Building and maintaining your downline in affiliate marketing is all about balance. You must balance the work you put in to acquire new downline members and working with your existing downline members. Too much time spent on just one of these can results in an unhappy, uneducated downline and you struggling to create a system that creates residual affiliate income. Read on for ideas on how to balance your existing members, work towards longevity while avoiding turnover and achieve affiliate marketing success.
Relationships are the key to affiliate marketing success. Take the time to build a relationship with new affiliates in your downline. As these affiliates become more experienced, maintain this relationship even though they might not need as much guidance. Strong relationships will help downline members feel good about working with you and more likely to continue on in your downline.
When you have a question or an issue with a product you’ve purchased and you can easily reach out to the company who made it, how does that make you feel? How does it make you feel when you can’t reach that company? No matter if you’re selling widgets or an affiliate marketer, the ability to get support from those higher up is important. Provide support to your downline members when they need it. It will build trust and a stronger relationship.
Being a GDI affiliate is easy and manageable, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a learning curve. An educated affiliate is more likely to continue on your downline than one who doesn’t understand all of GDI’s benefits and services. That’s why GDI offers a Learning Bonus. New affiliates can qualify for this bonus, but experienced affiliates can benefit too. Study each item in the Learning Bonus checklist and make sure your downline knows them too.
Another way experienced affiliates can benefit from the Learning Bonus is its related offering, the Duplication Bonus. Experienced affiliates work towards their Duplication Bonus as each new member of their downline earns their Learning Bonus. Ideally, your downline has members in their downline too, make sure they know about this bonus to build and extended and educated downline.
Look at your downline not as people who are serving you, but as your team members. You achieve affiliate marketing success when your downline achieves success, so it’s in your best interest to ensure they are educated and happy. How do you do this? Become a great team leader. Offer support, advice and kudos when your team does well. A downline member who feels respected and supported is much more likely to stay in affiliate marketing.
Ready to Learn More About Affiliate Marketing with GDI?
Our easiest to achieve bonus has been in full swing for over a year now. We’ve had many new affiliates earn their $25Learning Bonus and many more just a few steps away. If you’re new and want to earn your $25, here are a few tips to make sure you earn it on time.
Set up the proper email
Having the right email address set up helps to accomplish two steps on the way to your bonus. First, you must create a “GDI” email address at your domain. That means on of the addresses on your .WS email account should be firstname.lastname@example.org. Later in the steps you need to email email@example.com from that address. Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org from any other address will not count as a completed step.
Choose your service, but don’t worry about changing it
The fifth step of the Learning Bonus requires you to set up a WebSite using either WordPress or SiteBuilder. If you’re not sure which service you want to use or wish to use neither in favor of hosting later, that’s OK. Simply choose a service for now and create your WebSite. You can change your service once you’ve earned your bonus.
Use any Inviter you like
Step three asks you to send five invites with a GDI Inviter. This means you can use whichever Inviter you would like whether you have a Basic or Premium account. Send out five invites with either Inviter and you can cross off this step!
By now you’ve probably heard all about our Duplication Bonus that rewards you for growing your team, but do you know what duplication is? Here’s what it is and how it can benefit you.
What is Duplication?
When it comes to marketing your GDI opportunity and gaining new sign ups, duplication means simple and repeatable. It means that if you truly want to grow your downline and business that the way you market the opportunity has to be easy to understand and easy for those you sign up to recreate and get new sign ups themselves. That’s why when 10 of your new downline members earn the Learning Bonus, you qualify for the Duplication Bonus. It’s a repeatable and educational way to grow your business. Aside from the bonuses, a great way that duplication can be achieved is by sharing the 7 minute movie, sharing some simple facts about GDI along with your favorite features or sharing GDI’s newest interview on Moving America Forward. It doesn’t take too much effort for your downline to share these pages to get others interested and signed up. Then your new downline members can do the same thing to grown their downline. This all adds up to duplication.
Why It’s Beneficial
It may take a little time to figure out your best duplication system, but once you do it will make your work that much easier. Duplication is beneficial because it gives those around you the simple tools to excel with GDI. Find a way of marketing that works for you, that is simple, direct and can be done by anyone, then allow your new team members to use the same marketing duplication system to build both of your downlines. So get started on a simple and duplicable marketing strategy today!