This article will give you all the information you need to become a successful house sitter. I’ve been using house sitting websites for years as a means of extending my travel experiences. It’s a fantastic way to save money on accommodation and a great doorway to new opportunities and possibilities.
I’ve worked remotely as a global digital nomad for the last two years, house sitting in 9 different countries along the way. I’ve learned a lot of tips and techniques to make myself stand out to potential hosts during that time. So, if you’re wondering how to get into house sitting, you’ll find everything you need to know here.
What is a House Sitter?
A house sitter is someone who accepts an opportunity to spend time in someone’s home and look after it whilst they’re away. This can vary from a 1-night stay, to sits that last months. Throughout this period, you must vigilantly oversee and maintain the overall upkeep of the property; collecting the mail, putting out the trash, and watering plants are typically always part of the deal.
Anyone can become a house sitter, even without any experience, and many websites facilitate communication between hosts and house sitters. These platforms allow users to create in-depth verified profiles and receive reviews for completed sits.
Requirements to Become a Successful House Sitter
To become a certified house sitter you don’t need any qualifications or experience. But there are a few requirements that potential house sitters should consider before taking the plunge. It’s important to be certain that you’ll be comfortable in someone else’s home, and confident that you’ll be able to handle the day-to-day household responsibilities.
To kickstart your journey as a house sitter, consider these key requirements:
Sign up: I’ll delve further into this later, but initially, prioritize registering on a house-sitting platform. There are numerous, excellent websites with varying costs and associated perks out there waiting to be explored. Trusted Housesitters is my preferred choice for house sitting and I’ll elaborate more on this shortly.
Craft an outstanding profile: Regardless of the platform you choose to join, take advantage of the feature to create a personalized profile. Showcase your strengths, experience, and motivations for engaging in house sitting. Proactively seek character references to present potential hosts with compelling reasons to choose you…