Mar 022014
 

newsupdateThere’s no need to pay for advertising with GDI to build your affiliate network. GDI offers marketing tools and services like the Marketing Kit, movies, replicated sites, and more. There’s also a number of free ways to share your business like social media and video sites. Still some affiliates do pay for advertising. To find out what form of advertising might work best for you, we’re sharing some of the options, free and paid, that many people use.

Outside of our banners and ads, these services are not included nor endorsed by GDI. You do not have to use any of these services, they are simply options if you would like to explore the idea of advertisements.

GDI Banners and Buttons

The banners offered in the SiteBuilder toolbox are a great addition to any website, whether you use SiteBuilder, WordPress or another service. The banners act as an advertisement for your GDI business. Each banner is customized to your account to ensure that when visitors click on a banner they will be redirected a to GDI promotional page with you as the sponsor, inviting them to learn more and submit their contact information. To add a banner to you SiteBuilder site navigate to your page editor then select Add on Page>Tools>Banners.

The buttons offered in the SiteBuilder tools can serve a variety of purposes. You can invite people to sign up right away with you as their sponsor, watch the movie or learn more with our different buttons offered. These buttons are powerful as they are bright and stand out from text, inviting people to click on learn more. To add a button to you SiteBuilder site navigate to your page editor then select Add on Page>Tools>Buttons. – See more at:

Google AdWords

Google offers many options for ads, allowing you to choose how you pay, when and where your ads are displayed and more. According to Google:

  • AdWords, Google‘s online advertising program, lets you reach new customers and grow your business.
  • Choose where your ad appears, set a budget you’re comfortable with, and measure the impact of your ad.
  • There’s no minimum spending commitment. You can pause or stop anytime.

Facebook Advertising

If you’d like to take your social media efforts farther and share GDI beyond your network, Facebook ads may be a good option. Facebook says, “Ads on Facebook are unique. They’re shown to specific groups of highly engaged people on desktop and mobile. When your ads have great creative content and are well targeted, they get more likes, comments and shares. When someone takes any of these actions, their friends may see your ad, making it more powerful.” Facebook offers pay per click or impression payments much like Google AdWords.

Feb 142014
 

affiliate programAre you a beginner and unsure what to do next to build income? First, you must identify what you want to promote: the affiliate income opportunity or GDI’s products. Here are a few steps to help you answer this question.

How well do you understand GDI’s product and services?

All of our members should understand the website hosting and email that GDI offers and better yet take advantage of it. But since we know this may not be the case for everyone, decide where you fall. Do you use a replicated site and have no interest in hosting? Well then you are someone who should be advertising the opportunity. It doesn’t make sense to try to explain and sell someone on something you aren’t using yourself.

If you are someone who takes advantage of GDI website hosting and know every in and out of the product, you are someone who should be selling the product. If you love the product people will be able to see that and want to get on board with it.

What kind of people do you work best with?

Do you work best with people who get really excited about a new idea or offering, or do you prefer to work with people who take a more analytical approach. A lot of this can be based on your own experience and is in no way a scientific fact, but try to take personality types into account when trying to get someone into your downline.

Someone who is very excitable and good at getting others excited, could be very good at selling the opportunity, and this is someone you may want to work with if you feel the same. Someone who takes a more calculated look at things may need a little more of a push could really benefit from being sold the product and explained the virtues of it in combination with the opportunity. Try to figure out the kind of people you want in your downline and it will help you decide what you should be selling.

What is your presentation style?

Your presentation style is a combination of the answers to the two questions. Try to mix your personality with what you know and you will be able to see what you are better at selling.

How about both?

You can follow the steps above to stick with selling either the product or the opportunity, or you could do both. Don’t limit yourself on only trying to sell one aspect of GDI, you have multiple selling points at your fingertips, so use this to your advantage. Get educated on the product, refine your pitch and decide what you want to sell on a person to person basis.

Sep 042013
 

PluginsBlogGDI offers ready to use plugins for your website. All you need to do is navigate to WordPress and More in your Members Area and choose which ones you would like to turn on. Read on to learn a bit more about each plugin.

WordPress

WordPress is a free open source blogging software that has become one of the most popular and prominent content management services on the web. In WordPress.org’s own words: “The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 25 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” – we’d love you to join the family.”

Forum

The forum plugin is powered by phpBB, which provides the tools to create online communities. phpBB says, “Millions of people use phpBB on a daily basis, making it the most widely used open source bulletin board system in the world. Whether you want to stay in touch with a small group of friends or are looking to set up a large multi-category board for a corporate website, phpBB has the features you need built-in.”

Gallery

The gallery is powered by Coppermine and gives you a space to upload and share photos and albums. You can create private albums, albums that require registration to view or public albums. Viewers of your gallery can also rate pictures and leave comments depending on how you adjust the settings.

Drupal

Drupal is an alternative way to build you WebSite. According to their site, “Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world… Use Drupal to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications. Thousands of add-on modules and designs let you build any site you can imagine