Choosing which internet marketing strategies you will use is about analyzing your business and deciding which of the many internet marketing tools out there would be the best fit for you. A great strategy is to hook up with others and work together on a project that benefits both of you. I’m talking about joint ventures…most commonly called “JV’s”.
Finding a JV partner is not as difficult as some would make it out to be. I think just the term “JV partner” scares some people, but if you think of it as simply as another person who will help you with your business…then there is nothing scary about it. Truth is…that is exactly what it is.
You want to note here that it is called a JV partner, not a JV helper. Yes, it’s true, this person IS going to help you in your business…but you are going to help them, too. It is a partnership. You will figure out a way that they can help you and ALSO figure out a way that you can be of help to them.
The best way to do this is to decide what it is that you are trying to accomplish, and then look for people who have the skills to do that, or a business structure that would be a great complement to what you are doing.
After you have identified who these people are, you will want to look at what you can do that could help them out. Sometimes this is really, really obvious and sometimes it requires a conversation with that person to find out what they are looking for. Either way…if you are both looking for “the thing” that you can each benefit from…you will be sure to come up with it. I know this because I have done it in my business over and over and over again.
The biggest tip I can give you about finding JV partners is to think in terms of what you can offer your partner. You don’t have to be some big guru with a huge list…not every partner is only interested in your list. Some partners may need certain skills that you may have, like editing audio, or creating great graphics, whatever.
I think this is the biggest stumbling block for new people…because they are new, they come from the perspective “who the heck am I…what could I possibly offer?” If you stop and think about this you will see that being new doesn’t have that much to do with it…it’s about what you know. There are tons of great graphics designers out there who are not in, or are brand new to internet marketing…yet they have this awesome skill that is really valuable to an internet marketer.
So think about it, that’s really all that is required. Think about what you are trying to accomplish, think about what benefit you would like to get from your JV partner, think about what you can offer your partner. A conversation between the two of you can be one of the best internet marketing tools around. Use your head and you will find and create profitable partnerships.