and realistic sounding amongst all the hypey marketers out there here is exactly how I did it.
Now I am not gonna expose the niches I did this in, so I will give an example in the internet marketing\ make money online niche
NOTE: this is not the niche I used it in but it is universal and can work in this niche and any other niche you have found.
Now say you just created a blog or product on marketing.
You want to sell as many copies of it as possible.
So say you want to grab the attention of frank kern. Goggle search the name of the person you want to partner with.
Learn everything you possibly can about this person, now in this case frank probably gets around 500 jv requests per day.
He probably doesnt even read them.
So what you want to do is grab there attention and develop some kind of relationship first.
In this case a little research shows that frank loves surfing and lives in la holla california.
So after a little more digging you can probably turn up an office address, p.o. box or some type of mailing address.
Now in this example I would go to yellowbook.com and look for local surf shops, my search for this example showed only one surf shop in la holla
Now there are two things I would do, first call up the local surf shop and see if they have a frequent visitor by the name frank kern.
I would try to find out how often he goes there and if he would recognize him by name\face
if they did, I would leave a message for him saying thank you for what you are doing you have really helped my business and I just wanted to show my appreciation.
I would then find out the average dollar amount spent per customer, and research the store prices.
I quickly noticed that without around 200 dollars us you cant get much in a la holla surf shop.
So I would then pick up a $200 dollar gift card and see if they could mail it to him with a message for me, of course the shop owner might deserve a little tip, 20 bucks for lunch
or whatever particular hobby he or she was into.
Make sure you leave your name and a phone number incase they want to call and thank you.
in most cases they do in others you will get stiffed. Also keep in mind you may need to get past somebodies gatekeeper.
In that case you would want to butter up the gate keeper with gifts first, and try to goet more info on the actual owner.
The main thing to keep in mind is that you never want to pitch an idea to them on the first contact, you really just want to thank them , make them feel good and appreciated.
Build a relationship with them and talk about how they inspire you, get them to learn your name, and possibly even mentor you.
then after they are all buttered up and like you, which is key they have to like you.
Then you are in the position to present your idea to them.
Just say something like I was thinking about what we talked about or I was listening to your content, and this idea hit me.
then ask them for a few minutes of there time to present the idea.
If they like it and it is mutually beneficial your basically in.
If you have any questions on this and how you can apply it to your specific niche\business
pm me I would be glad to talk about it with you