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September’s TC Music “Song of the Month” contest begins today

i_tc-musicSeptember’s TripleClicks Music “Song of the Month” contest kicks off today, September 1st, and we’re off to an awesome start with 34 great contenders in several music genres. Help us make this month’s contest the best ever by welcoming these competing artists, listening to their songs, voting for your favorite and helping choose the month’s best song at:

http://www.tripleclicks.com/music/contest.php

About the contest: Each month, TripleClicks challenges independent artists worldwide to compete for the best song of the month–as chosen by our members. And as a W3 Member, you get a FREE download of the month’s winning song!

Artists: Enter your song for October’s contest now FREE for major exposure & benefits. Learn more at:

http://www.tripleclicks.com/music/gateway.php

DON’T FORGET: You earn bonus AVP (Action VersaPoint) for each song you vote on and download–for up to 50 VP per month.  You’ll also earn 5 MRP (Member Rewards Points) for each downloaded song–with unlimited MRP.


New Internet Income 2.0–Lesson #14: Social Media Presence

We continue with our revised course with Internet Income 2.0, Lesson #14: Social Media Presence. Course author, George Little, concludes his brief overview of the five goals of Internet traffic building with a discussion on maintaining an effective social media presence.

About Internet Income: Each new lesson of SFI’s revised, exclusive course contains updated tips, real-world advice, and in-depth, step-by-step instructions on setting up your Internet-based business. Author George Little uses plain English to explain the ins and outs of starting and running a profitable online business in today’s ever-changing global market.

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Announcing…FREE Uber-Picks sports leagues!

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We are excited today to announce our new Uber-Picks sports leagues, which allows you to start and be the commissioner of your own private league!  Plus, it’s 100% free (for up to 10 members)!

Here’s how it works:

  1. From here, go to the entry page for the sport you’d like to start a league for.
  2. In the right sidebar, you’ll see a link about starting your own league.  Click this link.
  3. On the league info page that appears, choose a fun name for your league. Tip: Examples of names are provided.
  4. Upon submission, you’ll receive an email confirming your new league.  It will include your new league’s exclusive web page (URL) and your exclusive League Invitation Link.
  5. Invite friends and co-workers who are sports fans to join your league by providing them with your League Invitation Link.  Note: By joining your league, your league members will be able to play your chosen Uber-Picks sport FREE every week (no TCredits required)!
  6. Upon accepting your invitation, each of your league members will receive immediate access to your league webpage and can submit their picks for the upcoming slate of games.  Let the fun begin!

8 great reasons to start your own Uber-Picks league

  1. You get to be the CEO of your own personalized, private sports league!
  2. Competing with your friends and co-workers is uber-FUN (especially if you create a side prize–see ideas in FAQs below).
  3. Makes the sports season even more exciting!
  4. All of your league’s members can play FREE every week!
  5. Play year around in multiple different sports!
  6. We do all the hard work…and we do it all for FREE! The customized league website included has a leaderboard that tracks all scoring for all of your league’s members throughout the season, a live chat board, and more.  All you have to do is invite your league members; we’ll take care of everything else including distributing badges and any shares of the Zackpot won each week.  We’ll also send out an email reminder to any of your members who haven’t yet made their picks before each deadline, and all of your league members will also receive a weekly recap email that recognizes the members who finished with the highest scores, and more.  Again, all provided FREE!
  7. It’s great way to create lots of active PRMs and earn lifetime commissions!
  8. You’ll be positioned to be the beneficiary of W3-induced “waves”  That is, thanks to the new W3 program, if any of your league members invite others to play Uber-Picks or start their own separate leagues, these folks can all become your PRMs–infinitely and with exponential growth potential!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Do my league members have to pay (buy and spend TCredits) to play?
As a member of your league, no.  They can play every week 100% free.

Q: Is there really going to be anyone interested in playing in a league?
Well, consider these statistics: There are an estimated 3.5 billion soccer fans worldwide.  The second biggest sport, cricket, is said to have 2.5 billion fans. Baseball, basketball and American football have hundreds of millions fans worldwide.  All total, that’s an absolutely HUGE number of people who love sports.  And anything that makes those sports even more fun to follow–such as participating in an Uber-Picks sports league–clearly has the potential to attract many, many millions of people.  With your own free league, free play, and plenty of fun to offer, the sky’s the limit!

Q: If it’s free for my league members to play each week, how does this help me earn commissions?
First of all, the primary reason why your friends will join your league is because of how much fun it is to compete against people you know–even if it’s just for the bragging rights in your group.  But because it’s a competition, your league members will be looking for ways to increase their odds of winning.  That’s where Sidekicks and Ask The Audience comes in–and these require the use of TCredits.  If you create a fun, competitive league, members will naturally start buying and using TCredits (earning you commissions and scoring valuable free VP for you).

But it doesn’t stop there of course.  Once they are exposed to TripleClicks, don’t be surprised if they discover Pricebenders auctions, the TC Deal Of The Day, etc.  Also, don’t forget that with the new W3 program if they refer others to TripleClicks, or if they start a league for their co-workers, or whatever, all those folks can become your PRMs!  Yes, building a little sports league can be BIG in building your SFI business!

Q: How can I attract lots of people to join my league?
Number one, make it FUN…and people will flock to participate!  Here are some ways to infuse fun into your league.

  • Get a traveling trophy.  It could just be something silly like a rock that you’ve painted…or a big bottle of tabasco sauce (for your “hottest” league member).  Better yet, get a real trophy locally or from an online store like crownawards.com, complete with your league’s name engraved on it!  You can get some great trophies for $15 or less!  Especially within an office, people will love being recognized and getting to display the trophy for the weeks they’re the high scorer (and they’ll work hard to keep winning).  It also acts as a great conversation-starter, to get more and more people in your league each week.
  • Offer a prize at the end of the season for the person who scored the most points.  A nice prize will definitely increase interest, engagement, and fun for everyone in your league.  Best of all, you don’t have to keep track of anything.  The leaderboard on your league website automatically tracks all the scoring each week and for the season for all your league members.
  • Spice it up with some friendly banter on your league website’s chat board.
  • Consider a traveling “stinker trophy” for the worst record of the week, too.  Have fun with it of course, don’t make anyone feel bad!  Perhaps it’s a box of diapers or a framed picture of a sad dog/cat that they must keep on their desk all week as a reminder to pick up their game.
  • Consider a fun weekly email or blog to further engage your league members with discussions about each week’s games, recognizing good and not-s0-good play, the badges that members are winning, etc.

Q: Won’t being a League Commissioner require a lot of time and work?
Actually, one of the best reasons to start an Uber-Picks league is that WE do all the heavy lifting for you!  The free, customized league website included has a leaderboard that tracks all scoring throughout the season, a live chat board, and more.  All you really have to do is invite your league members; we’ll take care of everything else including distributing badges and any shares of the Zackpot won each week.  We also send out an email reminder to any of your members who haven’t yet made their picks before the deadline, and all of your league members will also receive a weekly recap that recognizes the members who finished with the highest scores, and more.

Q: What is the minimum number of league members required?
Five (including yourself).

Q: What happens if I start a league and can’t get at least four other members?
You and your members won’t be able to play for free if you are unable to get the minimum number of league members signed up.

Q: What is the cost if my league becomes larger than ten members?
For up to ten members, there is no cost.  If your league is larger than ten, you will need to upgrade your league.  You will be charged (as the League Commissioner), a nominal number of TCredits per member over ten.  You can of course require that your member(s) reimburse you for this cost.

Q: Can I invite anyone to join my league?
Yes. You can invite anyone–including your SFI upline and downline members.  That said, if your intent is to make your league a business-generator, you’ll want your league members to consist of your existing PRMs and those who aren’t yet TC members.

Q: Can I create more than one league?
Yes, you could have a league for you and your co-workers, another league for you and some family members who love sports, and so on.  You can also do sports leagues for any of the current six Uber-Picks sports offerings.  Best of all, you can create unlimited leagues for free!  Other companies charge as much as $30-$50 per league.  We provide it for FREE!

Q: I’m uncomfortable soliciting my friends, family, co-workers, etc. about SFI.  What should I do?
That’s why starting an Uber-Picks league is perfect for you then.  Not once do you ever need to mention SFI or the business opportunity that SFI and TripleClicks represent.  Just run you league and focus on having fun as League Commissioner.  If your friends, family, and co-workers are enjoying the experience, they’ll naturally become more active at TripleClicks and generate commissions for you…without there ever having to be an “awkward moment!”

Q: Is only the league commissioner allowed to invite members to his/her league?
That’s up to the commissioner.  Commissioners can certainly allow their league members to use their League Invitation League and invite others if they wish to.

Q: What about offering leagues for non-sport Eager Zebra games like Card King and Knockout Trivia?
We’re working on that!  Watch for the announcement.

Forum Discussion


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Two new banners now available

Due to popular demand from SFI Affiliates, two new 468×60 banners–one for Eager Zebra Uber-Picks games and one for the PrivacyMaxx Family Identity Theft Protection plan–are now available for your marketing efforts:

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You can check out and use these and other banners, text ads, flyers, and more at the SFI Marketing Center.

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Uber-Picks NFL is here!

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We’re excited today to announce that Uber-Picks is now ready for NFL fans!

If you’re a professional football fan, you’ll love playing Uber-Picks!  By playing Uber-Picks alongside watching football, you’ll add even more excitement and enjoyment to being a football fan!

The objective of Uber-Picks is to tally the highest score possible by correctly picking the winning teams, but that’s only the start.  You’ll maximize your score by strategically assigning “Confidence Points” to each of your picks (the more confident you are of a pick, the more points you should assign).

For each game you pick correctly, you’ll earn the number of points you assigned to that game.  Uber-Picks also features “Sidekicks”–which you can use to boost your score even further and add even more fun to playing.

Win shares of the big weekly Zackpots by posting one of the 50 highest scores.  Also earn cool badges, MRP (Member Rewards Points), and compete for the top spots on the Uber-Picks Leaderboards!

11 GREAT REASONS TO PLAY UBER-PICKS EVERY WEEK:

  • Simple and fun to play!
  • Adds a new and exciting layer of challenge and enjoyment when following your favorite sports (makes every game matter)!
  • No purchase necessary to win and your first Uber-Picks contest is free to play each month!
  • Eight different major sports categories!
  • Win shares of the big weekly Zackpots!
  • Earn up to 15 badges!
  • Compete for the top spots on the Uber-Picks Leaderboards!
  • Every TCredit used playing Uber-Picks earns you 5 MRP (Member Rewards Points)!
  • Earn 1 Action VP for each non-free entry (200 max. AVP from EZ games/per month)!
  • Through the new W3 program, challenge friends to play Uber-Picks and win hundreds of FREE Member Rewards Points, FREE TCredits via Zackpot Matches, bonus entries in the Daily Crown, and MORE!  Every entry earns you a new Friend Challenge link to share with friends and build your base of PRMs!
  • Coming soon: Create and be the commissioner of your own league for any Uber-Picks sports category, complete with free league website, automatic tracking, awards, and more.

>>> Start playing Uber-Picks NFL now HERE <<<

NOTE!  Before you start playing, make sure to first
read our Uber-Picks TIPS article HERE.


 Uber-Picks is now available for:

  • FIFA-Europe
  • FIFA-North America
  • Cricket
  • MLB (Major League Baseball)
  • NCAA Football (American college football)
  • NFL (American professional football)

And coming later this year…

  • NBA (National Basketball Association)
  • NCAA Basketball (American college basketball)

MARKETING TIPS

  1. You can easily spot NFL fans, especially in areas that have professional football teams, by their hats, shirts, jackets, bumper stickers, etc. When you encounter such persons, let them know about NFL Uber-Picks; it’s a great way to get new PRMs!  And remember, thanks to the new W3 system, every person THEY tell about Uber-Picks can also become your PRM with all the lifetime earning opportunities that come with it!
  2. In our Marketing Center, you’ll find five different-sized banners for promoting NFL Uber-Picks (and 42 total banners for promoting ALL Uber-Picks sports games). Check ’em out HERE.  Add these banners to your own blog or website to generate new PRMs.  Or, aim higher and contact the owners of various sports blogs and websites.  Buy space for a banner or make a mutually-beneficial barter proposal–such as banner space in exchange for $1.00 per PRM generated.

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New Auction Items!

PricebendersLogoPricebenders continues to expand its product offerings with two new auction items!

The Aspire Cloudbook with Windows 10447606

Acer’s new Aspire One Cloudbook 11, a Windows 10-based PC that provides easy access to files and apps from anywhere. No worry about backups, updates, or synching your device, it’s done automatically!

The first auction for the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 will begin tomorrow, August 29th, at 01:00 PM.

iRobot Roomba For Pets

447595The Roomba removes dirt, dust and much more while automatically adjusting to clean carpets, hardwood, tile and linoleum floors as it moves through your home.

Look for the first auction on Thursday, September 3, at 10 AM!

To check out other auction dates for these and all other items, check out the complete schedule and set up an auction reminder at:

http://www.tripleclicks.com/indexAuctions.php


Forum Discussion

Log in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers.


Powerful new testimonials gateway!

Our affiliates have been extremely generous and wonderful about submitting testimonials.  So much so, in fact, that we now have THOUSANDS of powerful testimonials in our database that have the ability to convince even the biggest skeptic that SFI is not only the real deal, but a program that they should be actively involved with!

With that in mind, we’re pleased today to debut our brand new “testimonials-centric” gateway.

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The new gateway features hundreds of the best testimonials we’ve received.  And for credibility, each testimonial includes the name, photo, and country of the author!

As an added feature, readers can also use the included filter to see just the testimonials from any country!  This is especially handy if you’re trying to convince someone from a specific country that SFI will work for them!  TIP: You can pull up the country you want to feature and then grab that URL to use as a country-specific gateway.  Note: If there are more than 50 testimonials for the chosen country, the system will pull 50 of them at random each time chosen.

Be sure to also check out the cool “Who’s joining SFI right now” link.

The new testimonials gateway is also mobile-friendly.

Note: Testimonials will scroll through automatically every few seconds by default, but you can pause or go to a manual movement through the testimonials by clicking on either the left or ride arrows at any time.


The web address to use for the new testimonials gateway is:

http://www.sfi4.com/xxxxx/saying
(replace xxxxx with your SFI ID)


HOW TO USE THIS NEW GATEWAY

First of all, it’s now built into all of our SFI gateways that have a “What others are saying about SFI” link.  In other words, just by using your current gateways, you’ll immediately have the power of this new gateway working for you!

But, of course, you can LEAD with this new gateway as well.  That is, if you think your prospects will respond better to SFI by first reading testimonials about it from others, send them directly to this gateway! From here, they can learn more (by clicking the “Learn more about SFI” link) and then go ahead and sign up instantly with the click of the included “register” button.

Here’s another use:  Do you have affiliates you’ve signed up that are not convinced that they can make money with SFI? A great way to get them excited about SFI is to have them visit this new gateway and read the testimonials from their fellow SFI peers (especially from their own country)!

ADD YOUR TESTIMONIAL!

Another thing that’s really cool about the new testimonials gateway is that it’s “database-driven.”  That is, as new testimonials are submitted at the Affiliate Center, they automatically flow into our new gateway, so it’s always fresh!

If you haven’t already submitted a testimonial, we’d love to have yours now.  You can submit your testimonial using the link located in the footer at the Affiliate Center.  It could be very impressive to your prospect (or one of your skeptical existing affiliates) to encounter your picture and testimonial while exploring this gateway!

Forum Discussion


DISCUSS IT!  Log in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers.

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