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What to Expect on Tuesday!

Our next webinar is on Tuesday February 14th at  1pm PST. If you haven’t registered yet you can do so here: www.register.gdiwebinars.ws You can also find out what time the webinar will be on in your time zone at that same link!

If you want to know more about duplication, building a clean site and how to use video to build your downline, you need to attend this webinar! We will also be sharing the best “get started” tips from top affiliates. Join us! Register: www.register.gdiwebinars.ws

YouTube for Network Marketing

What It’s Good For

YouTube is great for conveying your brand and business without words. YouTube can also literally show the face of your business to give potential team members an authentic feel and see who is behind your team. YouTube videos do not have to have a huge production. To share the message of your business opportunity simply share your story. Why did you join GDI? What success have you found? Answer these questions in your video.

How It’s Unique

NO WORDS! Blogs and articles are great, but some people just don’t have the time or desire to read, read, read! Since YouTube is an open platform, you also don’t have to be a professional director or editor for your work to fit in. Anything on YouTube has the potential of going viral because video is easy to share and quickly watch. Not many blog posts go wild. YouTube videos are also extremely easy to embed into just about anything including your GDI site.

Ways to Use It

Use YouTube to give your business opportunity a human face. Film and edit short videos offering education and marketing tips. You can even members of your downline to share their own in video form and share it on your website and YouTube page. You can share these video success stories on YouTube and Facebook and anywhere you can embed video.

People are more apt to watch a quick video than read a lengthy blog post, so give YouTube a try.

A Few WordPress Tips: Themes and Widgets

WordPress has a lot to offer, which is why GDI offers it to you as part of your membership. WordPress requires a bit more background knowledge to navigate than our Site Builder, so we want to give you all the tools to create your best website when using WordPress through GDI. We will also be sharing a “How To” video for WordPress within the coming weeks, so stay posted! Until then, here a little “How To” for some of WordPress’s most powerful features.


WordPress themes are offered as way to create a great looking site with less effort on your part. Many themes are customizable and range from simple to very complex with tons of widgets and options. WordPress offers a huge number of themes and GDI now offers its own customizable theme. You can easily find the GDI theme by logging into your WordPress site and navigating to appearance>find themes. The GDI theme will be right at the bottom of the page. Just click apply and you’re ready to customize or just start posting.

To find other themes, you can easily search within WordPress or any search engine for free WordPress themes. You can search for themes in a number of ways including by color, features and columns. Many themes are totally customizable allowing you to create and add your own header and background. Themes also allow you to add widgets to make your page more functional and professional. You can also search outside of the WordPress database for free themes, simply by searching for “Free WordPress Themes,” just be sure you trust the author and site before you download.  When downloading a them from within WordPress all you need to do is activate it when the install is complete. For themes you found outside of WordPress, once your theme is downloaded, simply return to the themes area in WordPress and navigate to install themes>upload. Once your theme is uploaded, you will need to activate it before if will appear on your page and you can begin customizing.

Add Widgets

Now that you have a theme, you can get creative with customizing your page and making it easy to use with the addition of widgets. The many different widgets that WordPress offers can be overwhelming. However, widgets are there to make setting up your site even easier and they really aren’t as complicated or tech savvy as they sound. On the GDI Affiliate blog you can see down the right hand side: “recent posts,” “archives,” etc. These are all widgets.

WordPress is very user friendly and gives you many widgets to choose from and all you need to do just drop them in and activate. I will use the “recent posts” widget as an example of how to add a widget:

People will want to see past posts they missed, so the recent posts widget is a great way to give people access to this. Simply go into widgets, find the “recent posts” widget and drag it to the right hand side where ever you want it to appear. Depending on the theme you have chosen, your options may be “sidebar” “bottom bar” or more. Simply drop it where you want it and customize it before you save. Repeat this process for any widgets you may want to add. Some widgets may require a bit more work and coding, so be sure always check your site to see how things show up.

Now it’s time to for you get started with different themes and adding widgets and create your best page ever.

What other features would you like to see a “How To” blog about?