First, select a recent profile photo that clearly shows your face (try to pick one without sunglasses). Then be sure to upload five to ten photos that showcase to owners how you interact with dogs. The more photos you have, the better potential clients can get a picture of who you are!
Before you get any reviews, testimonials act as character references so owners can learn more about how you care for dogs. Testimonials can be from past clients, friends, or family members--anyone who can attest to your responsibility and experience with dogs! Getting three or more testimonials will help you stand out in search.
Sitter Success Quiz
The Sitter Success quiz is a great way to showcase your dog knowledge and once it’s complete you get a badge to display on your profile! Badges indicate to owners that you’ve gone above and beyond. Take the quiz here.
Adjust Your Preferences
To ensure that you attract the kind of clients you want, be sure to adjust your preferences (check out the dog preferences tab). There, you can select what characteristics you would like your dog clients to have like their age, size, whether they are spayed or neutered, and more. By selecting all of the preferences that apply to you, you’ll show up in relevant searches and meet more clients.
Update Calendar Daily
You want to accurately display your availability, and it’s easy to do with your Rover calendar. Update your calendar daily to let owners know if you’re available to sit their pet. If you’re aware of your availability for the next two weeks and you’d like your profile to be highlighted in search take a look at your Rover Dashboard. At the top of the page, there’s a box that says “Your Availability for the next 2 weeks”, it’s an easy way to confirm your availability and have more owners take a look at your profile!
When owners reach out to you, the best way to stay high in search results is to respond quickly. Even if you can’t accommodate a booking, letting an owner know right away keeps your standing high.
Sometimes it’s hard to start out, but by following these tips, you’ll be meeting clients in no time!