In high school chemistry, we learn about how electrons hate and repel each other yet they still end up pairing with each other as a last resort. Electrons are willing to swallow their pride and pair with another of their kind to build an “energetically-favorable” environment. If you’ve been doing solo freelancing for a while now, haven’t you thought about pairing up with another freelancer? Fortunately, strong feelings of hate (like electrons repelling each other!) isn’t required!
So why exactly should you think about collaborating with another freelancer? We list down the answers below.
You can finally compete with the BIG guys
If you’ve always wanted to work for certain clients but can’t seem to get past through the gates because of those big guys who often get the dibs on large projects, pairing up may just help you topple these giant competitors!
Say you’re a writer who has decided to collaborate with a freelance graphic designer. With this duo, you can market yourself as an infographic content specialist and ask your partner to take care of the infographic design. Win-win, right?
Clients find it easier to hire teams than single out individuals
Clients like the idea of freelancers working as a team because they won’t have to separately recruit individuals to work on the same project. Aim to build a team who can build websites, write quality content, and market a product via SEO and social media.
Build bigger networks
Having 2 or 3 people in a team will also double or triple a group’s network. The more people you know, the greater the chances of finding better project deals and potential clients.
Give each other feedback
Getting feedback is very important if you want to continuously improve on your craft. Collaborations, particularly with freelancers who have the same skills as yours, will surely make feedback more accessible. Every so often, all it takes is a fresh pair of eyes to figure out what needs to be improved in your work.
So, shall we pair up?