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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 13 hours ago

From the Q&A section of the announcement:

Q: What other types of Starter Incentives might we see?

- Select inactive persons in your Genealogy to receive a professionally-designed, "We've missed you!" email autoresponder series that offers Rewardicals for logging back in and earning some VersaPoints. Could also be automatic, triggered by X days without logging in.

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 15 hours ago

1. We are a very generous company, we often provide services that cost us more than they take in. That is, we take a loss on many programs we provide for our affiliates. We can't do this for everything. Sometimes we have to charge for what our actual costs are. There are significant costs/overhead for us for this new program, especially for other incentives we are developing that have not been announced yet. Being able to nicely incentivize your members and prospects for just a few cents each is a terrific thing. Please try to appreciate that. Meanwhile, you can use your personally-earned Rewardicals for other things you want and need.

2. Perhaps at a later time, but know that the exchange rate will not be great if we do. Why? Because of what I stated above. Using "Recycled" Rewardicals that we're giving to you for little or nothing makes covering our overhead costs potentially even more challenging. We have to be able to pay our bills, too.

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

I've addressed this a few times already in this thread. Here's the latest one:

www.sfimg.com/forum/thread?post_id=1598322#post-1598322

Tip: Click the "More by Gery" link on any post of mine and it will automatically pull up for you all my posts in this thread if you don't want to have to scroll through every page looking for them.

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

From the announcement...

Q: What other types of Starter Incentives might we see?

We have LOTS of ideas. Here are just a few examples of Starter Incentives that could be developed:

- Select inactive persons in your Genealogy to receive a professionally-designed, "We've missed you!" email autoresponder series that offers Rewardicals for logging back in and earning some VersaPoints. Could also be automatic, triggered by X days without logging in.

- Offer new PSAs a small amount of Rewardicals every day for their first 30 days for each Biz Quiz they get right. This would incentivize daily logins and activity while at the same time generating valuable exploration/education about SFI and its properties.

- Reward team members for logging in for, say, 100 straight days (or for whatever number of days you wanted) or for creating a VersaPoints streak.

- Rewardicals could be offered to new affiliates for trying out Astro Auctions, for verifying their email address, entering their monthly goals, and so on.

- Rewardicals could also be offered to your PRMs for playing Eager Zebra games, or making a purchase...or even offered to prospects for taking any action you wanted (e.g. subscribing to your blog's mailing list).

- There's almost no limit to how Starter Incentives could be used. And all or most can be easy "set-it-and-forget-it" (i.e. automatic)! You'd just choose the option at the Starter Incentive Manager and it would be all set!

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

Hi Jessie,

I appreciate your comments. I kind-of covered this in my P.S. post:

www.sfimg.com/forum/thread?post_id=1598142#post-1598142

But I'll add that we may very add something to the modal screen that briefly explains what Rewardicals are. We'll see, but we of course are trying to keep the verbiage to a minimum to keep things concise, simple, and not overwhelming.

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What does a brand new PSA see when they join? in Team Building #Getting Started #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

The following announcement was made to clarify all this. Yes, we are doing split testing, and you can call it Smart Start if you want, but the big thing to understand is that "Smart Start" may be one of any number of approaches. There's not just ONE thing new persons see. However, at this time, the /path page IS the primary information presented. That could change tomorrow though. And that's the point of the announcement and what sponsors must be aware of.

news.sfimg.com/2018/11/28/important-memo-for-all-sfi-sponsors/

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What does a brand new PSA see when they join? in Team Building #Getting Started #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

Post valuable content so people will want to see your future posts.

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100% Direct Commissions every day! in SFI News #Compensation

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

1. Of course it's equal. Every single affiliate in SFI has the opportunity to meet the qualifications to be whatever rank they want to be. If you want to be a GTL, then you need to do whatever is needed to qualify. If you need PSAs, then go recruit some PSAs of course. That's it. Same for everyone.

2. CSAs aren't part of your downline. The private sub-forums are for your downline.

3. As I've explained, every CSA is someone else's PSA. YOU are someone's CSA. Is the SFI opportunity limited for you? No. As for your assessment that there is "false pretense," that's, with all due respect, absurd. Everyone in SFI has the same opportunity.

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

Well, for our first two incentives, we think it makes sense to limit to once. Other, future incentives may have different rules if it makes sense to be able to offer more than once.

If you're asking if you can offer the same person multiple, different incentives, the answer would be yes, as stated in the announcement Q&A.

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

Rewardicals that you earn/win are for your personal use. But as covered in the announcement, you can redeem them for gift certificates and then use said gift certificates on funds for your Starter Incentives account if you wish to.

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

Yes, as stated in the announcement and with the multiple examples of incentives given, we absolutely plan to make additional incentives of many kinds available. Please review the Q&A portion of the announcement; I think you'll be very excited about what we're dreaming up.

And one quick clarification: Current incentives #100 and #101 are for PSAs only. There are no incentives YET for PRMs.

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

Please review the announcement. This was covered in the Q&A section (and also in subsequent posts in this thread).

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

Yes, you can redeem your personal stock of Rewardicals for a TripleClicks gift certificate...and then use it to fund your Starter Incentives account.

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

That's correct. It's more important that you're able to buy as many Rewardicals as possible (adding CV would blow up your cost) and, anyway, we can't legally pay commissions on anything that isn't sold to the general public.

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

Would appear to be a couple oversights. Correcting NOW.

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

I agree that this one should be a high priority, as getting members to try out Astro and see how fun and rewarding it is can lead to said members becoming active with Astro (which creates commissions for the upline while providing great opportunity for business building for them via the CSAs, etc. that they can win). A big WIN/WIN!

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

Hi Thomas,

1. Your PSA will only receive the Rewardicals if they actually accept the offer. For our first two incentives, this would mean initiating a live chat with you for incentive #100, or filling out a short questionnaire which then comes to via an email for incentive #101.

2. It's certainly something we would consider doing, yes. Any suggestions on what the badge(s) would recognize?

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Report Gone in Ask Gery

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

Hmmm. We haven't removed anything. Maybe someone already reported them (it may be designed so we only get one report rather than be unnecessarily buried by the same report).

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

P.S. The image shown of the popup screen is not quite the latest version. The one your PSAs will see actually refers to the Rewardicals as "cash-redeemable Rewardicals"...and includes a link to Rewardical.com (will open in new window) for additional information if needed.

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Powerful new Starter Incentives program is here! in SFI News #Team Building

Reply by Gery 1 day ago

As pre-announced in the January 1st special memo from President Gery Carson, we are debuting a suite of great new team-builder tools today.  We call 'em Starter Incentives.  Here's how they work:

From the new Starter Incentives Manager, you'll select people you want to target with special incentives and set your preferences.  Save your choices and it immediately goes into affect!

EXAMPLE
Wouldn't it be great if you could incentivize a live chat with all new PSAs right when they sign up?  Well, now you can!  Just turn on Starter Incentive #100 and choose how many Rewardicals you want to offer.  Then, from now on, each time you generate a sign-up, your new PSA will see the following modal screen:



Not online enough to be available regularly for live chats?  No worries, because you can also choose an email version (Starter Incentive #101), an incentive to engage with you via email instead.

And this is just the beginning!  There are almost infinite ways that Starter Incentives can be used and we plan to work with SFI leaders to develop a variety of options in the months ahead.  In the meantime, you can put to work for you one or both of our first two Starter Incentives IMMEDIATELY.

-------------------------- Q&A --------------------------

Q: Who pays for the cost of the incentive offered?
You and SFI split the costs for your PSAs.  To get started with Starter Incentives, the first thing you need to do is fund your Starter Incentives Account.  You can open an account for as little as $10.00.  Purchase funding at:

www.tripleclicks.com/detail.php?item=610479

Q: Is there a limit to how many Rewardicals I can offer?
There's a current minimum limit of five (your cost $.01) and a maximum limit of 5,000 (your cost $10) per incentive.

Q: When exactly does the new PSA see the incentives #100 and #101?
It is currently set to appear two minutes after submitting their registration.  However, we may test other times to determine which time produces the best results.

Q: Can I turn off a Starter Incentive I've created if needed?
Yes, you have full control through the Starter Incentive Manager.  Turn on or off as you wish.

Q: When I turn on a Starter Incentive, how soon will it take affect?
Immediately.  For example, if you turned on Starter Incentive #101, the very next PSA you signed up would be offered the incentive.

Q: Can I adjust the amount of Rewardicals offered as needed?
Yes.  Just go to the Starter Incentive Manager, change the amount, and save.  Your new amount will kick in the very next time your incentive is offered.

Q: What if I run out of funds in my Starter Incentives account or don't have enough in it to fund my chosen Starter Incentive(s)?
Your chosen Starter Incentive(s) would automatically cease until additional funding was added.

Q: Will there be other incentives besides Rewardicals that can be chosen?
We will consider it, yes, but here are two big reasons why Rewardicals work really well:

1. They give the recipient lots of great choices; Rewardicals can be redeemed for cash, VersaPoints, CSAs, PSAs, TCredits, gift certificates, Bitcoin, and more.

2. It allows you, as the sponsor, to offer generous amounts very inexpensively.  Indeed, you can literally offer a nice reward of five Rewardicals at a cost to you of just once cent! And larger incentives like 100, 250, or 500 are also very inexpensive.  500, for example, is only $1.00.  

Q: Should we really be incentivizing people with rewards for doing what they should already be willing to do without a reward?
Perhaps not.  On the other hand, if offering a small reward is what caused some of your recruits to take action that otherwise may not have...it's money very well-spent.  The only way to know for certain is to test it...which the Starter Incentives program allows you to do easily and inexpensively.

Q: Will there be tracking provided, to help me determine which Starter Incentives are working for me?
Yes.  There is a ledger located on the new Starter Incentives Manager page.  Additionally, we will be adding tracking, filters, etc. to the Genealogy

Q: Can you advise which incentives work best?
Yes!  The new Starter Incentive program is very much a giant, companywide split testing program.  We will be tracking every type of incentive used, the amounts of Rewardicals offered, etc. All of this data can then be analyzed to determine the "winning formula."  As soon as we feel we have enough data to form conclusions (best amount of Rewardicals to use, etc.), we'll be sharing these conclusions with everyone, so every affiliate can put the proven formulas to work for them!

Q: What other types of Starter Incentives might we see?
We have LOTS of ideas.  Here are just a few examples of Starter Incentives that could be developed:

- Select inactive persons in your Genealogy to receive a professionally-designed, "We've missed you!" email autoresponder series that offers Rewardicals for logging back in and earning some VersaPoints.  Could also be automatic, triggered by X days without logging in.

- Offer new PSAs a small amount of Rewardicals every day for their first 30 days for each Biz Quiz they get right.  This would incentivize daily logins and activity while at the same time generating valuable exploration/education about SFI and its properties.

- Reward team members for logging in for, say, 100 straight days (or for whatever number of days you wanted) or for creating a VersaPoints streak.

- Rewardicals could be offered to new affiliates for trying out Astro Auctions, for verifying their email address, entering their monthly goals, and so on. 

- Rewardicals could also be offered to your PRMs for playing Eager Zebra games, or making a purchase...or even offered to prospects for taking any action you wanted (e.g. subscribing to your blog's mailing list). 

- There's almost no limit to how Starter Incentives could be used.  And all or most can be easy "set-it-and-forget-it" (i.e. automatic)!  You'd just choose the option at the Starter Incentive Manager and it would be all set!

Q: Am I limited to choosing just one Starter Incentive, or can I utilize multiple ones for different objectives?
You can opt in to as many as you want.

Q: I have lots of Rewardicals.  Can I use them with Starter Incentives?
Not directly.  You can, however, redeem your Rewardicals for a TripleClicks gift certificate, and then purchase funding for your Starter Incentives account with the gift certificate.
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