Hi there Lucha54
House sitting can be a lovely way to travel and still have pets in your life. I’d recommend it to anyone who loves animals and is happy to give some of their day to their care.
I highly recommend you get some references - such as previous/current employers, people you’ve rented a home from, and general character references. Also, if you have friends/family whose pets you’ve cared for then maybe they can provide a reference too. If you don’t have any recent experience, and depending on where you live, you can get a bit of experience and some references by doing some dog walking/care (eg for a local shelter/rescue place or a service like Borrow my doggy). All this helps with getting your first few sits and then after that, your chances increase. Some websites suggest doing a video (we haven’t) but a well-worded profile, some photos of you with pets, and references are all very helpful. Some owners may prefer people who’ve had police checks too, but we’ve not needed them.
There are many websites that give more tips about how to get in to house sitting, write a good profile or resolve problems if you face any while caring for the pet/home. Some of the house sitting websites offer a few tips/FAQs, there are bloggers who’ve written about it (google it) or you can join a Facebook forum such as House Sitting World to read about tips people have posted. I’ve just covered a few basics here but hopefully that will help.