Hey so I was wondering, how did you "approach" the families on AuPairWorld? Like, what did you say in your first message? I want to communicate but I have severe social anxiety so I always overthink everything (btw, you inspired me to try to become an au pair as well, I'm so happy that you can finally go to Germany)
my host family actually approached me first! theres an automated message so you dont actually have to write anything if you dont want to but it’s probably a good idea to add a personal touch to the message if it’s a family you’re really keen on becoming a part of. i replied asking if they would like to skype sometime and gave them my username and whatsapp number and we organised to skype 2 days later. we talked for almost an hour and they said they’d love to have me as a big sister for their 3 kids - and that was that!
as for your profile, it’s super important that you have at least a couple of pictures of yourself and that you briefly describe your family, hobbies, and your experience with children as well as why you want to become an au pair. it really helps if you write about yourself in german and then have the english translation underneath, not just because it’ll probably be easier for them to understand, but it also shows your interest in the language and the culture, which is something your potential host family will be looking for - i got almost 20 applications in just a couple of weeks because there are not a lot of native english speakers on there who already speak the language of the country they want to go to so a lot of people were very curious about how i learnt german and why.
i can post what i wrote in my profile as an example here if you think it might help you get an idea of what you should write :~)