House sitters start here

If you’re new to house sitting it can be daunting to know where to start. And it can be difficult to know where to invest your time and money.

First you’ll need to think about:

  • Your reason for house and pet sitting – is it really for you?
  • Where in the world you want, and are able, to house sit
  • The costs of getting to and from, and living day-to-day at your house sit
  • How to get started out and obtain those all important references
  • Assessing your skill-set to see which assignments you’re qualified to handle
  • How to create a profile that will make you stand out among applications

Then dip in to House Sitting Magazine’s videos, articles, resources and courses to help you make some of these decisions.

Take 30 minutes to watch this short video introduction to the world of house and pet sitting – it will answer many of your questions:


House sitting intro videoNow take a look at these articles from previous magazine issues:

Is House Sitting Right For Me?

House Sitting Expectations – That’s Unrealistic! Or is it?

Family House Sitting – Are the Kids your Excuse

When you’re ready to sign-up to a house sitting platform, read our popular comparison of all the best international and country-based websites:

A Comparison of the Best House Sitting Websites

Plus you’ll find a special introductory offer from Trusted Housesitters giving you a massive 25% discount – specially for our readers!


Get a head-start by signing-up for our comprehensive online Udemy House Sitting course

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We cover all the techniques used by successful house sitters. We’ll show you all the tips and strategies you’ll need to secure the assignments of your choice time and time again. You’ll discover all the secrets to becoming a credible, well respected house sitter, even as a newcomer. Plus you’ll learn all the practical skills like how to create a profile, apply for sits, ask all the right questions, how to handle the handover, get great references, and much much more.

Udemy Online Course – House Sitting: how to get free world travel accommodation

And remember we are here to help every step of the way. Our popular Facebook Group is full of new and experienced house sitters, home owners, travelers and nomads. Just post your questions and we will be there to give you advice!