The following is a story written by Whitney Brown, a member based in Corpus Christi, TX. Whitney is passionate about teaching and serving others. She loves inspiring people and aims to be a mentor and life coach someday to help people reach their true potential.
I absolutely love Simbi! Recently, a friend and I were discussing how we could start a bartering market in our city but we weren’t sure where to start. We felt that money complicated things and we wanted people to share their talents freely with enthusiasm without the underlying issue of monetary gain. About 2 weeks later, while scrolling down my newsfeed on Facebook, I stumbled upon a suggested ad that one of my friends had liked. I went to investigate and I found exactly what I had been searching for!
So many people have skills and hobbies that they are really passionate about but rarely do they get the chance to offer and showcase them. Most work typical, 9-5 jobs and don’t have a chance to use their talents often. In my case, being a wife and mother of 4 children whom I homeschool, I have hobbies that I developed in order to have something for myself to do other than housework or with my kiddos. I had acquired many skills over the years and even had a little business at one point. I still enjoy making art and crafting but I rarely find reasons to use what I have learned because most people I know are only in need of my skills periodically.
Although I am new to Simbi, I have made some wonderful connections! I now have a use for my skills and it is so invigorating to help the artistic vision of others come to fruition!
One reason I enjoy using Simbi is because it has given me access to other artists and their work. I love bouncing ideas off of them and receiving feedback and advice. I have met some really awesome and unique people via Simbi that I wouldn’t have otherwise run into in my regular circles.
The variety of services and the amount of talent on Simbi is amazing! I really like that I can reach out to people from all over the world!
I also teach people about natural health and wellness as a living and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others. Simbi has opened a network of new people whom I can reach out to and that request my help versus having to seek people out myself. I have enjoyed helping people find solutions for their health issues and getting to know them as well.
I have been telling everyone I know about Simbi because what it represents is so important. I am doing my best to spread the word as I would love for this to be something that is mainstream. I would like to have access to local services in addition to the online services that I utilize most often.
Capitalism has made people greedy and many don’t take pride in their work. They just work to survive. Here on Simbi, you can feel the love! People are kind and genuinely want to help each other. People are offering a piece of their passion and it shows!
Simbi has given me the opportunity to connect with really cool people and a chance to share my knowledge. I am grateful that someone took the initiative to get this online bartering system running!
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