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GDI Affiliate Marketing Tips to Share with Beginners

Affiliate marketing tips

GDI works best when members work together as a team. The downline setup supports this team structure, but without the right information, teams can easily fall apart. With each new member of your downline you sign up, make sure they are educated and know how to get started with GDI. Here are five affiliate marketing tips and key aspects about GDI that you should share with every downline member.

How to Use Replicated Sites

Replicated Sites let knew members get off the ground running with a ready built web presence, but if new members don’t know these sites exists, they are impossible to leverage. Show your new downline member how they can see their Replicated Sites in the Members Area (Members Area>Replicated Sites) and let them know there are many options including multiple layouts and languages. Have a favorite replicated site? Share it with them .

What Website Building Tools are Available

Once a new member learns about Replicated Sites, they are ready to learn about our other website options. GDI offers WordPress and SiteBuilder plugins to facilitate easy website building or the option to build your own website by using our Drupal CMS option. To use SiteBuilder, new members need to navigate to Members>Build Your Website. For users who want to use the WordPress plugin or our Drupal CMS offering, navigate to Members>Wordpress and More and turn services on and off to access them.

How Referrals and Commissions Work

Referrals and commissions are important to those new GDI members who wish to take part in the income opportunity. First, find out why your new downline member joined–for a website, income opportunity, or both? Explaining that commissions are earned each time a new referral converts to a paying member, but commissions are paid out monthly. You can choose to have your payouts as Paypal or Payza, bank wire, or mailed check. Remember, that the lowest minimum payout limit you can select is $10 USD. Commission totals less than your selected minimum payout amount will be carried over until such time as your balance meets your selected minimum. Referrals are powerful, but they only become income once your new referral becomes a paid GDI member.

How to Get in Contact with You

There can a be learning curve as a new member, so that’s why its important that your new downline members know how to get in contact with you. Tell your downline your preferred email and phone and when it is best to contact you. Remember, downline members can also elect to contact you through the Members Area, so make sure your information is always up to date.

The Learning Bonus

You may have been reading through this list and thought, “Doesn’t the Learning Bonus teach you that?” and you’re right. It does. But the Learning Bonus is no replacement for advice and assistance from experienced affiliates like yourself. When you work to guide your new downline member, they will be educated and work through the bonus faster. The sooner your downline completes their Learning Bonus (and earns themselves $25!) the sooner you are on your are on your way to the $250 Duplication Bonus.


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Common Downline Questions

Building a downline can be tricky and come with some questions. That’s why we have answered some of our most frequent questions we receive about downlines and the breakdown in your Members Area. Check them out below as you navigate your Members Area Downline.

What do the different colors in my downline table mean?
Click the View Downline Legend button in your Members Area to see a detailed description of each account type.

Why are some accounts still listed as Trials after 7 days?
Accounts will only convert to “Active” status once we successfully secure payment from them. If our charge attempts for new accounts decline, they will remain in trial status until we are able to secure payment.

Why are several cells in my downline table blank?

We changed the information available in downlines to better protect the privacy of our affiliates. Contact information is now displayed for all affiliates in your Level 1 downline by default. If you move one of your new signups to a downline member, you will still see the contact info since you introduced the signup to GDI. Levels 2-5 of your downline do not display all information in order to respect individual privacy.Additionally, each affiliate has the ability to choose for themselves whether their personal information is displayed to their direct sponsor from within the Contact Preferences section of their account.

Will I still receive commissions for downline members with blank fields?
Of course you will! Nothing whatsoever has changed with the commission payout structure. This is purely a cosmetic change to better protect the privacy of all our affiliates. You will still receive commissions for active accounts in your downline.

Navigate Your Members Area


The GDI Tutorials are videos that will help you learn to do everything from setting up your WordPress blog to checking your .ws email. Tutorials can be found here and are sorted by category with new videos added frequently, so check back often and give us suggestions!


The Affiliates section of your Member’s Area is where you will most of what you need for your day to day activities with GDI. You can check out the Leaderboards to see who is on it and who has been in the past, and check for your own name. Under Order Goodies you can place orders for things like GDI DVDs and business card and then track your order in the Track Orders section of Affiliates. Click on the Invite link when you want to enter or import emails and have GDI automatically send emails linking people to your site and GDI opportunity. Your Upline and Downline links allow you to see just that as well as their contact information if you need it. My Replicated Sites is where you can see all the replicated sites that GDI offers you to chose from and select as you wish if you are using a replicated site.Live Chat! to chat with your upline or downline or start a group chat through GDI. The Banners section showcases and shares the code for GDI’s banners that you can add to any site to link to your own sponsor page. Hit Logs tracks the number of visitors to your affiliate page and can be sorted week by week. The Commissions area is where you will find the status and history of your commissions breaking it down by amount, date and when the check was sent. Lastly, the GDI Forum link will take you to our forum where you can connect with other affiliates, post and read past posts. It can also be accessed at www. Talk.ws.


The Domains part of your Member’s Area is where you can decide to Build Your Site with SiteBuilder. Take the time create your .ws email account in the Set Up Your Email and then check out the Plugins area. In Plugins you can activate your WordPress blog, photo gallery, forum or Drupal.

Account Info

The Account Info area is important to keep up to date. It allows you to set preferences for payment and commissions as well as change passwords, your username and your language selection. Take a look into your Account Info and make sure everything is set up how you like it.


The Documentation area is also very important to keep up to date. Here you can update and and change account information and see current invoices You can also see what documentation GDI might still need from you to ensure you can receive commissions as you earn them. Navigate to your Documentation area to make sure you’re properly set up!

So get familiar with your Member’s Area today and try out our tools while making sure all your information is up to date!