Global Domains International Review: A True MLM Business?

Today, if you search on the Internet you find a lot of MLM business opportunities and “home based business” opportunities. It is impossible you never heard of Domains International (GDI). I saw some people on the internet who call this company a big scam, so I will answer this question in this article. Let’s see some details first!

Who is GDI?

The company GDI was founded in 1999 by Michael Reed and Alan Ezeir and it has the headquarters in U.S.A, San Diego. While other people were focusing on the core site, or banners, the two founders had the idea to use another type of domain than. com for online business. So the domains. ws appeared with the opportunity to distribute them in a MLM system.

What product GDI offers?

The company ‘s product is the. WS domain (website). After registration you get a 7 days free trial and only if you want to go on you pay $ 10 per month for the domain.

Paying $ 10 per month you will become an active GDI affiliate and you will receive the following package of products and services:

• 1 personalized domain name with a capacity of 100 MB

• high quality hosting for this WebSite

• 10 personalized email addresses, each with 100 MB capacity

• 9 pages in English with GDI business presentation containing your information, so other people will be able to register in your downline from them.

• an easy program to create a website (website builder) with a large number of patterns, so anyone can build their own website without knowledge of HTML, programming, php, etc…

• the possibility of redirecting the domain name.

• the possibility of forwarding the e-mail address

• FTP access,this means that you can create your own web page offline and then you can upload it to a FTP server.

Recently, GDI offers the possibility to choose the premium package for $ 40 per month. This package includes the domain with a capacity of 1 GB, 50 e-mail adresses, and the company pays $ 15 per month for each affiliate located on level 1 and $ 5 per month for each affiliate from levels 2 to 5.

Compensation Plan

The GDI’s compensation plan is the easiest plan in network marketing. You get paid $ 1 per month for each domain registered in your network on 5 levels.

Here is an example of how much you can earn:

You sign up 5 people. From here you earn $ 5 per month. These five people will learn from you what they have to do and let’s assume that each of them signs up 5 new members, which means a total of 25 people in your downline, so you will earn $ 25 per month on level 2, money that will go into your account. Suppose that each of the 25 referrals will sign up 5 people, so you will earn $ 125 from your third level. From the 4th level your business already works without getting involved. We continue the algorithm in the same way and we have to take $625 from the 4th level. Let’s take a look at what happens on level 5, the last level, without any effort from you! You already earn $ 3.125!

Global Domains International also offers a BONUS: $ 100 if you register 5 active GDI affiliates in the same week, $ 200 for 10 active affiliates registered by you in the same week and so on from 5 to 5. There is no limit on how much you can earn!

To get the bonus you must:

– First to be an active member (to pay $10 for your domain) for at least 1 month

– Then to order the promotional package of 10 CD-DVD worth $ 60.

$ 5,000 Bonus of Excellence

If you bring 1,000 or more affiliates in a period of four weeks you receive a Bonus of Excellence worth $ 5,000 in addition to the $ 1,000 you already earn from monthly commissions.

In conclusion, GDI offers the opportunity to develop an international business from your home, and there is no limit for the income you can earn.

There are still some weaknesses that GDI has:

-Web site builder is rigid and does not allow you to arrange your page as you want;

The 100-MB may not be enough for a large project.

-Although there are some promotional materials, GDI does not offer much training, making things difficult for a beginner.

In conclusion, GDI is certainly not a scam, there are proof that the company always pays on time people who bring new affiliates into the network and continuously increase their team.

Things You Should Know About Arab Culture and Business Culture

Planning on visiting or doing business with an Arab company? Here are few tips about Arab business and culture for visitors, exporters, and international traders to understand the culture, business culture, and how to do business with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, and other Middle East countries.

Conservative behavior: In public, Arabs behave conservatively. Display of affection between spouses is nonexistent. It is a private society and display of one’s feelings is kept private. You will also notice that laughter and joking in public is toned down, which is not the case in private gatherings. Arguments between spouses, friends, and people in general are also kept private or conducted in a way that guarantees no one else is aware of it.

Invitations: If you are invited to dinner or lunch, you are not expected to bring food, drinks, or gifts. Upon entering the house notice the guest room you are taken to. If shoes and sandals were left at the door by other guests, then take off your shoes. It is customary when entering guest’s room or office to greet everyone there by saying Alsalamo-Alikom, which means “peace be with you”. The reply to this greeting is “Wa’alikom Alsalam”. Once inside, everyone will stand up to greet you and shake your hand. Start with the person standing on your right side or the one who is approaching you. Notice that in both modern and traditional Arab guest rooms, attendants are seated in a circle to ensure that no one is facing someone’s else back. Also note that the soles of your feet should not point directly toward someone else. Always use your right hand when giving or receiving objects.

Save Face concept: The Arab culture is a non-confrontational one which seeks the least conflict possible. A concept called “save face” is a way to solve conflicts and avoid embarrassing or discomforting the parties involved. Saving someone’s face or dignity involves using maneuvers or holding one’s reactions to give the other party a way to exit the situation with minimal discomfort or harm to their dignity. It involves compromise, patience, and sensitivity. The “save face” concept is looked at as a behavior of high quality ethics and manners. The Arabian culture encourages people to act humbly and with sensitivity to a person’s dignity, especially when that person’s dignity and self respect is endangered. This is a crucial tip for those who might be involved in managing businesses in an Arab country.

Family structure: In an Arab family, gender and age plays a big role in deciding responsibilities. The father is usually the head of the family and the provider for its needs, while the mother plays a major role in raising children and taking care of the house. Although culture, traditions, and Islam strongly stress the importance of women’s roles in taking care of the house and raising children, it is a mistake to think that Arab women are confined to this role. Before Islam there were many successful Arab businesswomen and they still exist throughout the Arab region, but because of cultural reasons, they conduct business in an inconspicuous way. A daughter lives at her family house as long as she is not married. Sons might move to their own houses when they get married, but at least one son will still live at the family house even if he is married in order to take care of the parents. When a woman gets married there are no changes made to any part of her name.

Business Meetings with Arab companies: Sometimes when trying to set up meeting dates with your Arab clients you will find that their answer is something like “Whenever you are in the area give us a call”. Don’t interpret this as a sign of lack of interest in your business. It is equal to an answer that sets a specific date and time. Allow enough time for social chat with your Arab clients before you open any business discussions.

Advertising and Marketing to the Arab Market: Your business Advertisement should be conservative in content and appearance and does not present any social values or situations that contradict with the Arab culture or Islam. In almost all the Arab countries advertisement should not directly or explicitly contain comparison between two different brands for the same type of products. Message should place more emphasis on the quality and functionality of the product. The main advertisement outlet sources are newspapers, magazines and television.

Winning More Business "Made in Germany"

Given the fact that Germany is Europe’s largest and richest market, clearly it makes a country to consider after having taken the decision to expand internationally.

Business-to-Business enterprises will normally find communicating with their continental clients relatively easy, not least since most German business people at C-Level can usually speak English, sometimes arguably better than their counterparts!

As for German consumers, they are Europe’s wealthiest and citizens of Europe’s most populous country, and tend to be loyal.

However, as Walmart’s attempt to crack the German market demonstrates, size and money are not necessarily prerequisites for success in this attractive, but demanding market. But the rewards for those that do manage to crack it are invariably considerable.

There are several types of businesses that can benefit by reaching out to the German market. US & UK Media and creative agencies, for example, are generally perceived to be at the top of their game. The words ‘Made in Britain’ or ‘Made in USA’ can be synonymous with quality and style. As for destinations, the wanderlust of the Germans is well known – hotels and resorts that take the time and trouble to translate their website and other marketing collateral into German are much more likely to win more business from these experienced and seasoned travelers.

Online stores eager to capitalize on Germany’s e-commerce boom should bear in mind that German consumers are not so keen on credit cards – so it is important to be able to be paid using ‘Bankeinzug’ from their bank current accounts.

Websites that rely on translation automation tools such as Google translate are doing themselves and visitors to their site an enormous disservice – it is far better to engage in the services of a native human to communicate your message effectively.

One way small to medium sized businesses can dip their toe into the German market quickly and cheaply is by creating the impression that they are already operational there. This is done by establishing a virtual office, which is much cheaper and easier to set-up than a real one. Image is important to Germans, and the address associated with such an ‘office’ can and should be prestigious one for companies where this is important. Mail-forwarding and having inbound telephone calls to a German number answered by a native speaker come as standard for such a service.

Communications and infrastructure in Germany are excellent. The German high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains offer fast, frequent and reliable services between all German cities. It gets better: soon it will be possible to board one at London’s St.Pancras and arrive in central Cologne just four hours later. Flying there lasts just over an hour from UK, and visitors from US can easily fly to it’s main hub, Frankfurt. As one might expect, more often than not, taxis are usually Mercedes or Audi!

As within all countries, regional differences exist: getting a handshake in Düsseldorf, for example, is usually easier than in Hamburg. This having been said, there are many Anglophiles in North Germany who would welcome the opportunity to work with UK companies.

Working with a facilitator on the ground in Germany who understands the cultural nuances that exist within Germany itself will further improve the chances cracking that German nut.

Expanding into new markets is seldom easy, but the rewards for those that do can be significant – particularly with this one. And by reaching out Germany, it is usually easier to win business in neighboring Austria and Switzerland – that’s a combined market of some 100m consumers, commonly referred to as the DACH market, who share the same language.

Succeeding in Germany will not be easy. But once customers or partners are won, they usually stay. This is what makes Germany a particular attractive market to conquer – so doing allows companies throughout the world to start making Euros ‘made in Germany’ for many years to come.

Cicero once mused that ‘the greater the difficulty, the greater the glory’. Success in Germany would be glorious indeed.