Q&A: Does GDI Offer Training?

GDI offers training in a few different ways. First you can sit in on one of webinars we offer every Tuesday at www.register.gdiwebinars.ws . You can also visit www.gdiwebinars.ws for past webinars. Each webinar starts with a great session that aims to answer all of those questions new users of GDI might have. The second part of the webinar offers timely tips like how to best use Facebook for your .ws domain and how to get the best use of newly added features. Best of all, each webinar offers you a chance to have your questions answered live by some of our most prolific GDI users.

A second way to get “training” is to speak with your upline. GDI is a unique opportunity in that you have people who have “been there done that” right at your fingertips. Your upline can be a wealth of information and it is a good idea to establish a great relationship with them. That way anytime you have a question or need advice, there is someone who is making the GDI program work for them to help you. At GDI we emphasize the importance of communication in success. Communication is essential with your upline and downline. Keep those lines open and get your heads together every now and then to help your .ws business continue to power forward. Business is about relationships, GDI gives you an opportunity to build some great ones.

Tips for Using Social Media to Drive Traffic to Your .ws Domain

If you’ve ever visited the GDI Facebook or Twitter pages, you can see that social networking sites are a great way to share content, start conversations and drive people to your site. GDI members use their .ws domains for a number of reasons, but all sites can benefit from more interested, educated and active traffic. Below are some tips to help you use social media to boost your site visits and in turn your down line.

1. Create a Facebook and Twitter Page for Your Company/ Website

This may seem like a simple step, but many people assume that since they have their own website, they don’t need to create additional sites. This is wrong. Social networking sites are an amazing opportunity to get direct feedback from those people who visit your sites as well as another forum to publicize your company/website. The are TONS of social networking sties, but if you don’t have time to sign up with multiple sites (who does?) then Facebook and Twitter are the site you must absolutely have a presence on. Sign up! Facebook Twitter

2. Communicate with Others

Social networks are just that, a place to be social and a great place to network. Like I mentioned above, social networks are an amazing tool for communicating with people who follow your website/ company. You can use Twitter or Facebook to ask questions to your base, start conversations with experts or identify potential followers and customers. Use the search option on Twitter to search by keyword for like minded people and follow those who seem like they could benefit from your website/company or vice versa. Do not just blast your link to your site constantly. This is a sure fire way to get people to unfollow and unfan you! Think what you would like to see on social networks and what people like you could benefit from and share that content. Read on for more information on content.

3. Content is King

Like any successful business, you need to offer people something. The best and easiest thing you can offer people in the world of social networking is content. You can be on Facebook and Twitter all day, but unless you are offering people something interesting or useful, they are not going to have any desire to continue to follow you or become a fan of your website/company. Offer your followers something by sharing great content. You can share self written articles, how tos, articles you liked, news stories and more. You can share anything you’d like, but before you post, ask yourself if what you are sharing is adding value for your followers, as long as it is, post away.

This just the surface of social network, but if you enact these tips you are on your way to having a very successful social networking presence and in turn driving people to your website and GDI opportunity. Check back for more social networking tips!

A Quick “How To” for Two Important Features in the Members Area

The SiteBuilder Quick Start Program

After you have started an account with GDI, we want you to get your benefits and get started as soon as possible. Too often, people sign up and don’t start using their domain as soon as they can. Many people may simply forget to set up their website at their new .ws domain or believe it’s going to take too much time. To ease this problem, GDI has begun a new Quick Start Program to remind and to help new people get their new site started faster than ever. This will get your new people to be using their domain quickly.

How It Works

After 48 hours of signing someone up, the GDI team will check to see if SiteBuilder is set up or not and then offer more assistance based on the following qualifications.

GDI will move forward in helping you with the Quick Start Program, if you:

  1. DO NOT have site builder set as their domain, and there is no existing page
    1. We will not make any changes to your site or send emails  if you have a replicated site or WordPress set up as your site
  2. If you DO NOT have SiteBuilder set and no site set up, GDI will send a “Get online in 30 seconds!” email. All that needs to be done to get a site online at this point it to click on the link and upload a your photo and enter your first name. You’re done. This basic site will also include the guestbook feature.
    1. GDI respects your privacy and WILL NOT automatically put your phone and email on your site.
  3. Once your simple site is live, you will  be instructed to check your email for information on how to  to tell you friends about your new site and ways to share your new domain online and direct people to the website

Now in just 30 seconds anyone can have their .ws site online. This is of course just the first steps to get people going, we hope you will revisit the members area to build and edit your site to create the best experience for you and your visitors!

Google Translate Feature:

To assist our worldwise users and members, GDI has installed Google Translate into the members area. Google Translate simply takes the text of your members area and translates it to the language you set for ease of use. The addition of Google Translate allows you to view your members area in up for 53 language. You are also given the opportunity to change your language permanently, so you don’t need to adjust your members area every time you log in. Be aware that some graphics will not be translate as Google Translate only recognizes text.

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