Joint Ventures

June 22, 2010 by  
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I first heard of  Joint Ventures I thought how obvious it was people should join forces to do programs to help each gain visibility.

I was surprised actually, someone had made an issue of it, but pleased more people would realize the benefit of being able to increase their visibility by joining resources. Joint Ventures are the easiest and fastest way of being able to build your database and have more people discover your expertise.

I use Social Media to find potential Joint Ventures. I have found I have to assign a specific time, fourth week of the month, Thursdays and Fridays to generate the level of relationships which will create rewarding venues.

Facebook has been one of the best resources and SelfGrowth has been another. I enjoy meeting authors who have written within the same genre as I. It’s hard to believe but you can also use Amazon by searching your book and then seeing how it’s categorized. Then search other books in the same category and search the author’s names to find their websites.

I have been pleasantly surprised by the receptiveness of authors. The conversation is more of telling them I saw their website and book and wanted to talk about how they market their book, if they’ve done any interviews, what is working well and what they might need help with.

I always try to have something to offer them they need and then I suggest we schedule a time where I might interview them. It’s a great strategy.

Joint Ventures

August 3, 2009 by  
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I have never been as impressed as I have been during the past year with the immense generosity of people I’ve met on Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, SelfGrowth, MySpace and Jason’s Network. I have asked for help in getting publicity for my sixth book and was given twelve interviews, three in other countries.

I have been included in teleseminars, webinars, radio and even television interviews through the joint venture relationships I have developed through social media. If you listen to the powers to be (and why would I adhere to anyone’s rules) they will insist you are not to use their platforms to generate business. As far as I can tell, it would be pointless to involve myself in the environments otherwise.

This is what I have done fairly successfully. I seek others who are authors, speakers and media specialists. I make a point of getting to know them throughout a period of three months or so. This involves a minimum of three to five emails and two or three live conversations prior to attempting to engage them in a joint venture.

I have been turned down on once in all the times I have attempted to engage authors and media personalities. That is a great ratio. I love the process of getting to know authors and people in general. It is not as self-serving as you might think. Everyone enjoys being part of others’ success.

There are several mp3 files on how to set up teleseminars and interviews in the program so I’ve made it easy for you to create the kind of programs that will help you create a level of visibility as an author that you need to be successful.