Growth March 20, 2020

How would you partner with other creative professionals?

Nancy Hernandez @expressingDESIGN

Hello everyone!

My name is Nancy, I am a brand a website designer. I am looking to partner with other creatives in my area in complementary services to what I do to better service my clients.

I am wondering if any of you have already started doing this and if you could be so kind to share some insight with me please? Have you posted it on your website? What are your terms?

Thanks a bunch!!

Nancy

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    Hi Nancy.

    I’m a copywriter and on occasion I have partnered up with designers, illustrators, etc. It’s not something aI advertise, it’s more upon client requests.

    The reason for this is I want to focus mostly on my core competencies and I have more quality control over my own work. If I wanted to offer everything then I would start an agency rather than freelance services.

    When I do bring in creative help, it’s usually someone I’ve worked with before because I know their skills and work style will be compatible.

    There are pros and cons to this type of thing you’ll want to weigh. So ask yourself, why are you looking to partner with others? Is it something clients are asking for? Have you lost out on work because you didn’t have it? How does it fit with your positioning? How will you maintain quality control?

    If you do decide the positives outweigh the negatives, I suggest doing some good old-fashioned networking. Get to know potential partners to make sure it’s a good fit for both of you.

    Hope that helps.

    Best,

    Sean

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      Hi Sean - Thank you for taking the time to explain to me with great detail and what to consider when working with others... I do want to stay independent. Because like you've said I can ensure my work with clients. In some situations clients have as for work that involves creative writing or photography and that is why I was asking the community for help. You made a lot of good points and have helped me stay focused on on track with my vision, Thanks again! 👍

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    Hey @expressingDESIGN - Good to hear you're open to collaboration.

    I'm a growth marketing professional and entrepreneur. But I decided to spend my free time and effort to do design work and eventually wanting to spend more time in presentation designs, would love to hear if there's a fit and feedback as well :)