You’ve heard a lot of good things about full time house sitting. And you want to get in on the excitement!
But where do you even start?
There are so many house sitting platforms.
Which ones are reliable? Which ones are worth it?
And when you do find a good platform, how do you actually become a professional house sitter?
Keep reading as we tell you everything you need to know to register as a house sitter!
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How to Register for House Sitting
The easiest way to register for house sitting is to use an online platform.
Sign up for a house sitting account with a trustworthy website or app.
You could also house sit independently.
Use your social connections and word of mouth to get clients.
There are good reasons to use a house-sitting website.
One of the most important is they provide insurance for you as well as the homeowner.
The annual membership fees prevent scammers from taking advantage of sitters.
They also get a lot of legitimate traffic and show up on search engines.
It will be easy to get your name out there!
If you have an email address, it’s pretty easy to get started! Just answer a few questions and fill out your house sitter profile.
How to Choose a House Sitting Platform
Choose a reliable platform that meets your needs.
If you’d love some international house-sitting gigs, use an international website like Trusted House Sitters. This will open up possibilities around the world.
Trusted House Sitters, Mind My House, and Nomador are good options.
Make sure you understand how to navigate the website.
Read any pages that you have to sign. If you don’t love what you see, find a different website.
How to Get House Sitting Jobs
Make sure your profile is updated and attractive.
Responsible people will get first dibs on most gigs!
Submit a recent online background check and any public liability insurance you have.
Share character references and reviews from homeowners.
Then search for house sitting opportunities.
You can even sign up for email alerts so you’ll be notified of relevant opportunities.
Be open and clear when communicating with homeowners.
Potential clients may want to interview you. Bring your best self to the interview!
Staying in beautiful homes is a great way to earn extra money or decrease travel costs.
Don’t wait any longer to start your house sitting business!
I am Britt I have been house sitting and pet sitting for the past 7 years. I have cared for 25 dogs, 35 cats 1 turtle, and 1 rabbit over 80+ houses in 15 countries.
The opportunity to experience different homes, cultures, and communities has been nothing short of extraordinary.
Through house sitting platforms like Aussie House Sitters, and Trusted House Sitters, I’ve connected with homeowners seeking reliable sitters. This unique way of living has not only allowed me to save money on accommodation but also offered a plethora of cultural exchange opportunities.
Being a member of these platforms has not only broadened my horizons but also opened doors to short and long-term house-sitting jobs. I’ve found joy in providing excellent pet care and ensuring the home is well maintained.
I get many questions about how to get start as a house sitters, so if you have any questions please reach out! I want everyone to enjoy this incredible lifestyle as well!
You can read more about about Jay and me here!
Or connect with me on Facebook or in our house sitting community on Facebook