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

icon-blog_sfiToday, 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.


New marketing aid: MEMES!

We’re pleased to debut today a brand new category of marketing aids for all SFI affiliates: Internet Memes!

What’s an Internet Meme?  Here’s how Wikipedia defines them:

An Internet meme (/miːm/ meem) is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet.  Some notable examples include posting a photo of people lying down in public places (called “planking”) and uploading a short video of people dancing to the Harlem Shake.

A meme is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture”.  An Internet meme may take the form of an image (typically an image macro), hyperlink, video, website, or hashtag. It may be just a word or phrase, including an intentional misspelling. These small movements tend to spread from person to person via social networks, blogs, direct email, or news sources. They may relate to various existing Internet cultures or subcultures, often created or spread on various websites, or by Usenet boards and other such early-internet communications facilities. Fads and sensations tend to grow rapidly on the Internet, because the instant communication facilitates word-of-mouth transmission.

Our new SFI memes are designed to work the same way, but with a specific purpose—which is to help you sponsor new affiliates.

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We are debuting this new marketing category today with 17 different memes, available now from the Marketing Center.


IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES

There are two big differences when using our new memes that you need to be aware of:

1. Unlike SFI banners and many of our other marketing aids where you are required to use only our HTML, for memes you need to download the images to your computer.  You will then upload them wherever you wish to use them.

2. Do NOT link the meme images to anything.  Memes are not designed to be clicked on.  Rather, memes are designed to entertain and spark discussions.  The latter is, of course, how memes can help you sponsor new affiliates.

Example: You post on a social media site this meme:

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Readers see this meme and question what residual income is.  Discussion ensues.  Someone asks how THEY can get residual income.  There’s your opening.  You now provide them with your SFI gateway.  Note: You may want to do this privately, because many social media sites will block your gateway URL or otherwise taint it.

Now, we strongly encourage you to NOT be aggressive when using memes.  Post one of our fun memes and just let discussion happen organically.  Posting a big solicitation will likely be counter-productive and may even get you banned.  Just let the meme do the work (or most of the work at least) and simply be ready to respond when interest is generated.  Have fun with them!

TIP: Don’t feel that the memes are exclusively for use on social media.  You can also add them to your email signature…or incorporate one or more into your personal blog or website.

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.


46,975 free VP awarded in latest Spin & Win

spin-and-win-2Did you miss out on the most recent Spin & Win contest, held between January 23, 2017 through January 25, 2017? Affiliates who spotted the Spin & Win notice–announced in the weekly SFI Affiliate Newsletter, mailed out January 23rd–and who entered the free contest grabbed 46,975 free VP!

Yet, that number is only a tiny fraction of the total amount of free VP we set aside for each Spin & Win contest! Don’t miss out on these easy VersaPoints and the earning benefits that come with them. Be on the lookout for Spin & Win alerts in our newsletters–and make sure everyone in your downline is looking for them as well. Readers are leaders!

Here’s how Spin & Win works:

At least once every month–and up to three times every month–we include a blurb in our newsletters announcing that a new Spin & Win contest is underway.  NOTE: There is no mention of Spin & Win in the subject line. You must read each newsletter you receive in its entirety to find the new Spin & Win contest blurb.  When you find it, get to the Web page URL referenced as soon as you can (the entry period will typically be 48 to 72 hours, but could be less).

When you arrive at the Spin & Win Web page, answer the simple questions there about SFI or TripleClicks.  Answer correctly and you will get one free spin of the VP wheel–with a chance to win up to 1,000 VersaPoints (everyone is guaranteed to win at least 5 VP per spin).  There is NO obligation and NO purchase is necessary.  Just enter the correct answers, spin the wheel, and you’ll be a instant winner…with up to 1,000 VersaPoints added immediately to your account–just for reading your SFI e-mails!


Standing Orders redefined

IMPORTANT NOTE: SOQ (Standing Order Qualified) is now BCQ ( Booster Club Qualified).  See this announcement: Introducing…TripleClicks Booster Club!


In an effort to simplify and improve SFI’s Standing Order program, we are redefining the definition of a Standing Order.

Effective February 1, 2017, the new term you need to become familiar with is Standing Order Qualified (or SOQ for short).

Payment by cash

To be SOQ simply means that you have placed one or more orders with a minimum of 1500 VP for the current month AND also in the previous month.

Your orders can be those set to reoccur automatically each month (via the Standing Order Manager) or they can just be placed manually at any time throughout the month.  Any combination.

Note: Alternately, you can achieve SOQ status immediately with a minimum of 3000 VP in orders in the current month.

We are also greatly expanding payment options.  You can now pay for your orders with:

  • Credit card or debit card (including TC Payoneer MasterCard)
  • Paypal
  • SFI Account funds
  • TC Account funds
  • TCurrency
  • Money Order
  • Cashiers Check
  • Personal Check (United States only)

4 MORE GREAT SOQ BENEFITS

  • Your badge mantel will be sporting a prestigious, new “Standing Order Qualified” badge!
  • Save money!  You can buy any TripleClicks product at the discounted Standing Order price…whenever you want!
  • You will receive 100 Bonus VersaPoints each month!  That’s 100 extra shares of the TripleClicks Executive Pool paid to you monthly, too!
  • You will receive two additional entries each day in the big Daily Grand drawing!  That’s a whopping 730 extra chances each year to win hundreds of dollars in valuable and income-boosting prizes!

Q & A

Q: How will I know when I’m Standing Order Qualified?
Next to your rank badge in the header at the Affiliate Center, if you’re SOQ, you’ll now see a small “Standing Order Qualified” emblem.  If you see this emblem, you’re officially SOQ and are eligible for all SOQ benefits.  If you don’t see it, it means you’re currently not Standing Order Qualified.

Q: I don’t have, nor can I get, a credit card.  I also cannot get a PayPal account.  So how can I make qualifying purchases?
Your best option then is probably to accumulate your SFI commissions and pay for orders out of these funds. TCurrency is also an excellent option in most countries.  By using TCurrency, you can actually pay for your orders using your local currency or even barter!  Learn all about TCurrency and how it works HERE.  Tip: You are not limited to buying TCurrency from merchants in your country; feel free to use merchants in your region or even outside your region. No TCurrency merchants in your region?  Consider taking advantage of this opportunity by becoming a TCurrency merchant yourself.  Learn about this HERE.

Q: So how many total VP do I need?
Being SOQ means that you have placed one or more orders with a minimum of 1500 VP for the current month AND in the the previous month…so a minimum of 3000 total VP for the two months.

Q: Can I only purchase TC Direct products to become SOQ?
No.  You can buy from any ECA or any Spotlight Merchant as well.

Q: What do I need to do to be SOQ as soon as possible so I can qualify for all the SOQ benefits?
Just generate a minimum of 1500 VP in purchases this month, before the end of January…and then another 1500 VP in purchases before the end of February.  Note that these can be any combination of orders placed automatically or manually, whenever you want during the month.

Q: So purchases are now required at SFI?
No, nothing has changed from this standpoint.  You can still earn all your necessary VP doing actions that are free and/or have no out-of-pocket cost.  Moreover, you can still earn unlimited commissions regardless of your rank and regardless of whether you are SOQ or not.  The SOQ program simply adds some extra perks for those who are practicing transfer buying and supporting their store.

Q: When will I receive the new SOQ badge?
Provided you’ve had a minimum of 1500 VP in purchases in January, you could collect the new badge as early as February 1st with another minimum 1500 VP purchase on February 1st.

Q: Can I pay for my orders with MRP and/or TCredits?
Not at this time.

Q: Can I use backdating when placing orders to qualify for SOQ status?
Yes.  The backdating option on orders is available during the first 8 days of each month.  By choosing this option during checkout, you can have the VP and CV for your order applied to the previous month.
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.


4 new Spotlight Merchants added!

We are pleased today to announce the addition of four new Spotlight Merchants to our Spotlight Merchant Directory at TripleClicks:

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GAZELLE is the United State’s leading consumer electronics “reCommerce” site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to get cash for their used electronics or buy certified pre-owned devices at an affordable price and without any strings attached. Gazelle reduces the risk and effort of buying and selling pre-owned electronic gadgets online with benefits such as comprehensive data removal and a reputation for very strong customer service, recognized by an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and a 9.5/10 Reseller Ratings review average. To date, Gazelle has paid out more than $200 million and bought and resold more than 2 million devices, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology.

pitaka

PITAKA‘s founders, a mechanical engineer and a designer, love the iPhone and hated seeing its beauty obscured. So they launched PITAKA with the objective of creating unique phone cases that are true to their original design aesthetics.  Inspired by a traditional craft methodology, PITAKA use Vacuum Forming technology to shape the Aramid fibers into the perfect iPhone case. The combination of this amazing material with advanced forming techniques creates the ultimate case that keeps the beauty of iPhone, while adding protection and refined styling with an unforgettable 3D Grip.

psngames

PSN GAMES is one of the leading online stores selling digital video games for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Using unique methods based on game sharing PSN Games is able to deliver freshly released console downloads for a fraction of regular price. Live chat support is available daily from 9 AM to 2 am GMT allowing fast resolution of all issues and questions, and their store uses an automated delivery system which means games are usually delivered instantly after purchase. Multiple payment methods are available including credit cards, PayPal, Skrill, PaySafeCards, Sofort, Bitcoin, iDeal and plenty of local/regional payment systems, too.

trainpetdog

TRAINPETDOG.com offers valuable free and paid informational products, online courses, and more for dog lovers.


Easy & Ample VersaPoints!

By simply shopping at these and our other Spotlight Merchants’ sites, you’ll be able to earn easy and ample VersaPoints, up to 500 VP monthly!  And it’s so simple, too!  Once you’ve placed an order with any merchant, simply submit a Points Claim Form.  We’ll verify your order with the seller and your VersaPoints will be awarded to your SFI affiliate account (usually within just one business day)!

But that’s not all! As you know, as an SFI affiliate, TripleClicks Executive Pool shares are an important component of your compensation.  The higher the share value is, the larger your commissions can go.

The Spotlight Merchants program is designed to actively and aggressively boost share values.  That is, a large portion of every Spotlight Merchant sale goes directly into the TripleClicks Executive Pool.  And because much of this will go in “unencumbered,” ALL shareholders can see higher share values.  Remember: For each VersaPoint you earn, you get paid one share of the TripleClicks Executive Pool (minimum 1500 VP/month).

Example: You place a $50 order with a Spotlight Merchant.  For this, you immediately receive 300 VP.  A portion of the $50 you paid pays for your 300 VP of course.  But a portion is also simply deposited into the pool for all qualified SFI affiliates to share in.  Now imagine thousands of SFI affiliates patronizing Spotlight Merchants each month.  Pool shares values could soon begin to grow rapidly!

Over time, we hope to add hundreds of popular merchants, representing tens of thousands of products and services…in about every category you can think of!


Start shopping and earning VP TODAY!

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You can start browsing all of our Spotlight Merchants now at:

http://www.tripleclicks.com/spotlight

IMPORTANT: To receive VersaPoints from a Spotlight Merchant purchase, you MUST: 

  1. Use the link from the official Spotlight Merchant Directory at TripleClicks.  If you do not access the merchant from the Spotlight Merchant Directory, we will not have a record of the order and so no VersaPoints will be able to be awarded.
  2. Submit a Points Claim Form.  Once you’ve submitted your claim, we’ll verify your order with the merchant and your VersaPoints will be awarded to your SFI affiliate account (normally within 1 business day).

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.


New SPACE theme for Zackjack

We’re pleased to debut a new SPACE theme for Zackjack today.

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Our beautiful new Space theme provides you with a deck of 52 different cards featuring stars, colorful planets, galaxies, and more—each created and designed exclusively for Zackjack by local Lincoln, Nebraska artist Katie Nieland. The Space theme also comes with a gorgeous blue galaxy background and cool “spacey” sound effects!


SPECIAL NOTES

  1. If you get tired of a theme, you can switch back and forth between available themes whenever you want.  Available themes now include Space, Cats, and the original “Classic” default theme.
  2. Like the cards but prefer the default, original background?  You can choose to use the cards you want with the standard background.
  3. More themes are on the way.

TO GET THE NEW SPACE THEME…

Just click the “Theme” button (before, during, or after any game) and follow the simple directions.

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Save 20%!

Order the new Zackjack Space theme within 24
hours and it’s yours for 20% off the regular price.
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.


Change to grace period on rank

Effective February, the day that commissions are processed will be the last day of the grace period for ranks not yet qualified for.

This change is being made to simplify and eliminate confusion from the current month-long grace period which causes many affiliates to erroneously believe they’ve already achieved the rank displayed when, in reality, they are simply in the grace period.

Example: You qualified as an Executive Affiliate in January.  Until commissions are processed for January (approximately February 10th), your SFI Affiliate Center homepage would still display the Executive Affiliate badge for you.  However, if you have not requalified as an Executive Affiliate (1500VP) by the time commissions are processed, the badge displayed here would be the basic Affiliate badge until at which time you requalified.

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Note that this change is purely cosmetic.  There is no change to the compensation plan.  This change only affects the badge displayed in the Affiliate Center header, on the “mini profile” panel adjacent to your posts at the Forum, and anywhere your rank is displayed to your downline/upline.
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.