Among the most common questions we hear from our members is, “How do I make my service stand out?” As it turns out, there are a few key things that make a big difference in your Simbi desirability. Behold, the following 5 steps…
Step 1: Be human
Simbi is about people, first and foremost. In your service and profile, show your humanity. We want to know what moves you, what makes you tick, and why you do what you do.
- Tell us the why behind your work — what do you love about doing what you do?
- Tell us a bit of your story — how did you get here? Don’t let the internet steal your personality.
Step 2: Bring the experience to life
What magical (or just highly practical) experience can you deliver? Simbi was made for people who take deep pride in their work. When offering a new service, do your best to describe what the receiver will experience — what can they expect? How will the process go? What are the exact outcomes and deliverables?
- Describe the experience and deliverables from the perspective of the receiver.
- Provide examples of how your service has helped others in the past.
- Include a quote from a former customer describing their experience with you.
Step 3: Would YOU trust you?
Think of trust as the wind in your Simbi sails. When offering your service and creating your profile, look at yourself through the eyes of a stranger. Have you given them what they need to trust your skills, your experience, your reliability, your professionalism?
- Collect at least 3 recommendations (you earn 10 simbi for each).
- Include links to your website, Yelp profile, or LinkedIn.
- List your years of experience, education, trainings, qualifications, or achievements.
Step 4: Don’t forget the pretty
Newsflash: humans are visual creatures. Appeal to your fellow members by showing them who you are and what you can do. A few quality photos go a long way to making you and your work look polished, professional, and trustworthy.
- Upload at least 3 photos, ideally 5. Make the best one the cover photo.
- Make sure that your profile picture shows your face clearly.
- If you don’t have any professional photos of your work, you can find some online while you avail yourself of one of our wonderful Simbi photographers!
Step 5: Price too high? No one will bite.
Most people start out on Simbi with about 100 simbi to their name, and the average member has about 85 simbi in their account. So if you price your service too high, no one will be able to afford it! Make sure to name a fair, attractive price that will not send other members running away.
- If your service is indeed a costly and high-quality service, we recommend chunking & packaging it into smaller parts than can fit into people’s budgets.
- Start with a low price, and gradually increase it as you gauge the popularity of your service.
- Base your service price based on what other members are charging for similar offerings.
Feel free to check out our guide on pricing your service for more detailed guidelines.
If you follow these steps to an irresistible service, symbiosis will be right around the corner!
Cheering for you,
The Simbi Team