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More than an Affiliate: Acting Like a Business Owner

business ownerIf you’re building Income for Life with GDI, then you’re one of our valued affiliates. You may identify yourself as a GDI affiliate, but you’re also much more than that. The affiliate opportunity with GDI gives you a chance to run your own business. We offer guidelines and assistance, but you have the freedom to run your business any way you like. For just $10 per month, GDI is a business opportunity like no other. Here are a few tips to change your view from affiliate to business owner.


To successfully build a business, you must have ownership of it. This goes beyond actual financial ownership and into the mental aspect of business. You need to own every aspect of your business from your reputation to your customer service. It’s up to you whether your business succeeds or not, so put ownership on every decision, success and failure. When you view the opportunity as something you own, you’re more likely to stick with it and succeed. Use the approach that you are your business.

Availability and Investment

If you know someone who owns a business, you know they essentially on call 24 hours a day. When you invest in something to make a living or even just extra money, you need to be available at any time to make it work. While you might not be getting calls at 5 am about a messed up shipment, you may need to take some of your personal time to assist your downline members or clear up an issue with a commission.  Set aside time each day for GDI, but also know something may pop up outside of those hours and it’s your duty to address it. Time invested in your business is time well spent.

Long View

No one starts a business with the intention of shutting it down two months later, so why take that approach to GDI? Successful affiliates will tell you that if they quit the first time they felt like it, they wouldn’t be where they are today. Look at your time with GDI as a long haul, not a chance to get rich quick. Set long term goals and mark down milestones to ensure you’re on the right track towards Income for Life.