The internet can be a daunting place, but it also has some amazing resources. If you just know where to look you’ll find gems among all the rocks of nonsensical sites claiming to have the information you’re looking for. This is especially true for pet bloggers and petpreneurs looking for more information on how to venture into pet related businesses.
Pets have become a huge source of income, and it only make sense that almost everyone wants in on it. It isn’t always easy to get started, but once you have the motivation and feel like you’re dedicated to go all the way, there's no reason to turn back around.
I went on a hunt and found the 15 best sites and resources for all you pet bloggers and petpreneurs out there looking for the most useful information. If you've already started your own pet blogging site, this list may help you when you're stuck for ideas.
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15 Best Sites and Resources for Pet Bloggers and Online Petpreneurs
1. Puppy Leaks
Let’s start with something fun. Every year Go Pet Friendly hosts a pet blogger of the year. I wouldn’t have known about it at all if I hadn’t stumbled upon Puppy Leaks. This site boasts tons of information and inspirational ideas for you to read through. It has a beautiful look to it and the articles are well written.
Who knows maybe you could win the pet blogger challenge of 2017!
Simple Pet Care is another great resource you can use. It has information on small pets, cats, dogs and even horses. So whatever your blog is about, this site will have tons of interesting articles to get your creative juices flowing.
The Pet Professional Guild is one of my favorite resource sites that I've found. It is a collection of articles, podcasts, blogs and even press releases from those leading the world in pet care. With a handy search slot you can find endless information on whatever you are looking for. Whatever you need, you will most definitely find it here.
4. Canine Zone
Inspired by the famous pet behaviorist Cesar Milan, Canine Zone is a South African magazine. This site has everything dog – wellness and care, rescue, breed(-ology), and an archive. This site has amazing resources for anyone that has a blog about our canine friends. It is run by real dog lovers and it shows.
Celia Sue is a Pit Bull owner who travels with her dog. This site might not be what everyone is looking for, but it has amazing tips on dog travel and how to do what’s best for you traveling canine. Oh, and the pictures are absolutely adorable. Celia also has a page dedicated to others who travel with their dogs, so if you have traveled with your pup and have a few minutes to spare, why not send in your photos and story. You might just get featured!
6. Pro Blogger
A really interesting read on how to stand out in the crowd. The pet niche is a big one, and to really stand out you should know what you’re doing. This is a very insightful read from a popular blogger.
7. Blog Paws
This is a great motivational blog to get you going again when your ideas have started to run dry. There are four posts within the blog and it has 53 new content ideas for you to go through. With so many resources and information it’s hard to think that you’ll need any other site for a while.
8. Pet Business
Pet Business is for anyone wanting to start a business involving pets or those who are already established. They have EVERYTHING you need. They offer a current issue every month with new articles about pets, industry news, business and marketing tips, and you can even advertise with them.
My Brand Buddy is the perfect solution to marketing. They offer sections on blogging, product marketing, email marketing, marketing tips, social media and websites. Within each of these links is countless information on how to get your product out there – be it a blog or a pet product.
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10. Pet Office Plus
With their slogan being “virtual consulting for pet professionals,” you know you’re going to find really good resources. They have a Pet Pro SEO course for those unfamiliar with SEO writing. The best part is that it’s free, all you have to do is download the worksheet and get to work. They also have information on content writing for those interested in going that route.
For anyone already in the pet grooming business or wanting to open up their own parlor, this is the place for you. They have an online magazine you can subscribe to, grooming basics, product information, and industry news. There are plenty of articles on how to groom certain breeds to.
This article is a good read for anyone considering opening up their own pet salon. It talks about the financial aspect of opening the business, and all the leasehold improvements that might be involved. It also includes charts showing a sales forecast and one that shows the prospective start-up cost.
Yes, this might not be a pet resource, but it’s a very good article on how to write your business plan. WikiHow might sometimes be frowned upon, but there is also some really great information if you just know where to look.
The article talks about things like establishing the size of your potential market, research on possible locations, and determining the start-up cost. If you’re someone who doesn’t know much about writing your own business plan, this is the place for you to start.
It’s easy to read and understand and gives you an idea of where you need to begin. Once you have the basics down you can research more extensive business plans that are tailor-made to what you are planning on starting.
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This site has all the information you need on how to start a fun and profitable pet business. This really is the pet business central, with a free newsletter, specific business ideas, marketing tips and helpful resources. It’s definitely worth the look and sniff around.
Pawsilbe Marketing is an industry leader in pet businesses. They have an entire page dedicated to all the clients they’ve helped through the years.
Their services, if you choose to use them, include:
- marketing coaching
- marketing implementation
- planning and strategy
- brand development
- public media and relations
- social media
- advertising strategy and development
They have another page dedicated to all their features, which are national as well as international. Pawsible Marketing is an amazing resource if you want to market your pet business, and have someone guide you along the way.
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