How do you get affiliates to understand that SFI is a serious business with serious earnings potential...and not just a hobby?

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Nafisa Patwa, 11 (Kenya) Top Author Forum Guru 12/31/2015 12:30 am
Affiliate since: 10/26/2013, Power Rank: 490 | Read Nafisa's 286 other Ask SC answers
You have to start with yourself. If you are not serious about the SFI business, how will you manage convincing another affiliate!

It starts with logging in to your website. I have not missed a single day of logging in since I joined SFI ( X years Y months) and this is the commitment I expect my affiliates to have. My passion and drive shows on my day VP-Streak (ZZZ days). This is how serious I am.

1. I have a worksheet of my expenses and income I have made in SFI since
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David Bryant, 0 (South dakota, US) Top Author Forum Guru 12/30/2015 7:51 am
Affiliate since: 01/04/2015, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read David's 87 other Ask SC answers
First, be honest with your team members. Let them know that SFI is a business. It will take time to build your business from the ground up. SFI is not a get rich quick scheme. It will take time and effort.

2nd, Ensure that your team members know that you will be there to help guide them along. Make sure to provide your team with information that will help move them in the direction of success. Direct them to the SFI Basics, The Launch Pad, and Internet 2.0 classes. Forward links
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Ronilo Saguit, 12 (Philippines) Top Author Forum Guru 12/30/2015 12:07 am
Affiliate since: 08/06/2012, Power Rank: 248 | Read Ronilo's 408 other Ask SC answers
We can only convince others that SFI is a serious business if we understand and explain the basics of SFI business.

Here are the Basics of this Business.

1. SFI is a business because it is selling real products found in its online store the "TripleClicks". So almost all our income are coming from sales. So it is a real business.

2. One unique feature of SFI is many of the products sold in TripleClicks are owned by SFI members! Each member (affiliates) are
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Maurice Otiang'a, 14 (Kenya) Top Author Forum Guru 12/30/2015 2:39 pm
Affiliate since: 06/14/2015, Power Rank: 508 | Read Maurice's 6 other Ask SC answers
Thank you for the question.

It is important for affiliates to understand that SFI is a serious business with serious earnings potential. It can also be a paying hobby if they so choose. To ensure this is impacted on new signups we should endeavor to;

1. 'Show them the money' so to speak. By employing a payment method that in none other than our very own Debit Card that earns you a badge showing to all affiliates that you are paid by Pioneer. They will be assured of making real
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Mar Fajardo, 18 (Ontario, CA) Top Author Forum Guru 1/1/2016 2:25 am
Affiliate since: 05/03/2002, Power Rank: 39 | Read Mar's 582 other Ask SC answers
Before you can get your affiliates to understand that SFI is a serious business with serious earnings potential and not just a hobby, you must consider the following steps:

- Start building rock solid relationship with your affiliates.

The key to building a rock solid relationship with your affiliates must begin when they signed up as your new affiliates, giving them your warm welcome. It takes time to build a stronger bond with your affiliates, so maintain your connection with
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Williams Ford, 0 (Georgia, US) Top Author Forum Guru 12/29/2015 6:45 pm
Affiliate since: 07/26/2007, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Williams's 638 other Ask SC answers
Treat your business like a business and it will eventually reward you as such but if you treat your business like a hobby then you will not make very much money. You can't control what people think about SFI. All you can do is control how you treat your SFI business. Success is the culmination of right actions taken over a period of time. So just like in a brick & mortar business, you need a routine. Eventhough, you work from home and this business can be done in as few as 1 to 3 hours
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Kay Byers, 20 (Michigan, US) Top Author Forum Guru 1/2/2016 5:48 pm
Affiliate since: 10/26/2010, Power Rank: 270 | Read Kay's 289 other Ask SC answers
What is the difference between a business and a hobby? Google defines "hobby" as an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.

Well, we have here at SFI many distinct groups of affiliates. I'm going to discuss two groups here. We have those who have a source of income other than SFI that they must attend to daily or in other time consuming schedules; and a group of people who may or may not have another source of income, but who do not have to report in to a
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Jenny Bolin, 20 (South carolina, US) Top Author Forum Guru 12/30/2015 11:32 am
Affiliate since: 03/17/2012, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read Jenny's 112 other Ask SC answers
Thank you for this question because it is one that I have been pondering and for me the answer to the question, "How do you get affiliates to understand that SFI is a serious business with serious earnings potential ... and not just a hobby?" is that as a team leader, I must step up to the plate and set the example. If I am not taking my role as an affiliate and business owner seriously, how can I expect my team to take it seriously?
One way that the team can see how serious
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VIVEK KUMAR A FAUZDAR, 10 (India) Top Author Forum Guru 12/31/2015 4:49 am
Affiliate since: 11/14/2014, Power Rank: 99999999 | Read VIVEK KUMAR A's 129 other Ask SC answers
SFI is a business opportunity and your business can’t be just taken as a hobby. Hobbies are entertained in your free or leisure time. Here you have to take it seriously to unleash the earning potential and devote your time accordingly.

You should let your team members know that unlike other business set up; you are in an advantageous position here by many means saving lot of your initial investment. They are:

1. You require a space / office etc to set up your business contact
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Manohar Lal, 19 (India) Top Author Forum Guru 12/31/2015 5:42 am
Affiliate since: 12/18/2011, Power Rank: 62 | Read Manohar's 240 other Ask SC answers
Hello Adri

Many new SFI affiliates do not understand that SFI is a serious business opportunity with substantial earning potential and not just a hobby.

Some even think, the joining bonus of $20 is given to them for good and they can withdraw it even before starting the SFI business. One of my new affiliate even asked me “Can he withdraw this $20 bonus to his Paypal account.

Then I had to teach him that this bonus is given to you so that you can start SFI on a Fast
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