One of the quickest ways to get thousands of visitors to your website is from a Joint Venture â€“ This is the method of partnering with other people and â€œdoing a dealâ€.
In many ways, Joint Ventures (JVâ€™s) are much like Affiliate Sales where someone else is promoting your website and enticing people to visit.
One very common Joint Venture is working with someone else operating in a related or the same niche. You â€œdo a dealâ€ with the other party whereby they will push your website to their customers, in exchange for monetary compensation, or some other form of payment.
Perhaps the deal is you do the same (push their product to your customers).
Perhaps the deal is they do some form of advertising of your product or services to their mailing list in exchange for you buying some advertising space.
Or it could really just be a simple affiliate setup (you pay them a percentage of sales made to visitors they have directed to your website). In other words you have an affiliate set-up and â€œofferâ€ it to the other person, who then gets paid for each client who purchases something.
But this is only a piece of the picture. Once you have a decent mailing list and contacts, there are lots more you can do with JVâ€™s.
For example you can join up with another person and build a new website selling new products and share in the profit (and costs). Perhaps you can JV with a â€œbig nameâ€ Internet Marketer and get their endorsement of your product to use in promotional material.
How about doing a deal with a software developer where they do all the software development and you do the marketing and you both share the profits.
There are a heap of ways that JVâ€™s work, and literally no limit to the possibilities. Get creative!
What you do want to do is join some of the JV networks out there especially the ones that are well known to other Internet Marketers because your then going to get more â€œdealsâ€ that are likely to be relevant to your market.
Many people claim to be experts in the area of internet marketing tips. We suggest you do some careful research yourself first to get a a beginning understanding of this some important fundamentals.
The best JV networks I have found is called the Joint Venture Network.
I like this site because it costs nothing to read through all JVâ€™s. Only the person who submits a JV has to pay and that cost of $100 and targets 1000â€™s of people! This is a great way to get instant affiliates announce, a new product and the cost is quite reasonable.
As I mentioned though, you can browse all current JVâ€™s for free if you wish. Iâ€™m a member and can vouch for it.
There is a special â€œone-time-offerâ€ when you join to get some extra special deals as well and to change your membership type right up to Platinum where you get the ability to post â€œfreeâ€ announcements every 30 days instead of paying $100 (this would be of use to the bigger marketer who is releasing new products on a regular basis). But you donâ€™t need to do that, you can join for free and use it with paying anything if you wish.
Of course you don’t necessarily have to join a JV site to find people looking for a Joint Venture. You can also just go direct to the source and ask your existing contacts, or pick up the phone and start calling. I just found it a lot easier to put the announcement out, and those who are interested contact meâ€¦ Nice!
Or what about attending a major Internet Marketing event. I did this myself; in fact I attended the Singapore World Internet Summit in May 2007 for this very purpose!
Can you find someone to swap skills with? The process of doing this can build long-term relationships if done properly. Obviously anytime you are working with another person you need to make sure you build up a level of report and trust, and where possible and practical get an agreement in writing so both parties know exactly where they stand and what their obligations are.
This is particularly important in the case of a joint ventures setting up a new website. In these types of situation you need to have a clear understanding of expenses (who is paying for them, who has the authority to â€œcharge expensesâ€ i.e. either or both parties), how the profits are to be used and shared (e.g. even split, profits left in system, or taken out monthly, etc).
JVâ€™s can potentially be a massive way to increase visitors to your website!