The Secret To Million Dollar Joint Ventures
by Willie Crawford
If you are in the internet marketing arena and seeking joint ventures, do
yourself a big favor. Take a look at the websites of many of the top
marketers who have created and jointly marketed products with others. Take a
look at 20 or more of these sites.
If you looked at the same sites
that I often study, you'll notice something that seems "strange" at first.
You will see that the same people often endorse each others products and
often produce products together. You'll even see this will multi-million
dollar producers such as Dan Kennedy, Gary Halbert, and Jay Abraham... to an
Now here's a million dollar secret. These guys really do
often have projects that they've co-produced or joint ventured on. If this
isn't obvious to you, go back and study some more sites. Better yet, get any
of Jay Abraham's tapes and listen to him explain the benefits of joint
When you first notice this phenomena it will strike you
as "bogus" or somehow unfair! You'll think, "they only joint venture with
each other." You'll become convinced that they only endorse or provide
testimonials for each other's products. You'll think that since the "big
guys" all do this, then the less well-know marketers couldn't possibly break
into this "club."
Nothing could be farther from the truth! If you go
back only one or two years, you'll see that many of the people
now considered big name were unknowns. You'll see that many of these
people were just newbies only a few years ago.
So how did they break into
the big time? What was the secret that propelled them ahead of the crowd?
What was the secret that gave them access to big name marketers who could
help them grow really fast? In a word - contacts! They were
usually introduced to those who could help them through mentors
Another way that many of these "stars" broke out of the
crowd was by finding a way to hang out with those already doing what
they wanted to do. Every success book that I've ever read, by
someone making millions, tells you that you have to learn from
someone already doing it. Those NOT already doing it, can't possibly teach
you something that they don't fully understand. They can share with you their
theories and what they think is the key to success.
Here's the one
question that you need to ask yourself anytime someone offers to share with
you a success secret. This one question will keep you from making many major
mistakes. It will save you from those who don't have a clue what they're
talking about. That one question is, "Is the person offering me this great
advice achieving any measure of success applying his OWN advice?"
title of Harvey MacKay's book, Beware The Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt"
says it perfectly! That man can't give you what he doesn't have... and
neither can many people you'll encounter who are all to anxious to offer you
advice for your business.
So how do you meet and hang out with those
you want to learn from? How do you meet and learn from those that you want
as mentors or JV partners? Do it the same way that most of them did it.
Find gatherings where the people you want to learn from congregate. Attend
the meetings, workshops, conferences, and parties that they
These people work together and endorse each other's
products because they like each other, trust each other, and get to
really know the quality of each other's work. They're willing to take a
look at a new product of a friend, because, that's what
While at these gatherings, approach the person or people
that you want to learn from and ask questions. Get a feel for if this
person is someone that you want as a mentor. Look them in the eye and
communicate with them. Get a feel for if this is someone that you REALLY do
want to set up a large joint venture with. If you get the right vibes, find a
quiet time and make the person an offer. Explain to them how you can help
them and what you want in return.
If the person you approach isn't a
good fit, or can't help you, ask them to recommend someone who can. It really
is THAT simple. Small JV's are easy to set up, but to set up really
worthwhile JV's... what I call "million dollar joint ventures" you need
to do this face to face. Study the history or bio of any successful person
in your niche who has major joint ventures going, and there's a good chance
that this is exactly what they did.
Now that YOU know the secret,
confirmed by all of the evidence, go out and set up your own million dollar
What are Joint Ventures (JVs)?
JVs are a win-win situation. If
you want more TRAFFIC and know someone who already have it, all you have
to do is contact that person, talk with him and form a
Four Easy Steps to a Powerful Joint Venture
One of the most common misunderstandings about Joint
Ventures is that you have to be a 'Big Dog' to do a
successful JV. Nothing could be farther from the truth. If
you have a good idea, access or resale rights to a great
product, or a responsive mailing list (size really doesn't
matter) you are a perfect candidate to create a winning JV.
Joint Ventures Can Help You Reap Big Profits
Joint ventures are one of the most effective marketing
techniques being used by Internet marketers today. Joint
ventures are where different parties pool each others marketing
resources together to achieve a profitable outcome. Joint
ventures usually benefit both parties more than if each party
had attempted to do the marketing campaign on their own.
Copyright © 2004, Willie Crawford
Willie Crawford has been teaching others how to build an on-line business
since late 1996. Frequently featured in radio, magazine and newspaper
articles and interviews, Willie teaches the average guy what the top
marketers are doing but seldom talking about. Willie provides detailed how to
information in his newsletter, through his personal coaching, and at his
annual how to workshop. Learn more at: http://InternetMarketingHowToWorkshop.com
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