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On today's segment of Authority Masterminds on Blog Talk Radio, we had as our expert authority, Willie Crawford discussing Joint Venture Brokerage.

Willie is a very well known JV Broker who has connected many businesses, product and service owners, affiliates and Joint Venture partners together.

We began our discussion with Willie describing exactly what a Joint Venture is. Generally, when we think of a Joint Venture, we think of a product launch.

Actually, a Joint Venture is when any group of people gets together for a product promotion, a product creation, combining or associating products or services or even to promote a cause, such as a particular event or charity.

Then Willie went on to explain the role of a Joint Venture Broker. Suppose that you have a product or service that is a good one, but, you do not have the resources to make it viable. A JV Broker will go out and suggest your product or service to potential Joint Venture Partners and Affiliates.

Once these partners and affiliates have agreed to promote your product, then a product launch is set up. You, the product or service owner, would pay a commission to the promoters. And you would also pay the broker a commission for putting this all together.

Good Joint Venture Brokers are in high demand. Skilled joint Venture Brokers may often receive an upfront fee for the project and a percentage of profits from a successful promotion. That is what makes this business model not only attractive, but also, potentially very lucrative.

There are several ways that a JV Broker can apply their skills. Not only in the online world, but in offline as well. For example, bringing together an offline business and an online business, to complement their particular products or services.

Another example would be connecting an offline business with an online local business promoter. Producing increased sales for the offline business and providing word of mouth expert status for the online promoter.

It's really about having the vision to see the possibilities and putting the business owners together, either online or offline, and because you are able to do that, then you get paid a commission for doing it.

Willie and an associate, Sohail Khan, will be holding a 5 day workshop in Atlanta, Georgia in early May. However, they will accept only a limited number of students. And, as you will see on the website, potential students must schedule a call with Willie or Sohail to qualify for the workshop.

Be sure to listen to the call recording and, as always, be prepared to take notes and listen several times. Willie always over delivers on these calls and there is a lot of good info, if you are a good listener.

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Thanks so much for your time and participation.

Until next time!

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Our guest expert for today's show was Willie Crawford.

Willie Crawford was raised on a tobacco farm in North Carolina, living off welfare most of his youth. His family was so poor that he once wore his grandmother’s shoes to school while working to earn money to replace his only dilapidated pair.

This built a burning desire in Willie to break away from the poverty and build his own business. Willie is now one of the world’s leading internet marketing experts, having spoken at dozens of seminars in the United States, Malaysia, Singapore and the U.K.

Willie leverages his knowledge of online marketing, and the connections that he’s developed over the years to help others launch products. Willie often serves as a middleman or a joint venture broker.

He’s also Executive Director of The International Association of Joint Venture Brokers.

Willie has written several books including a best-selling soul food cookbook (featured in The Soul Food Museum in Atlanta, Georgia), and an inspirational biography, “Git Off The Porch.”

Willie shared some very interesting  traffic generation strategiesTop. One of the first things he suggested doing is to find and interview an expert, such as through a webinar or teleseminar, and record this interview, have it transcribed and create an ebook and sell as a product of your own or as a Private Label Rights product.

Another favorite tactic of Willie's is through the use of video, not only posted at the usual video sites, but also on his blogs. The length of the video will depend, not only on the platform that it is posted to, but also the topic being covered or for instance, if the video is to promote a product launch or service.

Willie also suggested using your email marketing to remind your customers to return to your blog by having your message lead into a link back to your blog to complete reading the article and for additional information pertaining to the topic.

Willie also gave us some great examples for the use of podcasts, article marketing and press releases. One of sites that he was invited to partner with is Easy Push Button Traffic. Using their software system simplifies the process of adding your video, articles, press releases and podcasts to the host sites, saving you a great deal of time in the process.

Willie also had a special surprise for us today. He gave us a link to download a PowerPoint Presentation, for your personal use, that goes in to much greater detail covering Traffic Generation Strategies. There is a lot of great information in here and Willie shares some tips and techniques that you should begin implementing right away to increase and maintain a steady flow of traffic to your websites.

Willie provided us with a lot of excellent information today. If you were unable to make the live broadcast, head on over and download the replay. If you are having problems with getting traffic to your sites or need to turn up the volume, you will get some great ideas.

Thanks so much for joining us here and at the show.

Be sure to check back here regularly for updates to the show schedule.

Till next time!

Jim

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