Partnerships: Contracts & Negotiation

Maintaining Good Relationships With Brands While Negotiating

1. When Do Negotiations Start?
2. Know Your Baseline
3. Create Multiple Dimensions
4. Tone Matters
5. Provide An Explanation
6. End On A High Note
7. The Best Thing You Can Do
8. Conclusion

The road from initial brand outreach to signed contract can be a rocky one. There are details to work out, rates to negotiate, and in the end both parties need to feel confident going into the actual partnership. At the end of the day, you’re going to need to sign a contract and work with people, and if on the way there your negotiation process was contentious, things can be awkward during the collaboration itself. So, how do you navigate the line between getting what you deserve and maintaining a good relationship?

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