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Doing almost anything, besides meditating, is easier when you have two or more of the right people. So, why aren't more people asking for help in their business or creating joint venture relationships? Jeanna Gabellini explains that leveraging the resources, skills and experiences of other people is simply a smart business practice.
One of the best ways to increase your reach to potential clients quickly is by creating a joint venture. Fabienne Fredrickson explains how forming partnerships with other successful people can skyrocket your exposure to your ideal clients, build your list and help fill your practice.
Joint venture partnerships if done right are one of the quickest ways to build your audience, sell your products, and up level your brand perception. Holly Chantal shares just a few of the lessons she's learned while navigating the world of joint venture partnerships.
Connect with influential people to create a win-win relationships by shifting your mindset, making a list of people you want to work with, show up where they show up, and come from a place of service.
Joint ventures are one of the fastest ways to build your list and your business. But there is a lot of mystery and confusion surrounding joint ventures. What’s the difference between a joint venture and an affiliate? How do you do a joint venture? How do you find joint venture partners? Who would be a good joint venture partner for you? Cindy Schulson shares tips on what you should look for in a joint venture partner.
Wondering how you can create additional streams of income if you have a service-based business? Check out affiliate marketing. With affiliate marketing you offer a product that someone else developed and get paid a commission for doing it. There are no costs to you so it makes it an easy way to start offering products without any expense.
One of the benefits of being self-employed is the independence to make your own choices and do things your way. However, too much independence can actually be limiting. Collaborating with others in a similar situation can open up all kinds of possibilities that are not always possible on your own.
When you’re an employee you typically have co-workers and a boss to help support you as you get your job done. As a solo entrepreneur who do you turn to? Typically you’ll be looking for a Board of Advisors for your business such as your Attorney, Accountant and possibly Bookkeeper. But what happens beyond them? Who else should you consider having as a trusted team of supporters? Jeannie Spiro shares a list of a few types of individuals and or resources that can be helpful in supporting your business.
Monica Shah feels that there are three things that have caused the most difference in her business: Hiring a master coach, joining a high-end mastermind and avoiding isolation. Monica shares five reasons that masterminds are unbeatable when it comes to growing your business.
If you keep up with marketing blogs and online business in general, it’s likely you’ve heard the word affiliate thrown around a lot. And it’s no wonder… Programs of this type are everywhere these days. But many of you may not know exactly what an affiliate is, and so I want to back up for a moment and clear up this concept once and for all.
Here are a few things you want to consider when starting an affiliate program.
Forging Joint Venture partnerships is a powerful way to gain exposure to new prospects and build your list. But what do you say to start the conversation with a potential partner and how do you figure out what to do together? Fabienne would like to share the method she has used in her own business.
Have you ever thought that event sponsorship was just a waste of money? Maybe you thought about being a sponsor of an event and then talked yourself out of it because you just couldn’t see how you could make it work out for you? As a service based entrepreneur, would you like to know how to Double Your Event Sponsorship Return? I think that most of us who are new to the sponsorship game are looking for one thing – sales. What I think is a better approach is two-fold.
Masterminds allow you and your business to reach a common goal: to have a profitable, rewarding and FUN business that feeds your soul AND impacts the world.
If you want to build your list fast, there’s no better way than with a well-chosen, well-implemented joint venture partnership. It’s like super-charging your marketing efforts. Plus it’s easy and fun! How do you attract their interest in partnering with you? These 5 tips will help you streamline the process for maximum results.
I struggled for over two years to find easier avenues to meet my ideal clients. I was trying everything I heard to try...speaking, networking, my circle of influence. All the usual angles. While I got traction it still felt like picking up a few people at a time. Read on where I can share my experiences and hopefully turn them into yours.
Although the whole notion of sponsorships has been around for years, it's only recently been gaining popularity in the online entrepreneurial community. Which leads me to 2 very important questions: 1) Should you as a business become a sponsor? 2) Should you offer sponsorship opportunities? Read on to find out the answers.
In the beginning you may feel like “Only I can do it this way.” But, there’s a concept called the “Glass Ceiling” in business where you can’t go any higher because there’s only so much you can do yourself. The business gets so complex that you will actually need to simplify.
If you aren’t part of a mastermind group now, Monica shares four reasons that masterminds are unbeatable when it comes to growing your business. She suggests you find or form one, especially if you are ready to quantum leap this year.
We’re all in charge of what we think, but the people closest to us can influence that thinking profoundly – even without our realizing it. New coaches, or coaches who are struggling with their businesses, oftentimes gravitate toward other new coaches and struggling business owners like them. But you’re not doing yourself or your clients any favors by staying small. Here are 3 terrific ways to uplevel your influencers.
A circle of supportive people is one of the most powerful groups you can have in your life. With the right circle, you can get the motivation and understanding that you need to build your self-confidence and accomplish your most cherished dreams. Having a support team — and I’m not just talking about a VA here — is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.
Many people think sponsorships are as easy as generating one good proposal and sending it out to thousands of potential sponsors. But the fact is blanket sponsorship proposals are like trying to put out a grease fire with a super-soaker. Not only isn’t it efficient, but with grease and water, well, that is just a bad situation in the making. Let’s take a look at five reasons blanket sponsorships don’t work.
Joint venture partnerships are a great way to expand your reach and build your list. This method is becoming more and more popular helping many business owners to increase their data base rapidly. But how can you find the right partners for your business and what do you say when you contact them?
If you want to start making more being self-employed while having more time off, it’s crucial to outsource, delegate, and systematize different parts of your business, even if you’re a beginner. Let’s face it, it takes a lot to make your solo-business a Client Attraction machine, but even more so if you’re doing it all on your own.
Have you heard of leverage as it relates to achieving your dreams, securing wealth, and financial freedom? Unless you do not have internet access or have been pulling a 'Rip Van Winkle', I'm sure that you've heard of MLM (Multi-Level Marketing). Well, despite all that you may have heard, the foundation for a successful MLM is based upon the principles of leverage, a truly powerful concept that has helped many entrepreneurs achieve their own financial freedom.
Most individuals think that corporate sponsorships are only for nonprofits, associations and little leagues. But here’s the thing: if you are doing any kind of promotions or marketing for your business (and you better be!), you may be leaving money on the table if you aren’t benefiting from sponsorships.
A Mastermind is a select group of people who meet on a regular basis in order to support each other in growing their businesses and realizing their dreams. This unique connection may help you to realize that your big dreams can be much bigger!
One of the coaching and business tips that often gets the most resistance is the hiring of a support team. The reason usually is, “I can’t justify the expense,” or “I can do it myself much more quickly.” This is a myth that’s not only holding you back in terms of getting your deeper work out into the world, it’s also slowing the growth of your business!
If you’re looking to build your opt-in list quickly, you may want to consider co-registration. Co-registration is the process of using a service to collect user information. Generally it works like this: A person visits a website and signs up for an opt-in list. They check the box that allows them to “receive messages from a third-party.” Voila – co-registration. Sounds like a pretty good arrangement, right? It is, or at least it can be. Here are some things to consider when evaluating co-registration services.
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to participate in a list building giveaway. Now I like list-building giveaways. As a matter of fact, my Be Heard Day in March is one. But this particular one broke almost all my rules. So much so that I started getting really annoyed with the constant barrage of mistakes. Let me back up and explain what happened, and why I think there is a better way to do it.
Networking. It’s not about what you can get. It’s about what you give!
Sponsorship proposals have a basic format. While this doesn’t mean you can blast exactly the same information out to every sponsor, it does give you a reliable format to follow when tailoring each proposal. Let’s take a look at 5 things to include in your corporate sponsorship deck.
Most individuals think that getting sponsors are only for nonprofits, associations and little leagues. But here’s the thing: if you do any kind of promotions for your business, you’re leaving money on the table if you aren’t benefiting from sponsorships.
Writing a sponsorship proposal is easy. Getting them to say “Yes” to sponsor you is the difficult part. Fortunately, there are some simple tips to remember to increase the chance your proposal will make the selection.
By now you should have a good overview of what accountability partnerships are and what kind might be best for you. How can you make sure that your relationship – whatever kind you choose – will work smoothly and successfully for both you and your partner?
There is a simple formula for getting a sponsorship. You need to know the things you need, what the sponsor is looking to get out of the deal and figure out how they match.
Sponsorships are a win for everyone involved. What are the steps to getting a corporate sponsor?
Redhot I'm sure you believe that everyone has something of value to contribute... perhaps a thought, a suggestion, or a vision. That one of the best ways to determine if you're headed on the right path is to bounce ideas off others, or that a successful business owner knows that a multi-faceted team is the best source for continued growth? But, do you know that many business owners employ people with similar ideas, values and beliefs?
When people think of sponsorship, their mind goes directly to live events. It makes sense, as most entrepreneurs, coaches and consultants are used to seeing live events underwritten. But when you think outside the box, you’ll open up your eyes to a variety of opportunities – many of them you’re already doing as part of your business – that can land you corporate sponsorships.
For the past several years as I have built my business, I’ve made sure to surround myself with people who help both my business and myself grow. Whether this is a mastermind, a mentor or a coach, these people propel me forward in a way that I doubt I could do as easily on my own.
You’re sitting there in your home or small business office and wondering-- how do you compete with the big guys? If you want to play really big without hiring a salaried sales team, then your secret weapon is joint ventures.
The joint venture giveaway event, is my all-time favorite. Why? Because there aren't any affiliate links, commissions, teleclasses, or sales involved - it's simply a group of people coming together and giving away some of their best stuff ... and when you have a collective working together in this way you can reach many more people than you ever could on your own. Read on for some tips on how to create your own joint venture giveaway event.
The saying "it's not what you know, but who you know" is one of the truest phrases ever uttered. Whether you're just starting out as a solopreneur or leading a multi-million dollar venture, having contacts who are well connected themselves is a major boost to your business. But how can you tell which contacts will be most helpful? And how do you cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with these movers and shakers?
It’s never a good thing when you rely on one stream of income. That stream dries up and you’re, ahem, up that creek without a paddle. That’s why having multiple streams of income is so valuable. One stream dries up, you’ve got a few other ones to depend on. Here are 3 quick and easy ways you can start adding more streams right now.
You're ready to make some changes. You've decided to pursue your passion, change directions, and jump right in. You have a wonderful coach who keeps you on course through weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly session, but somewhere in between scheduled sessions you find yourself faltering. Are you looking for a way to stay on course daily? What about a buddy?
Yes, you love your clients but honestly, too much 1-on-1 work can leave you feeling exhausted and strapped for time, plus limit how much you can make. You end up not only feeling burnt out but feeling broke too, even though you’re working plenty hard. The good news is that the solution is actually pretty simple.
Creating your own virtual (and even in-person) team is a crucial step to doubling and tripling your income.
Here are 5 tips on how to find or create a powerful master mind that will move you and your business forward to greater rewards and a whole lot more fun.
Do you know that one of the best ways to build a successful online business quickly is through joint ventures? I know this concept can bit a bit hard to grasp to those of us who like being a lone ranger (kind of one of the common traits of being an entrepreneur, right?). But I hope you'll join me as I more fully embrace the "no one reaches success alone" philosophy myself.
Learn how to create dozens of income streams from prweb guru Marnie Pehrson.
Many Solo Entrepreneurs work from a home office. Our only connections to the outside world are the internet / e-mail and the telephone. Cold calling, "warm" calling and sending e-mails may seem like the most obvious way to let people know about us and to generate sales. But, there's another way that works even better.