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Jeannine G.

United States

E365 Champion
Gold Fast-Track
Posts: 807 | Followers: 349 | Joined SFI: Nov 7, 2013

13 posts

how can i motivate merchant to join? for localvantia in Marketing #Localvantia

5 days ago

Below is a link to the announcement on Localvantia. If you read the entire announcement you will realize that Localvantia is currently in pre-launch and we should not be contacting merchants at this time.


54 posts

Is PAID advertising really better than FREE advertising? in Miscellaneous

8 days ago

I teach piano in my private piano studio and have done this for over 30 years. Early on I learned that word of mouth advertising was far superior to advertising that I had paid for. Most of the advertising I had purchased produced no business for me. When I started teaching, all of my students came to me through word of mouth advertising and this continued to be my major source of students and performance opportunities.

25 posts

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds... in Miscellaneous

10 days ago

Hello Tommie,

Thanks for your response. From what you state in your post, the free advertising that you do works so well that it doesn't really matter whether you track it or not; you are actually saving time by using it to post more ads instead of working with a complicated spread sheet or some other method to track your ads. I hope I have understood you correctly.

Is the link tracker connected to your ad sites or is it the Hit Tracker available to us here on the SFI site?

From what you say, free advertising is more successful than paid advertising! This is really good to know!

Thanks for the information you post on the Forum!

25 posts

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds... in Miscellaneous

11 days ago

Thanks for your post, Tommie! I have read posts by other highly successful Team Leaders who promote free advertising; I don't remember if they made mention of tracking their ad results.

Some of the ad tracking methods I have read about seem quite complicated. Perhaps there is more than one way to approach advertising!

It's great to have Gold Team Leaders sharing their methods!

18 posts

Will SFI be airing any Television Promos in the neare future? in Ask Gery #Localvantia #Marketing #Sales

13 days ago

There are channels that a very popular among retirees ... we call it nostalgia TV ... it works and does not cost as much as main stream TV ... community churches often air promos


Hello Jan,

Where is "nostalgia TV " aired? Are these channels on cable?

18 posts

Will SFI be airing any Television Promos in the neare future? in Ask Gery #Localvantia #Marketing #Sales

13 days ago

About eight years ago I was involved with an MLM company that wanted to improve its exposure to acquire more members and customers. This company used the services of a man who had produced successful television advertisements for smaller companies for many years. I also remember that this man was in his late seventies or early eighties. We were given the option of contributing aproximately $65.00 toward the cost of producing this advertisement and in return we were to receive a portion of the sign-ups and sales, the details of which I can't remember.

There was much anticipation while we waited for the production of this advertisement before it ran. Unfortunately, the outcome was not what had been expected and no one really benefited from it. I had not contributed because of a tight budget and because I was skeptical about the outcome. I don't believe anyone watches regular television commercials much anymore, especially the younger generation. From what I have learned, much of the advertising is now done on the Internet and TV advertising is dying.

46 posts

Planning On Opting Out For 6 Months, Need New Sponsor. in Ask Gery #PSA #Sponsor #Team Building

16 days ago

I hope that special consideration can be given for cases of illness and emergency circumstances. One minute a person can be functioning fine but the next minute could be experiencing a medical emergency, an accident or become incapacitated or unconscious or have some other unforeseen and unplanned circumstance affect them. How can a person plan ahead in these cases to put his business on vacation mode? Even with that, the active sponsor policy may still come in to play and remove an Affiliate's PSAs from them. For these reasons I am not overly enthusiastic about the new active sponsor policy. I would like to think that once we have PSAs on our Team they are there permanently unless one of us opts out.

8 posts

Labor Day! in United States

19 days ago

Thank you for your post, Fran;

I hope you are having an enjoyable Labor Day weekend!

The hurricane in Texas did terrible damage! After almost a week I finally heard from my friends on a ranch in Refugio; communications were down. She told me that she has no words to describe the devastation from this storm! Thankfully they are safe, but there is much destruction around them!

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable and relaxing Labor Day weekend!

20 posts

Helping your CSA?? good or bad in Team Building #CSA #Getting Started #Team Building

19 days ago

Hello Igor,

There is a tab at the top of your Geneology list for TCredits, it is second from last on the right side. Just click on this tab; your geneology page will refresh and on the far right side of every name in your Geneology you will see Transfer TCredits. Click on Transfer TCredits and you can send a Member of your Team up to 10 TCredits.

As far as I know, 10 TCredits is the most we can send to any one of our Team Members.

Giving TCredits to a Team Member is a very nice and useful gift to help them get started or as a reward for their activity! I have done this and my Team Members appreciate my gift.

32 posts

What Do You Think Of Localvantia in Sales #Localvantia

24 days ago

Hello Susan,

I do most of my work from my I-phone; all my photos for Localvantia are taken with my phone and uploaded to the pre-registration form on my i-phone's Safari browser. Would it work for you to do it this way? It would be a shame for you to miss out on this opportunity!

9 posts

Why is my TripleClicks MasterCard delayed? in Compensation #Compensation

25 days ago

Hello Sunday,

When I ordered my Payoneer card it was delayed and I contacted SFI Support. I was given an 800 number to call Payoneer to find out what the problem was. What I found out was that I had failed to open an e-mail from Payoneer asking me for additional details. I sent the necessary information to Payoneer and very soon after that I received my Payoneer Card. If you contact Payoneer I am sure you will be able to recieve your card as soon as Payoneer is given all the necessary information.

44 posts

Thoughts and Prayers in Miscellaneous

27 days ago

Hello Kevin,

You and the people of Texas are in my prayers. I have friends who live on a ranch in Refugio and from what I can tell, Refugio is within the region that was directly hit by this hurricane. I have tried to contact them but have not been successful. I certainly hope and pray that they are safe and out of danger. From the news I have seen, this hurricane has been devastating! I pray that you will be safe and out of harms way.

5 posts

Help me understand the role of the merchant.. in Marketing #Localvantia #Marketing

about 1 month ago

Hello Ogwang,

Here is the information: news.sfimg.com/2017/06/14/localvantia-pre-launch/

Localvantia is in Pre-launch now and the details are not available yet. All we are doing now is pre-registration. Take a photo of the store front and submit it with the information on the pre-registration form. Merchants will decide on participation at a later date.

5 posts

SFI Compensation is greater than $250 Class Clash in Compensation

about 1 month ago

I agree with you, Jelena; I have seen Clash Cash advertised on Facebook in a way which can be understood as misleading.

Personally, I don't advertise using Clash Cash as a hook because Clash Cash is a chance to win and is not something that can be promised to everyone. I also figure that those joining to win Clash Cash won't stay long for the long term benefits of this opportunity.

28 posts

What is an effective response? in Team Building #Leadership #PSA #Team Building

about 1 month ago

I think this PSA may be asking you to do everything for him/her. How can we as Sponsors walk a new PSA through the training when SFI has a system to guide the new Affiliate? I followed the step by step system that SFI gave me to follow, however, I can't remember exactly how it was done. Sounds to me like your new PSA will have to share all the messages and communications with you that they have received from SFI in order for you to walk them through everything, step by step; you just got a job as an instructor! I may be seeing this all wrong, but I thought sponsors were supposed to give guidance and answer questions and concerns! Some sponsors aren't even available for one reason or another.

I would suggest that you tactfully tell your new PSA to follow the messages from SFI and read the Launchpad Lessons and the information under Getting Started. Tell them that you will be available to answer their questions or concerns.

4 posts

To make "No Answers" alive? in Marketing #ECA #PSA #Team Building

about 1 month ago

(Thread was removed due to forum protocol violations, toxicity, or obsolescence)

20 posts

I'm in Opti-Build for 100%, how will my PSA's be distributed? in Team Building

about 1 month ago

If you want to participate in Opti-Build but are not a DD, I would assume the next best thing would be to set up a Team Co-op for your active PSAs and have your new PSAs distributed to them through your Co-op.

22 posts

What is your biggest challenge in the SFI Business and how can we prefer a solution to them? in Miscellaneous

about 1 month ago

I have some PSAs who respond to my welcome message and ask for direction. I give them guidance for starting by advising them to read a few Launchpad lessons each day, giving them the Getting Started link, explaining how to earn VP for Daily Actions and the importance of earning 10 or more VP each day without overwhelming them. In many cases these PSAs do not follow my guidance and do not show up on my Movers Tab.

I know that only a very small percentage of our PSAs will become active, so it doesn't bother me as I know we must continue to sponsor more PSAs until we find those who want to build a business. I do continue to send my Team Mail messages to all of my PSAs and also almost always to all of my CSAs.

22 posts

What is your biggest challenge in the SFI Business and how can we prefer a solution to them? in Miscellaneous

about 1 month ago

Hello Emmanuel,

You state that new Affiliates can't read beyond the introductory stage of the program. Is this because they can't read well, they can't read, they don't want to read or because it is difficult to read Englush because it is not their first language?

SFI has a well planned step-by-step system that guides a new Affiliate in their first month and beyond. I don't understand why it is so difficult to understand SFI's program unless the reason is that they just don't want to be bothered with learning the material.

19 posts

I need a virtual Visa debit card in Miscellaneous

about 1 month ago

Hello Benjamin,

I saw an ad for Net Spend a few years ago and ordered it but never used it. In fact, they recently sent me a new card to replace my old one. I don't know if this offer still applies, but when I ordered the Net Spend card the company stated that if you put $40.00 on your Net Spend card they will add $20.00 to your balance! I don't know if Net Spend can be used in Countries outside of the USA; if I find out I can let you know along with any more info.

10 posts

All You Need is Five in North America #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hello Melvin,

You are correct; with 5 active PSAs we can build a successful business here. Finding 5 active PSAs usually requires that we gain many PSAs through various methods; from Builder-Bundle, S-Builder Co-op, Bid & Build, PSAs To Go, paid advertising, free advertising or other methods available to us. I know from reading Forum Posts by some of the very successful Gold and Platinum Team Leaders that free advertising works very well! Sometimes just one or two active PSAs who are building their Teams will bring us a good income.

Some of the information you have regarding the requirements for acheiving Bronze Team Leader are incorrect and you may have read some outdated information most likely not on this site or in older Forum Posts. Over the past few months and years some of these requirements have changed. I have copied and pasted below the requirements for Bronze Team Leaders, some of which are easier than those you have posted:

BTL - Bronze Team Leader

A VIP title of recognition (commonly referred to as a BTL)

Qualifications (monthly):
• Minimum 3,000 VersaPoints (VP) (1,500 min from sales/purchases)
• Minimum (5) PSAs
• Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than 3 ratings)

Note that your 3,000 VP can include more than 1,500 VP from sales/purchases. (The previous requirement was a minimum 1,500 Action VP and the remainder of VP from Sales; this was changed about a year or more ago.)

Also note that it is not required that your 5 PSAs be Executive Affiliates. (wouldn't that be wonderful though if they are!)

So you can see it is easier to become a Bronze Team Leader now than under the previous requirements, though previously it was not required that your 5 PSAs must be Executive Affiliates. (Perhaps this was a requirement at some point before my time, more than 4 and a half years ago.)

The IAHBE Membership is no longer available. To answer Faizal's question, IAHBE was an online resource provided by SFI with information supplied by and collected from some of the early very successful Team Leaders in order to help Affiliates learn how to build their businesses. Also included were the success stories of some of the Platinum Team Leaders. I had IAHBE Membership for a short time and may not have accessed all the available information, thus it is possible I have not listed all the resources included in IAHBE. Some Affiliates considered IAHBE to contain outdated information no longer applicable in assisting with the development of our businesses today. I, for one, wish IAHBE was still available, even though some of it may be outdated.

I wish you much success in building your businesses!

28 posts

Can there be a longer time before Customers Rate ECAs? in ECA Program #ECA #Sales #TripleClicks

about 1 month ago

I read the reviews and see many that state the product hasn't arrived and the product/ECA is rated with only 3 stars and some of these reviews were made a year ago or more than a year ago! These reviews can make it difficult to decide on a purchase. I am not happy with these reviews either.

16 posts

How I discovered promoting advertising by accident... in Marketing #Marketing

about 1 month ago

Hello Tommy,

Are you saying that it is easier to earn by promoting advertising sites? I think I have observed this as well as I have worked on my advertising. Thanks for your post on advertising and what you have learned through your experience!

68 posts

Changing the sponsor in Ask Gery #Sponsor

about 1 month ago

After reading these posts I want to share some of my thoughts on this matter.

I don't understand why some Affiliates begrudge the earnings their Sponsors receive from their activity and purchases in this business. Why not get busy and build your businesses rather than be upset that your Sponsor/Upline is benefitting from your work? If this is your attitude why even build your business - heaven forbid, your Sponsor may benefit from this!

There may be justifiable reasons why a Sponsor cannot always be as supportive as you may want them to be. Our Sponsors are not our employers or our bosses.

Many Affiliates are here as a result of their Sponsor's effort and investment! Some Affiliates would never have heard of SFI if it weren't for their Sponsors.

I feel very thankful that my Sponsor's efforts made it possible for me to become an SFI Affiliate!