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Get the MOST from TripleClicks PSAs To Go and auction-won PSAs!

GenealogyImageMaximize the value of your TripleClicks PSAs To Go or from PSAs you’ve won in a Pricebenders Auction: run them through your Co-op Manager!

Your participating affiliates will benefit with guaranteed PSAs added to their downline. YOU will benefit from motivated affiliates with expanding teams of new PSAs, whose activities could add long-term profits to your bottom line!

To funnel your PSAs To Go or Pricebenders Auction PSAs through the Co-op Manager, just go to the  Start A New Co-op page at the SFI Affiliate Center and choose “Your Gateway Site” as the co-op source. Be SURE to enter 1104 in the keycode field. Click the Create A New Co-op button at the bottom when you’re done.

IMPORTANT! After purchasing your PSAs To Go or winning the PSAs auction, you’ve got a day or two before your new PSAs begin rolling in. Once they begin to arrive, it will be too late to run them through a new co-op. Therefore, be sure not to wait too long after winning your auction to set up your co-op!

For help and information about creating co-ops and using the Co-op Manager, see Co-op Manager FAQs at the SFI Support Desk. You can also check out Gery’s SFI Co-op Manager & The Magic Of Co-oping article for more tips and hints.

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New Internet Income Lesson #89: Lasting Principles — Part 5

Check out Internet Income’s new Lesson #89, as course author, George Little, concludes his review of important lasting principles highlighted and explained throughout the Internet Income course.

About Internet Income: In SFI’s ongoing, exclusive course on how to start and run a profitable online business, author George Little provides step-by-step instruction and help in plain English on current topics that matter most to up-and-coming online entrepreneurs.


You can discuss this announcement with your SFI peers at the SFI Forum HERE.

This week’s W3 Cash Drawing Winner

ImageDejan Dovatov of Pancevo, SERBIA, just won $250 in the WAVE3 weekly cash drawing. Congrats, Dejan!
Next week, it could be YOU. For each W3 member you refer, you receive an entry in our weekly drawing (winners drawn each Tuesday). Ten runners-up are also drawn and each receive 50 free TCredits. For 17 ways you can generate referrals, go to: tripleclicks.com/Wave3/makewaves.php

Show us your stuff!

Starting last week, we began shipping out the prize packages for our 260+ awesome inaugural Leadership Challenge winners! Prizes included brand new, exclusive SFI keychains, mugs, mouse pads, silver bars, and more.

When you receive your prize(s), we’d like to see a photograph of you with your prize(s) uploaded to this SFI Forum thread:


And to make it even more fun, we’re going to award 100 free TCredits for the three best photos submitted. So, as soon as you receive your package, take a fun photo and post it here on this thread (use the “Upload attachment” button).

Didn’t participate in the Winter Leadership Challenge?  That’s okay; you can still help us pick our winning photos once they start appearing.  Just head over to this thread and click the “like” button for your favorite photo(s).

The photos that receive the most likes AND that get judged the best by SFI president Gery Carson and other SFI staff members will win the free TCredits. And don’t worry, for those of you overseas who must wait longer for delivery, we’ll keep the forum thread open and allow for photo submission for at least two months.

We can’t wait to see your photos!

To learn more about the new, Spring Leadership Challenge, see:


Ask SC extends winning VP to top 10 most popular answers

Effective immediately, the second runner-up prize for the best Ask SC answers are now extended to those affiliates whose answers rate third to tenth most popular (as voted by affiliates).

So, for each question published, the affiliate whose answer receives the most votes (total of YES votes minus NO votes) will receive 100 VP. The author of the second most popular answer will receive 50 VP, and the authors with the third through tenth most popular answers will each win 25 VP.  In the case of ties, both authors will receive either 100 VersaPoints (if tied for most votes), 50 VersaPoints (if tied for second most votes), or 25 VersaPoints (if tied for third through tenth most votes).

For more information about Ask SC, see this tab at the Affiliate Center home page.

Thanks to all our authors who contribute to Ask SC; you are helping us build an invaluable database of knowledge, tips, and ideas that helps every current and future SFI affiliate!


This week’s W3 Cash Drawing Winner

ImageAlastair Ruddick of Alberta, CANADA, just won $250 in the WAVE3 weekly cash drawing. Congrats, Alastair!
Next week, it could be YOU. For each W3 member you refer, you receive an entry in our weekly drawing (winners drawn each Tuesday). Ten runners-up are also drawn and each receive 50 free TCredits. For 17 ways you can generate referrals, go to: tripleclicks.com/Wave3/makewaves.php

New Pricebenders Bonus Bar and Bid Log

Starting today, we are testing two new features at some of our Pricebenders auctions.

1. Bonus Bar

The new Pricebenders Bonus Bar is a live, realtime progress bar that sits atop each auction.

When bidding reaches the end of the Bonus Bar, we LOCK IN the price you’ll pay if you win. Now matter how much higher bidding goes, your purchase price is locked at 77% off the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price)!

But that’s not all.  Six times along the way, you can win FREE TCredits in our new Pricebenders Flash Drawings. To enter the drawings, just bid at least once in the 5 minutes prior to the drawing (earn one drawing entry per bid during the 5-minute time period).  Limit: 3 drawing wins per auction.

Pricebenders Bonus Bar

With Flash Drawings every few minutes and multiple chances to win hundreds of FREE TCredits every day, Pricebenders is now more exciting than ever before.  And now with a minimum guaranteed purchase price (the price you pay if you win the auction) of 77% off MSRP, it’s never been a better value!

Note:  The Bonus Bar is debuting as a beta test on Choice, Silver & Gold, and SFI 2 auction tiers.  Assuming testing is successful, the Bonus Bar will be added later to ALL auctions.

2. Alias Bid Log

Since Pricebenders debut in September 2010 (with the exception of Big Dog auctions), we have always provided a live bid log of the most recent ten bidders with actual names of the bidders.  Unfortunately, due to continually growing abuse, we are now testing the use of alias’ in the bid log.

How has it been abused?  In short, members use the bid log to INTIMIDATE other bidders.  For example, we keep finding members who “just happen” to have the same first name and last name initial of some of our biggest, most well-known bidders.  Knowing that many bidders will flee from any auction where these “heavy hitters” show up, these members are clearing attempting to scare off the competition and win with dirty tricks.  We’ve identified other scams as well, all using forms of intimidation to win auctions unfairly.  This hurts TripleClicks, all of our affiliates, all of our Pricebenders bidders, and it makes these auctions unfeasible for us.  It must be stopped now.

Like the new Bonus Bar, we will be first testing Alias Bid Logs on the Choice, Silver & Gold, and SFI 2 auction tiers.

Note: So as to provide full transparency of the bidding process, once an auction ends, a list of every bidder–with both their real name and their temporary* alias–will be provided on the Latest Winners page (click “Bidders” link).

* A new alias is assigned for each auction you participate in.

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