Connecting the dots in your area... 



Setting up a local "SFI Club" can be an effective and fun way to brainstorm and share ideas on building a profitable SFI business with REAL, live affiliates in your area. One easy way to connect with local SFI business owners is via a2a, SFI's affiliate-to-affiliate communication program.

Using a2a, you can search, browse, and exchange messages with other affiliates in your area and easily and quickly set up informal meetings, strategy sessions, or other offline get-togethers. NOTE: Remember, cross-solicitation is forbidden in SFI.

To get started, you must first register as an a2a member here.

Once you're registered, you can immediately start browsing the a2a roster, exchanging messages, and more. The more a2a members, the more valuable a2a is, so be sure to encourage all your affiliates to get registered.
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Drill down at TC and find products quickly 

Easily drill down to TC sub-departments and quickly find the products you're looking for right from the homepage. At the TC homepage, just move your mouse pointer over a main department link in the left navigation menu (arrows next to the department names indicate they contain sub-departments). You'll see a popup menu listing that main department's sub-departments. Simply click a sub-department to view the products/services listed there...Easy!

Note: If you do not see what you're looking for, try the main department, as many ECAs do not yet have their products sub-departmentalized.
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Don't give up on affiliates with bad e-mail addresses! 

Do you have group members with bad e-mail addresses?

Here's a tip: try reaching these affiliates via SFI's TeamMail or TeamTalk at the Affiliate Center and asking them for a working e-mail address you can use to send them answers to their questions, important support information, tips, newsletters, etc.

You can access TeamTalk via your SFI Alerts page. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page, enter a general message requesting your affiliates double check their e-mail addresses on file with SFI. Be sure to refer them to www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/EditAccountInfo.sfi where they can update their e-mail addresses, if necessary. Then select whether to send your message to your PSAs, CSAs, or your entire downline, and click Submit when you're done.

To use TeamMail, go to your Genealogy, select the group you wish to send your message to, then click the "Send an e-mail/TeamMail to this group." Insert your message and subject header in the appropriate fields, and click "Send Message." These messages will show up in your affiliates' Message Center at the SFI Affiliate Center. NOTE: For help selecting a group via your Genealogy, see this tutorial.

Chances are, your active affiliates who are checking their Affiliate Center regularly will see your message and update their e-mail addresses with you and SFI.
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SFI Global Payment Options 

SFI's payment partner, PayByCash, offers numerous payment options for your team members in countries around the world. Click HERE and choose a country from the selection menu to view all the PayByCash options available for that country. Use this link and the country-specific information to assist your affiliates around the world asking for details on how to pay for product purchases.

AND REMEMBER...All affiliates can opt for SFI's Payoneer debit card to use for making purchases, as well as Standing Orders, at TripleClicks (and anywhere else online or offline that accepts MASTERCARD). PLUS, you can have your SFI commissions paid directly to your card, which you can then use to receive cash in your country's currency at almost any ATM machine world-wide! Learn more.
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Pricebenders Tip 



You can find out about all the upcoming auctions at our Pricebenders schedule page. Using this handy schedule, you can browse through to quickly and easily identify the auctions you might want to bid on.

Tip: Don't forget to log in to see the SFI Exclusive auctions! And, soon, you'll also be able to sign up for quickie "auction starting" alerts which you can receive via e-mail and/or cell phone texts.
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QuickTip: Share TC products on social networks  

Get the word out about a great new product, deal, closeout, or other item at TripleClicks.com quickly and easily. Just click the Share/Save button on a product's detail page; then select an option to share information about that item via Facebook, Twitter, various blogs, and other social networking sites. (You can also choose to send an e-mail about the product and bookmark the page for future access.)

Your SFI ID number is included in any referenced URLs you post, so you get credited with any subsequent sales (just be sure to log in to TC first!). Referenced URLs from your logged-in referred members will also include your SFI ID for crediting when they share via the Share/Save button.
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Connect with your CSAs and pick up some VP 

The CSA MAILER makes it easy for you and your team members to communicate regularly with your Co-Sponsored Affiliates.

Just go to the new CSA Mailer webpage, enter your message and hit submit. You're done! You've just sent a message, automatically, to all of your CSAs (co-sponsored affiliates). And provided you haven't already earned points for group mailings for the week, you've also just earned yourself 30 VersaPoints!

On the message page, you can also read and borrow excerpts from messages being sent by fellow SFI affiliates and Team Leaders. Just click the "Need Some Ideas?" icon on the right side of the page to view a pop-up page listing newsletter templates on a variety of topics. Select a topic, then just cut and paste your text into your computer's word processor and customize and personalize the message to suite your needs. When you're finished, copy your e-mail into the message field back at the CSA Mailer page.

With the CSA Mailer, there's no need to go to the Genealogy or select a segment of your group. And there's no need to worry about messages going to bad e-mail addresses or opted-out affiliates as these are automatically filtered out for you.

Messages are sent to both the CSA's registered e-mail address AND to the CSA's "TeamMail" inbox at the SFI Affiliate Center.

There's also no rank or points requirements to use the CSA Mailer.

Special Note: Weeks will be defined as running from Sunday to Saturday. You can use the CSA Mailer as many times as you like, but only a maximum of 30 VP can be earned each week.
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Build up your SFI team with TeamTalk  

Strengthen your business by keeping the lines of communication open with your SFI team members, right from their Affiliate Center Alerts page.

Similar to Twitter, SFI's TeamTalk--located in the right sidebar of the Alerts page--allows you to instantly send brief messages to your PSAs, CSAs, and/or your entire downline. Conversely, you can receive messages here from YOUR sponsor, upline Team Leaders, and SFI Corporate.

We recommend you post a TeamTalk message at least once a week. The possibilities for using this tool for your own team-building efforts are endless, but to help you get started, here are a few ideas:

* Words of encouragement
* Reminders of deadlines, contests, etc.
* Announcements of your team promotions
* Updates
* Weekly or daily recaps
* Tips and ideas
* Motivating quotes
* Weekly and/or monthly goals
* Recognition of firsts in your team
* Recognition of your team's top achievers

Tip: To reply to a TeamTalk message you've received, click on the sender's name, then use either the e-mail link or the TeamMail icon located in the sender's Affiliate Snapshot.

Note that TeamTalk is for your SFI business only! Using TeamTalk to spam will result in suspension of your account.

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QuickTip: Encourage ECAs, boost your bottom line 



Our ECAs (E-Commerce Affiliates) are an important aspect to the growing vitality and product variety of TripleClicks.com. YOU and your team can help boost this growing momentum by encouraging ECAs at the store.

First, simply check out the ECA Report at the SFI Affiliate Resource Center and click a company name to view an ECA's offerings. Note that the URL embedded with your SFI ID number. If you like the company's offerings, just use this URL to promote the ECA's "store within a store." Not only will you help encourage the ECA to post more products, you'll also earn up to 72% CV Customer Commissions on any sales you generate!

Additionally, for those ECAs that really impress you, be sure to click the "Connect" button next to the company's name on the ECA Report or within an ECA's product description page at TripleClicks.com. ECAs build their "power rankings" based on the number of "connections" they accumulate. The higher an ECA's power ranking, the more they'll be encouraged to turn their TC presence up a notch, with more listed products, featured Hot Deals, Closeouts, and more. Note that you may receive special offers, etc. from the ECAs you connect with!
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Make TripleClicks even better 



An e-commerce Website free from errors and professional in appearance can only help to increase sales and improve customer trust. Consequently, we've made it quick and easy for you and your team members to notify ECAs at TripleClicks.com of any errors and/or other issues within their listings.

On the products details page of all ECA listings at TripleClicks, you'll see a "Report Errors/Abuse" link located on the right side of the page underneath the ECA information. When you see something in a listing that isn't right or needs to be addressed or fixed, just click the link and then select the applicable items:

* Product in wrong department
* Title/description is innaccurate and/or missing information
* Title/description contains inappropriate text
* Image is of poor quality, skewed, and/or distorted
* Image is inappropriate and/or offensive
* Image is not correct for this product/service
* Image is too small
* Purchase price is too high
* Shipping and handling fee is too high
* Seller does not respond to my messages/questions
* Title/description contains spelling, grammar, formatting errors

If none of these options fit, you can also type in your own comment in the appropriate field.

Once submitted, your report is instantly forwarded to the ECA for action. Note that only your first name and last initial will be divulged, and none of your contact information will be included. All reports will, of course, be recorded and tracked and ECAs who are found to not act on valid reports submitted to them will be removed from the site.

Help us help you make YOUR STORE--TripleClicks.com--as great as it can be by helping our ECAs create professional, error-free product listings!
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Put your best tip forward... 

Submit your best tip for SFI business success--and help your team and the entire SFI community!

Your tip will appear on your Affiliate Snapshot (available to your downline through upline reports, and to all SFI affiliates via leadership boards, etc., by clicking your name). All Affiliates who have submitted tips will have checkmarks next to their names. Just click their names to read the tips.

We'll continue to collect all tips into a database to provide every SFI affiliate with thousands of valuable, business-boosting tips and ideas. And soon, affiliates will be able to rate these tips from the Affiliate Center to create a "best of the best" listing you and your team members can access.

The more successful SFI is, the bigger your SFI opportunity becomes. Do your part by submitting your best tip now (you can edit your tip at any time):

https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/MyBestTip.sfi

PLUS...If you open a snapshot for an affiliate who hasn't submitted a tip, you'll see a note encouraging you to register a request for them to submit their best tip. The more tips our affiliates submit, the stronger our SFI teams will become!
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Pricebenders winning tips 



Pricebenders penny auctions at TripleClicks are a huge hit. But a lot of bidders engage in counter-productive actions that actually cost auction wins! Fortunately, many of these actions boil down to common--and avoidable--mistakes.

One of the biggest mistakes we see is people waiting too long to bid. Connectivity issues, computer crashes, latency (network delays), and other factors may interfere with your bid. If you wait till the last few seconds to bid, you're running the risk that your bid won't go through in time. And make sure you understand that when you bid, it just resets the auction clock, so being the last one to bid before the clock hits zero may just keep you from winning if your bid is delayed by one of the afore-mentioned technical issues. If your strategy is to wait until the "last possible moment," we recommend bidding with NO LESS THAN 5 seconds remaining.

Of course, as mentioned, this is just ONE of the mistakes to watch out for. To help you out, we've gathered a list of 15 common sense do's and don'ts to help you win Pricebenders auctions. It's a quick but essential read for anyone wanting to participate successfully in our penny auctions. Access the article at:

http://www.tripleclicks.com/PBTips.php
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Get your TripleClicks rewards 



With the Member Rewards Points (MRP) program, every Pricebenders auction bid at tripleclicks.com now earns you 5 MRP! So, while you're bidding on great products, you're also earning MRP, which you can redeem on ANY product at TripleClicks!

Every product at TripleClicks--over 28,000 products and growing--lists an MRP value next to the price. Once you've accumulated the needed MRP, all you have to do is put the item you want in your shopping cart, choose MRP as your payment option, and check out! It's that simple, and you pay only for shipping (if any)!

Also, check out the Member Rewards Store which features hot products, great gift ideas, popular magazine subscriptions--all with special MRP pricing. How special? With Member Rewards Store purchases, each bid can give you up to $.29 in buying power. This means that if your TCredits were purchased at the $.29 price, either your bids...or your Member Rewards purchase is FREE!

Plus, you also earn VersaPoints on every Member Rewards Store purchase.

Note: The Member Rewards Store offerings will grow to include additional items over time, so if you don't see something you like today, keep checking back for new additions.

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LOTS of training--and VP--at TripleClicks! 

Find all the training and information you need for nearly every facet of your small or home business--and pick up some inexpensive VP--at the TripleClicks store! Peruse the thousands of e-books available in the TC Digital Downloads department and learn all about marketing, advertising, networking, wealth building, writing effective copy, and much, much more. And with no shipping fees, e-books make a great money-saving option for you and your team members!

Here are a few e-books to get you started:

"Blog In A Box - Create Your Own Blog Quickly AND Successfully & Make A Profit"--$37 (1,533 VP)

"Affiliate Marketing A To Z"--$19.95 (788 VP)

"Build your Own Article Directory"--$9.99 (438 VP)

To peruse ALL the e-books in TripleClicks, check out the E-Books category HERE.
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Pricebenders money-making tips 



In its first 43 days, Pricebenders recorded more than 120,000 bids. That's a lot of activity! And as an SFI affiliate, you and your team can tap into this potential.

Each of those 120,000+ bids represent a TCredit spent at TripleClicks (with as much as $1.99 paid for each TCredit). Who gets the lion's share of each dollar spent on TCredits? SFI Affiliates of course!

Indeed, since the launch of Pricebenders, tens of thousands of dollars in commissions have been earned by SFI affiliates on the sale of TCredits purchased for bidding on Pricebenders auctions!

If you haven't gotten involved in this exciting new income stream, here's some tips on how:

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STEP ONE:

Tell people about Pricebenders and the jaw-dropping deals that are taking place daily. One way to do this is to simply refer people to our "Winners List" Gateway:

www.tripleclicks.com/XXXXX/pbwin
(replace XXXXX with your SFI ID number)

Another method is to post on Facebook, Twitter, your personal blog, and any other social networking sites you use. For this, we've just created a new Pricebenders Promotion page:

http://pricebenders.sfimg.com

On this page we will be regularly adding fresh, new promotional posts that you can use. Each one will be 100% "post-ready." Just copy and paste the text provided.

NOTE! SFI has a zero tolerance policy on spamming. Under no circumstances should the posts we will be providing be used for spamming.

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STEP TWO:

Once you've directed someone to TripleClicks where our feature auctions take place, you're all set. Here they will be able to register as a member so they can start participating in the auction. If an auction is going on currently and they click on the "Bid!" button, we even register them and provide an easy, no-hassle method to immediately purchase the TCredits they'll need to bid with.

Earnings examples:

1. You're an EA (Executive Affiliate). Your new member buys a 200-pak of TCredits. You earn $14.72 and 1963 VersaPoints (just one sale makes you an Executive Affiliate for the month)!

2. You're an STL (Silver Team Leader). Your new member buys a 50-pak of TCredits. You earn $6.67 and 784 VersaPoints!

Multiply these examples by referring lots of new members to Pricebenders and you can see how your commissions and VersaPoints can really add up! Now add to that what you could also earn in overrides by teaching your downline to market Pricebenders and your commission check could really start jumping!

Learn more about SFI's compensation plan at: www.sfimg.com/compplan/

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ONE MORE THING...

Every Pricebenders auction also has a cool little contest attached to it called "Pick-the-Price." Simply log in, click the PTP button, and enter the amount you think will be the final, winning price of the item. If you pick the exact, final price, you immediately win 200 free TCredits, a $58 value (or 50 TCredits if you're the closest without going over).

You'll want to let your prospective customers know about PTP too. Why? Here are FIVE great reasons:

A. It's 100% free for them to enter.

B. There's a PTP contest for every auction...so multiple times every day they have another chance to win.

C. We regularly add a PTP bonus which allows them to win the product being auctioned IN ADDITION TO the standard TCredits prize.

D. It's a great way to get your members engaged with TripleClicks and Pricebenders.

E. If your members have a PTP entry, they'll often hang around and watch the auctions to see if they predicted the final price. While they're doing that, there's a good chance they'll check out other parts of TripleClicks such as the Deal of the Day, Hot Deals, and TC Closeouts. They may also decide to start bidding on the auction they are watching.
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