I thought it would be fitting to talk a little about collaborations since I’m in the process of introducing a couple new guest columnists to the blog throughout the next few weeks! Remember when I talked about how blogging has been beneficial to my freelance business?? Well, collaboration has been huge, too.
Collaborations can be inspirational in so many ways, but here are two of the big benefits I’ve found that make teamwork extra successful in the end. First of all, you will be challenged creatively. When you work for yourself, it’s easy to get stuck in patterns or rely on one outlet as your source of inspiration. Collaborating, on the other hand, pushes you to be better, stronger, and try new things. Not only that, but you’ll learn how to think & work alongside someone else. Ultimately, you’ll grow as a creative!
And secondly, your network will expand. Technology is a beautiful thing ( that sounds cheesy, doesn’t it?? ) and the connections you can make nowadays are endless. By reaching out and working with someone else, you’re bound to meet new people along the way.
So how DO you go about collaborating with someone, then?? Well, the answer to that is a little more complicated, which is why I’ve decided to divide these posts up into two. Next week, I’ll not only be talking about how to approach someone else with an idea, but how to handle being approached yourself, too.