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Amy Woldrich: Dog Walking App Pays $1,000 a Week While Traveling

Amy Woldrich: Dog Walking App Pays $1,000 a Week While Traveling

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By    |   Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:20 AM

Amy Woldrich is using the dog walking app Rover to make more than $1,000 per week at times while traveling the country in an RV with her husband, the 35-year-old told the entrepreneurial show "CNBC Make It" on Wednesday.

Woldrich, a native of Austin, Texas, has been on the road for 11 months, and the app has made it easy for her to find clients as a dog walker and pet photographer, according to "CNBC Make It." Her spouse Jackson Woldrich, 32, works off the app Task Rabbit as a handyman.

"If you're self-motivated and willing to put the hours in, there are plenty of dogs that need to be walked," Woldrich told the program. "I was speaking with a friend recently who was able to buy a house using her Rover income alone."

She admitted that $1,000 per week is not the dog walking monthly income norm. She has periodically reached that total while traveling to places like Reno and Las Vegas in Nevada, Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona, along with El Paso, Texas, per "CNBC Make It."

Woldrich said that depending on demand, she makes roughly $100 to $350 a week, walking between three to six dogs a day for about 30 minutes each at a rate of $50 per hour. She said full-time dog walkers can make a lot more.

"There are some weeks where it's not out of the question to make well over $1,000 in a week," Woldrich said. "Back in December, I was able to bring in $1,200 just during a five-day stretch, sitting and walking three to 10 dogs a day."

Some dog-walking apps have developed a bad reputation for losing dogs. For example, the New York Post reported in March that walkers using the app Wag had lost three dogs within a month, angering owners in the Big Apple.

Woldrich told "CNBC Make It" that she had to prove previous experience, gather testimonials from previous clients along with going through a background check and identity check to be hired by Rover.

The Houston Chronicle reported that depending on the area, dog walkers can charge $10 to $15 for a half hour and $20 to $30 for a full hour for a single dog.

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