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Sitter Newsletter
October 2007
Coming soon: Sittercity Jobs on Facebook!

Facebook You already spend a decent chunk of time browsing Facebook, keeping up with (stalking) your friends – why not view Sittercity jobs on there too, so you can feel productive?

Sittercity is in the midst of developing a Facebook application that will pull the most recent sitting jobs from our site and display them directly on your profile. Talk about convenient!

Since you'll be able to set specific search parameters in the application (types of sitting jobs, number of jobs to display, etc.), you'll be the only person who can view the unique listings from your profile. Other Facebook users will see a Sittercity message about how they too can add the application and start making money from sitting. Be on the lookout for Sittercity's upcoming email alert to keep you posted.

Attention Petsitters: A Quick Way to Market Yourself Better Babysitting Petsitting

Which petsitter would you hire?

Your profile picture does a lot more than simply show your smiling face. It also gives potential clients an instant, visual idea about what services you provide – so what are your pictures saying about you?

If you've got a picture of yourself holding a baby, your profile is saying I'm a great babysitter... which would be fine, if you weren't trying to market yourself as a stellar PETsitter.

To land more petsitting jobs, click here to log in and switch out your profile picture with a Fido-friendly photo.

McSweeney's Internet Tendency

Relatively short and incredibly hilarious, McSweeney's Internet Tendency is a must-read website if you like snarky, intelligent humor from talented writers with slightly twisted grasps on reality.

And, really, who doesn't like that?

Here you can read short stories whose titles say it all, such as "How I Envisioned My Adult Workweek When I Was 6 Years Old" (I overslept. No time for breakfast. I'll just grab a hot dog at the ballpark. Actually, I'll have a hot dog here, too. One hot dog here, one at the ballpark. I'm a superstar pitcher for the Boston Red Sox…), and "Refreshingly Honest Crate and Barrel Catalogue Descriptions" (This sleeper is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day of writing catalog copy about furniture and trinkets that you probably can't afford.).

So the next time you find yourself with a little time to kill in between sitting jobs, head over to McSweeney's Internet Tendency, scroll through the archives and get ready to forward these gems to your equally interested (or bored) friends.