Dec 282012

Just a few days ago we talked about reflecting on your experiences as an affiliate in 2012. After sometime looking back, it’s now time to look forward! As the holidays come to a close, it is the perfect time to set goals, make plans, and work towards 2013 being your best year yet.  Follow our advice below to get 2013 off to a great start!

Set Goals

Decide what you want to achieve in 2013, weekly, monthly and more and write it down. Set easy goals as well as harder to reach goals to keep you on the right path. Goals don’t have to be just about money or signups either. Goals can deal with things like commission numbers you would like to hit or number of blog posts you want to publish.

Set Clear Measures of Success

Setting goals is the easy part, setting when you hit them and how is a bit trickier. Maybe you’re monthly goal is to get 4 new sign ups. But if you get 6 one month and 2 the next, is that good enough for you? Set markers so that you know when you have achieved a goal. Once that happens, set new and tougher goals to keep moving forward.

Schedule Yourself

Setting a time to work on building your business each week is a great idea. Many of us are so busy these days that if we don’t set a specific time to do something, it wont get done. If you spent 2012 only working on your business in random spurts, change that this year. Pick a time each week to dedicate to your business and add it to your schedule or agenda to hold yourself to it.

Tie Up Loose Ends

GDI unveiled the Learning Bonus in August of 2012 to make sure new affiliates had an understanding of GDI as well as everything they needed to get started and get paid. If you joined prior to August 2012, you missed the opportunity for this bonus, but it is still a great guide for getting started. Listed below are a few steps from the Learning Bonus that are helpful for all affiliates. See any you haven’t accomplished just yet? Now is the time to check them off your list!

  • Create a “GDI” email address with your domain
  • Create a WebSite using SiteBuilder or WordPress
  • Set Your Preferred Commission Method
  • Send Your Documentation to GDI Support

Nov 022012

Affiliate programs like GDI offer a lot of unique benefits like the ability to work from home, work and any time and work with people all over the world. Affiliate programs, however, do not guarantee you’ll get rich quick, make money without putting in work and that every day will be easy. The problem with this misinformation is that many people believe it or perpetuate it, causing new affiliates to quit when they aren’t a millionaire in the first week. It’s important as a n new affiliate to understand what you’re signing up for and it’s also the responsibility of the established affiliate and upline to be truthful. Here are two ways to attract signups without risking losing them to false claims and promises.

Manage Expectations

GDI has many affiliates who get paid out each month and build income for life. However, this doesn’t happen right away for many people. It’s important to know that GDI offers a great income building opportunity, but not to exaggerate it. Claims that’s people will make a set amount of money per week guaranteed just aren’t true and will cause people to quit when that doesn’t happen. It’s okay to be excited about GDI and market in new ways, buy exaggerating income potential will only backfire and cause you to lose downline members as quickly as you got them/

Set and Reset Goals

Goals are a powerful way to drive new affiliates forward. Setting the right goals keep help to retain downline members. Take the time to reach out to your new downline members to not only share advice, but also to set goals. If you find a goal is too hard or too easy, work to set a new goal for your team and yourself. Affiliates who reach goals are more likely to stay with a team.