I have had a lot of problems recently with partnering on web projects. This post will offer general advice on how to avoid basic mistakes when looking for someone to work with.
The main problem is finding a web partner is finding someone who is compatible with yourself. A person whose skills make up for your weaknesses or improve on your strengths. Think of it like this, if your strengths are SEO and traffic building, you want to team up with a web designer or web developer to produce a well-rounded website.
In a recent episode, I was communicating with a guy who wanted to partner. His online appearance was someone who was doing well on the internet and had experience of creating successful websites. After he sent me a contract that looked like it was written by a 10 year old, I started to do a little research on him. It turned out he was basically creating a false identity and was desperate for someone to pay for his dedicated server. The thoughts of partnership ended right there. If you know some one offline, it may be advantageous partnering with them. Or, ideally, if you have the funds available, go for a freelancer. It works out better in the long term.