How to make money engraving pet tags

Updated November 21, 2016

A price cannot be placed on the security of our pet friends. As pet ownership climbs, the money being spent on pet tags rises. Pet owners desire these tags, as one of the only means to have their pet friends returned in the event that they are lost. Money is ready to be made in this market. There are a few simple ways to cash in on this industry, and start making a profit on engraved pet tags.

Purchase a laser engraving machine, blank pet tags and ordering sheets. Purchase graphic design software, a computer program on which you can set up pet tag designs and relay designs to the laser engraving machine. Install both the laser engraving machine and graphic design software onto a computer.

Create flyers, engraved samples and business cards to market your business to local pet shops and pet supply stores. These materials exhibit your craftsmanship and the quality of your product, and will attract customers and vendors.

Speak with the store manager of local pet shops and pet supply stores about setting up a display near the pet collars and the checkout counters. Offering your services to these businesses can expand your income, while providing a much needed service to their customers. Supplying large pet supply stores with pet tags can be very profitable with the high-volume traffic they receive daily.

Contact local animal shelters and offer to supply their animals with pet tags upon adoption. When cats and dogs are adopted from animal shelters, they leave with a collar, small bag of food and vaccination tags, but no pet identification tag. By offering this service, you can increase your income, and provide new pet owners with an identification tag that will ensure their new pet's place in the family.

Communicate with local dog and cat breeders about your pet tag services so new owners can pick up their pet(s) from the breeder with a personalised pet tag. Many breeders advertise and sell their puppies or kitties before they are ready and weaned, and the new owners provide the pet's name and information before the animal leaves the breeder. This can boost revenue for your business, litter by litter.

Things You'll Need

  • Laser engraving machine
  • Graphic design software
  • Computer
  • Ordering sheets
  • Business cards
  • Flyers
  • Blank pet tags
  • Water
  • Towels
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