Interested in Coming to Australia this Christmas?

Hi @AussieMum I’ll second the sound advice you’ve already had from two members. An owner directly inviting sitters they have not used in the past is far less likely to be successful. Yes, you may be fortunate, but I strongly suggest you open your listing up on the website (if you have not already done so) and consider the applicants you receive. If they don’t meet your criteria, ,decline them politely and move on.

You are correct in that many sitters do not select their preferred countries, or eliminate ones they may not wish to visit. Many sitters are open to places they would not have considered, so they keep their options wide open.

You can also embed your listing in your forum username/profile to provide a little more exposure and perhaps get useful feedback from forum members. If you have posted your listing and are not getting applicants, member feedback can be particularly useful.

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