This is the second part to my article, which entails how a mutually-beneficial joint venture can help your business and how you can accomplish it successfully. Just continue reading to see what the 6 very powerful tips are.
1. Before contacting the owner/webmaster do some research on that person. Join their ezine/newsletter to know their writing style. Look around their web site to see how they present themselves.
2. If they don’t have a ‘contact me’ link/form then look up their domain with a whois service. My favorite is DomainBank.net. I don’t suggest buying domains from them though because the price is quite high. You can also use sites like Register.com or GoDaddy.com.
3. When contacting them try not to make your offer sound like a sales ad or a business opportunity.
4. Contact them using their names. Be a professional and not a salesman. Yes, you’re trying to get them to ‘buy in’ on your JV but they don’t want to feel pressured. More than likely, they’re probably doing just fine without you but you have to make them feel that it’s WORTH their time and effort to work with you.
5. Don’t just make your offer to ANYONE. If you’re a newbie, your best chances are finding websites that are individually owned and not corporately owned. Also, don’t go shooting up their for the “Gurus” they’ll just shoot you back down.
6. After discovering how long they’ve been in business, don’t be so quick to shoot them down if they’ve been in business for only 2-3 months, make sure it’s not their primary site. Perhaps they have a main site and they’re just expanding their business. So instead of contacting them from the new site, go to their primary site and contact them their.
Follow these tips and consider what I’ve taught you here. I’ve made many, many successful JVs with people who are very wonderful and helpful. Good luck, have fun, make money and be fair.
1) Use USP in your offer.
2) Focus on the partner’s benefit first then yours.
3) Thoroughly research your potential JV partner(s).