New Contractor To-Do List
Fully familiarize yourself with the Trainer Portal (full menu to the left).
Fully familiarize yourself with all links on the Dog Adventures Northwest website.
Fully familiarize yourself with Dog Adventures Northwest's Terms and Conditions.
Review and sign the Contractor Agreement and addendums/exhibits.
Fill out and submit a Form W-9.
Provide a photocopy or scanned electronic copy of your car insurance if you will be transporting dogs in your vehicle.
Set up your DANW email address using the instructions sent by Dog Adventures Northwest.
Activate your Time to Pet account and complete your User profile after receiving log-in information from Dog Adventures Northwest.
Submit a bio and photo for the website. Look here to see format and examples. Photos should be portrait orientation and feature you and a pup.
Send $25 to Dog Adventures Northwest to be added as an "additional insured" on the Dog Adventures Northwest insurance policy.
Request enrollment information from the Dog Adventures Northwest Manager for Square Payroll if you would like direct deposit ($5 fee per month for every month paid).
Learn what it means to be an Independent Contractor vs. an Employee, if you do not already have this information. Be sure to have a plan in place for withholding your own taxes and making deductions on equipment, supplies, and mileage.
Establish yourself as an LLC, Sole Proprietor, or DBA to earn an extra 5% commission (beginning January, 2020).
Make a sign for your car, telling people that you are a dog trainer doing pick-ups and drop-offs, that dogs are not left alone longer than ten minutes, and with your cell phone number for folks to call if anyone is concerned.