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Updated by Denise Wakeman on Nov 21, 2015
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How to Approach a New Joint Venture Partner

Questions you must ask yourself and answer before you approach a high profile Joint Venture Partner. While it may be tempting to reach out to the influencers in your niche to promote your launch, without a prior relationship, the answer is likely going to be no. Don't be offended if they say no. There are a lot of factors that go into a decision whether to promote or not. First & foremost there needs to be a relationship established and you can get attention by giving without asking for anything in return.

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Has there been any previous communication between you and the potential high profile JV partner?

Has there been any previous communication between you and the potential high profile JV partner?
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What have you done for the prospective JV partner lately?

What have you done for the prospective JV partner lately?
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Have you promoted the JV prospect's products or services?

Have you promoted the JV prospect's products or services?
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Do you read and comment on the prospect's blog?

Do you read and comment on the prospect's blog?
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Do you actively contribute to the prospect's social networks?

Do you actively contribute to the prospect's social networks?

Are you retweeting their tweets, sharing their blog posts and commenting on their Facebook page?

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Have you purchased and used any of the prospect's products or services?

Have you purchased and used any of the prospect's products or services?
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How are you going to make this a win-win for your JV partner?

How are you going to make this a win-win for your JV partner?
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How much lead time are you giving your JV partner?

How much lead time are you giving your JV partner?

Most high profile marketers require a long lead time as their own promotions and other JV promotions are scheduled months in advance. 3 days notice doesn't cut it.

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Most importantly, have you done your research?

Most importantly, have you done your research?

Is your product or service a good fit for their audience? Have your provided access to your product so they can see for themselves if it's relevant for their audience.