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The HouseSit Match Network is Growing – Jump On Board!

Six months on from our launch HouseSit Match is thrilled that our network is growing steadily: we have over 600 likes on Facebook, on average 20 properties and more than 100 sitters with about 60 showing and available at any one time!

We knew it was going to take time and effort for the word to spread and would really like to thank our family and friends who have assisted us with getting the word out there. Please keep on doing what you can to help us spread the word within your networks. The more ubiquitous HouseSitMatch.com becomes, the better it is for our subscribers so you will have more lovely people or places to choose from. Simply, the more the merrier!

Getting the best out of your profile

We have noticed that a lot of you are not posting photos on your online profiles. It is important to recognise that some kind of visual reference always attracts more attention. You need to present your property or house-sit in the best possible way.

House in hand

If you don’t feel comfortable posting a photo of the front of your house for security reasons, maybe consider using some photos of the inside, the back garden or even a photo of notable landmarks of the area ? just something so prospective sitters have something to relate to when considering your proposal. We are always on the lookout for interesting profiles to feature on our Facebook page so please do update your profile – in My Account/Edit My Profile/Profile – with photos of yourself or your property and pets. We all know that a picture paints a thousand words!

English Cottage garden

And house-sitters, just think would you be happy approaching someone to look after your most valued asset if you had no idea what they looked like. Instead of leaving it to the imagination of the homeowner reviewing your profile to guess what you look like, it is worth making the effort and adding a picture. This is your shop window. It is very easy these days to take photos with mobile phones – ask a friend to help. And if you have having trouble finding a picture that is the right size to upload, send it to us by email and we can help you adjust the size so it is easier to upload. Contact us by clicking here.

Crissy with cat

It really is very important to post some photographs of yourself so this connection can be made and confidence can be instilled. Whether we like it or not, we have to admit that initially at least, we all tend to judge a book by it’s cover. What you say about yourself in your profile is the next most important thing. A video is of course the best thing, the facility for which is available with HouseSit Match’s Premium Match service level.

Got any comments or suggestions

If you have any comments or suggestions about the user experience with our site then please do let us know. Your comments will help us refine the site for you.

And please do let us know if you have seen us anywhere else as that information is also very useful for us. Or if you have an idea on where we should be posting back links then again, please do let us know – maybe on your website!

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thanks very much from the HouseSit Match team!

Lamia Walker
Hi, I am Lamia, founder of HouseSit Match. After years of corporate travel and stressing about home and pet care when away from home, I decided to build a solution, online. Now I run HouseSit Match an online network where we help to match home and pet-owners with house-sitters and pet-sitters in a friendly social way! Helping our members combines my passions for pets, travel, marketing and I meet fabulous new people every day!


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