If you want to increase your market value, get more clients and build the career path you always wanted as a house sitter, there are only three concepts you ought to know. They are trustworthiness, networking and flexibility. In this article I will further discuss each of these concepts and show you how to leverage them to become successful in house sitting services.
Building a good reputation as a house sitter is only worthwhile if you are trustworthy. Otherwise, why choose this career? You may have few clients who come to you but how will they continue to seek your services if the first time they came to you were a disaster. To gain other peoples trust you should act professionally and responsibly when a homeowner contracted you for the house sitting services they wanted. Only after you have attained this should you be able to expand your network.
Expanding your network when it comes to this kind of job is actually easy when people trust you. When you are still starting up with house sitting, you start to render services to your friends and families. If they become satisfied with the services you supplied them, you will get positive feedbacks and they will compliment you to their friends and families as well.
The word of mouth is your best tool in expanding your client base. From time to time people may give negative remarks but if people hear more of your good deeds and accomplishments then that is enough to suffice your good reputation.
The hardest part is how to maintain your clients and be flexible with your schedule. It will be hard especially when you have different clients with overlapping period of stay in. It is desirable to schedule your projects within your availability. Do not try to commit your services when you know you can’t deliver it properly.
Trustworthiness will put you on a path toward your goal. Expanding your network will speed up the success of your career but flexibility will allow you to keep your business going. Make these principles as a regular part of your job and enjoy a more fulfilling career.