May 142015
 

affiliate marketing success

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

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.

Support

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.

Learning

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.

Duplication

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.

Team

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.

 

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Mar 072014
 

withideaLooking for success with GDI? Sometimes all you need is a little motivation. Here are some of our current favorite quotes on success.

“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”- Zig Ziglar

“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”- Zig Ziglar

“I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.” – Alan Greenspan

“The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. “- Henry Ford

“To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

Mar 042014
 

How are you measuring your success with GDI? Here are a few ideas to get you going. You don’t have to measure success our way, think of a few of your own measurements and strive for that success!

Hit Logs

This is a crucial tool that is available to our Premium and basic users. Hit logs provide valuable information about the people visiting your site to help you better understand your traffic and your site’s effectiveness. While both Premium and basic users have access to hit logs from the Members Area, Premium users get much more detail with their hit logs. Check out your hit logs to see patterns in people visiting your site and how successful certain campaigns are. Then compare these numbers to your sign up numbers. If you’ve got a good amount of traffic and few sign ups, maybe there is something that needs to be changed on your site.

Dialogue

While sign ups are the direct way to make money with GDI, dialogue is one way to get you to these sign ups. What do we mean by dialogue? Specifically creating a dialogue a with anyone and very interested in GDI and network marketing. Have a good dialogue with your team members to ensure they are successful. Start conversations and answers questions of those people who aren’t on your team to establish yourself as a thought leader and dependable source for GDI information and experience. The more people you have dialogue with, the more touch points you have out and the better chance for sign ups down the line.

Sign Ups

Sign ups are the true sign of success with GDI. But try to go further with your sign ups and do a little research into why people are signing up and what made them join with you versus someone else. This information can help you streamline and target your marketing for your next signup.