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How to Find Freelance Partners

I’m a big fan of Nick Bertke, whose professional handle is Pogo. He’s a VJ/producer who creates songs using music and sounds from films like Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Recently, Pogo hosted a contest inviting people to provide video to accompany a song called “Mellow Brick Road,” which uses audio from The Wizard of Oz.  Here’s the winning entry, by a guy named Reed Gauthier:

As a freelance producer of audio and video, I do a fair amount of solo work. But I also have a circle of partners I work with: voice people, singers, animators, graphic designers, etc. And a common question I’m asked is “How do you meet these people?”

Well, it’s pretty easy, actually. I reach out and introduce myself. I sent an e-mail to the animator of the above video, saying “I’m a fan. Congrats,” along with a short introduction of myself, and telling him how I’m always on the lookout for freelance partners. I don’t know the guy even slightly, and we may never end up working together. But now that a connection has been initiated, there’s an opportunity — a door instead of a wall. That door may not open, but a wall NEVER will.

It’s SO easy to make connections in the digital world. Isn’t it worth a few minutes of your time to reach out to someone in your field, even if only to say, “I’m a fan. I enjoy your work?”

Crowdsourcing Pros & Cons… and Thanks

Thanks to Michelle Goodman, a freelance writer, blogger, and author of a couple great books about freelancing, for the article she wrote for entrepreneur.com this week.  She and I spoke at length about the burgeoning Crowdsourcing trend in audio, video and design – the (mostly) pros, and (not as many) cons…

Clipped from: www.entrepreneur.com by clp.ly

If you’re a Freelancer in these lines of work, I urge you to check out the above article, as well as the rest of Michelle’s stuff… There’s lots to learn out there, particularly for those younger and new-to-the-game, and Michelle’s a great resource.

And if you’re a Brand in search of design and multimedia services, consider us freelancers!  We’re a uniquely creative breed, and we can usually deliver a superior product at a considerably lower cost than the big agencies.