a little help from my friends

This week has been a good week for partnerships. Throughout the three-and-a-half years that I’ve been working under Make Things, I’ve had the great opportunity to partner with companies to provide interactive services to their clients, consult on ideas and develop products. Those relationships allowed me never to be wanting for work, something that I’m very blessed to have.

These partnerships made up a third of revenue to-date, down from 40% last year (and 60% in 2009!). While I appreciate the support these partners have provided, its encouraging to see their involvement in my financial stability trend downward, as I set more of a reputation and can garner work on my own accord.

I had outlined partnerships as a revenue stream when I first thought about working for myself, and had set the expectation that they would never exceed 30% of my business. I'm glad I could reach that goal.

Thanks to SDYM, Skelton Design and Smart Logic for being great partners this year, and I can't wait to see what we work together on in the future.