Frequently Asked Questions

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Who should join Simbi?

Anyone willing to provide a useful skill or service is welcome on Simbi. You could provide a service that you currently do for a living, or something you do as a hobby. In other words, you just have to be good at it. You don’t have to have a PhD in developmental psychology to babysit, but we do expect you to have experience handling children.

What type of services are on Simbi?

No service, skill, or position is too small to be on Simbi. Whether you choose to provide marketing consulting, web design, or lawn mowing is up to you, but we’ll hold you to the same standards as we do anyone else. In short, you can offer any service you want so long as members are happy with what they get.

What’s the difference between Simbi & simbi?

When capitalized, Simbi refers to as a community and a platform. When written all in lowercase, simbi are internal credits that act as currency on our site.

What’s the benefit of having a currency?

Earning simbi gives you the freedom to work with anyone in the community, on your own schedule. Most of us would rather earn simbi now so we can find a service we want later.

Can I convert my simbi to dollars?

No—simbi cannot be bought or sold with any other currency, and exist solely within Simbi.

How can I earn more simbi?

You can earn simbi by performing services for other members, and by completing actions that improve the experience of the entire community. For more ways to earn, visit

Is Simbi free to join?

Simbi isn’t just free to join, it’s a completely cashless marketplace. The Symbiotic Economy was designed for exchanging skills and services without having to spend cash. So keep your money—it’s no good here.

What roles are in high-demand?

  • Wellness professionals
  • Fitness instructors
  • Designers & illustrators
  • Photographers
  • Handymen/women
  • Web developers
  • Videographers
  • Business consultants
  • Writers & editors
  • Physical therapists
  • Craftspeople & artisans

All skills and services are welcome on Simbi, if you don't see your role listed above—even better. Most people don’t know what they want until they see it.



We'll ask you for the following:
  1. To verify your ID using a social media profile
  2. To offer a service to the community
  3. To provide your contact information

Tips & Articles

Getting started

Still a bit apprehensive about getting started? Learn the best practices from our most successful members.

Ways to earn simbi

Yes, you can provide your service in exchange for simbi, but what are the other ways to earn? Here’s the full list.

Posting a great service

Want your service to get more attention? Follow these four steps to an irresistible Simbi service.

Delivering your first service

About to receive or provide your first Simbi service? Read up on what makes a good symbiotic experience.

The benefits of earning simbi

Still don’t understand why anyone would rather earn simbi instead of directly exchanging services? Here’s why.

Badges, and how to unlock them

Looking to get some Simbi bling? Here’s a list of badges you can earn to make your services shine and stand out.

Pricing your service

Pricing your service isn’t easy the first time around. Here’s a quick 3-part guide to help.

The DO’s and DON’Ts of Services

Get to know exactly what makes some of our members more successful than others.

Skill Quiz

Can’t figure out what else you can offer the community? Discover your not-so-hidden talents with our Skill Quiz.

How to help Simbi grow

Need more local members in your area? Follow this guide for ways to spread the word about the Simbi community.

Grow Your Group in 6 Steps

Interested in building out your own sharing economy? Read about how you can make your Group membership soar.

Get to the top of search results

Find out which symbiotic qualities our search algorithm favors when displaying search results.

Simbi web widgets

Use these widgets on your personal site or blog to let others know you trade on Simbi.

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