If you’ve searched the web for business options for any length of time, you’ll eventually come across someone who introduces you to GDI. So this article aims to answer some of the basic questions about GDI. Is this business opportunity a scam? Do they have a product or service that is worthwhile? What is the potential of this possibility? I will try to answer these questions as objectively as possible.
If you’ve come to this article, you’re probably already pondering whether GDI is a serious business opportunity or a scam! To determine if GDI is a scam, one must first ask the question, are they marketing a worthwhile product or service or are they just another MLM or pyramid designed to take your money without giving you anything else to give than the promise of great rewards and riches? The answer: yes, they have a real product/service. In this case web hosting.
The service described
They offer a web hosting service. It is true that you can get free website hosting on the internet. In fact, this article is an example of a free web host that you can use to get good results, but there are a number of things you have to sacrifice.
Firstly, when you use a free web host provider there are always some costs involved, usually they require you to run free ads on your website. (web1000 is an exception, but you can’t even put banners on it and the editor is cumbersome to use).
While ads on your website may not seem like a problem at first, consider this: if you want this website to be your main business portal and hub, you may end up promoting your biggest competitor, which is not a smart move. You do not own your website. You can own the intellectual stuff, but if the free web host changes their rules, goes out of business, or just updates how their system works, there’s nothing you can do about it. Even with bloggers, you have to split your AdSense earnings 50:50 with them. For this reason, I recommend that if you are serious about running an online business, your main website is one that is yours and that means paying for it. Even after losing 48 blogs overnight because bloggers felt they didn’t all live up to their terms of service, you learn – you get what you pay for.
In the case of GDI, that means $10 per month. These are US dollars. So if you’re in Australia like me that’s not so good, if you work in Euros or Pounds that’s great for you. For this you get a website, 10 pages (plus a feedback and guest page for a total of 12), 10 email addresses and a domain name, this also includes a domain/site builder, domain and email forwarding, your own use web builder, valet. However, each page can contain a huge amount of data. The 10 email address means if you have 10 different companies, affiliate programs or whatever, you can assign each one an individual email and with forwarding even have them go to a single box.
The other major benefit is the ability to choose a domain name. Most good .com names are long gone. In the case of many other extensions such as .au, .us, .uk, etc., many companies consist only in buying up the best domain names in order to sell them to someone else at inflated prices. GDI with the .ws avoids this trap by ensuring that the domain name is not sold as a separate entity, only with the web hosting service. This stops domain name hoarding. .ws is still new and now it’s time to get the domain name you want. No additional $20 annual fee just for domain name registration.
The Business Opportunity
The fact is, not everyone out there needs a web host. Let’s examine why one has a website. Typically, people have a website for either one of two reasons – BUSINESS or PERSONAL.
With personal websites, many people want to have their own personal email addresses and website, keep in touch with family with an open letter, express their beliefs or opinions on a world stage for various reasons to satisfy their own Ego and importance, making photo albums, joining a community, etc. Some people pay the $10 a month to have a website. I think this will increase over time as more and more people become web conscious and want to have their own address/place on the internet. With the highly transitive nature of the human population moving more than ever before in world history, one of the best ways people can keep in touch with friends is going to be through the internet. Think how many people you know from school twenty years later. If you’ve moved to a city, state or country, chances are you’ve lost contact with them. If you wanted to track her down, how would you do it? I know I would do it over the internet. This is becoming easier and easier as people have personal websites.
In the case of a business website, most businesses have a website to further promote their business, some also have direct sales through the Internet, and some are nothing more than Internet-based businesses, e.g. B. eBay. In the case of a corporate website, I would think that GDI’s offering is not large enough to meet their needs. Aside from a landing page, a redirect page, or just the domain name, GDI is aimed at the small Internet business user. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it’s a fact that impacts the business opportunity. If GDI wants to keep growing, they’ll need to consider offering reasonable upgrade packages for the larger players.
In the case of a small, first-time business looking to have their own website with six GDI pages, this isn’t a bad option as it also provides them with a source of secondary income.
It has the potential to be a good source of income as each person you refer earns you $1 a month. Not a big sum really, you would need 10 people just to pay your hosting fee, but the winner here is you get $1 for each person you introduce five levels of power, the work of those below you use is what is addressed here. This can lead to good returns. You won’t become a millionaire overnight, but you can have a great source of income.
You may think I’m late and missed the GDI wave. No, I don’t think so, not at this time of writing. GDI membership is now in the tens of thousands, only when it reaches hundreds of millions will the wave be subsidized. I also don’t think new customers will ever dry up entirely, as more and more tech-savvy students graduate each year and are raised to believe that they all need their own modern gadgets, including cell phones, email and even her own personal website. For kids who spend more than $50 a month on cell phones alone, $10 a month for their own website is nothing. I’m waiting for the day when you stop sending a resume to a potential employer, just give them your web address and they can look up your life themselves. So I think the potential of GDI is long term, yes after the first wave there will eventually be a slowdown – there are no infinite possibilities – there are 6 billion people on the planet once the majority of them are customers reached the final limit. Every business, unless planning to evolve a service or launch new products, knows that a market will reach a saturation point where growth will slow. Not so good for an MLM company as its customers are also its business partners. Any MLM that wants to be successful must either be selling a product that will need to be replaced over time – i.e. Tupperware (where did I put that lid, well, time for another party and ordered another) or new services or Offer products to the same downlines.
There are numerous ways to apply for GDI online. I’m not a big seller myself. I hate cold calls, I hate door knocks, I hate the feeling of invading someone’s personal space or being intrusive. That’s why I love internet advertising. Buyer is in total control, no pushy seller, don’t want to go to another website like the sales pitch. There are several programs set up to promote GDI to you, programs like Turbo GDI and Hits2U, both are inexpensive.
In summary, if you need a web host, especially when it comes to domain names, GDI is an option, if you don’t need a web host and don’t know anyone who does, then it’s probably not for you.