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Johnny and Christine ..

New Zealand

E365 Runner Up
Gold Fast-Track
Posts: 250 | Followers: 196 | 6th year with SFI

11 posts

Don't be Me! in Getting Started #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

6 days ago

This thread is about getting started not about joining and doing absolutely nothing .

I joined SFI when all that was on offer was a subscription, a monthly magazine. Then it was call something like Six Figure Income but I am not sure so please correct me if that is not right.

That was 10 years ago when I was so busy I just had no time left in the day.

I was working a job and a part time business to supported my life, my wife and my kids and as you can imagine life was so busy that I literally had no time to think about SFI or any other online ideas.

Fast forward to December 2008, living life of bringing up two wonderful children and working hard in my job while building up the second part time business came to a screeching Holt. Circumstances suddenly changed and I found myself starting over.

Without getting into the nitty gritty of what happened , I began searching for options to generate income online and was reintroduced to SFI. Yep i was "rearmed" years after I had first joined.

If only I knew then what I know now...

I beg you, STOP take an hour off from your life to login and take action.

Don't be me.
Be the you that you want to be 1 year form now not 10 years from now .

9 posts

Unwanted Claims Whats the Answer? in Sales #Marketing #Rewardical #Sales

6 days ago

Hello again James,

When you say unwanted claims I am thinking you have become involved in Rewardical as a Business and your are paying RT to customers who have purchased from that business.

Is this correct?

I am just trying to understand you demise in asking this question.



9 posts

How Many Of These Can You Say YesTo??? in Getting Started #Getting Started

8 days ago

We both work together so I have to be perfect ....hahahaha. Yep I do most of the work Christine keeps me honest and puffed up/ motivated to keep her happy .

Nice to meet you Bruce and keep up the great posts. I do read them.

9 posts

How Many Of These Can You Say YesTo??? in Getting Started #Getting Started

8 days ago

Hey Bruce nice and extremely helpful for my thinking.

I quoted each of your questions and replied as honestly as I could and without fluff or hype,

Yes always, as long as the others who ever other is reciprocates and co-operates by becoming active and fully committed to achieving what they want once they set Personal goals.

7 posts

As A Brick and mortar Business Owner? in ECA Program #Localvantia #Rewardical #Sales

9 days ago

If someone owns a Brick and mortar Business and registers with Localvancia can they join SFI to receive all the benefits?

12 posts

Playing Eager Zebra Games - Streaks in Eager Zebra #Eager Zebra

10 days ago

Will the changing of the clock help as you are going to winter time today?

Just a thought Jeanne

9 posts

Clock Changes in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA in Miscellaneous #TripleClicks

10 days ago

Thanks Zlatan,

That give us Kiwi's in New Zealand an additional hour so instead of 6pm it will now be 7pm

8 posts

Re -enquiries in Getting Started #Sales #TCredits #TripleClicks

10 days ago

I had a very close friend of mine join us in SFI6 years ago who was very astute when it came to the internet.

He quit because he was still of the understanding that he had to purchase products that, as he said needed to be delivered to his front door and wanted nothing to do with SFI for that very reason.

The reason I am telling you that is a lot of people still have that very thinking as you did until now Acquah.

There are two types of product and they are physical and virtual.

Physical product are the books (not eBooks) you speak of and the virtual are T credits that you will receive as soon as your order is confirmed.

The t credits are as has been stated virtual money you can use as a standard currency to Bid and purchase Physical products from Tripple Clicks.

The receipts will be in you email inbox not you home address mail box for all t credits or you can see the amount you have obtained and used with in your members Center at Triple Clicks .

Here is the direct link Log In when you click that Link

Hope this makes it clear for you and your team.

7 posts

how will i be paid fully on my dues? in Compensation #Compensation

10 days ago

Once commissions are confirmed on the 10th of November you will be notified of what you have made. You can then select your preferences on how you wish to collect your payment.

12 posts

HELP FOR RW in Suggestion Box #Rewardical #TripleClicks

13 days ago

Hi Milan,

In my humble opinion SFI needs to be fueled as a car does to make thing work so I would recommend you think along the lines of what will keep your business priorities moving forward.

As stated there are no guarantees that others will become active therefore I personally use RT to improve my business and exchange for T-credits and VP as and when required.

I do so because I also have a standing order for the Builder Bundle that provides team growth of which I work with each month until they become active or not. Should they become active I then provide T-credits as incentives or reward for effort that I can obtain by converting RT to T-credits or Gift Certificates.

Good luck and hope that helps.

2 posts

Downloading Genealogy in Ask Gery

13 days ago

Hi William,

I am curious as to why you would want need to do that?

After all we all have the necessaries to perform everything in the genealogy for free without the need to use any other software.

Sorry if I missed the point of you query.

11 posts

Private Forum Question in Miscellaneous

23 days ago

Hi all I use my private forum to do the editing and once happy with what I have formatted I click edit then simply copy and paste it all to were I would like every one to read it.

I am telling you this just as a suggestion to keeping it but use the moderator tool to lock it.

This way you get to keep everything you have written, after all you never know when you might like to share your stuff with others in your team.

Just saying

11 posts

" So Where Do I Start" This is NOT a Question! in Team Building #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

25 days ago

Thanks for your suggestions and constructive criticism

But as a lot of people have mentioned, to us in the past "SFI is over Whelming I don't think its for me"

This thread can be read and suggestions can applied within an hour of time but it still need us all to help others understand what it is that makes it work for us . So I say if this thread ignites people and they become successful in SFI ...YEYYY! I am a success because I put it together to help them.

I will continue to post my thoughts and while doing so I will also take on board your suggestions if I think they are relevant to the majority of the readers here.

Thanks again for the above comments
Kind Regards

11 posts

Help your team and give to them. in Team Building #Leadership #PSA #Sponsor

25 days ago

Absolutely correct in every way.

I just wish that was practised more often as there seems to be the mentality that the more people one has in there team th richer they become. When reality is helping your down line improve their business yours will be ok.

11 posts

" So Where Do I Start" This is NOT a Question! in Team Building #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

26 days ago

Another great question Rachael,

Let's make the answer to you question sort and to the point,

Don't wait keep going and work with those who show up every day!

NEXT PLEASE! should be first and foremost in your thinking as this post is about you and those who reciprocate your help!

11 posts

" So Where Do I Start" This is NOT a Question! in Team Building #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

26 days ago

Explaining SFI ...Explaining it to someone who has just joined needs to include this entire writing.

"So Where Do I Start?" .

To help answer this question , if you haven't already done so, please read the this Conversion. it is the framework for anyone who starts an online business and should be applied every time someone joins you in SFI

So, let's look at how to start helping others to understand SFI. To be successful you must first achieve two things...

1. Obtain new signups,
2. Help them Get Started.

The reality is the internet is a highly competitive market place so to compete we need to be competitive. There are 100's of millions of people on the Internet and billions of web pages. To make even a tiny ripple in this ever expanding ocean of competition, you've got to work very hard at advertising to consistently build a database of new signups/leads.

Why SFI shines brightly online?

Did you know SFI offers everyone new signup to those who join, we can help and teach them and when we do the sky is just the beginning, success is a guarantee, the limit of success become limitless when you know what you don't know.

To solve the question “Where do I start?” is not what you need answered, the question you need to be asking is "So How Can I Get Others Started"

So let's explore that by starting with a few ways you can convert new Affiliates from the joining stage to the getting started stage. There is one thing that needs to be made very clear here though. If anyone wants to get serious about making money, it is important to understand that it will cost you. That's just business, every business requires investment to survive.

“I was told it is free"

Forget it! If we don't invest, sorry to state the obvious but "We just won't have a business!"

That's just common sense, To not invest time just for starters, simply means you are going nowhere, you need to do some work at first sure, but once you have started others will see that and they will too. You need to get professional, accept the fact that SFI has spent a fortune on developing a system complete with products, services, marketing, training, promotional paraphernalia and support to ensure your success.

Think about it they have been around for 18 years. Accept the fact that if you want the really good stuff, you're going to have to pay for it. You have to put some of your time into getting it started by doing what needs to done to teach, help, and work with others until they are doing what you do . While starting, you should also consider the need to invest in them, that could mean advertising their links for them, contacting their signups for them, sending them signups and any thing else that will help then Get Started after all it is your business.

The good news is that if you choose wisely, it needn't cost you much more than a cup of coffee per day once you "Get Started" and even less once you help a few others do the same.

So How Do I Generate Signups "

One of the best ways of generating signups on the Internet is to offer something of value for free.

Let’s now highlight the power of "FREE!"

"Free to Join ", Free Tools , Free Learning, FREE games etc.

So is there value in all of that? some might say yes, some might say maybe and some will even say "Not For Me" and do nothing even though it's all FREE! but when you offer commission payment with all the free stuff suddenly more take interest. To earn money you must work for it.


Because SFI produces affiliate signups every single day, so by simply Getting Started and constantly working on your business goals some of those signups will become your affiliates and will become paying customers, after a while they also will begin to understand and invest because it will help them earn more money.

So how do they become my customer?

They start using the products that are available to help them, Conversion complete! You have signups that become interested because they win stuff and they will see you are making money online.

What I am saying here is that you never need to go out and hit people over the head. The way SFI works if you didn't know, is by giving and teaching them how by using this complete system they will have everything they need to sustain a viable online commission.

For example, you can give people, T-credits to try things out like auctions and games just to help them get started and while they are winning, you simply send them a congrats card or tips card with some information on how to win, or how you learned how to make commission... like it so far? keep reading it get better.

There are people who have paid thousands to learn what SFI teaches us for free, but like I said it costs you initially in time to get things started and all it takes is a few emails with simple links to the said of teaching that worked for you.

This Free stuff is theirs, there are no hidden fees, no hidden costs and all it takes is a login and a few actions daily. When you realize the power of giving and helping others understand that only then consider buying some t-credits and start giving to those who are winning and working with you...do that and you now own a business.

Can you give that away? YES!, Great!

Now that we have that settled, let's talk about How to Convert Affiliates into Sellers with out them having to Sell.

SFI has products that are needed; they are the necessities for this business, the stuff needed by us as Affiliates to to help us grow our business. Again every business needs stuff and if you don't buy what is needed then don't expect others to either. Take the opportunity to communicate this with your Affiliates, build a relationship and position yourself as a user of what is required to make everything work, tell your stories and share your experiences you have had and explain the benefits of each of the products that have helped you.

A preferred method to making money on line these days is to write reviews about products explaining the benefits and how they can be applied to help achieve success or save money while earning commission. One word of warning...
Although SFI is the most economical way to build and generate income on the Internet, it requires an investment of your time and commitment, here lays the main reason people do not "Get Started".

There is a lot to learn! People are in a hurry to earn and not willing to do that. It's the way the world is. The system is 100% free to join for life people who are not ready to do what it takes to "Get Started" won't because they loose nothing.

Let those who join explore the entire system, let them do that without bombarding them with information. Introduce yourself and explain that this is a serious business you are doing, let them know it is not a get rich for free system or a get rich quick path way... remind them that nothing worth doing is free because if it was everyone would be doing it. Tell them this is why you are working SFI.

That's all you need to say, Why?.

SFI is designed for people who want to make money or simply to look it over to see if it will give them what they need right now, they want to see if it really will make them money for them. Sadly, when they see they have to work and are not ready for that they no longer think it will but if they are read you'll be the first person to know because you are monitoring and working your business. You will see them earning VP, playing game and doing the basics and this is the only way. They will begin to realize SFI works for others and they will believe it can for for them eventually.

Contact your new affiliate using your own Email provider.,

Emailing your affiliate is not for the faint-hearten. It's a steep learning curve. One mistake and you can be accused of Spam or scar them away, Don't Spam! and don't over load them, Use the system, tell don't sell, explain with examples, done right there is long term gain for those who do this.

The people who are really successful here don't ask people to buy because they understand that conversion in SFI is a natural process. This is not unlike selling in the real world. To be successful in converting affiliates into customers you need to...

    Believe in the products and services you have

    Build rapport and trust by giving and helping

    Follow-up, follow-up and follow-up again!

So, how do you get these elements into your new affiliates thinking?

Understand that you are fighting an uphill battle if your products or services are not outstanding. Recall that I mentioned earlier that the Internet is a very competitive place and yet it need not be. Have you checked out the competition? Do you believe you have the best? If you don't have a competitive advantage and don't believe in your product, you'll have a hard time convincing anyone to buy.

When you have the competitive advantage AND believe in your products, it will become obvious to your affiliates and they will buy, they become your customer as well as your team leader and your friend. This makes the process of conversion a whole lot easier when Affiliate becomes a customer and ask you "So Where Do I Start?”

Building rapport and trust with your affiliates result from taking an interest in them. SFI does this in various ways. One of the most common is via regular newsletters. Trust and rapport is built by providing regular information that is helpful to affiliates. When it comes time to sell, this is usually done by way of reviews, recommendations and tips within the system.

Newsletters have proven to be one of the most successful ways of building trust and rapport with all SFI Affiliates. By nature, they target your market and follow-up with your PSA's and CSA's. This is why SFI works so well as a conversion strategy. You don't have to put a monthly newsletter together, these newsletters are already an excellent way of getting your new and existing Affiliates to buy from you over time. (Focus on getting to know them, help them get what they want. That could mean showing them a visible growth of new affiliates by sending them new signups.)

Newsletters are, of course, not everyone's cup of tea. Another very effective way of building rapport with your affiliates is by communicating with them via email. For me, this approach is more personal, flexible and effective. To get this to work for you however, you need to spend some time creating your messages, again there is no need to invest in software for mailing, following up and managing your lists. SFI has a platform for this and your personal email (Gmail) or whatever you use is Free too.

In creating your messages, the principles are the same as SFI's newsletters. I.e. your messages should be designed to build rapport. You don't go out and immediately start belting people over the head with selling products! That is taken care of by SFI!

Many successful SFI affiliates use this strategy. You only need to apply the same principles as SFI does with similar success. Are you starting to see what most don't know yet?

The main objective to the question "So Where Do I Start?" is building rapport. Typically, your first contact welcomes the new affiliate, lets them know who you are, where you're from and asks them a few questions about what they need.
Note that there is no attempt to sell anything! And the fact that you don't try to sell them anything will drive them nuts!

From the welcome letter your first contact email, you may or may not get a response. In reality you'll get few responses. To maximize your responses, and ultimately your conversion rate, you will need to send up to 7 additional emails letting your new affiliate know you're still around and willing to lend a hand. These messages may be a week or 2 apart. Following a quick "hello", your communication will typically include marketing tips or other useful information like links to web pages within SFI!

Again, there is no attempt to sell anything and all this can be done through the genealogy section as well as your personal email provider.

When you use this strategy consistently, you'll generate more interest. What will happen is that you build rapport and trust by taking an interest in what the affiliate needs. In your communication you simply look for ways of helping them get what they want.

Now here's the secret...

When you help people to get what they want, you'll get what you want. By helping people get what they want, you develop the level of trust that's required for your affiliate to take action and buy from you.

Using email requires good contact management. For this monitor your Movers and your Geneallogy

Finally, let me say this... whatever you do, your success in SFI depends on how you teach your affiliate to do the same as you. In this respect, the only difference between say a retail business and SFI are the numbers. If you want success, invest time in yourself and get professional. Take a professional approach and help others get what they want, build a Team of Affiliate partners, build friendships, and help them get what they want. In doing so this will leverage your time and make you MONEY.

After all that is why YOU are here, there is no other reason other than you want money so come and get it.

12 posts

Encouraging Inactive PSAs by Country in Team Building #Leadership #PSA #Team Building

28 days ago

To translate Tatjan's post Thank you Tatjana and yes you can do it for sure!

"Man often becomes what he thinks of himself.If I keep repeating that some things can not be done, it is likely that I will not be able to. Contrary to that, if I believe I can, I will surely be able to do this and do"

12 posts

Encouraging Inactive PSAs by Country in Team Building #Leadership #PSA #Team Building

28 days ago

As a person who understands pure marketing this that you have written is a perfect example of how to sell everyone inspiration to acquire their ultimate desire/ goals and happiness.

I spend my time writing not only to ignite the fire in people but to help me to personally learn from what I read.

You have inspired me no end with this and it should be placed at the top of the most important Must Reads.

Well done and thanks a million 10 out of 10 David.

10 posts

E365 Daily Drawing in Recognition #E365

about 1 month ago

Congratulations on your win Biljana.

17 posts

AA repeating liftoffs? in Astro Auctions #Astro Auctions

about 1 month ago

That will happen until you collect your win for the flight David...

16 posts

Can I buy for customer? in Sales #Sales #TripleClicks

about 1 month ago

No you will not get the commission if you buy through your site.

As stated your up line will receive the commission.

Your details must be on the left as the delivery details are on the right.

15 posts

Where is my RW? in Getting Started #E365 #Rewardical

about 1 month ago

Robert has explained this well as it is what one achieves within each month, Not over all you won for last month and have kept running the race, congratulations however some one has achieved more VP then you have but not enough to take the lead in your class. again congrats on being the class champion for the month.

There is a saying I like that every now and then gets placed in here to help people remain focused, "Don't sweet the small stuff" simply keep going and seek out what will give you an unfair advantage on those who are running the same race. You can do it as long as you keep going.

Oh and on a side note Happy SFI anniversary Robert :-)

8 posts

Pricebenders Penny Auctions Bids in Astro Auctions #Astro Auctions #Pricebenders #TCredits

about 1 month ago

Hi James, was it Astro or Price-benders just to clear up what I am confused about.

My take on what you say is that Price-Bender Auctions and Astro Auctions are separate identities. Each have separate rules so maybe that is were the confusion lies!

If you bid in Astro and do not win you will get your bids back less what you use for a chance to win consolation and one for entering the bid. If you were the highest bidder and that bid wins with 152 bids and you placed 3 time more then I understand that you should get the remainder not required to achieve the win refunded less the winning amount of 152 and any other amount you elected to spend for consolation wins or tipping the pilot .

The rules are different in Pricebenders as you are competing one click at the time and they are not returned if you do or don't win.

This is why there is so much excitement about Astro Auction