Secret #1: Always Seek Alignment First
joint ventures with all sorts of different people and many of
them were a flat out
failure. Meaning they didn't build our list,
or help us grow our business.
Why? Because we had a lack of alignment
with either the partner or the tribe.
values, our language, and
our reasons for doing business did not match.
For example, our
mission is to use
business as a vehicle to
transform the world. And for many people,
that simply doesn't align. They are using business exclusively to
make money. Or they are using business as a vehicle to build their
When we've done
people who do not align with our mission and values, they never
work. And they definitely won't work for you either!
So always seek to do partnerships with
people who are deeply aligned with who you are and what you're up to
in the world. Take the time to get to know them, to have real
conversations with them, and make sure you are both in great
With Your Movement Not The Money
We get approached by people every week
that want to do Joint Ventures with us. The problem is that 95% of
them lead with how much money we'll make or how much we'll earn per
I'm sorry to be blunt but "WHO
My experience has shown that the
majority of "leaders" who have big email lists don't feel like money
is the primary
I mean don't get me wrong. A joint
venture promotion must make financial sense to put your time &
energy into doing it.
But above and beyond that, people want
to endorse movements that are really exciting. They want to get
behind people who deliver massive transformational value. They want
to give something of real importance to their list.
So instead of leading with how much
money you will help a partner make, instead
lead with your mission and purpose and what type of benefit it
will provide to their list.
That's much more likely to
people to get on board with your promotion. Not to mention it's a
truly unique way to approach others because nobody can do your
mission better than you!
Secret #3: Start With Your Inner Circle First
When people decide to start attracting
joint venture partners, the first question people usually ask is:
"where do I find these partners?"
The answer is so simple that it's
likely right under your nose. Look for the people you are already
I can guarantee you that there are at
least 2-3 potential partners who would be perfect to promote you
that are already in your "inner circle"... meaning people you
already have a great relationship with.
So pull out your phone, check your
email contacts, or simply look at who you already talk to on a
regular basis in your industry... and then approach them to do a
joint venture together.
If you actually take the time to dig
through your EXISTING contacts, I'll bet you have aligned people who
would be perfect to do a partnership together.
They may not have a huge list of
people... but even someone who has a 100 people on their list that
are perfect for you will be an amazing place to start.
So start where you are with the people
you already know to get new joint venture partners fast.
Final Thoughts For
It's important to realize that you
don't build a big email list overnight.
But that doesn't mean you should
continue to wait to get started today. And in my personal
experience, the absolute best way to consistently grow your reach
and make money is through joint venture partnerships.
So make your decision today to get
started building a larger email list by collaborating with others.
It's a very easy strategy, it's a lot of fun to do it with others,
and it's a heck of a lot more effective than many other techniques
The time for collaboration is now! And
you can definitely do it...
About the Author
Max Simon is the founder of Big Vision
Business, an amazing global company on a mission to train one
million entrepreneurs to use business as their vehicle to transform
the world & generate enough abundance to easily cover your personal,
spiritual, and philanthropic desires. To become one of the million