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I disagree with your premise. Most people who would hire a pet sitter care about their pets. Unbelievably low prices sends the message you aren't that good, or may have nefarious intentions. People who care about their animals won't risk it. Price will be a factor in their decision, but it probably won't be the main one. So don't set your prices ...


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Put it this way. If you're charging $5/day when the going rate is $25/day ( I don't know the rates ), somebody's gonna think you're stupid. If they've spent good money on a pet, why would they want to trust their investment with somebody stupid? I'm NOT calling you stupid. You have costs involved. Is the owner providing food? Other materials? You'll ...


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@Avonelle & @codenoire both have good answers. Here's one more suggestion to add to the mix. Get a partner/salesperson. This person will be the "face" of your business. They will go out and find the pet sitting gigs for you. You would then pay them a percentage of the gig. This person could even explain to the clients how you are such an animal ...


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Thank you for being so honest. This the first question I read on Freelancing, after answering many questions on StackOverflow. It is refreshing to read this. I personally do not believe you need "help" to do anything you want to do. Maybe some books... but you have an amazing advantage I mention below. My local veterinary clinic has a young man in it who ...


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I don't use upwork... but I'd respond to this the same way as if someone were to ask me to give them my social security number..... "No thanks. I'm not interested." And move on. I would have never had the conversation you had. I would have excused myself the moment purchasing my profile was presented. The thing is you don't want to be a memorable ...


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I am not surprised :). This person has probably be banned and cannot attach his credit card or pass verification process. I am surprised you had nerves to talk to much to him. I also saw guys asking you to open the account as they cannot do it. But mainly that is not true. I was asked to do this for PayPal: just open an account and remove your credit ...


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NO. If you have a disease I believe you don't go searching in Google and cure yourself based on strangers' opinions, but you will go to a doctor and get a checkup and then a therapy if needed. The same is with accounting information, you won't trust the opinions of people from all around the world for your personal accounting. Indeed is almost sure that ...


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First of all, I doubt you are that low-self confident because you posted a picture of yourself, which is something people who lack self-confidence wouldn't do. Secondly, you're such a pretty girl, how can you feel that way!? In regard to professional confidence and competency, I recommend learning some skills of your trade. For instance, seek higher ...


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