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Vernon R.

United States

Silver Fast-Track
Posts: 100 | Followers: 80 | 7th year with SFI

35 posts

Puddin Tang in Miscellaneous #Leadership

about 1 month ago

Do you know how many ways there are to spell Rudolph (just like the reindeer) and besides that people still call me Randolf

Boy it feels good to vent. :-)

8 posts

I Lost It in Pricebenders #Pricebenders

about 1 month ago

I must be losing it, I can't find a link anywhere for the future auctions. Or I missed the announcement that SFI was taking that down, I hope not. Can anyone help this old dog who's eyesight isn't as good as it once was?

14 posts

Getting Started with little or no money.... in Getting Started #Getting Started

about 1 month ago

David that was a good idea but I don't think it is the best, especially for new people. Perhaps if you taught them to sell Triple Click items, it might be a little more reliable.

Shelly some of the ideas you have under free advertising are not free, be careful promoting that list as free advertising. I use Safe List and Traffic Exchanges, most of them are free, at least as far as cash goes. If you want advertising you are going to pay for it somewhere. Either in cash or time.

Best of luck to everyone

60 posts

You CAN promote SFI on Facebook. Here's how... in Marketing #Marketing #Team Building

7 months ago

You can also use a cloaking service such as or bitly to cloak your Id and facebook doesn't recognize it and it goes out.

20 posts

Need VP to make BTL in Team Building #Leadership #Team Building #VersaPoints

8 months ago

Hi Jerry
I invest in a Builder bundle on Auto Delivery, and Usually buy at least one S-Builder Coop and then fill in with extra TCredits to bid in auctions and play games. It varries little from month to month depending on how many VP's I have an how many I need. Basically you need 5 PSA's and 3000 VP's to attain BTL.

What ever you decide to do it is worth it to make BTL.

Good luck,

18 posts

Where You Once An Inactive SFI Affiliate and Now A Team Leader? in Miscellaneous

8 months ago

Hello Tommie
I first joined in 2011 looked at SFI couldn't make heads or tails out of it. I bought a couple of S-Builder packs built a small team of20 or 30 nobody did anything. Back then the Launch Pad was there but hard to find. My sponsor did nothing to help, in fact since then I have never received a single email from him. A few years ago I was assigned a new Co-Sponsor and started receiving emails from him, that kept my interest up but I still didn't do anything. I believe it was last summer SFI cleaned up it's affiliate page and added the rocket ship making it easier to find the Launch Pad. My Co-Sponsor suggested I read some lessons. So Last October I did and it was like a light bulb went off. Making the Launch Pad easier to find made all the difference in the world. I started reading and learning, and then started reading the Forum posts. Soon I started developing a team and got more excited.

I am still searching for some team members to get excited enough to follow me. I may have to build a team of a thousand or so to find a couple but if that is what it takes so be it.

Best of luck
Vern Rudolph

14 posts

Who became an ECA without having any stock? in Getting Started #ECA #Sales #TripleClicks

8 months ago

Hello Steve,
If you don't have product of your own to sell, I believe, you can list items out of
Triple Clicks to sell.
If I am wrong I am sure someone will correct me. :-)

Best of luck
Vern Rudolph

12 posts

Can I expand SFI prospects beyond my initial borders? in Getting Started #Marketing #PSA #TripleClicks

9 months ago

Congratulations on thinking for new ways to sponsor, You have no limits where you can recruit from. SFI Is truly a global business. Go get them Ephraim a nd good luck.

Vern Rudolph

15 posts

You can Start even now in Getting Started #E365 #Leadership

9 months ago

Hello Gabriel,
Very well put. I have found over my life time that those that believe in God do well, there are some that don't that also do well. But it is my personal belief that those that succeed have a good relationship with their God. You are correct the bible mentions a few time In God's time not yours.
Keep the faith and I'll see you at the top.

Vern Rudolph

1 post

New prisebonder action. in Getting Started #Pricebenders

9 months ago

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11 posts

Has anyone tried this? in Marketing #Marketing

9 months ago

Hello Connie
I use an auto responder to build a list of interested people. It is a double opt in system, so you stay compliant with spam laws. I advertise on safelist, traffic exchanges and purchase traffic all to build traffic to my auto responder then let that sell the people on SFI.

I like using S-Builder Coop but unfortunately I cannot build a list from that. I want to build my list as large as I can because not everyone, for some reason, is interested in SFI and I may have something else they find more to their liking.

I don't know it that helps you or not.

9 posts

Returned to SFI in United States #Getting Started

9 months ago

Hello Ron,
Welcome back. I too took a little time before I got started. I joined in 2011 and didn't do anything until last Oct. I am building my team and loving every minute of it.

I had a friend one time tell me "There aint nothin to it, just gotta do it"
Good luck.
Vern Rudolph

13 posts

Learning is the Beginning of Wealth in Getting Started #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

9 months ago

Hello Carl
You couldn't be more correct. One of the biggest problems I read in the forum is how to activate inactive PSA's. After a little soul searching I realized when I first joined I was inactive for about 5 years. I would login just enough to keep my account. It was last October I really read some of the Launch Pads and realized what I was missing. That got me to thinking I would be willing to bet that is why so many new members are inactive today. So what I did was compose a little note I send to any new PSA that has earned any VP's at all. I figure they are at least interested enough to do that much maybe they could use a little help. It explains a little about VP and how to earn them but also makes a point of reading the material. It has seemed to help a bit, I use a tracking link to track how many new members look at My Team Leadership Page, and noticed a sharp increase of the number of people that actually read that now.

Here is what I send them.
Welcome and Congratulations name

Hi name
I wanted to take just a minute to personally welcome you to SFI and congratulate you on earning XXX VP's. As you will soon find out, almost everything done in SFI Is predicated on VP (Versa Point} totals.

Your first goal as an SFI affiliate is to reach the EA (Executive Affiliate) level. At EA Level is when the fun begins because you start earning shares of the profit sharing. You can earn VP's by playing games, bidding on auctions in PriceBenders, doing your daily tasks (turning red tabs green) and buying and selling items from Triple Clicks. You can earn more points by filling out your profile.

A phrase you will hear a lot from me is to READ, LEARN and DO. I believe that is the main reason a lot of people fail in SFI before they even start because they don't learn what to do. Reading and Learning the Launch Pad Lessons will explain everything to you. Reading the Forum posts is another good way to learn. Doing those 3 simple steps, especially at the start of your SFI career, will go a long way toward your success.

Of course, any time time you have a question drop me an email, I appreciate hearing from my team members.

Remember - Read, Learn and Do,
my name
I replace the XXX with the number of VP's they have earned so far and the URL for My leadership page.
Feel free to use this and change it any way you think it may help.

All the best,
Vern Rudolph

719 posts

Localvantia Pre-Launch! in SFI News #Sales #TripleClicks #VersaPoints

9 months ago

I have been in sales and it would be a big benefit if we could tell the stores how many affiliates are in their area when we are selling the idea to them.. So they can get an idea of how much extra draw of customers they will get. I'm trying to make it easier to sell the idea to merchants.

Other than that It sounds like a great opportunity. I'm on board.

Vern Rudolph

12 posts

Which is the best platform to advertise SFI gateway in Marketing #Team Building

10 months ago

There must be hundreds of ways to advertise your gateways. Your own web site, blog, Safe list ads, Traffic Exchanges, buying traffic, do an internet search for free advertising sites. I just got dizzy thinking of all the ways you can advertise :-)

Honestly, when I first started I didn't know either. But I had to learn. I have even found a couple of ECA's that sell traffic at very reasonable rates. Of course each different method has it's own little quirks as to how to setup ads and so on. Don't be afraid to look around you'll be surprised at what you will find.

Best of luck to you.
Vern Rudolph

13 posts

Help in Getting Started #Getting Started

10 months ago

Congratulations on your first child, there is nothing better awaiting you that to watch him/her grow. The absolute most important thing I have learned is to Read, Learn and Do.

The biggest failure I see most people make is that they don't read the Launch Pad Lessons. Therefore they don't know what to do or how to get started. That has become my mantra for my team Read, Learn and Do. Read all the lessons more that once if necessary. Learn what you have to do and how. Then go out and do it.

Unfortunately it will take some time, but depending how hungry you are and how dedicated you are you can do it and succeed.

The best of luck to you,
Vern Rudolph

8 posts

How can I manage my two jobs & suceed at both? in Miscellaneous

10 months ago

Hello Erlynn,
That is a good question and easier to solve than to actually do. But it can be done quite well and efficiently. The first thing is to keep in mind this is a business and will take some time. At the bare minimum reserve time to do your daily tasks every day.

So scheduling your time will be important. Time for your full time job, time for your children and husband if you have those.

Set up Auto Delivery of the Builders Bundle. That way your team will continue to grow each month and you will receive TCredits to bid on Auctions, purchase products and play games. Then all that is left is to send newsletters to your team as often as you can to keep them engaged in the business. There is no doubt that it is a formidable task to keep a career and family running and then adding another business takes almost super human effort. My hat is off to you.

Always keep you eye on your goal and in ten years and I have confidence you will succeed.

All the very best to you,
Vern Rudolph

49 posts

Daily Winnings have come down Substantially? in Miscellaneous

10 months ago

Instead of number of times I win one contest or another I concentrate on building a strong team. Contests are fun winning the Daily grand is exciting but ultimately will not increase your team strength.

That is my 2 cents worth.

Wishing you all the success you deserve,
Vern Rudolph

39 posts

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

10 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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 months 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 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 months ago

I have to agree with Lise B the link you are looking for is

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 months 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

11 months 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.