You probably know the phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” In house sitting this is often the case.
It’s important to register with some of the main house sitting websites, especially when starting out on your house sitting adventures. However, this probably isn’t the only way you will find great house sitting assignments. Networking and word-of-mouth will also produce interesting possibilities as you expand your horizons.
Sometimes the best opportunities come via the most unusual set of random connections, and you never know where these contacts might lead you in the future.
Our current house sit is a great example of this. It was never advertised as we were contacted directly by the people managing the property. They wanted to know if we would be interested in overseeing a luxury holiday resort in Fiji for a month during the off-season, so they could go on holiday. They also had two dogs that would need caring for too.