A new alternative to online auction sites is currently growing in popularity, and there are a few unique advantages that may present themselves to new graduates, professionals who are temporarily between jobs and other unemployed people in various situations. What we’re talking about are websites that puts a modern spin on the classic barter exchange system – exchanging goods and services by users as a service in specialised websites.
The concept is that you can register on a site and list something you’re willing to trade. Instead of cash, you can either opt to part with goods that you no longer need, or perhaps unwanted presents that you can’t find a home for. Alternatively, you can offer your professional services to people who may need them, whether it’s something you have done as a career (or plan to in future) or just straightforward tasks that take up time. Whatever you choose to offer, you’re putting something out there that has value to someone else – ideally more value than it holds for you. (more…)