The SFI Mission Statement in Miscellaneous
4 days ago
Have you read this lately?
To build a community where people from every culture and country in the world can join together, and through the synergy of the community, create income and security, build life-long mutually-benefitting relationships, and better their lives in myriad ways.
To provide a vehicle that is accessible by all, regardless of financial stature, that can bring those who are impoverished out of poverty, to bring meaning to lives, to teach the immense value of self-reliance and respect, and to experience the joy of hard work and personal achievement.
To provide a vehicle that delivers financial enrichment but that never compromises on integrity or quality, to always do the right thing and not just what is expedient.
To never stop innovating, to never settle for second best, to always strive for perfection in every space where we operate.
To give every member of the SFI community a voice and a role in the direction of the company.
To always go the extra mile to serve and satisfy our affiliates, to be their advocate and business partner at all times, to always listen to their voices and treat them with love and respect like we do our own families.
To build something great, to do extraordinary things that will never be forgotten, to leave a legacy that makes the world a better place for all.
This is from the Launchpad. If you don't think SFI is interested in us succeeding, you should read this again and again. Because it is what they believe, and what they practice. Without each other, both SFI and their affiliates are nothing.
Share this with your teams. It is what we all need to remember when something changes.
Back to the Basics - Starting Over in Getting Started
16 days ago
One of the things for me about SFI now that I have been here over 7 years, is that most of the site that I focus on is relatively simple to me. For example, I don't focus much on games or auctions; I just do the basics every day to earn the VP, and move on. The SFI site is huge, but I keep to what works for me and what I know best.
The problem becomes an issue for new PSA's. They don't necessarily think like I do, and so their expectations are entirely different from mine. Even if I have success, and show them the path that I have taken, generally means very little. In fact, as time goes on, I get further and further removed from what a new affiliate has to process from the first day they sign up.
So today, it is back to the basics and starting over. I have read Launchpad Chapter One, and really tried to absorb it from the perspective of a brand new affiliate. And, I plan to incorporate some of the things in those chapters and lessons in my communication with my new PSA's - and probably in some of my social media posts as to what SFI has to offer a new person.
I think it will be a most humbling and educational experience!
Auction tips and Auction Flipping at TripleClicks in Pricebenders
19 days ago
Having won my share of auctions and lost a share too I have developed a list of good habits that allow me to win PriceBenders auctions on a regular basis.
My PriceBenders Auctions at TripleClicks Tips.
Additional things to know about PriceBenders Auctions at TripleClicks
- The most popular pack of t-credits is the 125 pack available to SFI Affiliates or the 200pack available to the public. Be sure to remember this before going head to head with anyone as more t-credits may be needed if a sound strategy doesn't work.
- Watch an auction for something you want and wait until bidding slows to a crawl with only 1-3 players left.
- Be aggressive when you start bidding. Use Bid Assist with 50-75 t-credits or bid manually as if you had bid assist on. This will lead the other players to believe you have a large quantity of t-credits and their cost are going to go up. That causes many to give up on winning leading you to more low cost wins at TripleClicks
- The best starting strategy is not to go after physical products until you have won auctions for additional t-credits. If you buy the 200 pack of t-credits try using 100 to 150 of the t-credits to win and auction for 200 or more t-credits. If you can turn 100 t-credits into 200 t-credits you will now have 300 t-credits and each t-credit will be worth less than the $29 you paid for each of the original 200. Do this until you have 500-1000 t-credits and your cost per bid comes down to under 10 cents a bid.
- Watch your cost. If you plan to flip and item you need to get it for not more than half the price of retail for the product. TripleClicks final selling price is guaranteed to be no more than 23% of product retail but you have to count in your bids and they add up fast. Say you buy the 200 pk and bid 100 times to win it will cost you $29 plus the final bid price. On a $100 item this comes to $23 final item cost and $29 bid cost for $52 spent. Follow the plan to reduce cost above and you would pay 10 cents a bid making your cost for a 100 bid win at auction $33 or less adding $19 to your profits. this goes a long way towards paying listing fees or web store cost, or for that matter just a sale percentage like is charged at TripleClicks. If the auction goes off before the bid reaches the 23% cap you will save even more and that's always awesome.
- You may not like the items up for bid but for most auctions not containing t-credits you can use Your Choice to select a gift card from places like Amazon.com favorite restaurants, target stores, movie theaters and more that will help you buy things for resale, resale the cards for profit, or even use those cards to build your e-mail list by offering one for a prize each month to a random subscriber.
- TripleClicks now allows you to win Amazon Gift Cards of up to $300 at auction. I saw one go off the other night for the maximum final selling prive of $69 with over 9,000 bids. If you followed the 10 cent bids formula and bid 500 times to win that auction you would have received a $300 gift card for around $73 total. Use it to buy merchandise at Amazon and resell on TripleClicks and you could earn up to $227 profits.
PriceBenders Auctions at TripleClicks are what is known as a penny auction meaning every bid raises the final price by 1 cent. With cost of bids at 29 cents each an auction can make a considerable level of revenue very fast. By following these tips and playing Eager Zebra Games at TripleClicks to earn free t-credits TC brings the average to around 14-18 cents a bid they earn. 1000 bids per 10.00 of final selling price is around $14 to $18 of earnings for TripleClicks before adding in the $10 of the selling price. For this matter don't feel too guilty when an auction win comes fairly low because high bid auctions like Double MRP and Winner Bids Free go off the company could make 200% or more on the cost of goods even after paying affiliates and buying products to sell.
Another great way to play the auctions is to invest with them. I have won Silver packs both sizes in the past and paid a fraction of the cost of the 50-100 t-credits they came with leaving me Silver Investment Bars at 1oz. of .999 pure silver totally free. I got behind on a internet bill one time last year and paid it off using silver bars by taking them to a local Gold and Silver exchange. That kept my business running at a time I couldn't work it because of bad pneumonia. Others used theirs for car payments and down payments, to pay off some debts, and to open savings accounts.
The possibilities are endless.
Andy Zeus Anderson
Here is what PSA replied via Icebreakers after 33 days in Getting Started
about 1 month ago
We never should give up our hope to our new PSAS. One of my PSA joined 21th July and that day he accumulated 150 VP only.
Than never he re-logged. But I was on my follow up continous. Each week I sent newsletters, motivational letter saying about SFI. But I never said anything that he can earn QUICK Money from SFI. I just have been sending him what the truth is.
However, suddenly today , he replied by Icebreakers. Unfortuneatly i was not online at that moment. Following is his replay :
So, PSA can come back at any time on the board. Whatever we need to follow up them as our way regularly.
For his questions, I planned to a special email replay to send. Before that I want your advice here that how can I replay him best way.
Your comments is valuable to me.
I find it amazing...... in Team Building
about 1 month ago
I find it amazing how my “team” continually progresses each month with their SFI business.
I currently have a downline of over 215,000 people, going as deep as 12 levels. There are over 600 team leaders going down 10 levels, as that is all I can see. I know there are more on 11 & 12 and beyond.
This “team” has based their business building mostly on the practice of finding a way to purchase at least 125 TCredits every month, and use all their available tasks to earn additional VP to reach at least BTL every month.
At lot of them do other things……like being ECA’s and making sales that way. At lot of other things they do I don’t even know about it. But they are very successful at it.
Most of them don’t post in the forum…some do. Some of them have been subjected to what they perceive as unfair criticism as to how they present their ideas…for whatever reason. A lot of them do not have English as a first language, so sometimes their ideas don’t come across quite as they intended, but their heart is definitely in the right place. But they still work hard in SFI.
Here is what I find most amazing - they are one of the most successful “teams” in SFI as far as I know. They have embraced the concept of making a purchase or sale every month to build their business (I personally encourage them to make a small purchase every month)…and they teach their PSA’s to do the same.
The use Facebook groups, webinars and other tools to constantly congratulate and teach their “team” to do those things that have made them the success that they are!
And I have nothing to do with it!!! They are working the program and working hard, every single day. Recruiting, promoting, teaching, encouraging…..whatever it takes for them and their “team” to build something great here in SFI.
Why do I have “team” in quotations? Because while some people don’t believe our downlines are “teams”, they do. They work together using private forums, the stream and social media to help each other. That is a team concept and it works.
I congratulate my team members for doing so well. May your success continue, and thank you so much for your efforts!!!
Grow Your Team; One Person at a Time! in Team Building
2 months ago
HUNGRY FOR SUCCESS?
Be Fearless! Go bravely and do what you need to do.
DON'T JUST TALK! WALK THE TALK!
Like the lion, Unleash the BEAST in you! You have the heart of the lion inside you! Let it out. Let it scream out of you! Go after what you want! (Fearless Motivation, 2017)
Enough is enough! It is time to SUCCEED!
It is a NEW WEEK. Let's PUT ON NEW SHOES & CRUSH IT ONLINE! We are Digital Entrepreneurs.
Yes, today, this week is a new opportunity for us to GENERATE LEADS & CONVERT THESE LEADS into SIGN UPS so that we will be able to fill our pockets with money.
Get excited and be hopeful. You will not always feel motivated so don't work from your emotions, instead be guided by logic.
You know that SFI WORKS. Let us therefore sign up people because Team Building is one of the most powerful ways to earn in SFI. Go make the money!
Do you think you could find one SERIOUS person to join your team each month; someone who can spend $36.25 each month and is interested in financial freedom? Carson (2017) explains that if you can teach this person to do what you do, your business will become WILDLY EXPLOSIVE!
If you are not signing up people, your business will not grow. Just find one person; just one per month. On the other hand,
if you are hungry for success, then by all means sign up three dozen persons per day. It is your business. Do what pleases you. Just grow your business. When everyone does well, we all benefit from the TripleClicks Executive pool.
RUN...yes, you may feel tired at times, but run until you are at the top of the mountain.
P - ersevere
U - ntil
S - omething
H - appens
Attack Until You Have Conquered! Come on SFIers, let's do this! Grrrrrhhhhh!
From one new SFI affiliate to another in Getting Started
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 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?