We 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!
- Each extension you issue costs you one TCredit.
- 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).
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.