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Formula for a Bomb Pet Business Blog Post


Imagine this: Your DREAM client is browsing and scrolling to find the best pet-friendly restaurants in her area. All of a sudden, a beautiful and eye-catching blog post graphic catches her eye.


It answers the EXACT thing she was looking for. So, she clicks on it. Immediately, she’s drawn in by the content. She consumes the entire blog post and realizes about 30 minutes later that she’s read through a crazy amount of your blog posts and bookmarked or pinned about half of them to come back to later! 


Because of how much she loves your content, she decides to follow you on Instagram to check you out and also begins to look through your services to see if it’s something she’s looking for. Lucky for you, she’s been looking for a dog walker for a while now but didn’t find one she meshed with until she came across your blog.


DONE. She submits an inquiry and the rest is history.


How's that for a way to secure a new client without working manually to get them to convert? She's sold before she even TALKS to you. Isn't that what every pet business owner hopes for when a potential client comes across a piece of your content?


Unfortunately, not every blog post on the Internet catches attention like that, but that’s because they don’t necessarily know the best formula for a bomb pet business blog post! So, Pet Marketing Unleashed is getting into it below.



Formula for a Bomb Pet Business Blog Post - Pet Marketing Unleashed - Blog Tips for Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters


Here are the steps to write the most strategic and convert-able blog post!


1. Get in the right mindset.


While this isn’t necessarily a ‘pen to paper’ or ‘keyboard to laptop’ step, it’s the number one missed step when it comes to producing valuable content for your audience. For real!


While I go way deeper into this in the Blogging in Your Pet Biz Course, here’s the gist:


  • Get into a comfortable position and take some deep breaths.

  • While meditating or relaxing, focus on daydreaming about your dream pet business. What clients are you communicating with? What emotions do you feel with them? What changes are you bringing into their lives? What lifestyle are you leading with a successful business?

  • Once you’re done, jot down the important feelings and notes you want to remember. From there, it’s easier to know what these ideal clients are looking for and how you feel when you're serving them from a good headspace.


Here’s the point: when you write from a place of inspiration and genuine connection with your dream clients, it will end up attracting those ideal clients. If you are producing blog posts just to increase your website traffic, no one will respond (or at least not the clients you want). There’s an energy surrounding everything we put out there, so sink into the inspiration of working with those dream clients and let it come forth.



2. Establish the purpose of the blog post.


Every single piece of content you put out therefor your pet business needs to serve a purpose. Otherwise, it’s a waste of time. Sure, every once in a while, a cute picture of a dog on Instagram works wonders (although the point there is entertainment, right?). But, what action do you want your ideal client to take during or after reading the blog post? What’s the point of putting it out there? Why would you create a blog post? What's the goal?


This step will help you produce the best topics possible for your audience.



3. Create a catchy title.


Typically, and as we were taught in school, a title to a paper or essay should be a summary of the content you are sharing. And of course, we want to accurately set expectations for what the blog post includes. HOWEVER, it’s a bit more than that.


Did you know only 20% of people will actually read the post after reading your title? To get people reading your blog post, the title HAS to catch them and make them want to read more.


Here are some simple tips for blog post titles:

  • Include numbers or dashes (prime numbers are even better and feel more intentional)

  • Include slang (but no puns - that can hinder your SEO rankings because Google doesn't know what word you are intending)

  • Use words like: Secret, Step-by-Step, Quick, Simple, Blueprint, etc. This makes it feel more digestible to readers.

  • Be straightforward and to the point.

  • Use keywords where relevant. If you're a local pet business, include your service area where applicable, too!



4. Create an outline.


I do this for every single blog post I write in my business because:

  1. It allows me to make sure I won’t forget an important piece or point I want to mention, especially if I’m planning and writing these outlines ahead of time.

  2. It helps you get all of your ideas down on paper before writing the blog post.

  3. It keeps you organized and strategic.

  4. It helps you develop the proper flow of your blog post in a more organic way, which also allows readers to flow through to the end result more easily, too!



5. Establish your call-to-action (CTA).


This goes back to step number 2. We want to have a purpose for every blog post. However, we take it a little further when it comes to establishing the CTA. The CTA is the action item that you want your reader to take once they finish your blog post. It can be simple or a bit higher of an ask.


My biggest advice?


Make it the next most organic progression through your client journey. What is the next natural step after they complete your blog post?


Some CTAs can be to:

  • Read another related blog post

  • Connect with you on social media

  • Sign up for your opt-in or freebie

  • Schedule a call with you

  • Download an information / welcome packet (We have awesome welcome packet templates in the PMU Shop)

  • Book/purchase

  • Inquire or submit a contact form


Whatever it is, just make it the most natural next step. You don’t need to push for the ‘BOOK A SERVICE’ immediately. That’s not necessarily how it works and may not be where your potential client is in their purchase journey, especially depending on the blog post and if it’s the first time they’ve come across your business.



6. Make your blog posts easily digestible.


Let’s face it. Y'all are skimmers (me, included - I’ll admit it). We don’t necessarily want to read through every single word of every blog post. We just don't have the time and we often have one particular answer we’re searching for OR we just want to read the applicable portions to us.


While we would love for people to read through every single word on our website, that’s just not how it works. So, the goal isn’t to even write ‘well enough’ to make them read it all. The goal is to give the answers they want EASILY and QUICKLY.


You can do that by:

  • Creating list posts

  • Adding bullet points

  • Bolding and italicizing text to make it easier to find key points

  • Linking to other resources

  • Breaking up the text with headers, subheaders, and/or graphics 

  • Writing short paragraphs so it’s easier to follow and break up


Need some blog post ideas to get started? Get access to my blog post topics list.

blog post ideas for groomers and pet sitters | Pet Marketing Unleashed


7. Include VALUABLE information.


Once again, we’re back to this… Every single blog post needs to serve a purpose.


People aren’t reading your content just because. They’re looking for something. The more you can provide the valuable or tangible information they’re looking for, do it! The more, the better!


In fact, some of my clients get uncomfortable with how much we recommend to share, but you know what? Those readers are the ones that are amazed by what we put out there. They are the ones that reach out and say, “man you gave all this information away for free...what is it like to work with you one-on-one?” “What more could I learn by purchasing this course or investing in this training program?”


In the AI world, Google is looking for highly-personalized and highly-valuable information. So, don't be scared to share your expertise and personal experience in your blog post, too. After all, people are wanting to connect with a human, not a computer (especially in the pet industry where people are looking for someone to care, love, or train their pet).



8. Create Pinterest-worthy graphics.


This is the case especially for those using Pinterest. This is what makes readers stop in their tracks and click on your post. It also makes it much more ‘pinnable’ to Pinterest, so they can save it and come back to it later.


When using Pinterest, I recommend using a vertical blog post graphic. And the best part - you can make them for free in Canva! Simply create an account if you don’t have one already and search for ‘Pinterest Pin’ and you’ll see endless templates you can customize to your pet business.


9. Implement blog SEO settings before you post.


The dreaded SEO, am I right?! It’s honestly not as complicated as some make it out to be and there are little things you can do to boost your SEO without letting it become complicated or overwhelming for those who don’t like the ‘techy’ behind the scenes ‘stuff!’


Here are some of the best SEO settings to implement when you go to post a blog:

  • Compress your images and compress them so it doesn't take up a large file size and slow your load time.

  • Add alt text to all images and graphics.

  • Add a page title tag and meta description to describe your blog post for the search results.

  • Change the URL (add in a custom slug that’s short and includes important keywords separated by dashes).

  • Use the main keyword in your title and in the first paragraph.

  • Use other important keywords in the sub-headers.


Check out some more tips I have for you on How To Write A Blog Post Optimized For SEO.


BUT, the most important… keep it genuine! Don’t try to fill in keywords for SEO’s sake because that won’t work, at least not in the way you want it to. Who cares about increased web page traffic if they aren’t your target market or even in your geographic area if you’re a local business?


If you're looking to master your website's search engine optimization (SEO) and rank higher in Google, I recommend giving our new Pet Business SEO Unleashed Course a look-through. Inside, we'll walk you through everything you need to know to get your website set up for SEO to rank higher on Google!



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10. Enjoy the process.


I know. Cheesy as all heck. But, it’s so true. Like I mentioned earlier, everything you put out into the universe has energy. If that energy is rushed and stressed and without soul, it won’t be well-received. If you’re enjoying the process and writing FOR the benefit of your audience, that’s where you’ll see a return. 


That’s especially the case for the pet industry because the pet industry is personal. Without connection and trust with fellow pet owners, we won’t be successful. So, dig deep into Your Why and produce from that space.


I hope this was helpful! If you’re looking for more assistance with blogging, I have a workshop-style course that goes into the EXACT process of planning, coming up with topic ideas, and writing your blog posts for an entire year for your pet service business! Learn more.


blogging for your pet business course | Pet Marketing Unleashed


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