Travel more, stay longer, spend less, find freedom
Learn how to become a successful international house sitter, even if you have ZERO experience
Do you want to become a house sitter, but don't know how to get started?
If you've arrived at this page you probably know a little about house sitting and are keen to find out more about the freedom lifestyle it can offer. But do you know just what it takes to get your very first house sit?
Which house sitting website do you use? How do you get house sits when you have no references?
You'll find lots of information online about the house sitting lifestyle, but it's difficult when starting out to sort the good advice from the bad. You could spend weeks reading and researching, and still not figure out if this is the right step for you, or how to actually begin promoting yourself as a sitter!
If you're considering a full-time nomadic lifestyle, or approaching retirement, you could find yourself even more confused with all the possible options. You might also feel a little anxious about making the transition to a life on the road.
Many blogs are written by people with little real-world house sitting or travel experience - sometimes none at all.
Some may suggest that all you need to do is pop a quick profile online and offers of luxury house sits will flood your inbox in no time. They don't spend anytime explaining the realities of being a house sitter. Instead, it's all about the promise of a relaxing time in a beach front condo or a luxury countryside property with a pool.
Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but that's very unlikely to happen.
House and pet sitting is a bigger responsibility than you might realize, and it's important to understand the service you'll be providing. It's also important to know what you should get in return, so you don't find yourself in a less than ideal situation.
All of this is covered in this course - red flags, reasons not to accept a sit, expectations, and how to avoid misunderstandings.
A little preparation at the outset, together with the right information and the guidance of experienced international house sitters, will make sure you know how to deal with any situation.
You'll begin with confidence and remove any nervousness that's holding you back from setting out on your travels and becoming the best sitter you can possibly be!
Become a House Sitting Pro
This online video course takes you step-by-step, from a beginner with no experience, through to becoming a respected, sought-after, confident house sitter. We'll talk you through the expectations of home and pet owners, and the reality of being at a house sit. You'll learn about the different house sitting websites and the services they offer. You'll learn EXACTLY how to set up your online profile to stand out from the crowd. You'll discover how to apply for and secure great house sits, using all our tips and strategies learned over six years of hands-on experience. Then you'll build on your success, so home and pet owners can immediately see your professionalism. All this will help you get picked for those dream house sits in stunning locations around the world.
Special offer! Enroll now and get a 50% discount !
Here’s What You Get When You Sign Up
You'll get immediate access to all video lessons, which will guide you quickly through the practical steps needed to get set up as a house sitter in the shortest possible time. In less than a week you could be applying to home owners to look after their pets and property. This fast-track start will put you on course for immediate success, and create opportunities you never dreamed of.
Easy-to-follow video lessons
The course is made up of simple-to-follow videos, with lots of detail about the action steps you'll be taking to speed you towards success.
Get ahead of the competition
This course will teach you the skills you'll need to raise you head-and-shoulders above the competition when applying for house sits.
While much of this course is about house sitting, the bigger picture possibilities are the most eye-opening part of this series of videos.
Highly qualified instructors
You'll be learning from a house sitting couple with years of experience. Vanessa and Ian have been house sitting full-time for more than 4 years, and have completed over 80 house sits.
Here’s what people are saying about the course
Vanessa and Ian's online video courses have helped hundreds of people get started on their own paths to freedom. Here are just a few of the reviews this course has received.
"I would rate the course an 11 out of 10, it was that good."
I can’t recommend this course highly enough. We were new to house and pet sitting and were nervous about entering into such an important arrangement.
We wanted to make sure we knew exactly what we were getting into, and that we'd be suitable candidates. I took copious notes, but didn’t need to - there were downloadable documents I could refer back to any time. The course helped us decide if we were suitable for this way of life, and if it really was for us. As soon as we finished the course, we got our profile together. We really would not have known where to start, without both the course and the notes to refer to. We felt ready to get on with the task of applying for sits, as professionals. Even though we aren't paid, we are prepared professionally by doing this course.
We applied for our first sit and got our first response in 20 minutes, AND THEY ACCEPTED US!!
It was truly amazing and we really believe if it wasn’t for this course we wouldn’t have got that sit, and our other sits so easily. We also got the first international sit we applied for as well, which really took our adventure to new heights. The information provided made the transition to this new lifestyle (that we knew nothing about and were even fearful of trying), a breeze. I personally think it should be mandatory for new people to do this course before they start house and pet sitting, so you are fully informed and not so nervous. I would rate the course an 11 out of 10, it was that good.
Amazing course! Clear, concise and full of great information to get you started on your house sitting journey.
Future House Sitter
I found the short videos easy to comprehend, and the course is set up sequentially so that the student moves through easily and logically.
Many of the issues covered were issues I hadn't thought of yet (as we haven't started yet) so very pleased to have acknowledgement of those at the start.
Thank you also for the printable examples of letters, agreements and checklists.
Future House Sitter
This course was a great introduction to the world of House Sitting. The instructors were very knowledgeable and included a number of handouts designed to help students successfully acquire house sitting gigs.
Thank you Vanessa and Ian!
"They cover it all"
Vanessa and Ian completely cover everything you'll need to know to be successful with house sitting. From the logistics of getting started to how to market yourself and how to deal with any issue, they cover it all.
The course is presented very professionally with very clear instructions and diction, yet with a friendly and inviting tone.
Future House Sitter
"I had no idea...!"
I had no idea this was going on!! What a way to travel. This course is extremely comprehensive, easy to understand and very well presented. The complete A to Z of housesitting. Look no further if you want to find out everything there is to know about successfully travelling the world as a housesitter.
Future House Sitter
We enjoyed this comprehensive course on house sitting which included everything from setting up your sitter profile to closing the deal and handling unexpected situations. They also provided many worthwhile reference points and checklists. Lessons had excellent video and sound quality and were well organized.
Here's what you will achieve in the course
The course is focussed on helping you achieve outcomes. Each module is designed to help you complete the next step of the process, helping you to move quickly towards your end goal.
Module 1: An introduction to house sitting
In the first module you'll find out what house sitting is, and more importantly, what it isn't. You'll see how house sitting can fit into a bigger lifestyle picture. And you'll learn about best practices, which will set you up for a truly professional approach to your new lifestyle. You'll also learn about dfferent styles of house sitting, and the websites you can use to search for opportunities.
The outcome of this module is that you will have an in-depth understanding of house sitting, and will be ready to tackle the challenges ahead with confidence.
Module 2: Building your credibility with references
In this module we'll look at the "House Sitter's Catch 22" and discover how to overcome it quickly and easily. How do you get your first house sit when you have no house sitting references? And how do you get any references when you can't get your first house sit?.
When you complete this module you will have beaten the "Catch 22" problem facing new house sitters, and will be ready to get to work on your profile. You'll soon be applying for your first house sits.
Module 3: Create your profile
This module is one of the key components of the course. If your profile isn't set up in the best way possible, you have an uphill struggle ahead. You'll learn EXACTLY how to structure your online presence to best effect. You'll discover secrets for adding THE BEST pictures to your profile.
When you complete this module you will have a complete profile on a world-class house sitting website that is probably better than 90% of the other profiles there. You'll already be in the top 10%, and are now ready to start making house sit applications.
Module 4: Get your first sit
This can be the point when many people hit a brick wall. You'll learn how to get noticed before your rivals, and how to multiply your chances of success. You'll find out what to say in an application... and what NOT TO SAY! You'll even find out how to turn rejection into future possibilities. There are interviews to consider, questions you should ask the home owner, and much more. You'll even find out about "red flag" sits you should avoid like the plague.
The goal of this module is to get you to the point of having your first house sit booked and confirmed !! You're a true house sitter now !!
Module 5: Handling the sit from start to finish
Getting the sit is the first step on the road to house sitting success. There are many more things you can do to make sure you're seen as a true professional. You'll learn about what to do in the run-up to the sit. Find out about meeting the pets (and the owners) for the first time. Learn how to avoid potential pitfalls, so you can enjoy the sit with confidence. Finally you'll see what's involved when the owners return.
We'll also look at getting that all-important reference.
This module will equip you with all the skills and knowledge to take on your first house sit with total confidence.
Module 6: Building upon your success for the future of your dreams
At this point you really have no idea where this journey might take you. But once your eyes are opened to the possibilities, you're going to start dreaming a little bigger! You'll find out what is possible, and where this new skill might take you. You'll discover how to build on your first success, so that you can create a future that matches your dreams.
This module is the one that really gives you the keys to the world, and allows you to dream big, and live big.
Bonuses included with this course!
As well as the video lessons you'll be able to access downloadable templates that you can simply copy / paste to shortcut many of the steps.
Questions to ask the home owner
Questions you may be asked
Just take our tested and proven resources, change them to suit your own circumstances, and your ready to go.
These templates will save you hours of time-consuming frustration, and months of trial and error. They have been refined over several years of use to be extremely effective.
Buy now at a 50% discount
For a limited time this course is available at a discount of just over 50%.
This course was first published in 2015, and has been updated several times since then.
However, house sitting is changing quickly, and we're about to create a completely new version of this course, incorporating everything we have learned over the past 4 years of full-time house sitting.
Invest in this course now, and you'll be given full and free access to the new course as son as it launches.
We're putting so much into the new course that it will have to be priced at more than double this course.
So buy now to lock in your access to both this course, and the up-coming new version at a 50%+ discount.
Guaranteed access to our Facebook Group
Our private members' Facebook Group now has over 7,000 members, and is probably the most active and supportive groups of house sitters on the internet.
Ask questions, share information, and enjoy the sense of community that comes from being among like-minded people.
Many new-start house sitters begin their journey here, and you'll get lots of support and encouragement.
You'll make some great new friends too.
About The Course Teachers, Vanessa Anderson & Ian Usher
Vanessa and Ian met in 2013, and connected over their love of travel. Later that year Vanessa travelled to Panama to join Ian in his off-grid island home.
Within a year they had both sold verything they owned and set off together on a global adventure. After 6 months touring the USA in an RV the funds were running low, so they headed to China to teach English for a year.
At the end of 2015 they arrived in Australia to begin their life as permanent global travellers, a lifestyle supported in part by becoming full-time house sitters.
Bypass years of trial and error and shortcut the whole process
OK, so you might be thinking, house sitting can't be that difficult, but to be a credible, sought after sitter, you do need to understand best practices. And as house sitting becomes more popular as a travel option, you need to develop some strategies to get ahead of the growing competition.
There are many potential pitfalls. You could do as we did, and spend a couple of years learning through trial and error. Or you could spend days, weeks, or even months, trawling the internet for relevant information. There's plenty of it online, but it's hard to separate the good advice from the bad - much of it can be very misleading.
When we started out, house sitting was still a relatively new concept, with less people applying for house sits. Now attractive sits can have anything up to 100 applications, especially in popular locations. If we were beginning now, we'd find it much harder to get started successfully.
And that's exactly why we've put this video course together, so you can short cut all that research. We want to put you on a fast-track to understanding the best techniques for getting house sits that meet your expectations, right from the start.
So, you'll see all sorts of numbers across different blogs about the amount of money you can save by house sitting. It is not uncommon for people to talk about savings of $15,000 per year, often much more. And yes, it's true, you will save lots of money. We reckon over 4 years we've saved around $60,000 in accommodation costs.
True. House sitting can save you A LOT of money. But to be honest, that is not why we house sit. House sitting is so rewarding in itself. We love meeting the people, and looking after the pets. For us house sitting provides so much more than free accommodation. It allows us to live an incredible life of freedom.
Allow us to show you how...
COMPLETE "BECOME A HOUSE SITTING PRO" VIDEO COURSE
including all bonus materials
100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 30-Days
With many happy customers regularly taking this course we're confident you will be satisfied with the results you will achieve, and the skills you will learn.
However, if for any reason you're not entirely happy with the course, just send us an email within 30 days of purchase, and we'll give you a no-questions refund of the full price.
A note from Vanessa and Ian
For many people the idea of becoming a house sitter seems completely overwhelming. We are very proud of this course, and know that if you follow the step-by-step videos you'll wonder why you ever worried in the first place.
We hope you’ll sign up and join others who have created their own dream lifestyles based around house sitting.
You won't regret it, we promise.
Special offer! Enroll now and get a 50% discount !