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Who can we trade our services with?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Magician, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. The Magician

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    So we've all got a pretty in demand set of skills, which means we can provide tremendous value to local businesses at a very low cost to ourselves. I've always been big on bartering, I just like the fundamental principle of it and have set myself a goal of trying to barter more in my everyday life.

    That got me thinking, what are some interesting businesses we could barter with, using our skills in online marketing as leverage? Of course you have the normal business services, lawyer and accountants, that you can barter with. But even personal services like hair stylists, personal chefs, house cleaners, masseuses, and restaurants could be open to trading with you.

    What are some other businesses that we could trade with? Either services you need, or just things that make your life better (like free massages in exchange for running their social media).
     
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    I offer services to some local companies in my area, they do things for me. My lawnmower broke the other day and I got it fixed in exchange for some work on their website, it does work.
     
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    You could totally get most house services (lawn care and pool maintenance for example) via bartering, but seeing as I live in an apartment I don't really need them.

    The problem I see is their being an imbalance in the trade value. To run the social media accounts for a small businesses, I normally charge $500 a month minimum, so I have to be getting back that value for it to really make sense. That's pretty easy for more expensive things like massages, but I doubt I could spend $500 a month on manicures for example. Maybe I should ask for some gift certificates so I can give them to friends and prospective clients.