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Time Machine Update

It’s official.  No one had the correct prediction for the Time Machine contest about the price of Bitcoin on October 30th. Therefore, per Time Machine rules, the entire pot rolls over to the new Time Machine game, which already contains over 14,000 TCredits.

Be sure to get your pick in for the new Time Machine contest to have a chance to win a share of what will be definitely be a VERY BIG pot of TCredits!  Note that you can enter up to one entry a day until the end of the entry period at 11:30 PM CT on December 15 2017.


Time for an SFI check-up?

SFI has launched A LOT of major changes and enhancements to our programs, Websites, and features in the past several months. In addition to launching Badge Quest, Icebreakers, and Opti-Build, we’ve introduced the TripleClicks Booster Club, unveiled new reassignment rules, debuted Zackjack and Grandmaster Poker Eager Zebra games, Pricebenders Pre-bids, and much more.

With all these changes, improvements, and enhancements now implemented, it’s a great time to review your My Best Tip section and make sure your tip reflects the most up-to-date information about SFI. You’ll also want to check out the Blog section on your Leadership Page, your PSA Welcome and CSA Welcome messages (and any other articles, tips, tutorials, or advice about SFI on your personal Websites, blogs, social media posts, etc.) to ensure your information about SFI is accurate and that all your links are working. In this way, you’ll avoid confusion or misunderstandings by your PSAs and CSAs reading your tips and articles. You’ll also assure all your readers that you’re a knowledgeable and professional SFI sponsor and business owner!


Localvantia excitement!

Localvantia is off to a GREAT start with hundreds of merchants already being pre-registered weekly in dozens of countries by SFI affiliates who see the huge opportunity in front of them!

The United States leads the way, with Canada, Australia, Italy, Serbia, South Africa, and Nigeria also having added numerous merchants so far.

The top merchant categories registered so far are restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, general retail stores, health & wellness, automotive, and beauty/hair salons.  In all, merchants in 30 different categories have been pre-registered so far!  And we’re just getting started!


What is Localvantia?

Imagine earning all your rank-qualifying VersaPoints each month by simply buying your groceries, fueling up your car, dining at your favorite restaurants!  Better yet, imagine earning earn all these VersaPoints with no additional expense whatsoever; you just buy what you already buy!

That’s exactly what our new program, “Localvantia,” aims to do!  But Localvantia isn’t just about grocery stores, gas stations, and places to eat.  On the contrary, Localvantia is designed to cover ALL merchants with products and services consumed locally.  Learn more HERE.


Boost your future SFI income now!

While the opportunity in a few months to be able to earn unlimited VersaPoints just by shopping at your favorite merchants is BIG, if you’re in SFI to earn big monthly commissions, the Localvantia pre-registration program is what you want to be focusing on!

And remember that this is a “first-mover advantage” opportunity.  That is,  the merchants in your area can only have one Referrer.  If you’re not pre-registering them, if you’re letting other affiliates in your area do it instead, you’re potentially forfeiting thousands of dollars in monthly residual income that could be YOURS.  Get your share!

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Here’s how easy it is to pre-register merchants:

All SFI affiliates with the minimum rank of Executive Affiliate (EA) can pre-register local merchants. Here are the four simple steps:

  1. Visit your favorite merchant(s).
  2. Take a good picture of their storefront.  See examples HERE.
  3. Go to https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/lv_prereg and complete the pre-registration form for the merchant and upload the photo you took.
  4. Monitor your list of registered merchants and results at: https://www.sfimg.com/MyAccount/lv_mymerchants

Then, in October, when the Localvantia website/search engine goes live, the merchants will be contacted to confirm their registration and formally opt in to the program.  To clarify, you’re NOT contacting merchants now, you’re just pre-registering them in our database, in preparation for the formal launch in October.

Note: Do not pre-register any merchants you’re not willing to follow up on later.  What form will the follow-up take?  It could take many forms, depending on the merchant, including mailing literature, leaving a brochure for the owner, phone calls, or even meetings.

LocalvantiaPR_RewardFor your accounts (the merchants you pre-registered), your reward is the opportunity to earn unlimited Bonus VP (each worth one share of the TripleClicks Executive Pool)!  That is, for each VersaPoint dispensed by your merchants, you’ll earn one Bonus VP!

Imagine you’ve signed up a popular restaurant or grocery store that SFI affiliates shop at, who earn themselves 50,000 VP a month from their purchases there.  That’s 50,000 Bonus VP (shares of the TripleClicks Executive Pool) for you each month, essentially just for introducing the merchant to the Localvantia program.  And that’s just for ONE merchant; you could have dozens or even hundreds of merchants!

Read more about the new pre-registration program HERE.   And/or visit the Localvantia thread at the SFI Forum HERE to learn more.


Opti-Build update

We’re 20 days in…and Opti-Build is definitely heating up!  Indeed, nearly 10,000 new affiliate sign-ups have already been awarded to affiliates participating in the new program!  If you’re not aware of our powerful new Opti-Build program, you can get all the details HERE and HERE.

Build it!

Now, as you may realize, Opti-Build is a highly complex programming undertaking…and when it’s operating as part of a database as large and as active as SFI’s, it’s a real “beast!”  Because of this, we’ve had to tweak a few things and eliminate a couple features that were proving to be unfeasible—things that could not be determined during our pre-launch, non-live testing.

Here are the changes:

1. If your sponsor is not a Designated Diamond (DD), you cannot receive Opti-Build spillover. HOWEVER, with the new Active Sponsor policy announced HERE, you may be rolling up to a NEW sponsor soon that WILL allow you to benefit from Opti-Build upline spillover.  And be sure to carefully digest the below Q&A section, which explains how Opti-Build can still be highly beneficial for you even without the “icing on the cake” of an active upline.  Remember, as always, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me!”

2. In our original announcement, we stated that once you reached the rank of PTL (Platinum Team Leader), participation in Opti-Build was no longer allowed.  PTLs can now fully participate…until they attain the rank of DTL (Diamond Team Leader).

3. If you’re not a DD, you cannot participate in Opti-Build to have your sign-ups automatically flow into the Opti-Build stream.  However, you can still manually reassign all your sign-ups as needed, which can accomplish the exact same results, it’s just not automatic. See this Knowledge Base article to learn about how to do reassignments and why it’s a highly valuable strategy. And/or search on the keyword “reassignment” from the Affiliate Center’s search engine.

One more thing…

We are continuing to refine some of the automatic reassignment algorithm code.  Reassignments starting in May should be “smoother” and more consistent.  We appreciate your patience as we make these refinements!


Q&A

Q: My sponsor, nor my sponsor’s sponsor, is active or qualified as a DD. Does that mean I can never receive Opti-Build spillover?
NO. Opti-Build is just getting started. Lots of formerly inactive affiliates are becoming active now due to Opti-Build and we expects thousands more to do the same in the coming months. So, your sponsor and/or sponsor’s sponsor could join in the fun soon. To help that along, be sure to let your sponsor/upline know that you’re a Designated Diamond and committed to becoming a DTL via Opti-Build, and you’d like to see their participation in the program so you can work together for mutual gain.  There’s also the new Active Sponsor policy now that will eliminate many layers of inactive sponsors, starting on May 1st.

In the meantime, it’s very important that you always think about Opti-Build for what it can do for you from you on down (and not about potential upline spillover for you).

Think about it this way: Most every affiliate joining SFI is going to be aware of Opti-Build. And of these that you’re recruiting, who are they going to look to you? You (their upline) of course! Same with all your existing group members. If you’re participating, a LOT of them are going to become Team Leaders and commit to Opti-Build, too, to get part of the spillover you’ll be generating…and then the people under them will likely do the same…and on down the line it can go. We’re certainly seeing a lot of such activity right now companywide.

So, as you can see, this is all potentially very big for you. In other words, whether or not there is spillover involved for you right now, Opti-Build can still be a VERY powerful business-building tool for you. Keep your focus on THAT!

Q: I’m utilizing a Builder Bundle to supplement my production of POAs (Personally Originated Affiliates) for my team’s Designated Diamonds.  What is the keycode for sign-ups generated by Builder Bundle?
For now, 1101 is the keycode for both S-Builder Co-op and Builder Bundle…because the latter is essentially a subset of the former, using the same advertising sources, etc. We may, however, be able to give Builder Bundle its own code at a later time.

Q: Should I be receiving PSAs from my Builder Bundle subscription by now?
If you bought your Builder Bundle unit in March, you’re receiving PSAs currently (see keycode 1101s in your Genealogy). If you bought your Builder Bundle unit in April, it would start in May for you…and so on. That is, Builder Bundle is set up to start delivering the PSAs to you in the month following your purchase (though delivery of all 8 PSAs may take longer than one month).


Icons of people with speech bubbles..Head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers now.


Introducing…TripleClicks Booster Club!

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We’re very excited today to announce the TripleClicks Booster Club!

Becoming a Booster Club member has the same rules as being SOQ (Standing Order Qualified):

It means 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 (Auto-Delivery) or they can just be placed manually at any time throughout the month.  Any combination, your choice.

Note: Alternately, you can achieve BCQ (Booster Club Qualified) status immediately with a minimum of 3000 VP in purchases in the current month.


New terms

The term “Standing Order” is no longer an official SFI term.  Effective immediately, Auto-Delivery (auto-delivered orders) replaces what you used to know as a Standing Order in our system.  And being a Booster Club member (Booster Club Qualified or BCQ) now takes the place of the term Standing Order Qualified (SOQ).

So, erase “Standing Order” and “SOQ” from your memory.  The new kids on the block are Auto-Delivery and Booster Club Qualified (BCQ).

NOTE! The term “Standing Order” has been used in SFI for well over a decade, so there are many, many references throughout our documentation, training, etc., both at the Affiliate Center and at TripleClicks.  We are currently updating everything as quickly as we can, but it may take a few days to locate every reference.  Please bear with us as we make these updates.  Thank you!


More about the Booster Club

Why the name Booster Club?  For starters, we’ve come to the conclusion that the terms Standing Order and SOQ had little if any “allure” and provided little gratification for our affiliates.  Meanwhile, the Standing Order badge on your Join My Team gateway was not helping you win over prospects either, because it represents a foreign term.

The name Booster Club, on the other hand, much better describes what the actions behind it are about.  That is, being a member means you understand how valuable it is, as an SFI affiliate, to support your store and practice Transfer Buying whenever possible. And your prospects and team members who see your badge will understand and appreciate that you are a strong supporter/cheerleader for TripleClicks.

Now consider these three major benefits as a Booster Club member:

  1. You’ll be boosting the TripleClicks Executive Pool (SFI’s profit-sharing program) and potentially the commissions of all Executive Affiliates and Team Leaders, not only those in your own team, but companywide!

  2. You’ll be boosting traffic at TripleClicks, which boosts TripleClicks visibility in the marketplace, which helps facilitate valuable enhancements like a broader range of products, lower prices, a bigger and better ECA program, more Spotlight Merchants, being able to perhaps negotiate lower shipping rates, and much more!
  3. You’ll be boosting your own leadership resume, which can be invaluable!  Especially as a Team Leader, you’ll want to lead by example when it comes to the TripleClicks Booster Club.  Having the Booster Club Member badge tells your team that you “walk the walk.”  You don’t just talk and expect your team members to be a part of the Booster Club.  No, “you put your money where your mouth is” as the old saying goes.  And when you lead by example, your team members will be inclined to follow your lead, which will increase your commissions, as it will for them as well with their team, for the same reason.

TIP: Being a Booster Club member can also just mean that you’re investing directly in the success of your business.  That is, your qualifying purchases can consist entirely of S-Builder Co-op units, PSAs To GoTCredits for bidding on CSAs, and so on.

screenshot_2291And what’s the cost to be a Booster Club member?  You can easily meet the minimum monthly 1500 VP requirement for less than $1.21 a day.

That’s less than what most people spend on a cup of coffee or snack each day!  So why not build a great business with that money instead?

As we talk about in the “Overnight Success” LaunchPad lesson…

“Can you think of any other endeavor where you could invest just five to 10 hours a week for a couple years and at the end of that time have built a full-time income? Money that keeps coming in month after month, year after year. Money that keeps coming in whether you work 10 hours a day or two. A commission check waiting for you in your mailbox when you return from yet another vacation. Money that when you’ve left this planet continues to provide for your spouse, children, or grandchildren.”

Becoming a member and maintaining membership in the TripleClicks Booster Club is one of the key ways you’ll put the above into action, so become a Booster Club member now!


4 more big Booster Club benefits

Boosting commissions for every SFI Executive Affiliate and Team Leader, boosting your personal leadership resume, and helping to make your store, TripleClicks, bigger and better every month are of course truly MAJOR benefits.  But that’s not all!  Being a Booster Club member also means…

  • You will receive 10 income-boosting CSAs (via CSA Rewards) monthly!
  • 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!
  • Your badge mantel will be sporting a prestigious, new “Booster Club Member” badge to help you lead by example with your own team and enhance your recruiting.

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Eight payment options

To make placing orders as easy as possible, you may use any of the following eight payment methods on Booster Club-qualifying orders:

  • 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)

Who’s a member, who’s not?

We want to put a significant emphasis on Booster Club membership.  Therefore, effective immediately, you’ll begin seeing this “membership ID card” icon around the Affiliate Center:

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It will identify which of your affiliates are Booster Club members…on your Movers tab and also at your Genealogy.

The icon will also appear in your Affiliate Center header (beneath your rank badge) to let you know when YOU are Booster Club Qualified (BCQ) and are eligible for all the Booster Club benefits.  Likewise, the icon will appear in the header at TripleClicks if you are currently qualified as a Booster Club member.

We’ve also added a helpful new panel to the Scoreboard tab.  The new Booster Club panel will provide you and all your team members with an up-t0-the-minute accounting of your Booster Club status.


Help us spread the news!

We’re truly excited about the TripleClicks Booster Club.  We hope you are too and will join us in our “Booster Club drive” and help get the word out to every SFI affiliate!

P.S. More goodies to be announced soon!


Q & A

Q: How will I know when I’m Booster Club Qualified (BCQ)?
Under your rank badge in the header at the Affiliate Center, if you’re BCQ, you’ll now see a small “Member ID Card” icon.  If you see this icon, you’re officially BCQ and are eligible for all Booster Club benefits.  If you don’t see it, it means you’re currently NOT Booster Club Qualified.

Q: Is there a way to make my Booster Club Qualified (BCQ) status automatic each month?
Yes, very simple!  Just set up an Auto-Delivery order (or orders) at TripleClicks for one or more products (with a minimum of 1500 VP) that you wish to receive automatically each month.  And as an added bonus, by setting up a product as an Auto-Delivery, you get it at the discounted, Auto-Delivery price!

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 BCQ 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: Is there a way to know exactly how much VP I need to qualify as a Booster Club member at any given time?
Yes.  See the Booster Club panel on your Scoreboard tab for this information.

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

Q: What do I need to do to be BCQ as soon as possible so I can qualify for all the Booster Club benefits?
Just generate a minimum of 1500 VP in purchases this month, before the end of February…and then another 1500 VP in purchases before the end of March.  Note that these can be any combination of orders placed automatically (Auto-Delivery) 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 BCQ or not.  The Booster Club program simply adds some extra perks for those who are practicing transfer buying and supporting their store.

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 BCQ 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.


Time Machine Update

It’s official.  The Masterminds movie–the topic of our last Time Machine contestdid not chart.  That means that, per Time Machine rules, the entire pot of 12,000+ TCredits rolls over to the new Time Machine.

Be sure to get your pick in for the new Time Machine contest to have a chance to win a share of what will be definitely be a VERY BIG pot of TCredits!  Note that you can enter up to one entry a day until the end of the entry period on December 23rd.


Time for an SFI check-up?

SFI has launched A LOT of major changes and enhancements to our programs, Websites, and features so far this year. In addition to our recent, complete overhaul of the LaunchPad Lesson series, for example, we’ve made major enhancements to the Affiliate Center and TripleClicks Website;  launched the monthly Unstoppable Contest; introduced Milestone Shares, Designated Diamonds, and TripleClicks Product Collections; simplified VersaPoint rules, and much more.

With all these recent changes, improvements, and enhancements now implemented, it’s a great time to review your My Best Tip section and make sure your tip reflects the most up-to-date information about SFI. You’ll also want to check out the Blog section on your Leadership Page, your PSA Welcome and CSA Welcome messages (and any other articles, tips, tutorials, or advice about SFI on your personal Websites, blogs, social media posts, etc.) to ensure your information about SFI is accurate and that all your links are working. In this way, you’ll avoid confusion or misunderstandings by your PSAs and CSAs reading your tips and articles. You’ll also assure all your readers that you’re a knowledgeable and professional SFI sponsor and business owner!

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.