Do’s & Don’ts of posting a service

A common question we get asked is, “what exactly makes some Simbi services more successful than others?” To follow up, we decided to create some guidelines to help ensure your symbiotic success. 


1. DO get specific in your service title

Your title should describe your service like a “micro-job” you will perform. If you’re a professional chef, don’t list your skill (“cooking”) as a service, but rather think of a specific service you’d enjoy providing given your skills, like “Grill veggies at your party!” for example. Services with specifics always take the cake on Simbi.

✖ DON’T

Use your skill/talent as your service title.

Don't use your skill/talent as your service title

✔ DO

Fully describe your service in the title.

Fully describe your service in the title

 

2. DON’T combine multiple services into one

Most people have a lot to offer (often more than they think!) but nothing lowers your hit rate more than combining all your talents into a big soupy mess of a service. People don’t search for “Gardening/Yoga/Organizing” — they search for “Bonsai help.” If you know about bonsais — make service about bonsai care, and if you know about Yoga, list that as a separate service, too. Each service deserves love. If you don’t put love into your Simbi services, you’ll end up missing out.

✖ DON’T

List more than one service in your title.

Dont list more than one service in the title

✔ DO

Describe one, concrete service in your title.

Describe one, concrete service in your title

 

3. DO list your qualifications (honestly)

Members who list their qualifications get 3x more inquiries. The actual quality of degrees/certifications actually matters less than being honest. People calling themselves “Amateur”  photographers, editor, artists, etc., get just as many inquiries as those that are top-notch professionals.

✖ DON’T

Leave your qualifications blank or vague.

“Musician”

✔ DO

Be honest with your qualifications.

“I am entirely self-taught. Recently I began offering massages as a service. My intuitions about pain, relief, and the body come from years of personal experience with massage & chronic illness.”

 

4. DON’T price too high

We recommend starting low. If you get more hits than you can handle, then you can consider upping the price to lower the demand of your service. Starting off with high prices can be dangerous. The average member on Simbi has about 70 simbi in their account. Price too high and it could take a while before someone contacts you.

✖ DON’T

Set an unreasonably high price.

DON’T set an unreasonably high price

✔ DO

Start off with a low, attractive price.

DO start off with a low, attractive price

 

5. DO offer a service you’ll enjoy providing

Giving or receiving — whatever your main motivation to join Simbi was, it’s always important to offer something that will brighten your day as much as the receiver’s. Simbi services shouldn’t feel like a job — unless you love your job, that is, then make it your job.

✖ DON’T

Offer a service you won’t enjoy providing.

Dont offer a service you won’t enjoy providing

✔ DO

Offer something that will brighten your day as much as the receiver’s.

Offer something that will brighten your day as much as the receiver’s

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