the monthly savings. 🙂

And…if you are a pet sitter or dog walker wondering ‘what exactly is a web host?’ think about it like this:

Think of the website as the house (what people see).

Think of the url (www) as the foundation of the house (website).

Think of the hosting company as the land that the house sits on.

If you are a new pet sitter in the midst of creating a website or an ‘old dog’ pet sitter that is looking to create an even more powerful website at a reasonable price then check out Blue Host today.

You will not be disappointed!

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I was recently interviewed on a telesummit called The Feminine Business Model Telesummit.

It was my first time doing a video interview (with no editing!) and I had a lot of fun being on a speaker panel with another female business owner.

The topic I spoke on was “Turning your passion into profit”. I think you will enjoy it (even if you are a guy I encourage you to check out this telesummit). 🙂

The Feminine Business Model Global Telesummit is a free series with video interviews of amazing women.

I’m so thrilled to be a featured speaker along with Ali Brown, Pamela Slim, Fabienne Frederickson, and Lynne Twist! This is rocket fuel for 2013, you don’t want to miss this. Click here to sign up for the free telesummit: http://www.thefemininebusinessmodel.com/

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Yee-Haw!

I get to meet some of you next weekend at the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters annual conference in San Antonio. I’m so excited!

I love coaching pet sitters on the phone (which is the way I coach most of you) and I absolutely love getting to see you in person and be in the same room with you. It’s such a treat for me.

I’ll be doing a book signing after my talk and if you have already purchased my book previously feel free to bring it with you to the conference  and I’ll be happy to sign it there.

I love Texas. I like the food, the people, the spaciousness of that state. I have never been to San Antonio so I’m looking forward to getting to know a new part of Texas.

See you at the conference!

Oh, and if you want to go, there’s still time to sign up.

Warmly,

Kristin

 

 

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