Internet is all about interactivity and communication, whether it is through social websites, blogs or forums, being a web designer puts you out in this ‘world’ wide web and apart from being fun you need to utilize this world to find likeminded people who can be an asset to you in introducing new ideas and techniques regarding web designing. Collaborating with one or more of fellow web designers can lead to a refreshing experience, broaden the horizons and generate good revenue from quality projects. The pros of such collaborations are numerous but remarkable ones are listed below:
When two or more people interact on the same project they are bound to analyze the problem from multiple points of view, each having his own specific set of skills thus you can share tips each other and trade ideas. However for this kind of relation to work out you must have tolerance and good communication skills because difference of opinion exists and coping with it requires a subjective approach to the problem.
Time is money:
While freelancing large projects can be tedious and tiresome to handle on your own, furthermore shorter deadlines can even make impossible for you to choose some projects however you can save your time as well as acquire mega projects if you have one or more buddies. Many software houses and companies come into being as a result of web collaborations and an individual developer can survive in the online market on a limited level. In order to go large you would need a team with which you can be comfortable.
Combination of ideas:
If you are a fan of your own ideas you might not find collaborations to be attractive as mix and match style is more acceptable when a group of people are working. You must listen to what other team members are saying, catalogue the solutions presented, discuss them with the group in a subjective manner and then select the one which you find most appropriate regardless of the source of its origin. Such process may be difficult and crush some egos but in the long run that is the best way to complete a project in time otherwise you may get trapped in endless and useless debates with your fellow designers about who is right and who is wrong.
Good learning experience:
Man is at an ever learning stage, so no matter how much experience you have in the field you are bound to learn something from your fellow collaborators, pairing up with more experienced people would always be beneficial and pleasant experience. Apart from that, problem solving skills of a group are mostly better than a single person.
Good public relations:
Working along other professionals will not only add to your experience but also increase your reputation in the free lancing communities and would drastically increase your chances of getting more projects. After all freelancing is just like any other business which requires good public relations.