I have been watching my little 9 month old granddaughter in England mastering first sitting, then crawling, and now standing via Skype. She does not give up. Every day she practises over and over again to achieve the next milestone. Before she could crawl, she would roll herself to wherever she wanted to go. The latest step in her development is that after much practising, she is now able to stand on her own!

When people get into Joint Ventures, they often feel overwhelmed, and they don’t know where to start.. It is so easy and such a natural thing for especially women to do. We need to apply the KISS principle: Keep it simple, stupid!

To help you to develop a Joint Venture mindset, I have some very practical examples that I’m sure will inspire you. One word of caution. Have a written agreement stipulating exactly what the agreement is so there can be no misunderstandings. Do your due diligence. If things don’t work out you will only have yourself to blame. The examples I am giving are only to help you understand how Joint Ventures work and I am not recommending you do any of them without having an agreement in place. If you are a member of Pre-Paid Legal, ask your lawyer to look at the agreement. For more information about Pre Paid Legal email me

You have a spare bedroom or basement and someone is looking for somewhere to stay.

You have a big garden and a gardener in an apartment building is looking for gardening space.

You have a basement that needs repair. Team up with a handyman looking for somewhere to stay. Instead of paying you rent, he works on the basement repairs. Stipulate exactly what your expectations are!

I have friend with a big basement and they wanted to turn it into a games room. They teamed up with friends and now have a billiards table in the basement for everyone to enjoy.

What if the church needs funds? If they have a parking lot that is not being used, they can let out parking spaces, especially if they are near a bus or train station.

Finding parking near an exhibition centre can be difficult especially if it’s a popular event. Here in Vancouver we have the very popular PNE every summer. The neighbours went into action and they rent spaces in their driveways.

Do a resource audit. What do you have that someone else might need? Start with baby steps, and soon you will be ready to move onto bigger things.

We have a brand new Affiliate Program now available for you! Sign up as an Affiliate here: and when anyone joins the DollarMakers Joint Venture Broker Club ($247 per year), you receive a $50 commission! There is no charge to become one of our affiliates.

Also, we are looking for people to join our DollarMakers Sendout Cards Team. See – if you’re interested, e-mail me for more information:

The DollarMakers Women’s Club is a very valuable resource for you. Get on the conference calls and get to know the other active members. Update your profile so people will know what you’re looking for. The secret to being visible on the website is to update your profile. You will automatically be on the home page for everyone to see.

Attend meetings and events. Not being in the city where an event is being held is not an excuse. We have people flying or driving for long distances to learn more about Joint Ventures.

Why not get great exposure for your business and JV’s by Sponsoring the Financial Empowerment full day seminars in Feb – Vancouver Feb 19, Toronto Feb 26. Sponsors, grab your spot – only two left – $250 includes a table, two tickets, your logo ‘a link on the new website, and your flyers / brochures distributed to all the attendees. Contact me direct if you wish to sponsor: We reserve the right of refusal.

Robin is the special Guest Speaker at the DollarMakers Women’s Club Meeting Tuesday Jan 25th in Burnaby, BC. Email me for more information

Here’s a wonderful video on Collaborative Consumption that is worth watching for JV Brokers! Enjoy!

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