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When seeking serious affiliates for SFI, what is the most important question to ask the prospect?

6238 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 3/22/2015 3:45 pm

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 99999999
The best questions I have to ask someone to tell if they are serious and dedicated are as follows.

1. If I show you a retail marketplace with nearly 4 million members already, offering nearly 100,000 products from 6,000 vendors that runs a hugely successful Penny Auction are you ready to promote this offer should you decide to join?

2. When you join a program like our affiliate marketing company are you aware that even though affiliate programs are free to join they do require
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What Information should I give new affiliates in my first email to them?

6201 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 3/22/2015 2:20 pm

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 99999999
The important thing to accomplish is to get them started smoothly without scaring them off with a ton of links and instructions.

I have seen many affiliates with inactive teams who swear by a welcome mail with 25 links in it that is a mile long. They say it's what they wished they had when they joined but the fact they are writing threads complaining about 99% of their referrals being inactive shows that these mailings are not working.

A Good e-mail will read something like
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How do I attract big traffic to my SFI website?

6197 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 3/22/2015 3:15 pm

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 99999999
With traffic there are many options but the question is do you want lasting, sustainable results?

My bet is, with a question like this you are looking beyond the low quality of most free advertising sources. Traffic Exchanges, Safelist, Directory Submissions, and Free Classifieds all take massive amounts of time to get slow to no results. Fact is people go to these things looking to advertise an offer not to join a program so it can take 1,000 visitors to get one sign up and that's only
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Why should anyone want to become an SFI affiliate?

6147 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 9/26/2014 11:37 pm

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 99999999
Freedom is the first benefit of SFI.

With SFI you are starting your own business instead of a second job. You will have no boss, you will only have peers to trade knowledge with and partner for success.

SFI when you are comparing it to other programs offers more training, longevity, and security than 99% of all other programs. We also offer a free to join and promote business model that not only pays better than promoting different companies through sites like Commission Junction,
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How can we reassure our downline to continue their activity with SFI after the recent cyber-attack?

6115 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 3/3/2014 12:44 am

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 99999999
SFI and TripleClicks are no less secure than Ebay or Amazon, both of which were hacked and are under daily attacks.

Facebook recently had personal data stolen on 200 million+ users, Twitter was hacked last year, several U.S. and International banks were hacked and robbed late last year to the tune of over 120 million U.S. dollars.

Sad to say no business can guarantee it wont happen or wont hurt if it does happen but SFI has been openly updating us as to the fixes they are implementing.
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What do you need to do to make sure your CSAs and PSAs are receiving your email messages?

6111 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 12/26/2014 12:10 am

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 99999999
If you have your own website or blog, set up a pop3 e-mail account like [email protected] .

Send a personal welcome e-mail from that address when a PSA Joins. If they gave a good e-mail address you will not get a report back but if you get a bounce report the e-mail address was invalid.

Using your own domain name and self hosted e-mail account looks more professional and is less apt to run into delivery issues because of SPAM filters etc.. SFI send millions of e-mails
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What is the best way to help people that want to get involved with SFI who do not have time to put into it but have money to invest?

6105 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 3/22/2015 4:22 pm

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 99999999
If you don't have much time but can afford to invest $50-$200 a month you can be generating a solid income in as little as 6 months.

On $50 a month you can secure a standing order for 100 tcredits to use in auctions and online games or to purchase advertising and promotional materials and a share of the S-Builder Advertising Co-Op so your team will steadily grow by 3-6 new affiliates per month.

The ideal budget for building success in my opinion is to invest in the following.

Yearly
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Creating my own SFI co-op...or starting a blog about SFI...which will provide the most value?

6097 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 12/25/2014 11:44 pm

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 99999999
Staring a Co-Op means you are on the line to generate a number of referrals every month to keep the participants interested.

To do this you need not only a Advertising Budget for things like PSA To Go and S-Builder positions but also a long term marketing plan like Article Marketing, Blogging, and Social Media. You don't want to have to continue to pour in what you make to keep pace with the growth of your co-op, so building web properties that do the recruiting and training for you is
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Should I be assisting new ECAs I've referred to set up their store and products? If yes, how best can I assist them?

6086 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 3/3/2014 12:52 am

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 99999999
I personally have an ECA store where I am currently offering article marketing and SEO services and will soon be adding hand made jewelry we do here at the house.

One of the big reasons for me to start up this ECA shop was to get a feel for the controls and to be able to walk new ECA step by step through adding their first product. One stroll through the ECA listings on TripleClicks and you will find hundreds of ECA's lost who had every chance to be super sellers because they simply didn't
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An affiliate logs in after a long period of inactivity. Should I acknowledge this? And if so, what should I say?

6066 votes

Andrew Anderson, Aff (Arizona, US) 9/26/2014 11:09 pm

Affiliate since: 04/13/2012, Power Rank: 99999999
Yes, definitely react.

Send them something like this:

Hello Firstname,

Wow, it's been a fair bit since you were last active but I kept a spot in my co-op warm for you but there is work to be done to earn it, and that work requires some training.

I was looking at your VP Ledger and see you have the following list of actions and Launchpad Modules left to complete. If studying is an issues I can help. We can chat on your choice of service and I'll answer all
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