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No doubt about it, working from home is the best way to juggle kids and family alongside earning your bucks. If you have a pet, you could be sitting on a potentially lucrative income source that lets you work from home and celebrate your four-legged companion. Enter the mega-market, that is, pet accessories.
Nowadays, pets are family members, and there is a large retail sector servicing and supporting their every need. Pet products are part of a home lifestyle and coordinated with interior themes and even the owners’ fashion choices. Use your knowledge of owning and managing a pet to kickstart a new business idea and change your life.With the help of your pet, you can start making money from home by doing something that you love. Learn how!Click To Tweet
A Pet Accessories Business With a Difference
A quick Google will reveal thousands of pet brands competing for owners’ attention. So, how can you get ahead of the pack?
Well, having your own pet gives you the inside track, but why not start your accessory business from a different angle?
Service dogs are an increasingly accepted presence in the modern world, supporting people with physical and emotional needs. Service dogs require specialist equipment, so one option could be to specialize in useful and functional products which you can theme and brand to create your unique look.
You can verify owners’ service dog status by checking their service dog registration letter. Create bespoke pet equipment, harvest genuine and helpful feedback on products, and tap into a different vein of pet ownership.
Add a Blog to your Website
According to the American Pet Products Association, over two-thirds of households in the USA have a pet.
Pet owners want to buy products for their furry friends, read about them, and share images. Encourage customers to link back to your site or social feed with pictures of their pet wearing your product so that you can share it.
Use customer feedback to help modify and develop new product lines. Different pet breeds may have different and unique requirements, so let the owners tell you what they need.
Accessories and equipment can also emphasize different functions, like travel and various scenarios, such as going on holiday or even occasions like a wedding.
In addition, a regular blog will continue to engage with existing customers and attract new traffic.
Branding Your Pet Accessories Brand
Try and stand out from the pack by developing an eye-catching brand that can grow as you expand the business.
Name and logo are the two essential tools but also think about an icon and colors that will mark out your product range and make it distinct from the competition. If you create something truly unique, you may want to protect it with a trademark application.
Starting your own kitchen table business is one of the most exciting moments of your life. Start small but dream big and, best of all, you’re the boss, so you can juggle your work life and the kids and the dog the way you want to do it.
Can you share any other pet business ideas with us?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.