Dec 282012
 

Just a few days ago we talked about reflecting on your experiences as an affiliate in 2012. After sometime looking back, it’s now time to look forward! As the holidays come to a close, it is the perfect time to set goals, make plans, and work towards 2013 being your best year yet.  Follow our advice below to get 2013 off to a great start!

Set Goals

Decide what you want to achieve in 2013, weekly, monthly and more and write it down. Set easy goals as well as harder to reach goals to keep you on the right path. Goals don’t have to be just about money or signups either. Goals can deal with things like commission numbers you would like to hit or number of blog posts you want to publish.

Set Clear Measures of Success

Setting goals is the easy part, setting when you hit them and how is a bit trickier. Maybe you’re monthly goal is to get 4 new sign ups. But if you get 6 one month and 2 the next, is that good enough for you? Set markers so that you know when you have achieved a goal. Once that happens, set new and tougher goals to keep moving forward.

Schedule Yourself

Setting a time to work on building your business each week is a great idea. Many of us are so busy these days that if we don’t set a specific time to do something, it wont get done. If you spent 2012 only working on your business in random spurts, change that this year. Pick a time each week to dedicate to your business and add it to your schedule or agenda to hold yourself to it.

Tie Up Loose Ends

GDI unveiled the Learning Bonus in August of 2012 to make sure new affiliates had an understanding of GDI as well as everything they needed to get started and get paid. If you joined prior to August 2012, you missed the opportunity for this bonus, but it is still a great guide for getting started. Listed below are a few steps from the Learning Bonus that are helpful for all affiliates. See any you haven’t accomplished just yet? Now is the time to check them off your list!

  • Create a “GDI” email address with your domain
  • Create a WebSite using SiteBuilder or WordPress
  • Set Your Preferred Commission Method
  • Send Your Documentation to GDI Support

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