Free Franchise?

A pet sitting franchise for free?

There are various low cost ways to start your own pet sitting business including ‘Do it Yourself’ where you could try your hand at web design with a ‘free’ website builder from your hosting company and put some leaflets together using a template on your computer, or a ‘Pet sitting franchise’ that claims to offer you a ‘free’ license to trade under their name BUT what are the benefits of these and is there a better alternative?

When it comes to starting your own business most of the time its because YOU want to earn an income from a job that you enjoy doing – that said, to enable your chances of earning your desired income you will need expert advice and guidance to get you there. Lets face it if setting up a business from scratch was as easy as setting up a ‘free’ website and using a template to produce some leaflets we’d all be doing it.

A pet sitting franchise will cost in the region of £12,000.00 and many companies will also offer a ‘free’ franchise opportunity with the promise of great profits – which initially is true, you can sign up to a ‘pet sitting franchise’ or a ‘free pet sitting franchise’ and get expert help and advice to generate a good turnover HOWEVER you will then be tied in to handing over a percentage of that turnover year in year out. Based on a turnover of £40,000 per annum and a franchise commission of 10% you would have to pay £4,000.00 to the franchisor every year! If you were to run your business for 15 years based on those figures your ‘free’ company would cost you a massive £60,000.00!

So what’s the alternative?

A business opportunity from the Pet Sitting company offers you all the benefits of a franchise including:

  • Your own exclusive area
  • Website – Responsive in design for easy use on a PC, Tablet or Mobile phone
  • Personalised domain name (subject to availability)
  • Personalised email address
  • Social media set-up
  • 100 Day Facebook Campaign to kick-start your business
  • Google local business entry set-up
  • Press Release including professional photoshoot to send to local media
  • Training Manual
  • 1-2-1 training
  • 5000 Mini Brochures hand delivered direct to your target audience
  • 250 Postcards
  • 250 Refer a Friend Cards
  • 500 Letterheads
  • 500 Business Cards
  • Branded Polo Shirts with YOUR details on
  • Key Safe
  • Advert for local media
  • Online invoicing
  • Owner & Pet Profile Forms
  • Key Release Form
  • Terms and Conditions – For you to use
  • Out of Hours Phone Support 7 Days a Week
  • Ongoing Business Support

All of the above is included in our package and for a LIMITED TIME only we’re offering YOU the opportunity to join the Pet Sitting company network for just HALF the going rate from £11,990.00 to ONLY £5,995.00!

There’s nothing else to pay for the first 6 months, after that we simply charge a small manageable management fee of just £83.00 per month which includes the following:

  • Website hosting
  • Software updates to website
  • Content updates including text, testimonials and images up to one hour
  • Ongoing advice and business support to help you maintain and develop your business
  • Website analysis reports including how many people looked at your site, where they were from and what pages they looked at – this information is crucial to your ongoing success

To take advantage of this great offer just fill in the form on the right and we will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

Initial Investment Annual Fees Cost of Business over 15 years
the Pet Sitting company £5,995.00 £996.00 £20,935.00
Typical ‘Free’ Sitting Franchise £FOC £4,000.00 £60,000.00
Typical Pet Sitting Franchise £12,000.00 £4,000.00 £72,000.00

These figures are based on an annual turnover of £40,000.00 and a typical commission fee of 10% over 15 years