May 062013
 

GDIAroundtheWorld

Our GDI Around the World Contest has been running for a few weeks with one objective: to show off that you can be a GDI affiliate anywhere. We’ve got a few entries on our Pinterest page, but we want more! The best part for you? A chance to win $50 while you show off. Two winners will win $50 each just for sharing where they GDI from in picture form. Full details of the contest can be found here: http://gdiaffiliateblog.ws/2013/04/15/gdi-around-world-contest/ But read on for some helpful hints to make your submission a success.

No Printer? No Problem

If you’re headed somewhere great or see any opportunity for an awesome picture but don’t have your sign, don’t worry. You can create your own sign and let the world know you’re a GDI affiliate. Just include your “GDI Affiliate” and your domain name on your sign in large, legible letters and hold it up in front of your awesome background. Now follow the steps to submit and enter. We want to know you can be an affiliate and work from anywhere, even if that means creating your own sign on a whim

Pinterest is Easy

With this contest you need to a have Pinterest account and create a new board. Don’t be overwhelmed by this. It’s easy to get started on Pinterest and its very user friendly. Just head to www.pinterest.com to sign up for an account. Once you’ve created an account, head to the top right corner of the page to your profile and select Your Boards, here you can create your GDI Around the World board. Next select add pin from the same drop down and upload your photo. You’re done! You can find a full video tutorial on this HERE.

Utilize Your Marketing Kit Banner

If you head to our GDI Around the World board that showcases the current entries, you will see that there is a GDI sign with a domain in each one. This sign is available in your Members Area and will print with your personal domain on it. To access this and print, log in to your Members Area and click on Marketing Kit in the left hand navigation. Here you will see the Pinterest Contest Sign. Select this and hit Go and you’re ready to print. Your printed sign will show your domain. You can print in color or black and white.

Apr 192013
 

Around6Our newest contest launched on Monday. You can find full rules HERE. Below you’ll find a few tips to ensure your submission is counted and has a chance to win.

Stay Away from Photoshop

We want you to show the world just how many places you can be from and work from as a GDI affiliate. This means taking a picture with your sign while you’re somewhere you want to show off. So print out your sign, hold it up and snap a picture. Don’t reuse old photos and edit the banner in, we want the real deal.

Submit Again and Again

There’s no limit to the places you can work from and there’s no limit to how many pins you can submit. If you have five different places you want to show off, take a picture in all of them and pin them to share. If you have just one special place, that works too. Just keep sharing.

Your Board and Letting Us Know

Create a board of your own titled “GDI Around the World.” First log in to Pinterest and load your pin to this board and then let us know on Facebook or Twitter that you’ve added this new pin. We will check it out and decide if it’s worthy of a repin on GDICorporate’s “GDI Around the World Board.” Remember, to ensure your pin is eligible it must be a real picture with the banner in it. We’re proud of your Photoshop skills, but now is not the time to show them off.

Apr 152013
 

Around3Where do you work from? We want to know! The ability to work from anywhere is one of the many perks of being a GDI affiliate. In our newest GDI Around the World Contest, we’re asking you to share in photo form all the places you can work from.

Have a local landmark you want to show off? Snap a pic! Traveling somewhere exciting? Show off! At the local library building your business? Show us! Maybe you’re halfway across the world–we want to see!

We want you to print out your .WS banner from your Marketing Kit and snap a picture of it in front of places all over the world. We want you to show off just how many places you can work to build your business from. The favorite photo stands to win $50!

How It Works: We’re asking you to check out your GDI Marketing Kit and print out the .WS banner included. The banner already has your site name on it, all you need to do is print. Maybe even print multiples to have on you just in case you see somewhere that deserves a photo. The banner can be printed on standard letter sized paper.

Now take that banner and snap a picture with it and your spot in the world in the background. Have fun with this a get creative! Take a photo in front of a landmark in your town, that waterfall on vacation or even in front the Sphinx!

You can be in the photo or not, it’s up to you, but the banner must be in it and it needs to be clearly shown. This means getting close enough so that people can read the domain on the banner, but not so close that viewers can’t see where you are. Once you have your picture, create a board on Pinterest named “GDI Around the World” and post it there. When you’re done, share the link with us on Facebook or Twitter.

We will collect all submissions and share them on our GDICorporate board with the same name. The pins will now be up for a vote. The pin with the most likes will win $50 from GDI.

How You Win:

Step 1: Take a photo with your site banner in front of an awesome background. Be creative!

Step 2: Log in to Pinterest. If you don’t have an account, you can set one up easily through Facebook or Twitter at www.pinterest.com.

Step 3: After you’ve logged in to Pinterest, create a new board named “GDI Around the World” and upload you photo to it. Title your photo with the landmark, town, state or country you’re in. Feel free to link the photo to your WebSite.

Step 4: Share the link to your new board with GDI on our Facebook page or tweet us. Use the hashtag#GDIAroundtheWorld if you’re using Twitter. We will collect all photos and share them at our “GDI Around the World” board at http://pinterest.com/gdicorporate/gdi-around-the-world/

Step 5: All qualified pins* will be up for a vote. Vote for your favorite “GDI Around the World” pin by clicking on the “Like” button above it. The pin with the most likes will win that GDI affiliates $50. GDI Corporate will also select an additional winner to win $50.

*We will not be accepting Photoshopped photos. We want to see you out in the world with your sign in real life. It only takes a moment to print!

*The submission period for pinned photos is April 15, 2013-May 31, 2013. We will select a winner after the final submission day.

*GDI reserves the right to refuse any pins. We want your pins to reflect places all over the world!