My Best Tip....Still True 8 Years Later in Getting Started
2 days ago
I have been with SFI since January 2010. I didn't have very much money to put into the business, and consequently not much was achieved. However, after one year of staying with the system, reading training materials, reading the forum, and generally staying informed with the business, this is what I have learned.
1. This is my business, and I am going to treat it like my business. I can't rely upon my sponsor to help me, although it would be nice. My business requires an investment of time and money, just like any other venture. I am prepared to accept that and put in the necessary effort to see results.
2. I have been logging in every day to make sure that I keep informed about my business. If I had a coffee shop, or a hardware store, I would need to go there everyday, especially when starting up. This business is no different.
3. I need to advertise my business everyday. Whether it is paid advertising or free advertising, this needs to be done. I do not have a storefront in a mall that people walk by everyday, so I need to promote my business some other way, and SFI provides lots of tools for that.
4. I will treat my affiliates as my customers, because that is what they are. I answer all their emails as best I can, and any new affiliates always get a new affiliate greeting from me. I always send them an email when they have achieved EA status or higher. Communication with my affiliates is vitally important. I use the PSA and CSA mailer consistently, and I use the Stream messages on a regular basis. If all my Stream messages are from the president instead of myself, I'm not doing my job in helping my affiliates.
5. I keep an auto delivery for at least 1500VP each month so I don't lose my EA status....and I get an extra 2 entries in the Daily Grand Drawings and 10 CSA's every month. I look at my auto delivery as rent I have to pay to keep my store open and my shelves stocked with product.
6. The past does not equal the future. Whatever I tried in the past that didn't work doesn't mean something else in the future won't. If I do nothing, I can expect nothing. If I quit, I lose.
7. This is not a get rich quick business. It takes time to build relationships that produces results. It takes patience, persistance, and passion.
8. It's not about you. It's about your downline. Your whole focus should be on helping your downline achieve success. Without them, you will not be successful. However, you can't give them something for nothing. You have to teach them how to do the things you do to be successful. Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
9. Focus first on what you do best - recruiting PSA's or finding PRM's. If you don't know which one, start learning all you can about one area, and focus on that. When you get good at one, start learning the other one.
10. The SFI website has everything you need to learn how to run this program. All anyone has to do is read the information that is provided here for free. READ. LEARN. APPLY. And when you don't understand something, ask for help. The FORUM will provide you with answers.
My own Business in Marketing
4 days ago
I treat SFI as my very own Business ....
I've been in many online marketing for so many years and nothing beats SFI in terms of Training and lesson to know all about ..How I will make my Business move and reach the ladder of SUCCESS!
Right now I'm treating it as my Own.!!
How I do that ? Making that in everyday I have do a best thing to help improve my Business because it's my BUSINESS .!! I'm making my everyday that I have something that I do to help my business grow.
What I've done to show that I perfectly say that SFI is my own business
1. I read and Learn all the lesson in SFI ,finish it in just 1 months with many forums that included in my reading
2. I'll make sure that I have to let someone know SFI everyday .... at least 1 person a day
3. I always check my team if they report regularly to "DO" there work ( Log in everyday )
4. And me/myself is always report on my office ( SFI Log in everyday ) ,
This way of attitude that I'm showing with my business........ is telling all people that I love my Business..
Because I give so much time and effort not only my Free Time ..or making it just a part time ......I'm making it my Full Time ..
SFI is my Own Business not Yours ..... that why I take care it so much !!!
I received a right to access to TRIPLE CLICKS STORE to fully sell all the products ...that's why I treated SFI as my Own ....Very Own Business ....
I call my SFI a Business ...not a Job so that I will never miss anything in terms of my business...
SFI. Not a job: Your Own Business! in Marketing
7 days ago
I have been an active member and business owner here since Dec, 16,2016. I own my own Business. I decide my own actions while, like any business, being regulated by a code of ethics and rules and regulations.
I agreed to this code of ethics when I signed in.
I am perfectly happy with the actual conditions; of course, nothing is perfect.
But here I am reading all about Forum articles, testimonials, and materials that I read, Affiliates, EA, BTL are commenting on their success and calling this: I am so happy with this JOB? NO! It's a Business Opportunity to create your OWN Business for FREE.
And, until we make the transition to the right appellation, you will always have people answering your ads asking: How much is the hourly rate?
And, we will not be recognized as a Major Affiliate Company until we, as Business Owners , call it creating our Own Business.
Let's call a Business a Business: NOT a JOB!
Gold Team Leader, Strongly Suggest That You Follow SFI Path... in Getting Started
13 days ago
Hi Fellow SFI’ers,
Tommie Kirkland (Captkirk) here... [Advocate For Free Advertising]
As a Gold Team Leader,
I strongly suggest that you follow the PATH
that SFI have laid out for you:
“SFI offers many different ways for you to earn money with us. To get started on the path that you're most excited about, choose from one of the following two options to learn more.”
Online games, auctions and product sales all generate commissions for our members. You can earn an income by simply referring customers who purchase TripleClicks products, play Eager Zebra games, participate in our auctions or patronize Localvantia and Rewardical vendors.
Build a team
To create a recurring, ongoing income stream, SFI offers one of the largest and longest-running affiliate programs on the Internet. For almost 20 years, we've been empowering people to earn a second income by building and supporting their own teams of affiliates.
I'm mainly building a team of affiliates to earn recurring (residual) income for life.
Step-It-Up September Contest! Win 13,000 CSAs! in SFI News
8 days ago
On the contrary, Aleksandar! As someone with a group already, you stand to benefit greatly! That is, focus on getting your team members to upgrade their ranks. THAT is where the big money is! You are totally missing the big opportunity here if you only think about your own steps and the 500 CSAs YOU could receive.
Big incomes in network marketing is about creating lots of successful team members who have their own vested interest in building and growing their groups (which are part of your group of course). The more successful they become, the more successful you'll become and the more you can grow your income! So help them become successful...and standing before you, with this new contest, you have one of the most powerful ways we've ever offered to do that! Use it! Explode YOUR business by promoting this contest and helping your members qualify for 500 or more business-boosting CSAs of their own (which also, by the way, creates a great ongoing incentive for them to remain at least EA every month so they're not forfeited).
Don’t like inactive PSA’s in your genealogy? in Team Building
16 days ago
I guess for some of us, they just make a mess of our list and get in the way of us looking for the active ones. Who really needs them anyway?
When we are prospecting for new PSA’s a large number of affiliates think their signups are people who are going to start working and spending money from the first minute they join. NOT!
Whether you recruit them yourself, or purchase them through SFI or an ECA, or perhaps your sponsor or upline, you have to change your mindset. You are not recruiting PSA’s really….you are building a list of prospective PSA’s.
Think of your generation 1 level of your genealogy as a list building service. Once you have them on your list, you can talk to them.
Send them emails weekly. Talk to them about your experience in this program. Let them know about all your success you may have had in the previous week. Show them how much fun you have had.
Let them know that if they log in, they can chat with you directly if they choose to.
And all this stuff is free! You don’t necessarily need to connect on social media….in fact, SFI has a pretty decent social media platform anyway, called the forum. And the stream can be compared a little bit to Twitter.
SFI keeps the list for you. All you have to do is send out the emails. If you are paying for an autoresponder program and sending out emails now, you should understand how that works.
But for just SFI related information, we already have a list building and email sending program right at our fingertips.
Are you using the way it was intended?
By the way, if you still don’t like the clutter of inactive PSA’s in your list, just don’t log in for 45 consecutive days, and SFI will automatically clean it up for you.
Then you will have a nice clean looking genealogy, and you can start all over building your list again.
What Does It Take? in Miscellaneous
18 days ago
I wrote this a few months ago. Just reviewed and updated it a little. Thought you might like it. And, yes, if you wish, use it; just give credit where credit is due. Thank you.
What Does It Take?
The question always arises: “How can I make money?” Almost their first question after joining an online opportunity program.
So, what does it take for someone to make money online?
I’ve been online more than twenty years trying to do this very thing. A few things I’ve learned along the way has led me to believe most people are totally unsuited for any online business opportunity. Fact is, most people simply do not have the mindset for working an online business. They can’t become more than another ‘employee’, even when working for themselves.
So, again, what does it take?
People who have an ‘employee’ mindset are completely lacking in their capacity to become successful in any online venture. They are stuck with a frame of mind that their need for the money is immediate. With this mindset, they cannot, will not, look into the future. They want it now; they don’t want to wait and work for months before seeing any returns. Content to continue trading hours for dollars, they will never understand they have a business which must be treated like a business. This keeps them from leaving their ‘employee’ mindset behind. And they will fail, because when the dollars can’t be picked as if growing on trees, they throw in the towel, blaming their failure on everything but their own shortsightedness and shortcomings.
But this hasn’t answered the question, ‘What does it take?’
This is what I think it takes. You may agree or disagree. If you disagree, then I don’t think you would ever become successful online.
I think what is needed more than anything else is someone who has the entrepreneur mindset. Give me people with the following traits, and I won’t need to be a hands-on manager. I will simply need to point them in the right direction (the program), give them a starting point, some basic information. They will take this and build their own springboard to success and land among the stars.
Give me people who have the foresight to see what’s possible. Who can make things happen. Who can set goals and make plans for achieving them. Who have the inclination and will to take risks; the understanding that there are no shortcuts to success; the determination to never give up; the knowledge that there is no room for failure, it simply isn’t an option. Give me people who realize at the beginning that they will be the only obstacle to their own success; who understand they must be willing to take the blame when things go wrong; responsible for everything: the good, the bad, the ugly; when things go awry, they have the ability to pick up the pieces and keep going. One who has the intestinal fortitude to continue when the prospect of achieving success may seem bleak at best. And so many more traits which are too numerous to mention.
Give me these people, and THEY will show you the quickest, easiest path to success online. THEY will define the territory, how to navigate it successfully, and how to achieve success on your own terms. And if you have the same mindset, joining with one of these people will be the best thing you’ll ever do for yourself.
Just give me these people is all I ask. They will understand dreaming big and aiming high. And I will help them aim for the stars.
Did you finish your goals for August? in Miscellaneous
21 days ago
Have you finished your goals for August?
Stream post as a reminder:
DON'T FORGET! TOMORROW, August 31st, is the deadline to get in on the August S-Builder Co-op, to retain your Executive Affiliate status for August, and to get set up for next month's Opti-Build program. Learn more here: wp.me/p9HNFA-4Qy
Hello everyone, hope you all having a wonderful morning/afternoon/evening!
I wanted to post my experience for the month of August and I would also love to hear about your own experiences and goals you have set and accomplished.
My goals for this month was:
1. Becoming one of the top enrollers for August
2. Recruit at least 10 NEW PSAs/POAs but instead I was able to recruit 22 PSAs that went straight to the OB and got distributed to my DDs.
3.Recruit at least 2 PRMs, but instead I was able to recruit 19 PRMs + The PRMs that I personally recruited for my BTLs, 1 PRM for each BTL from Gen 1 to 8 as an insensitive for their Rank Achievements.
I did all that with free advertising.
One of the reasons why I love having my own personal advertising FB group.
My Methods of recruiting are:
Facebook Groups where they allow to advertise your business for free and all has over 10K and up of members.
My personal advertising FB group that I created myself.
From the traffic sites:
TrafficSwirl this one you might check on it as it comes with promo code for free credits as a sign up bonus.
SocialSurf4U this one also comes with promo code.
I suggest you read and learn the terms of service and privecy policy first and learn how to use the sites.
4.Selling at least 1 TC products for August, already done.
5. Have at least 3 PSAs confirming their ranks for August, already done, although there are still some who needs to requalify for August.
6. Becoming a Badge Quest Grand Master that can also give me 4 entries to the badge quest bounty and also of course recieving the 2000 RTs as a reward of my achievement at the 1st day of September, if I can keep my BQ lvl till the end of August 31st.
7. Win at least 1 auction: I won 20 CSAs from the PB penny auction.
9. I was able to reassign 1 BTL PSA to my other BTL PSA to help him/her staying motivated and keep moving forward. Sometimes it is necessary to help and support your team if you want them and you to be successful. Besides I am not losing anything, instead I am growing along by helping my team. I am very proud of them all and I appreciate all their hard works.
10. Requalifying to my STL rank.
Also I was able to bring back online my 2 PSAs who were inactive for months, this month they surely worked really hard and even recruited new members to their own team. This made me very happy. I will never stop showing support for my team or be there with with ever assistance they might need in growing their business by answer their questions and guiding them to the right path. Almost all my active members from Gen 1-5 has confirmed their ranks of EAs, BTLs, and STLs and my active EA CSAs of course. The month of Agust was truly great.
I have worked double this month to reach my goals and the results came out amazing.
This is what team work is all about!
So what I am trying to say is be patient, keep persisting, keep learning, keep working hard, keep showing support to your team. With the positive attitude, mindset and persistance, you can do anything. Just set your goals and keep moving forward working hard in reaching each one of those goals.
Together we can move the mountains. Only the sky is the limit.
Wish all of you much more success in your businesses!
Thank you all for reading.
Do I have a wrong impression? in Miscellaneous
21 days ago
1. I'm not sure who you're referring to. Forum members? There will always be an ebb and flow on the forum on what's being discussed, but I can assure you that team building is the #2 priority in SFI (only behind the #1 priority which is SALES, which greatly overlap of course). And it's the #1 priority which is why Astro Auctions are a hot discussion right now.
Why are Astro Auctions important? Because they give us a space online where we can not only compete, but make big, big waves. We've concluded that competing with online giants in straight-up e-commerce isn't realistic when you have to pay out very large amounts of commissions to referring affiliates as we do. But we CAN compete in the online auction space and online games space (which is why Eager Zebra is also a big focus of ours).
2. Don't get hung up on the compression aspect (that's a no-brainer benefit that just extends how deeply in your group you can earn). You earn on your team via overrides, same as always. To clarify, we used to pay overrides via matches on the Executive Pool VersaPoints, but the Executive Pool had become ineffective and a poor way to reward our biggest producers, so a change was made. Now, with our 48% Team Overrides system, you have the ability to earn much, much more than before and have much greater control over what you earn as well.
3. Well, that's up to you. If you only have a group that goes six generations deep, it is enough for your overrides income. But by staying at BTL, you're giving up other perks you could claim (e.g. additional shares of the Second Home CSAs) and you're not setting a very good example for your group. That is, you want everyone in your group aspiring for Diamond Team Leader, not "settling" for just bronze.
4. Team building is THE best way to earn a big income in SFI because team building brings you the huge benefits of Leveraged Income. So if by collaborating you mean to work with your WHOLE team, definitely you should be collaborating!
5. It's pretty easy to calculate Team Overrides. Just take the total CV for the generations that you qualify for (six generations for a BTL, for example) and multiply the CV by 4%. We even provide all of the CV data on your Genealogy (in top left corner) so you can do this easily.
6. Are you referring to persons that are less than 12 generations from the company? If so, yes, they can potentially earn somewhat more on Team Overrides, but I consider this a benefit they've earned, by sticking with SFI all these years (a loyalty bonus, if you will). You have the same opportunity potentially if you stick with it, too. And it's really the only fair way to distribute the overrides in their group. Meanwhile, I urge you not to look down on a $100,000 annual income just because a few that have put in many, many years of effort might be able to earn $105,000.
7. See, I don't understand that. SFI is an incredible opportunity as our nearly 20 year track record demonstrates. Show me any other company offering the benefits we do to our affiliates. It doesn't exist. But many cannot see the big picture sadly and will spend their prime years searching in vain for what they already have with SFI!. All Team Leaders who aspire to become Diamonds in SFI must learn how to see that big picture so they can communicate it to their up and coming leaders.
8. Here are over 200 responses to that question from Ask SC (Ask the SFI Community):
Tip: Though some information is dated, there's still a WEALTH of information in our Ask SC database:
Does it really matter if your Sponsor is not around to help? in Miscellaneous
about 1 month ago
SFI FORUM IS THE BEST SPONSOR FOR EVERYBODY
1. Ask yourself, if you have been in SFI for less than 6 months or even one year: where should your PSAs/downline need go for BEST Support?
2. You/we/us need to sleep and/or become preoccupied with some urgent task but the FORUM is available 24/7 with a collection worldwide of informed and experienced Leaders who see a red-colored Alert Notice at our Homepages as soon as we log in, that says: Latest Forum Threads
1 Unanswered posts (Please lend a hand)
****** I noticed that all brand new Forum Inquiries get responded to, within 1 to 10 minutes . A live sponsor may take hours or sometimes days to respond, oftentimes because that particular person sponsor is asking the question at the Forum or upine -- if you gt an sposor who is active (among just around 5% of all SFI affiliates)
****** I have been in SFI since November 28, 1998 and I know that the Forum is indespensable for me to support my large team in SFI.
****** I really believe that I myself know less than 1% of what is available in the Forum, and so I come to the Forum myself. The AA is NEW; I just started playing the Grand Master Poker and Zackjack -- the Forum has shortened my Learning Curb
****** I have declared for years that - SFI FORUM IS THE BEST SPONSOR FOR EVERYBODY
PDCA It. in Team Building
about 1 month ago
I know what your thinking what in the world does PDCA It mean. Well I'm going to explain that here. But first I want to tell you how I learned this process. Before SFI I was involved in other businesses and got really frustrated by them because none of them seemed to work out, but I did learn a lot of strategies that have helped me out with SFI and other marketing businesses I do along side of SFI. PDCA is one of those strategies that works with everything you do.
These ideas and the author of PDCA is: W. Edwards Deming, He was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant.
"Now lets get into what PDCA stands for:
In any business if you are not making a game plan on how you are going to succeed then all your doing is treading water and standing still in one place. You have to have a plan. One thing you need to do to start your plan is to set some goals first, these goals can be as big or as little as you want them to be. If your not sure what goals to set start out with some small ones and work your way up to your long time goals. Once you have your goals set then make a plan to accomplish them.
Once you have your plan of action in place then you need go out and Do the action steps to your plan. You have to stay consistent in your action steps and do them every day to make them successful. You can't just do part of the steps and expect your plan to succeed. You must make sure to do everything so you can properly check your progress.
Every day or at once a week you need to Check your progress and see how your plan of action is working for you in your business. How do you do this? Well you need to check your numbers. Are your numbers in commissions growing or staying the same week to week or month to month? Are your numbers in PSA's and CSA's growing or staying the same? Are your PSA's and CSA's moving up in the ladder or are they staying the same? These are just a few of the things you can check but they are the most important, because without commissions, PSA's and CSA's you don't really have a business.
After checking your progress you need to Adjust anything that isn't working for you in your plan and change those action steps that aren't working. It could be anything, maybe simply just changing the way you approach people or how you send out emails. Maybe it's the wording in your emails that needs to be tweaked. Maybe you need to change the way you are marketing SFI. What ever you feel maybe the issue or needs to be changed to get better results then change it.
Once you change it then start the process over again and PDCA it again. You must always be PDCAing because you can always change something or make something better. One thing that makes this work the best is to have an accountability partner, someone who will help you stay on track and also point out areas where you can improve. I suggest this person be someone who has more experience in SFI, like your sponsor or maybe one of the leaders in your group above you. This way you are talking with someone who has the results you want in SFI. If you look towards someone who has the same results you want with the business they can help you move along the path they used to get there. "
PDCA has helped me tremendously in a lot things in SFI and life. So go out there and PDCA it up! And remeber to DREAM BIG and you will move towards you goals faster then you thought you ever could.
Best of luck to everyone!
I'm here to tell you that not everyone cuts it and why! in Getting Started
Johnny and Christine ..
about 1 month ago
The Rest Is Up To You! Not Them who ever they are;
Making a living online is a very steep learning curve for many and it can be difficult to learn everything required to run a successful business online or offline in a short space of time. More often then not it can not be fast enough for most so they quit and move on to the next latest greatest offer presented to them. Guess what they still have to do???
As an experienced SFI Team Leader, I'm here to tell you that not everyone cuts it! Some people just plain give up before they've even make it off the ground... I know this because I joined SFI with the intention to make a living not for today but for the now not so distant future-- and the reason is to make sure our retirement years are much, much easier financially then they have been working our jobs over the last 40 odd years.
So when I hear about the failure rates online, it really disappoints me because I think to myself...
"It's such a shame to miss out on the potential profits available here just because we don't fully understand just how much quality education SFI offers for free only to be dismissed or put aside for a latter date maybe!"
If you really want to succeed, and you'd like to do it the safe, proven, simple way -- without headaches, without stress and quickly, then read on because this may be the most important piece of information you've ever read...
There are five must-have ingredients that you need to include in your "Recipe For Success".
And if you don't have them, you better pay close attention here:
A Workable Business Plan.
A Unique Selling Proposition.
A Quality, Value-Adding Service that can be offered through an Affiliate Membership site.
Practical Tools to make the Administration & Management as easy as possible.
A Marketing Plan.
Then once you've applied that recipe to one business, you can start adding Multiple Streams of Income to your business. This is to ensure you have more than one form of revenue coming into your bank account.
Just imagine how easy it would be to setup your own online business or to add value to enhance your business so you increase your profits... Don't be fooled in thinking it's easy to do or that you won't need to do anything.
SFI Can Make It EASY For You BUT! SFI won't do the mouse clicking for you, nor will they stand over you and make you learn the how too's either, only you can do this if you really want to make Money online.
Wouldn't it be great to be up and running in just a few hours? Do you think if you emailed your list you might even be able to make a few sales? Why not indeed!
(What? Don't have a list? Can't or Don't want to ask people to join SFI? ... Relax SFI can help you there!)
They have all the Tools, Banner Scripts, Support and affordable discounted ways that Can Make Difference For You
Don't you think that not having to have a high level of technical expertise to manage and work with your new members will be a God-send?
SFI Saves Precious Time For You
I don't know of too many places online where you can purchase stuff, earn rewards, play games and more while earning commissions and have others help you learn while you earn that has :
An affordable price tag that suits you (Free To Use)
A straightforward and easy Plan to follow
Will easily fit into your existing lifestyle
And is designed to make money for you
You can even show your new PSA's how to get started live if you wish for free...
Use Skype and Screen share, its that easy
Don't like Skype tell us what you would prefer then if anything we are always looking to improve our communications to our team.
You see that's what I excel at...Skype is so easy to use it's a wonder that more people don't use it.
The bottom line issue we are working on fixing in our team is that many people who join us do not follow through as sad that sounds but those who have talked with us and see what we do have started to move forward in SFI and are Team Leaders because of their actions not ours. As I said earlier, when I hear about the failure rates here it really disappoints me because it's such a shame to miss out on the potential profits that are available to everyone at any level here.
In my humble opinion this stems from peoples misconception about online business, not fully understanding just how much quality information is freely accessible in SFI, and the lack of action taken to get the job done.
"Only when YOU as the reader take action to remedy what might be holding you back only then will you improve your quality of life!"
Here is your Business Plan.
A Unique Selling Proposition.
(Nothing to sell try the "SFI Toolbox" in Tripleclicks?)
A Quality, Value-Adding Fun Service
The above links are just a few examples that we use to build an income using the SFI Platform and we are considering more as we grow. If you have some links that are working for you please explain and share. Remember though keep this about SFI not about out side offers Ok?
How Opti Build can save your business. in Team Building
about 1 month ago
I'm Andy Zeus Anderson and despite being one of the most highly respected forum Gurus and a perennial team leader who has earned thousands of dollars with SFI. I must admit that for over 5 of my nearly 7 full years with the company was running my business all wrong.
I was screwing things up and didn't even notice because at times I was soaring like an eagle with plenty of cash flow in SFI and other business interest but them things would happen and my income would all but vanish in what seemed like overnight. See I was building success for me or so I thought but in fact, I was just building income and not a real success.
I had single affiliates who were strong self-starters who were often funded better than me and my only if I earned it budget, but even they would hit a wall and close their seemingly profitable business after some time because they couldn't find that catalyst that takes you from making money to financial freedom.
Fact is we all had the same issue.
The fact was that we would all recruit leaders but only build our downlines. Let that sink in. SFI is unlimited width and while the Training told us we could earn so much more with Matching VP or Versa Points as they were called back then and as they are now simplified as commission overrides, we saw this high number for front-end commissions and set out to make 99% of our business about sales.
You can even look at my forum archives as I have helped many of you find a bit of success generating sales and even paying your EA or higher rank entirely from sales profits but I was somehow missing part of a big picture I thought that I knew. I know formulae to sell just about anything online. I was an affiliate marketer using my blogs and social media as early as January 3rd 2003. I was a sales leader in many programs including A Blog Marketing program that I put 88 members into in just 24 hours time and had a 40% conversion on recurring income from on an average 4 month rebill. That on a $40 a month membership.
I could make sales yes but make success, not so much.
See success versus profits is like being rich versus being wealthy. To make month takes profits but to be a success those profits must be residual and unstoppable. To be rich means you hit some arbitrary income goal and are now spending the money but if something happened tomorrow you would have to go back to work. Being wealthy means your money is making you money and you can live virtually forever off the income generated by others.
For an investment banker, they buy stocks and properties, bonds, and bank notes and live off interest, dividends, and rent. For an affiliate marketer or in our case network marketer the model is not as clear. We are told everywhere we turn to keep recruiting because it's a numbers game but if we get to know the people coming in we know the numbers are not all created equal.
SFI realizes this too and tells you to work with your workers, the problem is most of us don't know or take years to figure out what that means. We think like I did that if you learn it teach it, if you do it they will too but that is only part of the secret. I can tell anyone how to make sales and have through my blogs and this forum for years but I can't make them follow my lead. I have only recently realized the reason I at times would seemingly beat my head against the same brick wall. I would find good people and keep trying to find more people and suddenly my great people and they were some really great people would leave SFI and Me.
I am not talking EA or BTL referrals either. I have had people I helped build their business to BTKL and in one case GTL, a rank I personally have never obtained would walk away. The GTL was because while he was making money it was not solid income and he was spending too much time away from his Wine Bar Bistro business so he left and so did several hundred dollars a month in commission volume with him.
What was I doing wrong? How did they fail at those ranks?
The secret was we were building people under us instead of leaders under us. We had this field of dreams ideology that if we brought people in and showed them the training and were proof it works they, in turn, would be able to follow our footsteps with no help up the stairs. If a person failed or vanished we would tell ourselves they were so close to success but quit and feel assured with that answer. It's what we were taught or so we thought.
See in the time it took to build my first 5 leaders who combined would have put o0ver $1,000 a month in my pockets just based on them and their first level. My sponsor during most of this time was absent, and my new sponsor was given to me just prior to Opti-Build as a part of the bargain that included Active Sponsors as a new policy a couple years back. Cynthia is an amazing sponsor and saw what I see now early on so she has been huge in helping me turn things around.
So what about that $1,000 in leaders, why aren't they here with you?
Well, I lost these members of my team for the same reason I myself have been struggling to break a glass barrier to success. I stopped building beyond my first level of team and relied on them to read my teachings and those of SFI and find 5, who would read and find 5. I didn't help them find 5, didn't teach their 5 like I did them, and so they also would get a set of great people who would make no real money and move on to something different.
Now I have 3 people I am focusing on giving as much support as possible in my Designated diamonds. I have a couple future DD, and have already begun giving manual reassignments but above all, I split my recruiting with them through Opti-Build and it has helped them begin getting quality referrals before they were even finished learning how to get their own.
I can now teach those recruiting and conversion skills but add in my experience with co-opting my recruiting to build depth instead of width and show some profitable leaders in my team who have budding downlines of their own. The leaders I have now I can see myself working with 10 years from now because we are all learning how to not just recruit a downline but to help that downline learn to make money and even make money while they are still learning.
My team is growing deeper by the day.
As a result, where I could have lost, half my earnings with the new comp plan 3 years ago I lost very little in the changeover and the successive months have looked bright and will have me sitting pretty by this time next year. Opti-build and advertising coops are my power tools, my team is truly a team working on common goals for the common good, and our futureprofitable. Get your people profitible and they will stay, stop the attrition and it's like putting the plug in the bathtub so it can fill with water.
Andy Zeus Anderson
Build Your Team Up - by Going Down in Team Building
about 1 month ago
The SFI Ultra Basic Plan is all you need to follow to build a successful business.
But, to create an income that gets easier over time requires that your teams get larger on lower levels, not just on level 1, your PSA’s.
Having 1000 PSA’s who reach EA one month by purchasing something, yes, you will earn 24% commission. But if your PSA’s don’t have a team below them - if they are not earning any income - they won’t be an active PSA very long!
Reward your new active PSA’s with at least 3 PSA’s for their team by reassigning some, or by putting them into your co-op.
This gives them the opportunity to become BTL as soon as they can meet the Versa Point requirements. It shows them you are an active sponsor ready to help.
They benefit by getting more CSA’s, more TCredits, more Rewardical Tokens -- all things that will increase their business.....and yours too!
Most network marketing opportunites pay down 2 or 3 levels; some do more. But as you know, SFI allows you down to 12 compressed levels....meaning more than twelve potentially.
Knowing that you can earn just as much Team Override commissions from a level 12 or lower as you can from your level 1 should be a huge incentive to teach your PSA’s to build their teams down as well.
And I haven’t even touched on Designated Diamonds or the Opti-Build program, which, if you understand it correctly, can build your downline for you automatically, as you refer members to your team.
Auctions and games are fun, and are decent products to promote; but if you want residual and leveraged income that gets easier and better over time, your priority has to be team building.
Build your team UP, by going DOWN!
How to leverage Localvantia to achieve EA every month in Getting Started
about 1 month ago
Locavantia is still in its infancy. Are you taking advantage of this amazing opportunity?
A quick search shows that there are hundreds of thousands of opportunities to register local businesses for this program. Local businesses that you yourself can add to your account list and earn 10% residual Rewardicals from.
One of the biggest complaints we all hear from SFI affiliates is that they don’t have the disposable income to purchase Tripleclicks products and earn VP to achieve EA.
Here is a business plan for you to implement:
1. Find a way to set aside $36.25 a month for 6 months.
2. Set up an automatic delivery for the 125 TCredits. (This will allow you to achieve Executive Affiliate rank for 6 months)
3. Use the first couple of months to pre-register as many potential local businesses you can including locations you already shop at regularly.
4. Establish your account list.
5. Collect 10% of all Rewardicals awarded by your new accounts.
6. Redeem those Rewardicals for rank achieving VP, PSAs, CSAs, Bitcoin, whatever your heart desires.
With a large enough account list of local businesses you will earn enough Rewardicals to redeem for the 1,500 required VP to maintain EA.
Your business costs are now self sustaining and you can focus on marketing the business opportunity to increase your earnings month to month.
July was good. But August will be GREAT. in Team Building
about 1 month ago
I just wanted to share a few of my thoughts as we close out July.
For us at SFI I think it has been an exciting month, with many changes.I know that many were a bit disappointed earlier on in the month with a lower commission than expected, but I hope that made you work harder to make sure the next payment is better.
What we have to remember is that the changes were made to help us not hinder us.
I know it has been a month about learning all about the new compression within the commission structure and that to me has been exciting.
Also who does not love “Astro Auctions”? How can you be such a winner and not even win the auction? How great is that?!
During July I became Silver Team Leader, one of my PSAs became a Silver Team Leader, one of his PSAs became a Silver Team Leader and to finish that of one of his PSAs became a Bronze Team Leader. How great is that?
So as I reflect on a good month of team building I am excited for the next month to start and build an even stronger team.
I have an amazing team and an amazingly supportive sponsor, she is such an inspiration to me and she is my biggest cheerleader. So with her help and the dedication of my downline I am very excited to see what August will bring.
Please remember to look up at you upline as well if you need help, if your sponsor does not help look higher. As you see from the forum many great people are here to help everybody. No one should be left behind because they did not ask for help or advice. The forum is a GOLDMINE.
So I wish each and everyone of you a GREAT August. Set your Goals high but not unreachable. Work hard as you would at any business that you own. The harder you work the higher the reward. Remember this is about the long term, Not A Get Rich Scheme (because there is no such thing).
I Lost My Net Amount - No Need Standing Order in Miscellaneous
about 1 month ago
I would consider all this a little bit of short term pain for a lot of LONG TERM GAIN!
I can't recall all the details of the new compensation plan BUT i believe that unless I am mistaken (and that is entirely possible) but I believe that right now you ONLY need to find your 3 best PSAs and work with them to help them build their own teams! As you teach those 3 they'll take you to Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond... THOSE THREE!
Think about that! Teach just 3 people to be successful in one part of SFI and you can go to the beach!
What I'm gonna do is announce a 3 month contest to let every PSA I have put up as many VPs as they can and at the end of those 3 months the top 3 will become MY 3. My 3 will receive PSAs placed in their downlines, I will provide them training and free advertising AND I WILL EXPECT THEM TO DUPLICATE WHAT I'M DOING WITH THEIR THREE! I'm even gonna try to assign PSAs and other benefits by the percentage of the VPs generated and a couple other trackable stats by each of the three.
We MUST NEVER ignore those affiliates who aren't spending those are likely the most hungry and will be the hardest working affiliates you could have! We all must find ways to reward them
Again, think about that... just THREE PEOPLE coached and taught and supported WILL take you anywhere you want to go!
Hang in there Navanithe, identify YOUR THREE and let them know they are YOUR THREE and that you are gonna teach them how to build their SFI Business AND more importantly IDENTIFY THEIR THREE! And that you will help and expect them to DUPLICATE what you are doing for them for THEIR THREE!
It really is simple, not easy, but simple and it takes time!
Once again I've rambled on too long, I'll shut up now!
As Always A Motivational Meme Plus A Bonus Motivational Meme!
Worth it? Yes/No in Astro Auctions
about 1 month ago
My Astro Auction results since 7/10/18 (16 days)
I have bid on AA 40 times since 7/10 and have won 3 auctions (50 CSA's, 500 TCredits, 3 month subscription for 125 TCredits; ie. 375 TCredits and 4500 VP).
Calculating all TCredits spent on AA less TCredits returned, less TCredits won, less RT's won (16,025) if converted into TCredits. leaves a net spend of 84 TCredits.
So, what did I get for 84 TCredits?
* 50 CSA's,
* 2200 extra VP this month,
* plus an additional 250 TCredits and 3000 VP over the next 2 months,
* not to mention 120 Moves and 120 Matches for the EZ games,
* AND 17 Daily Crown bonus entries!
Now, if I convert my RT's to VP my net TCredit spend is 292, but I get an additional 5341 VP! Not sure how I will use my RT's yet, but the exciting thing is: I know there will be many more RT's coming my way as I continue to bid everyday.
I'm happy! What do you think? Is it worth it? Is it worth a monthly Auto Delivery for TCredits? Even 1 TCredit spent on AA comes with many great surprises!
Happy to report I see the numbers growing! in Compensation
2 months ago
Hallelujah!!!! The new program is actually working. Checked my genealogy today, and to my surprise I'm seeing a lot of new activity. I've signed quite a few new members in the last week or two, and with the opti- build program I see my team growing and becoming more active.
Hold on to your seat. Things are starting to happen in a big way.
Thank you team for being the awesome people you are!!!!
1st Anniversary! in Recognition
2 months ago
Hello everyone hope your all having a wonderful morning, day or evening!
Today I am celebrating my 1st Anniversary here and I would like to share everything I have accomplished in 1 year.
I feel honored and proud of my accomplishments because all my hard work starting to pay off.
Since day 1 of joining SFI and starting my amazing journey here, I have never stopped reading, learning, working towards building my business. Everyday I had to do something to grow my business, which later became my daily habit.
I've became Silver Team Leader
Here are my accomplishments so far:
I had made it to 5 Gens, but one of my PSAs became inactive and for failing one of the affiliate agreement she has lost all her downline and all her downline were assigned to me. But its okay I know she had very good reason of personal life of why she became inactive. She said she'll be back online after getting her life back together.Till she's ready to come back, I'll make sure to take care of her downline for her.
Now I got 3 Gens and CSAs
I got amazing Team whom I am very proud of (1 STL, BTLs and EAs) and whom I cherish and appreciate every each one of them. Thank you all for being such an amazing associates and friends.
E365 Champion with 40,041 ALL-TIME VP , 11-MONTH EA STREAK and 365-DAY VP STREAK
#58 in Top Sponsors
Buster Club Member
#1 in my class
25x support stars
Opti-Build Leader etc....
60 TOTAL BADGES
Leaderboard Rank: 258 (13630 points)
This month just to show how much I appreciate my team, I created a contest from July 11, 2018 to December 30, 2018 for everyone in my downline from Gen 1 -8.
Who ever reaches BTL each month will be receiving 1 PRM with a special key code from me.
As promised each BTL so far got their PRMs.
Now of course for my EAs in Gen 1 as reward they get 5 PSAs and BTLs (DDs) get their PSAs from my Opti-Build program.
I just hope they also appreciate all my hard work as I appreciate theirs!
About my inactive members I have already made a thread sharing the great news here:
Soon I'll be going for GTL or Higher if God permits.
So what trying to say is be patient, keep persisting, keep learning, keep working hard. With the right mindset and attitude you can do anything. Just set your goals and keep moving forward working hard in reaching each one of those goals.
Together we can move the mountains. Only the sky is the limit.
Wish all of you much more success in your businesses!
Thank you all for reading.