From one new SFI affiliate to another in Getting Started
11 days ago
I remember my first experience with SFI a couple of years ago was a bit more confusing and challenging and I regret it, but I gave up before working through everything.
After that I still received motivational emails and saw other marketing aids on websites that made me curious to try again, and I'm sure glad I did!
I take my hat of for the creators and team of SFI for putting together such an amazing platform with so many ways for their affiliates to motivate and inspire others to be part of this journey.
And I want to say this, my Sponsor was there to help and guide me with great support since day 1 so that was something I didn't experience with my first time.
Also really committing to work through the Launch Pad helped me within a couple of days to understand so much more than I have ever expected.
If you are a new Affiliate with SFI like me, I would really encourage you to work through all the lessons in the Launch Pad, it makes everything comes together.
You can also search on Youtube for the letters SFI and you will find a lot of experienced affiliates that shows you how and what can be done.
My advice to you, don't give up.
Go get them Tiger!
Lets Go Fishing For PSAs Using Only FREE Advertising! in Marketing
12 days ago
Hi Fellow SFI'ers,
Using FREE advertising is simple and everyone can do it. Now, we could pay for it but I rather do my own advertising.
We're going to follow these steps:
1. Go to marketing to get an ad from marketing aid
2. Do a search on google for free classified advertising
3. Read the site rules and regulation on posting ads there (The sites you pick) .
4. Post your ad.
5. Repeat steps 2-4 200(+) hundred times a day.
(BTW, The net is loaded with a variety of Free Advertising Methods)
By posting ads to 200(+) sites a day, you won't have time to worry about inactive members.
Alert Page: Simply, login daily. And, Stay Alert. in Getting Started
17 days ago
Stay Alert to change. SFI keeps changing. First daily business duty. Stay ahead of the change. Evolve with the change. Grow and be the change. Simply login daily. And, Stay Alert.
Take responsibility for your future - like a Boss. Not a worker. Like a Boss. If you can not be responsible for you, you can not be responsible for others. Your future may not be with SFI.
The commitment you make today and every other day moving forward is not to me, SFI, or, to anybody else. You make a commitment to you. And, to be true to that commitment, all we ask you to do, is simply, login daily. And Stay Alert.
Your Alert page will tell you of changes. Like a Personal Assistant, your Alert page will tell you, what the recent, current, or, new changes coming, are about.
Read your Alert page like a mobile friendly morning newspaper. Notifications and Reminders at the top. Once read, tap the x, to remove from view.
New Announcement follows. Review these to get a general feel of what SFI does, how SFI operates, and, where SFI is going.
Then, the Latest Threads posted in SFI Forum completes your Alert page. SFI Forum is where you need to be. SFI Forum is a great resource. Affiliates share their experiences and time. Saving you time by their experiences.
Remember, you are the Boss. You need to keep your finger on the pulse of your business, like a Boss. Be the Boss. You do not get paid by the hour. You get paid commission for products or services you sell, buy, or, exchange.
As a bonus, you also receive leveraged income on the duplicating actions of your PSA/CSA downline teams.
As the Boss of your business, you need to take responsibility of knowing what business you are in, how it operates, and, how you fit into the big picture of the SFI platform.
There is a SFI banner that reads: Honey, I fired the Boss.
You fired the Boss, to become the Boss, so be the Boss. You can do it, and, you can do it very well. It's not that hard once you know how? And, there lies the key to your success - knowing how?
The secret to success is in the turning of the key. Knowing, is nothing without application. You have to apply what you know by doing.
If you are reading this: You are still with us. Don't quit. Don't surrender. Don't give up. Take you time and learn. Learn how to earn long lasting money that stays with you and lasts longer. Surrender the temptation of making fast money that leaves you just as fast or is too fast for you to obtain.
Take you time to learn and stay Alert. It's okay. It's all good. You won't get fired. I know the Boss. Personally, you do too.
Grow and be the change. Simply, login daily. And, Stay Alert.
How I calculate my ROI investing on PSAs in Team Building
24 days ago
Whenever I get new PSAs, never mind which source they come from, I already know only a few will become active. I also know that some of them will become active after months or even years, while other ones will disappear completely.
It’s normal. The only think I can do is to get in touch with them personally and offer them my support, mainly through Facebook, as it’s where I can easily find the majority of those PSAs who disappeared from the site after their first login.
Anyway, I never panic if I don’t see many “active” PSAs, because I know how numbers work.
So, to make a long story short, here’s an example on how I usually consider my Return On Investment on a yearly basis:
Let’s say I’m a new Affiliate and I’ve invested $50 to get 50 PSAs, and only one of them (2%) decides to become active through the Diamond Plan, and places an auto-delivery order for a “Builder-Bundle” pack.
Obviously this order will bring my PSA all the benefits included in the pack (including 8 new PSAs per month!) and it will produce for me a nice Direct Commission of $9 per month = $108 per year.
Plus 1500 Matching VersaPoints per month, or 18000 per year, which correspond to more or less $6.3 per year, for a total of $114.3 in yearly commissions as a result of my 50-dollar initial investment.
So: $114.3 - $50 = $64.3 net profit S.E.& O.
Which corresponds to an incredible 128.6% annual ROI.
You could try to legally invest $50 anywhere else and if you get a better ROI than this…well, let me know! :)
Of course I’m always free to improve my communication skills and my credibility as a sponsor,
to increase my active/inactive PSAs ratio and, most of all, to teach duplication to my growing team. Duplication in this growing team will produce additional income which will be considered as an infinite return
What about the other 49 “inactive” PSAs? They represent an asset
for me. In fact we all know that they can choose to become active at any moment, even months later, and start to produce additional income. I keep experiencing this every month.
So, whatever your favourite source of PSAs is, I can only suggest to keep sponsoring the maximum number of PSAs, offer them your kind support and let the system do the rest, while you (and them) have fun playing and bidding at TripleClicks! ;)
Everybody can certainly decide to sponsor as many PSAs as they want investing time instead of money. But this is not something I usually do, so I don’t feel entitled to give any advice about it.
Reason PSA Inactive Problem! in Miscellaneous
about 1 month ago
Let me share with you my very own experience when I joined in Nov. 29, 2011. I took one look at it and was instantly lost. Then I had to go overseas for a family emergency, stayed there 4 month and after six months when I decided to check my new SFI business. It was still there, waiting but still very confusing, no messages from my sponsor who was also new and perhaps did not know what to do herself. Not even a peep from my co-sponsor either.
So what to do? I decided to take action, clicking all the links I saw and really had no clue what I was looking for. Then I glanced down at the Old LaunchPad, which was on the front page underneath the TO-D- list and to this day I can swear that it's the one thing that saved my sanity!.And my SFI Business! Here it is:
"IMPORTANT NOTES: (This was shown on the right hand column of the page and can easily be overlooked especially if one is very frustrated.)
1. Clicking links contained in LaunchPad lessons will, in many cases, take you to pages in the SFI Affiliate Center. The Affiliate Center can be overwhelming for new members. If at any time you're feeling overwhelmed, just click the button with the rocket on it--located at the top of the Affiliate Center--to return here to LaunchPad. Stay focused on your LaunchPad lessons until you're ready to move on. But rest assured—all that stuff that looks overwhelming right now—is really just awesome tools and resources. Over time, everything will begin to make sense and you will be delighted that you have so many powerful tools to build your business with.
2. Do NOT try to learn everything about SFI in a few days or weeks. One of the main reasons SFI is so successful is because it has real substance—with more than 30 years behind it and literally tens of millions of dollars invested into building its system and infrastructure. Yes, you're now part of a REAL business that you can earn a very large income with, but it will take time to fully absorb everything. And that's alright, because anything worthwhile in life takes time. So relax and take your time. Learn a little bit every day. Soon, making money with SFI will become second nature for you. Getting started and taking daily action is the key."
Need I say more? These "IMPORTANT NOTES" are repeated all throughout the NEW LAUNCHPAD, when you're in between lessons, and if still feeling skeptical, the IMPORTANT NOTES are there on the bottom page to give reassurance and guidance that no other sponsors no matter how awesome can ever do!
Reason PSA Inactive Problem! in Miscellaneous
about 1 month ago
I appreciate your input, VINH, but with all due respect, we've already tried it the way you're suggesting...for YEARS in fact. It did not produce better results.
The thing is, counting on sponsors is NOT duplicatable and actually creates MUCH more confusion because every sponsor has a different idea of what's important and what's not. Worse, many can't communicate it, even if they mean well.
You will have to trust me, but having a single, central training document (LaunchPad) with the steps to get started (based on my 30+ years in the industry) is a better approach by far, all things considered.
Might certain sponsors do a better job? Sure! But likely 97% or more would do worse. And it's not like we're stopping any good sponsor from interjecting themselves! On the contrary, sponsors are notified the second someone signs up and can IMMEDIATELY engage with their new members...in various ways. If you want to tell a new person to ignore LaunchPad, we don't recommend it but you can do that, that's your prerogative, it's your business.
One last thing: Always remember that success comes before work ONLY in the dictionary. The vast majority of the public either don't know this yet or prefer to delude themselves into believing there are shortcuts to success. There aren't...and you will get your share of these folks
. People who know there are no shortcuts, who are willing to do the work, will gladly read the LaunchPad.
P.S. We are working on a new front-end that will try a different approach to engage many more people that we hope to roll out in the next couple months...so stay tuned.
My second Localvantia Pre-Registration in Sales
about 1 month ago
I had to pick some tags for this so I picked Sales, Marketing and Other. I picked other because there is no "This is Fun" Tag. If there were I would have picked it.
Yesterday, I went to Ristr8to Cafe and Coffee Crafters. I went there to meet my supplier for one of my TripleClicks ECA products. He lives, and develops his product which I sell, about 2 hours north of Chiang Mai where I live. Whenever he brings me a new inventory of product we meet at Ristr8to Cafe.
Looks like a fun place doesn't it?
We love it and their Coffee is like WOW. But this is the best part, they join Localvantia and each of these "Product Delivery Meetings" will be earning me more VP.
My supplier is a great kid, not really a kid but he is like 34 and I am 60 so a kid to me. Anyway, he was asking me, "Why you taking pictures? What is pre-registration? What is Localvantia? What are VP? Hey George I meet clients here all the time, how would I earn profit shares while drinking coffee with these clients? Yeah I want in."
After that I went to Number One Bistro and Cafe to meet one of my PSAs. I wanted to explain and show Localvantia pre-registration process. My PSAs nick name is Boy. So we stood in front of the Bistro and took some photos. The owner Joy whom I know was there and said, "Come in here and take some photos, it is better."
By The Way, that is a real car at the top of the photo hanging from the ceiling.
Then Boy and I connected to WiFi and began the pre-registration process. "What you doing?" Joy asked. I explained what we were doing, how Boy is an Affiliate, how we sell stuff on-line but here at Number One Bistro you really have no products to sell on-line but now you can sell direct and benefit, Blahblahblah You know the rest.
And what did Joy say? "I want in."
Localvantia has huge benefits and opportunity, but no opportunity is going to work itself, you gotta get out there and do the work, but believe me this is fun, a lot of fun.
The results of "if you could give one tip to a new PSA" in Team Building
about 1 month ago
A while ago I posted this thread “If you could give one tip to a new PSA, what would it be and why?”
This thread has been incredibly active and is still attracting replies, so far 243 people have replied, 27,762 views and the thread covers 21 pages. So firstly, a big thank you to everyone that responded, it has been truly incredible.
As this thread was so active, I have today audited the responses, most people gave more than one tip in their reply. It is very interesting and valuable to see the results, which I have grouped together for the audit. Starting with the most frequently mentioned and ending with the least mentioned.
]The overwhelming most frequently mentioned tip was:
Take your time, read and learn, Launch Pad, why? because learning is the secret to success, you can’t apply what you have not learned, become a master- learn and apply to move faster, readers are leader- leaders earn money.
Then more replies in descending order of the frequency mentioned:
Be patient, persistent and never give up, why? Winners never quit- quitters never win.
Log in daily, complete the To Do List, why? To action what you are learning and apply it daily, collecting valuable versapoints.
Participate in the Forum, why? to increase learning and fully understand how best to apply what you learn.
Invest your time and or money, why? to build your business faster, investing in T Credits and or advertising. It takes time to build
Duplication, why? follow the pathway to success, understanding the benefits of duplication.
Have a plan, teamwork and team building (all equally mentioned) why, having a plan or strategy that you are working to, allows you to take small steps along the way to achieve you goal and to monitor your progress. Teamwork and team building are linked to growing your business, the more your team succeed, the more you yourself succeed.
Enter the daily grand, play games, communicate with your sponsor and/or upline (all equally mentioned), why? the free daily grand entry gives you multiple chances of winning prizes, playing games also enables you to win bonus points and prizes, communication with your sponsor and/or upline will provide you continuous support and advice as you continue your progress in building your business.
Follow SFI Rules of Success, why? by understanding these simple steps and applying them, you are following the established proven pathway to succeed, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
Be active and take action to promote, why? because you need to work the system to succeed, it’s not a get rich scheme.
The last two tips that were mentioned in very low single figures are quite surprising:
Study the compensation plan, be positive, why? the compensation plan shows you the financial benefits in a clear format and being positive is the very best way to attract people to join your team.
I hope that everyone finds these results interesting and can benefit from the responses, with so many comments it gives us a true picture of everyone’s thoughts. Thank you very much for contributing to the original thread. It has certainly made me think about my communications with new PSAs. Almost the last comment “be positive” also made me think how important that is too, although it was only mentioned once as a tip.
Thank you again, wishing everyone much success, kind regards Stephen.
Positivity Attracts, How positive are you? in Team Building
about 1 month ago
Would you be surprised if I told you that people are attracted to people that are successful, everyone wants to be successful so its not surprising really. Just in the same way, it has been proven time after time, that success breeds success.
For example, studies have shown that if people form a crowd for any reason, many more people will join them just to see what is going on. I guess you could call it human nature, however, animals do it too.
So if you want to be successful at anything that you do, firstly align yourself with someone that's already successful in the area that you want to master, you don't have to do this but if you do your chances of success will be greater. Secondly be positive in everything that you do, as this attract others to you. If you are negative in your outlook, then how can you expect other people to want to join you. To be a good leader and mentor you need to inspire others to succeed and excel, even when they are down, you need to raise their spirits up.
Start today, become that beacon of light that attracts others to you, be positive and look for the best in everyone and everything you do. Align yourself to friends and people in the forum who share your dream and have already succeeded.
Every storm will pass, make the most of every situation and shine like a diamond.
So here is your challenge, each day tell three people just how fantastic the SFI opportunity is and how it is helping people all over the world to achieve their goals and inspirations. Geri and his team have built an incredible platform, why wouldn't you want to shout about it.
You are incredible, you are a positive beacon of light, shine brightly today like a diamond!!! and be hugely successful
To your success, kind regards Stephen.
A suggestion for Opti Team Leaders in Ask Gery
about 1 month ago
I am on Opti-Build. The success of what happens depends on YOU (including ME)! :)
"Make certain that you’re personally contributing a steady supply of sign-ups (through your own advertising and/or with the help of S-Builder Co-op or a Builder Bundle unit)." (From SFI's announcement)
Your and my success with Opti-Build can't be blamed on Opti-Build. The quality of results STILL DEPENDS on what you and I personally do in regards to HOW we market the SFI opportunity in our sponsoring efforts.
Listen: If you're throwing darts blindly at a wall with a target on it, then yes, you might hit one out of how many darts? But if you zero in and focus on both finding AND developing your market, you will increase the quality of those who come into SFI through your own effective efforts. This takes time, effort, and yes money (while you also learn/research how to do this).
I have two upline leaders who don't seem to be involved--(both are well known SFI "hitters" and even one has an ECA selling sign ups--which isn't very ethical given he is not participating in Opti-Build...another story)--but these negatives don't influence what I do with Opti-Build. In fact Opti-Build has motivated me to improve my marketing efforts. I want to see ACTIVE affiliates coming in--and it won't happen simply through buying from someone else's havesting efforts at an ECA store (sorry guys).
If you want quality--take control of your own effectual business growth while participating in Opti-Build and teach those under you to do what you're doing. Don't worry about what those above you are or aren't doing.
AT THE SAME TIME:
I see these people being called, "leaders." Call them that...but leadership is a quality of service given to a team. Just because they are above you or sport big badge doesn't necessarily make them a leader. Honestly, I feel real leaders will participate in Opti-Build AND contribute to their team's growth through focusing on improving their serve (i.e. work at sponsoring qualified and ready-to-go affiliates instead of only just harvesting a bunch of sign ups.
Phew 3 posts in one Day! But this is VERY Relevant in Getting Started
about 1 month ago
I thought it may be useful for some if I posted my weekly Team Mail I have just sent out to my Team.
Hope you like it and find it benficial
Hello One and All,
Well, we are about to begin yet another month and can you believe it but we are nearly halfway through 2017?
Doesn't time fly when you are enjoying yourself.
As I am sure many of you know, I have been with SFI since 2010. Yes, I got off to a shaky start due to health problems, and I have had more of those since. But in 2012 I really began to see what SFI had to offer me.
OK, I hear you ask, what does it offer me?
Firstly, SFI provides a platform - totally free of charge - with ALL the tools you would probably need to get your OWN BUSINESS up and running.
Just scroll through the Launchpad and under the Training TAB on your Homepage, the Internet Income Course. These two links alone are worth their weight in gold.
So how much will these cost you to use..... This is easy. All it will cost you is your time to read and digest things. If there is anything that you do not understand, I am here to help and throw some guidance your way. Then there is your upline, or even asking questions in the Forum.
In the Forum, there are many, many positive posts, but there are some which appear over and over again.
How do I make money in SFI?
How can I get to Executive Affiliate without spending money?
Why can't we be given enough VPs each month to make Executive Affiliate status?
They go on and on.
SFI is NOT a Get-Rich-Quick scheme (Are there ANY out there?)
SFI provides you with a Platform to build your own Business. You DO NOT work for them, or me, but for yourself and your Family.
If you wish to begin a Bricks-and-Mortar business on the street, as it were, then there is an extraordinary cost associated with this.
Rent of premises,
Licences (depending on your Business),
Buying office equipment,
Retaining customers to your product,
the list goes on an on.
However, here in SFI, what you invest is in yourself. Personally, I am at the stage where what I invest I get back twofold. So I have no out of pocket expenses each month.
I am passionate about SFI and I am passionate about being a Team leader helping members of my Team. However, I am not clairvoyant. You have to write to me and ask question if you have any.
You ought to login DAILY for at least half an hour minimum, to complete your tasks (easy peasy).
Remember, what you sow, you reap when the harvest comes.
Plan well, and your harvest will be fruitful.
I am not writing a book, so I will finish here and wish you a very good week.
Does SFI give us tools to help us build a solid team? in Team Building
2 months ago
I don't know about you, but for me this is a no-brainer... the answer is a great big YES!
I joined in December 2014. Since that time, SFI has made many modifications/changes and I do believe Optio-Build and the Active Sponsor Policy are two of the greatest.
The first, when utilized properly, offers Affiliates an opportunity to grow a solid network that can become more and more effective month after month. Through this program, growing a network that emulates The Plan published by SFI is more realistic than ever before. The program helps us manage some of the chance features inherent in Network Marketing that often produce haphazard and highly ineffective network structures. Collectively and systematically, we can now influence the growth of affiliates in each of our generational levels thus increasing our depth in each line and ensuring our longevity. The potential for optimal growth of our SFI networks (business) has never been greater.
The second, the Inactive Sponsor Policy, sends a clear message to all of us that a careless and haphazard approach to SFI will not be tolerated. The Network Marketing world is rife with tire-kickers, overnight success seekers and idle dreamers who seem to think most successful business owners get there by some secret sauce or magic potent. This is evidenced by the number of people I encounter who suffer from "Shiny Object Syndrome". Believe me I understand their feelings because I, too, have been so afflicted in the past.
There is one more point I want to make.
Some people think that investing in advertising only to "lose" newly-acquired affiliates to downline members through the Opti-Build Program is somehow counter-productive and maybe even wasting hard-earned dollars. Nothing could be further from the truth! In the long-term, investments you make that result in affiliates going to your downline members have a greater chance of returning much more value than if they remained in your first generation. Helping your downline affiliates build their teams is helping to ensure their success and your own longevity at the same time.
Is there anyone who would not agree?
Why do people do nothing? in Team Building
2 months ago
It’s a fact
that people typically do nothing when they don’t understand what they are supposed to do. That’s also what often happens at SFI where too many people feel overwhelmed by so much information, without finding what they actually need, especially when they’ve just started.
What they basically need, in my opinion, is a precise answers to each one of their two essential questions: “how much can I possibly earn with this business” and “what am I supposed to do to earn that amount of money?”.
As they can’t find a clear answer to these 2 questions, many of them loose all their interest and quit.
I think that all what people need to know about SFI, once they’ve understood SFI it’s a Top Rated Company
, is more or less what is included in these 3 articles I posted in the SFI Forum lately.
1) Just Getting started? Start leading by example NOW!
2) I always need to know how much I can earn.
3) Not making any money? Here’s why.
All other information and training are also very interesting of course, but it could be optional.
Too many times sponsors are afraid of being too direct with their PSAs, so they avoid to tell their people a basic truth: if you really want to make serious money in life (...not just in SFI), you need to be willing to invest money first.
The fact that people don’t want to invest money is just a useless myth. In fact we all spend money every day. The thing is that we’re all available to reasonably spend or invest money, only if we know exactly what we get back in return for that money. We’re all ready to spend money at the bakery as we know we’ll get some bread. We would be skeptical even at the bakery if we don’t know what we get in return for what we pay. Right?
That’s why I find very weird this attitude we all tend to have, about hiding the huge amount of money that we mathematically earn
if, following an accurate step-by-step strategy, we create specific conditions in our teams.
If people could "see" that, they would understand that there's absolutely nothing wrong in paying a reasonable amount of money to obtain the means needed to follow that strategy.
Especially now that we have the Opti-Build System in place, which exclusive aim is to build “a powerful and lucrative 5×5 team
” of Designated Diamonds which can potentially generate a precise minimum monthly income for everyone, like I explained in the post #2 linked above.
Maybe I’m old school, but the only thing I found interesting when I got involved in Network Marketing about 20 years ago, was the big money that I could earn with it. So I started to move my ass to earn that money, without trying to find excuses. I was self-motivated, with no need of having a good sponsor to push me.
Only later I discovered that thanks to Network Marketing I could also have a lot of fun, loads of new friends and so on.
But one thing is sure; if I didn’t have, since the very beginning, that clear picture showing me how much I was exactly going to earn, probably today I would be an average employee in some Company, working like crazy 8 hours a day or more, to make other people rich instead of myself and my team.
When submitting a ticket, hope I can help you'll. :) in Sales
2 months ago
I read a post, I couldn't add to the said post, cause it was locked, almost immediately! But some time or the other we all may run into this problem.
When ever we submit a ticket, it may take a few minutes, hours, a day or a few days, before we receive a reply. Some times, most times, are tickets are resolved 1st time around.
But then there's the other times, when we get are reply & its not the solution or satisfying correct answer were we were expecting, that's doesn't mean its over & your on your own. It only means you must reply again, with your additional concern, until your concern is resolved, OK.
How to do this: within your ticket, there's a note section, to the right of your original ticket submission, enter your additional reply there, OK.
Then re-submit it & wait, check back for support's reply again.
Never, ever, submit a 2nd or 3rd ticket, always use the same original ticket
When you get a reply & you read, "This ticket has already been solved or this ticket is closed" & your not satisfied yet, or you didn't get the help resolving your situation, don't Panic, all you have to do is re-open the same, ticket & re-add your query again. Support will be back on board, to assist, all over again, OK.
Your world has not come to an end, just continue, to work back & forth with support, you do your part from your end & they will do their part from theirs, too, OK.
We all have doubts! in Getting Started
2 months ago
You are so right John, I am sure thousands of new affiliates simply leave SFI before they really even study anything about it, simply because they are doubters. This maybe because they have been burnt online before, nothing new about that, or maybe because they don't think they have the ability or knowledge how to succeed in an online environment.
This is exactly where we, as Personal and Co-Sponsors, step up to the plate and coach and mentor our new recruits. They are new, they are possibly daunted by the wealth of information they need to absorb, they don't know where to start, all of these things. As Awesome Sponsors it is our role to see we get them on the right path very quickly, or we will lose them into the big 'I can't do this' hole, which so many newbie affiliates fall into.
We have a very important and active role to play if we want to build our teams, to create success, and then reap the benefits. Surely that is why we are all here, to build a solid business from which we can derive a fruitful income . And if we coach and mentor our team members then we are further adding value to our online business.
As you said, Duplication is the key here, so if we all listen to what our Personal and Co-Sponsors have to say, emulate their actions, and then pass on our increasing knowledge to our downlines, we will all be far better off. The benefits to us will follow, no doubt about that, but we must keep our team members excited and eager to build their very own downlines also, otherwise the system comes to a stalemate.
The systems are all in place with SFI, we just need to remove the doubt from our new affiliates minds, and show them that SFI is real, that the income is real, and the opportunities are endless.
Thanks for starting this thread John, I look forward to future comments...
Part of the Reason for Inactive Affiliates? in Team Building
2 months ago
What is a quality PSA?
A quality PSA for you may be one ready to start working today but for me it's every PSA who has given me 1 year to show them the power of the system and give them reasons to become active. I have Designated Diamonds (DD) who were inactive for over a year before they saw the big picture in my team. I myself fell ill and needed surgery and was inactive for 12 month's. I have now been in profit over 36 straight months with a majority of that time as Bronze or Silver Team Leader. Was I a poor quality PSA or CSA? I don't think so but had my sponsor been in the forum calling me one instead of just being inactive I might have opted out, waited 6 month's and joined someone else just to not work with him.
Think about what you say and do,
Andy Zeus Anderson
The Zero Factor! in Getting Started
2 months ago
All of us here at SFI started at zero!
Zero VP. Zero team members. Zero everything!
One common thing we all have together is the determination to make this business work for us.
Determination starts with the daily actions you must partake in to start climbing the stairs to success. The steps are provided to you for free! Take your first steps and start climbing here www.sfimg.com/LaunchPad/
Think about what you can accomplish with the help of other members on your team. Once you take a serious roll in your business and become a team leader you will start to gain exposure from your upline. You have reached the first floor!
When that happens, be prepared to start a team of your own. Because it will start to happen before you know it! You see, your upline wants to see you succeed! Period. Because if you don't succeed, we don't succeed. Pretty basic stuff.
Welcome to the second floor!
Learn how to communicate with your new team members, and start teaching them how to duplicate what you are doing to grow your business. Easy Peasy! Right!
Welcome to the third floor!
Now imagine this. If you are making an income on the third floor of your business, what is it going to be like on the 50th floor of a 500 story building?
I'm going for the penthouse suite, with ocean view!
Much success to all of you!
Confusion with Opti-Build Reassignments & Rank & Commissions in Ask Gery
2 months ago
This is not really an issue of how SFI, Opti-Builder or the compensation plan works... This is a question of how best to build ones SFI business in order to achieve a residual income that can be depended upon! What's our business strategy?
If we do not have leadership we do not have a dependable residual income!
Which would you rather have as PSAs?
5 PTLs. (5 Affiliates who know how to generate their own signups and build leadership)
50 BTLs. (great source of right now income)
I'm willing to bet that most Affiliates, after doing the right now income math, would rather have the 50 BTLs. However, this is the wrong answer for true residual income. If we want income, time and location freedom we need leadership! If a signup starts at the Affiliate rank and through hard work and dedication reaches the rank of PTL they've become a leader. You want these type of leaders!
I'll take the 5 PTLs. No discussion. Easy decision. Proven strategy.
12 levels before the Active Sponsor compression and 6 levels after indicates, to me, that a real focus on Team Leadership is seriously needed. Here in the USA this would be called a house of cards!
Using the reassignment process without focusing on leadership is not going to help. I would suggest this Affiliate do some serious research to find out who their top PSAs are and then focus on those PSAs.
Ok, with all that said what about the loss of income when one changes their focus from width to depth? The truth is that if we focuses on 3 to 5 PSAs with leadership potential we will lose "right now" income. I can say that I personally moved income down into my team, but I view it as an investment....
Would you rather have $100,000 today or a penny doubled every single day for a month? Google the answer!
Where is my sponsor helping? in Getting Started
2 months ago
This may sound a bit harsh, I'm not trying to be but this is a serious matter when it comes to business ownership.
99.9% of all businesses have no sponsor to teach anyone anything about any part of them. Be it online, offline, or in realms not yet created having an active sponsor or co-sponsor should never be an excuse for lack of success. Don't wait for an active sponsor but do check to see if you were assigned to a new sponsor at the first of the month. Our new Active Sponsors Program just started and if your sponsor hasn't been logging in and has not earned 250VP in the last 45 days as of the end of last month then you have had a new sponsor for 12 days now.
In the end though this is 100% of your business, and not your sponsor's business. Your sponsor is not your boss, they are not your teacher, they are the person who showed you the SFI opportunity but SFI provides the training and the forum provides the support, the search bar and FAQ offer the answers, and every day you can learn something new.
The training in advertising and marketing you seek are under your Marketing tab by selecting the sub menu Marketing Tactics, and more can be learned from day one newbie to advanced marketer using the Internet Income Course under your training tab. SFI is a live and interactive library filled with peers who are running their business and most of us seeing success have had inactive sponsors but realized that a active sponsor has no bearing on our success. We write our story not a Sponsor.
That said you should aim to be a better sponsor than your own because it's your business.
While the sponsor can't make you a success you can help your recruits find success which in turn becomes profits and growth in your own business, so don't repeat bad behavior or take what I am saying as an excuse to let your referrals work independently. Keep in mind that the Active Sponsor policy means you have to log in at least once every 45 days and accrue a minimum of 250 Versa Points or you too will lose all your Personally Sponsored Affiliates (PSA).
As to time frame for success most people take 2 years of investing in a business before they can even see a break even point. The less you invest of money the more time must be invested so if you are not buying advertising and team building aides you might need 3-4 years to see a substantial income, but the income is out there. You could also as you roll up your sleeves and get to work find you are a prodigy and that 6 month's from now you are making more than any of us. It all depends on you.
Hoping this helps you and others on your journey,
Andy Zeus Anderson