Three years ago joint venture expert Marc Goldman joined up with Jay Abraham to create the Joint Venture Mastery program which I've looked at several times, but until today I hadn't bought.
First I have introduced joint venture arrangements as an essential element in my marketing of my Guerrilla Marketing Coaching programs (although as a Guerrilla I should be calling it Fusion Marketing).
Second Jay Abraham has been promoting some free joint venture training as he is looking for partners to help find him joint ventures. I would have opted to at least try out these three 90 minute (or two hour) training sessions but a) Jay wants a $250 credit card deposit that will be charged if you don't make the calls (all or part!) and b) the calls are scheduled for 4:00pm to 6:00pm Pacific Standard Time so that's midnight to 2:00 am UK time.
Much as I love listening to Jay Abraham, I'm not ruining my work schedule for the eight day period and Jay tends not to make the recordings available.
Third I am working with clients to encourage them to find joint venture partnerships.
So appetite whetted I remembered the Jay Abraham / Marc Goldman Joint Mastery program and went off to investigate.
Here is a recording of Jay Abraham discussing joint ventures with Marc Goldman as part of the Joint Venture Mastery promotion. The bad news is that the program has been withdrawn although Marc Goldman has now created the JV University (affiliate link - with a free membership option with an upgrade option to the full resources).
I Bought Joint Venture Mastery From eBay
eBay has been a popular resource for Jay Abraham fans to snap up some great value resources for a few cents on the dollar.
But this has now stopped.
I was astonished to hear on the Maven Marketing program that Jay is now employing a person to protect his copyright and stop the sale of his expensive private programs.
Fortunately Marc Goldman has a few copies of the Joint Venture Mastery program left which he is selling on eBay. I bought mine for $120 plus $20 carriage when the original price was $599.
What's Included In Joint Venture Mastery?
A series of nine CDs that focus on profitable deal making and eight tempting bonuses.
Here's the original Joint Venture Mastery sales letter but I plan to fill out this section when I have had a chance to work through the materials.
The JV University
As I mentioned the Joint Venture Mastery program is being withdrawn, Jay Abraham is doing his own thing and intends (according the sales letter) to create a $2k program.
Marc Goldman has created the JV University (affiliate link) with a free membership option.
The tag line for the JV University is "Where small businesses learn to do big business."
Sorry I didn't take a good look at the free option before I took the upsell into the full membership program (which is much cheaper to do when you first join rather than upgrading later). I will be reviewing what I've got access to in another blog.
Update - September 18, 2008
Jay Abraham has announced that he will hold a joint venture conference which he is calling the Power Partnering Super Summit.
Don't miss the opportunity to download a free 35 page Jay Abraham PDF called the Windfall Profits Paradox.