This is a gift for you if you’d like to make a fun test before becoming an affiliated member. Each TripleClicks TCard is a standard plastic card… redeemable for a value of $12 in the form of 6 TCredits and 100 MRP (Member Rewards Points) at TripleClicks.com!
Referring new affiliates and customers to SFI is only half of the battle. It is a true fact that many new affiliates will join SFI and then bookmark the affiliate center with the intention of “getting around to it” at a later date. On many occasions these people never do get round to it and so you end up with a list of inactive members in your downline team. Some people will take a look at SFI, decide there is too much information or not what they expected and quit. Many of these affiliates quit because their sponsor is not making any effort to support them.
Your role as a sponsor is to encourage your team to take the necessary steps to build their business by showing them what to do and offering them your full support. You should also share with them your strategies to help them build their own downline teams. This way you are “sponsoring” (or helping) them with their own SFI home business. There are many things you can do to encourage them such as regularly replying to their requests for help, sending them messages of praise when they achieve something and sharing hints and tips with them. Regular communication is the key to successful sponsoring.
Once you have helped your team members to complete the basics of SFI then it is time to help them to grow their business through using promotional methods. How to actually advertise their SFI business to the world. This is where you teach them to follow the methods you personally use to grow your business. This is called “Duplication”. For example, you may find Traffic Exchanges and safelists are good ways to refer new members. If so then teach your team how to use them. Whatever you do that works, show your team how to do it. Don’t leave them stranded or they will quit SFI.
AFFILIATE GREETING LETTER
In lesson three you learned how to create an affiliate greeting letter which will be displayed to your new PSAs and CSAs. If you want to help them grow their business quickly and easily with less effort from yourself then you can direct them to this module. This way they get to learn everything you have learned which makes life easier for you and them. Change your affiliate greeting to the following.
Welcome to SFI. My name is (your name) and I am your sponsor. I am here to answer any questions you may have and to help you build your SFI business. To help you get started quickly and easily please visit the following website.
Get started today and soon you will become successful. Good luck
Your Email Address
The way this works is that all your future affiliates will send their affiliates to this module and they will do the same with theirs. This makes perfect duplication with little or no effort on your part.
ACCESSING AFFILIATE INFORMATION
You can access all your affiliate’s information by accessing their profiles. To see a list of affiliates in your team select “Genealogy” from the “Power Tools” menu to access your Genealogy Report. You will see something similar to this screenshot.
By clicking on the name or ID of an affiliate you can access all the information you need on them such as their email address, when they joined SFI, which country they come from, how many affiliates they have in their team and how many VP they have earned. You can use this information to help them in different ways. For example, have they set up a standing order? If not then you can email them about the benefits of setting one up. Have they got 1500 VP this month? Encourage them to visit TripleClicks to earn more Sales VP and become an EA.
Movers are affiliates that have logged into their affiliate center within the last seven days. Go to your affiliate center home page and click on the Movers tab. You can access the profile of each affiliate you see here by clicking on their name. Here is an example profile (personal info blacked out).
You can mail all your affiliates at once using the mailer feature in the Genealogy Report. In the top right hand corner select the “Send an email/team mail to XXXX affiliates”. This will bring up a mailing box where you can type your message. Note that this goes to all PSAs and CSAs.
EMAILING PSAs AND CSAs SEPERATELY
If you wanted to email all your PSAs or CSAs separately then you can do so by clicking on the “Power Tools” menu and selecting either PSA Mailer or CSA Mailer. You have the opportunity to send the email to yourself first for checking then you get the opportunity to send the message to your team.
You can earn Action VP for sending out mail once a week so I encourage you to do so. Creating a list of things your affiliates can do and how to do them is a good thing to do. Always add a welcome message and praise your team for their work. Inform them of any news or good tips you have read. However do not send them affiliate links for other programs as SFI forbids using their mailer for this. Here is an example letter to give you more of an idea.
I want to congratulate you all on a great job this week. Many of you are logging into your affiliate centers and earning those Actions VPs. Keep up the good work. I am proud of you all.
Remember to do the following things to grow your business.
1. Read all the latest news and forum posts by clicking on the Alerts Tab in your affiliate center.
2. Collect your daily Action VP by clicking all the tabs and clicking on the button at the bottom.
3. Check out the latest bargains at Tripleclicks.
4. Go to the training page and read. You can always learn something new.
As your sponsor I am here to help and support you in any way I can. You can email me at (your email address) and I will reply as soon as possible.
Well Done Team,
Read all the mail from your sponsor to give you more ideas. You may write a mini tutorial, talk about the benefits of gift cards or recommend products at the TripleClicks store. Remember that regular communication is the key to success sponsoring as I said before.
SHORT STREAM MESSAGES
If you want to post a brief message to your team then you can do so with a stream message. Select the “Stream” tab from your affiliate center home page and you will see a box where you can enter a message up to 340 characters. Useful for posting short pieces of information.
Advertising any business requires hard work and patience. There are millions of advertising resources on the Internet that will promise you targeted visitors to your website and it takes time to sort out the genuine ones from the scam ones. Even when you find a good resource then you go through the hassle of creating and tweaking your advert to get the best results. Money can be easily lost on advertising costs as you improve your marketing experience. Fortunately there is an easier way and that is to pay the experts to promote your business for you in the form of Coops.
Marketers who are good at advertising earn good money by setting up a coop which allows people to buy a share of the advertising costs. The people running the coop then pools all the money into advertising campaigns and shares all the new sign ups between the people who bought the shares from them. As these people know how to advertise they usually guarantee to bring new team members to your business. For example they may guarantee 25 new affiliates for $40. For people who don’t know how to advertise, the coops save them time and money by giving them guaranteed results.
In this lesson I am going to reveal the top four SFI coops I personally use to grow my team. These coops have given me some great responsive team members who have earned me a good income and I can highly recommend them. It is definitely worth the investment if you want to build downlines fast and so much better than spending hours on the Traffic Exchanges and Safelists.
This is SFI’s own coop which guarantees to bring you a selection of SFI affiliates and TripleClicks customers for only $22 a share. The advertising campaign starts the next month after you bought your shares and you will receive notification each time you receive a new member. S-Builder is quite slow at delivery and doesn’t guarantee how many new members you will receive but you will get a good return on your investment – even if you end up waiting more than a month.
Give your SFI business a boost with 10 PSAs (Personally Sponsored Affiliates). Instantly strengthen your team and increase your potential earning power with a group of 10 newly joined SFI affiliates–assigned to YOU as their sponsor.As their personal sponsor, each time they place an order at TripleClicks.com, you’ll earn 45% of the CV (Commission Volume). And that’s just the beginning. Teach your new PSAs how to sponsor and duplicate, and your 10 PSAs can eventually become a group of thousands of affiliates in your downline. For each that becomes an EA2, you can earn lucrative Matching VersaPoints–down to a full 12 generations!
STARTING YOUR OWN COOP
If you are confident in your advertising you can start your own SFI coop with the Coop Manager tool in your affiliate center in the “Power Tools” menu. The general idea is that you add the SFI ID of a downline member to the coop list and select how many shares or sign ups you are going to give them. You then promote the coop affiliate URL which is a rotator which will display the gateway pages of each affiliate one after the other.
You may want to set up a page where affiliates can buy shares from you which you can pour into advertising or you could offer a team rotator where every affiliate promotes the Coop affiliate URL and everyone gets a share of the profits.
In order to build your business you will need to promote SFI and TripleClicks to people. Remember that you promote SFI to people who are looking to start a home business and you promote TripleClicks to people who are just looking for bargains. In your SFI affiliate center you have access to a number of resources to promote your business in the form of affiliate websites, banners, text ads and so on. In this lesson I will show you how to use these resources.
Log into your affiliate center and select “Gateway List” from the “Reference” menu. This page contains a list of affiliate websites we can use to promote various sections of SFI and TripleClicks. The screenshot below shows a list of affiliate websites (also known as gateways) that we can use.
Each gateway website has a screenshot and an affiliate link. The affiliate link contains your personal SFI ID and looks something like this.
On your gateway page the “12345678” will be replaced with your SFI ID. SFI makes life easier by embedding all affiliate links with your SFI ID so you can simply copy and paste them wherever you are promoting them. Notice the word “FREE” at the end of the link. This tells us what website we are promoting. In this case it is the “FREE” gateway website which you will find on the top of your gateways page. Look at the other websites on the gateway page and you will see they all include your SFI ID.
Three websites on this page are used to promote SFI only and are named Free, Invitation and First. The rest are for the main TripleClicks website and parts of TripleClicks such as Pricebenders. You can even promote individual products such as TCredits Pack and other items which you will find on this page under the heading “DIRECT SALES GATEWAYS”. When someone clicks through these gateway websites SFI records you as the referring affiliate and you get the team member or customer.
Marketing use tracking tools to see where their visitors are coming from. SFI includes a useful tool which allows you to use a number to identify where a click on your gateway page has come from. For example you could use the number 12 for traffic exchanges and the number 20 for blogs. For more information on how you can use keycode tracking click here. You can check the results on the Hit Tracking page here .
SFI provides many methods of promoting along with the resources to promote with. To see a list of what SFI has to offer select “INDEX” from the “Marketing” menu. You should be looking at the page below.
The first two links on the page teaches various methods for promoting SFI and TripleClicks. In the description you get a link to the index of marketing aids for both websites. Let’s see the marketing aids for generating TripleClicks (TC) sales, click here to visit the following page.
This page links to all the resources you can use to promote TripleClicks. Notice that your main TripleClicks gateway website is first on the page and it has your SFI ID embedded in it? Now you can copy it and post it wherever you want to promote it.
Electronic cards are great for promoting TripleClicks through email. The cards are specially designed to promote both SFI and TripleClicks and contain professional sales messages, which is useful for people who are not very good salespersons. You simply select the card you want, add a short message to the person you are emailing and then send it. Your TripleClicks gateway website URL will be added to the message so the recipient can click on it to visit your website.
X-Cards are professionally designed business cards that you can carry around with you. They are useful for offline promotion such as passing onto an interested friend or family member, leaving in the doctor’s waiting room or on a bus or train. Just simply write your SFI ID on it which is needed for people to sign up for their free membership. Once someone becomes a member they will be entitled to a free listing on TripleClicks which would normally cost them one TCredit. Note that you are responsible for this free promotion so SFI will automatically deduct the TCredit from you instead.
You can purchase X-Cards from TripleClicks in packs of 50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000. If you are going to buy them regularly then I recommend you add them to your standing order.
Text ads are short sales messages that can promote TripleClicks in many ways. One idea would be to use them as an email signature like this.
FINALLY, someone has made it quick, simple, and easy to sell the stuff you no longer need for cash (or great products)! Get a FREE listing at: http://www.tripleclicks.com/12345678/go
There are many advertising resources that allow you to place text ads such as Text Ad Exchanges which you can find by typing “text ad exchanges” into a search engine. You can even add them on your blog or get a banner printed for your car. You can even use them on social networking websites but you will have to be careful as some of them consider it spamming. Try using a business one such as Bizoppers.
Banners are smaller images with a design on them and come in various sizes with the most used ones being 468×60. If you have a website or blog you can display a banner on it by copying the HTML code from the banner page and inserting it into your blog. You can also add them to banner exchanges such as the popular Bucket of Banners or in your favorite traffic exchanges. Note you will have to separate the banner URLs from the HTML code to do this.
Highlighting and copying this HTML code into your blog is easy enough but banner and traffic exchanges prefer you to submit two different URLS. One is known as the “Image URL” which is the actual banner itself and the other is known as the “Target URL” which is the actual gateway URL. If you wanted to add this banner to an exchange that asks for separate URLS then you would add these.
IMAGE URL: http://www.sfimg.com/Images/Banners/banner400.gif TARGET URL: http://www.tripleclicks.com/12345678(Change 12345678 to your own SFI ID)
These are the main resources you would use to promote your Tripleclicks website but if you want more then the Marketing Aids page contains more ideas such as splash pages which are images you can add to your own website and use HTML code to point them to your main TripleClicks website. There are also flyers which you can print out and post through doors or ask your local shopkeeper to keep a pile on his or her counter for customers to take. You can even get signs to stick on your car.
There is a similar page which provides a list of resources to promote the SFI business opportunity which you can find here. The extra resource on this page is sample phone scripts that you can use if you feel confident on the phone enough to speak to new team members.
You now have all the resources you need to promote both SFI and TripleClicks. On this page you will see other methods of promotion you can use in the form of Gift Cards which new members can redeem $12 worth of items from TripleClicks and the Pricebenders auction where people can win items. There is also the ECA opportunity where vendors can set up their own online store on TripleClicks and sell their products.
TripleClicks is an online store which is home to thousands of great products at bargain prices. The products on offer cover many categories such as arts and craft, books, business, computers, digital downloads, home and garden, education, electronics and many more. What makes TripleClicks unique is that it sells products that you are most unlikely to find elsewhere. The reason for this is that it gives all unknown companies and individuals the opportunity to sell their product online. People can also use the website to sell unwanted items from their own home and make money.
In this lesson I am going to teach you how to get started with TripleClicks. Log into the TripleClicks Websitewith your SFI (or TripleClicks if you are not a member of SFI) ID and password and you will see a similar screenshot to the one below.
The home page gives you the latest information at a glance such as items on offer at the auction and the deal of the day. You can also access the latest Hot Deals and Closeouts where ECAs (Vendors) offer their products at a large discount for a few days. The green menu bar at the top will allow you to navigate to various sections of the website by clicking on the green links, and you can search for any items you are looking for in the search box underneath the links.
In the top left hand corner you get general information about your account such as the number of TCredits and MRP (Member Reward Points) that you have. Clicking on the “DEALS” link will inform you of the latest deals on offer as you will have guessed. There are three small sections of interest which are MUSIC, GAMES and REWARDS which are mainly for entertainment and free stuff. In the games section you will find the Wave3section which you can join for free TCredits and MRP.
PRICEBENDERS AUCTION CENTER
There are some amazing bargains to be picked up at the Auction Center where items can easily go for up to a staggering 90% off their retail price. Auctions are quite regular with various items such as the one featured in the screenshot below. You can also win CSAs and TCredits which come in large quantities. You can see what auctions are available by clicking on the “AUCTIONS” link. If there is one in progress then you can join in by clicking the “BID NOW” button or you can request to be reminded when one starts.
Each bid will cost one TCredit so it is recommended you buy a pack of them because the bigger the pack the cheaper each TCredit will cost you. Each bid will earn you five MRP which can be redeemed for purchases at the store. TCredits can be purchased here for a reasonable price. The screenshot below shows an example auction in progress.
In the top right hand corner you can see how many TCredits you have left with an option to quickly buy some more if you are running low. Clicking on the “BID NOW” button will place your bid and restart the timer to between 1-5 minutes. Once the timer reaches zero you will see messages telling you that the item is going once, going twice… If nobody else bids and you are the highest bidder then you will win the auction. You can learn more about the auction by clicking on the “How It Works” and “Tips For Winning” links in the top left hand corner. Here are some useful tips for playing.
Bidding at the start of an auction is a waste of TCredits as many players are bidding against you. Keep an eye on the Bid Log in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and wait until less people are bidding.
The auto-bidder can be used to carry on the bidding if you need to leave the computer during an auction but you have to be careful as you could lose a lot of TCredits.
Auctions can go on for ages so be prepared to be there for a considerable amount of time. Patience is the key to winning auctions. Use the auto-bidder if you need to leave the computer for a while.
Consider bidding for low-value items to start with. They are easier to win than the bigger items and it gives you the opportunity to practice your bidding strategies.
EARNING SALES VP
In the previous lesson you learned about Action VP and Sales VP. You need a combination of both to become a team leader and gain the extra benefits. For example you need to earn a minimum of 1500 and a maximum of 2000 Sales VP and 1000 Action VP to become a Bronze Team Leader. Sales VP can be earned from your own purchases or your downline team and customer purchases.
Click on the “PRODUCTS” link and you will see a list of categories on the left hand side. Many of these categories will display a menu leading to sub-categories. Clicking on a category will list all the items found in that category. You can also use the search bar at the top to find items you are looking for. For an example I will show you how to purchase TCredits. Click on the “TCredits” link from the list of categories and you will be presented with the following page.
Clicking on the name of an item will give you more information on it or you can purchase the item by clicking on the “ADD TO CART” button. Each item you buy will earn you some Sales VP and you will earn commission if one of your PSAs or CSAs buys it. To learn more about what you get paid click here to go to the SFI Compensation Plan.
BECOMING AN EA2
Each time you qualify as an EA after your first month you become an EA2. This qualifies you to receive two CSAs and shares in the TripleClicks Pool. CSAs are Co-Sponsored Affiliates which means they have a main sponsor and a co-sponsor. To their main sponsor they are known as PSAs (Personally Sponsored Affiliates) and to their co-sponsor they are CSAs. As a co-sponsor you get a percentage of the commission generated from the purchases of your CSA. You will continue to receive two CSAs and shares in the TripleClicks Pool for each month you qualify as an EA2. To learn more about becoming an EA click here.
You can easily qualify for EA2 status every month by purchasing items up to the value of 1500 VP but what happens if you forget one month? Once you are an EA2 you will get two CSAs a month which you keep but if you don’t qualify one month you will lose them all and they will get re-assigned to other affiliates. The best way to automatically re-qualify as an EA2 each month is to set up a standing order for items worth 1500 VP or more which will automatically re-qualify you on the 10th of each month.
The cheapest option to qualify as an EA is to subscribe to TCredits Pack. This contains a wealth of knowledge which will be valuable to your business. You can check out a free sample here. Another option is to purchase a TCredit Pack which can be used to purchase many items at the TripleClicks store whenever you want them. I personally subscribe to this pack which gives me 125 TCredits a month which saves me a grand total of $16.25 To add an item to a standing order, just click on the green button.
A standing order requires a debit or credit card but there are other methods of payment such as PayPal which you can use to purchase items. You can also pay with MRP, TCredits and any commissions you have earned. Another popular payment method is to apply for a TripleClicks Pre-Paid MasterCard which is useful for people who don’t have a credit card or PayPal account. For more information on creating a standing order in Tripleclicks click here.
Currently TripleClicks do not inform you when you have received any sales but they will turn up on your TC Sales Report which you can access here or by selecting “My Reports/TC Sales Report” from the “My Acct” menu in your affiliate center. This report will also show you your own purchases as well as any purchases made by your CSAs. I recommend you check this report on a regular basis.
Whether you have a product of your own to sell or you just want to sell off a few unwanted items from your home TripleClicks can help. As a member of TripleClicks you get your own TConnect Center where you can add list items with descriptions and pictures along with a price of your choosing and it will be accessible to thousands of TripleClicks customers once approved. The cost of selling an unwanted item is just one TCredit and it can be anything such as books, games, toys, computers etc… For more information on selling unwanted items click here. Items will be displayed for as long as you wish.
When you add your description you should provide as much information as possible. Consider what questions someone would ask if they were looking for a particular product. For example if you were looking for a book on gardening you may be looking for certain information, in which case you would mention what subjects your book on gardening teaches. You are allowed to add up to three screenshots of your product so make sure they look attractive. For example, for a computer game you could use the main picture of the game cover and another one of the game itself.
BECOMING AN ECA
If you sell your own product or you are a retailer who buys and sells certain products then your best option is to become an ECA (E-Commerce Associate). As an ECA you can list your products for free on TripleClicks and they will be displayed for as long as you wish. TripleClicks retains a nominal amount only when you make a sale. There are over one million affiliates in SFI promoting and selling Tripleclicks products in over 20,000 cities in over 190 countries so the benefits are great. You can apply for your free ECA account by clicking hereand your account will be approved soon. Note, you do not have to submit a website during the sign up process. This is optional.
Once your product is listed it becomes accessible to thousands of TripleClicks customers as well as on blog websites of many SFI affiliates who choose to promote it. TripleClicks take care of collecting the payments and will pay you your share once you inform them you have shipped the product.
Each product listing displays various information such as a general description, a main screenshot, reviews of your product submitted by your customers, shipping information and returns and refunds. Customers also get to see how many VP and MRP they can earn when they buy the product. There is also a tab for SFI affiliates with information on how they can promote your product and benefit from it in the form of commission and Sales VP. Here is a screenshot of the SFI Affiliates section for TCredits -125 pack.
The SFI Affiliates are provided with two URLs. One is a direct link to your product and the other is a link to your TConnect page where customers can learn more about you and see all your products. You may not make as much money if your product is sold through an affiliate but you will get more sales which will turn out to be more beneficial to you.