You just paid your annual membership fee for the first time. You’re so excited to use Trusted House Sitters and find house sitting jobs!
But how do you find jobs? Can you find jobs that meet your needs?
We are going to explain how to use filters on Trusted House Sitters. This will allow you to find the house-sitting opportunity of your dreams!
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What Are Filters On Trusted House Sitters?
Maybe you’ve always wanted to be a pet sitter. But you don’t have pet care experience with farm animals.
Perhaps you want to house sit as a way to explore San Francisco. So you don’t want to house sit on the East Coast.
Trusted House Sitters allows you to customize your search. This creates positive experiences for potential house sitters.
When you search for a house sit, you will see options to customize the search.
These filters allow you to exclude anything you’re uncomfortable with. They also let you choose things you hope to include in a house sit.
How To Use Filters On Trusted House Sitters
Go to the search bar in the mobile app. If you’re using the website, go to the “Find A House Sit” page.
Do a quick search for a job you would like. Click on the search filters and choose what you want.
The things you want should be highlighted. The things you don’t want should not be highlighted.
Once you find a search that you like, you can save it. Then you will receive email alerts or push notifications for new opportunities.
Saving the search will prevent you from inserting all the filters every time you search. The alert function prevents you from having to search every day.
When you see a job you’d like, you can start the application process.
If you apply immediately, you’ll be one of the first of dozens of applications. This means you’ll be on top of the pile!
Why Filters Are Helpful For Finding House-Sitting Assignments
Filters Allow You To Choose Type Of Pets
Maybe you’re allergic to cats but want to provide pet care for dogs. Fortunately, filters on Trusted House Sitters allow you to choose what pet type to care for.
This is great for potential sitters who can’t stay in a home with certain pets. This is especially good if you still want to try pet sitting and be a part of the lives of pets.
Filters Allow You To Choose Dates And Duration
Trusted House Sitters allows you to filter by date and duration. You won’t get excited about an opportunity to find out that you’re busy that week.
Maybe you know that you are free for the entire month of June. Apply that filter to your search and start finding opportunities during your availability.
Filters Allow You To Choose the Location
Maybe you want to go somewhere near the beach or in the mountains. Perhaps, you want to visit Costa Rica or New York City.
You can add these criteria to your search. This will allow you to see openings for popular destinations that appeal to you.
How To Get Started On Trusted House Sitters
First, pay for your sitter membership. The membership fee may seem like a lot, but it is well worth it.
Now set up your profile and look for sits. Apply to any opportunities that sound good.
The TrustedHouseSitters Community Forum is a friendly community forum. It is a worldwide community of experienced sitters who want to share advice.
This is a good place to turn if you have any questions about your sitting journey.
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