A variety of house sitter job opportunities are available at websites such as Housesittersamerica.com, Mindmyhouse.com and Trustedhousesitters.com. These are membership sites that require paying a membership fee to join. Members create a listing that is seen by potential homeowners needing house sitting services. Luxuryhousesitting.com features numerous listings from homeowners looking for house sitters; sitters must pay a yearly registration fee to apply for jobs. Many house sitting jobs involve taking care of pets.
House sitting sites such as Trustedhousesitters.com charge both the owner and sitter a nominal monthly fee to create a profile listing. Sites such as Housesittersamerica.com and Mindmyhouse.com allow home owners to join free of charge. After joining a house sitting website, sitters must create an appealing profile to attract interest from home owners. Profiles usually require uploading a photo of the sitter, and sitters must honestly describe skills, experiences and personality traits. Sharing references in a sitter profile gives sitters a boost of credibility.
House sitters often accept house sitting assignments without pay in exchange for living rent free at the owner's home. Being a pet lover is a plus when seeking this type of arrangement, because many home owners urgently need someone to take care of family pets during a trip away from home.