Joint Ventures and WHY They Are A Great Way To Jump-Start Your Online Business
by: Cory Threlfall
I have two quick and important questions to ask you before we continue that will only take a few seconds to answer.
First, do you have a online business that you just finished setting up that has an affiliate program and are looking for ways to give it a Jump-Start with NO advertising budget?
My next question is... would you like to get your Product or Service infront of thousands of targeted customers within a matter of hours at absolutely NO cost that are hungry for what you have to offer and are willing to wip out their credits cards for?
If you answered 'YES' to either of these questions then your in luck.
Because 'Joint Ventures' will do just that.
But, let me first explain to you what a Joint Venture is and what there advantages and disadvantages are before you get to excited.
There are always Pro's and Con's to everything so I think it's best you hear both.
First, let me define a Joint Venture. If you already know what a Joint Venture is, read it anyway. A Joint Venture is simply an collaboration or partnership undertaken by two or more entities(webmasters) for a mutual gain, usually profit sharing.
That's as simple as it gets.
And what makes Joint Ventures SO powerful you ask?
The answers simple. They allow you to leverage other peoples web assets(ex. Opt-In Lists and/or High Traffic Websites).
This is why Joint Ventures are such a great way to Jump-Start your online business, especially if you have a affiliate program in place.
Now your probably thinking, who makes the BEST Joint Venture partners?
Here's two simple answers - Newsletter owners and Website owners related the your Niche market.
Okay, those were the Pro's, now for the Con's.
The con's are... Locating them and Approaching them with an offer and getting them to accept.
But, this can be quite the daunting task for someone new to Joint Ventures since the Internet is such a BIG space. Notice I said "space". That's why I wrote a Free *16* page special report just on this topic to give those just starting out some insight into Joint Venture marketing and its many benefits and at the same time take away alot of the guess work involved.
You can find out more about my special report and what you'll find inside through the link below ==>
Lets face it, we all only have so much time in a day to get things done, so the more you know, the better off you'll be to getting the results you want to obtain through Joint Venture marketing.
So, before I end this article I'll leave you with some quick references for you to start with on where to find some responsive Joint Venture partners.
First, start with the Search Engines. Use the keywords that target your Product or Service. You'll then get a list of results. Now simply click through the links you think would make good potential JV partners.
(TIP: Just focus on the first 2-3 pages of results, then move on using a different keyword)
If you like what you see simply contact them by locating their contact information from their website.(That's were your approach comes into play. VERY Important!)
Other places to find them would be Forums, Newsgroups, Newsletter Directories and Membership sites like the JV-Network at ==>
I guarantee once you do your first Joint Venture and see the results for yourself you'll be hooked and on the look for JV partners every time you turn on your computer and surf the net.
About The Author
Cory Threlfall is the Editor and Publisher of a strategic Online Business & Marketing publication called The Internet Wonders eZine - http://www.internetwondersezine.com - It's FREE! Also be sure to pick up your copy of his latest FREE *special report* on Joint Venture marketing tactics at ==>