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Milestone Shares correction

It has come to our attention that the number of Milestone Shares displayed at the Affiliate Center is incorrect for some affiliates.  That is, Milestone Shares were designed to be based on your qualified rank at the end of the current month, not on previous month’s rank (which is what has been erroneously displayed).

We are now adjusting the programming so that the correct amount is displayed and all affiliates will receive the number of Milestone Shares applicable to their actual, qualified rank status.  Thank you for your understanding.

To review current SFI rank qualifications (effective as 0f 1/1/16), click HERE.


Pick up VP for EVERY TCredit you spend on EZ games!

screenshot_289Effectively immediately, all SFI Affiliates can now earn a VersaPoint on EVERY TCredit they spend playing Eager Zebra games. This doesn’t just apply to game entries but ANY TCredits spent on a Sidekick or on other in-game help, for example–up to 500 VP/month total!

Head over to Eager Zebra games now and start picking up your VP!

i-forum_arrowLog 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.

New Fast-Track Extensions program

h-fasttrackWe are very excited today to announce a new program for firing up your team!

Here’s how it works:

In your Genealogy, on the OTHER tab, there is now a new Fast-Track column.  For all eligible PSAs (i.e. those not already Fast-Track Gold or in the current standard Fast-Track window), you can now extend to them a special 72-hour window to become a Fast-Track member (or upgrade from Silver to Gold) by simply clicking the “Extend FT” link located in the new Fast-Track column.

>>> Get fully up to speed on the Fast-Track program HERE.

Upon issuing a Fast-Track extension, your PSA will receive a special email from SFI alerting them to your generous offer, what they need to do to go Fast-Track, and the deadline for acting.

Once they’ve taken the necessary action (e.g. a $20 purchase/sale or setting up a 1500 VP Standing Order within the 72-hour window), they’re in!  They will immediately receive the prestigious Fast-Track badge; 250 Bonus VersaPoints, Fast-Track Member Certificate (suitable for framing); and 30 free entries in the Daily Grand drawing.

The beautiful Fast-Track lapel pin will also be earmarked for them.  They’ll also immediately have the $40 or $100 Signing Bonus added to their account!

And the biggest benefit of all…they’ll now be eligible every month for the 10% Bonus Shares of the TripleClicks Executive Pool  (this alone is potentially worth hundreds of extra dollars in commissions every year).

One more thing: Anyone who goes Fast-Track Gold will immediately earn EA2 status for themselves!


  1. Each extension you issue costs you one TCredit.
  2. Fast-Track extensions can be issued to a PSA one-time ONLY.

Tip: Before issuing an extension, we recommend that you first contact your PSA to gauge interest.  Sending extensions to those who are not interested or not active is just going to waste your TCredits.  The much better idea is a preliminary message from you, letting your PSAs know that you’d like to pay for an extension so they can become Fast-Track members.  Tell them that all they have to do is let you know, when they’re ready, that they’d like to become a Fast-Track member, and you’ll issue the special extension for them right away.  Once you get their “yes,” all you have to do is go to your Genealogy and click the link and it’s happening.

Q & A

Q: Can I issue an extension to ANY of my PSAs?
You can issue an extension to any of your PSAs who are not already Fast-Track Gold (those who are already Fast-Track Silver can upgrade to Gold).  Best of all, it doesn’t matter if the PSA joined last month, six months ago, five years ago, ten years ago, or the day SFI launched over 17 years ago.  ALL can now grab the prestigious rank of Fast-Track in SFI!

Q: Why would my PSAs be interested in becoming Fast-Track members?
For LOTS of reasons!  By going Fast-Track, they’re going to instantly earn 250 Bonus VersaPoints, up to a $100 Signing Bonus addition, Bonus Shares of the TripleClicks Executive Pool every month that can be worth thousands of dollars in extra commissions over time, a beautiful lapel pin, and more.  See the entire list and full details HERE

Note: Something that’s not often mentioned but that’s invaluable is how being a Fast-Track member increases your stature and gives you highly valuable credibility as a sponsor and leader of your team.  That is, it’s awkward, at best, to be encouraging your affiliates to go Fast-Track when you’re not Fast-Track yourself! Being a Fast-Track member yourself allows you to lead by example and promote Fast-Track to your team with credibility–a very, very valuable trait that no serious SFI affiliate should be without!

Q: Why is there a cost of a TCredit to issue an extension?
We can’t do everything for free.  SFI has significant costs in administering the Fast-Track program.  The TCredits help fund the program and, after all, you as the sponsor will be the biggest beneficiary when your PSA chooses to go Fast-Track.  Fast-Track extensions also need to be issued with careful consideration.  Having everyone sending out thousands of extensions willy-nilly would be counter-productive and would harm the integrity of the Fast-Track program.

Q: I’d like to become a Fast-Track member, but my sponsor is inactive, so how can I get an extension from him?
Here’s what you need to do:  Contact your sponsor.  Let him know you’d like to go Fast-Track and would appreciate it if he would issue you an extension.  If you receive no response, submit a ticket with the details.  If your sponsor is verified as inactive by us, we will allow you to be moved up to your sponsor’s sponsor (your sponsor’s sponsor can then issue you an extension).

Q: Can my PSA meet the $20 sale/purchase requirement by buying the New Member Pack?
Yes, the NMP (New Member Pack) will be available to them during the 72-hour window.  The NMP is of course a fabulous deal, so it’s definitely one of THE best ways to meet the requirement.

Q: Should I be looking to issue extensions to brand new affiliates?
No!  They already have the standard 10-day window to go Fast-Track (and can, themselves, extend it to a total of 30 days).  Your focus for the Fast-Track extensions program should be on those who MISSED the opportunity to go Fast-Track the first time around…and especially on those who have, in the meantime, become very active.  There’s little doubt that they’d LOVE to be able to go Fast-Track now!  Make these folks’ day by issuing them an extension!

Q: What about someone who is already qualified as a SILVER Fast-Track member?  Is a $20 sale or purchase required for them?
No, but they will need to set up a min. 1500 VP Standing Order within the 72-hour window in order to advance to GOLD Fast-Track status.

Q: What about someone who’s not Fast-Track now but who already has a min. 1500 VP Standing Order?
We will automatically advance them to Fast-Track Gold status within 24 hours of you issuing them the extension  They do not have to take any actions at all.

Q: Is the window exactly 72 hours from when I issue my extension?
Actually, to keep it simple, it will be 72 hours starting the day after the day of issuance of the extension.  Example:  You issue the Fast-Track extension at 8 pm on Monday.  Your PSA’s deadline would be the end of Thursday (72 hours + the four hours left in the day when you issued the extension).

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.

DON’T FORGET! Sunday, January 31st, is the deadline for…

icon-blog_sfiSunday, January 31st, is the last day…

1. To get in on the January S-Builder Co-op. Just plug in to our global advertising co-op and within a few weeks begin receiving signups (both SFI affiliates and TC members). Just 72 cents a day gets you on your way; it’s one of most economical ways to build an online business ever! For complete details, extensive FAQs, and an order link for S-Builder, see the S-Builder central info page.

2. To retain your Executive Affiliate status for January. If you’re under 1,500 VersaPoints for this month, get to your SFI Homepage at the Affiliate Center right away and see your SFI To-Do List for a list of ways to acquire the points you need.

3. To vote for January‘s TripleClicks Song Of The Month. Please drop by the TripleClicks Music Center today and help us pick this month’s top song. Our TC Artists from around the world thank you!

10 reasons why being a Team Leader rocks!

screenshot_193Success sure is sweet! Just ask anyone who’s ever built a successful business. In SFI, your potential for success really amps up once you reach the rank of Team Leader.  Not only do you expand your access to several income streams, you achieve a MAJOR step toward building a long-term, successful business!

Of course, ALL Affiliates get access to SFI’s free training, marketing tools, compensation opportunities, and other goodies, but here are 10 MORE reasons why being an SFI Team Leader really rocks:

1. More Free TCredits every month!

Every Team Leader gets up to 24 FREE TripleClicks TCredits every month to use for member listings, to bid on Pricebenders Auctions, to participate in contests, play games, download songs from TripleClicks Music, and more.

2. More shares in the TC Executive Pool!

In addition to one TripleClicks Executive Pool share for every VP earned that every Affiliate gets each month, Team Leaders get matching VP shares for VP earned by all EA2s in their downline…up to 12 levels, including their CSAs! DTLs also get double matching VP on affiliates on their 12th level!

3. Even MORE TripleClicks Executive Pool shares!

As a Team Leader, for every 10 personal VP you earn, you get bonus shares in the TripleClicks Executive Pool. Advance up the ranks of Team Leader, get more Milestone Shares–up to 18 shares every month!

4. New, free Co-Sponsored Affiliates every month!

Team Leaders get up to 6 monthly share allotments of Second Home CSAs— CSAs who were previously assigned a Co-Sponsor but were forfeited due to the Co-Sponsor not maintaining required EA status.

5. Expanded leverage to transform your PSAs into Team Leaders!

The ability to reassign PSAs up to 12 generations to motivated, up-and-coming leaders in your downline can help you encourage, develop, and motivate your Team Leaders. And, remember: every time you develop a new committed TL, you’ve created another residual income stream that can keep bringing in money for you with minimum attention on your part!

6. Even MORE power to grow your SFI organization!

Team Leaders can also reassign their CSAs to their downline affiliates–up to 12 generations. This can be a powerful tool for providing incentives to your affiliates to upgrade and maintain EA and above every month!

7. Extra DD invites to help you expand your core group of select PSAs.

With up to 20 Designated Diamond Invitations, you can use this valuable resource to create a strong, core group of officially designated, select PSAs that you’ll work closely with to build a successful team. Find out more.

8. Exclusive TL support and resources!

We LOVE our leaders…that’s why we pride ourselves in giving our TLs the quick support response they need to keep their businesses strong. The SFI Forum also features a Team Leader category exclusively for TLs to brainstorm, ask questions, and get direct feedback from other SFI Leaders, as well as SFI President Gery Carson and others at SFI Corporate!

9. Creative freedom over new SFI ads and promotions!

STLs and above can let their creative juices flow by writing up their own ads and promotions to suit their local area demands, marketing focus, or special strategy. NOTE: All ads and promotions must first be submitted to SFI for fast approval (usually 1 to 2 business days).

10. Bragging rights and sense of accomplishment!

This might not seem all that significant at first, but never underestimate the far-reaching benefits of setting goals and reaching them! Your growing confidence and experience naturally shines through and positively affects your relationship with others in your downline. Happiness is contagious, and your team members will naturally want to emulate (i.e., duplicate) your efforts!

i-forum_arrowLog 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.

Achieving your January goals?

Dart & targetHow are you doing on your monthly SFI goals? Did you collect your 5 VP for setting your goals for the month (before the 10th), along with 1 VP each day you review your Goals Tab?

MORE importantly: will you reach some (or all) of the goals you’ve set for this month?

If you’ve answered no or are not sure, take a moment right now to review your progress:


Then, stop by the AskSC tab at the Affiliate Center and search for “goals” to read top vote-getting answers to questions about setting and reaching goals in SFI and helping your downline to do the same. You’ll also want to check out the SFI Forum for more ideas, tips, and advice on setting goals that will help you succeed in SFI. And don’t forget all the business-building training and support articles available for free to all affiliates at the SFI Affiliate Center!

And get ready for February!

On February 1st, it will be time to set new monthly goals. If you set goals for January, use what you learned to set realistic February goals. The most important thing is to have goals and always strive to achieve them. Various studies PROVE that those who write down their goals accomplish significantly more than those who do not…and we want all of our affiliates to experience bountiful success!

Two new movies added to Your Choice auction

auc_choicemoviepackNow available in Your Choice Movie Pack auctions: The Martian [Blu-ray + Digital HD] and Spectre [Blu-ray]. Remember, with Your Choice auctions, you get to pick the movie title you want and receive 50 TCredits!

About The Martian: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

About Spectre: A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organization known as SPECTRE.

As of now, auction winners can choose from among the following 26 choices (all in Blu-ray and/or DVD packs):

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Argo
  • Avatar
  • Godzilla
  • Gravity
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Iron Man 3
  • Frozen
  • Lone Survivor
  • Man of Steel
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • Prometheus
  • Skyfall
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Spectre
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • The Martian
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • World War Z

We refresh the list regularly with popular new releases and classics, so stay tuned!

i-forum_arrowLog 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.