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How are you promoting TripleClicks to prospective ECAs?

12469 votes

George McBride, Aff (Thailand) 4/12/2016 3:48 am

Affiliate since: 09/26/2012, Power Rank: 238
First, Open your own ECA and learn exactly how it works.

Second, As you learn the benefits of owning an ECA you will be able to recruit vendors easily. For example, I have an ECA and it has been the Featured ECA. This is a powerful tool/opportunity for any vendor. You get a huge amount of exposure for your store. Any retailer would love it.

When I was featured I went from making sales once every three days or so to every single day.

Also because I am an ECA I learned

How do you get your affiliates to respond to you when you send them messages?

12024 votes

George McBride, Aff (Thailand) 4/12/2016 3:56 am

Affiliate since: 09/26/2012, Power Rank: 238
I send my affiliates tools and documents that they can download. When they get the download I am notified and can then follow up.

What they get and what they select tells me what they feel like they "need". People do not engage with you because they understand what you do - they buy and engage because they feel you understand them and what they need! These "offerings" help to tell me something about the prospect. I learn about the prospect before they have even reached

How can I use the new feature for adding images in Stream and on the Leadership Page blog to better support my team?

11643 votes

George McBride, Aff (Thailand) 4/10/2016 1:49 am

Affiliate since: 09/26/2012, Power Rank: 238
It is of great value to use SFI Tools to cultivate your affiliates.

I see people wasting their stream message with meaningless dribble. I had one guy who posted every three days "Hello there". Sometimes he changed it to "Hi". This guy was after the VP, not the cash. A strong well educated and capable affiliate team earns you cash. Here are some info on stream messages that may help you to do just that.

Stream messages should generally be one of 5 types,

As a new affiliate, how much should I invest in SFI to start earning money every month?

11452 votes

George McBride, Aff (Thailand) 4/10/2016 1:40 am

Affiliate since: 09/26/2012, Power Rank: 238
I think this may not be that well received but this is what I did.

When I came to SFI I invested More than I could afford. Why? Because I was not joining a gym or buy dinner or getting a new car. I was starting a real business. Real businesses require real investment. I squeezed every penny out of every resource I had to launch my new business.

If I showed you a graph my bank account balance it is down to zero the month I joined SFI.

What did that investment do?

What are some daily marketing habits I can implement to grow my TripleClicks (ECA) business?

7868 votes

George McBride, Aff (Thailand) 11/29/2015 2:03 am

Affiliate since: 09/26/2012, Power Rank: 238
Because you placed this question under "Being an ECA" I will assume you want to grow your sales in your ECA. This is what I have done.

1. Develop and reach out so as to make as many connections as possible with SFI affiliates. The more connections you have the more people who receive your weekly ECA newsletter.

2. Send out a weekly newsletter from your ECA back office. Promote new products listed. Promote bottom price point products for review. SFI Affiliates are always

What is the best way to help affiliates in my group who have limited access to a computer?

7597 votes

George McBride, Aff (Thailand) 3/9/2015 9:57 am

Affiliate since: 09/26/2012, Power Rank: 238
I live in a country with limited internet availability, especially to those who cannot afford their own service connection. What have I done?

First I had a PSA with no computer. She did have a smartphone and worked hard using that. She could connect at coffee shops and in time got 3G so she was always able to connect but it was slow and laborious.

I taught her how to play the auctions, just some general hints and to watch more than you bid so you get the feel of an auction.

Should the way you approach prospective ECAs vary by country/region?

7570 votes

George McBride, Aff (Thailand) 3/6/2015 5:24 am

Affiliate since: 09/26/2012, Power Rank: 238
In SFI you can recruit vendors (ECAs) and you get a commission on everything they sell. If you have not recruited any new merchants to the TripleClicks shopping portal you really should. It is a fabulous means of passive income.

I think each ECA is similar and unique. Consequently we have many common skills in approaching them and many unique approaches as well. For the commonalities we need to really know the ECA program and what it takes to get started.

For the uniqueness

How do I reassure prospective TripleClicks customers that shopping is safe and secure and they will receive delivery of product?

7368 votes

George McBride, Aff (Thailand) 3/9/2015 9:30 am

Affiliate since: 09/26/2012, Power Rank: 238
I can understand your/their concern. Since each and every ECA is his own entity then the responsibility falls there. And SFI/TC can do little to Guarantee appropriate service on the part of the ECA. And sometimes because an ECA is not the primary business of the owner, even ECAs with integrity can fail to serve with distinction.

But there are a couple of failsafes in place.

One has been mentioned many time and works very similar to Etsy or ebay and that is the Ranking of an

Should I or shouldn't I try to recruit people to become SFI affiliates when they are not English speakers/readers?

7287 votes

George McBride, Aff (Thailand) 3/9/2015 10:06 am

Affiliate since: 09/26/2012, Power Rank: 238
The key word is "TRY". You are from Kosovo, and I assume the word "TRY" means local people who may not have the English skills you do. The answer is YES.

Local people are always much easier to support than people at a distance. Also, local people who know you will trust you and respond better than a stranger to your guidance.

Local people can also meet regularly to discuss problems and strategy. This can be a great time for reviewing action steps with your

What was it that made you realize that SFI is the real deal?

7083 votes

George McBride, Aff (Thailand) 12/8/2015 9:11 am

Affiliate since: 09/26/2012, Power Rank: 238
In January of 2014 there was a huge security breach and all my commissions were stolen. This was a substantial sum. I had been with SFI for well over a year.

What happened was someone stole my login information and changed the payment paypal account to their email address hours before commissions were released. My password was changed and when I finally got able to log in I saw the new paypal account. I gathered all the info I could on my perpetrator.

I contacted Paypal, SFI