If you’re an animal-lover with even a small backyard, you could earn passive income hosting dogs and their human parents. And you don’t even have to be home to do it.
Anyone can list space with Sniffspot, which provides the website and payment services. As a result, you can help your neighbors and earn up to $1,500 a month in passive income.
What Is Sniffspot?
Sniffspot is like Airbnb, but instead of people renting lodging, hosts rent out their yards or land to pet parents. Dogs who don’t have access to backyards, are stressed out by dog parks and populated trails or just want to sniff around in a new spot can enjoy different off-leash areas.
Founder David Adams credits his wife with the idea.
“We were dating at the time, and we both have dogs from before we met. Rebecca traveled with her dog, Toshii. One night when she was in Baltimore, she called me and told me that it was so hard to find places for Toshii to go to the bathroom,” Adams shared with Don’t Waste Your Money.
“She just wished that there was an app where she could rent private places for him. That was the initial lightbulb. I posted about it on Facebook, and over 1,000 people interacted with the post. So based on that, I put up a simple site, and it has grown from there.”
Making Money With Sniffspot
Sniffspot spots have per dog, per hour base prices. By default, locations are automatically priced based on size, fencing, location and other features, with prices ranging from $4 to $20 an hour. If there’s more than one dog in the group, all additional dogs after the first dog are 50% off.
The algorithm will automatically adjust rates based on actual demand for your spot. You can also opt to set your price manually.
It’s good to remember that getting positive reviews will help your spot become more popular. So, you may consider keeping rates low at first to attract guests.
Sniffspot pays hosts monthly via direct deposit.
Boosting Your Earnings With Sniffspot
The most popular Sniffspots receive most of their earnings from repeat guests. So, what makes pup parents prefer one spot over another? Adams shared some valuable insights.
- Size: Spots that measure at least half an acre earn six times more than smaller spots.
- Protection: Fenced spots earn twice as much as unfenced spots.
- Privacy: …….