Greetings, SFI Team Leaders!
Welcome to our monthly newsletter devoted exclusively to SFI Team Leaders. As a TL, you’re an essential part of what makes SFI the best and fastest growing business opportunity in the world! Team Leaders exemplify what the SFI opportunity is all about: success through teamwork!
Each month, the Team Leader newsletter brings you the strategies, guidelines, and how-to’s you need to continue to grow as an effective leader, sponsor an active team of PSAs and CSAs, and earn MAJOR monthly income through SFI.
You can also brush up on what it takes to be an effective SFI Team Leader with these LaunchPad Lessons:
Introduction To Sponsoring:
Taking It To The Next Level:
TEAM LEADER NEWS
Localvantia is off to a GREAT start with hundreds of merchants already being pre-registered weekly in dozens of countries by SFI affiliates who see the huge opportunity in front of them!
The United States leads the way, with Canada, Australia, Italy, Serbia, South Africa, and Nigeria also having added numerous merchants so far.
The top merchant categories registered so far are restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, general retail stores, health & wellness, automotive, and beauty/hair salons. In all, merchants in 30 different categories have been pre-registered so far! And we’re just getting started!
What is Localvantia?
Imagine earning all your rank-qualifying VersaPoints each month by simply buying your groceries, fueling up your car, dining at your favorite restaurants! Better yet, imagine earning earn all these VersaPoints with no additional expense whatsoever; you just buy what you already buy!
That’s exactly what our new program, “Localvantia,” aims to do! But Localvantia isn’t just about grocery stores, gas stations, and places to eat. On the contrary, Localvantia is designed to cover ALL merchants with products and services consumed locally.
Learn more here:
Boost your future SFI income now!
While the opportunity in a few months to be able to earn unlimited VersaPoints just by shopping at your favorite merchants is BIG, if you’re in SFI to earn big monthly commissions, the Localvantia pre-registration program is what you want to be focusing on!
And remember that this is a “first-mover advantage” opportunity. That is, the merchants in your area can only have one Referrer. If you’re not pre-registering them, if you’re letting other affiliates in your area do it instead, you’re potentially forfeiting thousands of dollars in monthly residual income that could be YOURS. Get your share!
Here’s how easy it is to pre-register merchants:
All SFI affiliates with the minimum rank of Executive Affiliate (EA) can pre-register local merchants. Here are the four simple steps:
- Visit your favorite merchant(s).
- Take a good picture of their storefront. See examples at: http://news.sfimg.com/2017/06/14/localvantia-pre-launch/
- Go to https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/lv_prereg and complete the pre-registration form for the merchant and upload the photo you took.
- Monitor your list of registered merchants and results at: https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/lv_mymerchants
Then, in October, when the Localvantia website/search engine goes live, the merchants will be contacted to confirm their registration and formally opt in to the program. To clarify, you’re NOT contacting merchants now, you’re just pre-registering them in our database, in preparation for the formal launch in October.
Note: Do not pre-register any merchants you’re not willing to follow up on later. What form will the follow-up take? It could take many forms, depending on the merchant, including mailing literature, leaving a brochure for the owner, phone calls, or even meetings.
For your accounts (the merchants you pre-registered), your reward is the opportunity to earn unlimited Bonus VP (each worth one share of the TripleClicks Executive Pool)! That is, for each VersaPoint dispensed by your merchants, you’ll earn one Bonus VP!
Imagine you’ve signed up a popular restaurant or grocery store that SFI affiliates shop at, who earn themselves 50,000 VP a month from their purchases there. That’s 50,000 Bonus VP (shares of the TripleClicks Executive Pool) for you each month, essentially just for introducing the merchant to the Localvantia program. And that’s just for ONE merchant; you could have dozens or even hundreds of merchants!
Read more about the new pre-registration program at:
Visit the Localvantia thread at the SFI Forum to learn more:
Greet your New SFI Affiliates Effectively!
When a new affiliate logs into the SFI Affiliate Center, he or she is greeted by an alert page reminding them of important steps they need to take and information they need to know. Included on that alert page will be a message that says:
“Your sponsor–SFI Corporate (firstname.lastname@example.org)–has left a special welcome message for you. Click here to read now.”
Although the SFI system puts in place a default welcome message from you for your PSAs, we strongly recommend you incorporate your own style with a customized welcome message. We’ve all heard about the importance of first impressions. Well, this is it. You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression, so you want to greet your new affiliates with a message that is personable, memorable, and action inducing.
So, what should your special message include? We suggest:
- A warm welcome.
- An invitation to participate in your co-op (No co-op of your own yet!? To start one, see: https://www.sfimg.com/PowerTools/TLCoop).
- An expression of your assistance and support.
- A small gift (optional).
Now let’s put all of the above components into a sample letter (feel free to use any and all parts in your own message):
Dear new affiliate,
I am delighted that you’ve joined my SFI team!
As your SFI sponsor, I’m here to help you get off to a fast and profitable start. My success is tied directly to yours, so please don’t hesitate to contact me to assist you with anything…anytime.
I also want to let you know that I operate an advertising co-op you’ll want to consider participating in. The way the co-op works is I place ads for SFI, and then everyone in my co-op gets a share of all the leads generated. If you don’t have experience in advertising, this is a great way to start building your own lucrative marketing team. E-mail me at [YOUREMAIL@ADDRESS.COM] if you’d like the details on how you can participate in my co-op.
One more thing: I have compiled an e-book of training tips. This book has taken me years to compile and contains a wealth of great ideas that can save you months of trial and error. I’d like to provide you with a copy of my e-book as a small token of my appreciation for joining my SFI team. You can download a free copy at [MYWEBSITE.COM/EBOOK/].
Once again, welcome to SFI. I look forward to working with you!
Your contact information
Once you’ve created your message, copy and paste it here:
Now, some of you may be saying, “Hey, I already send all my new affiliates an e-mail welcome…so isn’t this redundant?”
Perhaps, but here’s the problem with e-mail: SPAM FILTERS! Because spam literally chokes the Internet pipelines and is considered a scourge by nearly everyone, filters are employed at every turn to try to keep the spam out. Many ISPs use MULTIPLE spam filters, and many individuals now have filters on their personal e-mail browsers, too. The result of all these filters is that many e-mails are not delivered or get shuffled to “junk” folders where they’re never seen. It’s not fair, but that’s today’s reality. But you CAN avoid having your message lost.
HOW? Simple: You put your message where your new affiliates will see it when they log in at the SFI Affiliate Center.
SFI FORUM GREAT QUESTIONS ABOUT TEAM BUILDING
What are some new ways to motivate your PSAs?
What kind of people make good SFI affiliates?
How do you manage a large team?
The Icebreakers Tool
What’s an “icebreaker?”
Definition: “A thing that serves to relieve inhibitions or tension between people, or start a conversation.”
And that’s precisely what Icebreakers are designed to do–to help you engage new PSAs when they join your SFI team!
Here’s how SFI Icebreakers work:
Whenever you sign up a new PSA, you’ll have the option of using the Icebreaker tool.
Note: The easiest way is to just click the link to their Affiliate Snapshot included in the New PSA Notifications you receive by email instantly each time you personally sign up a new affiliate. From the Affiliate Snapshot, click the handshake icon located behind their name to initiate the Icebreaker.
When you initiate an Icebreaker, your new PSA will see a screen appear at the Affiliate Center with a concise, friendly, and non-intimidating message.
Unlike SFIM (SFI Instant Messaging), the Icebreaker window appears on top of their Affiliate Center screen…so it’s impossible to miss. It also cannot be dismissed without responding.
Four choices are given to your PSA:
- If online now, they can respond with a, “Yes, let’s chat now” (in which case SFIM is automatically and immediately engaged for both of you).
- They can schedule a chat with you for a later time.
- They can request that your conversation be moved from chat to email.
- They can defer to a later, unspecified time in the future.
Learn more about using Icebreakers:
LEADERSHIP TIPS FROM THE ASK SFI COMMUNITY:
What is the best way to inspire a sense of TEAM participation?
Does having a co-op for your downline help get them active and stay active?
How can I get my downline members to understand SFI and what to do?
Why are badges so important?
The Ask SC archive includes 52,387 answers to 842 business-boosting questions about nearly all aspects of the SFI program. To search the entire Ask SC database, see:
THE DIAMOND PLAN: AIM HIGH. DREAM BIG.
Maximize your income and success in SFI. Attain the prestigious rank of Diamond Team Leader (DTL) and become one of SFI’s top earners!
DTL requirements are simple:
* 1500 personal VP (VersaPoints)
* Develop 5 PTLs (Platinum Team Leaders) on your first level
In addition to bragging rights for attaining the highest rank in SFI and the handsome income that five first level PTLs bring, DTLs also earn DOUBLE Matching VP on their 12th generation affiliates.
Check out the simple 6-step plan now:
SFI FORUM NEEDS YOU!
The SFI Forum is one of our most powerful resources for Affiliates all over the world. Featuring in-depth discussions of SFI news, products, programs, and more, the Forum lets SFI affiliates brainstorm, share tips and ideas, get questions answered 24/7, and more!
Learn more about the Forum at:
As an SFI Team Leader, YOU have attained some success in SFI and have valuable experience and wisdom to share with your fellow affiliates. Remember, 40% of all CV in commissions come from the TripleClicks Executive Pool–which EVERY affiliate contributes to. The stronger the Forum is, the higher your income can go. By sharing your insights and tips with the entire affiliate base, you can indirectly grow your own income!
If you’re not already posting at the Forum, what are you waiting for?! Take a moment right now and check it out!
PLUS…Consider creating your own private forum–accessible only to you and your team! Just click the “Create Private Forum” button at the SFI Forum.
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