So you finally decided to join the Global Internet Fortunes (What your friend dubs as GIF). You want financial freedom by working online and making money while in the comfort of your smartphone.
Yes, you have been jobless or had had a job that pays you meagre figures, and in the meantime, you’re searching for a side hustle that will perfectly supplement your income.
Or you’re a campus student, and You want to utilize your HELB Loan very well by creating a stream of income where you don’t have to depend on your parents anymore.
Now, after you see these screenshots on your friend’s WhatsApp status and Facebook,
… you finally decide to take a risk. You are ready to join Global Internet Fortunes. You want to make money like your friend.
Before you join, are you sure GIF is worth your money? Is Global Internet Fortunes genuine? Do GIF Web hosting packages exist?
In this Global Internet Fortunes review, I will cover everything that you need to know about GIF.
So let’s get started.
According to them, they are a web hosting company and an online marketing company. They offer domain registration services through the concept which they call network marketing.
Global Internet Fortunes was founded by Kimathi Kamudeh back in 2013 as a Social Biz Connect and Rebranded to Global Internet Fortunes (Gif. ke).
Kimathi Kamudeh was a sales manager at Old Mutual Insurance company before starting GIF to “eradicate” unemployment in Kenya, a brilliant Idea.
To understand how any company’s products work, I usually take the risk of trying their products.
It’s not a different case here for Global Internet Fortunes. So I went to Facebook and interacted with one of their agents. We took the conversation on Whatsapp, and when I asked him what products Global Internet Fortunes offer, this was his answer.
Global Internet Fortunes is an award-winning company by KENIC as the top domain registering company since the year 2018. We offer web hosting services, domain registration services airtime subscription services through the concept of online marketing. We also deal with blogs, digital marketing tools, ebooks and article writing.
That was so promising, but to it didn’t make sense. This is because his statement pretty much revolved around two things; Web hosting and Network Marketing.
If you think the guy was making up his own words to convince me, you are wrong. It’s the same thing that’s on the Global Internet Fortunes website…
To find whether all these services are genuine and if Global Internet Fortunes works, I had to test their plans.
GIF does not have a money-back guarantee policy which made me wonder if their hosting packages and all the services they claim to offer are genuine. But just because of you, and I wanted to write an honest review, I risked my money.
I created an account with GIF and deposited $70 into my GIF wallet.
And I even registered my domain. I then waited for my domain and web hosting account to be set up. I waited for the Cpanel credentials so I could start creating my website, but they have never been until today.
So I took the initiative to contact the guy who referred me to GIF about my Cpanel credentials, but he told me to go for training in Nairobi to learn how their platform works.
Sincerely speaking, I’m a website designer, so telling me that I needed the training to understand their platform and create a website didn’t make sense to me. After a 2 hrs call, he admitted that GIF web hosting services, article writing, and e-books never existed! What! Are you f***king kidding me!
And that’s how Global Internet Fortunes finally conned me with the perception of “web hosting services” and blogs.
Besides, their platform involves nothing but the apparent pyramid scheme. That is, referring friends into their network to make money online.
So here is how you make money from Global Internet Fortunes.
Usually, you have to join them by someone inviting you. This means you can’t just visit the GIF website and purchase their services. There must be someone who’s going to refer you.
Once recruited to their platform, you have to pay an activation fee of $39, which will include ” a domain” and the GIF membership account. In short, you will be paying to access that dashboard and for having your domain which you will never use in any case.
After paying the upgrade fee and being approved as an active member, you have to refer friends to join GIF. You will then start telling them all the sweet things about making money online and inviting them for GIF training. I’m pretty sure you have met them somewhere on Facebook, yeah?
If so, then you actually know what I mean what I mean. In addition, they have to pay the upgrade fee also for you to earn a commission.
So here is how GIF compensation plans work.
- You earn $10 for every direct referral.
- $3 from level two and level three.
- $2 from level four up to level seven.
You also earn a bonus of $1 when all your downlines upgrade their account after each month. This means you have to pay a monthly renewal fee of Ksh 1000.
Also, Global Internet Fortunes has a platform where they sell airtime from the Telcos like Safaricom, Telkom, and Airtel.
From this, you earn a commission of 2% of the airtime you buy. That’s pretty much like Ksh 20 commission every time you buy Ksh 1000 airtime, which doesn’t make any sense anyway.
So I want us to be genuine here. I know many of you will hate me for this and maybe for the rest of your lives.But in my opinion, Global Internet Fortunes is a scam. Yes! G-I-F -is-a-scam!
Before you dare say a word, let me explain why Global Internet Fortunes is a scam. I used GIF for three months, and trust me, I am damn sure of this.
Although they may have physical offices around Kenya, that doesn’t make them a legit company. I agree they offer domain registration services, airtime services, it’s a registered company, and the rest, but what about the web hosting services they claim to provide?
They don’t exist.
And the blog templates, ebooks, and e.t.c that they state to be offering – they also don’t exist.
If you want to believe me, just ask your inviter to show you their website/blog. And be keen enough. It shouldn’t be a wordpress.com website created with a .wordpress.com extension like this one here.
That’s because wordpress.com is a free hosting platform. Please note there is a big difference between wordpress.com and WordPress. You can find the difference between the two right here.
Your inviter will probably avoid your question like a plugue. And they tell you that monetizing a website will take time, and it would be wiser if you concentrate on referrals first. Did they?
This is good evidence that the web hosting services, website templates, automation software, and blogs they claim to offer don’t exist. And not at all.
Another thing that makes me refer to Global Internet Fortunes as a scam is their pricing.
Before then, their “web hosting services” cost Ksh 5500 with monthly renewals of Ksh 1500.
After some time, they realized the exploitation they posed on unsuspecting Kenyans with their ingenuine web hosting services. They finally decided to lower their plans to Ksh 3900 and with a monthly renewal of Ksh 1000.
Let’s do a simple sum here.
In your first year of their web hosting services (which don’t exist), you’ll spend this;
3900 + ( 1000 × 12) = Ksh 15900.
Now let’s compare them with Bluehost.
Bluehost is an international web hosting service provider.The most basic plan from Bluehost costs $3.95 (Ksh 395) per month.
But you have to pay for one year. However, if you choose to pay for three years in total, your plan gets cheaper. For example, if you pay for hosting for three years, this would be the total cost for web hosting in three years using Bluehost.
This is equivalent to Ksh 142000 for three years. No monthly renewals like GIF.
You can now imagine how much you pay to host a virtual website with Global Internet Fortunes in relation to the world’s best web hosting provider, Bluehost.
Furthermore, Bluehost has a free-to-join affiliate program that pays you to recommend its products to potential buyers. They pay you $70 for each referral and the commissions scale upwards according to the number of referrals you bring a month.
The program is free. You don’t need to buy Bluehost’s web hosting plans to promote their services. In fact, I promote Bluehost’s web hosting services, yet I don’t use their services.
To sum up, if Global Internet Fortunes is genuine, you can now see why I call them scammers. They lure you with web hosting services, domain registration, blogging, and article writing, yet their primary purpose is to recruit you to their program just like any other pyramid schemes out there.
Nothing’s special with their training. It all involves brainwashing you, lying to you with the concept of making you rich quickly.
They will tell you what every broke person would want to hear on the first day of the “training”—showing you a list of testimonials for top earners and car achievers to entice you. If a company is a pyramid scheme, the owner and the company’s pioneers are the ones that benefit. People who are at the bottom barely make enough.
Yes, but only through referrals. No shortcuts, no other way, as mentioned by those GIF marketers just to make you fall into their trap.
So if you are ready to join GIF get prepared to roll up your sleeves, get your hands greasy to build your network.
The choice is solely yours. Suppose you choose to begin and start referring their program to your family, friends. And inboxing anyone on Facebook to get prospects who will join their platform, good luck. That’s your decision, and nobody will stop you from doing it.
However, if you are searching for a place to host a website or a blog, Global Internet Fortunes isn’t worth your money simply because their services don’t exist.
Bluehost could be a superb choice for you. They give you a free domain for one year and hosting for as low as $2.75 per month, which you can get exclusively from my discount link here.
Learn more on how to create a blog in Kenya and make money online, have a look at this easy and step-by-step guide that I have written here.
I hope you enjoyed this article. My joy is seeing you make the right decision in starting and growing your business online.
Now let me get back to you. Have you ever used GIF before? What was your experience with GIF? Are you still using their platform?
Please drop your views right in the comments section.