So you’ve fallen in love with your dog training side hustle and are ready to turn it into a full-time business?
We love that for you!
Understandably, you’ll need a bit of help before you’re ready to launch. And we have just the tool: ChatGPT.
ChatGPT is an AI-powered chatbot that can answer complex questions in seconds. People are using it for everything, from research to customer service. And it’s not too late for it to benefit your business.
Keep reading to learn how to use ChatGPT to grow your dog training business.
What Is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is a new chatbot by OpenAI. It was released late last year, and the world has been captivated ever since.
The idea is simple: You ask questions, and the bot uses artificial intelligence to respond. It’s built to mimic a human conversation. So, it’ll even have a few questions ready for you.
To be honest, we’re a little bit obsessed.
ChatGPT is currently in the research and review phase, so it’s currently free. Take advantage while you can but keep your eyes peeled for an inevitable paid version.
The best part: It’s super easy to use. That means no complicated techy stuff. Creating an account and starting a chat takes a few seconds.
Some savvy entrepreneurs are using the bot to start entire businesses from scratch. So, why not use it to boost your dog training business?
How Can Dog Trainers Use ChatGPT for Business?
The world of AI is constantly advancing, and it hasn’t turned a blind eye to our furry friends. AI can’t mimic your dog training expertise. But, it can help with the tedious parts of starting a business.
Here are five ways dog trainers can use ChatGPT for business:
#1 Create A Business Plan
We know you’ve got what it takes to turn your dog training skills into a six-figure business. But, it can be challenging to start. ChatGPT can help you master step one: A business plan.
ChatGPT can write a business plan template to get you off your feet. After all, you’re already an excellent dog trainer. Why should you have to be a wordsmith too?
You can use ChatGPT to craft a compelling mission statement, generate ideas for a business model, or plan out your marketing strategy.
It’s best to only use the chatbot for templates or inspiration. Your final business plan should be written in your voice. After all, no one knows what you’re capable of more than you.
#2 Build A Website
If you’re ready to start a business, you’ll need to look the part … online, that is. Your website can attract new clients or send them running for the hills.
Lucky for you, ChatGPT is as good with code as it is with words. Technically, the bot can build an entire website from scratch. But if you’re unfamiliar with coding, that’s probably not the best idea.
We recommend using it to troubleshoot issues while building your website on a CMS like WordPress. Even the most user-friendly site builders can be difficult to get the hang of. And if you run into trouble, ChatGPT can act as your customer support agent.
You can ask why your pages take so long to load, how to import client reviews from other sites, or tips on creating a landing page to display your PocketSuite booking link.
And don’t forget to generate some compelling copy.
#3 Organize Your Finances
It’s no wonder ChatGPT is said to be the perfect money-making tool. After all, it can provide in-depth studies on financial management with the click of a button.
So why not use it to clean up your business finances?
ChatGPT can teach you how to file taxes as a solopreneur, the basics of investing, and best practices for invoicing clients.
Here’s a tip: Ask the bot about trends in the market to learn how to price your services as a dog trainer.
Who knows? You may be selling yourself short.
You should only use the bot to nudge you in the right direction. Any financial advice or documents must be verified by an accountant or professional.
#4 Kickstart Your Marketing Strategy
ChatGPT is shaping up to be the perfect marketing assistant for your budding business.
It can generate copy for flyers or in-depth emails for your newsletter. You can even create a script for click-worthy paid ads. Not a social media enthusiast? No problem! ChatGPT can help you plan viral posts to wow your clients and build a following.
Remember: Be specific. Tell the bot about your audience and business to tailor its responses to their interests.
#5 Manage Your Clients
Clients trust you with their furry family members, so they’ll check in … often.
We know you love your human clients as much as their pets. Still, client support is understandably overwhelming when starting as a solopreneur.
ChatGPT can ensure excellent customer service for all of your clients. You can provide eager pet parents personalized training homework, quickly look up info on specific dog breeds, and/or brush up on your behavioral training skills.
You can also generate frequently asked questions for dog trainers and add the responses to your saved messages in the PocketSuite app. That way, your clients online must wait seconds to hear back from you.
Is There Anything ChatGPT Can’t Do?
Of course! There’s no doubt it’s a powerful tool. But like any program, it has its limits. So, there are some things you should look out for when using ChatGPT for business.
Don’t expect ChatGPT to:
- Give Breaking News: The bot won’t know much about events after 2021. So, it may not be able to update you on the latest training toys or industry research past that point.
- Write Entire Blog Posts for Your Website: ChatGPT shouldn’t be used to write blog posts on your website. It can get you started with a draft and research, but make sure a human gets the final say. And be careful. Search engines can penalize your site if they detect AI-generated content. There are free tools that can let you know if your content passes this test.
- Be Human: At the end of the day, your clients want a human connection. They may be turned off if they pick up that they’re talking to a computer. ChatGPT shouldn’t handle all your client communications, but it can speed up the process.
- Handle A (Gigantic) Crowd: Millions of people are giving the bot a go. So, the website inevitably reaches capacity. When this happens, you won’t be able to log in. May the odds be in your favor!
- Know Everything: ChatGPT isn’t 100% accurate. You wouldn’t believe something just because it’s the first search result on Google. So don’t take all the bot’s responses at face value. You must do your due diligence as a business owner, especially if you’re handing off AI-generated content to clients.
The Bottom Line
A dog training business is a lot of hard work, whether you’re just starting or trying to grow.
ChatGPT can help you take on some of the nitty-gritty business work, like writing a business plan, building a website, or launching your marketing strategy. It’s a powerful tool with huge potential to make running your business feel like a breeze.
You can use PocketSuite to help you with all the rest. From appointment scheduling to payments to contracts, PocketSuite has all the tools you need to scale your dog training business.