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Donald K.

United States

E365 Runner Up
Gold Fast-Track
Posts: 445 | Followers: 212 | Joined SFI: Sep 27, 2015

7 posts

Non-Designated Diamond Option now Functional in Ask Gery #Team Building

12 days ago

Hi Zlatan,

In regards to your DD status, and badge, is it possible that you have dropped out of your sponsor's top 5?
The new rules put out last year state that SFI will decide who will be DD based on 3 rules as stated here:
How does the Designated Diamond program work?

Rule #3 states:
If an affiliate's sponsor has more than five Team Leaders on his/her first level, at the end of the month, the affiliate will need to be in the top five, based on rank (with most VersaPoints for the month used as the tiebreaker, if needed) to be a Designated Diamond for the upcoming month.

Might be a good idea to talk to your sponsor to find out where you stand.
Just a thought.....

Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.

4 posts

Missing Key Codes in Marketing #Marketing #Rewardical #Team Building

29 days ago

Hey y'all,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday.
Merry Christmas to those that celebrate, and I wish everyone a very prosperous New Year.

That being said, on to the topic at hand.
By now most everyone is familiar with the use of key codes in advertising. Those that aren't, it is a simple method used to track the activity of our ads. You can learn more here:
"KEY CODES: How can I track my advertising? How do I use key codes?"

I use key codes in all of my advertising. I use, and rotate my Gateways, along with the key codes on a regular basis, depending on my results.
Anyone that does this, as most of us do, will know that SFI does a great job of sending out a notification email each and every time someone signs up through one of our ad campaigns, and the email always includes the key code from which the signup originates. With the exception of one, Rewardicals signups.
I use both Rewardical Gateways in my ad campaigns, and have received several signups along the way. But I have no clue where they came from. No key code has ever been listed in any of my notifications.

Now, I know that I may have put out an ad without a key code long ago, before I realized just how important it is to track ads, but I have ramped up the campaigns, with key codes, and it will be hard to convince me that they all signed up from the first set of ads, most of which were posted before Rewardical even got started.

Am I the only one that has noticed this?
Are these signups a gift from corporate, or am I missing something?

Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.

11 posts

How to answer questions with incorrect choices for the answers? in Eager Zebra #Eager Zebra

about 1 month ago

I have the Merriam/Webster Dictionary app on my phone, which is a free download. There are 2 versions of this app. I use the one that also has the Thesaurus built in.
This is a very handy tool when playing Hidden.

Don Kepple

284 posts

IMPORTANT MEMO FOR ALL SFI SPONSORS in SFI News #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

about 1 month ago

What's the #1 reason people join SFI, or any other internet marketing group, in this day and age?
A very common question I am asked by new signups is;
"How do I make money here?"
I know when I first joined, my 1st thought was "Show me the money".
So... why not?
Lead in with a condensed version of the comp plan. Give "example" earnings that are "possible" with each Team Leader rank. And then.....
"Here's how you take advantage of this..."
Perhaps somewhere along the way they can be instructed that they will only have access to training materials and upline support, once they verify they have read the 1st 2 or 3 pages. This would cut down on the communications.

In my opinion, it would show us those that are truly interested.

Just a thought
Donald K..

27 posts

The Best Way To Recruit: My Story in Team Building #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi David,

George is indeed an incredible man.
I don't know him, personally, and I am not in his downline. However, I do subscribe to many of his newsletters.
For those that don't know, his newsletters go indepth to teach free advertising methods, as well as where to use them.
He also teaches how to write successful emails, how to use them in a sequence, and when to use them.
The work he does with Walter N. is equally impressive. I subscribe to many of Walter's newsletters as well. Walter teaches, very extensively I might add, how to sell Tripleclicks products.

Both of these gentlemen, between building a team, and tending to their own TC/Rewardical stores, somehow find the time to put these lessons together, and send them out to all those that are interested, FOR FREE.

You're relationship with George is indeed special, and shows a great example to all here of what personal, face to face recruiting, can do for the success of a team.

Coffee with your sponsor, or future business partner? Yes please.
(Glecy P., I'll keep a pot ready for you. LOL)

Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.

14 posts

PRM now joins my team ! in Team Building #Team Building

2 months ago


We should all love the way this system works for us.
I see all too often folks complaining that they are not able to contact their PRM's.
This just goes to show that the emails sent out by SFI work very well.

Congrats to you.
Donald K.

10 posts

We missed 5 VPs! in Miscellaneous #Contests #VersaPoints

3 months ago

Hello sir,

I agree that the Spin-n-Win feature was great for earning free VP every month.
However, there are many ways to generate VP FOR FREE simply by following the great training that SFI provides.
Check this out: 12+ Ways You Can Earn Versapoints For Free

If that's not enough, did you know that spending 1 T-Credit will earn you 10 Rewardicals? 10 Rewardicals can be exchanged for 3 VP. That means that 2 T-Credits are worth 6 VP.

Can't afford T-Credits?
Did you know that you can earn Rewardicals FOR FREE simply by referring new members, whether they are PRM's (Personally Referred Members), or Affiliates, that buy products, participate in auctions, and play EZ Games. My free advertising brings in several new members each and every month.
Oh, you can even be rewarded with FREE Rewardicals simply by playing some of the EZ Games FOR FREE. Hidden is a good example of this.

While the Spin-n-Win program (Which should be viewed for what it was, a FREE BONUS that was offered by the good folks at corporate to entice folks to read the newsletter put out each month.), may be a thing of the past, I think it's safe to say that greater things are on the horizon.

In the meantime, what we do with our own efforts, could make all the difference in the world.
Think about it.

Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.

10 posts

Turn the clock back in Miscellaneous

3 months ago

Hi Sonja,

I'm in the same time zone as SFI.
Our clocks change on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m.

Donald K.

11 posts

Improvements to the Co-Op in Suggestion Box #PSA #Team Building

3 months ago

Hi Janet,

I like the idea of a "Pause" button.

I've worked with many of the ECAs myself, and I know that each is assigned, by Tripleclicks, a specific key code.
For those that are new, it is the same key code we enter into the co-op manager when we use this ECA for the co-op.

This, to me, brings up the question: Are these ECA's stuck with this key code, or is it possible for them to change it at the request of the customer?
IF this is a possibility, then we should be able to send an email to the ECA to request a key code change on a specific order.
That way our other co-ops can go undisturbed.
Is this possible? We'll need some experts to weigh in on this, as I have not personally tried it.

Just a thought...
Donald K.

14 posts

What sort of a person are you? in Getting Started #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

4 months ago

Hi Antony,

When I was a teenager, I used to love visiting with my elderly neighbor. We would sit and play cribbage for hours, sipping on his wife's homemade lemonade, all the while talking about everything, and nothing.

One day, as we were playing, this very question came up. He pointed to my glass of lemonade, and asked what I thought. Is it half full, or half empty?

I was always taught to be an optimist, therefore I pointed out that the glass was half full. His response took me by complete surprise.

He said, and I quote;
"What if I told you that both answers are wrong, and I can prove it?"
I was a very curious teenager. I always loved learning new things. And I had a feeling that what he was about to tell me would stick with me the rest of my life. I was not disappointed. His words were truly profound, and his concept has been one that I have lived by all my life.

This is what I learned;
Take any container you like. Fill it to any point with whatever material you want. Step back and take a look at it, then tell me what you see.
In your case, it's gold coins filled with delicious chocolate. In my case it was lemonade.
What you see is what you get, right? Eh......not so much. At least not in this case.
You see folks, it took 15 minutes of rigorous debate with my old friend before he convinced me that it is what you DON'T see in the container that makes all the difference. It is what you DON'T see, that keeps the container forever full.

Think about that a moment.
I believe that the container is always full, and I can prove it, if you'll answer one question for me.
"What's the one element on this earth that fills every single minute void around us?"

It fills our lives as it fills the container.
Take a minute to breathe.

Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.

I love that you brought up this subject. Below is one of my favorite memes. I've used the context of it in conversations with friends. It generates a lot of questions.

12 posts

How to find the previous prices won in the Astro Auctions? in Astro Auctions #PSA

4 months ago

Hi Biljana,

If you open the "Flight Log" you will see all of the past auctions, and the winning bids.
You can scroll through multiple pages. This makes it a lot easier to determine your own bid.

Just a note;
If you bid enough, you will become VIP, and the info is provided to you automatically.

Hope that helps,
Good Luck
Donald K.

8 posts

Question in Getting Started #Team Building

4 months ago

Hello Munkaila,

As with any business, there are never any guarantees of success, unless you, yourself, create them.
At SFI, or even any brick and mortar business, yes, it is wise to invest a bit of cash, but I believe that it is equally important to invest a bit of yourself in your business as well.
What I mean by that is this; It takes time, dedication, sometimes a little sweat, and working capital, to make a business grow.
Anyone at SFI that is willing to put in the time, and dedicate themselves to learning the business, and making use of the many tools that are given to us, can make a great living, and become successful, without ever spending a dime of your own money.
If you click on the "Training Tab" above, you'll find that the 2 most important proponents for success at SFI, are grouped together under one link at the very top of the page;
Generating Sales & Signing Up Members

If you go through some of the training, and keep visiting the Forum, you should be able to rise fairly quickly.

Hope that helps a bit.
Donald K.

9 posts

Winning price of AA is more than MSPs! in Astro Auctions #Astro Auctions #Rewardical #TCredits

5 months ago

Hello sir,

Here's how I see it;

If you buy a 300 pack of T-Credits, as an affiliate, from Tripleclicks, WITHOUT auto-delivery, the cost is $96. Your cost, when you break it down, is $0.32 USD per T-Credit. (You'll see the relevance of this in a moment. Stick with me here.)

Let's go to an Astro-Auction, shall we?
We're going to bid on that 300 T-Credit pack, and our bid is 340 T-Credits. (One of your numbers.)
340 T-Credits, at a cost of $0.32 each (as noted above) = $108.80. A difference of $12.80 more than the original cost of $96.

Let's go back to the first part for a moment, because this is important.
If you go to the TC store and buy a 300 T-Credit pack for $96, but you had that extra $12.80 set aside for a few extra T-Credits, you could buy 6 singles, at a cost of $11.94. (6 x $1.99)
What I'm saying is, if you go to TC with $108.80, with the sole purpose of buying T-Credits, you will have 306 T-Credits at the end of your transaction. And you can forget that $0.32 per credit that I mentioned earlier. Your cost is now $0.355 per T-Credit.

Well, we're about to launch, so let's get back to our auction, shall we?
As luck would have it, our bid is a winner!!!! You just won 300 T-Credits at a discount price of 340 T-Credits.
Wait, what?

Let me start by saying that, as I went through the rules, I saw nothing there that said that the winner is exempt from receiving Constellation Prizes. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.)

That being said, if your winning bid is 340 TC, and you earmarked 340 TC for Constellation Prizes, not only will you receive the 300 pack, but you will also gain no less than 3400 Rewardical Tokens.
3400 RT is exchangeable for an additional 44 T-Credits. (Use the handy slide tool on the Rewardical site, under the “Redeem Rewardicals” tab, to confirm this.)
So now, your winning bid of 340 TC, has gained you 344 TC in return. Your cost is now $0.316 per T-Credit.

Oh, did I mention the many additional Constellation prizes that can be won?
Still think you're losing money?
You decide.

Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.

20 posts

Banner ads in Marketing #Marketing #Team Building

5 months ago

Hi Milena,

I think I can help you clear this up a little.
Check out this post I did a couple of months ago. It goes into detail on how to post banners on this type of site.

With text ads, you just need to be creative. Take short snippets of the wording available in the Marketing Aids. Then add your link.

I hope this helps a bit.
Stay Blessed
Donald K.

19 posts

Hit Tracking Results in Marketing

5 months ago

Hi Laura,

Is it possible that you may have used one of the PPA links in these particular ad campaigns?
The link would look like this:

As opposed to this:
For the FREE Gateway.

Just a thought.
Donald K.

8 posts

Can I use RT Reedemed PSA in Team Coop in Team Building #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

5 months ago


I'd like to add a little something here, if I may.
I am opted in at 50% in Opti-Build. I have 2 DD's on my team.
For those that are new, this means that 2 members of my team will split 50% of all of the new PSAs that I bring in. I will receive the remaining 50%. (You can learn how to qualify for Opti-Build HERE.)
However, it's been my experience, that if I set up a co-op, the co-op will always take precedence, and will be fulfilled before the rest are distributed through the Opti-Build program. (I cannot say that this is the norm. I can only attest to the fact that this is how it has worked for me.)

Is this the norm?
What's your experience?

Donald K.

8 posts

Can I use RT Reedemed PSA in Team Coop in Team Building #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

5 months ago


You can most definitely use them in your co-op. Any PSA you recruit can be set up in a co-op.
Just make sure you use the proper Key Code.
I haven't used that particular feature yet, so I can't attest to 1104 being the correct Key Code. I thought I read somewhere that it was 1105 coming out of the Rewardical exchange. Best to do some research.
Just sayin'...

Sidebar for those that don't know:
There are those that may argue that the use of certain Key Codes is forbidden.
Based on this note, found on the Co-op page;
"NOTE: You can choose any number for your ad-based Key Codes, EXCEPT codes numbered 1100 through 1199, 1200, and 1300, which are reserved for SFI corporate use."
Don't let that sway you. All this means is that you cannot use them in your personal ads. But you CAN use them in the co-op if the PSAs come from SFI, Tripleclicks, or an ECA listed within Tripleclicks.

For those that are not certain how to set up a team co-op, simply click on Tools/Team Building/Co-op Manager/Start a new co-op. Enter the Key Code you wish to use. Enter a short description. (This is for your own reference.) Then designate either Shares or Signups. Then : Create New Co-op. (I use Signups, as this allows me to designate how many PSAs will go to each member within my co-op.)
On the next page you will be able to add each participant by affiliate ID#, as well as the number of signups you wish to designate to each one.

I hope this helps a bit.
Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.

34 posts

Achieving EA status on July 30th or August 1st? in Getting Started

6 months ago

Hi Fadel,

With the new comp plan in place, we all know that the only purpose of VP is to determine rank within the company. Therefore most will say that attaining your rank at the end of the month is the perfect scenario. After all, who needs all those extra VP anyway, right?
Many may not agree with this, and that's okay, but I've always felt it best to gain my rank around the 1st of every month.
Here's why;

1st, I've always been a firm believer that if we want an active, and successful team, we, as team leaders, must lead by example. What does it say to the rest of my team if I hold out til the last day, and something happens to prevent me from advancing to my previous rank?

2nd, I'm a Silver Team Leader. I need 4000 VP to retain my rank. Easy enough, as I have the means to do this on the 1st of the month with my auto-delivery, and my Rewardicals. By the end of each month, I usually accumulate another 1000 VP, or a little more. Right now, I have 5090 VP. (I think it's important to note that the requirement for GTL is 5000 VP.)
Fact is, I like to think ahead. And with good reason.
You see, my goal for this year is to reach GTL by the end of the year. The requirements include;
3 PSAs, 2 of which must be STL or above, as well as 5000 VP.
As you can see, I already have the VP covered. My incentive for this is the fact that I have 2 BTLs on my team. Both of which could become STL at any time.
Like I said, I like to think ahead.

Don't get me wrong, not everyone will have this same scenario. I'm merely using it as an example of why I think it's important to plan ahead every month.
As to your question, 1st or last of the month? I choose the 1st.
In response to this, and I quote;
"Note: He might not be an EA again the next month!"
End quote.
There are multiple ways to go EA, as listed here;
I'm willing to bet a dollar that HE will retain his EA status for many months to come.

Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.

5 posts

How to sell in tripleclicks? in Sales #Sales #TripleClicks

6 months ago


There are many ways to sell products. Advertising is just one of them.
To see what SFI recommends, go to the Marketing tab above, and click on Marketing Methods;

I hope that helps a bit.
Donald K.

12 posts

Traffic Exchanges in Getting Started #Getting Started #Marketing #Sales

6 months ago

Mary, I'm with you on this one.
In my opinion, TE's are a great, idle time, advertising resource. Basically, you have to view many other websites, on a set timer (Time is set by the site. Could be anywhere from 5 to 30 seconds, or more, per view.), in order to earn credits for your ad views. It's free advertising, but it takes time. That's all I'm sayin'..
Keep in mind that all of them will offer a paid version as well. Simply pay for your credits, and let the site deliver the traffic.
I like using TE's any time I'm testing a new ad.
Here's why;
I have found that a lot of internet newcomers, at some point, will end up on many of these sites. Always searching for that next shiny object. Those that are serious will sign up to SFI, the Crown Jewel of shiny objects. Just sayin'....
Pro's; I get signups from them.
Con's; Surfing takes time.

For the best definition of a Traffic Exchange, I like what Wikipedia has to say here;

Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.

7 posts

I Think The Ability To Talk To Other... in Suggestion Box #Leadership #Marketing #Team Building

6 months ago

Hi Steve,

I'm going to get just a little off track here for a moment.
I've noticed that A2A has been under maintenance for quite some time now. A2A, as we all know gave us all a limited connection to a select few affiliates, not on our team.
Here's what I see:
SFI is growing at an alarming rate. Is it possible that A2A simply got overwhelmed with too many requests?
Or, and this is just speculation on my part, is it possible that A2A was beginning to open up too many pathways to cross solicitation between teams?
My guess would be the latter. Cross solicitation can be a huge detriment to a company like SFI as too many newcomers can easily be led astray by the "Next Shiny Object".

Just my opinion.
Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.

14 posts

Free Advertising for Beginners (Part 2) in Marketing #Getting Started #Leadership #Marketing

6 months ago

You are welcome to use every bit of it. After all, I found it in the Marketing Aids section.
The only difference is that I created the headline, which you are welcome to use as well.
I posted the link to part one. You can find it in this thread.

14 posts

Free Advertising for Beginners (Part 2) in Marketing #Getting Started #Leadership #Marketing

6 months ago

In case you missed the 1st part, it was on Banners. Here is the link:

I hope this helps everyone.

Donald K.

14 posts

Free Advertising for Beginners (Part 2) in Marketing #Getting Started #Leadership #Marketing

6 months ago

Solo (Email) Ads

Hey y'all,
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, or night. (Don't wanna leave anyone out.)

I sent the most amazing email, solo ad yesterday pertaining to NGRQ.
Many of you may not be aware that in our Marketing Aids, there is already a text ad that relates to this very subject. It is long enough to be used as an email and describes NGRQ perfectly.
Check this out:
I used this headline:
Don't Fall for Get Rich Quick Schemes
“Dear Potential Business Owner:

If you are like me, you've searched the Internet over and wasted lots of time and money with "get rich quick" businesses that turned out to be schemes. I've always wanted to start my own business that was LEGITIMATE and HONEST (and not a "pie in the sky" fairy tale). Well, I did it! I've officially started my own home business as an affiliate with SFI (Strong Future International). Here are some of the reasons why I decided to go with SFI:

* Their parent company has been around since 1985.
* It's free to get started.
* They're in over 200 countries worldwide.
* You can do everything from home on your computer.
* 24-hour support.
* Free training and free Website.
* They're growing rapidly and there's lots of money to be made.

There's nothing to lose and everything to gain here, including more time with your family and more money in your wallet. It's well worth looking at SFI and investing in your future with us. For more information, see [your gateway here]”

This has already gained a lot of attention since I mailed it. And it was sent on a Free Ad site!!
Here's how:
Find a Free ad site by looking for Safelists, Text ad sites, or any site that will accept email ads.
Make sure you look for Promo Codes to use, you will receive more mailing credits that way, and you will be able send your email to more people.
If they offer you a free solo ad, use it, as these are more widely viewed by the members.
It's easy to do. Find the link that says Setup ads, or Send Email, and follow the steps provided.
Click send, and watch the results. And don't forget to use Key Codes in your gateway links. That way you can see your performance.

SFI's text ads are amazing, and can be used in a great many ways, but we'll dive into that another time.

Y'all Stay Blessed
Donald K.

19 posts

Can I increase my rank using Rewardicals? in Getting Started #Getting Started #Rewardical #Team Building

7 months ago

Hi Raymond,

Absolutely you can. As long as you meet the rest of the requirements, you won't have any trouble at all.
I use mine for this purpose every month.

Best of luck to you.
Success is at hand.
Donald K.