If you have been on twitter in the past 24 hours, you probably know of ServiceSwap. If not, you have some catching up to do. ServiceSwap, simply put, is the exchange of services in a trade by barter fashion where service needed is exchanged for service offered. Here are 7 tips that make ServiceSwap cool:
The concept is very easy to use! The concept of trade by barter is one of the oldest concepts known to man. How then does one take this archaic concept and make it acceptable and convenient for teenagers and social media enthusiasts in the 21st century? Simple, tweak it! This means if you have something to offer, we can exchange it with what I have to offer. Simple! Your business can reach a smarter audience ServiceSwap is an idea birthed by Ized Uanikheki, who had been trying quite unsuccessfully to launch the idea on facebook. You see, social media is a tricky thing. Just when she wanted to dump the idea, she decided to try twitter and the smarter audience identified gold and ran with it.
Business Exposure Get your business exposed to millions of twitter users as your business ideas and company profile gets series and series of re-tweets all for free.
Save money on advertising
In this economy where advertisers pay through their noses, having your business showcased to the world without paying a dime is a smart choice.
Nothing grows a startup or an SME than individuals or big brands endorsing you. With a whole range of businesses on the Service Swap train, you can share your business platform with the business savvy community on twitter and exchange services without actually paying for it.
Display your business model Don’t you just love your business being in the thick of things; getting verified clients and taking care of advertising and marketing from the comfort of your home? All achieved through pressing a few buttons on your smart phone? If this isn’t cool, I don’t know what is!
Manage logistics for a reasonable fee Let’s say you have a service you want executed –say content development but you basically don’t have the money to pay a creative person for this service BUT you have video editing skills. All you need to do is look for a content developer who needs to be taught video editing and viola! – Both of you exchange services. No hassles! No inconveniences!
In summary, ServiceSwap is getting a service you need in exchange for a service you can offer in a large community. It is not just about advertising. It is also about trading.