Freedom.ws is a website selling people on the “Income for Life” business opportunity. While this particular website is vague on the details of their business opportunity, they encourage you to order their DVD that explains the business model in great detail.
Ultimately, Freedom.ws is an affiliate site for Global Domains International, or GDI. GDI is a company that sells domain names and offers hosting services to those looking to create their own website. GDI is also a multi-level marketing opportunity.
Freedom.ws is an excellent example of this MLM opportunity. You go to their website, from which you head to GDI and simply purchase a domain name and hosting services, or you can actually become an associate of GDI.
You are paid for every associate you sign up for GDI, in addition to receive commissions for simply promoting the GDI products, which in way makes Freedom.ws an affiliate as well.
So What’s the Deal with Freedom.ws?
Well, there are some complaints about both the services offered by Freedom.ws and the business opportunity itself. First of all, GDI only offers websites with a “.ws” ending. No .com, .net, .org – only .ws. Since this is a very uncommon website ending, many customers who are simply looking for domain names won’t be interested. Instead, they’ll head to well known competitors like GoDaddy for .com names.
Second, their hosting services are more expensive than many other well known hosting companies. Because they are a lesser known company with more expensive services, it is likely to be incredibly difficult to sell their products.
Finally, though their famous DVD is said to be incredibly effective in persuading people to become an affiliate promoting their services, in order to be an affiliate you must actually purchase a .ws domain and hosting services through GDI. This means you must be paying GDI to be an affiliate for them. This is almost unheard of in affiliate marketing.
In general, companies don’t ask affiliates to pay for this association or to even buy their products because the affiliate is paying their own money to market your product or services for you. All they ask in return is a commission. It seems to me that there are other, better affiliate marketing and MLM opportunities out there.