Global Affiliate Zone is a network marketing company that claims they have a training program that will teach you how to become a “set it and forget it” internet entrepreneur, raking in money online while you’re not even at your laptop.
It was founded in 2015, so it’s relatively new in the network marketing space full of big daddy MLMs (see: Advocare, Ambit, and WGN).
So have I been involved with these guys?
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GAZ was founded in 2015 by Julian Sherman and Mathieu Jang.
The two were big players at AWOL Academy, another “affiliate opportunity” (MLM) that does basically the same thing as GAZ. Typical MLM incestuousness.
They also own “Julian Sherman Marketing” and “Mathieu Jang Marketing”, respectively, but both are just funnels that lead back to GAZ.
GAZ claims to offer digital marketing training that’s meant to automate everything for you. Their mission is as follows:
“Global Affiliate Zone is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive, up-to-date training coaching and resources to online entrepreneurs.
With Case studies from around the Globe its become obvious…
What we teach works.
Whether you’re just getting started online, or you’re a seasoned veteran the Global Affiliate Zone Community is here to help.”
The idea is that anyone – beginner or seasoned pro – can use GAZ to make lots of money on the internet.
Interest in GAZ really skyrocketed initially, putting them at over 4,000 members. But it’ eventually tapered off, as most MLMs tend to do.
And just like most MLMs, the hype is probably not sustainable.
According to GAZ they do 90% of the work so that you only have to do 10%.
You’ve got to be skeptical of something that claims that you can get rich off of doing basically nothing, but hey, it worked for Paris Hilton.
How much does Global Affiliate Zone cost?
$99/month – Covers the GAZ PRO Membership, their main product.
The GAZ PRO Membership is their product, so there’s no differentiation between customers and distributors. Buying the $99/month membership gets you access to the membership services as well as the rights to market the program for a commission.
The PRO Membership is basically meant to teach you everything you need to know about making money online while also automating your internet business so that you can rake in the cash without having to do much of any work. It includes a range of features and services…
Private Community Access
Networking is #1 for any successful entrepreneur, so this is arguably the most valuable part of the membership. It gives you access to a large community of internet marketing pros to answer your questions, give you advice, and even collaborate with you. At 4,000 members, there are much larger internet marketing communities out there, but bigger isn’t always better.
Mentorship & Coaching
Successful entrepreneurs have successful mentors. GAZ offers affiliates personalized coaching to help you map out your next entrepreneurial endeavor. This includes a 3-hour coaching mentor training and a 30-minute coaching call.
Live Events & Meetups
Members get invited to all sorts of meetups and events that allow them to connect with the community in person. It does cost money to attend.
Sales Team & Sales Funnels
GAZ Members get access to sales funnels and a “sales team” that helps close sales and automate the sales process for you. These include auto-responders, capture pages, and more.
Live Workshops & Webinars
GAZ hosts live team workshops every week online so that you can ask questions and stay up-to-date.
Courses & Training
This is their core educational program that teaches you all about internet marketing. It starts from the basics, so anyone can start learning today. That being said, people who already know a thing or two about internet marketing might find it boring.
This complements their training program by showing you step-by-step, easy to follow video tutorials of exactly how to set up your campaigns.
Finally, the membership gives you access to their support team, so answers to your questions are a single message away.
The Global Affiliate Zone website isn’t very straight forward when it comes to figuring out the details of the compensation plan.
Affiliates get a 30% commission rate on membership sales, meaning they make $29.70/month on every customer they recruit who renews their membership. This commission is paid out on a bi-monthly basis.
The nice thing about these membership programs is you keep making residuals each month, as long as your recruits pay their membership fees. If you can maintain 4 customers, you’ve paid for your own membership fee.
The website doesn’t go any deeper to specify what you get for building up a downline, if there are any additional bonuses involved, etc. It’s hard to tell what kind of earning potential you have here, but one thing is obvious: you’re not going to get rich selling these memberships. You will lose friends.
That being said, the idea here is that you’re making the big bucks by using your newfound internet marketing skills, right?
It’s more than possible to start a home based business. There’s a lot of cash floating around out there, especially in the digital ether.
Everyone wants to get rich while working in their underwear from the Bahamas. It’s an easy dream to sell.
But there’s a fatal flaw with these generic internet marketing MLMs that promise they can teach your 85 year old grandma who’s so afraid of technology she won’t even use the self-checkout line at the supermarket how to get rich on the internet.
Internet marketing is one of the most saturated, intensely competitive fields out there (hint: TWN, Wealthy Affiliate, and MOBE).
So, if you’re going to make it past the crowds of amateurs, you’ve got to be doing something specific and new. If you’re still doing the same automated sales funnel generic digital marketing program that a million other people are doing, you’re never going to make any money.
Look, not a hater of GAZ at all. If you like passive income streams, there are much better opportunities out there.
In other words, you might like our training because it teaches the “good life” without peddling products to your family and friends.