Congratulations on taking the first step to becoming your own boss and shaking theshackles of the 9-5 job. Whether you are looking for a steady income, a second paycheck orlooking to save money for a comfortable retirement SFI can help. This guide is to give you abrief overview of what SFI has to offer and to show you how you can start making moneytoday with a little time and dedication. Since SFI has so much information to learn it is easy tobecome overwhelmed and disheartened. It is my hope that after reading this guide gettingstarted might be a little easier for you as you begin your journey. Contained in this guide youwill find: 1.) What is SFI? 2.) What are versa points and why do I need them? 3.) How do I earn versa points? 4.) How do I make money with SFI? 5.) What advertising and marketing strategies do I use? 6.) Helpful links to resources within the SFI siteYou will probably still have a lot of questions after reading this guide. Please note that youare given a sponsor and a co-sponsor who will be there to help guide you as you find yourway. Do not hesitate to contact either if you become confused or if you need more advice onhow to build your business with SFI. A good sponsor/team leader will be available and ready,willing and able to help you whenever you hit a rough spot. This is not a get rich quickscheme so you will need to build your income overtime. You will not become rich overnight,but if you truly wish to become self-sufficient then putting in the time and effort needed tobuild yourself up will be well worth it. When you finally reach the goals that you areshooting for the pride you will feel in saying “I did this myself” will make your hard workand determination all worthwhile.1.) What is SFI?SFI (Strong Future International) Marketing Group was launched in 1998. Starting with justone product, sold only in the United States, SFI has now grown to more than 68,000 productsand services (and growing daily) sold in more than 190 countries around the world.SFI was created to allow anyone with a computer and Internet access the opportunity to tap
into the worldwide e-commerce revolution. Anyone of legal age in his or her country canbecome an SFI affiliate for free by filling out an online registration form. There are noobligations or purchase requirements of any kind. Once registered, affiliates are provided with professional Websites for marketing SFIs products on the Internet. SFI also provides all necessary sales support services, such as customer service, payment processing, and product shipment – all at no cost to the affiliate. For each sale generated, SFI pays the referring affiliate a commission. Additional commissions can be earned by building and leading affiliate groups.
2.) What are versa points and why do I need them? Versa points are points that are awarded based on actions that you complete within the SFI program. These points help in determining your status/rank each month. These include Executive Affiliate (EA), Bronze Team Leader (BTL), Silver Team Leader (STL), Gold Team Leader (GTL) and Platinum Team Leader (PTL). Maintaining a status of EA or higher each month is a must in order for you to be successful. Commissions, shares in theexecutive pool and the other monetary benefits that are available through SFI aredependent on status to a large degree as well. Failure to meet EA or higher will result inlosing your downline/team as well. Each month that you maintain EA or higher you willreceive Co-sponsored affiliates (CSA’s) that are people below you who will earn youcommissions based on items they purchase from TripleClicks. These people make up agood portion of your downline. If you lose your CSA’s due to not meeting status you willhave to start over at square one and this would be counterproductive.
3.) How do I earn versa points? Trying to get enough VP each month to make EA status can be a daunting task to say the least. There are many ways to gain free VP if you are willing to take the time to go through them. I’ve put together a quick guide to help you on your way and save you from time consuming searches of the SFI site to find all the VP that you can. The list is asfollows: - Make sure that you have completed all of your LAUNCHPADS as they each give you 15 VP. - Be sure to review your VP LEDGER to obtain all VP available from there each month. - On the SFI homepage, the tab labeled “TO-DO LIST” outlines other VP that can be gotten daily, weekly and monthly. - If you sign up for the TripleClicks email newsletter you will gain 100VP. - Recruit others to build your downline (PSA’s or personally sponsored affiliates). Encouraging them to do the same will eventually result in them reaching EA status or higher. This will give you VP as well (For each PSA that makes: EA2 you will get 100 VP, BTL you will get 150 VP, STL you will get 200 VP, GTL you will get 250 VP and PTL you will get 300 VP). - For those who are serious about wanting to make a steady income and grow their downline a standing order of 1500 VP each month will relieve the stress of trying to gain enough VP and help ensure that your business will grow. Standing orders are placed through the TripleClicks store. For having a standing order that gives 1500 VP you not only get that VP each month but you will also receive an additional 100 VP just for having the standing order.
4.) How do I make money with SFI? SFI offers multiple ways to start earning money. You can opt to focus on only one income stream or if you are really ambitious you can start building income from various methods. These methods are as follows:- Direct Commissions: SFIs Direct Commission program is powerful because once you sign up a TripleClicks member or SFI affiliate (PSA); they become your customer for life! SFI takes care of all order processing, product shipments, and customer service at no cost to you, and pays you a Direct Commission for every order placed by your members and affiliates for life!- TripleClicks Executive Pool: For each Versa Point (VP) you accumulate during the month, you will receive one share of the months pool. The more VP you score, the more you will earn from the TripleClicks Executive Pool! Its that simple. Note that VP can be earned for doing a wide variety of actions.- Co-sponsored Commissions: These are commissions that are gotten from the CSA’s that are assigned underneath of you. Below are the ways to gain CSA’s: A. A minimum of TWO (2) CSAs are allotted to you each month that you attain the rank of EA (minimum 1500 VP), these are allotted as soon as EA status is reached. B. You can win CSAs in the Daily Grand contest. C. CSAs can be won via Pricebenders Auctions D. CSAs can be won each day in the Entrepreneur365 Finalist drawing. E. Every month, thousands of Co-Sponsored Affiliates are forfeited and need a NEW co- sponsor. Become a Team Leader and a share of all of these forfeited Co-Sponsored Affiliates will be automatically added to your team, with YOU as their new co-sponsor! • Receive 1 share if youre a Bronze Team Leader • Receive 2 shares if youre a Silver Team Leader • Receive 3 shares if youre a Gold Team Leader • Receive 4 shares if youre a Platinum Team Leader- ECA Referral Program: Make referrals to the TripleClicks E-Commerce Associate (ECA) Program and earn Versa Points and lucrative royalties for life! Simply refer companies that sell products to your ECA Gateway. For each that becomes an approved ECA, youll earn 10% of the CV on all of their sales at TripleClicks.com. Plus, youll earn an immediate 100 VP when your ECA lists their first product. The ECA referral program is very powerful because all you have to do is introduce an ECA to TripleClicks and youre all set to earn royalties for life! Every time anyone—anywhere in the world—buys something at TripleClicks from one of your referred ECAs, you earn a royalty!- SFI Pay-Per-Action: SFI Pay-Per-Action (SFIPPA) is an optional, supplemental income program available to all SFI affiliates that allows you to act as an advertiser for SFI and earn supplemental income by getting others to take actions such as filling out forms. Each time you generate a qualified SFIPPA action, you earn a bounty. The amount of the
bounty varies depending on the action. Two SFIPPAs are currently available (with more inthe works):
A. SFI AFFILIATE SIGN-UPS Bounty: Up to $12 for each qualified sign-up B. TC MEMBER SIGN-UPS Bounty: Up to $5 for each qualified sign-upWith so many different ways to earn an income through SFI how can you NOT make money bybeing an affiliate! As long as you are willing to work for your money there is no cap on howmuch you can make each month.*Other perks offered to SFI Affiliates’: - TCredits allow you to take FULL advantage of your TripleClicks membership benefits and can also be used in many ways to build your SFI business. A single TCredit sells for $1.99, but you can receive, as part of your compensation as an SFI affiliate, up to 20 TCredits FREE every month! • Receive 10 TCredits if youre an EA2 • Receive 12 TCredits if youre a Bronze Team Leader • Receive 14 TCredits if youre a Silver Team Leader • Receive 16 TCredits if youre a Gold Team Leader • Receive 20 TCredits if youre a Platinum Team Leader
5.) What advertising and marketing strategies do I use? A. Tell your friends and family to sign up as SFI affiliates or TripleClicks members. Marketing to those you know will always be the first step. B. Hand out SFI X-Cards to your co- workers and acquaintances (these cards can be found on the SFI site). C. Add your "signature" to your e- mail. Most modern e-mail browsers allow you to set up a "signature" that gets automatically appended to every e-mail you send out. Your signature could be one of your gateway links or a SFI banner. D. Place a SFI X-Card into every piece of outgoing mail no matter where it is being sent to. E. Leave a SFI X-Card behind any place you visit. For example; with the tip at a restaurant or at the laundry mat when you are done there. F. Place flyers on public bulletin boards in grocery stores, gyms, etc… G. You can also advertise online. If you don’t wish to pay for advertising then Google “Where can I post ads free?” There are a lot of free advertising sites online where you can post your gateway links.These are only a few of the possible venues for advertising your business to help it grow. I willbe listing links to more information regarding this and much more in the next section.
6.)Helpful links to resources within the SFI site - Marketing tools and advertising information: https://www.sfimg.com/Resources/MarketingTools - Training information for getting started: https://www.sfimg.com/Training/ - Compensation and earnings information: https://www.sfimg.com/Reference/CompPlan - Gateway links for advertising purposes: https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/GatewayList - Your SFI Business Reports: https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/MyReports/ - Your VP Ledger: https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/MyReports/VPLedger - To reach your sponsors leadership page: https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/upline - Here is the sitemap so that you can find anything else you may wish to look for: https://www.sfimg.com/Reference/SitemapThere is a lot more information that can be found on the SFI site that you may find useful aswell. Take your time and don’t get overwhelmed. Read a little more each day until you feelcomfortable with how to build your income. There is no need to rush as it will cost younothing to take the time to learn all you can before you proceed. Good Luck and as always ifyou have any questions or concerns make sure to contact your sponsor and co-sponsor forassistance that is what they are there for.