One of the things I value most as a small business owner is the value of collaboration and supporting each other. I am always looking at new ways to partner with businesses on joint ventures such as cross promotions and affiliate arrangements.
The information below lists the criteria I use to evaluate if we should work together. I receive many inquiries for joint ventures and I want to be sure we are the best fit before going forward. Please review the information below before contacting me.
If I choose not to partner with you, it is likely because your offer is not quite right for my current business needs. However I’m happy to refer your services to other businesses that I think would be a good match.
All the best,
Joint Venture Information
A Winning Partnership
Joint ventures must be a win for you, a me, and a win for our shared audience.
Do Your Homework
Do your research and know about me and my business before you approach. Be sure I’m not already offering something similar to what you’re proposing. You can get to know me by reading my blog, checking out my services, and looking over my products.
Understand My Audience
My audience is heavily comprised of busy, overwhelmed small business owners who are looking for marketing strategies that fit their style. As such, I will only promote products and services that give my audience practical and user-friendly strategies that will help them keep profitable customers.
I required you have a responsive list of at least 5,000 small business owners. For teleseminars, you can gather a large audience (at least 100). For pre-recorded interviews, it must reach 1,000 people.
Provide A High Value
Your offer must be business related and provides high value to my audience. Please do not simply say, “Everyone could use this.” Explain how this will benefit my audience of small business owners to achieve their goals.
Social Media Expertise
You must be well versed in social media and online marketing tools. And you must use these tools responsibly –no overly promotional messaging and spamming.
Excellent Sales Copy And Web Presence
You must have well written sales copy, a professional looking website, and an overall credible reputation. Please know that my reputation is at stake if I recommend my audience something that is not credible or professional.
Our Values Match
You must be mission driven. How will your offer positively impact other people’s lives? This is what interests me.
Think Outside The Box
I love creativity! So please take into account the criteria above if you want to brainstorm a joint venture.
I receive many things to retweet, blog, or endorse. If you’d like my endorsement of a product, I MUST review the item first before I tweet, blog or write about it. If you want an endorsement, please contact me at ivana@DIYMarketers.com with a description of your offer to see if it matches our interest level and schedule. Endorsements are not guaranteed.
Does it sound like we’re a match?
If so, send an email to ivana@DIYMarketers.com with a description of your project and how it addresses the above points. Thanks for taking the effort to make sure we’re a great joint venture!