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10 Creative Side Hustles for Animal Lovers

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If you’re looking for a side hustle and you love animals – why not combine the two? Doing what you love never feels like work. The good news is there is a high demand for well-paying pet side hustles. Here are the 10 best.

10. Dog Walker

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Dog walkers walk people’s dogs in their local neighborhoods when owners are unable to do so. It’s a great way to make a lot of canine friends while getting some exercise. Study dog walking techniques, especially if you need to walk more than one dog at a time. Pros: In high demand in some areas, flexible schedule.

9. Pet Photographer

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If you have photography skills, and some creative flair, pet photography can be a lucrative side hustle. Especially if you have access to good lighting, and props, and know how to stage enticing shots. People love captivating photos they can display or post on social media. Pros: Not too competitive, easy to get referrals (if you’re good).

8. Pet Writer

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A pet writer writes about pets. You can write for all manner of pet-related businesses and brands, or websites and blogs that need some help writing content. It helps if you’re good at research, and can craft persuasive copy, enticing articles, or entertaining content that people can’t resist clicking. Pros: Easy to get started, flexible schedule.

7. Pet Sitter

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As a pet sitter, you travel to people’s homes and care for their pets for the day or overnight. However, it’s time-consuming, so it’s best for those who can fill the time with an activity they can do (like studying or writing), while not ignoring the pet. Pros: No upfront costs, easy to get clients, can be high earning.

6. Pet Blogger or Vlogger

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Creating your own blog or video blog (vlog) is a great way to make some passive income. You write or make videos related to pets. They can be informative, product reviews, or entertaining. Income is acquired by putting referral links to products you recommend to your audience. You can also use sponsorships, where you place commercials or mentions in your videos. Pros: Flexible, earn money while you sleep.

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5. Pet Content Creator

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A pet content creator takes two main approaches. One way is creating written, video, or image content for others. Another way is creating videos and photos of your pet that you share on social media, such as Instagram. You earn money by working with pet brands or embedding affiliate links into your content. Pros: Flexible, easy to start.

4. Dog Trainer

Dog trainer holding Jack Russell

This is a good option if you have a natural knack for training dogs. But even if you don’t, with additional education you can get up to speed quickly. It can be as simple as reading numerous books and researching the latest techniques online. It can be helpful to obtain a certificate to prove to clients you’re legitimate. Pros: In-demand, highly lucrative, and rewarding work. 

3. Pet Boarding

Beagle in Crate

Pet boarding is where you care for pets in your home or your own facility. It works best when you can give pets your undivided attention. If you have your own pets, make sure they’re well-socialized. Pros: Highly profitable, low competition, easy to get started at your own home.

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2. Pet Clothing or Accessories

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If you’re crafty, creating pet clothing or accessories you make by hand can be a lucrative side hustle. The global pet market is huge. You can sell your wares online through sites like eBay, Etsy, Amazon, and on social media. You may even be able to sell to national chains. Pros: Can start small, can be highly profitable.

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1. Pet Grooming

Dog groomer

Pet grooming can be a highly lucrative field. Technically, there are few legal requirements to be a groomer. There are online and correspondence courses. However, enrolling in a recognized “hands-on” training or certification course will greatly boost your odds of getting clients or getting hired. Pros: In high-demand, highly profitable, your schedule can be flexible.

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