Open Thread Mondays: Dog Walker, Anyone?


I’m Ned Berke, and I’m here to tell you about a remarkable business opportunity. Well, in truth, the opportunity is for me, not for you.

One of the wonderful things about being self-employed is that you get to make your own hours. One of the terrible things is that you have to scratch and claw for every cent – you only get what you put in – and so “your own hours” turns into every freakin’ hour available. Especially in an emerging industry like hyperlocal blogging.

That’s not a complaint. I love what I do and I’m proud of what I’ve built. But in the middle of the day, when the first cup of coffee wears off and my left butt-cheek goes numb… I need a break.

Or a switch in profession.

That’s why I’m announcing Ned Berke’s Sheepshead Bay Dog Walking Service. You work during the day, but your pooch still needs his mid-day walk. And Ned Berke needs to get off his butt and exercise.

I’m looking for about five clients in need of having their dog walked while they’re at work. If you’re interested, shoot me an e-mail and we’ll talk hours, qualifications and rates.

And if you’re on the fence about it, also realize that you’ll be supporting independent local media while your pet pees on trees.


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