Make It Efficient:5 Pinpoint Collaboration Templates

You got an idea?

Good You started a business? Even better

You got a working product? Amazing

You started collaborating? No… Now there’s your problem.

These days, we all use social media and emails in order to promote ourselves, our business or our products. Collaborations are a basic notion in the business world and it is not a secret that most of it happen online.

Many people overthink these kind of messages and sometimes get a different outcome than expected leading to a loss of a potential collaboration.

Here are some reoccurring problems we found:

Unnecessary complex messages

The point across does not get across

Low open rates

Confuse the other side with pointless information

Let us show you a better way to collaborate online There are 4 important must haves when reaching out for a collaboration

  1. You must know the reason for collaborating, this is crucial in order to get your idea out there.
  2. You must emphasize the connection between the sides, making their future collaboration a much more fruitful and successful one.
  3. You must highlight the potential benefits of working together
  4. You must keep it brief, short, simple and to the point.

Here are 5 templates to make your life easier

First Touch Collaboration

Goal: You want to contact someone with whom you have mutual lines of work in the same industry.

Hello, [their_name].

How are you?
My name is [your_name] and I focus on [your_focus]
I’m touching base since you work at [His_company]

In my line of work, I’m always looking to bring people together for mutually beneficial business ventures.
I would like to get to know you and showcase my project portfolio
Please let me know the time you are available for a phone call so we can have a more in-depth discussion.

Thanks,
[your_name]
[Contact information]

Basic Cold Collaboration

Goal: You want to contact someone who doesn’t know you or your business.

Hello, [their_name].

My name is [your_name] and I am [title] at [organization].
You seem like a solid partner to collaborate with on [focus]
I am positive we can brainstorm on [Topic] together and find a mutual interest!

Please let me know the time you are available for a phone call so we can have a more in-depth discussion.

If you are not the right person for this matter, please kindly refer me to the person in charge,

Thanks,

[your_name]
[Contact information]

Entrepreneur Collaboration

Goal: You are an individual trying to contact a large organization through a key person.

Hello, [their_name].

My name is [your_name] and I’m an entrepreneur focusing on [your_focus].
I have a very interesting collaboration opportunity that I’m working on that I think could be a good fit for you.
Drop a line if you’re interested and we’ll have a proper chat.

Thanks,

[your_name]
[Contact information]

Growth Collaboration

Goal: You want to make future relationships in order to expand and develop your business.

Hi [Their_name],

My name is [your_name] and I work at [Company] as the [Title]
As a small business owner, I am always looking for partners to grow with.

I’ve been following your work for some time now, and I think that if we collaborate on [topic] we can really grow exponentially together.
What do you think?

Please let me know the time you are available for a phone call so we can have a more in-depth discussion.

Thanks,

[your_name]
[Contact information]

Follow Up Collaboration

Goal: You want to make sure the other side got your message and create a further convincing attempt.

Hi [name],
How are you?

Just doing a quick follow up and making sure you got my previous email,
I was referring you a specific collaboration and I was wondering if this is something interesting for you,

I thought you would be interested in partnering for this project because [give reasons]. I’d love to hear your take if interested and figure out how to move forward together.
Let me know if you want to work something out or call me on [phone number] during [specify time].

Above all, Here are some successful projects I have worked on: [link to projects].

[your_name]

To sum up, there are always better and simpler ways when it comes to collaborating online.However, like we already mentioned memorize these 4 must-haves;

the reason for collaborating, what you have in common, the potential benefits of working together and keeping it short, simple and to the point.

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