The Marketing Mindset in Marketing
William R. I
7 days ago
Which person is most likely to become wealthy?
I would like to share a powerful blog that I read this morning that speaks directly to the Marketing Mindset. You can see the blog Here
by Jennifer Ledbetter.
"We’ve all read the sales pages claiming that all we affiliate marketers have to do is churn out some sort of online content each day and we’ll get rich. Plus, we can do it in our pajamas for just a few hours a day, leaving us endless free time to enjoy life.
Heck, those pages say it’s so easy a two-year-old can do it, don’t they?
So, with that in mind, why do so many claim that affiliate marketing is hard? What makes it so difficult?
If we take the over-hyped sales pages out of the equation and bring this back to reality, most of us know that starting any new business requires much more than just showing up for a few hours and doing a couple tasks to be successful.
On the other hand, when we work for someone else to help build their business, many times just showing up is enough to get that weekly check.
Adopting The Business-Owner Mindset
There isn’t a risk when you work for someone else. Well, wait, there is one risk — the risk of losing that job. But, the overall success of that business is not on the shoulders of the employees, is it?
With affiliate marketing, our bank balance depends on the results of our actions each day. Just showing up is not enough — it is all on our shoulders.
I talk a lot about mindset. Not really from a “think it and you will achieve it” mindset, but more from an employee-mindset vs. a business-owner mindset.
So many of us are raised to get a good job and enjoy the security from someone else deciding what we’re worth each week via the number on our paycheck.
That feels safe and easy in a way, doesn’t it? Show up, get paid. Do well, get a raise.
Overcoming The Employee Mentality We Were Brought Up To Expect
But, how many of us were raised to get out there, start a business, and be 100% accountable for the bottom line?
I can tell you that I sure wasn’t raised that way. The idea of doing something so risky… so crazy… was not even a consideration.
That is why I personally found affiliate marketing to be difficult — the mindset shift. Getting things straight in my mind was very challenging for me, especially when I first started out.
Well-meaning friends and family would ask things like, “You’ve been doing this online thing for a weeks now, so why can’t you pay your bills with it yet?”
When you are stuck in employee-mindset mode, those types of questions are horrible and defeating… and it’s hard to handle that. Those questions lead to feelings of (dare I say it) failure and are very de-motivational. In fact, I know plenty of people who have quit affiliate marketing because they were not living up to the expectations of those around them who spoke from an employee-mindset.
Once I started reading and learning from those that lived outside the employee-mindset, things got tremendously easier for me. Sure, the learning curve is challenging and the changes online fly at me each day at an amazing rate, but that is not the hard part.
The hard part, for me, was learning to change my mindset to accept that this is what it’s like to be a business owner. That change in mindset was freeing… empowering even… and things suddenly became much easier."
So where do you find that mindset? It comes from within! Step back and see the Big picture. Dig in to the LaunchPad https://www.sfimg.com/LaunchPad/
, Rules of Success https://www.sfimg.com/ROS/Index?referrer=search
, and The Plan https://www.sfimg.com/the_plan
with a Marketer's Mindset!
Have a Successful day!
Become Rich with SFI's Six Steps Plan in Compensation
9 days ago
Hello SFI Future Millionaires!
The Attitude of a Millionaire
If you could earn $10, 000 or more per month after spending five years to invest in your business, would you give up that dream?
Keep your eyes on the goal.
Rome was not built in one day and neither was the great wall of China.
Nothing happens over night. Use your first month in SFI to learn and practise being a Sponsor. Read all the lessons in the Launch Pad while you help one person to become Executive Affiliate or Bronze Team Leader by the end of your first month. Notice that I said, "Practise being a Sponsor." What do I mean? Well, the first two persons whom I sponsored taught me the in's and out's and the do's and don'ts of sponsorship. I did better with my third downline and now I am doing even better. As the months and years evolve, you will improve.
In your second month, drive the DIAMOND PLAN.
Let the plan
be at the very core of everything you do. Mark your second month in SFI as your first month in the Diamond Plan
and EFFECTIVELY work this program for twelve (12) months with the aim of earning a figure that you wish to see in your account by the end of the twelfth month. What do you want to earn, $500, $1, 000 or $2,000? You decide. Your income will be a direct result of what you put in.
Do not waste time. Every month counts. If you are working the Diamond Plan
, you need to decide on the actions that you will take each month that will help you to advance. How long do you want to take to become a Diamond Team Leader? Do you plan to do it in one, two or three years? It's up to you.
There is something that I must highlight. In some cases, quality is better than quantity. Yes, you must try to sign up hundreds of individuals...thousands even. The million dollar question is, "How many of these persons are quality sign ups?"
As an entrepreneur, you should seek to identify strategies that will generate sign ups that are likely to become active players on your team. If you solely use methods that give the same results, you will get nowhere. Find methods that work. Experiment until you bump into one or two that give better results than the others. If you keep on doing things the same way, you will get the same results.
It really is not fair to say that you are not making any money if in-fact you have not been working in alignment with SFI's Diamond Plan. SFI recommends the Diamond Plan as ONE
of the many ways in which you can earn lucratively in this business. If you ignore the recommendations for earning which are made by your Parent Company, it means that you are doing your own thing. If you fail, you will therefore have to blame yourself.
TEAM LEADERS & EXECUTIVE AFFILIATES
It isn't easy being a Sponsor because you always have work to do and sometimes you may feel as though you are barking up the wrong tree because persons are not as interested in the SFI platform as much as you are. There are many people around like you. You will find them gradually. Do not give up....don't stop. Be aggressive in your approach. Be proactive. It doesn't matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop (Confucius). Your business will pick up momentum.....little by little....AND eventually EXPLODE.
When it explodes, you will be earning while you rest at nights. I remember how I felt the first time I saw money added to my account and I did not even know how it got there...persons in my downline are working, hence, the money is coming in. When this begins to happen, it means that your business is slowly beginning to explode.
Examine yourself. Do you have the attitude of a millionaire? And hey, maybe your desire is not to become a millionaire. If your desire is simply to earn enough to gain financial security, you will still need to assume a serious attitude.
"The man who aims at nothing, is sure to hit it (anonymous)."
What will you gain? You will gain nothing.
Popik (2012) explains that this is similar to other sayings, such as “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” The saying means that one must have a specific target or direction.
Is your road one that will ultimately lead you to the sixth step in the Diamond Plan
? If you are interested in team building, click on this link to review the Plan
and make the necessary adjusments to get your business headed in the right direction. www.sfimg.com/the_plan
To access the document which outlines the plan from the Affiliate Centre, go to TRAINING and scroll down to DIAMOND PLAN.
Additionally, you should follow SFI's Rules of Success if you intend to succeed. Here is the link. www.sfimg.com/ROS/Index
To access the document which outlines the rules of success from the Affiliate Centre, go to TRAINING and scroll down to RULES OF SUCCESS. These are principles that we should follow. These rules will help us to build a solid SFI business.
Get your thinking right
. Get your attitude right
. Take the right
actions and automatically, your business will be alright.
In Praise Of Our ECAs in ECA Program
14 days ago
In Praise of Our ECAs - I wish to give a HUGE "Hands-Up" to our ECAs.
I've been meaning to do this for ages. Perhaps now, with all the "talk" around BCQ and (temporary) loss of rank, it is an appropriate time. And we should all pause and take a look at the "bigger picture".
I am so grateful that we have so many, and a growing number of, ECAs - and for all the hard work they do bringing their products to TripleClicks for us. I want to thank each and every one of you.
And I want to apologise to you all that I don't support you more than I do. I'd love to. I want to. But I have about zero disposable income, so at the moment it is impossible.
My current priority is to purchase TCredits and PSAs to grow my team, maintain (and grow my rank) and maintain and grow my commissions - which I promptly plough back into my SFI business - because it is not where I want it to be yet. Oh, I should include in here S-Builder, TCards, and other marketing resources which I want to purchase to grow my business too, and these are at the next level of my planned purchases. To be implemented as soon as I can. I'm hoping that as I help my team develop their SFI businesses I will start to receive sufficient commissions for me to really start to support our ECAs.
And that's because our ECAs open up a HUGE opportunity for potential purchases - transfer buying to improve our lifestyles, for gifts, and as a result to increase our commissions.
And that is where I want to go. I want to be in a position to be able to purchase heaps from our ECAs. It's just another reason for working hard in my SFI business and why I try to convince and encourage my team and everyone else in SFI (through the forum)that SFI is where our future lies.
ECAs - I have got quite a "wishlist" just waiting for when I can purchase from you, so please keep the quality products coming.
May I ask all our SFI affiliates, to what extent do you support our ECAs?
Come-on, let's stop niggling about a few cents here and there to purchase TCredits to get to EA2 or TL rank and explore and purchase from the wealth of quality products our ECAs offer us. Let TripleClicks be the first place we search when we are looking for anything. If we do this we won't have to worry about where our VP are coming from each month, we will be supporting our own store and we will all grow together.
Welcome to the Year of making affiliates spend!!!!! in Miscellaneous
16 days ago
You don't have to be rich to buy from TripleClicks. Where do you buy your tooth paste, under wear, and jewelry for your lady love? You either buy them from TC and gain vp or you buy them from someone who just wants your money and all you get back is tooth paste, etc. Transfer buying is a no brainer. You are not buying TCredits when you participate in transfer buying. You are buying from TC only those items that you had been buying elsewhere in the past. If the price is too high or shipping too costly, don't buy it. With 92,000 items, you should be able to buy several every month. And for each different item you buy and review, you get an extra 25 VP!
If you prefer to really go the marketing route, where are you advertising? How many ads do you have out? How much have you sold? How many active PRMs do you have? How many of your PSAs have you taught to run ads and sell products?
The Year of the Sale is not just you buying, it also includes your effort and fruits of your efforts.
How long do you want to coast at a rank where you are not making enough money that you can quit worrying about not being able to afford a pack of TCredits? One more active Product moving PSA does a great deal to your commission. The new approach to business mentality is aimed at producing the kind of income we all signed up for.
It's easy to get 5 PSAs, but 5 PSAs dead set on doing it for free will earn you nothing. Remember, 5 X 0 = 0. Do the math.
This all depends on "YOU". in Getting Started
19 days ago
It depends on how hard you are willing to work on the many aspects of success that SFI offers their affiliates.
Your team is the number one aspect that you should concentrate on. Building a strong team is going to be the key to your longevity with this business.
Are you working on good communication with your team?
Are you marketing TripleClicks products?
Another big part of becoming successful with your SFI online business is marketing your TripleClicks store. I have two main ways to do this! Facebook and a Blog. Start with these two and you will be well on your way.
If you can, Invest in your business with transfer buying. This simply means that anything you purchase for things you need around your home, you now start to purchase from your own store. Do you do laundry? I do. But now I order my laundry detergent from my TripleClicks store. I save on gas because it comes right to my door, but also gives me VP's to advance my business. How simple! You're going to spend money for these products somewhere else, why not build your business at the same time!
I don't want this post to get too long because they're many ways you can build this business. Go explore and come up with your own ideas. Best of luck to all.
Survival of the fittest! in Miscellaneous
28 days ago
At month's end we see a lot of disheartened, disappointed and frustrated affiliates,
Why? Many reasons: not gaining enough VP to qualify, or to reqalify is the chief spoilers among them.
We hear/read a lot of negative posts, too, or such like with unresponsive sponsors/downlines. not enough money to buy TCredits, no time, no job, no device, not understanding the program, the list goes longer and longer.
It's a jungle of nerves out there especially during the last few hours of the month and after weeks of seemingly working hard, finally realise how close we have come and yet not able to arrive.
In the real jungle in the forest, it's always the fittest that survives. Why? Because the survivor normally is the strongest, smartest and most cunning of them all that share the forest and constantly challenge each others' right to survive.
In SFI jungle, it's nerves that fail us, not other affiliates, not the sponsors responsive or unresponsive, not the system which gives everything we need to survive and thrive, but our own frail nerves that weaken us and hinder us from doing a bit more, going further than an extra mile, and doing the very simple activity that's staring right in front of our homepage each time we log in - the DAILY TO-DO!
This is the real enemy in our SFI jungle of nerves- our complacency and laziness/boredom or whatever that sidetracks our best efforts for the month. And this eventually ends in La La Land.
How to survive? JUST DO IT!
Just Getting started? Start leading by example NOW! in Getting Started
about 1 month ago
All successful people know that in this kind of business it is essential to lead by example.
So if you are seriously COMMITTED
(not just interested in) to making big money with this business, you need to start with the right foot since the very first month, in order to set the example that your future Affiliates will have to follow.
Hence you’d better decide what kind of personal story you want to build for yourself, depending on what you expect from your team of Affiliates.
What do you expect from your future teammates? Something like: "signup, accumulate some VersaPoints to qualify as EA, and never spend or invest a dime in your SFI business"?
Well, then do that yourself too. The problem is that if you spend/invest nothing in your business, how can you tell your teammates to do it? So your team will do exactly the same as you, and your monthly income will be insignificant or close to zero until the day you simply quit ingloriously.
Wouldn’t you prefer to intelligently spend/invest some money and start building a positive story to tell to all your future PSAs, so that they’ll be able to duplicate your awesome example?
What if your story sounded something like:
“I started my SFI business 6 months ago, I qualified as a Bronze Team Leader in my first month, and I simply started showing all my PSAs the right things to do. Only a few ones decided to follow me, but now those ones are already earning a very good monthly income which keeps growing month after month. Just like mine! Would you like to follow the same fast track as us, or would you prefer to follow the “regular” slower one?”
Would’t it be great if this was your story? So just do it!
Now your question probably is: what is an "intelligent way" to invest a few dollars and get qualified as a BTL the first month?
Well it should be something based on your actual needs as an entrepreneur:
1) LEARN ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS: you need to learn
about your new business. So accumulate 1500 VersaPoints before the end of the month, by performing the actions listed in your ToDoList
. This will give you the basic knowledge you need in your first month.
2) LEARN ABOUT THE PRODUCT: you need to know
the Company’s products. As TripleClicks is the “Company’s Product” and it is YOUR
store, you need to know all its benefits. The best way to know them is to get them for yourself first. So buy at least 1 Pack of 125 TCredits
(cost $36.25) which gives you access to all TripleClicks benefits
and also lets you earn 1500 additional VersaPoints, so now you have 3000 VP total, which is the 1st requirement you need to qualify as a Bronze Team Leader.
3) START THE DUPLICATION PROCESS: to be successful you need to have an impact on a lot of people
. Hence, you need a steady stream of new Affiliates (20 new PSAs per month minimum) to start building a team to lead and duplicate. If you are not an expert in Internet Marketing, the best way to get a steady stream of Affiliates is to participate (with about $30) in an existing co-op marketing initiative such as those organised by the Company itself: 'S-Builder', ‘PSAsToGo', 'Bid&Build', or those possibly organised by some of your upline sponsors (ask them about it). In this way you also get those PSAs you need in order to qualify as Bronze Team Leader very quickly and which allows you to start the duplication process within your first month as an SFI Affiliate.
Hold your rank the following months and help your PSAs to duplicate these simple 3 points. If you take your calculator, you can understand that in just 6 months you could ideally earn from $2 500 to $10 000 dollars or more per month.
You don’t have $66 to invest in your business in order to pursue this kind of income goal? Then trust me; you can’t afford not to invest it. Personally, when I joined my first Network Marketing opportunity about 20 years ago, I didn’t have the money I needed to start that business. So I committed
myself to find it somehow, and I also COMMITED
myself to give that money back within 3 months maximum. Well; I gave it back during my first month and that business opportunity has been my fortune.
Your first month has already passed? Change your attitude and make of this one your real “first" month.
Do you want a strong team? Then make a friend! in Team Building
about 1 month ago
SFI isn't just about points. It's about people! It's about connecting with one another from around the world. I am learning so much from my team members that are from different countries than myself. This, in itself, is a very rewarding experience for me. And can be for all of us. Put the thought of compensation aside for a moment and think about each person you can help.
I have made many friends now with SFI. People that I know I can help with good leadership. This is the essence of building a strong business with SFI. Make a friend and let them know you care! I know, I've heard it a million times "my affiliates" don't respond! Maybe they will if they think they have a friend.
The Week Networking Changed My Life! in Team Building
about 1 month ago
The year was 1990 and I was about to become a father for the first time! I was HIGHLY motivated and I had a "why" in that I swore my future children would never come home to an empty house. Here in the United States we call children that come home to an empty house latchkey children
. I grew up as a latchkey kid
and I wanted a different life for my children.
I had a great job and my mail-based Networking business was actually doing ok. However, I was not earning enough yet for my wife to quit her job and be a full-time Mother. The trappings of a materialistic lifestyle!
What to do?
Here's the short version of what happened:
A new opportunity presented itself... After doing my due diligence on the current state of that company I made a commitment to the business opportunity. Ok, the next step was to promote the opportunity and build a team
. The only tool I had that first week was ONE simple catalog. Just ONE catalog and some photo copied applications!
When the student is ready the teacher will appear...
No video presentation!
No audio presentation!
No presentation booklets!
No compensation plan selling tools of any kind!
No time to wait for advertising results!
No nothing except for that ONE simple catalog!
With only pure excitement and dedication I sponsored 12 people in my local area that first week! Again, all I had was that ONE catalog and some photo copied applications. That week was the start of something great!
My children NEVER came home to an empty house! That business put them through college! It all started that first week when I made up my mind to succeed no matter what! I could literally visualize my future I was so focused!
Why would I share this story?
Please don't let anything get in your way! If you take 100% responsibility for your success and apply yourself you will achieve your goals in life. Don't let change or an unresponsive sponsor stop you!
If you're just starting out here's a couple tips. in Getting Started
about 1 month ago
I know if you are fresh to SFI you are most likely a little bit overwhelmed right now. Relax, just slow down and take your time to learn all you can.
When I first started I was overwhelmed too at first. But by signing in everyday and going through my "to do" list and reading and absorbing everything, it all started to come together.
Once I started to see the "BIG" picture, I went and created a "Facebook" page for my SFI business. This works very well for me and enables me to market TripleClicks products and advertise for more PSA's to put in my downline.
Another thing I did was to create a "Blog" on Blogger with google. It's FREE if you have a G-Mail account. I also do marketing on my Blog for SFI and TripleClicks. Both of these marketing methods are free to create. They are both working very well for me.
Good luck to all of you. I'm very happy to be with SFI!
Business Realities in Miscellaneous
about 1 month ago
A Business Reality Check!
SFI- Is an established company-opening its doors for the rest of us to "Learn and Earn". Giving us options of earning opportunities, making it possible for all of us to earn. Taking the guess work out of being successful as a business owner, by just following their platform.
SFI- Provides our FREE promotional tools, our office, our accountants and our PR team and asks nothing more from us then to give it our all and succeed! Our hours of operations isn't grueling and we aren't stuck on our feet all day!
I see many Affiliates at the point of frustration because they have been here for a month or so and not earning an income. When reading lessons we learn that SFI tells us that it can take up to six months before we can see a steady income and well our goals are over the course time. Yet what and how we conduct our business is up to us so find your niche and run with it!
The world of Business isn't FREE nor does it happen by snapping our fingers! In most ventures you need a "Marketing Plan" mapping out your idea, a list of investors, setting goals, evaluating your target market, financial views and goals and finally CAPITAL. Of course each venture is different so the cost of it all will vary and lets not forget about all the "legal tape" that is involved. A majority of people in business can testify to the fact that it can take up to seven years before they've made a true profit getting their capital back with eighteen hour days.
Standing Orders are optional and will never be forced, but the reality of it is "It HELPS"- Secure EA2 earning status, earning team members and much more.
So lets compare- SO with SFI can start as low as you want-with the mixture of tools you choose. But we will say the investment of 125 T-credit pack of $ under 40.00 per month..
Opening a "Subway Sandwich Shop"- $ 15,000.00 down- equipment and food costs-space rental, utilities, staffing costs, insurance, and you need to pay at least 3% of monthly earnings not to mention you need to follow "Corporate Rules" for although the business is yours, you're paying for the name.
Turn Key Operation- A business that has been established either failing or sailing- You still need start up funds, clearing debts if any and are now responsible for any and all overhead for the business.
So just think about the opportunity we have here at SFI, and decide just what you are willing to do to increase your business! I think we are Lucky but hey that's just me!
Don't Just Have Fun, Make Money Too !! in Eager Zebra
about 1 month ago
The recent enthusiasm of the new game Zackjack points to the potential games have for increasing our earnings and turning fun into cash. Here's how . . .
Create a league and invite non-SFI members to join it. Here is what happens as a result of them joining . . .
- You qualify for WAVE3 benefits
- You earn a badge at Badge Quest that adds to your total to advance levels and be eligible for prizes
- Everyone who joins your league is your PRM and your customer
- When they purchase TCredits to extend their ability to play games, you get commissions and VP
- As your PRMs, you also make commissions and VP on everything they buy from TripleClicks for as long as they are TripleClick members
- You can send them a weekly newsletter where you can share about games, PriceBenders auctions, and point out products they might be interested in.
Game leagues are a marvellous market tool. If you're already benefiting from creating leagues, please share your experience. - Thanks
2017: are you committed to excellence or mediocrity? in Team Building
about 1 month ago
SFI is certainly a great vehicle we all can drive to achieve outstanding success. However, be careful, without intelligent planning and focused effort it’s almost impossible to go beyond mediocre income results.
This is simply because success never arrives by accident. Especially in Network Marketing where your success is always the result of repeated and coordinated actions
, inspired by specific, tangible income goals
, and duplicated
by a large group of people over an extended period of time.
Does it sound too difficult? That’s great because in fact we all know that anything worth achieving is going to take effort and SMART (efficient, not hard) work.
I’m sure that all of us who are really committed to excellence instead of mediocrity, already have an intelligent plan for 2017 and are focused on accomplishing our goals.
Everyone else has the choice: keep on with their current attitude if they’re content with that, or decide to commit to excellence and start doing business accordingly.
If the latter is your case, the first step you should take is to inform your entire upline about your commitment. So even if you have an inactive direct sponsor you will certainly find at least one serious upline member able and willing to lead you all along the way: https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/upline
And then of course, have faith, follow the path, never give up!
Stop The Madness in Miscellaneous
William R. I
about 1 month ago
Every month during the last 2 or 3 days of the month, panic sets in. Affiliates are in a panic over how they are going to get 400, or 1,000, or 1400 VP in the last minute before the month ends.
It reminds me of a winter storm warning where everyone dashes to the supermarket to clear the shelves of bread and milk!
Fact: You need 1500 VP EVERY month to qualify EA. You don't have to wait until the last day to get them.
Fact: There are 10 FREE VP available EVERY day. This means that if there are 30 days in the month, you need to think about how to obtain 1200 more VP.
Fact: Information is available to help. Things like:
1. You can earn unlimited VP selling any of the over 90,000 products and services at TripleClicks. Learn all about how to refer TripleClicks members at the Generating TripleClicks Sales Training center.
2. As a Team Leader, you can earn 100 to 500 VP (monthly) for each personally affiliate (unlimited Support points). Learn all about how to sponsor affiliates at Sponsoring Affiliates Training center.
3. Earn 100 points for each approved/activated ECA you refer to TripleClicks (unlimited points). NOTE: You will receive your VP once your referred ECA generates its first $10 or more in sales. Learn more.
4. Earn 500 points for earning a Payoneer MasterCard Debit Card. Learn more.
5. Earn 25 VP for reviews of physical and TC Direct products you've purchased within the last 30 days (45 days for international affiliates) from TripleClicks.com.
6. Earn at least 5 VP in each Spin & Win contest. Learn more.
7. To build excitement and momentum in your group, Team Leaders can reassign a portion of the affiliates they've sponsored to their "Movers" or other personally sponsored affiliates. Earn 5 points for each reassignment (unlimited points).
8. Log in at the SFI Affiliate Center each day and earn 10 points daily for reviewing the tabs on your home page.
9. Earn 20 points weekly for sending a group message to your team (Must have minimum rank of EA2 to receive VP).
10. Earn 10 VP monthly by rating your SFI Sponsor and Co-Sponsor.
11. Earn up to 3 points weekly for posting a Stream message.
12. Earn 5 points monthly for reviewing your TripleClicks TConnect page.
13. You can win hundreds of VersaPoints every week by entering the Daily Grand drawing.
14. Earn 5 VP for creating and uploading your TripleClicks avatar.
15. Earn 5 points each month by setting your month's goals before the 10th.
16. Earn 50 VP just for installing a TripleClicks banner on your personal Website or blog.
17. Play the two FREE Card King games available each day and possibly earn up to 500 VP from Card King "duplicate card bonus" spins. Learn more about playing Card King HERE.
18. Earn up to 200 VP or 250 VP every month as a Grand Master (level 4) or Grand Master Elite (level 5), respectively, in the Badge Quest game.
19. Finally, you can earn more than 1,400 permanent, one-time VP by completing various tasks listed on your To Do List:
Earn 955 permanent, one-time VP by completing all tasks in the Getting Started section in your VP Ledger.
Earn 300 permanent VP by completing all LaunchPad lessons and accompanying quizzes.
Earn 200 permanent VP for reviewing your sponsor's welcome message, reading designated training articles and reviewing select indexes at the Affiliate Center, as outlined in VP Ledger's Intermediate section.
Earn up to 300 one-time VP by advancing to Badge Quest Master (level 3) in the Badge Quest game. www.sfimg.com/Support/Solution?id=18240&referrer=search
Fact: There are people willing to help. Instead of stressing out, and stressing everyone else out the last 2 days of the month, take charge of the situation early on with a firm plan in place. Go ahead and ask your questions and seek your help, but give yourself enough space that it won't be burdensome to yourself and others.
Get Serious or Stop Complaining! in Team Building
2 months ago
Is SFI worth your time? Are you making profit? Have you given this your BEST?
It is easy to complain that one is not earning on SFI's platform but the question is, 'Have you done your best?' Money does not grow on trees. We have to put some work in. This is a business, therefore you should treat it as such, just as if you owned a clothing or food store. Yes, I know that you have heard about many other programs or perhaps you signed up with other programs in the past. Guess what, so have I. This is how I know that SFI has one of the best online platforms.
It is also one of the best options for persons who are are not able to maintain expensive budgets.
If you owned a restaurant, school, pharmacy or gas station, you would have to spend a certain number of hours each day managing staff, making orders, planning, holding meetings, doing payroll, filing income and expenditure reports and a myriad of other managerial duties.
Likewise, if you plan to make SFI a serious business, you need to have a plan. You will also need to dedicate at least one hour per day doing your daily tasks, recruiting new members for your team, reading and planning. Yes FUTURE MILLIONAIRES, ALL OF THIS CAN BE DONE WITHIN ONE HOUR.
How difficult can it be to find five serious persons who will dedicate themselves to building a team with you? Quite challenging I'd say. This is the reason it will only benefit the individual who works diligently at his or her SFI business.
I prefer to do face to face prospecting and I enjoy delivering presentations infront of large groups. These methods work for me. When I prospect persons, I outline the PLAN. It does not matter which marketing strategy you use, you should outline the plan. This is SFI's GROWTH PLAN. Here is the link: www.sfimg.com/the_plan
When I do this, immediately they begin to GET THEIR THINKING RIGHT. They are able to visualize a journey. The aim is to underscore the fact that they will not begin to earn lucratively just yet. I try to get them to understand that they will have to invest about two years in the establishment of their businesses. I explain that after approximately two years of hard work, they should be able to sit back and watch SFI work for them. I go further and explain that if they do not work hard, they may still not be earning a profit even after two years; that without a large team, they will not do well, unless they plan to function successfully as ECA's. Only those who are willing to take this journey with you will become active.
I also explain how one earns shares from the Triple Clicks Executive Pool. Do you know what I also do? I am honest with them. I explain that if they desire to excel in SFI, they will need to finance their businesses. I tell them that they will need to commit approximately $36.25 to their businesses monthly. I describe briefly the various things that they could purchase in Triple Clicks to run their SFI offices.
I challenge all young affiliates like myself to give our SFI businesses the best of us. Let's make this happen. I strongly believe this can work. I do know though that it will take hard work. If you are not willing to put the work in, stop complaining.
If you would like to join me in this SFI marathon, draft your business plan.
- What are your objectives (long and short term)?
- How many persons do you wish to have on your team?
- What marketing strategies will you use?
- What are the timelines that you have set to accomplish certain goals?
- What is your incentive plan for your team members?
- How much will you spend?
- What are the tasks on your SFI monthly calendar?
- Geoogle: How to write a business plan
Let nothing daunt or derail you. Do not listen to negative babbling. Motivate yourself. Do not depend on others to motivate you.
I am looking forward to the next two years but already, I have a six months plan. What will my SFI business look like in July of 2017? I am not sure. All I know is that I will do whatever lies within my power to accomplish the goals I have outlined. Well, the truth is that I am excited. I cannot wait to see what will happen in my business in 2017. Come with me. We can do this!
What is the perfect way to gift your team ? Here is mine in Team Building
2 months ago
I want to give you all the "Perfect Gift", this gift will continue throughout this year and many to come!
I hereby pledge my commitment as your sponsor!
1. I promise to believe in you, being understanding to your personal beliefs, trials and tribulations, desires
2. I promise to guide you in the right direction- reminding you of the importance of logging in each and your participation for growth.
3. I will be supportive with which ever direction you opt to take within your journey of SFI by encouragement,communication and informational links
4. I will be faithful with sending team mailings and posting in private forum for increased team spirit and building
5. I promise to give recognition for each and every milestone you make no matter how big or small it may be.
6. I promise to always to be available to you for discussions being direct with you, not saying what I believe you want to hear, but brainstorm together for success
As a team we shall succeed, I believe in you!
Good Luck and Happy Growing
We Are All Part Of The Process in TripleClicks Sales
2 months ago
As 2016 comes to a close, I would like to discuss what lies ahead in SFI in 2017 for all of us.
Throughout the decades, direct sales, MLM opportunities, online affiliate and network marketing all share two things:
1) The members are directly responsible for the success or failure of not only their individual businesses, but the opportunity they are in as a whole.
2) Purchasing of products by the members is the only way for your business, and the opportunity, to survive.
We have in the SFI community 2 types of members. SFI affiliates, who are automatically TripleClicks members, and PRM's, who are TripleClicks members only. Together, and collectively, we are the business of SFI and TripleClicks. Our direct participation, on a daily basis, will determine the success of this program.
Participation to me means more than just clicking on a blue button at the bottom of each our homepage tabs to earn a Versa Point; participation means I have to buy something.
Stop. Digest. Understand.
Now, 99 - 100% of those of you who know SFI will automatically recite the mantra: "Their is no requirement in SFI to ever purchase anything".
Agreed. No argument. It is not mandatory. It should however, be voluntary.
If you want to be successful in SFI, and earn a meaningful income, SFI and TripleClicks as a whole must be successful.
And in this business, like everywhere else in the world, that means sales.
Think about this: drug dealers the world over make money because they sell their product; illegal or not, they only make money if someone buys their product.
SFI can only make money if someone buys a product in TripleClicks. And that someone is you, me, and every other member in the program.
We cannot survive on Versa Points alone. Especially free ones.
Let me ask you a question: what is easier to do?
Purchase something yourself? OR Make a sale to someone?
If you want a successful business in SFI, then pick one or both of those options, and do something about it. Take action now to make a sale - today, tomorrow, and every other day going forward.
I firmly believe that Matching VP and the TripleClicks Executive Pool is the crown jewel in the SFI compensation plan. The pool is only built by members making purchases. Our shares are measured the size of our teams that we build. And those teams are only as effective as the members who build them, nuture them, and work with them.
We may all have our individual teams as shown in our genealogies, but, collectively, we are one big team. We need to work together continue to grow SFI and TripleClicks.
When giants of the computer industry like Bill Gates suggest if they had to start all over again, he would do network marketing, you know the power in the business is huge.
I hope 2017 is a massive breakout year for all of us in this business. But it can only happen if we decide to make it happen.
I want to wish all of you who celebrate a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
May God bless each and everyone of you.
No sponsor response. Very disappointed. in Team Building
2 months ago
When I started in this industry 35 years ago we had NO internet and information moved very, very slowly! If you wanted to learn something you had to blindly do it yourself, find someone that had done it or if you where lucky you might of found a book on the subject. Most advertising took 3 to 9 months to test etc...
The internet is a gift for everyone in the world! The amount of marketing information available in just one afternoon of reading is more than was available to me in my first 15 to 20 years in this industry. No kidding!
You can test your marketing on the internet in HOURS!
WE HAVE AN HONEST TO GOODNESS GOLDMINE! All at our fingertips!
This is NOT about what to do it's about WHY to do! If you want it then nothing will stop you!
We all get what we focus on!
Why people sign up and do not take advantage? in Team Building
3 months ago
Today I wrote my weekly email to my downline and thought I share it with all of you.
I hope you are having a great weekend.
Today I would like to share with you some thoughts on why people that signed up for SFI do not really take advantage of what is offered.
Imagine you want to be an entrepreneur and build up your own business down the street. You will need to have the knowledge to be able to perform the needed actions. Maybe some years of education or you buy books and magazines, be part of seminars etc. You will have to make a plan on what the shop should offer. Then you would have to rent the space, buy products or produce them yourself, you need to promote to find customers etc. This all will take time and money.
Will the first days be a success and shower you with money – most probably not! It will take persistence and tweaking until you will be able to create a stable income.
Imagine after setting it up and having invested time and money, you do not show up daily, you do not promote, you do not learn how to attract people and how to get eyes on your products. You will not look for people to work with you and all the burden is just on you.
How long you believe you will stay in business and be able to generate the income you need to not only pay the bills but have the earnings you want for yourself?
In SFI you have the opportunity that you do not need to pay for the education – training is free. You do not need to rent a space – the use of the business system is free. You do not need to buy products and stock them – TripleClicks does all of this for you. You do not even need a website – SFI provides all of this for you – for free.
All you need to HAVE is a device to be able to connect to the Internet, a working Internet connection and a working email address – and time. If you have some money that would be helpful but not mandatory.
All you have to DO is to study and learning how to promote and apply what you have learned. There are many ways you can promote for free. All these techniques you can find in the training and marketing sections.
What are the main reasons that people sign up in SFI and not making it a success for themselves?
- Not logging in every day and do the required work: If you have an offline job and do not show up, you will not be paid. As an entrepreneur, you have to work out a daily plan what to do and what you want to achieve. (Here comes in the SFO goal’s tab that helps you doing exactly this.)
- Not fully decided on this opportunity and constantly looking for something better: In the offline world, nobody will employ you if you do not stay long in a company you will become a casual worker. We are all familiar with all the shiny objects on the Internet and in the promotional emails we get that lure us into spending our money but do not really help us to create income.
- Not understanding the program: Not studying the offered material, not applying, not doing the daily actions and not being willing to really gain the understanding. I noticed for myself that doing the daily actions of turning the tabs green made me more familiar with the platform, taught me about the products – and had me have some fun in between by playing the games.
- Looking to get rich quick or are broke and need quick income: This definitely is a problem that no affiliate program can solve. To get out of that dilemma you will have to act two-fold by 1) ensuring the money you need with an offline job and 2) to build your dream at the same time.
So what can you do? Very important: Look at what you really want. Then make a decision, make a plan on how you will achieve it, shut off as many distractions as possible – and get to work!
It is your dream, your endeavor and you are the one being responsible for it.
One last thing: SFI is set up in a way that you will be able to find your mentor. If your Sponsor or Co-Sponsor is not available or cannot answer your questions, you can find somebody in your upline or you connect to somebody via a2a. You can even ask all your questions in the forum and the whole group will gladly support you with answers and directions where to find answers. BUT this all happens on YOUR initiative.
If you chose me as your mentor I will gladly support you.
I understand it is a bit lengthy but I hope it gives you some food for thought. If this just helps one person it was worth the effort.
I wish you a great Sunday and a successful upcoming week.
Will you accept my challenge? in Team Building
3 months ago
This is a letter that I sent to my down line today, and after thinking about it some more, I figured I should put it out there for all of SFI members to see.
Will you accept my challenge?
Can you believe it is already almost December of 2016? This year flew by for me, and I have SFI to thank for all of the success that I have seen this year.
I would like to challenge you to gain 1 ECA before December 31st, 2016, and start earning some great money for the new year. We all probably know somebody that enjoys making homemade items, why not approach them and see if they want to start an online store with TripleClicks?
While building our team of affiliates and learning all we can about this business, don't forget that making sales is where the BIG money is going to come from. Start posting products everywhere, and choose products that will be of interest to the audience you are promoting to. TripleClicks has a huge variety of items that you won't find elsewhere, and unique gifts make the best gifts, all year long.
Let's help build OUR business, and get some more products listed and ECA's signed up so we can promote items that we personally would like to see on TripleClicks. This is one big family, and we all need to put in the effort to make SFI and TripleClicks the best that it can be.
Who's with me? Can you gain at least 1 ECA by the end of 2016? Let's all come together and see the growth happen.