There are many ways to make money online, but to start a dog treat business you are making an emotional choice to support the little fur buddies we also call family. You can make money with dog treats by selling them online, you can sell them at local pet stores, or you can even make them at home and sell them in your Etsy pet store.
The best way to make money is to sell them online. The reason why is because when people buy dog treats online they have more options than when they go to their local pet store.
When you sell dog treats online you can sell different kinds of dog treats that appeal to many people such as treats for small dogs, treats for large dogs, treats for puppies, treats for older dogs, etc. There are also other things that you can sell with your dog treat business such as toys, collars, leashes, and beds. The possibilities are endless with this type of business.
Steps to Start a Dog Treat Business
To start a dog treat business you need to first figure out what kind of dog treats you want to make. It’s best if you know how to make the dog treats yourself. This way you can be sure that the dog treats are safe for your customers. Being involved in homemade treats is more personal and gives the customer that extra special feel that you put yourself into the product and that their pet is being cared for.
Once you’ve mastered what you want to make, now is the how. How do you want to begin? You will want to make sure you have an area just for your fur buddies’ focus. An area of your own personal kitchen, in the garage, a workshop, or even if you’re going to rent a place downtown.
Will you be offering training services too or maybe a spa dog grooming palace to compliment your food business?, or These are the kinds of things you need to put to pen and paper as you get ideas so you can put figures to them for cost as well. The great news is that it can be done on quite a simple budget or a grandiose plan you may have as well.
Once your plans are on paper, and you have spoken with the family and friends you plan to include, it’s time for the final steps of planning. Here you will decide what you can use in your business and what’s left to purchase to get you up and running.
- Will it be attached to another business
- What kind of permits do I need, Call the county offices to find out.
- How much will I need in cash to start up, food, ingredients, baking or cooking equipment, baggies, boxes, storage containers, or shipping devices?
- Will I need help to put it all together, movers, or hire temp help, or will the family be involved.
- Schedule time to produce your items, cost, space, and assistance to help with chores.
- Stick to your schedule and budget each and every day to be successful.
- Spend time each week utilizing marketing, social media, and family.
So you may ask is there really money in it? Can I turn this idea into a profitable business? The answer is YES!! Last year alone according to Cisson PR Newswire, pet treats was a 9.87 billion dollar business. If that’s not enough in an article by PetFood Industry, the demand for organic or healthy homemade treats is in demand and up almost 66 % over the last two years!
So If you have always dreamt about turning your passion for pets into a home-based business that could give you the financial independence you have been searching for, this just may be your calling to get started!
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