My original thread on Barter Exchanges has served it’s purpose, but is now too long and messy to use (I think.) It was an idea around this time last year and now it’s finally taken real shape.
It now has it’s first real listing (for translation services.) Mine will be real too, but it was mostly a test.
Here’s the idea in a nut shell. You (the guy teaching piano lessons) want a website. I build websites, but want guitar lessons. The guy that teaches guitar lessons, now wants to move on to piano.
Money could exchange hands to make the three get what they want, but that money will most likely be the product of teaching English (or whatever,) not produced doing the work you love (guitar, piano, and geekery.)
Using the LETS allows all three people to trade services between each other.
So… You could get a website (or any other service listed on the LETS) paid for by something you love doing (scuba diving, guitar, paiting, soccer, Jujitsu, Judo, cooking, Thai Boxing, etc.) instead of paid for from the thing you (probably) do not like doing so much (teaching English, technical writing, putting up with SHITE at The Office*, etc.)
Register here: lets-taiwan.org/
If you have any problems with registration, posting an ad or anything, I’d be happy to answer them in this thread.
If you’re still skeptical of barter exchanges, that’s cool. I’d rather answer those questions back at the long messy thread.
It’s in a testing phase of sorts, but everything is working 100%.
*I’ve never seen The Office.