How do you go about finding a JV partner if you don't have a list?

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Hi everyone

I was just wondering if anybody who had experiences with JV's could tell me if there is any way of securing a partnership or participating in giveaway events if I don't have a list yet?

As you can probably guess I will be finishing an informational project of my own shortly and I would like to promote it to a definate target market, but all that I have read about JV's entails that I already have a list I can share with my partner(s). is this only something I can look forward to when I am more established or successful with my list building and if yes, does anybody have any tips on how to promote this product (an ebook, workbook, and a couple of other forms) effectively.

Any tips appreciated - thanks
#finding #jvs #list #partner #promotional marketing
  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Hi Lisa,

    If you've got a solid product and great sales copy that converts well (prove it up yourself using PPC to drive traffic) then offer people high affiliate commissions (say 75%) and you'll have no shortage of people wanting to promote you.

    Even better if you do the hard work for them and have a bunch of affiliate "tools" lined up such as proven PPC ads, email campaigns, articles, banners etc etc.

    Hope that helps,

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  • Profile picture of the author Devon Brown
    I think if you just ask someone you'd like to JV with and be honest with them (that you don't have a big list right now but you're working towards it) then they may still want to JV with you.

    Also, start establishing relationships with other marketers. Make friends because you know, I do some things for friends and never ask for anything in return. I do it because I care. You may find your best JV partner that way.

    Can you network outside of the home with other marketers? In Atlanta we have a pretty large one and I can tell you a lot of connections were made in 2 hours.

    Be honest, be sincere, and you may be surprised.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    Originally Posted by dluhut View Post

    PPC. Wouldn't that going to cost huge?
    Not really. You don't have to spend a fortune on PPC. For a couple of hundred dollars you can easily prove the conversion rate of a sales letter using long tail keywords that don't cost much to get clicks from.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Honesty is the key!

    BS free SEO services, training and advice - SEO Point

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    • Profile picture of the author ryancameron
      I've found one of the best ways to get JV partners when you don't have a list is to search google for websites related to your niche. Then contact each webmaster and offer them a review copy of your product and ask them if they would like to promote it on their website.
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  • Profile picture of the author phylma
    Good suggestions. I've been thinking about this issue myself and wondered where to start.

    Thanks for asking the question Lisa and thanks to the good content reply guys
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  • Profile picture of the author Marian Berghes
    Want to get somebody to promote your stuff? Send him a bunch of sales, period.

    If you bring him a bunch of sales as an affiliate and then you contact him and tell him who you are, he can't ignore you.
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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    Leverage is your answer.

    Find something they need... something they will want.. use that as your introduction pitch.
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