Yes — it’s true. Our newest feature really lets you create and build out your very own private trading network, with your very own a custom URL. What’s it called? Simbi Groups! Now we can all bring the power of skill sharing to youe real-life communities — whether it’s your apartment complex, workplace, neighborhood, crafters club, school, or PTA. Continue reading“Grow Your Groups in 6 Symbiotic Steps!”
Julie: “Help Your Neighbors and Grow Your Business”
The new 3D printed soap label inspired me to remake my soap packaging. Now my soaps look very professional!
Cely: “Exchange Possibilities Locally”
I see a future of continual exchanges and in the process, making friends and acquaintances.
The Next Simbi Thing Is Here: A New Inbox/Messenger
An inbox worthy of our amazing community.
Shannon: “Can life get any sweeter?”
In exchange for the simbi points, so far I […] got a card mailed to my mom, received a canned nectarine sauce, recruited 3 beard oil testers, received handcrafted dry shampoo…
Introducing: Embeddable Web Widgets
The Simbi community is dense with super talented freelancers, business owners, and individuals, many of whom have personal blogs or websites. Our members asked us for ways to share their Simbi presence externally, so in response to our members’ enthusiasm, we created Simbi web widgets — the perfect widget for those wanting to link their personal sites to their Simbi profile.
Simbi web widgets are images which link to your Simbi profile, that you can include in your website. Furthermore, we’ve created various widget sizes and styles to suit your needs — from 200 x 200 pixel square banners for your blog, to 60 x 60 pixel social icons for your footer.
How It Works
- To get started, go to www.simbi.com/widgets (make sure you are logged-in).
- Click on the widget style you’d like to use.
- Copy the embeddable HTML code, then paste it into your blog/website.
And guess what? You’ll earn 25 simbi for each member you recruit through these widgets, plus 25 more when they make their first deal. Using Simbi web widgets on your site can create many new opportunities for fruitful exchanges and friendships that enrich your life. So give it a try, and let us know what you think!
The Simbi Team
Announcing the Simbi Newsfeed
Stay up-to-date, discover exciting services, and get insight from people you trust.
Theresa: “The wave of the future”
No one is here to get rich. It is much more about the fair exchange of your time and talents for what you might want or need without having it cost you a large chunk of your paycheck.
Do’s & Don’ts of posting a service
Get to know exactly what makes some Simbi members more successful than others.
How to break the Newbi shell
Why does Simbi have a “Newbi” system? Simbi is built on trust and reputation. We are growing quickly, so we need a way to screen new members before they can access more established members of the community. This Newbi system not only helps to protect our experienced members, it also allows Newbis to “learn the ropes” and ensures that they have at least one review before gaining access to the entire community.
Want to break that Newbi shell? It’s actually quite easy to become an experienced member. Here are some pro tips to getting initiated quickly:
1. Make proposals to multiple Newbis at once
Start various conversations, make many proposals, and see who’s willing to accept your proposal. The more members you reach out to, the faster you’ll land a deal.
2. Offer more services
The more services you have, the higher the chance that another member will reach out to you. Keep in mind that services with specific titles, reasonable pricing, well-scoped descriptions, and honest qualifications get 3x more inquiries.
3. Post requests
Ask the community for help by posting a request! If anyone helps you with a request, you’ll become initiated. The Simbi community is a very kind and neighborly one, so there are plenty of members who are always on the lookout for requests they can help with.
4. Help with Community Requests
Check out our Community Requests page and see if there’s anything you can help with. Newbis can help with anyone’s request, experienced or not. Once you provide help, you’ll be initiated. What’s more, you’ll earn the shiny Helper badge for offering your helping hand.
5. Reach out to members who have favorited your services
If an experienced member favorites your service, you can make a deal with them. You can find them under the “You’ve Been Favorited” section in our Matching Game page. Don’t be shy, reach out, and let them know that you’re interested in making a deal!
Remember, any deal you make, no matter how small, unlocks every service available on Simbi. Getting your first deal is fun and easy, as well as a good learning experience. So go forth, start some conversations, and get that first deal!