|I get this question all the time. “Derek, what is one of the quickest and most effective ways to build my list?” My reply? “Joint Ventures!” Joint ventures can often times be the biggest bang for your efforts to massively increase the size of your list. Having someone email their list for you to introduce you and allow you to immediately present your IFO or content in front of large group of potential prospects is a BIG way to build your list.
In this article I reveal 7 areas to find new strategic alliances and joint venture partners that can help you rapidly build your list.
Why? Well think about the exposure. Joint venture partners or strategic alliances can quickly reduce the amount of time it takes for you to position yourself in front of prospects using the power of association with the people who can potentially know, like and trust you. For example: It takes the same energy to create an alliance with a 40,000-member organization as it does with a 40-member organization.
What better time to strategically think about your JV partners and strategic alliances than at beginning of a new year. Focus on the long-term relationship you will form with them and remember – it has to be a good fit! You don’t want to spend time and effort building a strategic alliance with a potential joint venture partner if your services or message do not compliment each other well. You need to be comfortable with the 50/50 relationship of giving and receiving (remember, it’s not all about you).
Here are 7 areas you can focus on for developing your strategic alliances and joint venture partnerships:
While you’re meeting these potential partners, try to focus on those that compliment, but don’t compete with your message. It has to resonate on both sides to form a mutual relationship – not one sided. Think “big” as well as “realistic” with the more names, the better. It’s all about thinking ‘outside the box’ about those you could partner with.
Now, what do you offer in once you’ve established the idea of a joint venture with someone? Once you’ve made the introduction and formed a connection and are interested in pursuing the idea of a joint venture partnership – I would personally recommend offering to do something in their favor first. Basically, “how can I help you.” It just sets the right tone in my book and positions you as someone who genuinely cares and is interested in them (and you should be if you’ve chosen to partner with them in some way). If they ask what they can do for you, I always recommend offering your (IFO) before you try and present a paid product or program. It’s easier for them to promote or email on your behalf to their email list when what you’re offering is something that is of high-value and high-content as well as FREE!
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From the seven areas I refered to above, where can you start to place more effort to strategically find the right JV partners and strategic alliances to help build your list? Find 2-3 and develop a 5 step action list of where you can start to reach out and make connections in places you had not considered before or used in the past.
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