Help & Tips to get started

Hi ! Happy to be here to start this journey.
I’m having some challenges to start and be selected.
I have recollected Friends reviews, and i Will be grateful to read típs from other housesitters.

Thanks for the help !

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Hi @Bluestone8 Welcome to the TrustedHouseSitters community! I see you don’t have your listing linked to your forum profile.

Here’s How to add a listing or profile link to your FORUM profile

Adding this link to your forum profile will enable forum members to quickly access your listing and provide feedback. We have lots of experienced pet parents and sitters on the forum who can take a look at your profile and see if there is any room for improvement.

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Welcome @Bluestone8

We are new as well (the last few weeks) and this community forum has been an amazing source of information. :relaxed:

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Welcome @SabrinaCam :slight_smile: I am so happy to hear you are finding the forum helpful. Are you a pet parent or a sitter?

Thank You ! I have done it.

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Awesome! You might also find this article helpful :slight_smile:

How did you first hear about TrustedHouseSitters? Are you hoping to sit in any particular city or country?

Pet parents with the plans to one day down the road also be a pet sitter :relaxed: Either way reading and learning more from both perspectives has been helpful.

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I completely agree! We’re new homeowners who just confirmed our first sitters (yay!!), and I think a lot of it had to do with reading the forum posts and understanding what sitters are looking for so that we could be sure to put the right photos and text in our profile. Not to mislead anyone, but to include the things we already have that people want to know about – like photos of the guest rooms, etc. I’m also going to be sure to get an electric kettle if we ever have a sitter from the UK, now that I’ve read a whole thread on how important those apparently are. As an American, I had no idea! :grinning:

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Thank You Sabrina! . This is a very good point of view.
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This has been a great help! I Will investigaste more about that.
Thank You very much !

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Welcome, @Bluestone8! Linking your sitter profile was a great first step. That, and getting so many external references. Great start!

Checking out the profiles of other sitters will also be helpful, for comparison.

Note that there are at least 3 TH places to look for help: the TH website, these forums, and the TH blog. An example of the last one is:

Some people apply for over a dozen sits before getting their first one. If you need a pick-me-up, just reply again with more details. For example, @Julie-Moderator asked if you are looking for a particular city/country. Some sitters want only long sits, etc.

Cheers!

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