You have probably asked yourself: “How do I advertise my dog walking business?” or “How do I advertise my dog walking business for free?” At Dog Walks Near Me we want to help all dog friendly businesses thrive so we have put together 6 tips to help you make your business a success!
New dog walkers often make two mistakes: They wait too long to begin advertising their dog walking business. They expect to get clients right away.
To make your dog walking business successful you have to begin advertising weeks before you plan on taking clients.
Remember that finding your clients may take some time so try not to be disheartened if you don’t get a flurry of phone calls on launch day.
1. Create a Google business profile
If you were looking for a dog walker, how would you search? Chances are that you would head to Google. Creating a Google business profile will mean that your new dog walking business will appear on Google map searches as well as in Google’s own directory for dog walkers.
Create a Google business profile here.
2. Create a Facebook page
It may seem obvious, but a Facebook page can be an excellent way for clients to find and contact you. Creating a new page for your business can help separate your personal life from your new business, meaning that any clients and potential clients won’t see how many kitten pictures you have shared (you are supposed to be a dog walker after all). You will also be able to take advantage of Facebook’s targeted advertising.
Once you have your Facebook page, get your friends and family to “share” and “like” it, you can also advertise it on the page for your local area.
Create a business Facebook page here.
3. Invest in a website
I don’t just mean financially (although a paid for website almost always looks better than a free one). Invest time and effort into your website, it needs to be easy to navigate, mobile and desktop friendly.
If websites are something that you struggle with, Dog Walks Near Me offers to create a host a webpage for you. Find out more here.
4. Network with other walkers in your area
It might seem like competition, but many existing dog walkers may already be fully booked. Building a good working relationship other walkers may mean that they push clients your way when they can’t help.
5. Create a free advert on websites like Dog Walks Near Me
Dog Walks Near Me, like similar websites, offers a number of advert options for dog friendly businesses, taking advantage of these sites and creating free adverts helps to get your business names out there!
Find out about Dog Walks Near Me’s adverts options here.
6. Think like a client, how would you find a dog walker?
Imagine that it is you that is searching for a dog walker and make sure that your business is being promoted well, everywhere you would look!