A lot of us might be running short on cash but still have a lot of needs and wants! Barter can be the best solution; we can trade what we have for what someone else has. It’s a win-win situation, very simple, and it works like this:
1- Make a list of your skills, anything you can do well. Are you a French native speaker? How much do you love babysitting? Are you a handyman? How about teaching piano lessons?
2- Now make another list of services you would have to pay for. You need help with your garden; you’ve always wanted to learn how to cook; a personal trainer would be awesome!
Now that you know what you can offer and what you would like to get in return, talk to your friends about bartering. Maybe someone who you already know can offer exactly what you need.
I’ve just bartered my professional organizing services for graphic design lessons. I’m very happy about it; hopefully soon enough I’ll be creating my own holiday cards. 🙂
If you don’t know anyone who can help you, just advertise your skills and search for services online. Check out some bartering websites: