How to get positive responses as a newbie?

@Nana , Welcome! I think you’ve made a great start! Congratulations on getting your first sit! You’ve broken the ice and it will be much easier from here on out once you have a good review on your profile.

Fyi, the forum guidelines request that your THS profile appear in your forum profile, as opposed to the body of the message. So, here are the instructions for doing that:
How to add your listing or profile to your forum profile
After you have done that, you can edit this post and delete the link within the message.

Your pictures are outstanding. They really show your affinity with animals. Also good are your links to your AirBnb and LinkedIn profiles. If you can get three to five character references on your profile, it will be even better.

I wish you many wonderful experiences here!