How do you get your affiliates to respond to you when you send them messages?

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Sampath Kumar Srinivasan, EA* (India) Top Author Forum Guru 4/19/2016 12:49 am
Affiliate since: 05/19/2014, Power Rank: 1998 | Read Sampath Kumar's 416 other Ask SC answers
We are all aware that our Down line consists of members from different walks of life, from different Countries with different Language and cultural back ground.

In general, it is very difficult to get their replies for our messages. This is one side.

Even, members from the same country do not reply many times. They have their own reasons for not doing it. But, we can presume that they do not look at SFI business as any other business with seriousness. If they are so serious
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Abe Taddesse, STL* (Washington, US) Top Author Forum Guru 4/19/2016 1:04 am
Affiliate since: 06/05/2014, Power Rank: 418 | Read Abe's 168 other Ask SC answers
I have no control over that, how ever I will do my best for them to respond me back by asking question.

For the most part I get respond back, especially if I am communicating them with instant
Message here or on E- Card.

It is always up to me how I approach them to have a good communication with team members.
Once they knew me, they are always respond me back.

It is always helpful when one have a listening ability than talking all the time, I always
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Nimo Ponifasio, STL* (New Zealand) Top Author Forum Guru 4/17/2016 12:10 am
Affiliate since: 10/01/2013, Power Rank: 763 | Read Nimo's 381 other Ask SC answers
To get your affiliates to respond to your messages, first off keep your messages short and to the point.

You want your affiliates to read your messages and not ignore them or worse still block them altogether. So keep them short, use everyday language (words) wherever possible and make your point as soon as possible. Include images if possible to draw their attention to your messages. Having images can reinforce your message or explain your message better than words.

Having
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12516 votes
Shankar Chakraborti, AFF (India) Top Author Forum Guru 4/18/2016 1:52 am
Affiliate since: 08/24/2015, Power Rank: 3899 | Read Shankar's 32 other Ask SC answers
I send messages to my affiliates through SFI team mail using Genealogy filter, stream post, e-cards and SFI Chat. Also i send personal emails from my personal email ID to their email ID from time to time.

Affiliates who are active responds to some of my messages sometimes, or likes my stream post.

But inactive affiliates mostly never responds to my messages even messages that were sent into their personal email id from my personal email id. Once in a while inactive affiliates
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12509 votes
Gliceria Pritchard, GTL* (Australia) Top Author Forum Guru 4/15/2016 7:25 pm
Affiliate since: 11/29/2011, Power Rank: 72 | Read Gliceria's 402 other Ask SC answers
To get the best possible outcome of response from my affiliates, I find the following strategies very helpful.

I make it a point to take a personal interest in my team’s activities by closely monitoring their progress daily as they appear on my Movers List and in my Genealogy.

If any of my top 20 PSAs and CSAs are missing from the list for a few days to a week, I send a personal note using the Hello E-Card, or a short message to their regular E-mail address to make sure
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12486 votes
Andrew Anderson, STL* (Arizona, US) Top Author Forum Guru 4/11/2016 11:10 pm
Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 1074 | Read Andrew's 330 other Ask SC answers
Motivating the masses to respond to digital communications is simply not possible.

It's not possible because people are designed to respond to what interest them instead of respond on demand. I personally read dozens of post in the SFI Forums every day and respond to 3-5 post because I simply can't add anything that hasn't already been said to the conversation.

Still there are ways to get your readers interested in responding back.

1. Challenge them: Give them task
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Wayne Crocker, BTL (Missouri, US) Top Author Forum Guru 4/13/2016 9:10 pm
Affiliate since: 05/10/2012, Power Rank: 261 | Read Wayne's 236 other Ask SC answers
If you are actively building your SFI business, you will be attempting to keep in contact with your teammates. However, there is a situation that is not to pleasant and that is most of your teammates will not respond to your sent messages.

I know a lot of new affiliates wonder if they are doing something wrong because no one is responding to their stream post or weekly team mails. This is very understandable especially to those who have never worked a marketing plan like
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Dzul Latif, STL* (Singapore) Top Author Forum Guru 4/17/2016 1:41 am
Affiliate since: 06/06/2014, Power Rank: 372 | Read Dzul's 193 other Ask SC answers
Messages needs to be attracting, clear and friendly..

It needs some trial and test self exercise..
It will gets easy once we've built more experience..

Here's a simple Tips..
As how we like to read other messages, hopefully, our affiliates will like how we've prepared our messages too.

So how do we start learning to create good and effective messages?
We need to be a good reader. That's the Best tips in any Lesson, as almost most knowledge were
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12349 votes
Theresa Walstra, AFF (South Africa) Top Author Forum Guru 4/16/2016 2:18 am
Affiliate since: 04/01/2016, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Theresa's 2 other Ask SC answers
I think you have to keep in mind that some of the correspondence received from upline Sponsors or Co-Sponsors doesn't lend itself to responses.

To illicit a response from your down-line Affiliates you need to ask a question - and make the correspondence brief so that the leading question is what they see.

A great deal of correspondence is being sent out to Affiliates every day - wonderful reminders from SFI to get things done and all of these reminders we know are valuable and
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12333 votes
Annalien Pretorius, AFF (South Africa) Top Author Forum Guru 4/16/2016 12:47 pm
Affiliate since: 01/13/2014, Power Rank: 3260 | Read Annalien's 359 other Ask SC answers

You can't get them to respond if they do not want to.

If they are not active they are not going to respond and if they are active it is already a response. A response is not always an answer to your messages or mails - it can simply be the fact that they are active.

What you can do is to be the best sponsor you can possibly be and give them every opportunity and way to respond to you and to become active or if they are active to ask for your help should they need it.

Keep
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