America has fallen in love with their pets! They love to spoil, indulge, and celebrate them in every way possible.. If you’re good with animals and proficient with a camera, you can provide a much needed service to the dedicated pet lovers of the world. This is a pet business that can be started almost anywhere people and pets can be found.
What is this business? It’s a pet photography studio!
I know from personal experience when we wanted to have a photograph taken of us interacting with our three dogs, there weren’t alot of photographers eager to take on the job. Many had reservations about bringing three large dogs into a photography studio where it might frighten or distract the other customers. This won’t happen at your pet photography studio! You can have a setup designed to meet the needs of pets of all types.
To open this business, you don’t need a large space. Start with a modestly sized room for photography that features a variety of backdrops and props as well as an easy to access entrance way to bring pets in and out. You also need a waiting room for customers and pets that’s large enough to house a checkout desk. A smaller room can house your camera equipment and paraphernalia. If you have a large pet store in town, you may be able to rent space for your pet photography studio inside their store. This would have the advantage of supplying you with a steady supply of customers.
Give your pet photography studio a clever name such as “Picture Perfect Pets” or something unique that will make for easy branding. (Be sure to do a trademark search to make sure the name isn’t already trademarked.).You can produce some eye catching photo business cards and brochures using pictures of cute pets. Market your new photography studio through comarketing arrangements with veterinarian offices, dog boarding kennels, pet grooming studios, and pet stores. You could also team up with a pet sitter and mutually market each other’s services.
Of course, you’ll also want to market your pet business online via a website and high traffic, local online classified ads. To bring traffic to your website, publish articles on how to get good photos of your pet and submit them to article directories. You can also participate in online pet forums using your signature line as a marketing tool.
When you compose your marketing materials, you can appeal to the emotions of pet owners by reminding them how short the lives of our pets really are and how important it is to create long lasting memories such as pet photos. Another clever way to market your pet business is to offer classes on pet scrap booking where people can learn how to preserve and display their pet photos.
This could be the ideal business for a serious animal lover and would offer a great service to the pet loving public!