I joined the SFI Affiliate Marketing Group program in September 2017 as a rookie affiliate marketer. I started with a lot of enthusiasm and become an EA (Executive Affiliate) in just 9 days. I started immediately with launchpad lessons and learn and earn Versa Points (very important stuff, we will get on that later) You also need TCredits in order to bid on PriceBender and you have to spend one TCredit on EZ (Eager Zebra games) to turn the tab to green. And you have to turn all of the tabs to green to qualify for some competitions and enter in them. But we will talk about that later and I will make some tutorials for the novice to go easier in SFI business.
Let’s talk about SFI.
Over the years, SFI has developed into one of the most innovative and exciting affiliate business on the Internet.
SFI launched their Tripleclicks store site in fifth January 2009. Since then Tripleclicks has become an integral part of SFI.
SFI is free to join and because of that, it is a safe business for inexperienced affiliate marketers to join as they learn the ropes of Internet marketing.
In short, a History Of The SFI Marketing Group Affiliate Program
SFI Marketing Group is an Internet marketing company based in Nebraska, USA. It was launched by Gery Carson in 1998. Between 1985 and 1998 Mr.Carson had been a leading marketer for several direct sales companies and a successful business magazine publisher.
SFI (stands for Strong Future International) launched with just one product, and it was only available in the USA.
Now, SFI sells more than 90,000 commissionable products and services in more than 190 countries all over the world through its Tripleclicks e-commerce site.
SFI is one of the fastest growing Internet marketing companies in the world, and every week few thousand new affiliates join SFI.
How can you Join SFI?
It is free to join. All you need is a computer and Internet access. Simply fill in the free sign up form and there you are.
You don’t need to buy anything to join or even to maintain your membership.
Also, when you join SFI you automatically become a Tripleclicks member and that is free!
Can You Make Money With SFI and how?
There are 5 ways to make money with SFI:
Co-Sponsor Affiliate Commissions
TripleClicks Executive Pool
Sell Your Own Stuff
Let’s take a look at them.
1. Direct Commissions
Each time any of your Personally Sponsored Affiliates (PSAs) and/or Tripleclicks referrals buys anything from the TripleClicks store, you earn the commission of 45% (CV – commission volume) of the product.
2. CSA Commissions
Rank: Executive Affiliate
Every time any of your Co-Sponsored Affiliates (CSAs) buys anything at TripleClicks, you earn the commission of 15% (CV).
3. TripleClicks Executive Pool
Rank: Executive Affiliate
Every time something is sold on Tripleclicks, 40% of the CV is set aside and placed in the Tripleclicks Executive Pool. The pool will be shared out with the EA and higher ranking SFI affiliates the following month.
For every VersaPoint (VP) you accumulate during the month, you’ll receive 1 share from the month’s Executive Pool. The more VP you get, the more you will earn from the TripleClicks Executive Pool! Note that you can earn VP for doing a wide variety of actions (you can see that on VP Ledger for the complete list of pointable actions).
To earn more shares, become a Team Leader:
As a Bronze Team Leader, you’ll receive matching VP on all EA2s in your downline within 6 levels (including your CSAs).
As a Silver Team Leader, you’ll receive matching VP on all EA2s in your downline within 8 levels (including your CSAs).
As a Gold Team Leader, you’ll receive matching VP on all EA2s in your downline within 10 levels (including your CSAs).
As a Platinum Team Leader, you’ll receive matching VP on all EA2s in your downline within 12 levels (including your CSAs).
Important! To earn matching VP, you must hold the rank of Team Leader, maintain your SFI Leadership Page, and also maintain a minimum 3-star Sponsor Rating (not applicable w/less than 5 ratings).
4. ECA Referral Program
Rank: Executive Affiliate
Get referrals to the TripleClicks E-Commerce Associate (ECA) Program and earn royalties for life!
Simply refer people who sell products to your ECA Gateway. You’ll earn 10% of the CV on all of their sales at TripleClicks for life.
5. Sell Your Own Stuff
There are two ways to do this:
1. You can run a “garage sale” on Tripleclicks and sell any of your stuff that you no longer need.
2. You can become an E-Commerce Associate and sell your own products, or resell other people’s stuff.
Look at The SFI Commission Structure
Every product on the TripleClicks website has a Commission Volume (CV). CV is the amount of the product price that is taken by SFI and shared out in commissions. CV is a minimum of 15% of the total product price.
Sellers can choose to offer a higher CV percentage if they wish. For example, they might want to encourage more people to promote their products.
When a product is sold, the CV is divided into three parts:
45% goes to the SFI affiliate who directly referred or sponsored the customer.
40% goes to the Tripleclicks Executive Pool.
15% goes to the co-sponsor of the customer.
For example, product P sells for $300, with a CV of $100.
When an SFI affiliate buys product P, the seller gets $200 ($300 – $100 CV = $200) for the sale of product P.
$100 from the sale of product P is set aside as CV:
The SFI affiliate’s sponsor gets $45 (45% of CV)
$40 goes to the Tripleclicks Executive Pool (40% of CV)
The SFI affiliate’s co-sponsor gets $15 (15% of CV)
If you have any questions about SFI and Tripleclicks, don’t hesitate to ask…