We know you got questions, see answers below.
Why barter or trade services?
Trading services is a simple way to get the professional work that you need for your business while expanding your own network of collaborators. Bartering saves you money and allows you to support other entrepreneurs doing work you admire. Oh, and bonus? You’ll end up working alongside some very cool women!
How do I find someone to work with?
It’s super simple. Join the community here. Then, head over to our Member Directory to search for help by looking for specific services, or click through our Member Profiles to see who’s in the community and to connect with likeminded women who are into the same things that you love.
How do I update my profile?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any profile changes. We gotcha covered, babe.
How do you know if the members are good at what they do?
We pride ourselves in selecting the best of the best in the industry. Our application process helps us decide who’s a good fit for Barter & Be—we only accept women who we’d like to work with, who are professionals in their respective fields and have specific qualifications.
What’s the best way to start a conversation around working together?
Send a friendly email! Honestly, we’ve found it’s best to work with people who you’re genuinely friends with. Once you find someone you’re interested in working with, we recommend grabbing a coffee or hopping on a phone call to connect and learn more about each other. If you’re digging each other’s vibe and interested in the same things, you’ll likely work well together!
I’m worried that the trade won’t be of equal value—how can I make sure I get what I need?
Once you decide to barter services, it’s important that both parties are extremely clear their needs and expectations. We want everyone to have the most positive, beneficial experience possible—so a healthy line of communication is necessary! We’ve found that trading for a monetary value or specific number of hours of work is helpful.
What happens if our trade falls through?
Email us, we’ll work together to rectify the situation. We are a directory of like minded female entrepreneurs, and we hope that everyone who has been chosen to be featured on our website all share similar ethical values to providing each other the best possible representation of your work.
Is there a way to search based on skills, location, astrological sign, etc?
You can search for specific skill sets under the Search by Category section. We appreciate your patience as we continue to update and improve our website for members; in the very near future, we’ll have search location capabilities, special login pages for members, and an algorithm that matches members based on mutual contacts.