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How to Save Money by Bartering
Something people generally do not think about is that they can save money with bartering. By exchanging services with a friend or relative rather than paying a stranger or a business, both you and the person you are bartering with get something you need without spending as much, if any, money.
Think about what you have to Offer
What do you do for a living? What are your hobbies and other areas of expertise? For instance, if you are a web designer but aren’t that great with graphics, you could easily offer web design services in exchange for graphic work on the same project. The graphic designer gets work and exposure. You get work and exposure. It saves you money and puts the project in the hands of someone you can trust.
Think about What You Need
What services or products do you need? This will greatly affect who you can potentially barter with and how you can accomplish the barter. If you need work done on your house, you could offer your web design services to help the person who works on your home to get more business.
Depending on what you have to offer and what you need, you may find it harder to barter, but you can advertise in various places online and in person to help you get it done.