The Art of Bartering
Feng Shui is a SERVICE. So is Home Staging, Home Inspections and many other professions that are Real Estate Related.
For any of us that have begun a journey in what feels like "jumping off a cliff" and quitting our Corporate 9-5 jobs to follow our passions, we can ALL trade stories about the difficult times we've had in the past and may be experiencing now.
I kept thinking about Bartering for goods or services. There are still so many things I need for my home (and things to give away), there are updates I need done on my blogs (which being terribly "untechy" in life I am afraid to TOUCH), I have been thinking about offering MY services to someone in exchange for something THEY can do that I may need.
Sounds good in theory, right? I wondered where to start....Craigslist? No, some of the people on that site don't seem to be trustworthy. Flyers won't work....
As I was trying to formulate an idea that WOULD work, I received an email. It is from the publisher of of a new, local Long Island "high end" magazine sent directly to Builders, Realtors, Interior Designers---and, apparently one Feng Shui Consultant.
It is due to go live in just a few weeks online and one of the people that works there has just begun to think about renovations on her new on Long Island. She doesn't want to begin until she's had a Feng Shui Consultation and when I returned her call and we spoke, it was a "done deal."
Apparently we had been thinking alike. Bartering. She wondered if in exchange for a Feng Shui Consultation would I like a full page ARTICLE in the new magazine.
I didn't have to think twice. The exposure is wonderful for my business.
I also wasn't really surprised that this presented itself to me before I'd even had a chance to ACT on my idea. Connecting with the Energy of someone who had the same thoughts is NOT an unusual thing in this lovely business of Feng Shui!
What do YOU have to offer? It just might take you into a wonderful new area of opportunities.
*Carole Provenzale has been a Certified Feng Shui Consultant since 1997 and along with Laura Cerrano are the Founders of Feng Shui Long Island & New York providing Feng Shui Consultations for all of New York City, Queens, Long Island and Online/Phone Consultations for those at a distance for homes, offices, businesses, corporations, renovations, and new construction.