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Stephen D.

Canada

E365 Runner Up
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Posts: 2,424 | Followers: 476 | 6th year with SFI

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Monthly Spin & Win Notice! in Miscellaneous #VersaPoints

5 hours ago

The steady decline in participation in Spin & Win was documented:
www.sfimg.com/forum/thread?post_id=1514998#post-1514998

The Biz Quiz is a similar Contest and it offers everyone a prize every day, including a Badge Quest Badge and Points.

16 posts
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Where are the Pricebenders Auctions? in Pricebenders #Pricebenders

6 hours ago

I have submitted a Support Ticket, just to be sure they know and should Notify Technical Staff.

8 posts
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Monthly Spin & Win Notice! in Miscellaneous #VersaPoints

6 hours ago

Very versatile Rewardical Tokens (RT) have significantly replaced the less versatile VersaPoints (VP).
news.sfimg.com/2018/12/04/20millionawarded/

You can easily Exchange 30-RT for 10-VP via Redeeming accumulated RT through your RW (Rewardical) red/green Tab or via logging into Rewardical.com.

Best Wishes,

9 posts
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Badge is linked badges' there in Suggestion Box #Astro Auctions #Eager Zebra

19 hours ago

Thank you for your personal attention Gery;

With great Respect and Appreciation, I ask you to review my Support Ticket #852788 repeatedly "being processed" since Nov. 20th.

I do realize that there are recent MAJOR high-priority tasks that understandably distract your Staff and Your attention.

I am sorry if I am too,
Impatiently Persistent

9 posts
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Badge is linked badges' there in Suggestion Box #Astro Auctions #Eager Zebra

1 day ago

Freudian slip?



So sorry Ofuonyebi;

I could not resist 'correcting' your Post.

Respectfully,

9 posts
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Badge is linked badges' there in Suggestion Box #Astro Auctions #Eager Zebra

1 day ago

Sadly, some pop-up Badge Descriptions such as that for the black Opti-Builder do not reveal some Significant (new or obsolete) Restrictions.

Ask your Upline, ask Support, ask the Forum, Ask Gery, make a Suggestion, and then Wait patiently.

Best Wishes,

7 posts
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Can a PRM Unsubscribe without Opting-out of Zing Network? in Ask Gery

1 day ago

There are Unsubscribe links on our TripleClicks Member Center webpage www.tripleclicks.com/myaccount/ and a link to set Email Preferences: www.tripleclicks.com/myaccount/EmailManager none of which Opt-out of Membership.

Best Wishes,

7 posts
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Can a PRM Unsubscribe without Opting-out of Zing Network? in Ask Gery

2 days ago

Thank you Erlinda;

I am sorry I did not make the question more clear. I realize that we as the Referrer of our PRM can not email them through use of the email address they registered with any of the Zing Network.

My concern is about the marketing emails sent by TripleClicks or sibling "properties" in the Zing Network. This concern is based on my own resentment of seeming to be forced to Subscribe to TripleClicks email when I joined SFI. I proceeded to ignore all emails from TripleClicks and SFI.

Our PRM maybe/should be able to Unsubscribe without losing their Membership.

Maybe, being forced to Subscribe to marketing-emails is having a major negative effect on our (SFI and Sponsor) instructional SFI emails as well.

Maybe SFI affiliates should instead have an option to Subscribe to receive non-SFI emails?

PS: I did post this in "Ask Gery".

Best Wishes,

7 posts
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Can a PRM Unsubscribe without Opting-out of Zing Network? in Ask Gery

2 days ago

Can a PRM Unsubscribe from receiving marketing emails without coincidently Opting-out of Zing Network Memberships?

For example, can they still Buy TCredits, Play Games, Win Auctions, and Earn Rewardical Tokens?

11 posts
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Member signing out in Miscellaneous

2 days ago

I totally agree with your simple solution.

The Law requires marketing emails to have an Unsubscribe link!

Best Wishes,

13 posts
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Reassigned Affiliates in Ask Gery

2 days ago

If you reassign an affiliate "PSA" to "New Sponsor" and New Sponsor becomes inactive, then after 45-days of being inactive (login and earn at least 250-VP) New Sponsor will have all his/her Downline moved up intact 1-Generation.

If New Sponsor was your PSA (Generation-1), all his/her PSAs will become your PSAs. Their Downlines will not likely notice any change.

Best Wishes,

23 posts
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Expert Reports in Getting Started #Getting Started

3 days ago

Respectfully, Guru Ray;

You indicate you have WRONGLY "learned don`t ask questions".
I hope that was NOT what you learned!

SFI is "confusing at times" and it does PAY to "ask questions".
www.sfimg.com/forum/thread?post_id=1468111#post-1468111

At the very least, your fellow Forum Readers will learn something from either the Replies or the LACK of them, sometimes based solely on 'timing'.

Best Wishes,

38 posts
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Just my thoughts on retention of PSA in Compensation #Compensation

4 days ago

Timing of Returns

I agree we all look for and need a good Return on investment (ROI) but we also need to establish the length of time to reach "break-even". In a "bricks and mortar" business this usually takes several years before just breaking-even and a huge investment.

SFI offers a much quicker break-even for an equivalent to "coffee-money" investment, $36.25 each month if you make no "Retail Sales" to PRM. Direct Sales to a few PSAs generate small (20% of CV) Direct Commissions (DC), but none of the 1500 Sales VP that a Team Leader needs to qualify for Status-Rank and Team Override Commissions (TOC). Therefore, Team Leaders probably need to invest $36.25 a month to receive any 4% TOC from hundreds of NSAs on up to 12 Compressed-Generations (G2+).

Break-even times could be improved by increasing the current DC rate significantly over 20%, but that would greatly reduce the future-income potential with a TOC rate below 4% each and/or the CSC rate to below 8% each.

Best Wishes,

35 posts
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What is missing on our site that other similar sites offer in Team Building #Marketing #Team Building

4 days ago

Thank you Mary for sharing your insight;

A few counter-points to consider includes:

1) You should not promote your Affiliate Link (Gateways) for the Business website on the website to which it applies. The Viewer of your Advertisement is probably already an Affiliate of that Business.

2) SFI is already too cluttered and confusing with the extensive resources it features in numerous, nested menus, tabs, properties, etc.

3) SFI already has significant "ETHETICAL" Income called leakage/breakage or retained-income such as
-1) Forfeited CSC from forfeited CSAs,
-2) Forfeited Accumulated Commissions from Affiliates that have not achieved EA status-rank in the last 6-months,
www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/EditCommissionPaymentInfo
and possibly
-3) Team Override Commissions (TOCs) not paid due to 'shallow' Uplines of less than 12-Compressed Generations. www.sfimg.com/forum/thread?id=125455

I am not sure whether I misunderstand: "you can now earn 4% on up to 12 dynamically-compressed levels!", but it implies that when (for example) my PSA or PRM makes a Purchase, their 3-Generation Upline equally share a total of (3 x 4% =)12% of the CV from the 48% of the CV available for paying TOCs. news.sfimg.com/2018/06/01/new-comp-plan-improvements/

It might mean: you can now earn at least 4% (equal shares) on up to 12 dynamically-compressed levels!

Best Wishes,

2 posts
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Apology Accepted... in Just For Fun #TCredits

5 days ago

I smile when I receive this Apology:

T-Time
Sorry, you may not enter because
you've already won T-Time today.
Limit: One win per day.


Seems to be very Canadian, eh?

38 posts
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Just my thoughts on retention of PSA in Compensation #Compensation

5 days ago

Please be aware that non-Active Affiliates are NOT deleted from our Downline Team. They are just deleted from our 'Mailing List' and our Geneology Report after 1-year of inactivity. They will instantly return to these 'lists' when/if they ever login to SFI and/or possibly any Zing Network property.

32 posts
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Self explanatory Names for Gift Certificates in Suggestion Box

5 days ago

Thank you Christine;

I like to analyse and expose the whole chain of interactions to produce a clear big-picture. Creating a big-picture however distracts from focusing on the key element of current interest.

For example we currently have 3-types of "TripleClicks Gift Certificates" and an intervening prerequisite "Gift Certificate Account" (type-3 intervening between type-2 and type-4 in this Thread).

I felt it necessary to incorporate type-2,3, and -4 to illustrate the main problem created by the name of type-1 -- the Reward/Credit voucher/coupon/etc. which by itself is not a significant problem.

The discussion can easily evolve/devolve to discussing more/different choices of Rewards...

32 posts
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Self explanatory Names for Gift Certificates in Suggestion Box

5 days ago

Good morning Anda;

Your experience highlights the common problem created by naming/calling the 'Reward Voucher'/'Credit Voucher' a "TripleClicks Gift Certificate".

The "Credit Voucher" is one of your potential choices of Rewards ("Gifts"?), all of which are to be used for yourself.

I think Rewards are/should-be distinct from Gifts.
Rewards are earned, while Gifts are generously philanthropic.

32 posts
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Self explanatory Names for Gift Certificates in Suggestion Box

5 days ago

Thank you Christine for the warning;

I assumed that since our chosen Reward GC( from Rewardical) can only be used to make a purchase from TripleClicks and/or their ECAs, that it could/should enable any purchase from them (apparently currently incorrectly).

Maybe the Purchase of GC Funds is not considered to be a Purchase.
(There is no CV generated, nor VP awarded)

Best Wishes,

32 posts
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Self explanatory Names for Gift Certificates in Suggestion Box

5 days ago

SFI describes their appropriately named TripleClicks Gift Certificates (ie Gift-type, 4) www.sfimg.com/Support/Solution?catid=26444&id=191103
and how to create them in the GC Manager: www.sfimg.com/Resources/GiftCertificateManager

They require the Gift Giver to Purchase Funds www.tripleclicks.com/tcsearch/search:TC+Gift+Certificate/ (ie Funds-type, 2) which are automatically placed in a "special Gift Certificate Account" (ie Account-type, 3) after 2-Business Days.

The badly named TripleClicks Gift Certificate (Reward-type,1), that we can choose to receive as a Reward by exchanging Rewardical Tokens (RT) is not officially explained anywhere yet. This type of Reward can only be used to make personal purchases from TripleClicks such as Funds (type-2) for the Account (type-3), a prerequisite before giving/gifting multiple (type-4) TripleClicks Gift Certificates.

TripleClicks Gift Certificates (Gift-type,4) are finally used to increase Sales and usually our Commissions Income.

Best Wishes,

8 posts
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T-Credits in Getting Started #TCredits

5 days ago

Your "Executive Affiliate pending requalification" confirms that you are a November EA.

Other November Affiliates have until the end of December 8th to Backdate a Purchase to have the VPs backdated to/for November to increase their November Status-Rank and Commissions, particularly CSC and possibly Team Override Commissions (TOC for Team Leader Status-Ranks).

Due to this Backdating grace period, Rank-based Benefits such as Bonuses and Commissions can not be calculated until the 9th and processed/distributed on the 10th or next Business-Day.

Best Wishes,

32 posts
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Self explanatory Names for Gift Certificates in Suggestion Box

5 days ago

Please consider adopting self-explanatory Names for the different types of "TripleClicks Gift Certificates".

Lack of Distinction:
Gift Certificates received from the Rewardical Exchange can NOT be given away. They can ONLY be used to make Personal Purchases from TripleClicks. (ie Reward Credit)

These Rewardical-type Gift Certificates can be used to Purchase 'funding-type' Gift Certificates from TripleClicks such as: www.tripleclicks.com/detail.php?item=14277 (ie Gift Funds)

These Funding-type Gift Certificates automatically fund your own "GC Account" from which you can then give several smaller 'gift-type' Gift Certificates. (ie GC Account and TripleClicks Gift Certificate)

These Gift-type Gift Certificates that you can only give to your PSAs, NSAs, CSAs, and/or PRMs, should quickly generate Sales and related Commissions for you -- the Giver.

Best Wishes,

240 posts
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IMPORTANT MEMO FOR ALL SFI SPONSORS in SFI News #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

6 days ago

Respectfully Simon;
www.sfimg.com/Support/Solution?id=233016 states:

That is, they can lock in 700 Rewardicals and 56 more CSAs by going EA (by any means or combination) within their first 48 hours in SFI.

OR...

They can grab the Ultimate Smart Start package of 1000 Rewardicals and 100 CSAs by setting up a 1500 VP Auto-Delivery for TCredits within that first 48 hours (see below). The Ultimate Smart Start package also comes with a Lifetime Custom Prestige Domain and an exclusive, redesigned Fast-Track Member badge! Altogether, the “Ultimate” package has a value of over $310 that the new affiliate can receive FREE just for powering up their new SFI business within their first 48 hours!


The CSAs are forfeited if the new EA fails to maintain at least that status-rank for any subsequent month.

Their free Rewardicals (RT) are retained until redeemed.

EA status-rank can be requalified monthly through Retail Sales (to PRM) while remaining an Active Affiliate, but a personal purchase is probably required to accumulate the prerequisite 1500-VP.

Best Wishes,

240 posts
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IMPORTANT MEMO FOR ALL SFI SPONSORS in SFI News #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

6 days ago

Respectfully Kumar;

I simply leave short messages (with links) on the SFI online Chat, where they will be seen the next time our Active Affiliate (any status-rank, PSA) logs into SFI Marketing Group.

Our Message can ask them to state their normally preferred time for a Live Chat online.

Best Wishes,

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Do Rewardicals expire in Getting Started #Rewardical #TCredits #VersaPoints

6 days ago

If Taxation Officials in the USA force Rewardical to Expire/cancel non-redeemed Rewardical Tokens (RT) that are one-year old, they probably should automatically be redeemed for the benefit of the Charity their owner has selected.

I think that it will be extremely unlikely that any Active Affiliate (any status-rank) does not redeem all RT within a year for VP, Tcredits, personal-reward Gift Certificates, etc.

Best Wishes,