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Better Offer Posting, Free Pointers

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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.

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

Reviews of Kimberly


Melvin received Help with Ideas to live by from Kimberly
Jun 15, 2017
Thank you!
Richard received session of Post-Apocalyptic Skills Assessment from Kimberly
Apr 25, 2017
Does exactly what is stated in deals. Very informative and helpful.
Ariane provided Help with Answer me this: Cosplay for Kimberly
Apr 25, 2017
Fun and easy deal, thank you Kimberly!
Benjamin provided Help with Your Spirituality for Kimberly
Feb 24, 2017
She has an intriguing perspective on how people work, and has quite the interest in how people understand the universe.
Lori provided package of How to Feed a Family on $400 for Kimberly
Feb 16, 2017
Kimberly was great. She asked some good questions, so I was able to help her easily.
Joshua provided Help with Your Spirituality for Kimberly
Feb 16, 2017
Kimberly replies very quickly
Darcy provided Help with Your Spirituality for Kimberly
Feb 16, 2017
Rocketsauce!
Nico provided Help with Your Spirituality for Kimberly
Feb 16, 2017
Good listener and helpful in bringing clarity, even if it wasn't necessarily something she was aiming for directly. Would talk to again.
Jessica received session of Post-Apocalyptic Skills Assessment from Kimberly
Feb 06, 2017
Kimberly was very easy to talk to and seems to know a lot about homesteading/living off the grid and pointed me in the right direction by providing re...sources for learning. show more
Christopher provided Help with If a Newbi Wants to Reach Me for Kimberly
Feb 06, 2017
Alright!


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