I am an advocate of barter (swapping services) so if you have a skill, talent or business that I can use then I am happy to exchange massage or massage tuition for what you can offer. Listed below are the services that I am particularly interested in. All exchanges are valued at the normal face value so whatever you normally charge you will get the same in value with the swap.

For example, if you run a restaurant, a carpet cleaning service or you are some type of consultant or therapist then you would book your appointment in the usual way but when it came to payment we would agree on a full or part exchange based on the usual value of one another’s services.

1st example

Cost of a 90-minute massage = £185

Cost of carpets being cleaned = £95

Balance to pay for massage in cash would be £80.

2nd example

Cost of 90-minute massage = £185

A bookkeeper charging a £40 hourly rate.

Massage would be given in exchange for 4.5 hours of bookkeeping work.

Terms of exchange arrangement 

Some services qualify for full barter exchange and some for 50/50 barter/cash.

The arrangement can be made for a single appointment or a series of three appointments, workshops, mentoring sessions or events. Longer arrangements can also be considered but this depends on the service being offered.

Skills & services considered for full barter:

  • SEO Services
  • Legal Advice
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • PR Services
  • Accountancy
  • Bookkeeping
  • Data Processing
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Travel & Holidays
  • Spa & Leisure
  • Theatre & Cinema
  • Club Membership
  • Artwork
  • Photography
  • Video Making
  • Some Therapies
  • Journalism (seeking a writer for biography)

Skills & services considered for the 50/50 arrangement

  • Copy Writing
  • Editing
  • Web Design

To book an appointment/workshop on the barter system, please write to me explaining what you have to offer and I will get back to you with my thoughts.[Contact Colin]