You know that your business will probably grow slower
than molasses in the Winter unless you joint venture
and partner with other online marketers. If you're just
launching your own product or service, you really
need access to their lists. You need access to their
You also know... intuitively, that people like partnering
with their friends. They like partnering with people whom
they actually know and trust. Consequently, you know
that you need to break into some of your desired partners'
inner circles. You need to actually get to meet these
people so that they do know and trust you.
Knowing the above facts leads you to the logical
conclusion that you need to attend a few seminars and
conferences so that you can meet like-minded
individuals. You need to attend events like Michael
Penland's Internet Marketing and Joint Venture Super
Conference. This is the conference being held in
Orlando, Florida, December 3rd - 5th. Read about it here:
If that event isn't appropriate for you, you can locate lots
of other events (many close to where you live) at:
So, you concede that you need to get out and meet some
potential JV partners. "BUT" - and there's that word. It's just
too expensive. There's not only the costs of attending the
event itself, but there's also travel, lodging, and meals.
"These expenses can really add up," you whine :-)
"Not really!" the savvy internet marketer counters. If you're
smart you can probably get into major hotels at many
seminar locations for a mere fraction of the going rate.
You can also get rental cars or airfare at bargain prices.
"Tell me more," you say!
Several years ago, I listened to an audio tape of Wade
Cook speaking at a seminar. He explained that his travel
and lodging was practically free. He stayed at only 4-star
hotels and traveled the world... dirt cheap. Wade's secret...
he was registered as a travel agent.
It's a little know fact that cruise lines, hotels, resorts,
condo operators, car rental companies, and those
offering all kinds of travel packages, often offer deep discounts
to travel agents. They let travel agents take advantage of
what are called "fam trips" or "fam rates." "Fam" is short
for familiarization. These companies offer these incredible
deep discounts to travel agents because they want the
travel agents to be able to make a heart-felt recommendation
for their resort, cruise, or luxury travel package to their
The simple economics behind giving these fam rates to
travel professionals is that they are offering rooms or other
accommodations that would otherwise go unused. If
you have spare cabins on a cruise ship, or extra rooms in
a luxury resort, why not at least make a few dollars while
building a relationship with someone who can help grow
Ok, I've let that secret out. I am a "card carrying" referring
travel agent. That means I can often get such deep discounts
that it costs me practically NOTHING to attend conferences
and seminar in major cities. There's a "little" more to it than
that. Some of the places, for example, may want you to
attend an orientation or tour... but others don't.
This little discussed secret is so amazing that I can fly from
Florida to places like Ireland, Hawaii, or Mexico and spend
a week in a luxury resort for only hundreds of dollars. Check
it out at: http://www.ytbnet.com/williecrawford
"Ok, so I can get my accommodations cheap, but it still
costs a lot to get IN to these events."
Not really. If at one of these events you form just one
joint venture with someone with say... a list of 100,000...
who agrees to send out an endorsed mailing for you, you
could make back twenty times your investment. Remember,
your purpose in attending these events (aside from learning
from the speakers) is so that you can locate appropriate
business partners and get your business growth un-stuck!
Take a look at Michael Penland's Internet Marketing and Joint
Venture Super Conference again, and you'll see why seasoned
Internet marketers like me will be sitting in the audience.
It's how we grow our businesses. We negotiate deals: in
the hallway, at dinner, and after hours. We don't consider it
an expense. It's a tiny, very wise investment.
Now you know several Savvy Internet Marketers' BIG Seminar
Secrets. Your competitors are acting upon that knowledge
right now. Are you?
Willie Crawford is a corporate president, published author,
seminar speaker and host, tele-seminar speaker and host,
retired military officer, karate black belt, network marketing
trainer, and lifetime student of marketing. He shows people
how to actually generate substantial income on-line using
very simple systems. An example of such a system can
be studied and duplicated at: http://ProfitMagician.com
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