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Sherwood L.

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Posts: 1,259 | Followers: 398 | 19th year with SFI

15 posts
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Purchase VP missing in VersaPoints chart in Miscellaneous

16 hours ago

I think Sead is correct. My sales VP would not be as high as it is if it did not include my purchase VP

15 posts
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Purchase VP missing in VersaPoints chart in Miscellaneous

16 hours ago

Hi Tanja K., when I look at that color, sometimes it looks green and sometimes it looks blue. I figured it may be due to my eye sight or my computer's ability to represent that specific color or a combination of the two.

10 posts
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E-mail marketing in Marketing #Marketing #Sales #Team Building

16 hours ago

Hi John W.,

If you look a the preview of a banner in SFI marketing aids, you will see it has two parts; one starts with (a href=), everything with in the quote is the address you wish the person to go to the posting or address or landing page. The other one, the image starts with (img src=), the information in the quote is the image URL.

copy and paste the information inside the quotes to the proper location.

47 posts
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Meaning of Sponsor for those that live outside the US in Suggestion Box #Sponsor #Team Building

16 hours ago

I would like to look at this from a different angle. What is we keep the term 'sponsor' and SFI provide a type of 'disclaimer' up front, explaining SFI's concept of "sponsor"? Then the new affiliates, as well as everyone else could refer back to that disclaimer. Much of the information is already posted in SFI - we just need the new affiliate to be pointed to it up front.

I did a search in SFI on 'sponsor' and there is a lot of information. Here is one that I think stands out:


"What do you expect your sponsor to do for you? He or she can't magically turn you into a success (that's up to you, as I've explained above). What a sponsor CAN and SHOULD do, however, is help you with your concerns, help you get your questions answered, etc."
www.sfimg.com/Support/Solution?catid=26444&id=210212

We still have sponsor ratings, thus, it is good for those who stay with SFI, to understand what to expect from a sponsor in order to give a quality rating of their sponsor.

Changing the word sponsor to another term may present a bigger problem. I think an up front attention to the tern sponsor as used in SFI would help all of us and would be a simple solution to the issue.

As there may be different connotations of 'disclaimer', I wish to provide this connotation: "A disclaimer is generally any statement intended to specify or delimit the scope of rights and obligations that may be exercised and enforced by parties in a legally recognized relationship."

47 posts
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Meaning of Sponsor for those that live outside the US in Suggestion Box #Sponsor #Team Building

19 hours ago

Thanks Robert O., I think that which you have stated is the essence of the whole idea. It fits nicely with Zig Ziglar's motivational concepts about helping people, and in turn, they will help you. If we start out with a word that is a negative, or produce negative feelings, everything else, all our efforts, will be for nothing.

SFI is based in America but it is a global business, it seeks to help people of all countries. Thus, all people should be considered in how we present SFI.

8 posts
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HELP in Eager Zebra #Eager Zebra #Getting Started

1 day ago

When you click on play, the main page stays up, but you should have a pop-up window with the available sports to play.

right now, I could play : NCAA MB ; or, NBA ; or, NFL

They are circled in blue

Only the sports that are in season will show up.

47 posts
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Meaning of Sponsor for those that live outside the US in Suggestion Box #Sponsor #Team Building

2 days ago

In that case, technically, SFI would be the real sponsor of all of us affiliates? Those of us who have studied and have some knowledge of the SFI platform can then mentor others coming into the network. But, we really would not be sponsors in the true sense of the term.

47 posts
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Meaning of Sponsor for those that live outside the US in Suggestion Box #Sponsor #Team Building

2 days ago

Hi Michael A.,

That is not the proper way to view the situation. Many of the people that I encounter that see "sponsor" according to the definition of providing financial support are from African countries. Most of the Africans that I know, personally, are hard working people. I have relatives and friends in South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, and even though I reside in the USA, my community is made up of several residents from many other African countries to include the ones mentioned. Many of then has "sponsors" to help them get here and to take care of them until such time that they could become independent. So, we need to make it clear, up front, when talking to people from those areas, what it means to be a sponsor in SFI. The easiest way to do that is through the use of different words - words that take into consideration the different cultures of the planet. After all, this is a global business.

47 posts
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Meaning of Sponsor for those that live outside the US in Suggestion Box #Sponsor #Team Building

2 days ago

I have ran across that problem as well. It seems that many new affiliates use this definition of sponsor: "a person or organization that provides funds for a project or activity carried out by another, in particular." ; "provide funds for (a project or activity or the person carrying it out)."

In some of the network marketing programs of days gone by, that was actually true of MLM and Network Marketing- your sponsor paid your way into the program.

Times have changed - it is easier to change the words that we use than it is to change people's perceptions of old words.

8 posts
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Closing Is Not A Set Of Skills!!! in Marketing #Marketing

3 days ago

Hi Bruce, on the point of listening to the other person; when I read the title of this post, I said to myself, that has to be a post by Bruce. Listening is about being able to get to know the person, to feel their energy, their needs and desires. You have a strong desire to help others and it shows in your presentation ... Thanks very much.

11 posts
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Being Active in the Forum. in Miscellaneous #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

4 days ago

It is always good to have input from other people. So, yes, it is a very good time for you to add your thoughts to the forum.

I find some post difficult to understand, but I try not to judge others on what they attempt to communicate. Sometimes, when I re-read what I have written, I think that I should have said things a lot differently. We can only write and rewrite so much before we click submit.

16 posts
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Ghost Sign-ups in Team Building #Marketing #PSA #Sales

4 days ago

Hi James, the main point may be "phoney / ghost sign-ups". I am thinking that "ghost signups" are people who give "phoney" names (not genuine; fraudulent) just to log in and see what they can find without committing their real information.

Usually, this might be due to them getting burnt by other programs and they still want to see what's out there but are afraid to take chances.

There are steps that can be taken to weed out phoney emails and phoney names, but I do not believe that all of them can be weeded out. So, we take our chances when we buy leads (potential affiliates). That is the cost of doing business.

In the old days of physical mail order, one test different mailing leads companies. If you get good results with a test amount, you buy more from that company. If you get bad result, i.e. a lot of return mail - you don't buy from that company anymore.

9 posts
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Does Country Of Origin Matter? in Team Building #Team Building

4 days ago

From what I have read in the forum form other members all over the globe, everyone is experiencing the same problem with inactive members in their team. So, in that sense, country of origin is not the problem. It is the nature of this type of business, you reach out to anyone and everyone, but only a select few will be able and willing to advance in this type of business. So, you keep reaching out, searching for those few gems that turn out to be active workers. There is nothing wrong with those who do not work this business, it just was not for them. Those same people may be very active doing those things that they like and or understand for their position in life. Don't worry, some of those who are inactive, may become active one day - when they do, welcome them and support them as best as possible.

7 posts
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Using Solo Ads in Marketing #Marketing #TripleClicks

6 days ago

solo ads should work well when the ad copy match the audience of the ezine that runs the solo ad

8 posts
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Showing Off SFI in Ask Gery #Marketing

8 days ago

Hi Bulelwa S.,

Here is a link to information about the SFI T-shirts -

news.sfimg.com/2014/07/30/new-eager-zebra-games-promo-t-shirts-are-here/

when you follow the link below, you will find that they are no longer available

www.tripleclicks.com/detail.php?item=368015

43 posts
1689 views

I'm Posting Free Ads Daily To Find My Future... Diamonds! in Marketing #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

9 days ago

Hi Nelson J.,

If I may, I would suggest using your leads credits as you receive them. They are like little seeds that can grow into mighty trees.

I like the inspiring wisdom found in this old Chinese proverb:

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."

While you are waiting on building many seeds, you could be growing many trees that will produce many more seeds within your SFI tree (your affiliate team).

10 posts
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Where can I find info of our Network members by country? in Miscellaneous #Localvantia #Marketing #Rewardical

9 days ago

Maybe you could use the fact that the younger generation is growing up with tablets in school as a selling point to the older generation. We have to be examples to our children and also be able to help them understand our current society. Thus, we have need to learn what our children are learning.

I search TripleClicks for "computers" and there are lots of information and a few computers that would help potential affiliates understand computers and even buy computers from through your efforts. Don't wait for them to simply wake up, be the "alarm clock", wake them up (softly of course), to this new day and probably a new way of success.

For every problem the potential customers present, see if you can find a solution within SFI to help solve their problem.

You could become sort of an ambassador for computers in your country - championing the need of computers and for computer literacy.

10 posts
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Where can I find info of our Network members by country? in Miscellaneous #Localvantia #Marketing #Rewardical

10 days ago

Hi Sanchia A.,

I am just wondering that if only a few people are in SFI in your country, and you consider SFI to be a great opportunity, and, you wish to target potential affiliates in your country - wouldn't it be better if the numbers are small? If so, then you have an open market of potential affiliates.

35 posts
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What is missing on our site that other similar sites offer in Team Building #Marketing #Team Building

12 days ago

Hi Mary,

If I understand you correctly, I think that would be a bad idea. We would have too many affiliates competing for the same potential sign-ups. It would be better to have a large variety of text ads that were generic and promoted curiosity and linked to our own custom domain links that we each advertised in a variety of places.

Having all of advertise in the same place would produce:
"Banner blindness - a phenomenon in web usability where visitors to a website consciously or unconsciously ignore banner-like information, which can also be called ad blindness or banner noise."

38 posts
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Just my thoughts on retention of PSA in Compensation #Compensation

12 days ago

Hi James C., the phrase "SFI was not born yesterday", as I see it, means that SFI is trustworthy.

38 posts
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Just my thoughts on retention of PSA in Compensation #Compensation

12 days ago

I am of the mindset that advertisements gets people's attention. They join to see what it is all about. They either like what they see or they don't. If they don't like what they see, it is not worth the effort to attempt to make them like it. If its a matter of understanding the platform, then it should be simple to ask questions. As I understand it, SFI team send new affiliates, follow up information when they join. I do not see myself as being able to do a better job than the SFI team when it comes to follow up with new affiliates - I am simply the first in line as their sponsor, to help them if they have questions about something that they don't understand. I don't want to be pushy nor do I wish to neglect them - just be helpful when needed to be - and to recognize their efforts (accomplishments).

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Finding the Lodestone! in Compensation #Compensation #Sponsor #VersaPoints

13 days ago

I think the problem is different from being "unconvinced by the possibilities of success", its more to the point that all of us are looking for a fast turn around on our investment and a large return on our investment. Some brush it off as looking for a get rich quick opportunity, but truth be told, most of us are in need of an increase of money now, not years down the road.

If we had products that could make money in the short term, especially to sell to PRMs, while building an affiliate team, I think more people would be active and stay longer.

Good digital products are about the best things that sell on a global scale across the internet these days. It would need to be in the form of ebooks with quality, fresh content and not those PDF reports that people can rewrite and sell cheap. SFI's CV on PTM sales are very good. However, because digital products are not used up, there would need to be a constant supply of new material in order to get back-sales (returning customers). Other than that, it is best to have quality "consumable goods" that can sell on a global scale - short term - meaning something that people want, can use and afford.

When joining a money making opportunity, making money (the easier and faster) the more motivated the affiliate becomes - no hype needed. That means its good to see others success, but can they show you step-by-step how to do what they have done? Can you make sales? I think that is what many people are looking for, specially if they are already low income earners.

4 posts
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email marketing in Marketing #Marketing #Sales #TripleClicks

15 days ago

Hi Darko,

If you have a blog or a website that provide valuable content about something that you have strong passions about, then a sign-up form on those pages will generate sign-up to your MailChimp platform. In your email platform, its best to provide relevant content to the same subject that got you sign ups and only send out emails when you have something new to add to your content. Don't mail to your list too often but do mail often enough to be remembered. Don't mail ads, mail out useful content - that content can be used to introduce others to something that is helpful to them and may generate income for you - just don't make it an advertisement.

A good example could be if you like to share information on fitness and you have used a product at SFI that is good for fitness, you could write about fitness and share with your readers how that product helped you. At or near the end, you could share with them how they can obtain that products. Of course, you would use your SFI affiliate link for them to obtain it.

That is the bases, a simple overview, of how to use email marketing.

2 posts
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PRM Theory in Ask Gery

18 days ago

Hi Leslie J.,

At the PRMs report

www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/TCCustomerReport

We can see if our PRMs made a purchase and we can issue gift certificates to them

I would hope that SFI send them business offers and product offers

What other contact would we need with our PRMs?

If SFI is advertising to our PRMs, then that is less work for the individual affiliate to do and yet we benefit from the work that SFI does with our PRMs!

I trust SFI to better be able to advertise the SFI products and business than I can do myself.

9 posts
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Suggestions( Rewardical Token) in Getting Started

18 days ago

Hello Abdulwahab A.,

I think the answer to your question can be found at 'How to redeem your rewardicals

www.rewardical.com/Redeem

Also, see 'What's a Rewardical'

Exchange Rewardicals For:

VersaPoints
TCredits
Bitcoin
Silver Bullion
Gift Cards
Charitable Donations
and more!

www.rewardical.com/