When I tell people that I am a stay at home dog mom, they usually laugh.
But when I tell them that I run my own business from the comfort of my home, often in my pajamas with my dogs snoozing at my feet, they want to know exactly how I do it because, let’s be real, wouldn’t we all love to make a living that way?
If you’ve ever dreamed of spending your days working from home and enjoying time with your dog, keep reading because today I’m sharing 10 work at home jobs for dog moms.
I’m not saying you’ll get rich from doing any of these jobs, but if you can figure out a way to pay your bills while living your best life with your dog, wouldn’t you love to try?
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10 Work at Home Jobs for Dog Moms
1. Dog Walker
Whether you want to work part-time or build a full-time business, dog walking is a great way to get started. What better way to spend time with dogs, make your own hours, and get some exercise all at the same time!
2. Pet Sitter
Pet sitting may take place at your home, but is usually at the client’s home. Either way, it’s a great opportunity to spend time with dogs and/or cats.
Sometimes pet sitting means overnight gigs. It might also mean daily assignments with repeat clients, as sometimes a pet parent simply needs you to stop in during the day to give medication or clean up after pets. It’s another job where you can set your own hours, to some degree.
3. Virtual Assistant
While not necessarily a pet-related job, working as a Virtual Assistant (or VA) is a great way to start your own business and work from home.
Your clients might be small businesses, bloggers, or online entrepreneurs. Use your experience, training, and skills to do tasks such as data entry, customer service, social media management, scheduling appointments, and project management.
When you work as a VA, you can do the tasks that you enjoy doing. Learn more about becoming a Virtual Assistant here.
4. Direct Sales
There are a lot of great direct sales companies out there, peddling products that consumers both want and need. With direct sales, you can work full or part-time, creating your own schedule to allow yourself to spend as much time as you want with your dog.
5. Event Planner
Do you love planning parties and get-togethers? Why not turn that love into a career! Busy parents always need help planning kids’ birthday parties, and you can also plan baby showers, engagement parties, retirement parties, and so much more.
If you want to focus your business on pets, you can always plan dog birthday parties! These are becoming very popular, and there’s bound to be a need for creative people who love to do all the planning and legwork, allowing the pet parents to simply relax and enjoy the festivities.
6. Etsy Seller
I’ve been selling on Etsy for a few years now, and I love it! One of the great things about the Etsy platform is that the selling fees are very low (compared to other platforms). Because Etsy is so big and so popular, you don’t have to spend nearly as much time marketing your shop as you would if you were selling on your own website.
If you’re interested in opening up your own Etsy shop, I’d love to chat with you!
7. Personal Shopper
Do you love to shop? I sure do! Why not offer your shopping expertise to others who don’t enjoy shopping or don’t have the time? Retail fashion sites like Stitch Fix, thredUP, and Dia & Co. currently offer home-based shopping opportunities and would be a great way to get started in your new career as a personal shopper!
If you love photography and you’re good at it, why not share your gift with the world! You can take photos locally at events like birthday parties, weddings, and baby showers. Or sell your work on sites like Creative Market and 123rf.com. Bloggers and small businesses are always looking for beautiful stock photography to use on their websites.
9. Dog Day Care/Boarding
Pet parents are always in need of reliable day care and boarding options for their pets. Starting your own day care would give you the opportunity to spend time with lots of dogs right in your own home.
This job has so much potential for growth and might really be a success for a woman who loves dogs and doesn’t mind being surrounded by lots of them!
When I started my blog 7 years ago, I never expected it to become a business; I just wanted an outlet to be creative and talk about my love for dogs!
Successful money-making blogs don’t happen overnight, but they do happen! A blog can be a starting point for other opportunities like coaching, speaking, or freelance writing.
You can blog about almost any topic you can imagine, and it takes very little money to get your blog up and running. Blogging is also a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends.
If you are interested in starting your very own blog, I’d love to help!
Do you have other work at home ideas for dog moms?
I’d love for you to share them in a comment below, or better yet, stop by my private Facebook group for dog moms and join in the conversation there!