FAQ

How it works?

How exactly do I swap skills?

Find a skill you need? Simply message the collaborator, and take it from there. Easy peasy. You can use our secure barter contract to talk over the details - then when you're ready, you just need to click 'agree'.

How do I get paid?

Go to your ‘Profile’>’Payment Settings’ and follow the instructions. Your account should be set up in no time! BAM! Now you’re ready to make mon-ays! In order to take a payment you’ll need to first message each other, then send the collaborator a payment request for the amount you agreed upon. How exactly do I buy a skill? Message the collaborator. They have either specified a price, or it’s negotiable. Once you have agreed on the terms and a price, the collaborator will send you a payment request. You simply put in your card details and you can sit back and we will handle the rest.

How exactly do I buy a skill?

Message the collaborator. They have either specified a price, or it’s negotiable. Once you have agreed on the terms and a price, the collaborator will send you a payment request. You simply put in your card details and you can sit back and we will handle the rest.

How do I make my profile ahhhh-mazing?

There is no magic formula! But, the fact that you’re already on Sharehive says a lot about you! (aka, you’re clearly a good human.)

How do I use the barter contract?

Very simple and straightforward! In the message function you can setup and send a barter contract. We suggest that you agree on the basics first in the message function, then fill out the contract. Be specific - what are you offering and what are you getting in return? Then chose, a deadline - a date when you both should have completed the skill exchange. A lot of the times you have to send the contract back and forth between each other in order to agree. This is perfectly normal!

Do we have to swap skills at the same time?

Not at all. Actually, many of our collaborators arrange non-simultaneous skill swaps, where you might compleye your skill in a week, meanwhile the other person might to do it next month. Use the “barter contract” to specify the terms, so there will be no misunderstandings. Another alternative to a direct skill swap is to pay for the skill, which is perfect when you can't match your skills for an exchange. .

How do collaborators contact each other about skill swap?

Collaborators contact each other about skill swaps through the secure messaging system within the Sharehive marketplace. You will also receive an email to your own email address to notify you each time you receive a new message. Be nice and respond to all skill swaps requests and messages, even if the skill swap is not of interest to you. Be honest, we all know the feeling of being ghosted. :( Feel free to connect on other platforms to discuss the skill swap in more details! Skype is always good if you’re not in the same country!

Can I list more than one skill?

Yes, the more the merrier! Go to ‘Profile’ and ‘Add Offered Skill’. You can add as many as you like. Make sure to always be specific in your skill description.

How do I manage my skills?

Go to your 'Profile’', press your skill and in the top right corner press 'Edit'.

The Basic

How do I get started?

Apply! Apply to become a member. Why? We want to make sure we get the right people on board. It’s not about being exclusive - it’s about keeping Sharehive a safe and loving community. Get Started Once you have registered you will automatically get direct to 'Explore' feel free to take a look around. To set up your profile got to 'Profile' scroll down to 'Edit Profile' and tell us a little bit about yourself + upload a photo. The add skills, go back to 'Profile' and navigate to 'Add Offered Skill' and add your skills make sure that you add each one of your skill separately. For example if you are photographer and graphic designer add them as two separate skills rather than one, otherwise it can be hard to find and get paid for your skills. To 'Add an offered skill' simply fill out the title of your skill - try and avoid words like amazing - we know you are otherwise you wouldn't be on the platform :) Add a description, choose if you are OK to barter this skill and Hourly Rate, you can always put negotiable, add keywords it makes it easier to find you and finally add a photo, upload your own or use our gallery. Explore & Search Found some skills you like? Check out the collaborator and get started! Barter, Get Paid or Buy Skills Message other collaborators to agree on the details and get skill swapping. You can do a direct skill swap, or simply pay for the service.

Is it free to use Sharehive?

Yes, it’s is free to set up a profile, swap skills and connect with other girl bosses! When paying for a skill we take a small transaction fee from the collaborator that is purchasing the the skills, just like other freelance marketplaces.

Safety & Security

How do I keep my profile safe?

Your email address will not be made visible anywhere on the website. If you choose to share your website and social media channels, only other collaborators will be able to view them. To protect your privacy, collaborators cannot see your full name when contacting you about a home exchange, unless you choose otherwise

How do reviews work?

After any skill exchange is completed you can review the collaborator. Simply go to the their profile and scroll to the bottom where you press ‘Review’. Reviews are given on a 5 star system, along with a comments section where you can let other collaborators know about your experience. These reviews will be posted on your collaborators profile.