Sunday, 26 May 2013

Why is the selling of wine the same as all other products?

I know that the following slides are about selling wine.  However they slides are generally the same for any product you want to market online. Thus this is why I have included "How to sell wine online" within this blog of working from home.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Note to some of the new Affiliates

I note that you are one of my PSA's [ Personally Sponsored Affiliates] with Strong Futures International.

Good to have you on board = so to speak.  Would you like to catch up with me via email ask asking any questions about who to achieve what you set out wanting to do when you started with the  Strong Futures web page?

Just drop me an email and I will find someone who can answer with another point of view or a forum where you can read different ways different people have written about their results, methods, frustration or just simple queries.


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

How to list SFI products for sale.

In a physical shop your products sell and therefore need to be replaced on the shelves.  New products are purchased and also need to go on a shelf.  Placing new products on display in the window for people to be drawn into your store is a constant challenge.

With TripleClicks the real world hassles of business are reduced.   So to are costs such as staffing and utilities expenses.

However the same two primary challenges are still there.  These are creating a good customer basis as well as changing the products on 'view'.  That is right. The online store space you have is considered real estate.  Which means that you treat your virtual shelves' with replenishing due to turn over and introduction of new lines.  The consumers get hot deals, great incentives, and service with a smile!  The flip side of this is of course the paperwork!  So why not start the process here.

Firstly be aware of what you can and cannot do .  
Read the ECA Guidelines. Creating this awareness removes unnecessary situations and work.

How to make a list of products 

  • Sort out the product range.
  • Take photos, make diagrams.
  • Make a list.
  • Work out the shipping costs.
  • Upload the items to sell.
  • Submit the products to TripleClicks.
  • What 12 products are you going to feature> The list of products you may upload is unlimited with 12 featured one though.
  • When you start as an ECA there and then you may put forward a few products for sale.

You have a service that the consumer cannot take away with them.  Is that a problem?
There are many services that e~commerce Affiliates may want to promote through TripleClicks such as computer services, hotel accommodation, digital products, tutoring services and such.  How do you load these up?

The easiest answer is to sell a package.  The aim is to attract future customers into using your service while the giving of the service will also create a loop thus - attract that same consumer and the referrals back to using TripleClicks as well.    Bjane stated that this presents three interested parties, those of the e~commerce Affiliate [ECA], the CSA [Affiliate] and the Corporate [SFI] who have repeat business designs.

On going promotion
Like anything when you know where to go as well as how to 'do-it' things like displaying your products come with greater ease.  After all repetition is a key to success.  Uploading a new product effectively is like changing your virtual window displays. The affiliates who are following your products are offered notified of these new products.  Now the affiliates may start spreading your products around.  The more they go around the greater the potemtial of further sales.

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Monday, 29 April 2013

Why use your TCs to bid yourself into the next Team Level ?

As the end of the month draws nearer you begin to wonder if you are going to make that next Team Leader level.  Your VP's are going up and down now....

  • You have gone through the Actions tabs every day. 
  • Built onto platforms that have you following others in the hope that they will follow you. 
  • Plastered adverts all over the net. 
  • Brought in people through to TripleClicks who do not want to take advantage of earning second income but remain customers for life [ however you get to keep the VP's etc from their sales]. 
  • Actually added to the AskSC questions and answers.  
  • Had a few bids on the PriceBenders auctions and noticed that the TripleClicks [TC] might have gone down in number but the Member Related Points [MRP]have gone up.

Hang on there on the VersaPoints list it says you need how many VP's to get you to your next level.  As you were bidding the VP were going up in number. So lets follow the process through just so that you can understand better how and why you too can

How did you gain the VP anyway?
Through some of the following methods:
  • Your sponsor has transferred some of their TC's into your account.
  • You have played the Pick-the-Price game several times this month and won a few TC's.
  • You purchased your own TC Packs  throughout the month.
  • You brought items and services from the TripleClicks Product Listings that are allocated bonus TC's within the purchase price.
Better yet you placed a standing order last month receiving the extra 100 TC's attached for doing so.

When you win a PriceBenders Auction can you pay with TC's?

Not Quite - but in effect YES.  

When you first choose your ' methods of payment' you could pay your banks 'plastic cards', Payoneer Card, PayPal / BizCom [or similar] or your MRP's.  So if there is not enough in your bank account today to pay for the item you have bid on have your MRP's gone down?

Check out your MRP Ledger.
This ledger is recording how you come by or spend your MRP's.

  •  Get to this through the TripleClicks page.  
  • And then the Member Center.  
  • Scroll down to the bottom left side and have a look at your MRP ledger.

Check out your own score board

Now why is there a limit on the TC's you can use at the PriceBenders Auctions?

Now this answer I do not have.  However there is a limit of 500 TC's per month that you may use to bid with.  And these 500 bids may just be the thing that gets you to that next team leader level.

How do I gain those TC's for bidding again?

Purchasing these TC's in larger pack amounts, 
winning TC's through the PriceBenders Auctions, 
TripleClicks games, 
Wave3 monthly additions,
  answering AskSC questions- gaining a placement in the first three most liked answers,
In the effort to assist those sponsored under you to their next Team Leader level you have spent time and other incidental costs accumulating.  100 VP's have come your way
 Having one of your new ECA's first products uploaded onto TripleClicks, 
make obtaining TC's an encouraging method of reaching for that next personal best team leader level.

Why go onto the next Team Leader level?

Simply once you are an Executive Affiliate you obtain a share of the Executive pool money. Simply put .. check your score board as it tracks how what you are doing is affecting  the monthly commissions % share of the Executive Pool.  Effectively the bigger your combined percentages the higher the money coming your way.  So you keep doing the To-Do-List on a daily, weekly and forth schedule.

Remember that once you are at least a Bronze Team Leader  [with over 3,000 VP's] you get matching VP's on all your downline within 6 levels.  The higher your personal team level the deeper the levels depth [- up to 12 levels]

Have you thought how the forfeited Affiliates are taken care of?  They become Co-Sponsored Affiliates [CSA].  Essentially someone else brought them in,  They left and you have 'adopted' them.  The higher the team leader level you are the higher the CPA shares allocated to you are going to be.

This strategy also is used when the allocation of the TCredit Bonus occurs for the ECA's and above.

Did I mention that the badge on your member page changes as well.

In summary

People like to be part of a team which has direction and is inclusively taking people with it on the journey of discovery. Some may choose to wait and hitch a lift on someone else's cart.  Do not fret about it.  Your 'job' is to take care of those who choose to come along with you.  Meanwhile using strategies from which others in your team can put to use and draw the ones left behind back into your wake when they are ready to travel forward too.

The higher the levels you gain the greater your ability to 'Pay it Forward' rewarding and encouraging your team to move forward with you as well.

Good luck and see you there.

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Sunday, 28 April 2013

Grow a second income banner

 What a wonderful reminder of how any business is a challenge with a lot of fun things happening just to make it organically grow.

Why is is better to be an ECA as well as an Executive Affiliate?

Is it better to be just a Strong Futures International [SFI] affiliate, or, if the opportunity is there, what about being an e~commerce affiliate [ECA] as well?  Although neither requires the other oft times these two do complement and stimulate the benefits of each other as is set out below.  Please also check the backlinks to the official SFI posts re the commission distribution brake downs.

That as an ECA you receive only the profits from your products that you sell [and an affiliate will earn 45% CV Direct Commissions on what they sell of your products]. However as an Executive Affiliate as well as an ECA you receive the Personally Sponsored Affiliates [PSA] Commissions and TripleClicks pool shares.  Plus from the other sources such as the VP from your sales, games rewards, music contests, CPA's and so forth.

What does this all mean.

Let us start at the basics.

Any person who is a registered member of Strong Futures International is automatically an Affiliate.  Once that person as 1,500 VersaPoint to there name for that calendar month they then move up one level.

This may be through sales [ retail or personal] or having developed a team of forward moving affiliates.  Say you have 5 people sponsored under you [somewhere on a front level] then you receive 5 x 100 VP - or 100VP per person.  The greater the level of team leader the higher the VP passed through the lines back to you - that is to the 12th level depending on your team leader rank [Bronze to Platinum].

Often people affiliates concentrate on staggering these suggestions.  While some purchase in a standing order a monthly 1,500 VP [ plus the extra 100 VP for the standing order they receive [ total 1,600 VP +]  Just a point here.  Once your 3,000 VP level [Bronze Team Leader] has been reached the VP points begin to double and thus so affect the monthly payout. Note ~ as you work with your affiliate team helping them too to gain the various levels your payouts are enhanced.  Literally the more you 'pay it forward' with assisting others to make it work the better you are off... and so to is everyone else.

Affiliates also start to either find platform on which to onsell any goods and services offered by the ECA's or they actively look around for both people and business who have products and services to sell.

Now once that new ECA places their first product for sale for other affiliates to promote and onsell through their own post circles that person who has sponsored the ECA receives 100VP.
Products purchased may be 'picked up' by the customer.  This means the traffic through an ECA's physical store has increased.  With higher traffic the ECA physical store is able to 'tempt' the client to purchase a secondary purchase as well as the original one.  Thus any further orders will increase.  As you can see this strategy works hand in hand as it is designed to be.

A further outcome is that by having your physical clients also joining SFI and TripleClicks so that they may order you SFI and TripleClicks business has grown. One feeding into the other hand in hand again. Ask yourself this... what if your physical customer is looking for a second income - or another outlet for their goods and services.  Will they become your next ECA?  Think about the benefits below...

Business are always looking for a new way to attract new customers
Working with the ECA you now have sponsored has another outcome.  The sponsor receives up to 10% of th Commission Volume [CV].  Multiply this CV by the amount that is passed through and you understand why the sponsor will be encouraging their own team to help promote and onsell their teams products and services.

The other SFI Affiliates as well as the sponsor benefit further with on selling products as their
are commissions  Member Related Points as well as VP's attached to most anything TripleClicks has to offer.

Check out the ScoreBoard tab on your Affiliate site.  These descriptions and well as figures start to make sense.  Especially so when the figures a) change on the scoreboard and B) the bank deposits come through after the 10th of the following month.

Monday, 22 April 2013

What is one follow up approach can I use ?

Hopefully you can smile at the subject title.

We were discussing sending gifts to other people minus the postage one day while I was 'only buying a loaf of bread and $94 of milk and meat later....'.
Someone may have the desire for dance lessons near you.
Have you checked if these dance schools are ECAs or
they may find a book or video of their choice  about that topic.

What I have done is write a couple of blog posts that should cover just about everything we discussed in  bit more detail.  Gift Certificates are one means of quickly sending that 'choice of gift