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The Problems With Getting More Dog Walking Clients

It can be a scary moment in any dog walking business when you start to notice a decline in new clients. While dog walking clients are usually consistent in their bookings, there’s no telling when a loyal client may choose to stop service. This is why it’s SO important to consistently have new clients coming down the pipeline. Easier said then done right? Let’s discuss some of the challenges that dog walking business owners encounter when trying to gain more dog walking clients, and how you can overcome them.

The Problems With Getting More Dog Walking Clients

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Consistency

One of the reasons many dog walking business owners aren’t gaining new clients is because they don’t ASK! I’m officially giving you permission to overcome that barrier – don’t be afraid to ask for new clients through your marketing! Plus, you want to make sure you’re promoting your business on every platform you have an account for. This can be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media marketing. Note that this doesn’t have to necessarily be advertising – you could simply be solving people’s problems via Facebook and then boosting that post for $5 or so. Or, maybe you are sending out email newsletters or writing blogs. Don’t forget to keep track of how much interaction and engagement each platform has, so that you can determine for yourself what the best social media marketing channels are.

Keep in mind that with any marketing cycle, you may not see results right away. That’s why I say consistency is key. The more you market and the more you brand, the more your business becomes a household name. Growth takes time, so be sure to stick with one marketing effort for a few months. Track your results, and if you notice that you’re not getting much feedback, change it up! Just allow adequate time for your marketing to run its course, which will help you really determine if your marketing is working.

Money

Maybe you’re consistent in your marketing, but are you doing enough (and spending enough)? Marketing is definitely an investment, so you have to be smart about how to get the most bang for your buck. Also be sure you’re investing in marketing both online AND offline. As the saying goes, you have to spend money to make money. Spending your money on marketing is really the best way to grow and scale your business – given that you’re working smarter NOT harder. To help you with this process, be sure to check out my one year pet sitting business marketing plan I designed for you.

Time

Even more so than money, time can be a commodity you have very little of as as dog walking business owner. I see a lot of business owners that are just so busy in the day-to-day aspects of their business, that they literally have no time to spend on marketing. Don’t let this be you! Design systems and processes to prevent this from happening. When you are being buried by your business, you absolutely NEED to make sure you have clients in the pipeline to stay afloat.

Remember those Facebook posts, email newsletters, and blogs I mentioned above? I recommend writing a batch at once and then scheduling them! Almost all content platforms have a scheduling feature now – so take advantage of it! But if blog writing, email writing, and Facebook status creation isn’t your forte, let me do it for you here through my Better Marketing With Bella Program.

Okay – so I think we’ve established that gaining new dog walking clients is definitely no easy task. There’s a lot of problems dog walking business owners run into for sure. But I think we’ve also determined that there are a number of ways we can overcome those problems. If you still feel lost, let’s work on it together – I am here to help!

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How Much Does A Dog Walking Business Coach Cost?

Running and operating a dog walking business can not only be difficult, but also isolating. Sometimes having somebody in your corner, helping you make tough decisions for your business can be just what you need to get your bounce back. This is where a dog walking business coach comes in. A dog walking business coach is able to help you “get unstuck” so you can continue to grow and thrive your business – for a cost. But how much DOES a dog walking business coach really cost? Today let’s explore this important question, so you’re not blindsided or surprised should you choose to work with one.

How Much Does A Dog Walking Business Coach Cost?

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High Cost Coaches

Without naming names, there are a number of dog walking business coaches who I would consider “high cost.” Maybe their one-on-one coaching is expensive, or their products carry a high dollar price tag. The number one question you have to ask yourself with these types of coaches is: Is it really more valuable?

Many people believe in the saying “you get what you pay for.” This makes it very easy for business owners to believe that a high cost coach automatically offers a higher quality service – even if this isn’t always the case. Because of this, it’s imperative that you make the coach show you the value. This can be through social proof, testimonials, or reviews.

With that being said, high cost dog walking coaches are probably going to be more serious about your results. They want to work hard to make sure that their high cost backs up your results.

Low Cost Coaches

You also have the option of working with a low cost dog walking coach to gain help with your business. Something very important to consider here is if your coach is in the biz to make a living and that’s why they’re offering low prices.

The bottom line is you don’t want to work with a coach who isn’t doing this to make a living. They might not care much about your success – because your success doesn’t equal their success.

As mentioned above, you get what you pay for and sometimes it could mean less.

With all that being said, a low-cost coach isn’t necessarily bad. It is 100% possible that everything they are doing is from the heart! I offer tons of free content and low-cost content because I do this for YOU!

Free Coaches

Okay – so there probably isn’t a coach out there that works 100% for free, but many coaches offer TONS of free content! This can include things like:

  • Blogs
  • Podcast
  • Facebook Groups
  • Info-Graphics
  • Charts
  • Samples

Why do we do this? It’s so you can get a feel for the coach’s beliefs and philosophies before you start spending your hard-earned cash. Not only do we want you feel to comfortable with us, but we want you to know what to expect before jumping in!

Different Spending Options

If you choose to work with a dog walking business coach, you want to work with someone that is not only in your price range, but offers a variety of ways to learn. This can include:

  • Private Online Groups
  • 1:1 Coaching
  • Downloadable Products (e-books, etc.)
  • Virtual Classes
  • Subscriptions

It’s important that the coach you work with is able to deliver their content to you in a learning style that works for you. Coaches are here to help you grow and thrive your business. Our goal is to see you succeed!

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