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How do I get my downline members to participate in my team contests?

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Monica Davis, AFF (Pennsylvania, US) Top Author Forum Guru 12/14/2013 4:44 pm
Affiliate since: 10/06/2013, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Monica's 19 other Ask SC answers
To get downline members to participate in your team contests I suggest 3 things.

1. Be consistent:

Communicate with them at regular intervals with reminders
Communicate with them using email, stream, and your leadership page
Communicate updates with them periodically

2. Make it so they can achieve with success:

Should be fun
Should help them learn something
Should not be too hard (but you don't want to have many tie for first place
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4552 votes
Ufuomaoghene Afekhuai, AFF (Nigeria) Top Author Forum Guru 12/13/2013 4:05 pm
Affiliate since: 05/11/2013, Power Rank: 5721 | Read Ufuomaoghene's 238 other Ask SC answers
First and foremost, I would first appreciate each member in the team for their hard work and diligence during the past month and reward those affiliate that attained EA /Team Lead status either for the first time or second time in the previous month via the weekly team mails or through stream posts.
Communication is quite important; as one is able carry each affiliate in the team along without anyone being in the dark. Once they see some people being rewarded for their hard work, they would
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Jordan Skinner, AFF (Idaho, US) Top Author Forum Guru 12/12/2013 2:32 am
Affiliate since: 11/18/2013, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Jordan's 6 other Ask SC answers
Make sure that your team knows about the contest first and foremost. Post about it in your stream posts, and make sure to send out mailers to your downline so they know what offer is being placed before them. Also make sure that you advertise it on your Leadership page.

I would personally send out three or four solid messages explaining the contest rules and regulations, the time frame for the contest, when it will begin, when it will end, and what prizes are going to be offered, before
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4526 votes
Lawal Sunday Joshua, EA* (Nigeria) Top Author Forum Guru 12/12/2013 12:39 am
Affiliate since: 05/06/2013, Power Rank: 2069 | Read Lawal's 156 other Ask SC answers
Thanks for asking

To get your downline to participate in your contest.

1. Setup the contest, state clearly those who are qualified to participate or what to do to qualify them for the contest.

2. Paste the advert for contest into you blog page on SFI.

3. Creat an awareness with captivating heading of at least 2weeks before the contest finally begin. The reason been most affiliate dont read team mail except if they continually see almost same message over
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4498 votes
Ayyanar Periasamy, AFF (India) Top Author Forum Guru 12/12/2013 6:16 am
Affiliate since: 10/18/2013, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Ayyanar's 11 other Ask SC answers
The first and foremost point is to make sure that all your team members are made aware about the contest well in advance. This can be done by posting the contest in your Leadership page and by sending personal mails to all in your team.

The rules and regulations of the contest shall be SMART (Simple/Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound). Before finalizing the contest, the opinion of your team can be taken.

Don’t forgot to Congratulate the contest winners
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4492 votes
Sankar Narayan, AFF (India) Top Author Forum Guru 12/12/2013 1:37 am
Affiliate since: 09/27/2012, Power Rank: 3224 | Read Sankar 's 13 other Ask SC answers
There are some basic tenets when it comes to holding a contest.

1. Simple to understand
2. Make sure there is value proposition for the associates
3. Honest communication.
4. Give sufficient time for the contest
5. Help associates if they ares struggling, Financially or otherwise.

Needless to say the contest should have compelling proposition for the associate to respond. Additionally, after having held the first contest we can try to stratify our associate
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4483 votes
Robertson Dsilva, BTL* (Singapore) Top Author Forum Guru 12/12/2013 1:06 am
Affiliate since: 05/05/2004, Power Rank: 957 | Read Robertson's 212 other Ask SC answers
Encouraging downline members to participate in teams contests provides the motivation to produce some tangible results. Effective communications is the key to getting team members to participate in team contests.

Team contests can be announced at Leadership Page under blogs section or by sending team mails.

Contests can be organized at several fronts, for example the top three team members who recruits the most affiliates within a certain timeframe wins a cash prizes. Another
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4478 votes
Marlene Kaiser, EA* (Utah, US) Top Author Forum Guru 12/14/2013 6:15 pm
Affiliate since: 05/30/2011, Power Rank: 851 | Read Marlene's 154 other Ask SC answers
Downline member will participate better if you use the same principles as in a classified ad.

Have a Value Based headline.
Sample: Get Paid by Entering This Contest Free.
Sub heading: - Explain contest
Sample: Start date _________ end date ________ Raise your rank to EA and receive 10 Tcredits.

Eliminate assumed unaddressed anxiety by answering this question. What do I get from joining.
Sample: A _________ reward (Tcredits or gift certificate) and increase
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4475 votes
Ryan Jayatunga, AFF (Sri Lanka) Top Author Forum Guru 12/13/2013 1:44 am
Affiliate since: 09/10/2013, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Ryan's 58 other Ask SC answers
You need to establish strong rapport between you and your 'Team' members to get them to participate or even respond to you on a regular basis.

One way of doing this that has worked well for me, is to establish lines of communication and build friendships outside the SFI platform as well. Connect up on Facebook, Linked-In, or similar social networks that they already use. Share emails, phone numbers etc if they are open to it.

This way you can keep in touch and maintain communication,
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4475 votes
Olga Prelic, AFF (Serbia) Top Author Forum Guru 12/12/2013 1:33 am
Affiliate since: 11/09/2013, Power Rank: 11133 | Read Olga's 32 other Ask SC answers
First of all, you need to monitor your downlines closely, every day, and you will notice the moment when most of them get stuck and don't know what to do next. Now, that's the right time for setting up a competition!

If you are a beginner yourself, and not able to offer some spectacular prizes, you can offer 5 free TCredits to the first downline who confirms his/her EA status that month. I remember it when my Co-Sponsor sent me 5 free TCredits as a reward for my advance in the first two
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