“Bird-dogging” is an old salesman term that refers to paying a commission to your own customers when they refer business to you. I assume the term draws from the concept of a hunting dog pointing to a bird for you. I recently ran into a barter version of this that I thought was interesting. … Continue reading “Bird-dogging” with barter
The longer I’ve been bartering as a business strategy, the more I come to a conclusion that I don’t like: There are people who don’t understand barter, and they probably never will. They just don’t get it. It doesn’t matter how many times you explain it, what analogies you use, or how advantageous a particular… Continue reading People who just “don’t get” barter
Everyone loves to save money, especially students they need to save money for lots of things, so I think bartering and swapping goods and services is a great way to do just that. Acadia Barter is a free site created so you can post offers to barter goods and services. Other people (students) can view your… Continue reading Save money and resourse by sharing stuff with your frinds
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Bartering on craigslist may seem very simple to you, but I’m hoping that I might have a few pointers here for you that will improve your performance regardless of your experience. 1) Post in the barter section. It may seem counter-intuitive, but as it stands right now, Craigslist has a barter section, but it’s buried… Continue reading How to post on Craigslist to find barter partners
Let me start out by saying that this particular article is specifically for barter exchange members. If you don’t already belong to an exchange, I suggest you check it out. You can learn more about what barter exchanges are in my Barter Basics article. OK, with that bit of housekeeping out of the way, let’s… Continue reading Barter exchange “stealth mode”