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The gig economy and smartphone apps have made it easier than ever to make money. Today, that includes getting paid to care for some adorable pets. If you have ever considered taking up pet care, you have probably heard of Rover and Wag.
But what are the differences? And if you want to get paid, which one is a better way to make money? While Rover and Wag are similar in many ways, there are a few key differences. Thus, knowing what sets the two services apart will help you decide which one is right for you.
If you want to work for yourself and set your own schedule, read on to find out whether Rover or Wag is a better way to make money.
What Is Rover?
Rover is a service that connects pet owners with independent pet care providers. Rover is the most popular dog walking service, available in over 24,000 neighborhoods. Thus, if you have considered offering pet care yourself, there’s a good chance you have heard of Rover.
In addition, Rover acquired DogBuddy, Europe’s first and foremost platform for doggy boarding, doggy daycare and dog walking. This will allow Rover to further expand its footprint in the European market.
Application and Requirements
To join Rover as a sitter, you’ll first have to meet the basic requirements:
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Live in an area where Rover operates.
- Complete a background check.
The application process for Rover is relatively straightforward and involves a few steps. First create your profile by adding contact information and photos, and then choose your services and rates. If you don’t know how much to charge, you can search your area for other sitters. You’ll see how much they charge for each service. If you are new to the service, it’s best to set your rates on the low end. You can always increase them once you have more testimonials.
While the mobile app isn’t required to join, it is needed for many of Rover’s services, such as walks and drop-ins. Rover also requires a background check for all sitters which costs $25. For $35, sitters can opt for an enhanced background check that includes a manual search of county court records based on your address history. The enhanced background check isn’t required, but it might give your potential clients more peace of mind.
On Rover, clients come to you. As long as your profile is complete and you pass the background check, you are ready to start caring …….