I’m Mariana and I’ve just joined to be a Trusted House Sitter. Me and my husband are from Brazil and currently on a Sabbatical through Asia and Europe. We love pets and have two of our own. Mané Garrincha and Zorro are with our families. We have experience petsitting both in our house back in Brazil and for friends in the start of our Sabbatical in UK last summer.
I would love to gain feedback from you all regarding our profile. Hope we can add something to the discussions aswell.
Hello @mariana and welcome to TrustedHousesitters and to the Community Forum
You have an excellent profile with beautiful photos. It looks like you are having quite the adventure, I particularly love Thailand and Malaysia… what have been your highlights over there so far?
Whereabouts are you hoping to secure your first sit?
We loved Poland in the summer and we spent a month in Paris and quite a few time in London both at friends and housesitting. It was nice. Maldives and India were great, although completely different. In Southeast Asia we loved Vietnam people, the Gibbon Experience in Laos, Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Railay Beach and Koh Tao!
@mariana fingers crossed for you that you manage to find a sit in Singapore. We love Singapore, hubby also spent a lot of his childhood growing up there and has fond memories so we love to visit as often as we can.
Just to note for the future, we’re not supposed to use the forums to matchmake PPs and sitters; apparently that’s supposed to be done on the main TH site (except for last-minute sits).
However, I did see a recent topic with some really practical tips on SE asia sits. Look here:
And you can always search the forums, TH blog, and TH website help for more tips.
For your profile, I just took a quick look and you’ve got the basics covered: references, nice photos, etc. More references is always nice, and once you get a couple TH reviews, you’ll really be on your way! I did hear that PPs really like to see a pic of the sitter with a pet, so you could make that your first pic. Even shoot a new pic if you want to make it shine; think of how fancy some Airbnb pics are. It works.
As Singapore is probably very popular, make sure you have all the notifications/saved searches set up. I think the fastest is to have the saved search on your app (vs the website).
Great. We forgot to upload everyone, but we were able to get a sit in Liverpool aswell, after that we spent a few days in Hemel Hampstead at our friends house before a 10-day sit that we’re finishing tomorrow in Amsterdam. Tomorrow we’re off to Bordeaux and than Girona, Spain.