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Better Offer Posting, Free Pointers

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5 simbi value - Virtual OK

From the top, the important things for putting together a good offer posting.

Looking through offers, I've started to see patterns in how I focus my attention. Sharing tips isn't a bad thing, as it will make the quality of interactions on the site go up.

0) Don't put yourself down. Admit that you're a novice, sure, but don't call your work crummy, poor, or any other negative thing your perfectionist brain wants you to admit to. You may only see those better than you in your field, but someone without the skill will appreciate what you can do if given the chance.

1) Only offer one type service per post. Posts along the lines of 'Singer, dog walker, epic specific advice' get lost in the shuffle real quick. Offering to share your passion for collecting vegan recipes and skill at meal planning go together, though.

2) Be specific with your heading. It's the only thing someone flipping through quickly will read. Be creative with it, if you can, but keep it short and professional.

3) Put the short version right at the top. Ten words or less, a summary and a hook. If it's a common offering, why you? If it's unusual, why bother? Again, creative if you can, but keep it professional.

4) Don't hand out information overload. The basics, your specialty, why it's useful or enriching. The post is an elevator pitch, so avoid drowning it in jargon. If they want what your selling, the specifics are best discussed and explained via messaging.

5) Answer your messages! Even if it is just to say that you're too busy this week to trade, don't leave people hanging and murder your reply rate. If that reply ℅ bar is down near zero, people won't want to waste their time reaching out. Chances are really good they'll find another close-enough offer quickly.

6) If you're letting Simbi pick your pictures, check on them. The algorithm isn't perfect, and sometimes it puts up something completely wrong for what you have on offer. Edit the post to delete the unsuitable picture, and reselect the let simbi choose option. It will likely fix the problem, but make sure to check on it again until you get one that leaves the right impression.

Training & Qualifications


My anxiety driven over analysis can make my life miserable sometimes. Other times, it spits out very useful observations. Today was a useful day.

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Nearly any time, via simbi mail.

Trading Preference: Pay it forward – pass on the good deed!

Reviews of Kimberly


Alicia received Package of Better Offer Posting, Free Pointers from Kimberly
Nov 29, 2016
Thanks for the strong advice ! I plan on putting it to good use .
Robyn received Help with How to Price Handmade Items from Kimberly
Nov 07, 2016
Fabulous help! I'm so grateful!
Shelby provided Help with Answer me this: Cosplay for Kimberly
Nov 03, 2016
Fun survey and interesting topic.
Lacey received Help with What do you love about yourself? from Kimberly
Oct 27, 2016
Thank you ;D
Allison provided Package of DIY Cloth Pads & Consultation for Kimberly
Oct 24, 2016
Lovely lady!!!!
Kristen provided Unit of How to feel your aura for Kimberly
Oct 24, 2016
A brief, but friendly interaction. :)
Reverend provided Help with Answer me this: Cosplay for Kimberly
Oct 23, 2016
Friendly intereaction and fun request!
KJ received Help with Ideas to improve Simbi from Kimberly
Oct 21, 2016
Another great experience with Kimberly! Thanks for the feedback.
Michael received Package of Bespoke Tailoring Consultation from Kimberly
Oct 21, 2016
Kimberly was quick to reply and very thorough in her explantation.
Robert received Package of Bespoke Tailoring Consultation from Kimberly
Oct 20, 2016
Very skilled!


Recommendations


Maya Johnson wrote a recommendation for Kimberly Lougee
Aug 02, 2016

Kim is an Awesome person, Good friend, Amazing crafter! She has made me crochet projects before and they get lots of compliments!

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About Kimberly Lougee

Crafter and creator, stuck at a status-quo job to pay the bills. Sewing, crochet, knitting, costume design, props, boff weapons, macrame, jewellery. Scene and short story Writing, character creation..., editing, poetry. Knowledgeable about beta fish, feline behavior, and a million other science based trivia. Excellent as a sounding board and source of logic to short out anxiety loops.show more

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