1. The social aspect
Working from home is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you’re in your surroundings, no commute, no need to get dressed and on the other, it’s lonely.
If Blogging is your main interest and/or source of income, collaborative work opens up the possibilities of widening your network, attracting more visitors and building good working relationships with fellow bloggers.
2. The Development aspect
Pitching ideas, content creation, dominating your niche… all skills to be mastered. Communication and delegation, negotiating and compromise, inspiring others, design, time management etc are all part of what we as bloggers do.
By collaborating with other brands, you’re subconsciously developing yourself and your skills. For example, talking to people at all levels in an array of niches requires flexibility in how you approach them, which in itself is a skill. The more you do it, the better you get at it.
3. The microniche aspect
Collaboration can develop your niche by way of microniche blog posts. With the right relevant content under the niche umbrella, your blog will become a one stop shop of information that your readers will appreciate.
4. The mojo aspect
Collaboration can inspire your creative flow when you’re feeling stuck and at a loss of what to blog about. It happens to us all, through lack of ideas, tiredness, poor health, boredom and many other reasons. Another person who’s agreed to work with you, is like having an accountability partner. You owe them in keeping up your end of the bargain so collaboration helps fuel the motivation you’re missing.
5. The authority aspect
The more people clamouring to work with you, the more you appear to be desirable to follow. Collaboration builds trust around what you do, what you offer, what you sell.
Your niche may well be saturated, yet if you’re the one who people want to work with you’ll stand out in your field.
Hit the link below and find your collaboration community and “Get Blogged”
Happy Blogging 🙂