Global Virtual Opportunities Review

Global Virtual Opportunities (GVO) Host Then Profit Review

Not another Global Virtual Opportunities review!

Global Virtual Opportunities Host Then ProfitYes, indeed, but with a twist. This is a review of Global Virtual Opportunities (GVO)/Host Then Profit. GVO has repackaged its product into two segments, Host Then Profit and Pure Leverage. Pure Leverage is an upgraded version of HTP with bigger products, upgraded training and different affiliate compensation structure. This review will not cover Pure Leverage.


GVO is an internet marketing company that provides web hosting and related internet marketing tools. GVO was created by Joel Therien, an experienced internet marketer. He is the founder of the 7minuteworkout, a highly popular fitness program and business opportunity.

GVO/Host Then Profit is advertised as the one stop hosting shop. To quote the GVO/Host Then Profit website, it is “turning web hosting essentials into an automated profit machine!”

The Global Virtual Opportunities Host Then Profit Product

The basic product is a package of web hosting and business building tools. The highlights are:

The web hosting account (4 hosted domains) with these features:

  • 4 Domain Hosting
  • 20 GB Disk Space
  • 100 GB Bandwidth
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases
  • Unlimited Sub-domains
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Cpanel Access
  • Reseller hosting accounts available.

These are the business building tools included in the basic web hosting package:

GVO Eresponder Pro email marketing systemEresponder Pro Email Marketing System which includes auto responder and tools capable of rapidly sending text and HTML email and building a big list of contacts.

GVO Easy V ideo Producer

Easy Video Producer enables members to edit their videos and add them onto their websites. 100+ templates are available for member use in creating their videos.

GVO Blogger BuilderBlogger Builder enables members to create four WordPress enabled blogs. Host Then Profit provides 100’s of themes and 100’s of headers for local businesses.

GVO Conference RoomGVO Conference is a full audio and video communications tool for hosting up to 5 attendees. It comes with complete desktop sharing and enables a member to record sessions with a click of a mouse. Add the recorded session to your website or blog later. Conferencing is useful for anyone doing business online or working long distance.

GVO AcademyGVO Academy provides live training, streaming video and Question & Answer sessions. Members get daily and weekly training from experts in internet marketing, blogging and more.

GVO Prospecting SystemProspecting System is a complete, automated custom video lead capture system. Everything is pre-made from the videos, capture pages, auto responder messages. Members just choose the templates they want to use. Members can either promote their capture pages or buy into the lead cooperatives that are routinely offered.

The support is worth mentioning. GVO Host Then Profit has a triage-based support system in place to address web hosting issues as well as issues with other products. There are three forms of support – live chat, ticket submission and emergency service. Emergency service applies only when websites or servers are offline. Issues are escalated to higher technical levels depending on severity of issues.

The basic web hosting package (4 domains and business building tools) is $9.97 per month.  The monthly price includes affiliate program membership. The money-making opportunity consists of inclusion in a 4 by 10 hybrid forced matrix.

The Good

  • GVO Host Then Profit offers an affordable, integrated web hosting and marketing tools package competitive with other web hosting offered in the marketplace. It is designed by experienced internet marketers for internet marketers. As your business grows, there are upgrade options to the hosting package.
  • The training is first rate. Experienced, successful internet marketers provide a great deal of useful, helpful information. There are weekly live webinars.
  • The support is organized to provide responsive resolution to issues with the priority given to hosting issues.
  • For those internet marketers wanting pre-made marketing materials such as lead capture pages and auto responder messages, the GVO Host Then Profit material is excellent. As it should be since it was developed by experienced, successful marketers.

The Not-So-Good

The affiliate program over shadows the basic web hosting product line. There is more emphasis on promoting GVO Host Then Profit as an affiliate business than offering the hosting services. Consequently, there are constant “up sell” offers made to members/customers. (Note: If you promote affiliate or make-money-opportunities or are looking for one, then Joel Therien’s program may be considered.)

The affiliate compensation plan is difficult to understand. (This seems to be an affliction common to affiliate and multi-level marketing programs.) There are a number of bonuses available for those meeting certain selling/promotion criteria. There is not an affiliate income disclosure statement available on the home page. To become a reseller of the upgraded products such as Pure Leverage, members need to pay monthly reseller fees.

For online business owners and marketers who want to go beyond pre-packaged marketing materials, there is little training about creating content-based websites. For more information about building websites, please read my How to Build Website article.

My recommendation is to pass on GVO Host Then Profit. However, if you want basic web hosting with business building tools at a reasonable price, then GVO Host Then Profit may be considered.

If you have any questions or comments, please fill in and submit the form below. I love feedback.



  1. Thank you so much for sharing the information with us.Highly informative.
    I Would like to sign up with GVO- Global Virtual Opportunity as an affiliate.

    Kindly advice how to go about or please send me the link therof.
    Thank you



  2. I have been with GVO since 2009 for hosting my websites. In the beginning it was $35 a month and there was excessive “Buy my Stuff” marketing. To the point where many left. It was so bad even the lists of members were being marketed to. That really offended many of the marketers I knew. I wasn’t at that level, so I just plugged along with my hosting. I never really got in to using any of the other services, not for lack of trying but mostly the training was lacking and dysfunctional. One webinar I was on, the lady doing the training took a personal call in the middle of it, and it was all being recorded, we all sat there while she finished her personal call, and that was it for me… I never got on any more of the training webinars because my time can be better spent elsewhere. I just never bothered to move my domains, but I really got sick of the JT in my face advertising, and constant spamming my email inbox. I can’t even opt out because it is the email I use to log in, so they got me. But ya I think GVO offers fairly good hosting with individual Cpanels per website which I liked, but I did lose a website that got taken over and nobody seemed to be able to help me get it back. So I just didn’t renew my domain and I went on…. But still interested to find something better for hosting my webpages, maybe that also does some helpful training on setting up websites, SEO, header/footer info, keeping up to date, etc. I think there is a need. Tried Green Geeks in Canada, the price is right but not sure about the whole using just one domain and having all Cpanel access through that one domain for all websites. OK if all your own sites I suppose, but not if you are wanting to do reseller or hosting in a business situation.


    1. Thanks for reading and providing a detailed comment, Wendy. I appreciate you taking the time. I had one of my websites hosted on GVO hacked three times over a four month period. At one point my website was down for a week. It turns out the the GVO (Host Then Profit) server was not very secure and was hacked. GVO was good enough to move my website to another server. But the damage was done. I ultimately shut down this particular website. But I moved the others to the Wealthy Affiliate hosting solution. I selected Wealthy Affiliate because they provide so much training and help to people wanting to learn how to start and build their own online businesses. The only thing about hosting with WA is that they do not provide cPanel access. Everything is pretty much done through the WordPress interface. I really don’t miss the cPanel interface anyway.


  3. This is the first I’ve heard of Global Virtual Opportunities. It sounds interesting. Thanks for laying out the pros and cons. Thanks too for warning about the GVO push to promote their product. That does diminish its appeal.

    The internet is the best hope for most people to achieve financial independence. It’s essential to find someplace to learn the basic skills. Unfortunately, there are so many scams claiming to teach how it’s done, but only end up taking your money.

    I’m not saying GVO is a scam. It does not appear to be, but I’m thinking it’s not the best place to learn how to make money online. I learned at Wealthy Affiliate and that’s where I recommend people learn.


    1. Thank you for your comment Gary. GVO is a huge program. From my understanding several hundred thousand members. No doubt GVO has had many complaints. I think it is extremely difficult to grow that large without someone complaining about something. With these heavily promoted programs, I imagine people find out that it does not live up to their expectations of getting rich quickly.


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