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Steve L.

United States

E365 Champion
 
Posts: 235 | Followers: 130 | Joined SFI: Jan 17, 2017

27 posts
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Big Disappointment Today in Getting Started

4 days ago

Hi Tilahunt,

The best tip I can offer on this is to MAKE SURE ALL YOUR FILTERS ARE OFF!

I can't tell you how many times I've done the exact same thing only to discover that this filter is on!

Just go to your genealogy and in the big box at the top make sure you've left nothing on!
Click on the onn

What does your "MOVERS" tab show?

Be Well,
Steve


As Always A Motivational Meme!(AAAMP)

14 posts
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Currency Discrepancy ( $ verses PKR) in Getting Started

5 days ago

Hi Iqra,

Hope all is well with you and yours!

Just a suggestion you might want to check in to and I will also to see if I can find out if it is possible. And this may be more a suggestion for the future than right now, but it is something to keep in mind.

Anyways, consider taking your commissions in dollars, leaving them on account with SFI and using them to pay for your SFI purchases. This is what I do, though I am in the United States.

If there is ever anything you think I might be able to help with feel free to let me know I won't always be able to help BUT I do promise to always try!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme! (AAAMM)

5 posts
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Don't Just Dream It, Live It!!! in Getting Started #Getting Started

14 days ago

Hi Bruce,

I can always tell your posts just by the headline/subject and I always agree!

On this bit of wisdom from you I will often say it with...

"don't just talk about it... BE about it!"

And HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours! I hope you have a great and profitable 2019!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme! (AAAMM!)

16 posts
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Mental Fatigue? in Miscellaneous

29 days ago

Hi George,


I think the "18 to 20 hours a day" has led to burnout and burnout is a hard thing to undo. And 18 to 20 hours a day of ANYTHING will lead to "run away" (think Monty Python).

Try this, you need to commit to ONLY 30 or 60 minutes a day or even just enough time to do your tabs every day so your "head" knows it is not going to have to spend all those hours a day on one thing! Eventually your head will understand that it's not gonna have to spend another 20 hours a day and will be willing to go to work for those tasks.

Burnout in network marketing is probably the top thing that prevents success in network marketing. So rather than spending 18 or 20 hours a day getting burnout just complete the goals you have set for a day.

Doing anything for 18 to 20 hours a day is gonna get old fast... even if it's something like counting all the money you have!

There are days that I don't want to do anything, on those days I still ALWAYS turn my tabs green! Just go slow and keep doing SOMETHING every day and make sure your head understands it's not gonna have to 18 to 20 hours a day on "that one thing"!

Be well,
Steve


As Always A Motivational Meme

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

about 1 month ago

Hi Boss,

Late to this thread but I 100% AGREE.

I wood guess that motivating new PSA into action is earning.

If a new PSA sees they are earning with in a few days or even hours of starting their SFI Business, I think that would set them to start building their new SFI Business, I can not tell you how often I get some form of the question "How long before I earn?"

I don't know the cost of recruiting new PSAs, BUT if a part of that cost was budgeted to letting the new PSA earn a few bucks for doing certain EASY tasks. you've started them down a path with VERY GOOD

I think MOST folks looking for an online/home based business have NEVER earned ANY money at ANYTHING they have tried. Letting them earn right at the start of their SFI Business experience would make a HUGE difference on their future with SFI.

Just a thought,

Be Well,
Steve

PS: By the way I haven't slept for going on 3 days now so if you see something that needs fixed, please let me know and I'll fix it!

As Always A Motivational Meme!
(For future reference, 3A2M! will be the
shorthand version of As Always A Motivational Meme!

12 posts
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Say What You Will Do, And Do What You Say!!! in Getting Started #Getting Started #Marketing

about 1 month ago

Hi Bruce,

As always pitch perfect and spot on!

Hanging on my bathroom mirror is a sign that reads...

Don't talk about it, Be About It!



Bruce, I ALWAYS APPRECIATE AND LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR WISDOM! THANKS FOR THIS!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme!

26 posts
2341 views

Age Is No Longer An Excuse!!! in Marketing #Marketing

about 1 month ago

Hi Bruce,

CO-SIGN!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme! (that I think fits perfectly with your point)

32 posts
4388 views

My Letter to my inactive affiliates in Getting Started #Getting Started #Leadership #Sponsor

about 1 month ago

Hi Matthew,


==================================================

Well done! I'm gonna steal this and use it on a regular basis to reach out to my inactives... well if that's okay with you.

I will add a few links I use to demonstrate the daily, weekly, and monthly things all SFIers should be doing. I will also explain to my team they should keep this so they will have a GREAT way to contact their inactive team members in the future! I've been down that same "button" path myself and it lured me away from SFI long ago and can not begin to tell you how much I wish I had those years away from SFI back!

THANKS FOR THIS!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme

34 posts
2340 views

Banner Installation in Marketing #Marketing

about 1 month ago

Hi Randy.



If you are trying to get a banner to go where they are asking for "IMAGE" & "TARGET" or are you trying to add a banner that uses the entire code.

I am going to TRY to put an example up here and hope it works as I am posting links...
IF you are copying and trying to paste this link...
<a href='[i]https://www.sfi4.com/XXXXXXXX/ngrq'><img src='http://sfimg.csidn.com/SFIBanners/banner657.jpg' border='0'></a>[/i]

MOST traffic or advertising sites ask for two PARTS of the link above, one link will be the banner image link and in the info above the image link is http://sfimg.csidn.com/SFIBanners/banner657.jpg
While the other link is where YOU want people to go to when they click the banner image, that link in the info above is
https://www.sfi4.com/XXXXXXXX/ngrq (the XXXXXXXX was my SFI ID number).

So all you are going to use on MOST sites are
IMAGE sfimg.csidn.com/SFIBanners/banner657.jpg
TARGET www.sfi4.com/XXXXXXXX/ngrq

Another problem you might be experiencing is the https// verses just the Try dropping the "S" in the https link and see if that helps. Not sure of WIX but dropping the "S" in a link changes nothing when its an IMAGE link.

Hope that helps, let me know if it doesn't and I'll see what I can find out!

Be Well,
Steve



As Always A Motivational Meme!!

12 posts
1663 views

Forum Index in Suggestion Box

2 months ago

Hi Skumar,

Let me suggest that it MIGHT be best to just send the Forum Homepage link to new PSAs and TELL them to just "poke around" a little and to ask you any questions they might have after looking through the Forum. I believe letting them look for the things they are wondering about will likely save both them and more importantly YOU, a lot of time. I believe that given the chance and pointed in the right direction PSAs will go looking for the questions they most want answered and if they are able to find that question and answer they and you will learn MUCH!

If you have a tire kicker you will know VERY QUICKLY because when they discover that SFI is actually SIMPLE but NOT EASY they'll be done looking and off to the next get rich quick thing. But if they TRULY look around and then start to ask you some questions you'll know you have a SERIOUS PSA!

Those are my thoughts on new PSAs as getting them started in the right direction. I will sometimes have a "gut feeling" about a new PSA and help them along even if they don't ask questions. Also if they ask a lot of questions before they register as a new PSA then I help them along in the right direction. BUT I will not loan them money or assign PSAs to them until I see that they are ACTUALLY WORKING TO BUILD THEIR TEAM!

Anyways I hope that helps!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme!
(perhaps this may become handy?)

17 posts
1724 views

I obviously missed something! in Miscellaneous #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

2 months ago

Hi John,


THAT WAS YOU.....?!?!?!?
No, not really. Don't know when last you were here but many...MANY things have changed wait until you start bidding in Astro Auctions, if you haven't started bidding on those yet! With the Astro Auctions as Hot Chocolate said back in 1978 and then as BTO says!!

Be Well,
Steve

PS: Hey Support give an old DJ a Break! Those links are PERFECT!

As Always A Motivational Meme!

6 posts
529 views

Just A Couple Suggestions For A Few Eager Zebra Games in Suggestion Box #Eager Zebra

2 months ago

Hi Manuel,



Sorry, seems I didn't explain my idea thoroughly or specifically enough.

I didn't mean to suggest that it would lead to losing ANY points... EVER. I meant it as just another way to include more SFIers in games and rewarding their efforts. When I said reset to zero each month I meant that the points AND number of games played each month should be reset to zero in the monthly games. They would still keep their points earned from the games played in the monthly contests in the PGPA. No points would EVER be taken. It's just a different way of figuring out a winner(s).

Hope that makes better sense.

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme

18 posts
3479 views

can i apply for eca program now? in ECA Program #ECA

2 months ago

Hi Sanjay,



I think the best way would be to set up a store in the Rewardical Mall (I call it a Mall) then as you add products you should begin to see links like this one ..

<a href='https://johnmcmanus.pixels.com/featured/for-the-birds-john-mcmanus.html'><img src='https://johnmcmanus.pixels.com/displayartwork.html?id=19500133&width=250&height=166' alt='Photography Prints' title='Photography Prints' style='border: none;'></a>

that will allow others sell your items anywhere they like online.

If I recall correctly you can set up your store and offer affiliate status to those who want to sell your items.

Hope that helps... at least a little. I would suggest you browse some Rewardical Stores and look for the links that allow you to sell others products.

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme

6 posts
529 views

Just A Couple Suggestions For A Few Eager Zebra Games in Suggestion Box #Eager Zebra

2 months ago

Hi Boss,

I wanted to suggest a way that might get and keep more folks involved in Eager Zebra games, particularly GMP, ZJ, Hidden and others where averages could be figured each month. I'd call it the PGPA (Per Game Played Average)

I was thinking a scoring category on the leader board that was based on a per game score with a minimum of the number of days in the month. So let's say that "Joe" played Zack Jack 50 times during the month and his total for the month was 100,000. We take the 100,000 and divide it by 50 (the number of times Joe played Zack Jack during the month) and we get his average Zack Jack score for the month of 2,000. Then let's say that "Jill " played Zack Jack 100 times during the month and her total for the month 175,000. We take the 175,000 and divide it by 100 (the number of times Jill played Zack Jack during the month) and we get her average Zack Jack score for the month of 1,750. So even though Jill scored MORE total points for the month and might qualify for other prizes, She would be behind Joe in the PGPA (Per Game Played Average) standings.

Also, the standings should NOT be shown until prizes are awarded in the following month. With this method it might also be possible to create divisions that group players together based on rank or time a player has been part of SFI.

Then each month the PGPA contests would start over with every one at zero.

I think this would help those that are new potentially win more games and be in the hunt to win some prizes based on their AVERAGE rather than their totals.

As I said just a suggestion that I think might get and keep more players involved in the games where average scores per "play" can be calculated.

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme

19 posts
2318 views

I Was Wrong... Everyone Did Not Become Gold Team Leaders... in Marketing #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

2 months ago

Hi TK,

I am a HUGE believer in the use of free advertising!

But what many don't understand is the key to making it work is CONSISTENCY in placing those free ads. Doing it hit and miss ain't gonna produce the results you are looking for! Here's the thing about placing ads regularly they eventually begin to produce results exponentially as new ads combine with older ads and....!

There are a LOT of terms involved in online marketing that maybe some aren't familiar with so I shall try to explain a few to start things off.

Traffic Exchange - A traffic exchange is a membership site where all members can surf and view other members sites. This is done based on a system of credits where 1 credit is equal to one random member of the site to see your page for a set amount of seconds. You can also convert these credits into banner and text ads to help promote your sites even more. Each exchange has upgrade options which will allow you to earn more credits and normally a higher commission rate as well. By referring others to these traffic exchanges you will earn a portion of their credits earned while surfing along with commissions if they upgrade or buy advertising on the site. By creating a solid downline of active members you can drive more traffic by earning a percentage of the credits of those in your downline. Traffic Exchanges are not normally a cash earning business though as stated above some offer the option of upgrading and earning on upgrades of those you refer. Traffic Exchanges are the PERFECT place to use your SFI GATEWAY LINKS

SafeLists/Viral Mailers - These are emailing lists where all members can mail advertisements to each other. These emails cannot be considered as spam because every member has opted in and confirmed their email address. A safelist can be used to advertise websites, business opportunities and so on. There are a few things to keep in mind about Safelists and Viral Mailers, create a GREAT subject line that makes the receiver want to open your email. DON'T send a novel keep your email short, sweet and to the point!

That's enough for the moment. There are more things to consider as you build your SFI Business for FREE and I am CERTAIN Tommie has forgotten more than I know about this method of advertising and I'm hoping he'll add to the different ad outlets and what they are and the best way to use them!

Be Well,
Steve

119 posts
14249 views

Team Leader rank qualifications simplified in SFI News #Compensation #Leadership

2 months ago

Hi Vesna,



You assume a lot! I don't believe I said ANYTHING about "make them spend $37 a month"? If you have to "make" someone do something they will stop doing it at their first opportunity. I try to be a coach and lead by example I invest time to show them how SFI works and how I try to buy from myself the stuff I have buy anyways. I hope and point out that it's important to lead by example when they begin to build their own team.

Also, I think it's very limiting to see investing as only a money thing. I invest at least 2 hours a day in SFI and I also invest money in my SFI business. I explain to ALL my PSAs in the first welcome ecard AND follow up emails they get from me the many different ways they can earn and build their business by, selling their old stuff in auctions, or selling items they find in SFI, like PrivacyMaxx or any items offered by other members they want to sell along with or in addition to SFI products. They are also told about Localvantia and how they can earn by offering to set up a stores customer loyalty program. Or they can even set up a store of their own in the Rewardical Mall (Mall is just what I call it it's not it's official name).

I also INSIST they contact me if they ever need ANY help.

Here's the thing, jump all over me if you want for my suggestion of get your 3 and help your 3 get their 3 and... it's just what I think is the best way to build a great team. If you have a better way I'm happy for you! GOOD LUCK!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme!

119 posts
14249 views

Team Leader rank qualifications simplified in SFI News #Compensation #Leadership

2 months ago

Hi Boss,

AGREE!

Focusing on 3 I believe is the thing to do, finding the RIGHT 3 is the hard part!
I have always said...
SFI is Simple... not easy... but simple, find your 3 then help those 3 find their 3 and you are well on your way to SUCCESS!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme
(this is from one of my favorite books and movies of mine if you have
not seen AND read To Kill A Mockingbird you should)

11 posts
815 views

Could be have a chess game? in Eager Zebra #Contests #Eager Zebra

2 months ago

Hi Michael,



"Seconds to LEARN decades to master" is what they say. And I think the "seconds to learn" would be the key thing. Of course it all might be moot as I think the main problem with both of these would likely be the "person" we would be playing AND the time both games would take, though I suppose both could be timed. But I would be concerned with internet connections for timed games.

I will keep looking for something that would work for you and other non sports fans!

My suggestions on the sports thing would be pick NCAA College Football then google the top 50 teams schedules and see what the experts say they expect. Or just google each game and see what the predictions are!

Be Well,
Steve

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11 posts
815 views

Could be have a chess game? in Eager Zebra #Contests #Eager Zebra

2 months ago

Hi Mihai,



Look up the "GAME GO"

I believe you'll think it has much more appeal and is far easier to learn.

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme!

11 posts
815 views

Could be have a chess game? in Eager Zebra #Contests #Eager Zebra

2 months ago

Hi Michael,



CoSign!

Chess is more of a game that many don't know how to play and chess can take YEARS to really become a "playa". But a strategy game such as GO Seconds To Learn Decades To Master! might be a better choice... Go, played around the world, is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. The game was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played to the present day. If the EZ Wizards would like more info there is even an International Go Federation and an American Go Association where people can learn to play and that would likely appreciate the addition of GO to our games. The MAIN problem with both might be the time involved to play a game and that members would need a opponent for both and I have no idea about creating an opponent via software.

Anyways, those are my thoughts for a new game, I just don't not what is involved in building a challenger for us to take on!

Be Well,
Steve

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5 posts
749 views

Providing INFORMATION... What is the harm ? in Suggestion Box #Astro Auctions #TripleClicks

2 months ago

Hi Sanjeev ,

I wanted to suggest that you check out your FLIGHT LOG ( www.tripleclicks.com/Astro/Ledger?id=2567 ) for those details you're looking for, also you can check the Dashboard ( www.tripleclicks.com/Astro/Dashboard ) both provide a LOT of useful information! But I agree all the info on the receipt would help!

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me anytime you think I might be able to help.

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

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9 posts
1395 views

Red tabs remain green in VersaPoints #VersaPoints

2 months ago

Hi Bulelwa,

I'm thinking you need to refresh those tabs or close them and reopen them.

If that does not fix the problem you need to let the support wizards know what is happening!

In the meantime if I can ever be of help... I am at your service!

Be Well,
Steve


As Always A Motivational Meme!

6 posts
852 views

Could it be a bug in AA in Astro Auctions

3 months ago

Hi Tony,

Let me suggest you get in touch with SUPPORT post haste! I think they are your best bet in getting this situation sorted out rather than the Forum.

GOOD LUCK getting it fixed! Also depending on how you are paying some methods may require your purchase be shipped to the same address as that of your payment method. If that is the situation I don't know if that can be fixed and I believe would require a call to the company that is your payment method!

Again, GOOD LUCK and if you think I ever might be able to help feel free to reach out and let me know, and I will surely try to help!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme

17 posts
1622 views

HIDDEN: Purchasing more Clues Not Always Possible, Why? in Miscellaneous #Contests #Eager Zebra

3 months ago

Hi Robert,

Let me suggest that you start doing word games and crossword puzzles. As you do more and more games and crosswords you will begin to notice that you know more and more words quicker!

I have always done a LOT of crosswords and other word games and at long last I have discovered something that doing all those games and puzzles is helping me out. You won't notice the difference overnight but over time I believe you will.

Just a suggestion, I hope it helps!

Be Well,
Steve


As Always A Motivational Meme!

29 posts
2992 views

What does NO really mean? in Sales #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

3 months ago

Hi James,

"Last Post" I hope all is well with you and yours. If there is anything I might be able to do to keep you in the "ring" so to speak, I would be more than happy to try to help. As with anything someone is new to SFI takes time to learn and grow with. I don't know that 4 months is enough time to make a call on what your SFI business is going to be. There is a site I have for SFI team members and I believe you will like it. Use it if you [Removed link to website, per FORUM RULES ] it provides a lot of GREAT direction for SFI Business owners and good info on a life in sales.

As I said if there is anything I might be able to do let me know I am at your service. Don't base your entire decision about SFI on 4 months, I've been here over a year and still learn something new almost every day.

And if it matters I was part of SFI about 4 years ago now and I saw a new shiny object promising riches beyond the "dreams of avarice" and off I went! I can not tell how much I wish I had those years back.

Anyways, I'll shut up and wish you all the best in whatever you do, feel free to reach out if you think I might be able to help!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

PS: I always told those I trained in sales that a NO meant they were one more closer to a yes.


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