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Steve L.

United States

E365 Champion
 
Posts: 205 | Followers: 120 | Joined SFI: Jan 17, 2017

5 posts
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How to submit pre-bid numbers Astro Auction? in Astro Auctions #Astro Auctions

4 days ago

Hi Ayesha,

I believe you mean what amount you should bid to win an Astro Auction. And if that is the case that is entirely up to you AND how many TCredits you are willing to bid. And that amount should be a number you have decided YOU ARE COMFORTABLE spending to get the item you are bidding on.

For example are you willing to bid 500 TCredits to get something you could buy for $10 in TripleClicks? Things like that are things you need to decide. You'll also need to decide how many TCredits of your bid you want to devote to Constellation Prizes awarded in the auction. You must always leave at least 1 TCredit towards winning Constellation Prizes involved in the auction so if you bid 100 TCredits and you leave 1 TCredit and DON'T win you will get 99 TCredits back AND win AT LEAST 10 Rewardicals and likely other prizes too! However if you win what you are bidding on you will NOT get your TCredits returned but you will win the item you bid on!

I strongly recommend you read the rules of Astro Auction

If you have questions after reading the rules PLEASE feel free to post them here in the forum and I believe you find a LOT better help.

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme!

4 posts
458 views

LOst on Vacation MOde in Miscellaneous #CSA #PSA

8 days ago

Hi Sulistyo,

I'm thinking this is more of a support issue... well for me it would be!

When I saw your headline I figured you had lost some days on your continuous streaks day on EZ games or something else. And that I could have helped you with but this I think you will get a much better answer by contacting SUPPORT

It is possible if you were on vacation for an extended period of time you might forfeit your PSAs & CSAs according SFI rules.
www.sfimg.com/Support/Solution?id=234018&referrer=search

But you should still contact support as their might be a way to figure something out.

BE WELL,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme!

26 posts
1281 views

I Cant win any auctions in Astro Auctions #Astro Auctions #Pricebenders

10 days ago

Hi Velinda,
Might I suggest a kind of formula I use when I REALLY want to win something ( it doesn't always work) but you'll get closer. I look at the retail cost. You can find that by clicking "i" button in the lower right hand corner of each auction. After I find the retail price I use these formulas:
If it's a "that would be nice to have" I multiply the retail by .15
If it's a "I really like that " I Multiply the retail by .25
If it's a "I want that" I Multiply the retail by .30
If it's a "I could USE that" I Multiply the retail by .40
If it's a "I can't live without that" I Multiply the retail by .50
SO... you let's say there is something that you think "that would be nice to have" and you click the "i" and see the retail price is $89.99. (If a price has cents in it I ALWAYS round up) so the retail price is $90 and MY formula says multiple the retail price by .15 so if we take 90 x .15 = 13.50 I take the 13.50 and round up to 14 and 14 is the number of TCredits I bid. Now lets say its something that "I can't live without that" again round 89.99 up to 90 and then multiply 90 x 50 and you get 45 so I'll bid 45 TCredits.

Here's the thing to keep in mind there are items you might want to use formula and add Tcredits to bid even higher. Remember the best price you can get TCredits for is, I think, $.29 cents so you may want to start with .29 at "that would be nice to have" and increase each category from there.

It will help you a lot to keep an eye on different auctions to see what things sell for. There can be large swings in winning bids I think I've seen something sell for as little as 120 TCs and the same thing sell for 380 TCs. A lot depends on who is bidding and the time of day the auction is taking place!

Hope all that makes sense if not let me and I'll try to explain it better. Also, remember those are MY guidelines, and I often ignore them and bid a lot more, or a lot less. You should ALWAYS do what is COMFORTABLE FOR YOU!



Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme

19 posts
804 views

Where do i sell TC products successfuly? in Marketing #Compensation #Marketing #TripleClicks

12 days ago

Hi biljana,



Actually I think it's more of a forum rule about not posting links in the Forum. I run a traffic exchange I put ads on and I also put ads on a LOT of other traffic exchanges and safelist mailers.

There are a LOT of places to advertise FREE just google "Where Can I Advertise For FREE" and start placing your ads.
It takes time to place ads I spend at least an hour a day and usually a LOT MORE. Placing 4 or 5 ads is not gonna get you regular sale I betting I place around a 100 a day.

I have a LOT of Notepad pages saved with ONE item I want to advertise so I open those pages and go to where I advertise and begin copying & pasting!

PLAN your advertising plan! What do you think will sell? Find products and post ads!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme

10 posts
559 views

The path to success in Miscellaneous #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

12 days ago

Hi Snezana,

Great... GREAT STUFF!

Visualization is massively important! Your brain will create what it believes! If you insist you are a millionaire your brain will begin taking steps to get you there! Ask ANY professional sports athlete how important visualization is and they will tell you. And most golfers will tell you visualization is the most important thing they do!

I'm also a BIG BELIEVER in daily affirmations (some call it self talk) EVERY morning when I get up I say OUT LOUD at least 5 times "I'm Happy, I'm Healthy (all things considered I'm a Pain Patient) and It's GREAT to BE ALIVE" I say the same thing when I go to bed!

And perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT THING to achieving success in ANYTHING is WRITING DOWN YOUR GOALS! Until YOU write them down they are just dreams, written down MAGIC HAPPENS they become GOALS! I also have pictures of the things I want on the refrigerator as motivation. And my list of goals are written down and stuck all over the place where I "run into them" all the time!

THANKS FOR THIS SNEZANA IT'S IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always Here's A Couple Motivational Memes

16 posts
1256 views

Importance of T-Time contest in Miscellaneous #Contests

17 days ago

Hi Keshav,

WELL DONE! SPOT ON and PITCH PERFECT!

Think I'm gonna have to steal your post... uh... well if that's OK with you...?

Seriously, I like well thought out and logical points people can not argue with and your post is FULL OF THEM!

Great GREAT STUFF KESHAV...!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme

3 posts
349 views

Rules To Live By... in Just For Fun

26 days ago

Hi All,

I have just discovered a new rule to live by!

If you are putting lids more than one item, Always... Always... ALWAYS put the lid on what can spill... FIRST!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme

18 posts
1699 views

Thought I Should Mention The Maverick Of The Senate in Miscellaneous

26 days ago

Just heard an AMAZING fact. The type of thing that makes someone wonder if there are coincidences in this life.

9 Years ago on August 25 2009 the exact same date the last Republican Lion of the Senate John McCain died the Last Democratic Lion of the Senate, Ted Kennedy died.

Never did believe in coincidences much...

18 posts
1699 views

Thought I Should Mention The Maverick Of The Senate in Miscellaneous

27 days ago

Thought I should mention that the WORLD lost both a Statesman and a Maverick.

John McCain died yesterday from brain cancer and the United States Senate lost its last Lion.

McCain was a different kind of politician he called it like he saw it and didn't much care who he might upset! He loved to explain, for a guy who finished 5th from the bottom in his class at The Naval Academy he lived a joyous life! That life was a life most would have never made it through. After graduating from the Naval Academy he was shot down and spent 5+ years as a prisoner of war, where he was tortured on an almost a daily basis.

After his released he continued his service to America by running and winning a seat in the House Of Representatives in 1982 (I think) and then in 1986 he ran for and won a seat in The Senate and was still serving America as a Senator when he died yesterday at the age of 81.

Many didn't realize that due to injuries he sustained during the war he was unable to lift his arms over his head, and since 1973 he was unable to comb his own hair.

Even those on the opposite side of the isle in American respected and looked to work with him as they tried to get things done in the Senate.

Today flags in America are flying at half staff as they should! America has lost a political giant with character that few in elected office can ever hope to match.

My condolences to the ENTIRE McCain family including his 106 year old Mother!

John McCain will be missed in America, and I suspect, ALL around the world!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier


Just A Remembrance Meme On This Post

11 posts
797 views

Equirries in Eager Zebra #Eager Zebra #Getting Started

about 1 month ago

Hi Munkaila,

You are able to earn Rewardicals in GM Poker & ZackJack by purchasing Matches and/or Moves you will also turn the EZ tab to Green by spending 1 TCredit on any of the EZ Games and for spending any TCredit you earn 10 Rewardicals!

Take a look, from the EZ Home Page...


Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always a Motivational Meme

15 posts
1191 views

R E S P E C T for Aretha Franklin, gone at 76 in Miscellaneous

about 1 month ago

Hi Eva,



THANKS for this!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme

15 posts
1191 views

R E S P E C T for Aretha Franklin, gone at 76 in Miscellaneous

about 1 month ago

Hi Stephen,



ANYTIME STEPHEN ANYTIME! Greatness should ALWAYS be acknowledged!

She will be missed!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme

15 posts
1191 views

R E S P E C T for Aretha Franklin, gone at 76 in Miscellaneous

about 1 month ago

Just wanted to mention that the Queen Of Soul passed away at age 76.

Rather than mourn too long I'm betting she'd wish we celebrate her life!
SO... here's a tune of Aretha's that is a feel good song!

youtu.be/Ip_pjb5_fgA

There are SO MANY to pick from but this one is my favorite!
Enjoy!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier



As Always a Motivational Meme

10 posts
1251 views

SFI Has Made ALL My Sales And Gave My PSAs The Incentives... in Marketing #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi T,

Co-Sign!

As Always words of wisdom... ALL should heed!

If folks would spend an hour a day posting FREE ads PROMOTING their SFI Business the changes would be astonishing!

Keep proving FREE WORKS!

And if I can ever help just say the word!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier


As Always A Motivational Meme! I think this fits!

18 posts
1482 views

Please can you explain to me how to post free ads in Getting Started #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi Charles,

One more thing that I think will help you a LOT with posting your ads. I'm sure you are familiar with the copy and paste function and that when you copy it goes to your "CLIPBOARD" and it will sit there until you copy something else, right? Well imagine a thing that would let you copy multiple things to your clipboard and they ALL would remain on your clipboard so you could post them anytime you want. That thing exists It's called a Clipboard Manager, so you could create a bunch of different ads and copy them to your, what I call "The Magic Clipboard Thingy" so you'd have a variety of different ads anytime you needed them ready to go with just a few taps!

Here's a link to an article that the author thinks is the TOP 10 CLIPBOARD MANAGERS I don't know your operating system but I'm fairly certain you'll be able to find one that will fit your operating system and that you like!

Personally I use DITTO but I'm on a PC that's running Windows 10 so pick the one you like and you'll be on your way! And here's the best part if you're like me, and you do appear smart, handsome, athletic, clever and better at everything than every one you know, so you are like me... yea, I know , you will find a LOT of other uses for the Magic ClipBoard Thingy! Actually I think the Magic Clipboard Thingy should be in the marketing toolbox of EVERY SFI AFFILIATE! Imagine if you copied your new PSA welcome letters and they were always on your clipboard....!

As always, let me know if I can help with anything and I will certainly try!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

18 posts
1482 views

Please can you explain to me how to post free ads in Getting Started #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi Charles,

If you will do a search (I use google) for "Post Free Ads" you will get a lot of different places you can post free ads! I always scroll down past the paid for ads and go to the results that are returned by google that aren't paid for. But you can use any of the results you want! Here, have a look at what I found just now doing a search for POST FREE ADS

The trick after you find the places for free ads is to create an ad that is catchy and draws attention and if you look at some of the ads on the site on your phone you might be able to just change a few words and have a great ad!

It is not complicated and posting free ads is the place to start building your business BUT doing it ONCE is useless I do it every... EVERY DAY! So schedule some time every day to place those free ads!

If I can ever help just let me know and I'll try!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme!

18 posts
1237 views

Letter to a friend in Team Building #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi Mizanur,

WELL DONE!

I can not understand how someone receiving your letter could refuse your offer!

Like you I am back for a second run with SFI and I can not begin to tell you how much I wish I had those intervening years back! But live and learn, I was chasing the next shiny object back then and have PAID the price for that chasing and it was expensive!

If I can ever be of help let me know and I will certainly try!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme!

15 posts
2326 views

Saying Gateway in Marketing #Marketing #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi Michael,

Off the top of my head I'd say the limit on the length of "text" ads would likely prevent the testimonials use. Most sites will even limit the length of text ads to less than most of the text ads in our "Marketing Aids". What I do is pull the most appropriate bits out of the text ads SFI provides and usually that works for me!

Let me know if you need help with anything else and I will try to help!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme!

11 posts
954 views

Convincing merchants to join Localvantia/ECA in ECA Program #ECA #Localvantia #Sales

about 1 month ago

Hi Shobana,



Give them OPTIONS but NEVER an option that includes the ability to say NO. In sales this is called "closing" and my favorite closing method is the multiple choice close. The reason I like it so much is it gives the impression that your customer has a choice, AND THEY DO, but not a choice to say no. I always try to give the person I am making the presentation to 2 choices....

"How do I sign up for your rewards club Shobana?
Oh you don't have one?
I can help with that!
I'll even take care of your first 1000 Reward Points!
When did you want to start YOUR rewards club in 2 weeks or a month?"

Then SAY NOTHING because after a CLOSE he who talks next usually "loses." Basically you have asked for a response and if you say something that interrupts the decision making process you are giving the customer an out. But if you stay silent after asking "2 weeks or a month" your customer has to make a decision between "2 weeks or a month" or whatever options you decide to give.

Hope that makes sense and helps a little! Let me know if you have questions and I'll do my best to answer. You can Google "sales closes" to learn more about the different ways to lead your customer to deciding the way you want them to! Then once you get your first Localvantia merchant ask that merchant if s/he knows anyone else that would benefit from having a rewards program. That way you won't be cold calling! Just keep asking those you sign up if they know anyone else who could benefit from having their own rewards club. You should also use your own judgement about asking for "any other merchants that would benefit from a rewards club" some will not want their competition to have something they have. But most will be happy to help!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme

16 posts
1121 views

How to calm down my newbies? in Team Building #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi Timan,

I get that question too and I always answer their question with a question! How do you earn money in ANY BUSINESS? If it seems kinda harsh it's meant to be! Those that respond with anything along the lines of you work for it, are those worth extra time and effort by you, because they realize ANY business requires work to earn money!

Also be careful if you devote too much time to trying to calm those who are REALLY only looking for a quick buck just might cost you a potential DIAMOND team leader! Work with the workers! Explain to the "get rich quickers" that LaunchPad Training will answer all their questions!

Quoting numbers can ONLY cause problems for you! For some it won't be enough, so they won't even try. For others it will seem so much they will think they'll never be able to do it and they won't even try! Explain what they earn will depend on how much effort the devote to THEIR SFI BUSINESS!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always Here are a Couple Motivational Memes that fit this question!

21 posts
2116 views

Is Localvantia is Failed? in VersaPoints

about 1 month ago

Hi Navaanithe,



Don't wait, create!

I believe SFI Business owners are a big part of Localvantia and the more businesses we bring to Localvantia the quicker it will grow until it reaches a tipping point and when that happens....!

I always ask a business "How do I sign up for your rewards program?" even when I know they don't have one and when they answer "We don't have one" I always follow with "Really? I could easily set you up with a reward program and even take care of the first xxxx Rewardical Points for you, when do you want to start your rewards program?"

Just an example of how SFI Affiliates can offer to help a business owner build their business! AND at the same time build their SFI Business! I think it was Zig Ziglar that said "If you help enough people get what they want, you will get everything you want!"

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme

9 posts
888 views

Red/Green Pencils in Suggestion Box #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi Kay,


I saw your "Red/Green" and well... Have a look!

youtu.be/jLBDqchND0s

I think all the episodes are available on Youtube so anytime someone needs a laugh I HIGHLY recommend checking in with the guys at Possum Lodge

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

Usually its a Motivational Meme this time a fun meme in honor of all the guys at Possum Lodge!!
Don't quote me on the Latin!

7 posts
625 views

Lifetime Custom Prestige Domain For SFI Affiliates? in Marketing #Marketing #Sales #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi Eric,

It is a domain name that you will... I'd say link but then we'll start to get confused... so lets say, connect to one of your gateways so it looks like this "createyourown.internetincomestreams.com" linking to JoinMySFITeam.com
so hosting is not necessary.

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme

11 posts
1059 views

Bizquiz winner! in Recognition #Contests #Rewardical

about 1 month ago

Hi Nouta,

Well done! Now here's the important thing... YOU GOTTA KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING! Just keep at keep entering the T-Time contests EVERY HOUR and work up to where you can eventually set up an Auto-Ship every month and doing that will qualify you for more drawings!

You are well on your way to building a long term thriving SFI Business you'll be proud to tell everyone about! The important thing is to keep learning all you can about SFI and all the different ways you can earn another income that will eventually be your MAIN income!

Another thing to remember is, as with any business, there will be ups and downs! Don't let the "downs" get to you, just keep working the system and doing the work!

If I can ever help let me know and I will certainly try to help you in any way I can.

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme!

30 posts
3357 views

I Lost My Net Amount - No Need Standing Order in Miscellaneous

about 1 month ago

Hi Navanithe,



I would consider all this a little bit of short term pain for a lot of LONG TERM GAIN!

I can't recall all the details of the new compensation plan BUT i believe that unless I am mistaken (and that is entirely possible) but I believe that right now you ONLY need to find your 3 best PSAs and work with them to help them build their own teams! As you teach those 3 they'll take you to Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond... THOSE THREE!

Think about that! Teach just 3 people to be successful in one part of SFI and you can go to the beach!

What I'm gonna do is announce a 3 month contest to let every PSA I have put up as many VPs as they can and at the end of those 3 months the top 3 will become MY 3. My 3 will receive PSAs placed in their downlines, I will provide them training and free advertising AND I WILL EXPECT THEM TO DUPLICATE WHAT I'M DOING WITH THEIR THREE! I'm even gonna try to assign PSAs and other benefits by the percentage of the VPs generated and a couple other trackable stats by each of the three.

We MUST NEVER ignore those affiliates who aren't spending those are likely the most hungry and will be the hardest working affiliates you could have! We all must find ways to reward them

Again, think about that... just THREE PEOPLE coached and taught and supported WILL take you anywhere you want to go!

Hang in there Navanithe, identify YOUR THREE and let them know they are YOUR THREE and that you are gonna teach them how to build their SFI Business AND more importantly IDENTIFY THEIR THREE! And that you will help and expect them to DUPLICATE what you are doing for them for THEIR THREE!

It really is simple, not easy, but simple and it takes time!

Once again I've rambled on too long, I'll shut up now!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme Plus A Bonus Motivational Meme!