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Michael A.

United States

Posts: 1,247 | Followers: 483 | Joined SFI: Dec 30, 2015

11 posts

Which one is better to buy ? in Team Building #Team Building

2 hours ago

Personally I would recommend Builder's Bundle, because it is a guaranteed number of PSAs / CSAs.

With the S-Builder Co-op unit you may get more or you may get less. There is no guaranteed number of PSAs / PRMs.

Hope this helps!

13 posts

aim to work hard in Getting Started #Localvantia #PSA

1 day ago

Welcome to SFI! Be sure and contact your sponsor and let them know you're excited. Trust me, they want to know!

Get started by checking out the LaunchPad lessons located here:

Hope this helps!

24 posts

Need to convince him? in Sales #Sales #TripleClicks #VersaPoints

1 day ago

Another one is "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still."

In personal recruiting, "it's easier to give birth than to raise the dead."

That's why one of the SFI Rules of Success is to work with the workers and remember, SWSWSW, Next!

6 posts

Emails from corporate about other aff. businesses in Team Building #Marketing #Team Building

2 days ago

There are two ways that an email can appear to be from corporate and yet be from someone else. The first is a Team Mail message. The second is a promotional email from an ECA to their connected TripleClick (or now, Zing) members. These emails come from the corporate mail server, but do contain a disclaimer in the bottom indicating they are on behalf of an affiliate or ECA.

If anyone is sending out promotional emails that are about another affiliate opportunity, they should be reported immediately, as that is strictly against the affiliate agreement:

"18. Affiliate is strictly prohibited from soliciting SFI affiliates for other business opportunities. Although SFI takes no issue with affiliates being involved with other business opportunities outside of SFI, affiliates may not use any SFI resource or tool (i.e. TeamMail, TeamTalk, PSA Mailer, CSA Mailer, My Best Tips, etc.) to promote these other business opportunities or for-profit endeavors to other affiliates."

Source: Affiliate Agreement

Where to report violations: Report Cross-Solicitation

23 posts

Experiment Complete! in Getting Started #Auto-Delivery #Compensation #Contests

3 days ago


I definitely understand where you are coming from. Having many team members in areas where income does not flow nearly as freely as it does in countries like ours, building a business for little or no money is a big deal. I do believe there are some here who have done this, although I recognize that it simply means spending the same amount of equity in time rather than currency. Hopefully some of those folks will chime in. I can think of at least one prominent member here who has built his organization with free advertising, although I do believe he spends a minimal amount each month to be EA qualified.

I think the bottom line is that, yes, it can be done for free, but it will take a longer time frame than if someone is able to invest money into their business on a regular basis.

Just my two cents' worth.

23 posts

Experiment Complete! in Getting Started #Auto-Delivery #Compensation #Contests

3 days ago

Hi Chris! This is a great experiment and the results do bear out that investing in your business is worth it, leading to less stress in building the business. I am curious about the statement you made, which I quoted above.

What TripleClicks products did you have on auto-delivery that delivered the stated quantity of benefits for the investment?

Does this investment include any PSAs or advertising toward building your network?

I look forward to your reply.

4 posts

How to use marketing tools on Facebook in Marketing

5 days ago

The best links to use on Facebook are the TripleClicks product links. When you find a product you would like to promote (for example, maybe the deal of the week), you should click on the SFI Toolbox tab and get the product link from that pop-up box. It will be coded with your individual ID number and any sales from that link will be credited to you as a direct sale.

Now, if you are wanting to promote any of the gateway links, that is a completely different story. Facebook doesn't take so kindly to many affiliate link, and all of SFI's gateway links are therefore banned from use on Facebook. However, the easy way around this is to put together your own blog (free on services like Blogger or WordPress). On your blog, you can talk about and advertise your gateway links. Then, simply drop links to your blog onto Facebook.

I hope this helps!

11 posts

How Do You Like Payoneer as payment option in Compensation #Compensation

6 days ago

I used it for several months, mainly to acquire the badge and points. I may go back to it, but it was the fees that were a big turnoff to me. Here in the US, it's a lot easier to set up direct deposit, which carries no fees whatsoever.

I may return to the card once my earnings increase, just for the badge and points, plus the marketing value of the card. So, I guess it really depends on whether or not you are making enough to cover the fees and not feel the pinch so much, lol.

Just my two cents' worth.

95 posts

$6 Lead Turns Into Millions of Dollars in Sales - Part 1 in Team Building #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

8 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experiences with us, Leon. I can't wait to read part 2 and part 3!

15 posts

What can we write off on taxes for growing this business? in United States

9 days ago

I've used TurboTax for over 10 years now as a self-employed contract worker. 1099s are nothing new to me. I like TurboTax because you can DIY online, plus they keep records going back for years (literally all mine are still there). You have to keep the paper records, i.e., all of your W-2s, 1099s, etc., but that's easy enough to do.

If you are in a position where you have to pay a fee to have them do your taxes and file them ( I have been for several years), the fee can come out of any refund you are getting unless you want to pay with a credit card up front. They have online help available as well as audit protection (or whatever it's called) so if you get audited down the road, they pretty much do everything for you to represent your case. They guarantee the maximum refund available and accuracy of your return. Of course, you have to make sure you input all of the forms you're getting.

Anyway, that's my two cents'. Hope it helps!

111 posts

Google AdWords Campaign in Marketing #Compensation #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Great information and visual tutorial!

I'm curious if you've ever tried Bing Ads?

2 posts

Web site optimization to get traffic in Marketing #Marketing

about 1 month ago

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23 posts

Why would I even bother bidding on an auction? in Pricebenders #Pricebenders

about 1 month ago

Congratulations on your first auction win! It can be difficult to get the hang of for sure. You got a good price and doubled your TC spent, so I think you did okay.

I've been here for over two years and still fall under the "Junior" category with less than nine wins, but I still keep trying!

20 posts

Change Hand. Let Sandy do it. in Team Building #CSA #PSA #Team Building

about 1 month ago


This is the second post by you in which I see great wisdom. Your experience here and in other areas of your life have given you much to share with us. I think you hit the mark once again with this one on reassigning folks. Sometimes they just need a new person to talk to.

I'm now following your posts and looking forward to your next pearl of wisdom

- Mike

Aim Higher, Dream Bigger in 2018!

12 posts

Trying SFI again. in United States #Sponsor #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Welcome back. I was going to leave a message yesterday but I was on my phone and I hate using the forums on my phone, lol.

Listen, I think most of us have been where you are at one point or another. I quit SFI over 10 years ago and kick myself in the rear about that decision more than I should. I also "quit" a couple of times in this go-around. The thing is, when I get to looking around and thinking that the grass is greener somewhere else, I realize that grass is either fake or fertilized with bull ... well, you get the metaphor.

So, my best advice about starting over is to forget the past. Really sit down and do some goal setting, if you haven't already, and figure out the real reason WHY you want to do something like SFI. It's probably not the first thing that pops in your head, either. Drive down about four or five levels deep into your goals and keep asking yourself "Why?" You'll know once you get to the nitty-gritty bedrock reason.

Next, take MASSIVE ACTION. I was sponsoring a few people here and there, trying to build up my group. I'd get one or two active affiliates and then they would drop off the face of the earth. Finally, one month, I decided to take massive action. I committed to achieving Executive Affiliate and then Bronze Affiliate. I found free advertising methods to generate more PSAs. I found paid methods (here, in TripleClicks), with great results. Once Opti-build was announce, I got on board immediately, not to benefit myself, but to be able to offer that benefit to my own downline.

Regular communications with your group are a necessity, even if you never hear back from them at first. If you keep at it, you will start to get some responses. I try to do a weekly newsletter to my entire group as well as a semi-daily motivational or training note to my Movers list.

The best thing I can say is this ... be the type of PSA you want in your downline. Be the leader you would like to see. Lead by example and you will find some people that will follow your lead.

Hope this helps!

Aim Higher, Dream Bigger in 2018!

52 posts

Does one lose their PSAs & CSAs if they do not sign in for 45 days? in Miscellaneous #Auto-Delivery #VersaPoints

about 1 month ago

Hi Michael
It is just that life happens and can happen fast even to excellent sponsors and if they can't do 250 VP in less than 2 months thats it, all the years of hard work and money gone.

But VP was not the issue in your OP. Auto delivery takes care of that. If a business owner can't bother to check in on their business at least once in six weeks, well, they probably were never in business to begin with. Treat it like a business and it will grow. Treat it like a hobby and it will never get off the ground.

51 posts

PSA's..."Do I want Quantity or Quality" in Team Building #Leadership #PSA #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Thank you! I totally agree, but coming from a PTL it carries a lot more weight, lol.

52 posts

Does one lose their PSAs & CSAs if they do not sign in for 45 days? in Miscellaneous #Auto-Delivery #VersaPoints

about 1 month ago

Getting the VP is only half the equation. If someone fails to log in for 45 days - six weeks - do you really think they qualify as a good sponsor???

Personally, I think the requirements art too lax, but that's just my personal opinion.

Aim Higher, Dream Bigger in 2018!

30 posts

I Quit and BSG in Team Building #Leadership #Team Building

about 1 month ago

A truly brilliant post. Thank you for not quitting, and congratulations on your success!

41 posts

Can't Keep Soonerflash Down in Miscellaneous #Leadership

about 1 month ago

Glad you are on the mend, my friend. Don't overdo it (hard thing, I'm sure, on a farm).

21 posts

Slick way to qualify for extra Daily Grand entries! in Miscellaneous #Contests

about 1 month ago

Now this is a good "hidden" tip! Thanks for sharing. :)

20 posts

The Great VP Race of 2018 in Miscellaneous #Leadership #Team Building

about 1 month ago

It sounds good to me! I've run a variety of promotions over the past year, and to be honest, I don't get a lot of traction. I do believe that sometimes recognition goes a long way, perhaps even farther than other rewards in the beginning. I do like the idea of providing a place for their banners, etc.. This definitely will help new folks who haven't navigated their way around blogging or building their own site where they can promote their affiliate links.

81 posts

How Much Can You Earn In SFI? in Compensation #Compensation #Leadership #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Scott, thank you for waking me from my slumber. I'll be sharing this post with my downline ASAP.

Aim Higher, Dream Bigger in 2018!

34 posts

Marketing Rewardicals in Marketing #Marketing #Rewardical

3 months ago

Don't want to be a nitpicker.....but it looks so dumb if you are advertising and there are spelling mistakes in the ad....
it is AWESOME not awsome and it is gold BULLION not buillon. Please correct that when using the ad, and please techies at SFI correct the text on the cards.

Thanks! As you correctly noticed, I just copied and pasted from the Rewardical X-Cards entry on TripleClicks. Not sure if it is incorrect on the actual cards themselves, but you should probably submit your suggestion in the appropriate place as a new thread. The "techies at SFI" will likely never see your comment here and make the change.

- Mike

34 posts

Marketing Rewardicals in Marketing #Marketing #Rewardical

3 months ago

You could set up a simple landing page on a blog or stand-alone site and use the text from the Rewardical X-cards now available at TripleClicks:

What's a Rewardical?

Rewardicals are the amazing new digital tokens you can earn FREE when shopping at awsome local and online stores. Then redeem your tokens whenever you want for a variety of great goodies including:

* Free Gift Cards
* Free Bitcoin
* Free Silver Buillion
* Charitable Donations
* and more!

Sign up today with this card and get started with 25 FREE Rewardical Tokens!
Use Promo Code: XXXXXX

Be sure and use your own personal promo code. This also makes a good stand-alone ad on social media sites such as Facebook. Just use an attention-grabbing image, such as the Rewardical logo:

Hope this helps!

Aim HIGHER, Dream BIGGER in 2018!