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Charles C.

India

E365 Runner Up
Gold Fast-Track
 
Posts: 187 | Followers: 99 | 6th year with SFI

11 posts
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Marketing Planning in Marketing #Marketing

2 days ago

Thank you Temel. This is very helpful. Without a strategy and plan few things can be successful today. And, yet, the tendency usually is to go blindly! The steps you have shown will be good guides for anyone.

14 posts
996 views

I've Got A Special Announcement - They Lied! in Inspiration/Testimonials #Getting Started

3 days ago

Bruce, thank you for your post. The things you say are true for both personal life as wells as business in SFI/Tripleclicks. Many of us have been knocking ourselves on the head, and everywhere else, to get one ACTIVE PSA and not managing even that! Many affiliates, even some persistent ones, you will find are visibly getting discouraged and not even qualifying for EA after being here for years. And yet not giving up in the hope that somehow, somewhere, a lodestone will appear!

By the way I like how you managed to grab my attention with your headline! With your experience this is not surprising. But it also shows we all need to innovate and think outside the box to grab people's attention so that at least you get them to listen to you!

8 posts
441 views

Out of Expectations, 40 TCredits can be yours in Recognition #Eager Zebra #TCredits #TripleClicks

13 days ago

Congratulations Muhammad O. It is always a joy to win Card King. I have won several times but have not got that many TCredits. 40 TCredits means you did very well at the Game. May you win many more times!

17 posts
3450 views

Part 3 - Four G's Of SFI Success Formula in Team Building #Getting Started #Team Building

19 days ago

Thank you Bing O for sharing your knowledge and experience of 40 years! How true it is that things don't happen easily and takes time. It sounds easy when we think we only need 5 active PSAs when you are buying/recruiting hundreds of them. In reality it is very hard and we, human as we are, tend to get discouraged. This is where we need money and hard work. But probably even more than these we need patience, commitment and working smart, including learning from the experiences of others who have done it before us.

234 posts
30733 views

Goodbye Class Cash, Hello Smart Start! in SFI News #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

25 days ago

Yep, we had identified this "issue" yesterday actually and we will be adding, shortly, something to make sure this is indeed stated on the page.

I like the Smart

You could also add a popup that would appear if they try to leave the page without having selected their 12 free CSAs. The popup could say something like this:

________________
Are you sure?
If you leave this page now without selecting your 12 Free CSAs, you will forfeit them forever!
You need to select them now before leaving this page.
Do you want to stay on this page and select your 12 Free CSAs?
Yes No
________________



Though the wording was adjusted somewhat, we've now put this in place. It's pretty much impossible now to "forget" to choose your 12 fee CSAs. Thank you, Lucie!



I like the Smart Start programme very much. I had one concern which is touched upon here but not fully. In my experience, the new PSAs who start active have usually opened (and closed) their Affiliate Centre Page before I can send them a Welcome Message. My request is, could the selection of the 12 CSAs be given a little gap of the full 48 hours or at least 24 hours in order to enable the new Sponsors to at least welcome them first with their message? Thanks.

12 posts
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Unable to Play Poker and Zackjack in Eager Zebra #Eager Zebra

about 1 month ago

I have had this problem for quite a long time time and I also lost my streaks. I asked others if they were having similar problems; they said no. Later I was able to play them only during early mornings. Now it is much better. Hope it is only a temporary aberration. All the best to you.

233 posts
12652 views

Happy birthday Mr. Gery!! in Recognition

about 1 month ago

Wow! Easter Birthday! Many happy returns.

14 posts
2345 views

Advice on buying bitcoin in Miscellaneous

about 1 month ago

Can anyone advice on how to go about buying bitcoin for use in SFI/TC? Thanks in advance.

4 posts
585 views

Is anyone facing problems logging into Eager Zebra Games? in India

2 months ago

Thank you TVR. Good to know.

4 posts
585 views

Is anyone facing problems logging into Eager Zebra Games? in India

2 months ago

Is anyone facing problems logging into Eager Zebra Games? I have had this problem for several days now and have lost my Streak twice. Glad to hear any response. Thanks in advance.

64 posts
9781 views

New Localvantia Pre-Registration option in SFI News #Localvantia

3 months ago

Dear Gery,
I have just seen your answer to Anna Marie and I am fully satisfied. Thanks.

64 posts
9781 views

New Localvantia Pre-Registration option in SFI News #Localvantia

3 months ago

Thank you Gery. I did read this but the question that came to my mind was, "would the Account Manager then be doing this service free?" Of course, if I am not the account manager this will not affect me and this was why I said my question was more out of curiosity. Anyway, thanks for taking time and responding so promptly.

64 posts
9781 views

New Localvantia Pre-Registration option in SFI News #Localvantia

3 months ago

This is a great idea and I can fully appreciate the "indirect" benefits, particularly for those who have less business/marketing skills. What I am a bit confused about is the "direct" benefits of how you share the income between the account manager and the affiliate who pre-registers the merchant? But this is more of a curiosity and either way the possibilities are endless. Thank you Gery.

5 posts
614 views

My Post This Week in Team Building #Sponsor

3 months ago

Dear friends,

This week, I want to focus on and emphasize that everyone need to read the posts in the Forum and take part in it as regularly as you can. The Forum educates you in things/areas you don’t know about and would like to know, you get the pulse of the thinking of your fellow-affiliates in SFI and you get the opportunity to express yourselves and disseminate your own ideas on how best to work the business. In so doing, you improve and refine your own ideas for your business, you get a chance to contribute worldwide, get the respect of your peers, and ideas to earn more for yourselves! Its win-win all the way or even if you do not earn as much as you would like to, for whatever reason, you have nothing to lose!

The above message is particularly for the newbies. If you have joined the SFI, consciously or even accidentally, and are not sure about whether to continue or not. Do not leave until you have spent a week reading the posts in the SFI Forum.

Thank you and all the very best to each one.

Charles

18 posts
1313 views

Just won 25 PSAs at $2.86 with only 12 bids... in Recognition #Pricebenders #PSA #Team Building

4 months ago

Congratulations Prbhakar! It may not always happen like this, so enjoy every such moment and we share in your joy.

24 posts
2887 views

Tips to grow a stronger team!!! in Miscellaneous #CSA #PSA #Sponsor

5 months ago

Zhumagul, Great New Year's gift! You are EA now but I think you have laid the foundations for DTL -- and sooner than later. Would like to emulate your example.

30 posts
2542 views

Happy New Year! in Recognition

5 months ago

Wish everyone a very happy, peaceful, fruitful and prosperous 2018!

15 posts
1777 views

PSA unreachable through my Growth Tab in Team Building #PSA

5 months ago

Thank you for your reply. Interestingly I sent out every team member a handshake and a summary of how to start with SFI as soon as they were added to my genealogy. So when I went to the growth tab I was surprised to see them listed.


In Growth tab I have always found ONLY those PSAs who have been moving forward! In this case there should not be any problem of getting in touch with them. I am totally foxed. May be I need to train a little more! All the best to you.

15 posts
1777 views

PSA unreachable through my Growth Tab in Team Building #PSA

5 months ago

James, I am not sure if Growth Tab is the best place to get in touch with PSAs. Normally, I get in touch with my PSAs first when notice of new PSAs come to me in the Inbox and then either from the Movers' tab or from Genealogy. Of course from Genealogy you can also find out if anyone had opted out as several have pointed out above. In the past I have had several cases when as soon as I open the Inbox to get in touch with them I just could not because they had opted out -- sometimes even this notice is not available. The next best choice, after checking if they had opted out, is to send a ticket to Support.

10 posts
1112 views

To Place Free Ads..... in Miscellaneous #Marketing #Sales

5 months ago

It is good that you want to promote your business. For SFI date and time look at the top right hand corner of your Affiliate Home Page just below your rank and left to your photo and then look at your watch for the Indian time and date. This should help. All the best to you.

13 posts
1596 views

Delivery of purchaed items to customers other than USA and Canada in Miscellaneous #Marketing

6 months ago

Hi Vasant,

Most products are shipped directly to you like any other products you purchase from anywhere in the world. It is only certain items that are restricted because Indian Government, for example, does not allow it.

88 posts
10007 views

win $250 qualified? in Suggestion Box #Contests #Getting Started #Marketing

6 months ago

Dear Phill,
Thank you for raising this issue. I had thought this was a very good idea and enthusiastically promoted it to all my new PSAs in my welcome message, making the Class Cash very prominent even now. Sadly, in my case, I must admit it has not worked. Out of nearly 200 new PSAs just about 4-5 even bothered to enter the competition. And not a single one continued to be active. I would be glad to hear and learn from the experiences of others here.

32 posts
3423 views

If I had only known sooner... in Getting Started #E365 #Getting Started #Team Building

6 months ago

Dear Glenn,
I am sorry but you seem to have misunderstood my post. There is no ulterior motive except wanting to learn. As to your last advice of finding a gem of an affiliate who will not only be active but an active affiliate also playing PB auctions regularly, that is of course a dream and I have been in search of such affiliates all this time. Thanks and wish you the very best.

23 posts
3285 views

How to encourage your old team members? in Miscellaneous

6 months ago

Once again, thank you all so much for your valuable suggestions. I think I can now work on two or three of the suggestions and see where things go.

23 posts
3285 views

How to encourage your old team members? in Miscellaneous

6 months ago

Thank you all so much for taking the time out and sending in your suggestions. I really appreciate that. But I also want to remind that these affiliates I am talking about (not necessarily just PSAs) are not affiliates in the ordinary sense. They have invested time, energy, and money into their business month after month, year after year! I have even seen their advertisements on social media over long term. Over the years they have become my friends, and I feel sad that I am beginning to sense that they may leave soon. And you can’t say too much to “veterans” who have done their best (and may even know more than you about SFI) without feeling a little sense of being patronizing which I don’t want to do because that would be an insult to them. Thanks again.