Working on your own at home is fine (and I quite like it) but of course it has its downsides too.  For instance when you have a job you go to each day, then you get all that social contact, and if you get on with the people you work with then it can be fun too.

I sort of miss that a little, but the freedoms I have now far outweigh any small misgivings I have about the team thing and missing the camaraderie.  You may feel the same.

And of course while you’re doing your thing and working from home, there’s nothing to stop you from forming an alliance with a like minded person or two and then creating a business from it.

The most important aspect is the division of workload and finding someone who has complementary skills to your own.  And you have to be able to get on with them too.  🙄

The thing is, just by being “out there” and doing stuff like product creation and getting your name known, you’ll inevitably bump into people along the way who share your enthusiasm and most importantly “get it” and who are on your wavelength.

It doesn’t happen every day, or even that often, but when it does you should grab the opportunity with both hands.

Sometimes you’ll find that you already know the person, but events just get in the way until one day you find that things are just right and you can get your act together.

The big benefit of finding someone you like and who has the abilities to handshake yours is you can get a lot done in a short amount of time.  IF you divide the work up between you and you can actually do what you say you’re going to do.  😉

Let’s not forget that when you work on your own, then every so often FEAR raises it’s head and you start to think you’re going to fail.

FEAR stands for False Evidence Appearing Real.

If you’re working with someone else, then that fear of failure – which is just an emotion – largely disappears because suddenly you find yourself busy doing important stuff and you have goals to achieve.

So my question to you today is…

Is there someone out there than you can form an alliance with?

An alliance that will mutually benefit both of you.

I reckon if you stop to think for a few moments then you’ll come up with at least two people you’ve met either online or off that you could work with and split the profits.

Why not drop them a line or give them a call and ask if they want to work on a small project with you?  Nothing too big, just a 30-day project to begin with, and create a new product and get it to market.

Two of you working together will mean you start to spark off each other and you’ll come up with some great ideas.  You’ll find you always have different resources you’ve both found to share with each other which can then be used to help you in your venture.

My suggestion to you today is you put aside 30 minutes and call or write to someone and ask them if they wouldn’t be interested in working with you on a small project.

You’ll almost certainly find that they’ll say yes.

And that could be the start of a beautiful (business) relationship.  😉

-Frank Haywood