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Steve L.

United States

E365 Champion
 
Posts: 227 | Followers: 129 | Joined SFI: Jan 17, 2017

27 posts
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Banner Installation in Marketing #Marketing

2 days ago

Hi Randy.



If you are trying to get a banner to go where they are asking for "IMAGE" & "TARGET" or are you trying to add a banner that uses the entire code.

I am going to TRY to put an example up here and hope it works as I am posting links...
IF you are copying and trying to paste this link...
<a href='[i]https://www.sfi4.com/XXXXXXXX/ngrq'><img src='http://sfimg.csidn.com/SFIBanners/banner657.jpg' border='0'></a>[/i]

MOST traffic or advertising sites ask for two PARTS of the link above, one link will be the banner image link and in the info above the image link is http://sfimg.csidn.com/SFIBanners/banner657.jpg
While the other link is where YOU want people to go to when they click the banner image, that link in the info above is
https://www.sfi4.com/XXXXXXXX/ngrq (the XXXXXXXX was my SFI ID number).

So all you are going to use on MOST sites are
IMAGE sfimg.csidn.com/SFIBanners/banner657.jpg
TARGET www.sfi4.com/XXXXXXXX/ngrq

Another problem you might be experiencing is the https// verses just the Try dropping the "S" in the https link and see if that helps. Not sure of WIX but dropping the "S" in a link changes nothing when its an IMAGE link.

Hope that helps, let me know if it doesn't and I'll see what I can find out!

Be Well,
Steve



As Always A Motivational Meme!!

12 posts
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Forum Index in Suggestion Box

5 days ago

Hi Skumar,

Let me suggest that it MIGHT be best to just send the Forum Homepage link to new PSAs and TELL them to just "poke around" a little and to ask you any questions they might have after looking through the Forum. I believe letting them look for the things they are wondering about will likely save both them and more importantly YOU, a lot of time. I believe that given the chance and pointed in the right direction PSAs will go looking for the questions they most want answered and if they are able to find that question and answer they and you will learn MUCH!

If you have a tire kicker you will know VERY QUICKLY because when they discover that SFI is actually SIMPLE but NOT EASY they'll be done looking and off to the next get rich quick thing. But if they TRULY look around and then start to ask you some questions you'll know you have a SERIOUS PSA!

Those are my thoughts on new PSAs as getting them started in the right direction. I will sometimes have a "gut feeling" about a new PSA and help them along even if they don't ask questions. Also if they ask a lot of questions before they register as a new PSA then I help them along in the right direction. BUT I will not loan them money or assign PSAs to them until I see that they are ACTUALLY WORKING TO BUILD THEIR TEAM!

Anyways I hope that helps!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme!
(perhaps this may become handy?)

17 posts
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I obviously missed something! in Miscellaneous #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

7 days ago

Hi John,


THAT WAS YOU.....?!?!?!?
No, not really. Don't know when last you were here but many...MANY things have changed wait until you start bidding in Astro Auctions, if you haven't started bidding on those yet! With the Astro Auctions as Hot Chocolate said back in 1978 and then as BTO says!!

Be Well,
Steve

PS: Hey Support give an old DJ a Break! Those links are PERFECT!

As Always A Motivational Meme!

6 posts
210 views

Just A Couple Suggestions For A Few Eager Zebra Games in Suggestion Box #Eager Zebra

10 days ago

Hi Manuel,



Sorry, seems I didn't explain my idea thoroughly or specifically enough.

I didn't mean to suggest that it would lead to losing ANY points... EVER. I meant it as just another way to include more SFIers in games and rewarding their efforts. When I said reset to zero each month I meant that the points AND number of games played each month should be reset to zero in the monthly games. They would still keep their points earned from the games played in the monthly contests in the PGPA. No points would EVER be taken. It's just a different way of figuring out a winner(s).

Hope that makes better sense.

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme

18 posts
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can i apply for eca program now? in ECA Program #ECA

10 days ago

Hi Sanjay,



I think the best way would be to set up a store in the Rewardical Mall (I call it a Mall) then as you add products you should begin to see links like this one ..

<a href='https://johnmcmanus.pixels.com/featured/for-the-birds-john-mcmanus.html'><img src='https://johnmcmanus.pixels.com/displayartwork.html?id=19500133&width=250&height=166' alt='Photography Prints' title='Photography Prints' style='border: none;'></a>

that will allow others sell your items anywhere they like online.

If I recall correctly you can set up your store and offer affiliate status to those who want to sell your items.

Hope that helps... at least a little. I would suggest you browse some Rewardical Stores and look for the links that allow you to sell others products.

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme

6 posts
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Just A Couple Suggestions For A Few Eager Zebra Games in Suggestion Box #Eager Zebra

10 days ago

Hi Boss,

I wanted to suggest a way that might get and keep more folks involved in Eager Zebra games, particularly GMP, ZJ, Hidden and others where averages could be figured each month. I'd call it the PGPA (Per Game Played Average)

I was thinking a scoring category on the leader board that was based on a per game score with a minimum of the number of days in the month. So let's say that "Joe" played Zack Jack 50 times during the month and his total for the month was 100,000. We take the 100,000 and divide it by 50 (the number of times Joe played Zack Jack during the month) and we get his average Zack Jack score for the month of 2,000. Then let's say that "Jill " played Zack Jack 100 times during the month and her total for the month 175,000. We take the 175,000 and divide it by 100 (the number of times Jill played Zack Jack during the month) and we get her average Zack Jack score for the month of 1,750. So even though Jill scored MORE total points for the month and might qualify for other prizes, She would be behind Joe in the PGPA (Per Game Played Average) standings.

Also, the standings should NOT be shown until prizes are awarded in the following month. With this method it might also be possible to create divisions that group players together based on rank or time a player has been part of SFI.

Then each month the PGPA contests would start over with every one at zero.

I think this would help those that are new potentially win more games and be in the hunt to win some prizes based on their AVERAGE rather than their totals.

As I said just a suggestion that I think might get and keep more players involved in the games where average scores per "play" can be calculated.

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme

19 posts
1267 views

I Was Wrong... Everyone Did Not Become Gold Team Leaders... in Marketing #Getting Started #Marketing #Team Building

10 days ago

Hi TK,

I am a HUGE believer in the use of free advertising!

But what many don't understand is the key to making it work is CONSISTENCY in placing those free ads. Doing it hit and miss ain't gonna produce the results you are looking for! Here's the thing about placing ads regularly they eventually begin to produce results exponentially as new ads combine with older ads and....!

There are a LOT of terms involved in online marketing that maybe some aren't familiar with so I shall try to explain a few to start things off.

Traffic Exchange - A traffic exchange is a membership site where all members can surf and view other members sites. This is done based on a system of credits where 1 credit is equal to one random member of the site to see your page for a set amount of seconds. You can also convert these credits into banner and text ads to help promote your sites even more. Each exchange has upgrade options which will allow you to earn more credits and normally a higher commission rate as well. By referring others to these traffic exchanges you will earn a portion of their credits earned while surfing along with commissions if they upgrade or buy advertising on the site. By creating a solid downline of active members you can drive more traffic by earning a percentage of the credits of those in your downline. Traffic Exchanges are not normally a cash earning business though as stated above some offer the option of upgrading and earning on upgrades of those you refer. Traffic Exchanges are the PERFECT place to use your SFI GATEWAY LINKS

SafeLists/Viral Mailers - These are emailing lists where all members can mail advertisements to each other. These emails cannot be considered as spam because every member has opted in and confirmed their email address. A safelist can be used to advertise websites, business opportunities and so on. There are a few things to keep in mind about Safelists and Viral Mailers, create a GREAT subject line that makes the receiver want to open your email. DON'T send a novel keep your email short, sweet and to the point!

That's enough for the moment. There are more things to consider as you build your SFI Business for FREE and I am CERTAIN Tommie has forgotten more than I know about this method of advertising and I'm hoping he'll add to the different ad outlets and what they are and the best way to use them!

Be Well,
Steve

118 posts
9526 views

Team Leader rank qualifications simplified in SFI News #Compensation #Leadership

11 days ago

Hi Vesna,



You assume a lot! I don't believe I said ANYTHING about "make them spend $37 a month"? If you have to "make" someone do something they will stop doing it at their first opportunity. I try to be a coach and lead by example I invest time to show them how SFI works and how I try to buy from myself the stuff I have buy anyways. I hope and point out that it's important to lead by example when they begin to build their own team.

Also, I think it's very limiting to see investing as only a money thing. I invest at least 2 hours a day in SFI and I also invest money in my SFI business. I explain to ALL my PSAs in the first welcome ecard AND follow up emails they get from me the many different ways they can earn and build their business by, selling their old stuff in auctions, or selling items they find in SFI, like PrivacyMaxx or any items offered by other members they want to sell along with or in addition to SFI products. They are also told about Localvantia and how they can earn by offering to set up a stores customer loyalty program. Or they can even set up a store of their own in the Rewardical Mall (Mall is just what I call it it's not it's official name).

I also INSIST they contact me if they ever need ANY help.

Here's the thing, jump all over me if you want for my suggestion of get your 3 and help your 3 get their 3 and... it's just what I think is the best way to build a great team. If you have a better way I'm happy for you! GOOD LUCK!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme!

118 posts
9526 views

Team Leader rank qualifications simplified in SFI News #Compensation #Leadership

11 days ago

Hi Boss,

AGREE!

Focusing on 3 I believe is the thing to do, finding the RIGHT 3 is the hard part!
I have always said...
SFI is Simple... not easy... but simple, find your 3 then help those 3 find their 3 and you are well on your way to SUCCESS!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme
(this is from one of my favorite books and movies of mine if you have
not seen AND read To Kill A Mockingbird you should)

11 posts
398 views

Could be have a chess game? in Eager Zebra #Contests #Eager Zebra

14 days ago

Hi Michael,



"Seconds to LEARN decades to master" is what they say. And I think the "seconds to learn" would be the key thing. Of course it all might be moot as I think the main problem with both of these would likely be the "person" we would be playing AND the time both games would take, though I suppose both could be timed. But I would be concerned with internet connections for timed games.

I will keep looking for something that would work for you and other non sports fans!

My suggestions on the sports thing would be pick NCAA College Football then google the top 50 teams schedules and see what the experts say they expect. Or just google each game and see what the predictions are!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme

11 posts
398 views

Could be have a chess game? in Eager Zebra #Contests #Eager Zebra

14 days ago

Hi Mihai,



Look up the "GAME GO"

I believe you'll think it has much more appeal and is far easier to learn.

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme!

11 posts
398 views

Could be have a chess game? in Eager Zebra #Contests #Eager Zebra

14 days ago

Hi Michael,



CoSign!

Chess is more of a game that many don't know how to play and chess can take YEARS to really become a "playa". But a strategy game such as GO Seconds To Learn Decades To Master! might be a better choice... Go, played around the world, is an abstract strategy board game for two players, in which the aim is to surround more territory than the opponent. The game was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game continuously played to the present day. If the EZ Wizards would like more info there is even an International Go Federation and an American Go Association where people can learn to play and that would likely appreciate the addition of GO to our games. The MAIN problem with both might be the time involved to play a game and that members would need a opponent for both and I have no idea about creating an opponent via software.

Anyways, those are my thoughts for a new game, I just don't not what is involved in building a challenger for us to take on!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivations Meme!

5 posts
609 views

Providing INFORMATION... What is the harm ? in Suggestion Box #Astro Auctions #TripleClicks

18 days ago

Hi Sanjeev ,

I wanted to suggest that you check out your FLIGHT LOG ( www.tripleclicks.com/Astro/Ledger?id=2567 ) for those details you're looking for, also you can check the Dashboard ( www.tripleclicks.com/Astro/Dashboard ) both provide a LOT of useful information! But I agree all the info on the receipt would help!

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me anytime you think I might be able to help.

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme!

9 posts
864 views

Red tabs remain green in VersaPoints #VersaPoints

18 days ago

Hi Bulelwa,

I'm thinking you need to refresh those tabs or close them and reopen them.

If that does not fix the problem you need to let the support wizards know what is happening!

In the meantime if I can ever be of help... I am at your service!

Be Well,
Steve


As Always A Motivational Meme!

6 posts
687 views

Could it be a bug in AA in Astro Auctions

23 days ago

Hi Tony,

Let me suggest you get in touch with SUPPORT post haste! I think they are your best bet in getting this situation sorted out rather than the Forum.

GOOD LUCK getting it fixed! Also depending on how you are paying some methods may require your purchase be shipped to the same address as that of your payment method. If that is the situation I don't know if that can be fixed and I believe would require a call to the company that is your payment method!

Again, GOOD LUCK and if you think I ever might be able to help feel free to reach out and let me know, and I will surely try to help!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme

17 posts
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HIDDEN: Purchasing more Clues Not Always Possible, Why? in Miscellaneous #Contests #Eager Zebra

about 1 month ago

Hi Robert,

Let me suggest that you start doing word games and crossword puzzles. As you do more and more games and crosswords you will begin to notice that you know more and more words quicker!

I have always done a LOT of crosswords and other word games and at long last I have discovered something that doing all those games and puzzles is helping me out. You won't notice the difference overnight but over time I believe you will.

Just a suggestion, I hope it helps!

Be Well,
Steve


As Always A Motivational Meme!

29 posts
2319 views

What does NO really mean? in Sales #Getting Started #Leadership #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi James,

"Last Post" I hope all is well with you and yours. If there is anything I might be able to do to keep you in the "ring" so to speak, I would be more than happy to try to help. As with anything someone is new to SFI takes time to learn and grow with. I don't know that 4 months is enough time to make a call on what your SFI business is going to be. There is a site I have for SFI team members and I believe you will like it. Use it if you [Removed link to website, per FORUM RULES ] it provides a lot of GREAT direction for SFI Business owners and good info on a life in sales.

As I said if there is anything I might be able to do let me know I am at your service. Don't base your entire decision about SFI on 4 months, I've been here over a year and still learn something new almost every day.

And if it matters I was part of SFI about 4 years ago now and I saw a new shiny object promising riches beyond the "dreams of avarice" and off I went! I can not tell how much I wish I had those years back.

Anyways, I'll shut up and wish you all the best in whatever you do, feel free to reach out if you think I might be able to help!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

PS: I always told those I trained in sales that a NO meant they were one more closer to a yes.


As Always A Motivational Meme

24 posts
1466 views

If I remain an EA, will I lose any of my team? in Team Building #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi Mizanur,




If you mean you have CSAs that are BTL and STL... don't you EVER miss a month of EA rank! You need to already have an Auto Order set up to make you an EA just in case you break an arm and can't type!

If you miss being an EA you lose ALL your CSAs ALL OF THEM! Not just the ones awarded to you ALL OF THEM!

Seriously, you need to have that Auto Ship set up and/or someone you trust ready to act on your behalf in case something happens!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme

22 posts
1835 views

Help PSAS and CSAS not to dropout in Suggestion Box #Compensation

about 1 month ago

COSIGN!


As Always A Motivational Meme!

7 posts
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Team Chat for all of our Team Members. in Suggestion Box #PSA #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi Lucky,

I have to disagree, and the reason why is because trying to keep track of who said what to who an when is REALLY hard to do... well for me it is anyway! And I'm just using chat with just 2 people, me and one other team member!

I could be wrong, it does happen fairly often. But I do know that once one person falls behind in chat its really hard to get caught up to where BOTH people know FOR SURE that questions and answers that are asked and answered are responses to the correct "things". I can't imagine how hard it would be if 10 or 20 or MORE were involved in a chat! My head hurts just thinking about it!

Anyways, that's just my opinion and like I said I could be wrong... it happens fairly often. I'd encourage you to try and find a chat that you can use that lets 10 or 20 folks in at a time and see how it works. Actually, I just spent 5 minutes looking and I wasn't able to find ANY. Like I said I think a multi person chat would end up a bit of a mess, but it is just my OPINION!

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme

16 posts
2473 views

Expectations from Team Members Actions, compared to Team Leader Actions. in Team Building #Leadership #Sponsor #Team Building

about 1 month ago

Hi Prabhat,

I would ask you one question...
What would you do if you discovered that your upline didn't seem to do the things they were demanding you do?

Perhaps the most important factor in building any business is TRUST, it can take YEARS to earn and mere SECONDS to lose! And once lost you will NEVER really be able to earn back that same level of trust you once enjoyed! And particularly in our business trust really is IMPORTANT because you are trying to teach them to DUPLICATE/COPY/CLONE or anything else you want to call it, your goal is to teach your PSAs & CSAs to do what YOU ARE DOING! And if you aren't REALLY doing it and they find out then you've lost their trust and you will NEVER recover the trust of the person who discovers you aren't doing what you expect them to do!

Let me suggest you find your top 3 PSAs if you don't know who those are ASK! Send a team mail and tell them that you are going to find three team members and work with them until they are EAs every month. Explain it will take working every day to establish habits to build your SFI Business! And tell them, AS WITH ANY BUSINESS they will eventually need to invest in THEIR SFI BUSINESS! Then go to work with the 3 you think will be the best to work with and work with them until you have them maintaining Executive Affiliate pretty much every month! Then help those 3 IDENTIFY and get their 3 EAs on a regular basis. Do that and you are well on your way to the beach or the ski slopes or whatever place is your dream place!

Never expect anyone to do something you won't do yourself! It will eventually catch up with you and cost you a lot more than money in the long run! Don't do things for them and personally never loan cash to anyone you can't afford to lose because that is more often than not is what will happen. There are some folks out there I call "HOPPERS" and they go from business opportunity to business opportunity signing up and trying to get their sponsor to loan them money. Watch for "hoppers"!

Sorry , I didn't mean to ramble on so long!

GOOD LUCK! This business really is SIMPLE, NOT EASY but SIMPLE! Find your 3 and help them find their 3 and as I said you WILL BE well on your way!

Be Well,
Steve

As Always A Motivational Meme!
And since its 1:44 AM here and since Wednesday
I've had around 5 hours of sleep (I'm a pain patient)
This one seems rather appropriate!

5 posts
761 views

How to submit pre-bid numbers Astro Auction? in Astro Auctions #Astro Auctions

2 months ago

Hi Ayesha,

I believe you mean what amount you should bid to win an Astro Auction. And if that is the case that is entirely up to you AND how many TCredits you are willing to bid. And that amount should be a number you have decided YOU ARE COMFORTABLE spending to get the item you are bidding on.

For example are you willing to bid 500 TCredits to get something you could buy for $10 in TripleClicks? Things like that are things you need to decide. You'll also need to decide how many TCredits of your bid you want to devote to Constellation Prizes awarded in the auction. You must always leave at least 1 TCredit towards winning Constellation Prizes involved in the auction so if you bid 100 TCredits and you leave 1 TCredit and DON'T win you will get 99 TCredits back AND win AT LEAST 10 Rewardicals and likely other prizes too! However if you win what you are bidding on you will NOT get your TCredits returned but you will win the item you bid on!

I strongly recommend you read the rules of Astro Auction

If you have questions after reading the rules PLEASE feel free to post them here in the forum and I believe you find a LOT better help.

Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme!

4 posts
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LOst on Vacation MOde in Miscellaneous #CSA #PSA

2 months ago

Hi Sulistyo,

I'm thinking this is more of a support issue... well for me it would be!

When I saw your headline I figured you had lost some days on your continuous streaks day on EZ games or something else. And that I could have helped you with but this I think you will get a much better answer by contacting SUPPORT

It is possible if you were on vacation for an extended period of time you might forfeit your PSAs & CSAs according SFI rules.
www.sfimg.com/Support/Solution?id=234018&referrer=search

But you should still contact support as their might be a way to figure something out.

BE WELL,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme!

27 posts
2842 views

I Cant win any auctions in Astro Auctions #Astro Auctions #Pricebenders

2 months ago

Hi Velinda,
Might I suggest a kind of formula I use when I REALLY want to win something ( it doesn't always work) but you'll get closer. I look at the retail cost. You can find that by clicking "i" button in the lower right hand corner of each auction. After I find the retail price I use these formulas:
If it's a "that would be nice to have" I multiply the retail by .15
If it's a "I really like that " I Multiply the retail by .25
If it's a "I want that" I Multiply the retail by .30
If it's a "I could USE that" I Multiply the retail by .40
If it's a "I can't live without that" I Multiply the retail by .50
SO... you let's say there is something that you think "that would be nice to have" and you click the "i" and see the retail price is $89.99. (If a price has cents in it I ALWAYS round up) so the retail price is $90 and MY formula says multiple the retail price by .15 so if we take 90 x .15 = 13.50 I take the 13.50 and round up to 14 and 14 is the number of TCredits I bid. Now lets say its something that "I can't live without that" again round 89.99 up to 90 and then multiply 90 x 50 and you get 45 so I'll bid 45 TCredits.

Here's the thing to keep in mind there are items you might want to use formula and add Tcredits to bid even higher. Remember the best price you can get TCredits for is, I think, $.29 cents so you may want to start with .29 at "that would be nice to have" and increase each category from there.

It will help you a lot to keep an eye on different auctions to see what things sell for. There can be large swings in winning bids I think I've seen something sell for as little as 120 TCs and the same thing sell for 380 TCs. A lot depends on who is bidding and the time of day the auction is taking place!

Hope all that makes sense if not let me and I'll try to explain it better. Also, remember those are MY guidelines, and I often ignore them and bid a lot more, or a lot less. You should ALWAYS do what is COMFORTABLE FOR YOU!



Be Well,
Steve Lanier

As Always A Motivational Meme