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What is the biggest mistake to avoid when advertising?

7828 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 3/26/2016 12:52 am

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 785
In over 2 decades of advertising promoting, and marketing I can tell you the biggest mistake I have ever made is starting an advertisement thinking about the product instead of the customer.

When you think about the product you sell points about it that are features and the packaging, and the price but the advertisement runs low on emotional satisfaction. The ES factor is what makes a viewer become passionate about the product and has them saying I have to have that.


What is the fastest way to build a team of affiliates in SFI?

7794 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 3/12/2016 12:23 am

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 785
Persistence is the fastest path.

You can not build a team in short time, it takes time because your organization must grow deep as well as wide but there are things to keep in mind to make things easier and to have less attrition than the average affiliate.

Keeping the active PSA you have active and earning is paramount to building your team faster. These tips will help you keep the active team you have active longer.

1. Show them the money. You need to know how to

How can I promote the New Member Pack (NMP) to boost and grow my SFI business?

7785 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 11/22/2014 11:01 pm

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 785
The new member pack will not require much promotion on your part and does not change a basic rule of SFI.

You do not recruit free members and then suddenly tell them to buy something. There is no requirement that they buy any product, much less a specific product, and if you present it wrong you can get you and SFI both in legal troubles.

Instead you can casually mention in their first 10 days that the member still has time to become a Fast Track member and refer them to the

How do I come up with good content for my weekly newsletters to my team?

7645 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 11/22/2014 10:44 pm

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 785
This is going to be really easy to explain. My answer is Write down your questions, research answers for them, save them back and share what you found and any links to supporting articles and tools and share a question and answer with related resources at least once a week.

Too many people start with an expectation that they need to have more to a newsletter than this or that it should be 500+ words to be good or that the author should be an expert before they talk and train anyone. That's

How can I get my affiliates to understand the importance of communication in SFI?

7618 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 3/26/2016 12:05 am

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 785
Have yourself a parable.

A Parable for those who don't know is an object lesson or story that tells your message in a way the person reading or listening can best understand. People like to see how something applies to their lives and the narrative will help to understand exactly that.


With SFI you are a business owner and you have two choices for starting your business.

How can you get your spouse involved in your SFI business?

7544 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 3/26/2016 12:37 am

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 785
If they have an interest in helping out with the SFI Business you can start them on small task like creating 10 new classifieds ads a day, or if they write you can set them up a blog with an ad for SFI in the sidebar and let them blog away.

The big thing to remember is you can't have 2 accounts in the same house with one signed under the other. That is called double dipping and robs someone else of a commission they are owed and another the matching VP if that second account also has a

If you are not good at approaching people face to face, what are some tips to improve in this area?

7525 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 11/22/2014 11:12 pm

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 785
If you plan to go talk to new people about your business you should get a hair cut, do your nails, put on your Sunday best and take a long hot or cold shower.

When you are dressed up or have a new hair cut you feel more confident and your body and mind will crave the extra attention as affirmation of your choices so use this natural feeling to your benefit.

You do need to know your business and be ready for questions but don't feel pressured to know everything. Fact is you

Which is better and why? Promoting SFI and TripleClicks locally and more personally...or globally via the Internet?

7506 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 11/22/2014 10:53 pm

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 785
If your local is more personal than your global and online you are doing your global marketing wrong!

Just because you can physically shake a hand does not mean you can build a stronger report or better relationship with a prospect than you can in a forum or social network. In many cases you are more open with your online friends about sharing interest as they happen and more guarded with the people you see every day at work or while shopping.

Building a relationship is more

What should I be doing besides the daily actions on my To Do List to build a thriving SFI business?

7422 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 8/22/2014 2:26 am

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 785
Find not less than 1 new place to advertise legally every day. Keep adding places and tracking results, and changing the items you promote until the sales end of your business is booming.

Then apply the same tactics to referring members to SFI.

This business is about duplication and all earnings are generated by sales taking place, so the best place to keep growing your mind is on niche marketing to learn to better promote the sale of goods at TripleClicks.


How do we know that if we stay with SFI that we will make money and become successful?

7413 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 3/11/2016 9:51 pm

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 785
Your business is like a pebble and you have a bucket of sand, a bucket of water, and the fear of failure. You know that a drop in the bucket of sand will not create waves, will not travel anywhere.

The sand is failure, your business stuck with no outward motion.

The water is success. Dropping the pebble in will surely create a ripple and the waves will reach the shores of success.

Fear is where you are now. Do I drop the pebble and hope it lands in the water or not
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