May 292013
 

networkBuilding your network is vital to any business. If you want to succeed on your own, you need to build your connections. This is truly important with GDI because you don’t want just anyone in your downline. You want someone who will put in the work to be successful too. But how do you guarantee that you’re building your network and downline with quality people? Read on for some tips to getting connected to the right people who will take the opportunity seriously and put in the effort needed.

People Like You

The easiest way to figure out what kind of person might be a great GDI member and downline, is to ask yourself what drew you to the opportunity and what qualities you have that make you successful. As you answer these questions, there is no doubt that some people you already know will come to mind. These people may think the same way about business as you or just have the drive to succeed. Invite them to become a GDI member. Be sure to explain the opportunity clearly and get their thoughts and insights on the opportunity to build Income for Life. Once you get some feedback, this will help you think of more people and personality types who might be interested in GDI.

LinkedIn

inkedIn is a great professional resource and fast growing social network, and not just for people looking for a 9-5 job. Use LinkedIn to search for people with the same business interests as you. You can search “network marketing” and get lots of results of people you might have some shared connections with. LinkedIn allows you to ask your current connections for an introduction to new people you would like to build a business relationship with.

LinkedIn also allows you to share short status updates on your profile that can be subscribed to much like Twitter, excerpt with a more specific audience. So make sure your profile is up to date and post some status updates, you never know who might be looking for you! Get creative with your search terms and just browse around. Visit LinkedIn to get started.

 

Nov 142012
 

The longevity of your downline members is one key to success with GDI. Having a strong team that is always growing will keep you earning commissions. But when team members don’t stay for long, you can find yourself scrambling to build your downline each month. The easy solution is to just retain team members while adding new ones, right? Well sometimes that is easier said than done. Here are a few ways to sweeten the GDI offerings and keep your team members around longer.

Contests

GDI has recently ramped up our contest offerings. At any given time, chances are we’re running a contest to give you a chance to win more cash from GDI. GDI contests are separate from bonuses, so they aren’t based on the number of signups you have. Currently, GDI members have a chance to win $25 for creating a GDI board on Pinterest or even $100 for sharing advice with us. These are chances to win cash from GDI for just taking a few simple steps. Have your downline members follow GDI on Facebook and Twitter to know about the newest contests. Always encourage your downline to enter for a chance to win cash from GDI. An affiliate earning money is more likely to stick around and work on building their business.

Education

People are much more likely to stick with a business when they understand it. This tip may seem like a no brainer, but often new downline members are confused and feel left behind by their sponsor. Don’t let this happen to you and your team. Organize what you have learned in your time with GDI in a way that is shareable with new members. Reach out to your downline when they struggle to help them along instead of letting them quit. Education for your downline can be simple and shared in the form of videos, emails, blog posts, or just a quick phone call.

Bonuses

GDI’s Learning Bonus is designed to encourage longevity. The bonus does not require new signups to get several signups of their own in a short time, but just encourages them to learn more about GDI. The Learning Bonus asks new affiliates to accomplish simple tasks like setting up their .WS email, and then rewards them with $25 when all tasks are complete. The Learning Bonus helps to create an educated downline and encourage them to make more money. Be sure your new signups know how to take advantage of the Learning Bonus.

Aug 062012
 

People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.Mary Kay Ash

We shared a few of our favorite motivational quotes last Monday, but the one above really applies to affiliate programs and GDI. In short, what you’re marketing doesn’t matter; it’s the people you build your team with who really matter. At GDI we strive to offer the best products to our affiliates to build their online presence, but when it comes to the affiliate program GDI offers, it’s all about people first, then the product. A strong team can outweigh a weak product understanding any day. So take this quote to heart and understand those people you add to your team are your biggest asset. Do the extra work to build your team with the right people and it will pay off for you in the long run. A powerful affiliate program is built with great people, so add some great people, not just any people, to your team today.