Learn why it's important to build relationships with other content creators!
Despite connecting with fans through sharing content, direct messaging, and engaging in comment sections, being a content creator can sometimes feel like an isolating experience!
That's because the constant stream of communication doesn’t necessarily negate the fact that Creators exist on little islands of their own making. Between brainstorming, creating, and editing to all the anxieties that come from being a public figure, the stresses that a content creator deals with are uniquely their own.
But luckily, that doesn’t always have to be the case... For today’s MV Blog, we’re going to talk about why it’s important to connect with other content creators and the positive effects these relationships can bring!
Don’t view other content creators as competition – think of them as community.
You might find yourself feeling a little bit competitive when it comes to other Creators, and that's perfectly natural. You perform similar roles and vie for the same followers, so it only makes sense that you might revert to sizing yourself up against them, whether consciously or not.
However, before you choose to declare all other content creators as your mortal nemeses, take a moment to think about all the potential benefits you could be missing out on, like:
Professional and brand development
Valuable sources of promotion
Genuine, life-long friendships
As we were saying earlier, being a content creator can be an isolating experience. So, why isolate yourself further by alienating yourself from the massive community of like-minded people who have had similar experiences?
Creating a network with other content creators can prove invaluable to your career as a Creator!
There are so many awesome ways that developing relationships with other content creators can impact your own practice, from emotional and professional support to creative help and resources. So, let’s spend some time really breaking down the types of benefits you can enjoy from these prosperous partnerships.
You know what they say, “Two heads are better than one!” But what if we had more than just two heads – what if we had ten or twenty heads? Imagine the possibilities...
In all seriousness, though, by teaming up with other Creators, you can give and receive guidance and advice on a whole range of topics. You might consider yourself a bit of an expert when it comes to getting the right angle for your shot, but you struggle with editing audio. Chances are good that there are other Creators who have the audio expertise you’re looking for and could use your help when it comes to setting up their shots!
Sometimes you don’t even realize there’s a better way to do something until you see how someone else does it. Maybe you’ve discovered a new technique for brainstorming or a new piece of equipment or software that makes editing and posting much easier – whatever it is, by chatting with other content creators in your network, you can stay up to date with your industry!
When it comes to finding creative inspiration, there’s almost nothing better than surrounding yourself with other hard-working people who are striving towards a similar goal. They can help you feel energized and motivated, encouraging you to stick with an idea or inspiration.
Whether you’re looking for someone to brainstorm a new idea with or someone to give you honest feedback on your most recent Vid or photoset, Creators are the perfect audience!
One of the best parts of developing relationships with other Creators is that you can all use your own platforms as avenues to promote one another! Make an agreement that you’ll share each other’s newest Vids, photosets, or contest entries – whatever you want.
Your followers are all likely to share some interests, so make the most of this overlap by helping one another increase your exposure!
Not everything has to be 100% professionally driven, either! In an isolated career like content creation, sometimes it’s nice just to have someone to chat with who understands what you’re going through. By having peers who are also Creators, you can rely on them to hear you out and give advice.
Providing and receiving support, building friendships, and helping one another achieve your goals – that’s what being a part of the MV Community is all about.
We want to hear about the friendships you’ve found since joining ManyVids, so please Re-MV our announcement post and comment below and tell us who the Creators you love to chat with most are!
We can’t wait to hear about your ManyVids besties!