Apr 232015
 

Learn more about your downline

 

Are you new to Global Domains International? Have you had a .WS domain for a while but are now interested in the affiliate opportunity? Are you interested in joining GDI, but a little confused by some of the terminology? This is the right post for you. In this post we will cover exactly what a downline is, what it means to be in one and how they work with GDI.

Downline, Simply

GDI offers an affiliate marketing opportunity to all basic and premium GDI members. This means each person who signs on with GDI has an opportunity to earn commision when they share the opportunity with someone else. Each person who joins GDI as your referral becomes a member of your downline. The downline is simply those people who sign up underneath your sponsorship or down the line of the your sponsorship.

Sharing .WS

Many people need a website, but few have the opportunity to get that website and earn commissions for referrals to the same great service. GDI does just that. Each time you share GDI with someone and they become a paying affiliate and domain owner, they will be added to your downline and you will earn a commission.

Downline and Upline

If your downline members are the people who signed up “under” you, then what does that make you? As we explained above, this makes you their sponsor and upline. With GDI everyone has the opportunity to build income, so most  people will be an upline member to others while in the downline of their sponsor. You are in the downline of your sponsor, but are the upline of those referred and signed on “under you.” This is true for almost everyone working in affiliate marketing.

A Team Attitude

Understanding that you are simultaneously an upline and downline member should help you understand how important a team attitude is to succeeding with GDI. When you succeed, your upline members succeed and when your downline members succeed, you will succeed as well. No one creates success with GDI alone. Work to support your downline and learn from your upline to help you towards success.

 

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Mar 192015
 

marketing myths

As a GDI affiliate, you are a member of the affiliate marketing world. This means that marketing is often the key to your success as an affiliate. However, marketing, much like sales and advertising can get a bad rap for being pushy or annoying. While marketing can be seen as unfriendly sometimes, the work that goes into marketing is anything but. As you build relationships, that’s marketing. When you share news with others interested in GDI, that’s marketing. When you teach others about GDI’s tools and plugins, that’s marketing. Marketing doesn’t have to be overwhelming to you or to others. Read our list of marketing myths and get comfortable with earning income in the world of marketing!

Expensive

Many people think the only way to market is to pay for ads or to sign up for expensive email services. While those methods can be productive, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to be a successful marketer. Sites like Facebook and Twitter allow you to broadcast your marketing messages to many people at once for free, whether you’re promoting GDI or your own business. Creating videos and emails cost nothing more than your time. This is all marketing and it’s all free.

Time Consuming

Marketing does not have to be time consuming. Lots of marketing of GDI can actually be passive–meaning you don’t have to constantly work at it to see results. This kind of passive marketing can be in the form of helpful videos or informative blog posts. This content will live on your .WS website and can attract visitors without you spending hours promoting the content. Simply use the right keywords to drive traffic and link to your content on social media sites and visitors will see your videos and website without you doing extra work.

Confusing

As you can see from the examples above, marketing doesn’t have to be confusing. You don’t need to worry about audience reach and retention or email timing or anything professional marketing firms worry about. You just need to create great content that is valuable to others. Add the right keywords and share in many places and you’re already doing powerful content marketing.

Need to Pay for Ad Space

Before social networks and easy to build websites, this was true. The only way to get your content in front of people was to pay for it. Now that’s not true. Find out where people are spending most of their time online. Is it Facebook? YouTube? Tumblr? Take advantage of these free networks and promote your content on them. You’re essentially sharing an “ad” for your business, but your visitors actually get something out of the “ad” (like learning how to use a plugin) and you didn’t have to pay for people to see it.

Need a Whole Team

GDI offers many opportunities to work with a team and succeed with others. However, you only need one person to start marketing. Identify your strengths, like web design or video editing, for example, and start creating content that uses those strengths. The information you share about web design or the videos you create are both content marketing and can be done by just one person.

Need to be Everywhere

Marketing is all about being where your intended audience is. So before you decide how you are going to market, find out where potential prospects and customers are. Are these people in your town or business community? Consider flyers or attending local meetings. Are these people online? Use social networking and websites to connect with them. There is no need to be any place that your intended audience isn’t.

Anyone Can Do It

This is a partial myth. Many people will attempt affiliate marketing, but some will fail. Often this is the result of  not putting enough time into marketing or cutting corners. If you produce quality content to market with and work on building relationships success is sure to follow.

 

Feb 242012
 

Thanks to our affiliate, Rick, for suggesting the topic for today’s post.

Backlinks are a great way to generate traffic and also boost your page’s search engine optimization (SEO)

What is a backlink?

Backlinks are simply any links to your website. They are also called inbound links or incoming links. To remember this, think of inbound or incoming calls. They are coming to you from somewhere else, just like these links are.

What are the benefits?

Backlinks help your website’s SEO, affecting how high your page is ranked for a search. Many search engines, like Google, include the number of backlinks to a site as one of their highest factors in “selecting” which pages receive the highest page rank for a search. The theory behind this is the more links there are to your site, the more on relevant and legitimate it must be, making it a great contender for a top search result.

How do I get backlinks to my site?

Two simple ways are networking and creating shareable content. Work within your network to create a link sharing system. This way you can list a link to another site while they list a link to yours. Creating shareable content is another effective way to build backlinks, especially with the boom of social media. You can create your own backlinks by sharing your site and posts across your social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Even better when what you share is topical, newsworthy or great content you have the chance of others liking and sharing your link, creating that many more backlinks.