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Five Reasons to Work From Home

work from home   Working with GDI is a great way to build additional income without having to punch a clock or check into an office. Others around you not convinced of the benefit of this untraditional set up? Read on to discover five reasons to work from home with an organization like GDI.

1. Make Your Own Schedule

Many people who are affiliate marketers have full time jobs, family commitments and many more things taking up their time. Yet they still are able to earn income in affiliate marketing. How? Working from home allows you to make your own schedule and work when you have time. Don’t think that means that you have to put in four hours as an affiliate marketer after your full time job. Making your own schedule often means putting in 20 minutes when you have time or a longer chunk on a rainy Sunday afternoon. As an affiliate marketer you decide when you will work and how much money you want to make.

2. No Time Lost on Commute

A second source of income is great, but it can come with tradeoffs. Say your second job is at a brick and mortar location and you have to drive there after your full eight hour shift. You’re now losing time in your day as you make your way to another place of work. Why not skip the commute all together and still earn income? As an affiliate marketer you can telecommute. All you need is access to a computer and the internet.

3. Work Around the Globe

Working in a brick and mortar location means you are limited to your number of customers. Most will be local and live close to your business. With affiliate marketing you can work with customers around the globe. You have easy access to new prospects with your computer and your unique schedule lets you set up time to connect with people in other time zones.

4. Residual Income

Affiliate marketing gives you a chance to build income even when you’re not working. As you build your downline out, others like you will spread the message of GDI, contributing to your residual income. Build your downline with the right people and you can confidently earn income without logging hours and hours on your computer.

5. Others Like You

Not everyone wants to work from home or work in affiliate marketing, and that’s fine! Working from home allows you to easily connect with and work with others like you. You can build your downline with people just like you who want to earn extra income but on their own terms. Decide what kind of people you want to build your downline and team with and go find them!

A Network of Affiliates

Affiliate marketing can also be referred to as network marketing for good reason: you’re building a network. Look at the image to the right and notice how it’s affiliate programconnected. Each person is connected to the person in the middle, right? That person is you. How does this play into your business? Here’s how it should: each person in your network is connected, but you are the common thread. This means that everything that goes on in your network comes back to you. Try to build your downline with a few not-so great people for a quick commission? That will come back to you and start to break down that network. Build your network with people joining GDI for the right reasons? You will all succeed.


To build your downline and network effectively, you need to build it with quality people who have the same goals as you. This will require a little extra work. Instead of seeing your downline as a way to gain income, see them as your team. When they succeed, you succeed. Your downline doesn’t exist just for you to earn income, but to help each member of your team earn income. Each time you consider a member for your downline, interview them. Get to know them. If you go the extra mile, this person will be part of your network, connected to you and helping you for years to come.

Beginner Questions: Promote the Product or Affiliate Program?

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.