Running a pet sitter business is exciting, since you get to take care of new furry ‘customers’ with their unique and often endearing personalities daily. You might be wondering how to advertise your business effectively. Distributing flyers in your neighborhood is a great way to make your services known, which is why we have put together these pet sitter flyers tips and examples for you.
Designing the perfect pet sitter flyer
If you’re passionate about your pet sitter business, the first thing you need to know is how to design a flyer that will engage and attract potential customers. Lucky for you, we’ve got an easy step-by-step guide for you.
1. The visuals
A neighbor strolling past a flyer you put up will not immediately read the flyer, but will fixate on the imagery you have used. Therefore, it is essential for you to add colorful, high-quality images of pets, or pet-related motifs, like paws, bones, or collars, to your flyer. These should be front and center, or highlighted in a similar way.
Take a look at this dog walking poster, for example.
The first thing that catches the eye is not any of the text (save for perhaps the header), but the blown up pictures of dogs being taken care of. This immediately makes a passer-by stop and read the rest of the flyer if they are looking for pet-sitting services.
2. The header
While we’ve established the importance of visuals, having a catchy header highlighted on your pet sitter flyers should not be underestimated either. This is almost certainly the first or second thing a reader doing a quick scan of your flyer will pay attention to.
With a header, make sure to choose one in an appropriate font style and size, to maximize the potential of its being seen and read along with the strong visuals we mentioned earlier. In this way, the header and images work together to convince the reader to continue reading the rest of the information on the flyer.
These dog sitting posters make great use of text hierarchy to emphasize the header.
The font is clear, the text is readable, and the colors are bright enough that they are attractive, but not so much that they are jarring. This is how you get potential customers to read further.
3. Services offered and contact information
If the images and header are the hook, this is the ‘meat’ of a pet sitter flyer, so to speak.
Now that you have the attention of your reader, explain to them what your service is all about in concise, informative copy. Make sure to stick to the point, and sell yourself by convincing the reader of not only everything you offer, but also how reliable your service is.
This pet sitting flyer lists the services the business offers in easy-to-read bullets.
4. Tear-off tabs
This isn’t a necessary step, but it’s a nice add-on to the perfect pet sitter flyer. Adding tear-off tabs with your contact information enhances the ways in which readers can physically interact with your flyer.
This way interested people can take your information home with them if they need time to deliberate over whether they wish to use your services.
Design your own pet sitter flyers
That’s all there is to it! It may seem like a lot, but it is a fairly straightforward step-by-step process that ensures your pet sitter flyer gets noticed—and that you get business.
Try your hand at it with our pet sitter flyer templates.
Content Writer at PosterMyWall.