Method #16: Enter into a Joint
If you don’t already have a site and an email list of your own, a joint venture can
be one of the best ways to make money quickly. When it comes to joint venture
partnerships, there are three things to keep in mind:
1. Most good JV partners will reject you initially. If a person immediately
accepts your JV offer, there’s a good chance that she is not receiving
many offers. On the other hand, if she doesn’t respond initially or tells you
that she’ll need more time or a better offer, this probably (but doesn’t
always) mean that a lot of people are pursuing her as a JV partner.
Why is this important to understand? Because you will get rejected many
times initially when you first begin sending out offers. It is important to
understand that partnerships can often be a numbers game; and that you
shouldn’t be discouraged too easily.
2. Be courteous and make a generous offer. Often, the simple presence of a
JV partner will boost your sales and your profile as a marketer far beyond
what it will do for you in direct sales from that partner. For this reason, it is
always a good idea to approach JV partners with a generous offer; and to
be patient, kind, and courteous.
3. Stay focused in your presentation. If you’re looking for a JV partner who
can drive traffic to your site; and you are willing to offer a profit-sharing
arrangement in exchange, then say that upfront. Make sure they
understand exactly what it is that you need from them; and exactly what
they will get for participating.
If you do these three things—and if you remain persistent—you have a good
chance of finding at least a few JV partners who will be willing to work with you
and promote your project.
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Method #17: Offer Services to
As an Internet marketer, you understand the sales process. You know how to
create ad campaigns, exchange links, create salesletters, manage
autoresponders, create check-out pages—and all the other things that Internet
marketers do on a daily basis.
As it turns out, this can be very useful if you’re in a bid and need cash. You can
simply offer your services to Internet marketers on forums and in other places in
exchange for small fees. For instance, if you need to make $50/day for the next
week, then offer to submit a site’s link to 50 directories for $5. You should have
no problem pulling in 10 sales per day with that a strategy like that.
Method #18: Offer a Special Offer
on the WarriorForum or SitePoint
Several large forums allow members to submit special offers to other members. If
you need cash badly, consider using this section on one of the larger Internet
marketing forums to sell something that a lot of people need for very cheap.
For instance, consider writing a 15-page report on a current hot topic; and selling
it for $3 per copy as a special offer. This may sound like a tiny amount—and
indeed it is—but that’s exactly the point. You’re not selling a massive,
comprehensive set of encyclopedias. You’re simply selling something small and
targeted for a tiny price, so that potential buyers don’t have to think hard about
what to do.
If you do a good job with this approach and create a valuable product, there’s a
good chance you’ll make hundreds of dollars from your offer.
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Method #19: Sell Custom Content
If you can write well and can also do basic graphic design work, consider
churning out some custom content mini-sites. This might consist of something
like a standard graphics package for a site, including a logo and banners; as well
as a 10-15 articles.
Once you have created your content mini-site, consider how best to sell it.
Usually, the best place to sell it is a marketing forum; however, the price and the
number of copies you want to sell may be harder question. If you believe you can
make two sites per day, then it may make sense to sell them for as little as
$30/each. Remember, also, that you should research the topics you pick in
advance, so that the sites you create will target lucrative keywords for your
Method #16: Enter into a Joint