In this Episode Bella talks with Walt Galvin, an independent contractor working for Rover. They discuss how sites like Rover can be a viable option for some pet sitters and walkers who are just starting out or want to keep it simple.
Some of the advantages include:
- Not having to handle payments from clients
- Saving time and money but not having to handle marketing
- Not having to deal with all kinds of administrative headaches and paperwork.
- Ability to set your own work schedule
For Walt it has turned into a substantial retirement income and he points out that it is also a good option for those who don’t have the desire to hire other sitters and walkers as staff. Walt also recommends that you pay close attention to the service agreements, particularly in regards to what insurance covers and you may need to purchase additional insurance to cover yourself.
Many of these online websites do not provide adequate coverage for the pet sitters. Only the clients.