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What Exactly are Online Joint Ventures

Feb 10, 2008
Joint venture is defined as an agreement joining together two or more parties for the purpose of executing a particular business undertaking. All parties agree to share in the profits and losses of the enterprise. An online joint venture pairs two or more parties together to specifically do business online.

Okay - in plain English, an online joint venture happens when you join forces with another online business to make some money. There are no tricks to joint ventures other than finding a good partner, and joint ventures can and do take a variety of forms.

For example, a simple joint venture, which is also quite common, is for two information marketing businesses to bundle their products together and promote them to their combined email lists. The benefit to this type of arrangement is potentially huge. Each business increases their exposure and customer base, each business makes money, and each business gives their customer and email list an opportunity to get benefit from a new product.

This type of joint venture is only one of a thousand possibilities. If you have a great opt in list and someone has a great product, you can promote their product to your list for a percentage of the sales. Or you may be excellent at marketing products and have a great idea for a product your market would buy, but you do not have the time or the inclination to create the product. You could then partner with a programmer or a writer to create the product, you sell it and you split the profits. Like I said, there are many options.

As stated earlier, the real key to a successful online joint venture partnership is finding the right partner. Online networking is an excellent place to find a partner. Perhaps you already work with a business you could partner with. Once you find a potential partner, your first step before you pick up the phone is to draft a proposal. Highlight what you bring to the relationship and what your potential partner has to gain.

Once you have your proposal ready, and you've done plenty of research about your potential partner, give them a call, send them a letter, or zip over an email introducing yourself and outlining your proposal. Remember to make your proposal about them, what they have to gain and what you have to offer, rather than what you have to gain.

If they're not interested, part on good terms. You never know when your paths might cross again and you could work together in the future. If, on the other hand, your partner says yes enjoy the experience and the profits
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