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FINDING THE PERFECT HOUSE SITTING JOBS

FINDING THE PERFECT HOUSE SITTING JOBS

FINDING THE PERFECT HOUSE SITTING JOBS

I think all house sitters will agree with me when I say that finding the perfect house sitting job can be competitive at times. Trying to sell yourself on your profile and ‘big’ yourself up doesn’t always come naturally to everyone. In fact, some of us find it unbelievably hard to do. Yet, in order to secure those perfect house sitting jobs you have to do it. So, whether you like it or not, creating a great profile and writing a personalised application letter to the homeowner is key.

Once you’ve spent the time needed to write a great profile you’ve then got to decide which house sitting platform you wish to use, to make contact with homeowners. A few years ago there wasn’t much choice when it came to choosing a platform. But now, there are lots to choose from. From a distance you may think the various different websites are all much the same – a portfolio of sitters and homeowners – and you would be right. However, if this is going to be a tool you use to plan your future sits it would be well worth finding the right platform for you. Of course, you could always register to join all of them (unless you’re a little more frugal with your cash like I am!)

HOUSE SITTING PLATFORMS

There are a few different platforms to choose from. Some are more established and have been running longer than others. Some have more house sitting jobs than others, which will obviously make a difference to you, the sitter, looking for that perfect sit. On the flip side, the more house sitting jobs there are, the more sitters there are likely to be. Therefore, more competition.

trusted house sitters

Trusted House Sitters

TrustedHouseSitters.com is probably one of the best know house sitting platforms out there at the moment. They’ve been operating for about 5 years now and have a huge amount of house sitters listed from all around the globe. TrustedHouseSitters.com currently have thousands of sits worldwide too. So, if you decide to register as a sitter with them, chances are you’ll find that perfect sit sooner than expected.

house carers website

House Carers

Housecarers.com are another option for sitters. Although they don’t have as many house sits advertised as other websites, they do have a wide range of sits in different countries. There are also not as many sitters listed on Housecarers.com which means less competition for you when applying for any sits.

Mind My House

Another house sitting platform, MindMyHouse.com has grown steadily over the years and currently has more than 6000 sitters listed. MindMyHouse.com have thousands of house sits listed too. The owners are keen to keep their business completely transparent, so all sitters and house sits can be viewed even if you’re not a member. What’s great about this platform is it’s cheap to join. Sitters only pay $20 per year and home owners can list their sit for free!

house sit match

House Sit Match

HouseSitMatch.com have been up and running for a few years now and have a good client base. An added bonus about this platform is they offer two different registration packages for sitters. As a sitter you have the option to register for their standard package, or premium package. This is ideal for those on a budget or new the house sitting. Whichever option you choose, your profile will be published and you’ll be able to apply for sits. The premium package allows you to create a much more comprehensive profile, which will better assist you with finding the perfect house sitting jobs.

SUMMARY

Finding the perfect house sitting jobs is made easy thanks to the many different platforms available. They are the perfect tool to bring together homeowners and house sitters from all around the world. It’s a fantastic concept and one that has grown in popularity in the last few years. If you’re looking to join the house sitting community, your first step is to register with one of these platforms and create a profile. Then, you’re half way to becoming a house sitter and travelling the world for free!

4 thoughts on “FINDING THE PERFECT HOUSE SITTING JOBS

  1. Thanks for the info. We have been using all of the sites you’ve listed except House Sit Match. We will check that one out. By far the best one for us has been Trusted Housesitters. One piece of advice I would give to new house sitters is to have the home owner give you a video tour of their home by walking around with their iPhone or iPad while on Skype or FaceTime. We have had a couple of house sits recently where the condition of the house was not something most people would find acceptable. Had we seen the condition of the house prior to our arrival we would not have accepted the job.

    Our experience overall has been great and we are looking forward to the ones we have scheduled for the rest of the year and beyond.

    Good luck with your house sitting.

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      Thank you for your comment Kelly. I think a lot of house sitters will find your advice useful. We have actually had exactly the same thing happen to us before and we had to spend a few days cleaning the home before settling in! I think a video call and/or a visit to the homeowner is a good idea, especially if it’s a long sit. Happy house sitting Kelly!

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  2. Seeking Advice please – We have recently joined Trustedhousesitting.com and have our first house/pet sitting assignment confirmed. Whilst we are not strictly new to house/pet sitting we have only ever done this for friends and family. As we are now going to be sitting on a more professional level we think it would be a good idea to have some kind of insurance coverage. I was hoping someone could advise us on what type of insurance cover to take out. TIA

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      Hi Teresa, Great to hear that you have joined one of our recommended platforms and have your first official sit confirmed! How exciting!
      When it comes to insurance cover, we suggest talking to the homeowners about this. I guess it will depend what you would like the cover for exactly. The homeowners may be able to speak with their insurance company about any changes to their home insurance policy. It’s always a good idea to complete a contract with the homeowners prior to the sit, which I believe you can download from Trustedhousesitters website.
      We don’t know anyone who has taken out any insurance for a house sit so please do come back to us if you find a suitable answer to your concerns. Thanks

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