You just started applying for house sits. But nobody is getting back to you.
How can you 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! Keep reading to find out how to get these results.
How Do You Set Up Alerts On Trusted House Sitters?
If you have an active membership at Trusted House Sitters, you can set up alerts. You need to be a member of the site, but the membership is well worth it.
The cost is less than 2-3 nights in an Airbnb and 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.
Create A Search
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.
Save The Search
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.
Interact When Applicable
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.
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.
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
Brittnay is one of the Travelling House Sitters. She has cared for 25 dogs, 35 cats 1 turtle, and 1 rabbit over 40+ houses in 15 countries over 5 years.
She is ready to teach you exactly how to become a house sitter! She wants everyone to enjoy this incredible lifestyle as well!
You can read more about Brittnay and Jay on their about page.
Or connect with Brittnay on Facebook or in their house sitting community on Facebook