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101 Tips for Telecommuters—Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family by Debra A. Dinnocenzo

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79. Bartering for Best Results

Bartering, or the exchange of services, is generally a lost art and not one that most telecommuters consider in accessing services for a reasonable investment. But if your funds are limited, you have valuable skills to exchange, and your network of associates and suppliers is extensive, bartering may be a reasonable alternative for you. Let's say you're a marketing specialist who needs the services of a local printer, a computer consultant, and mail house. Each of these businesses may very well need the services of a marketing specialist, creating an opportunity for the cash-free exchange of services through bartering.

Before entering into a bartering arrangement, determine the fair market value for your skills ...

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