Creating your own house sitter website (that you can link to from your house sitter profile on reputable online house sitting platforms) is a good idea to help to convince homeowners that you are a trustworthy and responsible house sitter.
Although it is not necessary to have your own house sitting website, it may help you to stand out above the crowded house sitting market place. A website can be a tool that you can use to build-up a following, and differentiate yourself from the other house sitters on the popular online house sitting services.
Here are 5 reasons why having a house sitting website is a awesome idea!
A Website Can Turn You Into an Expert
When you have a website that focuses on a particular niche, such as house sitting it can build your credibility as an expert on the topic. It does not matter if you lack a ton of experience house sitting, the fact is, if you are writing regularly on house and pet sitting it will become evident that you know what you are talking about. A website will help give you credibility as a house sitter and may help you land jobs in an ultra-competitive market.
It Can Demonstrate Your Passion to Home Owners
Having a website related to house sitting can make you more credible. It shows that you are passionate about being a house sitter. It also means that you will stand out from the crowd when applying for assignments. Your website can also provide reassurance to homeowners that you are serious about the responsibilities of caring for their pets and home.
You Can Use a Website to Showcase Your Abilities
Creative people have been using websites to promote their work for a long time. House sitters can also use a website as a type of portfolio, it is a convenient way to showcase your past assignments, and highlight your references. The nice thing about having an online presence is it is easy to keep up-to-date. You will never again worry about losing an opportunity because you did not have information for the home owners – with a website, you only need to give the home owners the name of your site.
It Can Increase Your House Sitting Opportunities
There are many examples of house sitters who have found assignments because of their website – with such a competitive marketplace this will become increasingly common. The exciting thing about having an online presence is you never know who is going to be browsing your site. If you impress the right people, they may seek you out and offer you a fantastic assignment – it could be an easy way to land your dream house sit.
You Can Promote Your House Sitting Service Cheaply
Having your own website can be a cost-effective way to promote your house sitting service. While advertising your house sitting services by word of mouth, personal email, taking out a small classified advertisement in a local paper or by sticking an advertisement on public notice boards, may attract the attention of a local homeowner. However, it is not effective in finding a house sit in another city or country.
When looking for a house sit in another city or country, we highly recommend you join several of the house sitting matching platforms, the downside with these services is that there are literally thousands of house sitters registered. Most sitters fall into the trap of waiting for a homeowner to advertise their house sitting assignment. The vast majority of homeowners search the house sitter profiles and contact house sitters directly. So how do you stand out? Have a strong, well-written profile and your own website.
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- Genesis Framework
- Premium Generate-Pro Theme ~ fully responsive (mobile ready), HTML 5 markup (Expat Experiment International House Sitters is built on this theme)
- We will install a custom header, you supply the image
- 5 item menu with corresponding pages
- Welcome/About Home Page
- Calendar – displays your google calendar
- References page
- Photos Gallery
- Contact Page with form
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