Your Monthly Make-Over Checklist

The most popular house and pet sitters actively engage through their house and pet sitting service. Details are kept up to date and recent references and experience are listed.

If you want to be a successful house and pet sitter, follow these tips for a monthly review of your profile to make your listing more attractive to potential home and pet owners.

1. Be Professional
Get into the mindset of potential home and pet owners searching for sitters. First impressions count and your profile photo is the first thing they see about what you have to offer. They are entrusting their beloved pets and home with you and want to find someone who will respect their most valued possessions. Your profile and supporting photos should show you enjoying the company of animals and professional- style photos with your full face in focus.

2. Show Your Understanding of Your Responsibilities
Owners want to know that their pets will have personalised care and are your number one priority. Use your profile to talk about your experience caring for different animals and even some of your own personal experiences growing up with animals. Discuss your approach to pet care and how you can provide personalised attention for their pets. Consider some of the things that a home and pet owner may value in a sitter (time at home with the pet, an active person who can exercise their pet, handy around the house, etc) and tailor your profile to list your strengths in those areas.

3. Keep Up To Date
Keeping your availability calendar up-to-date is a great way to show that you are active and looking for house and pet sits. At the end of each month, make sure your availability calendar reflects dates that you can fill with new house and pet sitting positions. It’s also a courtesy to owners browsing your profile. Social media has made it even easier to stay on top of the latest house and pet sitting position listings. View a variety of new positions on Facebook and Twitter and apply quickly and easily.