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Collaboration the key for freelancers to get success – SAFREA

By Lauren Jonas - Aug 28, 2019
Collaboration the key for freelancers to get success – SAFREA

Port Elizabeth - Earlier this week, like-minded freelancers gathered for the third SAFREA Eastern Cape event at Town Lodge, Port Elizabeth.

A room packed with freelancers ranging from experienced to newbies set the scene for another informative SAFREA meet - up.

Guest speaker, Betsy Ings, shared a practical, yet impactful message on the power of collaboration. The word collaboration dates back to the mid-19th century and in fact means ‘to work together’.

Looking back into history, war stories paint a clear picture of alliances and agreements between nations for power, protection and supplies, amongst other. Though not all of these stories ended on a good note, – we can certainly learn from their IMPACT.

Today collabs are the fuel for many successful start-ups; they offer flexibility, powerful impact and give room for creativity!

Ings added “when considering a collaboration its essential to be mindful of your strengths, and ensure both parties are clear on the expectations”.

Benefits of Collaborations

As freelancers we too often work in isolation, limiting possibilities and creativity.

Although the freelance space is sometimes scary and a lonely journey at first, it is a rewarding career choice.

To survive as a freelancer you must get out of your home-based office and connect with other freelancers.

Chairperson of the SAFREA Eastern Cape/Free State Region Lize Hayward says “the time is right for growth within the freelance landscape”. The Eastern Cape network is expanding and more and more freelance media professionals are realising the benefit of being a part of a like-minded community.

Joining a network like SAFREA offers a world of opportunities and should not be overlooked. Read more here.

Image: Photo credits - Rob Duker

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