Sep 262012
 

Social media gives affiliates an unprecedented chance to market themselves in ways never available before. You can connect with thousands of people on Twitter in a matter of seconds and build fans and friends on Facebook you never knew existed. But the ease of social media can be a double edged sword. Tweeting and posting all day and night will turn off followers and even get you marked as a spammer. Tweeting and posting in more manageable way isn’t any good either if you’re not sharing content others would be interested in.

To avoid these pitfalls, practice what is called utility marketing when it comes to social media. Utility marketing means using your voice in these forums in a way that would be helpful to others and offer them something they can utilize. This means your tweets and posts should always aim to be worthy of a retweet or share or spark some conversation. So before you broadcast your messages to the world, ask yourself what others can use or utilize from what you’re sharing.

Sep 232011
 

I Went Through My Personal Network and Have No One Left to Contact

If you want to succeed in any kind of business, you need to be creative and be able to work through the tough times This push back calls for you to get creative. So you’ve gone through your already established, network, so what!? GDI is about creating new networks and connections so come up with some creative methods to attract new people and try some of ours.

LinkedIn: Connect with anyone you have ever done business with and search for more people in network marketing, affiliate marketing or internet marketing, this is your key demographic for building your network. Search for groups on these topics as well and network online!

Twitter: Search for #networkmarketing and network marketing within tweets and profiles, these are people who understand the industry and may be looking for their next big opportunity.

Local Business and Networking Events: In a tough economy, these events seems pretty common as everyone is trying to get insight into a new business venture or build their network. Attend these events, talk to people and be honest about your experiences and motives. You have a business opportunity to share, treat it as such.

I Don’t Want to Commit

No matter how big or small, any type of time of financial commitment can be scary to a new prospect. If you have someone who is really pushing back we recommend:

Gift Cards: GDI gift cards allow you to give the gift of GDI to anyone who needs a domain, or in this case, wants to get started with GDI, but isn’t ready to commit. The gift cards can be given for 1, 3, or 6 months. Be sure to follow up often with people who receive gift cards!

The 7 Day Free Trial: Our huge marketing tool is still just as effective. Why not give people the chance to get their feet wet with GDI for 7 days and then decide? Be sure to inform these people of all GDI has to offer and even “show them around” with your own videos or our GDI Tutorials.

Isn’t This a Pyramid Scheme?

People often say this when referring to the structure of network marketing. However, network marketing is much like any other business.  GDI operates with one person at the top, much like a CEO, and that’s you! This “pyramid” then expands to levels of others underneath him, much like employees. And those who get in early make the most money.

The only difference between a network marketing model and the standard corporate structure of any business today is that YOU are your own CEO. You start at the top and build down, helping others do the same.

Sep 212011
 

A Slow Month

Whether it’s your first month or you’ve been with GDI for years, a slow month is bound to happen every now and then. The most important thing to do when this happens is to not get discouraged. This is a major issue with our new affiliates who start a little slow out of the gate, but don’t worry, it’s common and those who are successful simply work through it. Take a slow month as a sign that you need to switch up your marketing or strategy or simply need to put more hours into you work. One of these will certainly pay off. Remember, when you work with GDI, you are creating your own business. If a real business had a slow month or two would they just show down? No, they would adjust and push forward, as should you. And remember the “investment” to start your own business with GDI is a tiny fraction of what it would be to start a business with out it. So work through the slow months and stick with it.

You’re Not Computer Savvy

GDI is aware that while most marketing for the opportunity occurs online, not all affiliates are at teh same level of skills when it comes to creating a website and marketing online. That’s why GDI has presented the tools here for you to create your own site and market easily, no background knowledge requires. To create your own professional looking site with little knowledge, simply log in to your Members Area and then to SiteBuilder. SiteBuilder will take you through the creation of your site step by step, asking you to input information, chose a layout and a template, helping you to easily create your own site. GDI also offers “out of the box” tools to help you market simply with no need for a marketing or advertising degree. These tools include ready to add banners, buttons and movies as well as our Inviter which will send email invitations to your opportunity for you.

Can’t Get in Touch with Your Upline

One of the keys to a successful network marketing venture is communication and a good team. These are hard to have if you can’t get in touch with your upline. To combat this, we provide you with all of your upline’s contact information. Simply log into you Members Area and click on Upline in the left hand navigation for this information. You can even head over to Live Chat to start and instant conversation with any members of your upline or downline that are available. Finally, remember to be a good, responsive upline yourself!

What setbacks have you worked through with GDI?