Passionate about cars and looking to boost your income? Surprisingly, you can turn your love for felines into a side hustle. If you’re aiming to enhance your budget, check out these ten enjoyable gigs that allow you to work alongside cats.
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Yes, you read that right. You can turn your love of cats into a job as a cat detective. Cat private eyes work to reunite missing cats with their families. And yes, you can make real money doing it.
Cat Cafe Barista
My teenage daughter loves the cat cafe where we live. She can interact with cats, and get a drink if she likes. As a barista you make and serve drinks and get the bonus of interacting with cats.
You may have some responsibilities like lifting cat food and ensuring guests are respectful towards the cats. You can expect to earn an average of $37,000 annually in this role, according to Indeed.
What better job for cat lovers than to ensure all is well with our furry friends? A vet tech ensures animals are healthy and have all they need to stay in top shape.
You may even assist the vet as they work with the pet. You can expect to earn an average of $42,000 annually in this role, according to Indeed.
Despite the stereotype, kitties get lonely too. Either their pet parent is busy at work, or traveling. As a pet sitter you watch after the cat to ensure they have all they need, including play time.
Dog walker apps like Rover are a good resource to use to find clients. The app claims you can earn up to $1,000 a month caring for pets in your home.
Yes, cats need bathing. They also need much more, like removing hair mattes and combing them. As a groomer you perform these tasks and make sure they’re still and not scared. This all helps promote a healthy cat.
You can expect to earn an average of $44,000 annually in this role, according to Indeed.
Who can look away from a funny or cute picture of a cat? As a cat photographer, you snap pictures of cats for both commercial and artistic use. You can work in-home, studio, or outdoors.
You can expect to earn an average of $47,000 annually in this role, according to Indeed. Don’t want to make it a career? It’s a good side hustle idea to make money on the side.
Pet Store Employee
Don’t mind retail work? If you love cats, you can work in a pet store. You should expect tasks similar to other retail establishments, such as stocking shelves and customer engagement.
You can expect to earn an average of $51,000 annually in this role, according to Indeed. Depending on stores near you, it’s also possible to work in a part-time capacity and earn less.
Do you yearn to care for cats and help improve their health? Being a feline vet is a fantastic way to do this.
In this role you perform exams, surgeries, and a variety of other care needs. You will often need an advanced degree to work in this role.
You can expect to earn an average of $103,000 annually in this role, according to Indeed.
Do you understand cats better than people? If so, you can be a cat behaviorist. As a cat whisperer, so to speak, you help cat parents better understand why their cats are acting in a certain way.
Resources like the Animal Behavior Institute have courses that let you get certified in this area. You can expect to earn at least $63,000 a year in this role, according to ZipRecruiter.
Do you love cats and good with video? You can make money combining your love and your talent. In this role you partner with adoption shelters to attract clients, or shoot videos for cat lovers.
You can expect to earn an average of $49,000 annually in this role, according to Indeed.
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