Since the beginning of time, people exchanged goods and services in lieu of using money. Through this bartering program, we can exchange goods and services without the need for cash. Especially during COVIDian times, people may be low on cash but very often produce value with their limited time on Earth. The goods and services we all produce are the currency, and bartering allows us to trade without the need for monetary transactions.
Why You Should Barter
Don’t spend your time doing things you don’t enjoy, trying to learn everything in the world, or doing things that are outside your zone of genius. Instead, stick to what you like doing and do more of that in exchange for someone else doing the thing you don’t know about or don’t enjoy.
When we barter, the most valuable currency is our own time.
It doesn’t matter how much you love your business, if you don’t have enough money to hire someone, you don’t have enough money to hire someone. And that’s totally fine. Even if you do have money, you may have it earmarked for something else, and that’s fine too!
The beauty of the internet is that you can learn how to do anything. The danger of the internet is that you can learn how to do anything, and you feel like everyone can do it better than you. Even though that’s not necessarily true, it can be stressful looking at an endless to-do (or to-learn) list or spending hundreds of hours on something that still doesn’t work outright.
Being available for bartering means you get the chance to network with and create relationships with a lot of awesome people. Sometimes these are people you may never have come across otherwise because they work in a different industry or circle.
My Vision of Bartering
Politics, social instability, the impending collapse of civilization, climate change, and COVID seem to be destroying the global economy. We have all witnessed immense changes to our way of life within the past few years. Insurmountable amounts of people seek alternative means to survive. What better way to help each other out than to trade the invaluable limited time we have in this world.
Anything is barter-able. Tangible or intangible, crafts or knowledge, music or video production, yoga lessons or life mentoring, any kind of consulting or school tutoring. Plants you have grown, produce you harvested, the food you made. It’s all on the table.
What I Can Offer
I have been in the digital marketing industry for almost 8 years, focusing heavily on SEO (search engine optimization). SEO is one form of digital marketing that helps businesses get found via search engines (Google, Amazon, Etsy, Youtube, etc) by increasing their presence on the web without having to pay for visibility. The traffic is earned! I have also picked up a lot of skills and knowledge in digital marketing and web development.
- SEO strategy consultation + implementation
- Digital marketing strategy consultation
- Website design, development, maintenance, optimization
- Graphic design (logo, branding, illustrations)
- English/Spanish translation, proofreading
- Starting your own business/store
All of the above can be done in person and/or virtually.
What Can You offer?
Humans are incredibly creative and passionate about a myriad of opportunities. Let me know what you can offer, and if you’re interested in anything I can offer, we can work something out! To give you an idea, these are the type of products/services I am always on the lookout for:
- Dog sitting/walking, training, boarding
- Plants (real/artificial)
- Outdoor decor/furniture
- Interior design
- Car detailing
- General contractor/handyperson
- Art (especially wall art, dark/gothic)
- Tattoo, tattoo design
- Coaching, mentoring
- Haircuts, hair coloring
Your time is the currency, so it really depends on our society’s standardized form of pricing time & skills. For the sake of simplicity, here is one example: If you offer consulting services for $100/hr and someone makes custom earrings worth $100, that’s a 1 to 1 value.
Nope! There are no charges or fees for bartering. I want to connect with friends and individuals from all walks of life to trade value for value, in whatever shape or form.
Once you fill out the form below, I will reach out to you to let you know what I can offer. If there is a match in interest and value, a barter will take place!
Please fill out the form below. Include details about what products or services you offer and what you are interested in receiving as forms of payment. Don’t be shy! Please share any relevant info: