The other day I received an email that basically asked–are you still around? Active? Your websites haven't been updated in awhile. Wow!!! and they were right.
I've been spending so much time on "other peoples stuff" cuz well that's what I do–I market for small businesses and other people.
I picked up a few more JV Partners and they have kept me hopping!
That is no excuse for not updating my own personal blogs from time to time–especially since I haven't written anything on my blog since November!!!
How sad is that?
Anyway, let me apologize and see if I can write a bit of an update.
I'm in Florida this week with hubby–Port St. Lucie–and you gotta love Florida for sure.
The weather is beautiful.
I know some parts of the country are under ice/snow–literally. I do hope all of you stay safe.
So what do I have going on?
I'm working on a project–and having the website built now–I've had to put it on hold for a bit-as my designers are drowning (not complaining for sure) in the work I've been piling on them…but soon I promise I will let you know what that project is.
I'll be in Florida another week–and plan to meet with some of my clients–that should be exciting.
My cousin is coming to stay with me for awhile–and whoo hoo she is going to be my assistant. I so need that.
My outsource team is growing–currently at 7–they rock! As I could NOT do what I do without them–so a BIG shoutout to my incredible team.
You're going to go through some frustrations–that's inevitable–as you work through those kinks–remember that your JV partners are YOUR customers as well–treat them as such. Don't give up on the partnership too early.
Also remember that IF you are working as the behind the scenes fulfillment center for your JV Partner–it is NOT your right to put YOUR name on their work (unless they give you permission). Does this make sense?
In other words–my team may design a website/blog for a JV partner–I do NOT put my stamp on that work–it is considered for all intents of purpose my JV partners work.
Now, this does NOT mean that if someone asks me for example of my team's work that I won't share privately the work that my team has completed–but I do NOT put in the footer–site design by…
Anyway, that brings me to another issue…
I am NOT currently looking to take on anymore JV Partners–this may change in the future we I add more folks to my team. You may think that is not smart business–but it really is. If my team can't complete timely projects for my partners–it not only makes me look bad but it doesn't fair well for my JV partners.
As well…I don't provide names of my JV partners to anybody–it's a private arrangement–and again it's just good business sense.
And another tip–do NOT consider your "competition" as a competitor–they may very well be the best person to approach with a JV partnership agreement. I prefer to develop relationships with what some of you may consider my competitors…I can tell you that my so-called competitors are the most lucrative partnerships that I have entered into agreement with…it's a scratch your back/scratch my back arrangement.
So for those of you who are looking for JV partners–remember my above tips–believe me you will fair better in all of your business arrangements.
Please share your experiences with JV partnerships–I would love to hear them.
I hope all of you have an incredible day/week and remember to stay safe.