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Vernon R

United States

Silver Fast-Track
Posts: 82 | Followers: 60 | 7th year with SFI

39 posts

Total numbers of Affiliate in SFI? in Ask Gery #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

2 days ago

You are asking a question that really has a complicated answer. What I mean by that is basically it is irrelevant. Thousands of people have joined SFI and find out they have to work and quit before they get started. It is always in a state of change.

Concentrate on knowing the company and it's background and history rather than the number of people that did this or that. I know some "guru's" tell you to find that information. Personally I think the company and it's history is more important than specific numbers.

Good Luck,
Vern Rudolph

12 posts

selling products vs build my team in Getting Started #Marketing #Sales #Team Building

2 days ago

Hello Hassan
You can just sell product if you want I don't think anyone would mind. However, having said that I would be remiss if I didn't remind you that in team building is where the really big money and residual income is.

Personally I liked sales did that for a number of years before I joined SFI but the problem with sales is you have to sell a lot of product unless what you are selling is consumable. In others words used up and reordered over and over. Residual money from team building allows you to sit on the beach drinking ice tea and relaxing while the money continues to come in for you.

Pick your path, it is your business and my best wishes go with you.

Vern Rudolph

5 posts

SFI Lifestyle Traveling Incentive in Ask Gery #Marketing #Team Building

9 days ago

That is a good idea and a lot of MLM's do that, but I don't like the idea of SFI doing it. It would dilute the profit sharing pool way too much. Those trips are very expensive. I would rather make more money and take my family where I want to go not some place picked for me by the company.

Keep dreaming and make it a reality for yourself.

Good luck
Vern Rudolph

11 posts

Help me in Marketing #Marketing #Sales #TripleClicks

10 days ago

As I mentioned in my email. There are a ton of items in Triple Clicks, find one that interests you or you have a strong liking for. Then click on the SFI Toolbox and copy the promote this listing URL and advertise that. Remember, according to economics 101 there is a buyer for every item you want to sell it is just matching the right buyer to the right product.

Keep a spread sheet of the item you want to sell then go to your Hit Tracking page at www.sfimg.com/PowerTools/HitTracking?referrer=search and find that item and see how many hits you received for it. That will at least tell you if anyone is interested in what you are offering.

I'm sorry if I didn't make myself clear in your email.
Vern Rudolph

23 posts

Want LINK for SFI PSA Sigmup, Urgent in Marketing #Getting Started #Marketing #Sponsor

10 days ago

I have to agree with Lise B the link you are looking for is www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/GatewayList

That will give you a whole list of URL's to use to recruit PSA's, for Triple Clicks, for auctions, games and more. And they are all keyed to your ID to make sure you get the credit for them.

Good luck,
Vern Rudolph

10 posts

When would be the right time to create / start a private forum? in Team Building #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

10 days ago

As Sead said "It would be good to have at least a dozen or more active members to do so; because I don't see a reason to start a Private Forum in case you have , let's say , two active PSAs , do you?"
Sead is absolutely correct. Having a forum to send communication to your PSA's is a waste of time and effort that is what the team emails are for. The forum should be used to share ideas and solutions, not notifications.

I have a team of over 500 with only 2 or 3 semi active people it would be foolish of me to try to maintain a forum no one would use. I rely on team emails and the team leadership page to communicate with the team. Until you have so many people active that you can't keep up with the individual emails a private forum would not be good use of your time.

At least that is my opinion.
Vern Rudolph

40 posts

SFI, difficult to understand in Miscellaneous #Getting Started #PSA #Sponsor

13 days ago

I think SFI is more complicated than difficult to learn. The absolute best thing to do is to have all affiliates read the Launch Pad Lessons. That will make everything a little less intimidating to them.

As far as helping them yes working on their devices if I understand you correctly may prove to be more difficult, in time and distance to travel. I think it would be better use of your time to answer their questions and provide guidance. This is your business so it really is your call. But eventually you will have members from other countries or regions where it is not possible for you to physically help them.

6 posts

What about recruiting retailers as ECA's? in ECA Program #ECA

13 days ago

I would think it would depend on the individual retailer and their current markup. They may have enough mark up to cover the additional cost and just work on volume with world wide sales prospects. If I were a retailer I would be more concerned with shipping costs and shipping products around the world.

It would be interesting to see what the retailers response might be. This probably doesn't help you much, hopefully someone out here will have better advice for you.

Good Luck

6 posts

System Problems Message in Suggestion Box

16 days ago

That is a good idea and would be nice to know. However if the system is down and can't log in we would never see the Alerts. It would have to be on the login screen somehow,

9 posts

knockout Trivia in Eager Zebra #Eager Zebra

18 days ago

Have you tried google translate at www.translationwizard.net
or Translate Now at www.translationwizard.net

I have used both with different results. Sometimes google works some times Translate wizard works best. Try them both.

Good luck

91 posts

A quick direct to the point tutorial . . . in Compensation #Getting Started

19 days ago

Thanks for the example. I like playing with numbers too, especially when things are slow and I start to wonder why am I wasting my time. Then I start putting numbers together in different combinations and get all excited again.

Have a great day

20 posts

When It Rains... in Miscellaneous #Leadership

25 days ago

Remember what my grandma always told me "April Showers bring May Flowers and mosquitoes"

14 posts

Why can't I share my gateway list in social media? in Getting Started #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

26 days ago

Hello Dorji,
While a blog or your own website is preferable you can use something like bitly.com or Trck.me to create a cloaked link that Facebook won't recognize. At least for awhile. Another way to advertise is through safelists and traffic exchanges. You can do a serch for safelist and how to use them on the web.

Good luck,
Vern Rudolph

14 posts

Looking for suggestions in Getting Started #Getting Started #Sponsor #Team Building

about 1 month ago

I have been thinking the same thing for the last couple of weeks but haven't gotten off the base to run to second yet.

Randy I really like your letters you seem to write better than me. If you don't mind I would like to model mine after yours.

I want to thank everyone for motivating me to do something I should have done 2 weeks agol

Happy Sunday to everyone

62 posts

New “Round up for Charity” program in SFI News #TripleClicks

about 1 month ago

That is a terrific idea and most of the charities are good selections, I personally have a problem with a couple but that is my problem. I would rather see a charity that does more to treat illnesses. Such as Muscular Dystrophy. I admit I have strong personal feelings about MDA because I have Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy for which there is no cure, in fact, most of the diseases that fall under Muscular Dystrophy have no cures as of yet. My version is very rare and very little is known about it only that it is fatal at some point.

I am in no way degrading any of the charities you have listed I just think there are others that have a higher priority.

That is the end of my soap box for today. Thanks for all the good you do and your great ideas. I think this is a gold star opportunity and applaud you.

Vern Rudolph

6 posts

Ask questions it is important in Getting Started #Getting Started #Leadership #PSA

about 1 month ago

That seems to be the normal, Glendora. People join look around for a couple of days and figure it is too much work. I call them something for nothing lookers. Most of them think all they have to do is sign up and money will come pouring in. It just doesn't work that way. An example I use is my daughter opened a beauty shop over a year ago and spent close to $30000.00 to get it started. Over a year later she is just now starting to show a profit and pay down some of her opening expenses. That is what I call a brick and mortar store.

People don't realize it takes time and work to build a business either on line or off line. It doesn't happen with out work.

Keep looking for that right person and you will succeed.

All the best to you, never quit on yourself.

18 posts

TCredit or Builder bundle in Team Building #Auto-Delivery #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Lets decide first what your immediate goal is. If all you are looking for is EA status the 125 pack TCredits is a great way to go. If you are ready to sincerely build your team the builder bundle is the way to go. When I joined I had an Auto ship of 125 TCredits and one share of S-Builder that cost me $58 at the time. I wanted to build my team because that is where the money is, duplication. When they came out with the Builder Bundle that combined receiving new PSA's/CSA's and TCredits. Yes, you get fewer TCredits but the way I look at it for the money I get a good start on the month with TCredits and PSA's and later in the month I will purchase another 125 TCredit that goes toward maintaining my BTL rank.

So in a nut shell what do you plan to accomplish? Then decide what you want and can afford.

If It Is To Be It Is Up To Me!
Vern Rudolph

13 posts

Monday in Team Building #Getting Started #Sponsor #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Everyone here is spot on. Even on holidays like Easter is a big deal with my family we get together for a big breakfast and sit around and talk until late in the afternoon or evening. As hectic as yesterday was I still managed to get in my daily tasks and order a traffic package. Perseverance is all it takes with this business.

All the best to everyone, Happy Monday!

22 posts

My first Russian welcome to my team message in Team Building #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

about 1 month ago

I have a Bosnian PSA and google translate was coming up with so wierd stuff. I tried freetranslate and it seems to give me a more accurate translation. I get a lot better feel for what she is trying to get across. Thanks Andrew this is going to be a big help.


43 posts

Easy Tools To Improve Writing in Miscellaneous #Leadership #Sponsor

about 1 month ago

Some of you good folks write better English than some Americans can speak it. Believe it or not but I used to make money speaking to groups of people. But when it comes to writing it I mess it up and I've been speaking English since I was born. So this is going to be a big help to me. Thanks for the great post and helpful tool.

Vern Rudolph

9 posts

Leadership Page Counter in Suggestion Box #Leadership #Team Building

about 1 month ago

I have to agree with you when I first joined, correction came back, I wondered if any of my team was actually looking at what I had put there. So I have a hit tracker service that I use, it basically shortens the URL link and tracks the hits I receive. Now I know after 4 months only one person looked at it. I even put a small blurb there reminding them to read my leadership page is on every welcome email, every e-card, and team mail I send. Makes me wonder...

I have a team of over 400 and only one hit to date. I ran a small contest in January and sent a team email and still no one went out to read it and get details. Well I keep it updated anyway with the hopes that someday someone will read it. :-)

Vern Rudolph

48 posts

I'm Scared in Miscellaneous

about 1 month ago

Hi Shannon,
I know exactly how you feel. I joined SFI in 2011 was so scared and confused i didn't do anything. Last November I looked at it again and now I'm convinced I should have taken more time to really study it back then. I too am a BTL with a large team and no leaders as of yet. I figure if I have to get 800 team members to get the ones I need I'll just do that. I am determined to do this.

Keep the faith and we'll both get to diamond yet.

Best wishes,

5 posts

A Euro or Dollar Account? in TripleClicks Sales #Sales #TripleClicks

2 months ago

Hello Timi
All the prices shown and quoted are US Dollars. If you deal with Euro's you will have to convert them to US Dollars to make a transaction. Usually a bank or using a service such as PayPal or credit card can do that easily for you.

Best wishes

19 posts

I need to recruit! in Getting Started #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

2 months ago

Welcome to SFI one of the best ways I have found is the S-Builder Coop. Especially if you have no advertising experience with Safelists or Traffic Exhcanges. That will give you new recruits or as we call them PSA's. Contact your sponsor or co-sponsor for help and I'm sure they will point you to the Launch Pad first. The Launch Pad is the little rocket ship on the top right hand corner of you main affiliate home screen.

Take a day or so to go through the Launch Pad and on the Alert Tab you will find recent Forum posts. You can learn a lot from there also.

Good luck,