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Leadership Points!! in Getting Started #Getting Started #Leadership #Marketing

Reply by Aziz B. about 1 month ago

Your most powerful weapon (or your worst enemy) is YOUR MIND. It is basically a computer and it delivers to you what you set it up to do and work on. This is science actually! So, if you think of good things + good thinks will be brought to you. If you think negatively - bad things will happen to you. Think of it as an attractant. It attracts whatever you set it up to (think of). Or see it as a mirror. Whatever you present to it — that is what you will see in the reflection. And what do you do if you don’t like what you see? What do you do if your hair is messy, or you have dirt on your face? It is so simple: If you want to change something in your life change yourself first. Change the way you think, lose the prejudices, re-evaluate your opinions, be open for new things and ideas, don’t judge other people and change the negativity into positivity.

Patience is the key to any success. Nothing is made in a day. “Rome wasn’t build in a day.” A tree needs time to grow and bear fruit, a baby needs nine months to develop lungs so it can breathe independently, you needed several years to finish school.
That’s how nature and life are. We are trained by society to expect things to go/happen quickly (fashion, new software, new brands of mobile phones, new products), but that is NOT how natural things are happening. Sure, you can achieve something quickly and easy sometimes whether by luck or by meeting the right people, but it will be gone as fast as it came. It is never stable.

Leading a team
Most of the people who join SFI and learn that they have to build a team and be leaders think: “Oh I can’t do that. I have never been in that position. I can’t control my own kids let alone some people I don’t even know!!!”
Well good new is: you don’t have to control anything or anyone but yourself. See yourself as a teacher. Teach what you have learned. Let your team know you are there for them at all times and they can rely on you.

Many people are skeptic about online earnings. And they are mostly right because 90% of the companies ask for your money to sign up, then put you through more expenses. At the end you will have spent more than you gain. Signing up to SFI is free, gives you a free training programs and sponsors to teach you. Gives you marketing tips and tricks, as well as templates to work with!! All for free. All you have to invest is your time to study them. Think of it as a crash course for advertising.

Going through hard times
Moral sometimes goes down, especially if bad things happened to you today. Most important thing is: NOT TO SINK DOWN!! Don’t be a victim and don’t feel sorry for yourself. Feel sorry for those who are missing these kind of opportunities. To them no company will ever be good as they are not good themselves. Nurture the good things in you and your life and you will get to the good days eventually. Life is made of ups and downs and so is any work/job/business.

I am providing this link to an article from the magazine “Success” which explains 7 Mistakes These Successful People Will Never Make Again
And what you can learn from their biggest failures:
Many Thanks to SFI Greatest Tips

18 posts

The Status Quo Rule Book in Miscellaneous #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

Reply by Earl W. about 1 month ago

The Status Quo has a rule book designed to keep you from making the necessary changes to achieve greatness. Follow those rules and you will never be better than you are right now. Challenge those rules and you will find that you are capable of so much more than your present reality!

The above paragraph represents the problem with many people when they begin to pursue their dreams. More often than not, there will be somebody in your life telling you that you are not capable because the dream is too big. That person appears to be held captive by the status quo, and since he/she cannot see beyond the present reality, you are being told to stay where you are too.

If you allow the status quo to hold you back, you will never be able to move forward.

If we never challenged the status quo, the automobile would have never been created, planes would have never taken flight, and the internet would have never been created causing SFI to never exist! This is why we need those who dream so we can improve our present reality and change our future!

For this reason, I want to encourage everybody to challenge the status quo and dream big!

59 posts

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

Reply by Chris J. 2 months ago

Hello Everyone!

My name is Chris Jones and I want to share my recent experiment with you.

20 day experience after first month of SFI with no auto-delivery or purchases.

Auto-delivery What Are The Benefits? and Why Set It For The 1st?

After 9 months of using auto-delivery option to remain BTL qualified,
I decided to submit myself to excruciating pain and money loss
in order tp conduct an experiment for future references.

For the past 3 or 4 months I had my auto-delivery set for the 1st of the month and started noticing good things were happening nearly everyday. I focussed on what was happening and why and realized how truly deep it went!
So I talked myself into conducting this experiment so that I could share my experience with team members and others that were wondering if auto-delivery was truly worth it or not.

short answer- Most Definitely!

So here is my experiment.

This month I did not make a purchase. I did not use auto-delivery.
I spent my entire TCredit, Rewardical, and commission balances last month and started from nothing!

this was really hard for me to do, I enjoy bidding in auctions daily, and well, I could do this no more

The first of the month comes!
Usually, I am sitting on 225+ Tcredits, top 500 VP(2800plus), BCQ qualified, and BTL instantly!
(for under $70 investment )

But NO!
I do not have any Tcredits!
I do not have any Rewardicals!
I do not have any money!

Ok ok I can do this, I say to myself!

Need Tcredits, need VP, need RT
I do my daily tabs gaining just 10 vp, usually I get 12 and spend 2 TCredits.
I've usually won some Rewardicals from a daily drawing.
I tell you my world was upside down!

I did all the tasks possible to get a few hundred VP for the month, but I needed a sale to get VP. I needed to win a drawing to get RT. I had to run over to Eager Zebra and get serious about winning card king with only 2 free plays daily.
I had to get serious about playing KOT to win and get that extra daily crown entry.
I really had to spend a lot of time advertising trying to make sure I get a sale.
I really had to focus on entering T-Time as many times as possible.
I really had to spend a Lot of Time doing things that took away from building my team.

I bright moment happened though, after commissions were paid i got my 12 Tcredits for being BTL the month before.
I tried to use these TCredits wisely to recycle them into more. I won card king share and gained 6 tcredits after spending only 1 for an extra game. Yay things were looking up so I thought.
5 days later I was out of Tcredits once again. I had only won 2 drawings all month long at it was approaching the 20th.
By the 20th of the month I generally have won at least 5 drawings. Nothing is working as smoothly as before.

Well, here we are... Tomorrow is the 20th...

Not having an auto-delivery setup for the first of the month is a bad idea!

By having an auto-delivery setup for EA or BTL qualifying VP on the first of the month:
This is what you get...

1. Peace of Mind
2. More time for building your team
3. 2 bonus entries daily (up to 62 in one month) into the daily grand drawing
4. If your AD is for TCredits or bundles with them included, you will have firepower for auctions and games and your daily EZ/PB tabs
5. Prestigious badges and ranks and benefits.

In closing, my experiment proved to me that having an auto-delivery setup for the 1st of each month is:
The Absolute Best SFI Experience

Don't be skeptical any longer, free your mind, remove the stress from SFI and budget yourself an auto-delivery in order to really enjoy your new business and not worry about results so much.

It Truly Is Worth It

Chris J

51 posts

$6 Lead Turns Into Millions of Dollars in Sales - Part 4 in Team Building #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

Reply by Leon M. 2 months ago

$6 Lead Turns Into Millions of Dollars in Sales - Part 4

This is part 4 of how a $6 lead turned into millions of dollars in sales. The following is a backstory that has significant meaning to me on a personal and business level.

If you did not have a chance to read part 1 then click here: Part 1

If you did not have a chance to read part 2 then click here: Part 2

If you did not have a chance to read part 3 then click here: Part 3

The phone rang just like any other day, but this call was different! My dear friend and business associate Richard “Rich” Strayer had passed away. The date was July 23, 2008. I was devastated!

Rich was one of those people that everyone loved and with good reason. Rich was not only personable, but he truly cared about people. Rich was a big man, but his heart was enormous. I still communicate with people who remember Rich and, in their mind, he was one of their best friends. Rich had a LOT of best friends. That day I received the call I was flooded with emotion and thought back to when Rich came into my life.

5 years before the $6 lead that turned into millions of dollars in sales I was working a different business opportunity (mid 80’s). I was placing local and national ads, sending out information packets, meeting with prospects and making a lot of phone calls. One day I processed a lead with an address that was from the same state as me. I sent out the packet of information and followed up a few days later with a phone call. Wow! What a phone call that turned out to be…

The very first time Rich and I talked it was as if we had always known each other. Rich just had one of those personalities. During our conversation I learned that Rich had a lot of local experience in Networking, but no experience in using advertising to build his business. We talked at length about what I and my team where doing and how our system worked. Rich was very interested and decided to join our opportunity.

I still remember the very first time I had the pleasure of meeting Rich in person. We had agreed to meet at a business function and had briefly exchanged details so we could find each other. I guess Rich saw me first because out of nowhere this very large man walked up and gave a me a BIG hug. I was shocked and Rich could tell. What happened over the next few years changed my life. Rich taught me to connect with other humans in a way that I had never experienced. Because of Rich Strayer I was able to hug my own Father in a way that I did not think was possible. This changed my life! Rich taught me many valuable lessons, but the biggest one was to hug. Yes, hug!

There’s a saying that our minds are like parachutes in that they don’t work unless they’re open. Rich most certainly had an open mind and we set out to build his business as a team. I wrote the ads, did the testing and ran the system while Rich spent all his time following up on and converting his leads. This relationship continued for years and Rich worked his way to a full-time income. Rich was a hard worker!

One day, years later, Rich asked me to work with him so he could take control and run his own lead generation system to include co-ops. This is what you want! You want team members who take control of their own future. Rich was a leader and yes I helped him, but Rich made his own success!

A number of years went by and one day Rich called me and wanted to meet for coffee. Rich had moved on from the businesses we had been in together and was now looking for another opportunity. I had recently been talking with Gery Carson about some of his plans and suggested that Rich should contact Gery. Rich did indeed contact Gery and along with several of his leaders they laid the foundation for the SFI business you are involved with today. Several years later I came aboard and was privileged to work with Rich again. Several of my current PSAs had a close relationship with Rich and I know they also feel very strongly about that connection. We all miss him dearly!

You see, you never know what this business will bring into your life! Most of us think about the financial rewards. Maybe we consider the time and location freedom, but mostly we think about the financial rewards. I’m here to tell you it’s the people that matter the most!

My friend the late Rich Strayer:

Leon McKee

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Additional reading...

How To Retire With SFI Sooner Than Later...

The day we all fear or how to survive a layoff/downsizing...

The Week Networking Changed My Life!

Why You Should Focus on Team Building...

Why Sorting Is Critical To Your Team Building Efforts...

43 posts

$6 Lead Turns Into Millions of Dollars in Sales - Part 3 in Team Building #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

Reply by Leon M. 2 months ago

$6 Lead Turns Into Millions of Dollars in Sales - Part 3

This is part 3 of how a $6 lead turned into millions of dollars in sales. Part 3 will address the math and additional marketing concepts that are critical for your internet marketing business. The part 4 addendum will feature another story that has significant meaning on a personal and business level.

If you did not have a chance to read part 1 then click here: $6 Lead Turns Into Millions of Dollars in Sales - Part 1

If you did not have a chance to read part 2 then click here: $6 Lead Turns Into Millions of Dollars in Sales - Part 2

Hint: The critical lessons interweaved in parts 1 through 3 are not all shown with acronyms and marketing jargon. A little, but not much!

How much is your average lead conversion worth? The voice on the other end of the phone seemed to be frustrated with my responses. I was also frustrated and feeling a little overwhelmed with all the insider acronyms and jargon being thrown my way by this mail-order marketing expert. I remember thinking “What is this marketing system he’s talking about”. I really did not have any good answers to any of his questions and my overall response was simply “I don’t know”. What I learned that day changed the way I looked at marketing!

Come to find out if you know the value of a conversion and what to do with that information you’ve got a secret weapon. I had no clue at the time, but it was time to figure out the math and start systemizing my entire marketing process. Let’s move forward in time to the ad in question…

The first thing I had to figure out was who do I want to see my ad? I had learned that not just anyone would respond to a business opportunity ad. What to do? I looked for advertising opportunities where the readers had already been proven to be seeking a business or income opportunity. Sort of like fishing where others are fishing because that’s clearly where the fish are! I did not try and reinvent the wheel as the saying goes!

The next step was to come up with an ad that would get the attention of my target market. I used the formula AIDA which stands for:

1. Attention
2. Interest
3. Desire
4. Action

Learning to write your own ad is not an easy task to say the least! Sometimes the process takes a day and sometimes it takes a week. However, with experience and measurable results the process starts to become a little more systematic. I remember thinking through what’s unique about the income opportunity I was advertising. If I could just get their attention and then spark their interest I could create desire and end with a call to action. That’s the AIDA formula and it’s time proven in the direct marketing and mail-order industry. Seems to work just as well in the Networking and Affiliate industries also!

I remember feeling a sense of relief when I had my first ad ready to test. Why? I was highly motivated to succeed because I knew my WHY. I’ll save my personal why for another story, but the point is my why was very important to me and I was highly motivated.

I placed my first ad and a few months later the leads started coming through the system. Hmmm! I was not happy with my results as the average lead cost was over $10. I made a few changes and placed my next series of ads. I repeated this process with what’s called A/B Split Testing to improve my cost-per-lead. After testing and testing I was able to get my cost-per-lead down to a consistent $6.

The cost of those leads was only part of the math as I also had follow-up costs. My average follow-up cost was right around $2. However, just to be transparent, some of those leads did require time on the telephone which was not cheap in those days.

So, my average cost to process a lead from ad placement all the way through the follow-up system was $8. What I had learned years earlier, from the mail-order marketing expert is that most marketers stop right here because no one has ever taught them the real secret.

The real secret is that if you know what a lead conversion is worth you know how much to spend to get that conversion. Converting a lead simply means they purchase your product/service or sign-up in your business opportunity. What I was able to determine was that my average sign-up cost was $45 which was not bad in those days. However, the secret sauce to the entire system was that I made that $45 back around three months from each sign-up. After those three months all the additional income was pure profit. Serious profit! WOW!

This was an exciting time! If I or one of my group members could invest $45 and make that back in three months then…

Rinse and Repeat

What we did next was scale up our advertising to as many publications as we could afford. What we knew was that based on prior results we would get our money back and then some! The real secret gets even better when you consider leverage!

The kind of leverage that made our system powerful and lucrative was:

1. Co-op Systems
2. Residual Income

The bottomline is that we outspent our competition because we knew our average return on investment. We then used co-oping to dramatically increase our exposure and lower everyones risk. This was a win-win for all involved!

Hopefully you can understand why the expert I mentioned in part 2 that thought my ad was ineffective was absolutely wrong? The expert had an opinion, but I had done the testing. Testing is critical to your marketing system! The numbers will tell you everything you need to know!

I think back to that fateful day I followed up with that $6 lead… I had learned, through results, that someone that provides the minimum information has the lowest conversion rate. However, I followed up because I knew what my average sign-up was worth! I had a system and I would simply rinse and repeat each and every day. The numbers don’t lie! That $6 lead turned into millions of dollars in sales!

I would like to leave you with a few thoughts…

Become a student of the marketing process, but don’t just study what to do! Take action and then rinse and repeat your way to success.

Think about how much a customer or sign-up is worth to you over different periods of time.

Our industry provides a lot of leverage when you grow your business deep. There’s a LOT of leverage in converting a lead and then working with that sign-up to build a large team. Focus on action takers!

Part 4 will be an addendum of sorts. I have another story… I would like to show that financial rewards are not the only tangible benefit this industry can provide you. The story I have to tell will be difficult as my connection is so strong. I hope to see you on the other side.


Leon McKee

Part 4

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$6 Lead Turns Into Millions of Dollars in Sales - Part 2 in Team Building #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

Reply by Leon M. 2 months ago

$6 Lead Turns Into Millions of Dollars in Sales - Part 2

This is part 2 of how a $6 lead turned into millions of dollars in sales. If you’re serious about making a living from internet marketing then I have some basic concepts for you that could literally change your financial future. Part 2 continues the story and part 3 will address the math.

If you did not have a chance to read part 1 then click here: $6 Lead Turns Into Millions of Dollars in Sales - Part 1

The story continues…

My ad was a horrible example of using direct response marketing to build a Network Marketing business! That’s what the well known industry expert on the stage told the crowd and what was passed on to me by one of my group leaders in attendance. Apparently this industry guru actually had a copy of my ad on a large screen and was using it as an example of what not to do! Did I get upset or insulted?

No and No

You see that ad was designed with a very specific target market in mind! All I wanted was their attention so they would read further and possibly request more information. The ad was working and the results where fantastic. Here’s the thing… Opinions are not as important as results. When you test and create a marketing system the numbers don’t lie!

My notorious ad ran for a little more than five years and generated excellent results. Each year I changed the dates, but the ad stayed exactly the same and ran month after month. Strangely enough that ad was never copied or plagiarized (stolen) to the best of my knowledge. Seems no one thought the ad was any good! More on this in part 3.

Here’s an important point… I did not keep those results to myself. I shared the results of that ad through a co-op system and many of my group members also had fantastic results. Several of those close to me laid a solid foundation for a full-time income from that one ad. As a matter of fact I think I’ll add a part 4 and tell one more story about one of those leaders and how he not only affected my business and personal life, but actually has impacted YOUR business.

When I think back to the 1980’s I realize that we (pioneers like Gery Carson) had it a lot better than what we realized at the time. When I got started there was not one single book or resource available on how to build a Network Marketing business through the mail with advertising. What happened was that we connected the dots between Network Marketing and the Mail Order industry. Because there was no reference material we relied on traditional and mail order marketing experts for our “how to” information. This was a critical factor in our favor come to find out! This will become clear in part 3.

Part 3 will address the math and additional marketing concepts that are critical for your internet marketing business. I’ll also add a part 4 addendum with another story that has significant meaning to me on a personal level. My desire is to simply help and inspire!


Leon McKee

P.S. I actually attended several marketing conferences that featured the industry guru talking about our co-op ad. I never said a word!

Part 3

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What things can we sell @ TripleClicks? in Sales

Reply by Scott L. 2 months ago

Recently someone asked how can we earn commissions with all the recent changes, like the removal of the ECA program for example.

Well, TripleClicks has lots of items -- that hasn't changed at all. Sell an item to a PRM and get direct commissions and VP.

What can we sell?

I compiled at list of the departments and number of results in each to show that TripleClicks has lots of items available for all of us to sell -- we just have to look for something we like and start advertising!

Antiques & Collectibles - 8 items
Apparel - 1000 items
Arts & Crafts - 151 items
Books - 462 items
Business - 214 items
Computers - 147 items
Digital Downloads - 1000 items
Education - 3 items
Electronics - 236 items
Food & Beverage - 215 items
Gifts & Flowers - 40 items
Health & Wellness - 961 items
Home & Garden - 904 items
Jewelry - 1000 items
Magazine Subscriptions' - 217 items
Miscellaneous - 305 items
Movies, Music & Games - 47 items
Personal Care & Beauty - 766 results
Pet Care - 98 items
Phones & Accessories - 148 items
SFI - 39 items
Sports & Outdoors' - 310 items
TCredits - 14 items
Tools & Automotive - 160 items
Toys, Kids & Baby - 333 items
Travel' - 34 items

Some items are duplicated across departments, but you get the idea.

All these items are located in your TripleClicks store.

Happy Selling!

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

Reply by Leon M. 2 months ago

$6 Lead Turns Into Millions of Dollars in Sales - Part 1

This is part 1 of how a $6 lead turned into millions of dollars in sales. The income from those sales was residual income and resulted in a six-figure return. How did this happen? What does it mean to you?

This is just one of many stories...

Before the internet we used to focus our advertising on local and national classified, display, card deck and magazine ads. The learning curve was steep and the cost and risk was sometimes very high. Our turn around from ad placement to results was from 1 to 9 months with an average of around 4 months. When you consider testing a new ad and only scaling up the placement of that ad when results proved positive the overall process was very time consuming.

One fateful day I received a plastic bag in the mail from the post office. Back in those days it was not uncommon to have mail that was torn apart by the mail processing machines. The post office would deliver damaged mail in a plastic bag. This particular day the plastic bag contained a card from a card deck I had been testing. The card was all torn apart, but I was able to see the address. The sender did not include the requested phone number and their address was a PO Box. Back in those days this was considered a very low quality lead. However, I processed the lead and mailed a presentation packet out that same day. The cost of the lead was $6 and the cost of the packet was close to $2 total. Generating and following up on leads in those days was costly and time consuming!

About a week after sending the packet I received a phone call from the requester (lead). She proceeded to ask me a LOT of questions and really put me on the spot several times. Several weeks later she joined the business opportunity which means the lead converted to a signup. Good news!

After getting settled into the program my new signup took massive action. Sure she had a lot of questions, but within about 90 days our conversations became focused on our business relationship and not "getting started" questions. This lady was a take-action-and-get-results kind of person. Her marketing strategy was "rinse and repeat" each and everyday.

Over the years she and her team generated millions of dollars in sales. Our business relationship only lasted around 8 years before she changed her business focus, but that happens. However, the results of my relationship with this leader still affects my business to this very day. Almost 30 years later!

Part 2 will continue the story. Part 3 will address the math and what this all means to YOUR business.

Leon McKee

Part 2

48 posts

Don't Be A Thumb Sucking Pinhead-Stopping Negativity in Miscellaneous #Leadership

Reply by Harold G. 3 months ago

This is where leadership starts. Period.

Did the title catch your attention? There's a real life story behind this title and a lesson to be gained by any of us.
The Story Behind the Title:
Many years ago now (wow--time flies!), I was involved in a network marketing opportunity. This was well before SFI. In fact I had done VERY well with it until some lawsuits emerged due to alleged unethical practices by various leaders in the distributor field in the late mid/late '90s. In spite of that my belief and confidence in network marketing remained strong--which is why I joined SFI. I learned from many extremely successful leaders in the industry--met many of them. In my early days I listened to some audio tapes and there were a handful that had an incredible impact on me. You guessed it, one of them was called, "Don't Be A Thumb Sucking Pinhead." Wow that title was strong! In fact, some people offended by it. I initially was when it was handed to me. But, I listened to it and immediately did some self analysis which made a huge difference in my life--and of course with my business ventures.

The Basic Lesson:
The basic lesson here is an attitudinal one. Attitude is a dynamic that affects the course of our becoming successful. It affects what we do, what we say, and our perspective in any given situation. In short, we must be able to handle, deal with, and discuss objectively our situations without being negative. I also learned a long time ago, "It's not what happens to you; it's how you handle it." In our business community--the SFI Forum, our Stream, our GroupMailers--beware negativity as it will kill your business!

In as much as "winners never quit and quitters never win," so also is the fact that, "whiners never win, and winners never whine." If we discuss change and air our concerns, is it negative? It depends how we discuss it? People look for leadership. Leaders are people with answers--and when they don't have the answer they have proper posture--an attitude comprised with confidence when uncertainty arises; faith when they aren't yet sure of an answer; and courage that encourages others in times of winning and struggle. While you can be as successful as you'd like; you CAN'T be successful in a big way if the size of your attitude, faith, and courage is blown away with adversity. A fundamental principle we must remember is that out of every adversity is a seed of greater benefit. Whiners never see that seed; winners do. Adversities are the stepping stones to greater heights and greater achievements and the steps and reactions found in leadership reflect this principle.

In short the principle lesson is we can either suck our thumbs over things that happen, or changes that take place, or we can choose to stay focused. The head of pin--a pinhead--is small. It doesn't grasp the bigger picture. It won't see the seed of greater benefit in adversity. Faith is to deep of a concept and dynamic for a pinhead to embrace. So--it whines, it complains, and spews out negative, and unless something changes, it quits never realizing the potential of greater successes. A winner finds growing opportunities in life. With growth comes fruitfulness, results, and prosperity. Sure, there are defeats, disappointments, setbacks, struggles, obstacles, and adversities experienced in the process, but the results between growing and keeping the bigger picture compared to the results of being a (yes a) pinhead are extremely different.

Some Practical Applications:
Why would anyone want to build SFI with you if they see you complaining about your commissions, the rate of success in your sponsoring efforts?? There are people in this business who are successful with SFI--you won't find them in the Forum or elsewhere complaining, whining, or being negative. PERIOD! When say you sponsor large quantities of people and you don't get any movers--YOU are doing something wrong. Yes, this is a numbers game. AND YES!!! We can improve our numbers if AND ONLY IF we take charge of our own marketing efforts while acquiring and applying activity knowledge. So, when you post like that--you defeat yourself!
---How can you approach it in a non-negative way? Like this: "Hey--any suggestions on how to improve my sponsoring efforts or improve my team building efforts?"

Do you see the difference? I'm NOT complaining, whining, or spewing negative. I want to have a DD badge like anyone else...but I welcome the challenge of having to work harder to earn it....WHY? Because rising to challenges forges greater leadership qualities AND causes the income to rise in the process!!!

The Forum is no place to air out dirty laundry--go upline with it or by some of TC Direct's Naturals ;-). It's not a place to emphasize minimums--keep that within your own team. The Forum or any other communication venue is not the place to complain about commissions:
You want more money? Learn how to market our products--
HEY! There are people in SFI who are TC Top Sellers! Don't tell me you can't sell products!
You want more money? Don't complain about it here, no one on your team will want to put money into their SFI business with you.......
Learn how to be effective in sponsoring active people who are willing to produce sales by learning from you as to how to generate retail sales and through purchasing some products themselves, and then teach them to sponsor others like themselves! Their are SFI affiliates who do this. You won't catch them complaining or whining--they're busy growing thei business!

Negativity is an energy stealer, its a team-stopper, a defeat promoter (it promotes or "grows" our defeats), a dream killer, and again--if you have to get it out follow this rule: Throw up (go Upline with it); never throw down.

YES! We can talk objectively about changes, about our challenges. We can admit we are facing problems--but let's approach in an inspiring way--in a manner worthy of being followed by others. We can share our disappointments and ask for encouragement without making it an airing of dirty laundry..... Right?

Winners think big, they think in perspectives and concepts. Pinheads can't even grasp that sentence because its too large of an ideal already. Try to understand and grasp what I'm saying. It'll make a huge difference in your SFI business--in your life! :-)
And for your sake and everyone else's--Stop Negativity.

Go Diamond!

26 posts

Unlocking our BONUS VP in VersaPoints #VersaPoints

Reply by Scott L. 3 months ago

A lot of people who sign up here spend a lot of time looking for and asking for FREE VP.

Eventually, if SFI gives away enough FREE VP, we can all get on with our lives since we will have so much free time because SFI will no longer be in business, and we won’t have an SFI business either.

However, SFI does give us bonus VP, which is kind of like FREE VP, if we are willing to work for it.

It is shown on your To Do List tab under Team Leadership and Support.

If you make the effort to reach EA each month, then every single PSA you recruit into the business that makes EA as well earns you 100VP. This is an unlimited amount of VP you can earn, because the number of PSA’s you recruit is not limited. If you get 100 PSA’s that make EA, you get 10,000 VP.

The higher in rank your PSA’s go, the more VP you get. Each rank upgrade your PSA achieves gets you another 100VP. If you have 100 PSA’s who could reach GTL every month, that would be 40,000VP for you.

And, there is more bonus VP out there for you. If you make the effort to reach at least BTL every month, then all the VP that is earned by every single affiliate in your downline up to 6 levels deep who reach at least EA, is added to your commission calculation in the compensation plan called the TripleClicks Executive Pool. Again, it can go as wide as forever. All your PSA’s could recruit hundreds of their own PSA’s that reach EA, and you get paid on all those VP they earn. And so on down the line.

It’s called Matching VP if you don’t already know.

Now, I know all it seems I ever talk about is Versa Points, and Matching VP. Well, that is because it works for me. And I think it can work for you too, if you want. Becoming BTL can be the real key.

Oh, and don’t forget about the Rewardical Tokens. Whatever your PSA’s earn, you get a 10% bonus added to your total. Guess what you can redeem those for?

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This Week's Team Mail - Aiming for Success instead of the Minimum in Compensation #Compensation #Leadership #Rewardical

Reply by Andrew A. 3 months ago

Last e-mail I sent was a bit of information on Rewardicals.

It seems in the forum there is a lot of confusion as to how Rewardicals are changing the landscape with many complaining over the loss of MRP they would exchange for 1 t-credit worth 102 VersaPoints (VP) to make Executive Affiliate each month.

While EA does qualify you for shares of the TripleClicks Executive Bonus Pool that income is only around 71 cents on 1500 VP each month. At that rate, it will take you half a year to qualify for just one payment slightly over $20 USD. I call this doing the minimum because it really is the minimum and real earnings don't start until you have actually earned a team leader rank.

Notice I said earned and not bought a team leader rank.

See earning a Bronze Team Leader rank requires a minimum of 5 team members in your first tier downline we call PSA or Personally Sponsored Affiliates and earning 3,000 VersaPoints for the month.

Again this is the minimum and many buy their way to BTL to achieve the rank and get a more prestigious badge but what is a Team Leader if all 5+ PSA are inactive and you are only earning around $1.40 a month on a cost closer to $60 a month?

With no active PSA, you have no Matching VP and your Executive Bonus is the same as being an Executive Affiliate.

Earning your rank is easier than you think.

A prime example would be an affiliate who refers just one PRM who likes to play auctions each month and buys a 200 t-credit bundle every month for auto delivery. For the sale, you earn $8.86 a month in commissions plus since the member is not an affiliate you keep the 1661 Versa Points they would have earned.

Selling 1 pack of 200 t-credits a month makes you an Executive Affiliate every month for free while also paying you a cash commission every 3 months of around $26.58 while you seek some active PSA. Sell two packs of 200 t-credits a month and you make double that and get paid every 2 months. It also makes you a BTL once you have 5 PSA.

Surf for 300 credits a day in 5 traffic exchanges will give you a minimum of 45,000 visitors to TripleClicks and SFI every month. Your Zing Network Referrals in a good exchange happen around 0.5 & 2 signups per thousand visitors sent. That is up to 90 new referrals a month if you work hard and stick with it.

Want another free way to get VP, PRM, or PSA make sure to read up and promote Rewardical and the Rewardical ECA Program. Check all alerts on the Alert page when you log in and follow the links on the official news blog for related articles on Rewardicals. I won't add length to this already long post with the dozen or so links. Log into www.sfimg.com to get the scoop on Rewardical and the Rewardical ECA Program.

I apologize for the long message this week but it's full of training so I hope you won't mind.

Andy Zeus Anderson

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Versa Points = Money $$$$$$$$$$ in VersaPoints #VersaPoints

Reply by Scott L. 3 months ago

Every Versa Point you earn can be money in your pocket. And because of that, the more Versa Points you earn, the more money you can make.

You earn money from Versa Points when you reach 1500 Versa Points in any calendar month. This has to be accomplished every month, because on the first of the month, we start with 0 Versa Points.

The value of a Versa Points will change from month to month based on 3 things:

1. The sales volume produced in SFI by affiliates or customers purchasing things like TCredits or other products; every sale by cash or credit card puts money into the Versa Point profit sharing pool; as well, Rewardical ECA’s are going to contribute to that pool when they pay for Rewardical tokens they give away to people who purchase products from them and who make a claim for those tokens, as are Localvantia merchants.

2. The number of Versa Points earned in a month by all affiliates, through their daily, weekly and monthly actions; their purchases they make, or purchases made by their PRMs. All sales made by cash or credit card produces Versa Points into an affiliates’ account for that month. Rewardical tokens can also be redeemed for Versa Points for any affiliate.

3. Team Leaders can receive Matching Versa Points from members in their downline, up to 12 levels, provided their downline members reach Executive Affiliate rank.

The total dollars available that have been put into the profit sharing pool from all affiliates and customers purchasing activities in the calendar month is divided by the total number of Versa Points earned by all affiliates who reach EA rank or higher -- including the Matching VP earned Team Leaders.

This will give a dollar value per share of VP. For all affiliates that qualify by reaching EA or higher, that dollar value is then multiplied by the number of VP earned in that month, to arrive at a dollar amount that is paid out to your commission account.

So, Versa Points are worth money. But they are only worth money if we as affiliates are purchasing products, or making sales to customers. If we are not making an effort to increase sales of products, then we are not contributing to the pool of money that SFI pays out to us through the profit sharing program.

Because Versa Points are worth money, there is also a cost to them as well. That cost can really be shown like this:

For every Versa Point SFI gives away for FREE, meaning the points put into your account were not added there because of a purchase or a sale you made, then the value of those Versa Points goes down, and we all get paid a little less money because of that.

SFI has determined over time that the rewarding of FREE VP for certain things, like actions on your To Do List, is designed to help affiliates reach ranks of EA or higher so that they can participate in earning money from Versa Points. But, like every other sales person on the planet that earns commissions, they can only be paid out if those sales people actually make sales. So be careful on continuing to try and earn FREE Versa Points, because, in the long run, you are probably reducing the amount income you could get from the profit sharing pool. What we currently have available for FREE should be enough to help all of us achieve Team Leader ranks, if we want to.

In the SFI program, you can actually get to earn commissions by making purchases as well; because like I said, every purchase you make puts money into the profit sharing pool; and you earn VP as well from those purchases.

Each person making small purchases every month can make a huge difference to the income of all affiliates. We all help each other when we can do that.

So, Versa Points do equal money. Every month, our goal is to try and earn as many Versa Points as we can to get paid money from the profit sharing pool. This is also what we should be teaching our PSA’s to do. And they should be teaching their PSA’s, and so on. Like, Team Building.

And where you can, make a contribution to the profit sharing pool by making a purchase or a sale. If you buy TCredits, use those TCredits to play games or bid on auctions to earn these Rewardical Tokens that you can redeem for Versa Points, and increase your total. Show your PSA’s how to do that, every day.

It can be a very simple process. Earn Versa Points. Get paid. Just know the rules, and learn the process.

101 posts

Hey Buddy! Can you afford $1.99 per day? in Getting Started #Getting Started

Reply by Harold G. 3 months ago

Well...100 PHP per day may be difficult for some people (which is about $1.99/Day). But....I know people can come up with that amount some of the time--half the time?
The only problem is if I'm trying to skate for free, and then my 5 PSAs are duplicating what I do....hmmmmm
I've never felt good doing nothing and capitalizing off of other people's work/investment and sacrifices.

The problem here is...we as leaders should stress the importance of those who don't have can "limp along" until they can make investments and purchases. I know how things can be overseas--I have close connections to the Philippines as my wife is a Filipina. So I know how things are. People are the same everywhere--if you give them zero expectations they'll never rise above that expectation. My point? Stop pushing "Free, free...free ride" so much. Our communication should EMPOWER people not enable a mediocre mentality. It is human nature to feel good about oneself when they can do their part--this is worth more than any commission.

I'd just like to call on our leaders--challenge them--to empower people. To watch our words more carefully. Sympathy is not a good friend of anyone. Empathy is. And empathy looks at a person and says you may not be able to do 1.99 per day--but you can do something until you can get to that point--what is it you CAN DO?

Again, this action is an investment into one's own self. Let's not sugar coat the path to success. I understand some people have a hard time financially (been there--and it's very difficult being there living in the USA-I found ways to invest in myself when it wasn't easy). However, let's let help know that they can do something and then do more as their business grows or as they become resourceful.


47 posts

What we got and what we lost - my calculation in Miscellaneous #Rewardical #TCredits #VersaPoints

Reply by Harold G. 3 months ago

Tim! Well Said! Bulls Eye!!!!!!

I learned along time ago: "Don't get hung up on the details!" While it's important to have a grasp, or basic understanding, of how these changes impact us, working it to a science is a waste of anyone's time and energy. I also learned through my own personal experience and observations in another network marketing business years back as well as this one--that those who are "detail experts" generally court the lower commissions and smaller advancements. Those who simply take a little time to absorb what happens without getting distracted from what their FOCUS should be, proceed ahead of the crowds of experts and earn the big bucks! This is a statistical fact in our type of business. We need to be experts laying a foundation for success and become experts in building upon that foundation! This is where are time and energy need to be spent--acquiring the activity knowledge--AND THEN applying it, over and over and over until we reach Diamond. That's it! Period.

I was looking through this thread and was going to comment on what you, Tim, had said. Instead, I will add my thoughts of support to your exhortation.

One other point, everyone. I saw this concern in this thread and elsewhere (and it seems to be a strong undertone in most people's apprehensions): It's going to take a little extra work to just get to BTL --or whatever TL badge one is trying to get to or sustain. If it does, do it.
If the bar is raised slightly it actually results in higher incomes for those who achieve the incomes associated with any level. People, part of a successful foundation in this business is, in a big part, an attitudinal one: "Stop reaching for meeting the bare minimal requirements to hit your goals!!!" This principal works all over the world--not only in the USA. Stop giving yourself a handicap; stop limiting your vision. Work to over shoot your goals! Budget to overshoot your goals! Is your budget short--PLAN to overshoot your budget in being resourceful.

Tim, you hit the nail on the head. We just need to grab this thing and run with it--no holds barred while putting the blinders on and keeping our focus on what lies ahead: Doing what it takes and becoming the leader necessary to be a Diamond in SFI.


48 posts

Rewardical.com - Our Online Rewardical Mall in Getting Started #ECA #Leadership #Rewardical

Reply by Liezel T. 3 months ago

This is what I consider as my Online Shopping Mall. I can shop at Rewardical.com and earn Rewardicals to be used in many ways. I can redeem them for (VP) Versa Points. I can Purchase TCredits, CSA(s) Co-Sponsored Affiliates, I can use them for Donations to credible Foundations, from all over the World. I can even redeem them for Bitcoin, TripleClicks Gift Certificates. I can buy and set up automatic (PSA's) Personally Sponsored Affiliates, even (PRM's) Personally-Referred Members and even in the future I can collect Silver Bullion (.999 fine silver).

I know SFI has a lot in store for our new Rewardical.com site, so stay tuned for some amazing things.

One thing we can do at this point is go there, look around and even do searches for products we want or need. Simple go to Rewardical.com and in the SEARCH FIELD, search for what you want! You can search for Advertising, Apparel, Books, Jewelry, Pet Care etc.... So go on over... There are stores already in our Rewardical Mall, they are open for business. You can even see how many Rewardical tokens you will receive for each $10.00 worth of purchases!!

Use this Forum Post to share question, ideas.. Lets see this get going.


Roy and Liezel Tate

47 posts

What we got and what we lost - my calculation in Miscellaneous #Rewardical #TCredits #VersaPoints

Reply by Tall Ship Pirate Cruise . 3 months ago

While you are all sitting here trying to do your math, you are all getting incorrect answers, because you are leaving out a major part of the equation!
Less Free VP given away, Higher the commissions!

More Free VP Given away, Lower the commissions!

Take a look at your latest Commissions. Look at the Share Value of the TCEP.

Now if that value went up from $0.000316 to $0.00316 or higher, what would that do for your commissions?

The next thing I will say, is you are commenting on the very few shops applied to Localvantia!

Rather then trying to get many registered, go after that ONE!
Help them out and get them in!

That one big Super Market with a sign in the window, "Rewardicals Awarded with YOUR Purchase"!

Now that will get people asking questions! And from there, it could domino effect!

ADD That to Your Math!

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Understanding Rewardicals Opportunity in Getting Started #Getting Started #Localvantia #Rewardical

Reply by Andrew A. 3 months ago

Below is an Excerpt from my weekly team mail just sent to my PSA here at SFI to help them get started with Rewardicals.

This week we will discuss some key points about Rewardicals:

Signing people up to collect Rewardicals is easy to do. People love getting something back when they shop, and the craze over Bitcoin and collectible silver is outrageous.

Signing people up is simple. Give them your promo code and send them to the link easyrewards247.com where the code is good for their first 25 Rewardicals. Let them know that there are hundreds of places online and offline to earn Rewardicals doing the shopping they already do, bidding on auctions, and playing fun games. All the details they need are inside the Rewardical account.

Now Rewardicals benefits for you.

For every 10 RT or Rewardical Tokens these referrals earn, or your referred Localvantia and Rewardical ECA merchants dish out you earn one Rewardical to use on things like Bitcoin, Gift Certificates, VP, and T-Credits. As of yesterday you can even earn PSA, PRM, or CSA by changing in your Rewardicals. All of these mean potential cash earnings to you as well as many more RT.

If you refer the buyer and the seller on a transaction you can earn twice on the same sale. As your referrals get more into Rewardical they will get gift certificates, learn about SFI, play Eager Zebra Games and some will even add ECA stores and Localvantia shops as well. This let’s your RT income grow exponentially and virally.

Currently, you can pre-register and sign up LocalVantia Merchants.

You can also sign up Rewardicals users, and in a very short time there will be a referral link and marketing aides to refer Rewardical ECA.

The current number of ECA and Localvantia merchants ins nearing 200 destinations for savings with thousands more pre-registered or waiting for approval including my own Rewardical ECA which will be added sometime this week, specializing in social media marketing, blog hosting and automation, and e-learning.

Ecommerce store can join Rewardicals and offer RT to their shoppers to increase cart totals and repeat business or customer loyalty.

I hope this helps you make sense of the opportunity before you, if you have questions contact me via team mail, SFI Chat, or by e-mail at (Your e-mail).

Thanks for all of your hard work, Log in at www.sfimg.com and read the latest news and updates today.

Andy Zeus Anderson

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Reply by Mihai I. 3 months ago

SFI is a macro economy based on T Credits and Rewardicals. Localvantia and the Rewardical Program are becoming key players in this business. Another piece that just fell in place in this mosaic of changes is the Zing Network.

The Zing Network, together with the Rewardical Program, are going to become, little by little, the "game changer", the most powerful RECRUITING TOOL in SFI!

In time, this will make the ECAs selling packages of new PSAs - I wouldn't say OBSOLETE yet -, but will relegate them to a minor role! It is still a little far on the road ahead, but it's going to happen!

But don't worry, owners of these special ECAs, there is a new market opening in front of you, due to the fact that most of the new people getting into SFI (new PSAs) approach the Internet with fear, convinced that it is not easy to use the computer as a working tool! Add to this the language barrier sometimes, even if most of the new PSAs have some knowledge of English.

In my opinion, that makes TUTORIALS, a new market for ECAs!

The Rewardicals are taking over! Even a lot of ECAs will base their business on Rewardicals! We are still in the beginning of this process! SFI are doing their part releasing millions of Rewardicals on the market.

But these Rewardicals we are getting right now through the Daily Grand drawing or through reaching stages in Badges, are just "small potatoes", compared with the Rewardicals coming from Localvantia or through recruiting Rewardical "Pals". SFI will be flooded with hundred of millions of Rewardicals, maybe billions!

Is this good or bad? In my opinion, it is very good! Many SFI Affiliates, who are inactive right now, or even the new PSAs who belong to countries where the $$ is too strong, are going to jump at the chance of achieving THE PLAN through... yes, Rewardicals! For that to happen, we as Sponsors and Team Leaders, have to talk to them about it, educate them to work on it!

And this, my friends, brings us to one of the major effects of this Rewardical Revolution, THE RAISE OF THE V.P.'s VALUE!

There is no doubt in my mind that the VP is going to recover in a big way! Because, the next steps I foresee are: the disappearance of the MRPs (which is going to "push" us towards Rewardicals or... to spend more money to buy T Credits and, probably, the redeeming ratio between Rewardical and VP is going to become 5/1 or even 7/1.

It's not going to happen right away, but not so far in the future ether!

Due to the Rewardical Revolution, at least, it's not going to be so hard to re-qualify as an EA! In fact, it's going to be easier to become a Team Leader also! We are probably going to see many more BTLs than we see now!

Again, I am asking myself if it is good or bad? Think of the wonders the Matching VPs will do to us, with so many EAs and BTLs and with a higher VP's value!!!

I am preparing myself to jump at the new field opening in front of us, of course in my opinion, that of TUTORIALS! With so many changes and despite SFI's efforts to create new lessons in The Launch Pad or to educate through Ask Gery, the TUTORIALS are going to be absolutely necessary! I am planning to create my own ECA with tutorials!

RENEW YOURSELF OR DIE, RENOVARSE O MORIR is what SFI is doing and I commend them for it!

The future looks very good in SFI!

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How I achieve Gold Team Leader Monthly. in Team Building #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

Reply by Maree W. 3 months ago

I thought I would share the actions I do to achieve Gold Team Leader Monthly.
It is absolutely essential that you thoroughly read, digest, and, most importantly, consistently APPLY the Launch Pad Training information to your SFI business.

I log in daily turning all Red Tabs Green.
I read all forum posts and news updates.
Once I have done this. I click the rocket above and refresh my memory with launch pad updates.
I start the beginning of each month, paying my Auto Renewal for the SFI builder Bundle.
Receiving the Special Building Something Great badge.
Around the 9th of each month I buy a S-Builder Co-op Unit.
Around the 15th of each month I buy 1 PSA to go.
This is great as when you lock in the SFI Co-op you can purchase 1 PSA to go with 14 T Credits.

I bid in double MRP Auctions then when I have 150 MRP Points I buy 1 T Credit with these MRP Rewards.
I then do google searches for sites to go and blast my SFI programs.
I use social media daily. Facebook Groups, LinkeDIn etc.
I lock in 50% to the big O so I can share 50% with new PSA Signups and members that need support in climbing the Leader Ship Ladder.
I run competitions for my SFI team sending them to my SFI leadership page blog.
I send this post via the Genealogy once a month to all my Top Movers.

Feel free to duplicate and share with all your team.
Maree. SFI team building in New Zealand.

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How To Share Your Posts in SFI Forum? in Miscellaneous

Reply by Awad A. 4 months ago

Hello dear reader,
This thread is for the members who have not yet know how to share a new thread in the forum and I am going to explain now the method in 4 simple steps.

Step 1 : Visit the forum :

Step 2 : Select your post category. It is important to realize what your post is related to. For example, if your post is about team building, then choose the Team Building option as you can see in the image below.

Step 3 : Click on Start New Thread

Step 4 : Fill out the data required ( your post title, tags, and content )

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