It’s been a big month at People Like Us.
It’s a month since Globes went live and it’s all been pretty smooth. That month has been our busiest ever!
There were over 2000 new exchange enquiries in the last month and over 7000 messages sent between members! By comparison, this time a year ago there were fewer than 100.
We registered with TrustPilot this month. Trust is so important. When new people are looking for a home exchange site, they need to see real independent reviews. We’ve already had lots of reviews from our members which you can see here: https://www.trustpilot.com/review/peoplelikeus.world
A lot of the updates this month have been small. Having spent about 10 weeks on Globes, I really wanted to churn through a few things quickly. A few things that are new this month: the number of seats in exchange cars, added carspaces to filters, added a cc email address so that people can copy partners on site emails. I’ve fixed a bunch of small bugs (some with Globes of course!) and it’s always good to see the back of them!
We also announced about our international meetup in Arlington USA in October next year and asked members with listings if they would like to come.
Right now I’m working on improving the trip builder. It was a bit broken with the exchange changes from last month and, as I started to use it for our own upcoming travel, I’ve realised that it’s missing a few essentials. There’ll be a new release over the weekend.
I’m also releasing a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section on the website. This has been a long time coming, but it’s going to have a bit of a difference.
You’re going to be able to add your own questions. And answers!
Looking forward, Kathy and I are travelling next month! And we’re going to get a chance to meet some PLU’s!
We’ll be in England, Belgium, the Netherlands and Paris. I’d love to meet if you’re around. I’ll announce some dates shortly.
As always, I’d love to hear from you if you have ideas for the site. If you hit the Help button on the site, it will come through to me.