Global Resorts Network Complaints
I understand someone wanting to research Global Resorts Network complaints if they are considering purchasing the membership.
As a member myself and an affiliate, it's important to me to know what the complaints are as well.
I'm proud to report, there's just not much out there. It's a testament to Global Resorts Network to consistently see that there's very little complaints and the company is in good standing.
The complaints I have read appear to me be one of two things.
Either the member is not using the booking platform properly and has misinformation OR the affiliate doesn't know how to market the product and more than likely joined Global Resorts Network as a back end offer to a front end third party marketing system that didn't pan out for them. These marketing systems have nothing to do with Global Resorts Network,. Having said that, both of these are a simple fix.
In this article, you will learn:
- A few customers not knowing how to use the membership
- Complaints are misdirected to Global Resorts rather than some kind of third party marketing system
- Video dispelling resort availability in a live case study
- What the real problem is
- Why people cry scam in the first place
I went searching online for Global Resorts Network complaints to see what's out there. I decided to take a real life case study and broke it down for you below.
I should mention I've been a happy Global Resorts Network affiliate and consumer since fall of 2007. I've sold dozens and dozens of memberships and haven't had one complaint or one unhappy customer that I'm aware of. That’s astonishing but not surprising to me because truly, the product is high value and it does deliver.
I’ve met the staff and owners of Global Resorts Network, I've dealt with customer service at both GRN and the travel provider in seeking answers to questions an vacation reservations. I’m very aware of the product benefits and how to how to book vacations. I have often hosted company webinars demonstrating the product. Based on my experience with the company and travel provider, I'd have to rate it a 10.
Here's a short summary of the Global Resorts Network Travel Club Membership
ONE TIME COST TO JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP: There's 3 levels of membership based on how many premium weeks per year you want (2, 10, 20). You pay a one-time fee for the membership you select. There's no recurring fees.
If a member wishes to also be an affiliate for the product and generate commissions, then they are charged a $100 a year affiliate fee. It pays for your company website, hosting and keeping you on the books. Each year that $100 affiliate fee is renewable or can be cancelled.
Owning the membership gives you lifetime access to timeshare inventories without having to buy a timeshare.
RESERVE YOUR 7 NIGHT RESORT STAYS: To book a resort stay, simply log in to an online secure platform, search for resort stays and either book and pay immediately for posted current dates and vacations or request one convenient to your travel dates and resorts you want to stay at. The resorts you are reserving are for a 7 night, 8 day stay in over 5,000 resorts worldwide.
If you don't see exactly what you want, call customer service and you will be well taken care of.
ONLY PAY FOR WEEKS YOU USE AND WANT: You pay between $398 and $799 for the week you choose. Most of the time this price includes taxes but in a few instances, there are small resort or tourist fees that are due at check in for countries outside the US as well as if you book an all-inclusive resort, then you will have your all inclusive fees. Most of the resorts are not all-inclusive and like I said, generally the price includes the taxes.
In every circumstance, you are told about any resort taxes before you confirm your reservation and the member has the right to accept or reject it.
TYPE OF PROPERTY YOU WANT: The resorts are 3 and 4 star resorts. Properties are comprised of hotel rooms, studio suites, and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos. All fully furnished.
DUE DILIGENCE FUN: For kicks, Google these resorts so you can see a sampling of the kinds of resorts Global Resorts Network offers. :
Lawrence Welk Resorts in California
Grand Mayan Resorts in Mexico
Legacy Golf Resorts in Arizona
Wyndham Bentley Brook in Hancock, Mass.
Westgate Vacation Villas in Florida
Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resorts in BC, Canada.
GLOBAL RESORTS NETWORK COMPLAINTS CASE STUDY
The following is a breakdown one of the real life Global Resorts Network complaints I found on RipOffreport.com. This will serve as an example to help people see what's really going on.
RipOff Report.com Report #318260 Joe from Otley, Iowa says in his complaint that he was unable to book a Hawaii vacation because there are only hotel rooms and studio units and they were priced at $699, sleeping 2 people. He also stated he looked elsewhere in the membership and didn't find any 2 bedrooms and very few 1 bedrooms.
Here's the facts from my experience:
- I have vacationed in 2 and 3 bedroom units and they are available.
- If a member cannot find what they are looking for, they should submit a request for the resort they'd like to stay at and indicate they require a 1 or 2 bedroom unit. Customer service then takes the member's request and notifies all surrounding resorts (even those not listed in the registry the member sees) to accommodate the member's travel plans. They bend over backwards to help members fulfill their travel wishes.
- I have demonstrated this product via webinars 100's of times and in the video below, I will demo it for you.
Here's a video showing Hawaii resorts in the Global Resorts Network Travel Club Membership. In this video you will discover 3 things:
- 4 minutes of seeing the units/bedrooms/cost on various Hawaii Islands
- 4 live resort examples that can be ordered immediately in Hawaii
- What I believe Joe did not do which is why he didn't get the vacation he wanted.
Second Half of Joe's Global Resorts Network complaints has nothing to do with the company or the product. Let me explain.
Global Resorts Network allows it's affiliates to market online however they want so long as they don't misrepresent the company or the product. And that's a good thing.
Having said that, there are Global Resorts Network affiliates who design marketing systems to attract people who are looking for a home based business (they are not targeting those looking for travel, but in this case, looking for people who want to make money from home.).
Here's what these online marketers know.
1) Someone looking to make money from home need to learn "how to market" online. There's very defined skillsets that one needs to do that.
2) People need a product or service to sell for an exchange of money.
So what these marketers do is combine the education of "how to" training and the product into ONE system. And when you do that, you have systems that are born like Ty Coughlin's Reverse Funnel System. Ty Coughlin designed such a marketing system and had tons of affiliates using that. They would place ads all over the internet bringing people in by the hundreds on the premise that the individuals would be trained "how to" market online.
People who sat down at their computer and searched on Google or other search engines for "make money from home" or "make fast money online", or any variation of those kinds of phrases would often find the Reverse Funnel system.
<< Image of the front page of Reverse Funnel System
When people clicked on his ad, they were taken to a page where a beach bum sitting shirtless in a lounge chair with his laptop on a beautiful patio overlooking the ocean in Hawaii says you can make thousands of dollars too if you follow his teaching. Simply sign up, buy this product and we'll teach you how to sell it. (The product they choose to put in this system was the Global Resorts Network membership).
THAT'S WHERE THE PROBLEM LIES.
1) The individuals buying weren't really clear on what they were buying in terms of how it was broken out for them. They thought The Reverse Funnel System WAS Global Resorts Network and were not able to separate the two.
I was putting out fires all day, everyday, when people would call me in total confusion looking for help with Global Resorts Network when what they were asking for was help with Ty Coughlin's Reverse Funnel System!
(I used the Reverse Funnel System for a couple of months until I could really see how this is not helping… it was hurting both people and the reputation of Global Resorts Network, so I quit the system… not the Global Resorts Network business opportunity). You've got to separate the two.
The system is a marketing education platform to lead with the "how to" make money online.
The product is the GRN membership.
It was also $300 a month recurring fees to USE the Reverse Funnel system so you could have the same ads and pages that you yourself just bought from as well as training on how to market.
2) People thought that GRN was $300/mo and that the Reverse Funnel System was part of Global Resorts Network when in fact it's totally separate. GRN has NOTHING to do with that individual affiliates do with their marketing or these systems.
3) There was no customer service and the training was very sub-par. It was hype city.
As a result, Global Resorts Network gets blamed for a marketing system that they have nothing to do with. This results in people filing a Global Resorts Network complaint when in fact the complaints should have been directed to Ty Coughlin and the Reverse Funnel System. make sense?
For the record, in network marketing, MLM and even direct sales, leading content and ads focusing on solving someone's problem IS the way to attract people to you and what you have to offer. There are many marketing systems out there for you to plug into to learn how to market. I use Empower Network and MyLeadSystemPro and each one allows you to market whatever product and service you represent. For me, that's Global Resorts Network.
So in this regard, that's ok, that's normal and that's the way to build it. Having said that, the Reverse Funnel System dropped the ball and didn't communicate a clear message.
Global Resorts Network Complaints or Rookie Trying To Market and Looking for Scapegoat?
This is an interesting topic. Let me begin by saying that yes, certainly, there are scams out there.
Or better yet, I call them a poor value for the exchange of money.
For example, when I first came online, I bought what I thought would be fabulous travel business with a company called Coastal Vacations. When I tried to use the product however, I was not able to do that. There was no company, just a board of directors. You had to mail in coupons with $5-$15 just to see if you could book a vacation. No phone or reservation assistance. Prices were expensive. And it was full of hype.
So in that case, there really was no value (less than poor value) for what I received in exchange for money and I spent $15K.
Our world is full of overpriced and under valued products and services in every industry across the board.
I'd like to call my doctor visits a scam because when I have a sore throat, I have to go them for them to say, "yep, you have a sore through, here's your meds. I walk out of a appointment having spent $200 for a total of 6 minutes with me telling me what I already know!
But let's hone in on the network marketing and MLM industry which by their very definitions are NOT scams. They are fabulous business models that allow people to make substantial income, however, each individuals success is based on their efforts.
When they "join" a network marketing or MLM business, they don't OWN the business. They sign agreements stating that they will receive a commission when they refer the product or service to someone.
The "start you own business from home" is where YOU step in and now must take responsibility for what you do WITH that product or service.
The problem lies in the individual not knowing how to market and make sales. So let's be adult here and have a grown up conversation. Let's start putting blame where it belongs.
Having a home based business when choosing a product to be an affiliate for is no different than starting any other business. It takes time, commitment, a host of new skills, personal development, marketing dollars and good ole' fashioned sweat equity.
Truth is, most people are not wired to be entrepreneurs, they are wired for a job and career path so they don't enter the home business arena with a true desire and passion for success.
They want to make money and make it fast.
They don't want to learn.
They want someone to do it for them for nothing and they want results immediately. And when that doesn't happen, they say, "oh, that was a scam, you can't make money with that."
They don't want to spend money on advertising.
They don't want to spend money on outsourcing.
They don't want to spend money on coaching for one on one help.
They don't buy courses and seminars.
Or, they do buy courses and seminars but then they don't implement what they learn.
They give up so fast on themselves.
Rather than admit they quit and can't take the learning curve, they cry scam.
You don't buy a bicycle to learn to ride, then discover you can't keep your balance and cry scam do you?
So why do people go down the scam path so fast and public?
People also don't want to look in the mirror and face the truth.
The truth is people want a fast buck, a quick fix but don't want to go through the change within themselves that's mandatory for success.
So rather than the pain of failure, they cry scam. It's cleaner for them. That way they can face their family and friends because "it wasn't their fault". I've seen it over and over and over, a zillion times.
I'm amazed at how quickly people give up on their dreams when life beats them up a little bit, or even a lot. You can't be looking for success regardless how long it takes to get there if you're not totally sold out for yourself and your dreams.
In this Global Resorts Network Complaints Article, You Have Discovered:
Global Resorts Network Complaints are often based on user misinformation on how to use the product which can be easily solved by picking up the customer service phone or email and get help.
Global Resorts Network is an affiliate for the world class travel provider who has been in business since 1986.
Global Resorts Network allows it's own affiliates to market how they choose so long as they follow terms and conditions set for when they joined.
Global Resorts Network does not offer any marketing systems and are not related to the Reverse Funnel System or any other system you may come across.
Global Resorts Network offers great customer service for it's members.
The travel provider offers personal red carpet service for questions and booking vacations.
People cry scam oftentimes because they don't take responsibility for their business and learn to market. Rather than look to themselves for failure, they use a scapegoat and point to the company.
Bottom line is Global Resorts Network and it's travel provider is NOT a scam.
Global Resorts Network complaints are few and far between and really have no good grounds.
I have provided additional information on other pages for you to complete your due diligence on the Global Resorts Network product and Global Resorts Network business opportunity.
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