How to Set Up Alerts on Trusted House Sitters (3 Simple Steps + Video)

Want to increase your chances of getting house sits? With this number one tip, you’ll be the first application homeowners see.

This makes it more likely that they’ll reach out to you for an interview!

How Do You Set Up Alerts On Trusted House Sitters? (With Video)

I think setting up alerts is one of the most important elements of landing the sits YOU want!

It ensures you know exactly when a sit comes up in your desired locations (its could be a villa in Bali or a lodge in the Swiss Alps).

So how does it work?

You set up an alerts for your desired location (you can even add dates, duration and animals if you like).

Then you get an email notification when a sit comes up! You can then be the first person to apply!

If you have an active membership at Trusted House Sitters, you can set up alerts.

The membership is less than 2-3 nights in an Airbnb and is worth well it! We have managed to house-sit full-time for 4 years with house-sitting (so never paying for rent!)

Now that is a good return on investment.

The video below will show you exactly how to set up alerts

Want 25% off your membership? Click this link here and the discount will be automatically added at the checkout!

Why Should You Set Up Alerts On Trusted House Sitters?

With alerts on Trusted House Sitters, you will know when new opportunities arise. This means that you can apply immediately.

Since you’ll be one of the first applications the homeowners see, they’ll be more likely to reach out to you.

If you apply a few hours after the house sit becomes available, you might be too late. If the pet owners saw dozens of applications, they probably already chose a house sitter.

Being alerted of new openings means that you don’t have to check every day. Instead of refreshing your phone every few minutes, wait until you get a notification.

Setting up search alerts is an easy way to grow your business more quickly.

Thats me during a house sit!

How to Search on The Trusted House Sitters Platform

First, you will search for an opportunity that interests you. Do this by using the search bar and search filters.

This will allow you to see custom house sits that fit your criteria.

Maybe you prefer certain pet types. Or you don’t want to sit for pet owners.

Maybe you’re hoping for a house-sitting opportunity in New York City or Costa Rica.

Or you only have one available week. You can set up a search for these dates only.

How to Save The Search on The Trusted House Sitters Platform

Save your search and you will receive instant notifications when new opportunities arise.

If you have the app, you will receive push notifications. If you only use the website, you will receive email notifications.

Make sure your email settings will allow these notifications to come through.

It is quite easy to save the search on the website. Once you apply the search filters, an option will arise that says “Save this search” on the top right-hand side of the page above the map, see the image below.

If you’re using the mobile app, you will click “Save.” This can be found to the right of the search bar.

Now its Time to Apply!

Now just wait for the app notifications or email alerts. Whenever you see one, go to Trusted House Sitters and take action.

These custom notifications will come right to your phone. You’ll be able to quickly apply to them!

Double-check that the opportunity meets your search criteria. If it sounds good, submit your application.

Make sure your background checks are current. Update your sitter profile as needed.

Homeowners should be able to look at your sitter profile and know that you’re a good candidate. They will reach out to you if your sitter profile is excellent.

You can always edit a search. If you would rather have a different type of pet, just edit the search.

If you want to visit other popular destinations, no worries. Simply edit the search and choose to delete instead.

More Tips For Using Trusted House Sitters

Download the mobile app for the best experience. This allows you to receive phone notifications and more quickly respond to alerts.

Also, make sure that your email setting allows Trusted House Sitters to email you. They will send you tips and advice to help you grow your pet sitter business.

If you’re not receiving alerts or emails, you will have to check your settings. If everything looks good, search your inbox.

You may need to look in your spam folder. Mark it “Not Spam” and their emails should come to your inbox. You may even need to add their email address to your address book.

If you ever have any questions, post in the TrustedHouseSitters Community Forum. This friendly community forum is full of active house sitters who want to share advice.

After you pay your membership fee, you will notice many benefits. Working with a wide variety of different kinds of pets is just one huge perk.

Once you learn how to navigate the platform, you’ll be on your way to popular destinations in no time!

It may take a couple of weeks to get your first house sit. If you provide excellent customer service and pet care, you will soon have lots of offers coming in

Author: Britt

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

House Sitting in Salon-de-Provence
Me (Britt) House Sitting in Salon-de-Provence, France

3 thoughts on “How to Set Up Alerts on Trusted House Sitters (3 Simple Steps + Video)”

  1. I couldn’t be more excited than to hv this opportunity.
    I am a people person & animal lover.
    Looking forward to hearing from you and to hear my first position being coordinated.

    Kindest regards,
    Carla Madden

  2. thanks britt! this was so helpful for me, I really want to house sit in Lake Tahoe, and know that I have followed your video on setting up alerts, I have managed to get alerted to 3 sits to apply for, fingers crossed I get one!! What has been your fav house sit?

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