Today we will have a look at one of the leading hosting companies, Global Virtual opportunities, (Also known as GVO) detailing all that is important and everything that needs to be known before making a decision whether or not to take the plunge. GVO is one of the most popular programs these days, but do they have what you need and is it worth it? There is only one way to find out, so let us not waste any more time and dive in.
GVO Quick Overview
What is GVO?
GVO (Global Virtual opportunities) is a hosting company, providing different types of hosting to suit everyone’s needs. They also provide marketing tools and a large range of services, catering for not only business owners but online entrepreneurs as well. They furthermore offer step by step tutorials on how to use everything that they are providing to the best of your abilities.
Joel Therien Founder of Pure Leverage and Now Lifestyle (Previously known as 7 Minute Workout) also, founded GVO back in 1999. The company has since been revamped and updated quite a few times to keep it going with the times. When the program was first founded, it only served as an auto-responder service and email management program, but since they have included hosting and a few other handy features and/or tools.
Is There a Money-Back Guarantee?
Global Virtual Opportunities (GVO) has a 30-day money-back guarantee on all of their plans, giving you the opportunity to get your money back if you are not satisfied with the product.
Scam or Not?
GVO is most definitely not a scam and here are the reasons why. Not only is the program basically 20 years old, but it was founded by a rather known online marketer by the name of Joel Therien. Joel has found more than just the one online program, and his creations include two other rather successful programs, Now Lifestyle and Pure Leverage. The program furthermore, has hundreds of thousands of members with thousands of success stories and people who are willing to back the company with testimonials. To put it in short, the product was created by someone who has created other successful programs, it is rather old and loads of people are members willing to back the company.
What About Support?
Most of the GVO plans include 24/7 support and they actually do. The support offered works and they respond with answers and solutions usually within 48 hours. They also have an online community and a FAQ page where one can go looking for answers.
GVO – Features and Prices
The GVO hosting plans were designed so that there was something for everyone with the prices of the enterprise plan ranging from $5.56 to $11.96 per month. One also has the options to pay monthly, every 6 months or annually/yearly, with discounts being offered when you choose the 6 months or yearly plan.
What will I get?
- 1 CPanel along with 1 Domain
- 24/7 Support
- Unlimited disk space along with bandwidth
- A Site Builder and Marketing tools
The Reseller hosting plans have prices ranging between $24.95 and $99.95 per month with the option to go yearly which will earn you a discount with each payment. These plans, no matter which one you choose, will also grant you access to the GVO affiliate plan.
What do I get?
- A Site Builder along with marketing tools
- 24/7 Support
- Unlimited Disk Space, Bandwidth and accounts such as email accounts, cPannnels, FTP Accounts and so more.
The basic server only has one plan which will cost $25 per month and it offers redundancy without the tools and cPanel. It basically allows you full root access, meaning you can configure it any way you please.
The plans for dedicated servers can cost anywhere from $59 to $159 per month depending on what you choose, and as with all other plans, you will receive a discount when choosing to go annual/yearly. Dedicated servers will give you full root access control without any throttling, hardware restrictions or sharing.
One can also pay a bit more per month to get some extras such as more CPU or memory. Prices will vary.
GVO Marketing Tools
Basically all of the following tools are included in most of the hosting plans:
The Eresponder Pro is GVO’s version of an auto-responder and it is included in basically all of the plans offered by the program. It was designed to handle bulk emails with a rather simple service; to let you create, send and even track emails without having to put in much effort. The program is a bit of a learning curve to it, but there is no need to go and get a master’s degree. Just make use of the step by step videos provided by the program and let them guide you.
- Send emails in either HTML or plain text
- HTML editor which is easy to use
- Ability to create unlimited campaigns
- Create personalized messages using custom fields
- Unlimited amount of follow-ups
- Click Tracking and reporting with daily activity reports
- A wide range of forms to choose from
- Subscriber filtering and sending
This handy feature is in short a lead capture system for those who are not familiar with creating capture pages that convert.
- Written for you Ad Copy
- Custom Video lead capture pages
- Wide range of templates
- No advanced skills needed as it is easy to set up
- Links to the auto-responder
GVO Conference is a feature/tool that allows you to record sessions with the click of a mouse whether it is audio, video or both. It also has desktop sharing capabilities and this handy tool is available with all of the hosting plans. So you can do the work long distance if it were required.
- PC and/or MAC compatible with no required installation or download
- Full chat, audio, and video capabilities
- Presentation Mode
- Options to upgrade to 500 seat rooms
- Webinar Conference Room
- Desktop and file-sharing capabilities
- Moderator/owner control
Easy Video Producer
The Video Producer feature is included with the hosting plans, and it allows you to add videos that were professionally designed to your website. It is easy to understand and simple to use.
- Webcam recording capabilities
- Ability to record and upload with a camcorder
- A variety of templates to choose from
- Fast upload speeds
- Design your own titles, descriptions, and keywords
The Affiliate program is only available through one of the re-seller hosting options and it allows you to not only earn regular commissions but also bonuses and “customer for life commissions”.
It is this simple, refer someone to the program and earn a percentage of what they are paying for the program. If they refer someone to the program, you will furthermore receive a percentage of what that person is paying and so on and so forth.
GVO – Pros
Support videos and so on are all done in 5 different languages including Russian, English, Polish and so forth.
The prices are actually reasonable, especially considering the tools, features and so forth you get with each plan.
The support is amazing, with live chats, online communities and so forth. You are guaranteed answers to whatever it is you are having a problem with.
Basically all of the tools/features have step by step videos showing how to use the tools.
The program is frequently updated to get rid of flaws and to keep with the times.
The auto-responder sends emails out in bulk, and Gmail’s latest filters and so forth will most likely pick these up as spam, sending them straight to the spam folder where people never go looking for amazing deals.
Do you use GVO or used it in the past?
Please be so kind as to tell us about your experience, it would be much appreciated and help others to make a more informed decision before purchasing.