We do our best to balance the correct ratio of parents to sitters on Wyndy, but it’s not uncommon for a Wyndy to express interest in several jobs before getting booked. Many markets are highly competitive, so new sitters may need to express interest in multiple jobs and jobs that that may not be their first pick to get that first job.
If you’re having trouble booking jobs, here are our best tips:
- Be sure to completely fill out your Wyndy profile with as much information as you can. Make sure your profile picture is a head shot and just of you without obvious filters. Check out this article for profile tips!
- Keep a close eye on the job board and try to express interest as soon as you see a job you’d like. Keep in mind that last-minute jobs are being posted often, especially on the weekends, and those jobs are typically filled within one hour of being posted. Weekend jobs and daytime jobs are less competitive than jobs posted during the week, so the easiest way to get booked and meet a family is by working a job for them on the weekend.
- Make sure you've turned on your notifications for posted jobs! Also, make sure you watch for and respond to offers as soon as you can!
- Don't overlook those less than ideal jobs! The app won't allow double-bookings, so we suggest expressing interest in any job that fits your availability and skill set. Take a few jobs that aren't your first choice and get a great rating! Sitters with multiple completed jobs and good ratings are more likely to get offered their first choice of those high-paying sitting jobs!
After you get booked and rated 4 times, your rating will show up when parents view your profile, so the app should naturally do the work for great Wyndys. Sometimes booking the first few jobs is the hardest part! We’re seeing more parents joining and more jobs being posted every day, so keep expressing interest and hopefully you will get booked soon!