Joint Venture Requests
I got another email from someone I have never heard of asking me to promote a product. I usually just ignore these emails. It was clear that this person had made NO attempt to find out anything about me or my client base.
For some reason, I felt compelled to “teach” this person the RIGHT way to do things. I went back and forth with a couple of emails while they accused me of all kinds of nonsense.
The VAST majority of information marketers do JVs with just about anyone with a pulse. Most of these folks do deals having never SEEN the product.
To me, this would constitute MAL PRACTICE as an info marketer.
To the vast majority of folks out there, the power of the CASH seems to win out.
If you’re thinking LONG term, this way of operating makes little sense to me.
I do VERY few JVs as a result of this philosophy. BUT, my reputation is 100% intact. There is NO value that can be placed on a good reputation in this business. Particularly because very few people have GOOD ones.
I have a very good friend who had to spend a lot of time and effort to go through all of his autoresponders to clear out any mention of a person who he found was a fraud and a liar.
Moral of this story? Be careful who you do business with, it could cost you a LOT more money in the long run.
All the Best,
PS – My sources tell me that APPLE may be announcing a KINDLE-LIKE product shortly. If it happens, Jeff Bezos needs to WATCH OUT! I’ll dump my Kindle in a second!