On Monday we start a new month in the Artist Conspiracy, where our focus will be Collaboration.
I want Conspiracy members to be proactive and seek out relationships that will further their careers. I want that for you, too.
Perhaps sharing these lists about how I collaborate in my business might trigger something for you – a way you can make collaborations work for you.
- I invited a small group of artists to help me with book design for I'd Rather Be in the Studio. I did the same while researching the Artist Conspiracy.
- I took this one step further when I launched the Artist Conspiracy. I had a test group try out the Conspiracy for two months free of charge. They helped me kick off my dream and many became ambassadors.
Content Creation Collaborations
- Artist feedback is critical – through my classes, Artist Conspiracy, blog, and social media sites. Whether or not you realize it, every time you leave a comment here, you become a collaborator. I listen! I may not always agree, but that's not what collaboration is about. It's about understanding one another and working toward a common goal.
I don't want to create content just to get traffic and make money. I want my writing and products to have meaning. I want, genuinely, for them to help you be fulfilled in your life as an artist.
- Guest bloggers share their stories and experience on this site. They enrich the content I provide and fill in with expertise that I don't have.
Product Creation Collaborations
- I partner with at least one new person each month to create audio interviews for Artist Conspiracy members.
- Cynthia Morris and I developed the Blog Triage and Blog Triage Self-Study classes together. She also shared her tips for generating content in the Stress-Free Blogging program.
- I invite all kinds of people who know more than I do to be my guest experts on teleseminars – people like Carolyn Edlund.
Website, blog, and newsletter design: Pat Velte of WhiteWing Design
Email, class organizing, shipping, document creation, and just keeping me on my toes: virtual assistants Shari Cornish & Kelly Johnson
Bookkeeper: Susan Firmin of Blessed Bookkeeping
Business advice: My dear husband is an awesome sounding board and is the heart of my support system
Design: Angela Knightly has helped me redesign my identity, which you'll be seeing the results of shortly
Masterminding: Cynthia Morris is my mastermind partner and a huge asset in my business
How do you collaborate?
How do you wish to collaborate?
How does collaboration benefit you?
What's your favorite story of artists collaborating with one another?
Read more about the Artist Conspiracy and consider joining us for this focus on Collaboration and future topics.