When it comes to Internet marketing, there are certain advantages to going out on your own. Since you are working online, it’s probably likely that you don’t know many people in your immediate circle of friends who have the training and understanding of Internet marketing that you do. For that reason it’s natural to gravitate toward being a “lone wolf” in your business. However if you want to reach new heights in your marketing career, you need to reach out and work with others. This is most commonly in the form of a joint venture partnership.
Joint venture partnerships, or JVs, are a good way to collaborate with another experienced marketer and allow you both to use your strengths to make more money. For example, if you’ve got experience in a particular niche and your JV partner has experience launching products, you can work together in order to create a product for that specific niche. There are literally dozens of ways that you can work with another marketer in order for you both to make more money.
Once you’ve decided that you are ready to find a joint venture partner there are many places you can use to find one.
1. Offline events
Many online marketers try to do all of their networking online. However if you want to increase your network and get some incredible training you should think about investing in attending an offline event. There are several available each year in every major part of the country. By attending an offline event and meeting with others you’ll be able to find quality joint venture partners who are willing to put as much into a business as you are. Since they’ve taken that extra step and have attended an event offline, you know that they are in this business for the long haul.
2. Clickbank and affiliate networks
Marketers who have listed their products for sale on clickbank and affiliate networks can be prime targets for JV partnerships. You may want to lay the groundwork for this relationship by promoting their existing products. If you get a great deal of affiliate business for them, they’ll be more likely to listen to your JV proposal.
3. Search engines and directories
Sometimes, depending on the niche that you are working in, it makes more sense to go directly to marketers who are already well-established sites in that niche. For example you can partner with a marketer that has a large informative site on a particular topic and then offer them exclusive promotion rights to a new product that you have. Use search engines and website directories in order to find appropriate sites and site owners to contact.
4. JV notification sites
JV-Network and JV-NotifyPro are both joint venture broker sites that allow you to connect directly with people who are interested in JV partnerships. You can sign up for these sites and announce your own product and your interest in JVs or you can look for opportunities to partner with people who already have products out there.
Any of these ideas will give you several potential JV partners that you can work with in order to increase profits for both of you.