Great Side Hustle- Not a Full Time Gig
I decided to join Wag! because I wanted a little extra income to help pay for miscellaneous things. So far, I think it is a great way to earn some extra cash. There are only a few bad things that I think should be mentioned. First, this is not great if it is your only job. Walks are not always guaranteed, and the payout for each walk is only 60% of what Wag! actually charges. I suggest starting your own dog walking service and finding your own clients if you really want to make $20-$30 per walk. Second, the walker app is very flawed. Your access to information is limited when you receive a walk request, so you do not have much insight to how the dog might act. It also gives you a rough estimate of how many miles the house is away from you and a map, but I've found this to be very unreliable. I once requested a walk which was "3 miles" away from me, but in reality it was 6 miles. Communication with the owner is also very limited. I think that there are a lot of things that just need to be improved upon in the app. As for Wag!'s help line, it is completely useless. I have tried using it a couple times and no one has answered. So in conclusion, become a walker at your own risk. You'll definitely meet some cute dogs, but if you get into a bad situation, don't expect to receive any help whatsoever. Oh and also, that $30 fee you pay at the beginning is honestly not really worth it.