Wednesday, August 11, 2010

How To Make Your Facebook Fan Page Convert Like Crazy!

Many people don’t know what to do once they become Fans of a Facebook Fan Page. They simply don’t know what to expect. So, you must keep your Fans interested by posting fresh, relevant updates to the page. Think of these updates as tiny morsels of valuable information being served up to a hungry crowd of knowledge seekers. Your fans are looking for something, and they believe they found it when they joined your Fan Page, don’t let them down. Social Media is an effective way of extending your brand as well as delivering content to wherever your readers are. Whether that be on iPads, smartphones or PC’s, it is your job to provide your fans with significant opportunities to interact and engage with you on all business levels.

Keep in mind that people still want to be addressed on a human level. Just because you are communicating in a digital world, does not mean you shouldn’t add a human touch. Speaking to your Fans instead of speaking at them can resolve the problem of low Fan Page engagement.

Oh, and here is another thing to keep in mind. Once you create the relationship, you need to maintain and sustain it. Like a marriage, you must do the same thing you did to get the girl in order to keep the girl. In other words, if you paid her a lot of attention in the beginning, you must continue to pay her a lot of attention. Facebook Fan Pages are the same way. In the beginning when you start a Fan Page, you are excited and envision thousands of fans. In order to grow, you must cultivate your Fan base with pertinent information.
Now that you’ve built your Page, you need to get some fans. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Create an engaging Page. Use applications like the discussion board and YouTube video box to add more interesting and engaging content to your Page. Give users a reason to become a fan of your Page and engage with you.

Leverage the viral nature of Facebook – the news feed. The added benefit of creating an engaging page is that every time a fan engages with your page – from becoming a fan to posting a comment to attending an event – that activity is published to their “news feed” which is seen by all of their friends on Facebook. When a user first logs into Facebook, they see a feed of their friends’ recent activity, so each and every activity of your fans on your page gets shared with a greater network, giving your business more visibility.

Draw on your existing network. You most likely already have email subscribers and blog readers – so make sure they know that they can now become a fan of your business on Facebook. Consider emailing your opt-in mailing list, including a link to your page in your email signature, blogging about your Facebook page, and posting a link or badge to your page on your website or blog.

Make your Page publicly searchable. By default, your Page will be public so that it can get indexed by search engines and give you the opportunity to drive organic search traffic to your Page. If you don’t notice your page showing up in searches, make sure you have set it to be publicly indexed and searchable. Go to Edit Page and then Settings and set your page to be “Published (publicly visible).”

Use Facebook Ads for an extra push. Facebook ads allow you to advertise a website or something on Facebook, including Pages, groups, and events. If you’re familiar with Google Adwords, the system for building and running ads on Facebook is very similar.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

What is Skype?

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Setting Up Skype at Home
By Robert Deans


Setting up Skype is one of the easiest tasks that anyone with a computer can do. There is basically zero technical knowledge required, aside from the basic understanding of how to download and install a computer application.

Skype is used around the world to connect different people together without having to make expensive international phone calls through a landline or mobile phone. The way that Skype operates is through a system called VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) that allows a cheap and convenient method by transmitting over the Internet. This saves money for communications companies, and therefore Skype can be offered free of charge as a means of global communication.

Skype is extremely simple to set up at home. Whether it is for work or to keep in touch with friends or relatives, Skype can be set up as quickly as 1-2-3. All that is required is that you have a working Internet connection - and the rest is simple.

For those that don't know how to set it up, here's how to go about it:

  1. Download and install the application from This will install all the core functions into the computer and you won't need to worry about configuring it.
  2. Obtain a microphone and some speakers. This will allow you to talk as if having a normal conversation over the Internet.
  3. If you want to be seen, use a webcam. Having a webcam will allow you to communicate both verbally and visually to a recipient on the other side.
Frequently asked questions about Skype:
 Q. Why do so many people use Skype?
A. Skype is a free program. There are no costs involved when making calls to other Skype users through the program, because Skype uses a VoIP to allow individuals to communicate through the Internet.

Q. Is Skype safe to use?
A. Yes. Skype is used by company associates every day to Communicate with each other. With the use of webcams, Skype can be used as a means of video conferencing.

Q. How long will I be able to use Skype?
A. Skype is free to use forever. That's why it has been so highly regarded by companies and individuals alike. There is no better way to communicate free through the Internet - Skype even offers its own unique IM system, meaning that as long as another user is online, you can still communicate important information.

Q. Can Skype be used on mobile?
A. Skype is an extremely flexible program. Due to the popularity o the service and the accessibility of the program, the Skype network has extended to more than just computers. You can purchase readymade Skype phones which work in exactly the same way as any other phone. Mobile phones can also be configured to receive Skype calls, but it takes a little more configuration

Q. Is there anything else that Skype users should know?

A. Skype also offers a business version which focuses on users who would use Skype as a means of communication for business purposes. This client is also free to download and can be used just as the original Skype client.

This Article was written by Robert Deans, Sales & Marketing Manager for MediaAtlantic are suppliers of IT, AV and Technology products to schools, businesses & private individuals. Why not check out our blog

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Not Using Social Media?

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If you're not you should be!  This video sums up why you should be doing, and should know.  Check it out.

Monday, October 12, 2009

SFI: Using Keywords In Your Target Market

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According to a new study from the Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation, the typical small-business founder is 40 years old, on average, when launching a first company; 70% of first-time founders are married, and nearly 60% have at least one child. Additionally, 59% come from lower-middle-class or blue-collar families, and almost half hold advanced degrees.
Source: CNNMoney

Note: This Tidbit focuses on the SFI Affiliate Program, however, the tips contained here can be used by other online home-business owners...)

Q: I use keywords with my pay-per-clicks. Is there more that I can do to get a better conversion rate? Also, are there any other ways to use keywords more effectively in my retail marketing?
Keywords and phrases should be used in every aspect of your marketing, whether it be on or offline. After all, they are helping you target your market.

In the last Marketing Tidbits, I explained how and why I chose the products I did. In this Marketing Tidbits, I will explain how I go about choosing my keywords and phrases for those products.
For a quick recap of the categories and products from last Marketing Tidbits, here are the four product categories that I chose from the Veriuni Store:
  1. Food
  2. Wellness/Nutrition
  3. Magazine Rack
  4. Telecommunications
The items I chose are as follows:
  1. Food category: Java Coffee

  2. Wellness/Nutrition:
    Veriuni Advanced Oxidant with Red Wine Extract
    Veriuni Advanced Liquid Nutrition
    Veriuni Advanced Weight Loss

  3. Magazine Rack: All of the categories

  4. Telecommunications: Long Distance Phone Services
I will start with choosing the keywords and phrases for pay-per-click search engines. Now that I know the products and categories I have chosen, I start picking my keywords with three different keyword search tools. By using the following, you can pick quite a few keywords and phrases to use in your pay-per-click search engines.

First, I go to the following keyword search sites and start with the categories for the products that I have chosen. I either write down the keywords and phrases, print the page, copy and paste them to a word processing document, or type them directly into the pay-per-click search engine.
  • Overture's Keyword Selector Tool: Overture's Keyword Selector Tool lets you search for your keyword and phrases related to your sites.

  • Good Keywords: Good Keywords is a free software download that lets you search for keywords and phrases that you can use in your pay-per-click ad campaigns and Websites.

  • Wordtracker: Wordtracker site has a free trial, or you can pay for your keywords and have them emailed to you. I suggest just using the free trial, as this can give you the list of words and phrases that you need for submitting to search engines that you plan to use.
Then, I move on to the individual items and do the same thing. By the time you are done with the three keyword search tools, you should have a very nice list of keywords and phrases.

I then go to the following two sites and choose the pay-per-click search engines that best fit the products I am going to advertise. While you are at each site, check out their keywords as well and any new ones you find to your list of keywords and phrases:
Now that you have your pay-per-click search engines set up, be sure to go back at least once a week to check what keywords and phrases are pulling in your clicks. Keep track of these clicks over a month's time and delete the ones that haven't received any clicks at all. Then over the next two to three months, watch the lowest clicked words and phrases and start deleting them.

You will also want to keep checking back with the keyword search tools to check on your keyword popularity. In some instances, I have found new words and phrases to add to my lists. The average surfer has a tendency to change some of their searching habits.

Now that I have covered keywords and pay-per-clicks it is time for you to know how I use keywords in selecting free classified advertising sites. Keep in mind that we are talking about using these tools for retail selling.

I'll start by using the same categories I mentioned in searching for classified sites. I type the following types of search phrases into search engines:
free food classified sites
free wellness classified sites
free nutrition classified sites
free magazine classified sites
free telecommunication classified sites

I then go through several of the pages on each of the search engines, adding the sites to Adwizard. Sometimes I go ahead and place my ads once I have gone through the searches on at least three search engines; sometimes I wait until I am done with several searches. I usually can find at least 20 to 50 classified sites with each different keyword and phrase search.

I then go to the next type of keyword search using the same technique. Wondering what I mean by this? I change the keyword or make it a keyword phrase in the same category.
For example:
free coffee classified sites
free cooking classified sites
With these two phrases then, I am able to advertise the Veriuni Java Coffee product or any of the cooking magazines in these classifieds. Yes, this is time consuming, but it can be very well worth the time as you are now competing less against other Strong Future International Affiliates.

You then will need to continue this with more specific keywords and phrases for each individual product. The more different types of keywords and phrases you use, just like with the pay-per-clicks, the more sites you will have with which to advertise.

Now, if you are using your own personal Website, don't forget to make sure that you have some of these keywords and phrases in the content of your Website for better searches on search engines as well. You will also need to have some of the keywords in your meta tags.

In all these techniques, using more specific keywords and phrases will help drive specific traffic of target groups of people looking for what you have to offer them.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

SFI: Choosing Your Products

Note: This Tidbit focuses on the SFI Affiliate Program, however, the tips contained here can be used by other online home-business owners...

Q: Is there anyone who has become Executive Affiliate (EA) through attracting non-affiliates to purchase items from the retail side of their SFI business. If so, could you give me some advice on how to do this?

A: Yes, I have done this. In this series of Marketing Tidbits, I'll be taking you through the step-by-step process of what I have done with my marketing in order to accomplish this. I will, in Part One of this series, explain why you need to choose your products and why I started with the products. This will then lead to the next part and so on through this series of Marketing Tidbits. If you already have a standing order for a subscription to The International Association of Home Business Entrepreneurs, then you are already at least an Executive Affiliate and you should by no means cancel your standing order. 

Use this series to help you focus on making retail sales to non-affiliates of Strong Future International. By using these steps, you will be able to add to your commission's check each month on top of the T-Network Compensation Plan.
Here are the four product categories that I chose from the Veriuni Store:
  1. Food
  2. Wellness/Nutrition
  3. Magazine Rack
  4. Telecommunications
Out of those four categories, I then chose the products that I thought would be of interest to the consumer rather than myself.

Now you are probably wondering how and why I chose these products to sell to non-SFI affiliates. After working in the retail business for over 20 years, these are the things that I see others purchasing when they are shopping. Some items are their regularly purchased items and other items are impulse purchases. You will want to have a mixture of these items on your Website, that is, if you wish to build and dedicate a Website to products only. If you would prefer, you can do this with one category of the products as well.
I asked myself these questions while looking at the products in each category:
  • What would others be more apt to purchase online?

  • What would be the items that are purchased more often?

  • What items have I seen others buy while shopping in the offline stores? (Example of these stores: grocery, Wal-mart, Target, convenience store, etc.)

  • Would people buy these items online as well as offline?

  • Which of the products would be more apt to sell online than offline? (Example: Telecommunications - the long distance plans, Internet provider services, or cell phone and plans; which of the health and wellness products? Which of the magazines?)

  • Which group of people would be the best to target?

  • What are the latest trends for manufacturers? (This will take a little research as well. This will be covered in a future Marketing Tidbit).
After asking myself the above questions in each category, I then chose my products. The items I chose are as follows:
  1. Food category: Java Coffee

  2. Wellness/Nutrition:
    Veriuni Advanced Oxidant with Red Wine Extract
    Veriuni Advanced Liquid Nutrition
    Veriuni Advanced Weight Loss*

  3. Magazine Rack: All of the categories*

  4. Telecommunications: Long Distance Phone Services*
*NOTE: In the next few series of Marketing Tidbits, I will go into further detail about how to choose and sell these items more effectively.

Now that I have explained how I have chosen the products that I have, I am going to give you a "homework assignment."

Items needed for this assignment:
Pen or pencil

Regular or staple purchases: Items that customers purchase each and every time they go to the store. These items can be anything from: soaps, both laundry and bath, dietary aids, cold aids, weight loss aids, milk bread, coffee, tea, sodas, cleaning products, etc.

Impulse purchases: Any of the items that you see at the checkout stands, items down the store's seasonal isles, seasonal products such as charcoal, bug spray, desserts of any kind, any flavored items for their drinks—basically items that are not necessary to run a household.

Between now and the time the next portion of this series is posted on May 17th, while you are out doing your regular shopping at any of the stores that you frequent, take a quick look into the shopping carts of other shoppers, scan what is in their carts very quickly, go around to the next isle, and make a note of some of the products that they have. Do the same thing for other shoppers that you see at the checkout stand.
By having a few notes on what you have seen others purchasing, either regularly or impulsively, you will then gain some insight into their shopping habits. Once you have this compiled, you will then be able to choose your own products more accurately.

The next step is to open a word processing document and type up your list from your homework assignment. You will then need to go to your Veriuni Store Gateway page, go through the categories listed there, and start choosing the products that closely fit your comprised list. 

In that same document, you will then need to type out the name of the item, copy and paste the description of each corresponding product, and then place the link for that item below the item name and description. Once you are done, save and close the document. 

This will be all that you need to do for now. You are more than welcome to reopen the document if you choose to do more research on customer purchases and add to your Veriuni list until the next Marketing Tidbit is ready so that you can start on the next step.
As an example, here is what I see customers purchasing:
  • Candies - single bars, bags of candy, gum.

  • Coffee - caffeine and non caffeine.

  • School Supplies - pens, paper, pencils, poster board, erasers.

  • Magazines - Women's Day, Better Homes and Gardens, O, car magazines.

  • Seasonal Items - the items that are for the holiday or current season. (Example: In spring and summer, seasonal items would include bug spray, sun screen, sun tan lotion, bar-b-que items)

  • Some impulse buys are: the candy bars, some magazines, calling cards, gift cards, greeting cards, pre-made kabobs, plants, mulch, etc.
The next Marketing Tidbit will cover the use of keywords in pay-per-click search engines and their use in Website content and classified ads (both paid and free).

Monday, October 5, 2009

Beware Of Internet Marketing Scams

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My grandfather used to always warn me, "an empty wagon makes the most noise."  By that he meant, people who make ostentatious claims about what they do, how much they make or who they are, are probably not true.  Not only are their claims untrue, you shouldn't trust them either.

Which brings me to internet marketing scams.  Please understand that many make money from home opportunities will not lead you on the path of financial glory.  The people who yell the loudest usually haven't made a dime online.  Just ask them the next time they post a status update on Facebook or Twitter.  And when they don't respond, well you'll have your answer.

In the real world, no one walks around bragging about how much money they make.  If they do, you probably don't want to be bothered with them because they are nerve wracking and they exhibit a high 'creep factor.'

I believe internet marketers who tell you how much they make are desperate for attention.  Attention to a potential internet marketing scam that you don't want any part of.

Take the recent case of Perry Belcher.

Belcher was the 'guru' behind --- a health remedy scam. 

Belcher violated and broke local, state and federal laws when one of his companies Selmedica claimed to make medical products that treated a "wide array of ailments."   As well as "to have made every product it sells in a state of the art facility under the strict guidelines of the FDA."

Belcher was arrested and sentenced to a 10-year suspended sentence, had over $1 million in assets seized including his homes, and of course he forfeited his websites.

The lesson here is, research, read and learn before you sign up for an internet marketing opportunity.  Many of them will cost you lots of money before you earn a single penny.  Find out if you have to keep and maintain any type of 'autoship' of products in order to make money with a marketing company.  If you do, and you don't maintain your autoship, you could lose out on any potential commissions.

Read as much as you can about the company.  Simply Google the company name and see how many complaints come up.  Add the word 'scam' to the end of the company name and you will be able to see if there are any ongoing or past investigations.  

People like Perry Belcher depend on you not knowing.  They depend on you believing their outrageous claims because someone you trust vouches for them.  The person that vouches for them may be your Facebook or Twitter friend.  But, be careful of the the over-the-top behavior they exhibit.  They may just be leading you down a path of financial ruin.

Keep this in mind, successful business people are too busy making their business a success and don't have time to 'brag' about their past accomplishments.  Truly successful business people don't mind sharing tips with you to help you become a success because they realize when other people say good things about you, that is worth more than any testimonial from  a scammer.  Beware of those people who want to charge you to add more friends on Facebook or more followers on Twitter.  If you can't get those people on your own based upon who you are, then you probably don't need them anyway.

Things like that are fueled by greed and don't last very long.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I found this fascinating quote today:

Listen up John over at the second best do follow blog in the world is having a contest.In case your one of the few bloggers that don’t know John you better check YO SELF, POTPOLITICS, Sep 2009

You should read the whole article.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Legitimate Make Money From Home Opportunities

Here is a list of legitimate Make Money From Home Opportunities I've compiled for you. These are all opportunities that I use or have used that has paid me either by check or paypal. Some of them require writing (Pay Per Post, Associated Content), or mystery shopping (, CPA Network Affiliates (Hydra, Copeac, Filinet and Pepperjam Network), MLM (SFI) and Google Adsense.

All of these make money from home opportunities are legitimate and represent an honest way to make some extra money from home. If you are only looking to make money on a part time basis, then any of the fore mentioned home based business opportunities will do the trick. However, if you are looking to make money legitimately from home on a full time basis, then be prepared to put in the work, learn all you can about the ways to market these opportunities, and put those resources into action.

Most people think that making money from home is a get rich quick scheme. That if you make money from home that you are automatically a shyster or a scammer. Not so.

Legitimate make money from home opportunities exist, and when you find one, you must understand that you will have to put in the work in order to make IT work. You just don't enroll or sign up for a make money opportunity and magically the money starts to roll in. No, it doesn't work like that. I spend 30-40 hours a week promoting, writing and networking my various money making opportunities. The income I make is no accident, its the result of hard work and dedication.

There are times when I want to quit, when I get frustrated, but that's all a part of being a business owner. There will be times like that, so expect it, and get prepared.

Here is a list of legitimate make money from home opportunities that you can explore. They don't cost anything to join, so you can try them all out for FREE.

  1. SFI
  2. Pay Per Post
  3. Hydra Network Join Hydra Network Today!
  4. Pepperjam Network Pepperjam Network Referral Program
  5. Filinet/MonetizeIt
  6. Associated Content Join Associated Content

  7. Google Adsense
  8. Mystery Shops

These are all legitimate make money from home opportunities. They pay me constantly and are responsible for my being able to write this blog and stay online! Have fun and make some money.....!!!

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Unlikely SFI Internet Marketing Coach

The past two nights I have been keeping late hours. No I haven’t been hanging out at the clubs. Instead I’ve been transformed. Transformed into an internet marketing consultant and coach.

I guess that’s what you could call it. When you help other people understand and implement practices and techniques that help them become successful in MLM, internet marketing and other home based business opportunities.

One of the reasons I’ve been up so late is because my clients are from other countries, one from Uganda, the other from India. Both were delightful people, willing to learn in a virtual classroom at 2AM (my time).

The single common denominator that these two had was ‘how do I get started with…’ Apparently, getting started with an internet marketing opportunity is the most intimidating step a new marketer can take. You’ve joined the company, now what? Making money online from home just got a little difficult.

The gentleman from Uganda is a member of SFI, and if you’ve been reading my posts lately, you’ll know that I’ve been giving daily tips on how to be successful with the program. SFI teaches you how to promote and be successful with any internet marketing program by being an invaluable resource for all things relating to writing successful headlines and ad copy; to choosing which marketing techniques are most reliable and worth your time. SFI also gives you opportunities to advance to the next income level without having to spend a dime. Its free to join, and you don’t have to sign up for autoship.

SFI gives you all the tools you need to succeed in internet marketing, just because. They offer step by step marketing strategies and aids that provide you a roadmap to achieve. Thousands join SFI everyday from all over the world, because its easy and free. SFI was designed for the ‘little guy.’

I’m usually not available for middle of the night counseling and consulting, but if you want to sign up and become financially self sufficient making a part time or full time income from home, then let me know, and I will help you get started.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Following Up With Prospective Affiliates You Would Sponsor

Here are our suggested guidelines for following up with those interested in joining SFI:

1. Keep it simple! Provide concise instructions. A confused mind will not act.

2. Always identify yourself as an SFI Marketing Group affiliate so they make the connection as to why you're contacting them. If you're going to be their personal Sponsor or Team Leader, let them know that, too.

3. Make it short, friendly, and personal. Use their name in your salutation if you can.

4. Offer to answer questions they might have about SFI and home business in general. You may also wish to include a short testimonial of how the system is working for you (if you've got a good, strong testimonial to offer, that is). Offer friendly guidance and support!

5. Do NOT make aggressive statements like, "If you want to make money with this you need to accumulate 1,500 VersaPoints now." This will only cause backlash and cause people to opt out of SFI. Our system clearly works, and one big reason is because we bring people through in steps, without undue pressure. We show them the BENEFITS of participating in SFI and let them decide. There's no need to twist anyone's arm.

6. Do NOT get into long, drawn-out explanations of the compensation plans, SFI products, etc. You may, however, wish to let your prospects know that detailed information on these topics and others will be available to them immediately upon joining SFI.

7. Remind them that there's no obligation or cost to join SFI. They can take their time, learn about all the benefits of SFI, and take advantage of our free training.

8. Do NOT confuse them with references to other products, services, or business opportunities.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

What It Means To Be A Sponsor And A Mentor

Being a mentor and a sponsor means being a friend.

As your sponsor, I am the expert, the single point of contact to help yo learn how to use the tools SFI gives you. SFI provides you the infrastructure for building your business; and by giving you those same tools you are going to need in your home based business journey.

What SFI teaches is how to make money with any network marketing home based business opportunity. The number one reason 97% of home based network marketing businesses fail is because they don't know how to use the tools that are available to them. By developing a relationship with your team, you are letting them know that you can help them become successful.

Getting started on a home based business opportunity is the toughest part of your journey. After joining a money making opportunity, you fell like 'what's next?'

SFI helps with that by providing a 'To Do List'--a sort of checklist that will help guide you, so you don't have that 'what next?' feeling.

As your sponsor, it is up to me to answer any and all of your questions in a timely and professional manner. You should never feel like you're bugging me---that's what I'm here for. If you make the commitment and work hard at it, SFI can become a very lucrative home based business opportunity and you'll make a lot of money with it.

Motivation is the key in network marketing. I've witnessed so many people give up before they even got started. They become disappointed because not many people are responding to their offer or promotion. I keep myself motivated by remaining spiritually connected. My personal goal is to read at least one positive, motivational book per month.

This helps me remain positive when things don't go so well, and just so you know, I have those times too. I'm just telling you, so that you will be prepared when they happen. Nothing is perfect, there are ups and downs to everything you do in life, and owning your own business is no different.

Its important to always connect with the people in your organization who are motivated --they are like diamonds in the rough. If you spend time cultivating them, teaching them and being available when they need you, they just may become rich, and make you rich in the process!

Take a look at SFI, its a home based business model that's free to join, I like the compensation plan because of the spillover. No other network marketing company can compare to the compensation plan SFI offers. Check my Facebook SFI Fan Page out here:

Here are our latest growth statistics:

Yesterday's enrollments: 1876 (From 112 countries)
• Avg. enrollments per hour: 78
• Avg. time between enrollments: 46 seconds

Month-to-date enrollments: 26438

Today's enrollments: See listing below

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Frequently asked questions about how to get started with SFI

Q. Can SFI be done successfully part-time?

A. Yes, in fact, most SFI affiliates do SFI part-time. You can start your SFI business on a part-time basis without giving up your current source of income until SFI is generating the income you require. And the best part is you can continue to operate indefinitely on a part-time basis. What would you do if you were financially independent and most of your time was free to do with as you pleased? This is why so many people are flocking to SFI. And that's why we say that SFI puts the freedom back in free enterprise!

Q. How much money can I make?

A. The bottom line is you'll get out of your business what you put into it. It works...if you do. But that's the beauty of it, too; you are in control—it's up to you how far you take it. And don't forget, SFI offers the opportunity to earn residual income. This basically means that for the work you do just today, you have the potential to earn money not only for today but also for potentially years to come. To learn more about the SFI compensation plan, click HERE.

Q: Is it really possible to make a large income working at home?

A. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, the average home-based business household earns $50,250 a year. And about 20% of all home-business households earn in excess of $75,000 a year. And then there are the tax benefits; In the United States, even if your home business isn't generating a profit yet, it can put $5,000 or more in your pocket in tax write-offs. Consult your accountant to learn more about this.

Q. I don't know anything about marketing. Does SFI offer help in this area?

A. Most people are not experienced in marketing, especially on the Internet. That's why we've made it easy with specific, step-by-step marketing strategies and aids for referring customers and sponsoring new affiliates. Click HERE for more information.

SFI also provides a multitude of easy-to-use marketing aids and an extensive affiliate Training Library to teach you everything you need to know. With SFI, your business can be up and running in just hours, allowing you to earn while you learn.

You can also contact your upline and ask for help. Your sponsor and other upline members may have additional resources, such as a Team Leader co-op, that you can draw on for further growth of SFI business. Go HERE to contact your upline.

Q. Is SFI just another "get-rich-quick" scheme?

A."Get-rich-quick" is a fairy tale. If overnight riches are your dream, your odds are probably better playing the lottery than running a business—any business. We're sorry, but we won't insult your intelligence with promises of overnight wealth. That said, we've paid out many millions of dollars to our affiliates who've applied themselves. Indeed, as thousands of our affiliates will attest, there's huge money to be made in SFI, if you're willing to do the work.

Q. What are the costs involved in starting and operating an SFI business?

A. This is one of the most powerful features of SFI. It's completely free to become an SFI affiliate, and there's NEVER a requirement to purchase anything. Compare that to buying a franchise. Even a lesser-known franchise can require an investment of tens of thousands of dollars—and that's just to get started. On top of that, you'd likely have rent, labor, product costs, and much more. With SFI, you can literally "start on a shoestring." Yet, SFI's income potential is just as great if not greater than most franchises.

Of course, ANY business, to become successful, requires some sort of investment in marketing and pursuing customers. The good news with SFI is that we've developed dozens of free, almost-free, and inexpensive marketing techniques that you can get started with right away.

In other words, with SFI, you can choose to invest money OR YOU CAN INVEST TIME to build your business, making SFI one of THE most affordable and practical businesses in the world.

Q. SFI sounds too good to be true. There must be fees or a requirement to buy something, right?

A. No. There is NEVER any cost required to be an SFI affiliate. It is true that thousands of SFI affiliates DO purchase SFI products for themselves. It only makes sense, after all, to buy from "your own store"—especially those items you are already purchasing from somewhere else. Remember, however, purchasing from your own store is TOTALLY OPTIONAL and NOT a requirement to run your SFI business.

Q. How does SFI compare to similar business opportunities?

A. See for yourself; download our comparison chart.

Q. I have no experience. Can I really succeed with SFI?

A. There are no guarantees, of course, but people of every age, from every part of the world, and from every background and walk of life are making it in SFI today. SFI was designed for the "little guy"! If you have the desire, you can succeed with SFI.

Q. What kind of people make good affiliates?

A. Friendly, positive, self-motivated people with a vision of the future and who are teachable and willing to learn. No experience is necessary. If you want to be part of the Internet revolution and build an exciting, profitable, global business, you'll LOVE SFI!

Q. Is SFI a "real" business?

A. It's very real. SFI is part of a growing global industry with annual gross revenues estimated at over $100 billlion, involving major multinational corporations and tens of millions of independent business people in every country of the world.

Q. I really would like to get serious building an SFI business, but I just don't have the time. What should I do?

A. That's precisely why you should do SFI. Besides creating financial freedom, SFI has been specifically designed to create personal freedom for you so you can do all the things in life you really want to do but don't have the time for now.

Q. What kind of products does SFI have?

A. SFI's exclusive online store,, offers thousands of products and services in the following categories:

  • Apparel
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Beauty & Fragrance
  • Books
  • Business
  • Collectibles
  • Computers
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Gifts & Flowers
  • Health & Wellness
  • Home & Garden
  • Jewelry
  • Live Entertainment
  • Magazines
  • Miscellaneous
  • Movies, Music & Games
  • Personal Care
  • Pet Care
  • Phone & Tech Services
  • Real Estate
  • Romance
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Tools & Automotive
  • Toys, Kids & Baby
  • Travel
  • MaxMalls

You can browse the entire product line HERE.

Q. Do I have to sell products door-to-door, make phone calls, hold parties, or attend meetings?

A. Only if you wish to. One of the greatest features of SFI is that success can be achieved using a variety of methods. You choose the methods with which YOU are comfortable, whether Internet marketing, direct mail, telemarketing, meetings, flea markets, in-home parties, or other methods. For tips on attracting customers, see this list of Customer Referral Methods.

Q. Do I have to stock and deliver products?

A. Only if you wish to. As an SFI affiliate, your customers can order everything direct from SFI through its exclusive online store, SFI tracks your commissions and automatically sends you your commission. SFI also handles all payment processing for your customers, product shipment, customer service, returns, refunds, etc.—all at no cost to you. For tips on attracting customers, see this list of Customer Referral Methods.

Q. Is SFI a "pyramid scheme?"

A. Definitely not. In pyramid schemes, income is generated solely on the process of recruiting others into the pyramid who pay a fee to get in. Sometimes a product or service of questionable value is involved (one that is never retailed to the general public). However, generally what you're buying is the right to recruit others into the scheme. This is illegal. Also, in pyramid schemes, those who get in first and who are at the top of the pyramid win, while most everyone else loses.

In SFI, on the other hand, there is NO COST required to participate, and affiliates are paid ONLY on product movement (both at wholesale and retail)—never on recruiting. And, unlike illegal pyramids, in SFI, no matter where you're positioned in the network or when you join, you can advance to the very highest income levels and even earn more income than those above you in the network.

Q. I've tried businesses like SFI before and it didn't work for me.

A. Let's say you've just moved into a new city, and you decided to go out to eat that evening. Unfortunately, the food at the restaurant you picked turned out to be horrible. But just because of this one bad experience, you surely wouldn't swear off eating at all the other restaurants in the city, would you? Of course not! It's the same thing here. You just need to link up with the right company—a company like SFI.

Q: Isn't having a traditional job safer than going into business for myself?

A. That depends on your definition of "safe." In the United States, statistics show that out of every 100 people who start in the working world at age 20, only five will be financially independent by age 65. Undoubtedly, you want to be in that top five! Unfortunately, the odds are stacked heavily against you…unless you create an independent source of income, a business of your own that is limited only by your own desire and ability—a business like SFI.

Q: SFI is confusing to me. Is there a Web page I can access that will break it down for me?

A. Yes. We suggest you start with the simple To-Do List on your SFI homepage.

Q. What if I've got more questions about SFI?

A. See our 24/7 Help Desk HERE.

Q. What should I do next?

A. If you haven't reviewed your To-Do List at your SFI homepage, take a few moments and do so now. The actions listed there will provide you with direction, links to marketing methods and aids, training articles, and much more.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Money, Money, Money, Money...Money!

“If you want to get paid, you’ve got to get up on your feet. They say money doesn’t grow on trees. Well I’ve got a money tree in my backyard, and Ardyss planted it there.”

-------Ardyss Convention in Atlanta, GA. (August 2009)

No doubt it’s a down economy and you’re looking for a way to take care of your family. Jobs aren’t what they used o be. You used to be able to fill out an application, get an interview, and get hired within a week.

Not anymore.

Now with unemployment figures in the double digits, the economy is changing. You’ve got to change with the economy. You need an opportunity that will make you money and achieve beauty at the same time.

Body Magic is the answer. You can wear it and get thin, or you can sell it and get rich.

Ardyss International is a 19 year old company whose flagship product is Body Magic---a girdle and corset combination that retails for $140 plus shipping and handling. Its multi-level network marketing is set up like Mary Kay cosmetics.

As a distributor, you can make money through sales. But, you make even more from profit cuts and bonuses that cruise you to the top if you recruit other distributors.

Robbyn Washington, a distributor from Georgia has been with Ardyss International for two months and “…I have a check with a comma in it.” (CNN)

There are 100,000 active distributors with Ardyss International in the United States. Ardyss is changing lives while providing financial freedom to families. The only way this business won’t work is if you don’t work.

Make an appointment with Ardyss today and change your life tomorrow.

Here’s the deal, if you sign up as a distributor under me, I’ll provide you with one on one network marketing training to insure your success. I know that if I make you successful, then we’ll be successful together.

The question isn’t “if” you join Ardyss, but “when” will you join Ardyss?

Join today by visiting my website at: or call me at 314-522-3458.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Two More Ways To Make Money From Home

>When I first started making money online writing, I used to write erotica short stories (warning explicit content). Yes, I used to write porn stories, the same ones you see on adult websites. I had 3-4 adult publishers who were willing to pay me comfortably just to write 3-4 stories per day. At one point I was receiving upwards of $400 a day. That was my very first experience with making money online.

It was quick and easy and I didn't care how I made the money as long as I was making some. This was the first time I entertained the thought of creating my own website to make money.

Initially, I was going to create an adult website empire. I had a verbal agreement from my video partner and we were going to be a triple threat in the adult make money online business. But, we never executed our great plans of streaming live adult video, he moved to Nevada, and I started moving away from making money using porn.

I wanted to go legit.

Now, I am involved in a couple of home based business opportunities and a little CPA affiliate marketing to get the job done. I signed up with Adyss International and really need to dedicate some time to this product. They offer this health and weight loss program that is silently sweeping the country. Thousands have tried it and have done one or two things: healthy weight loss and making millionaires out of some.

Another home based business I have committed myself to is SFI/Triple Clicks.

SFI has been around since 1999 offering affiliate programs that offer a lucrative compensation plan. A recent restructuring of the company's reward and commission plans have made it even easier for home based business entrepreneurs a way to make a steady income. Triple Clicks is one of its very popular programs that comes automatically with a free SFI membership.

I'm investing $65 a month in the SFI affiliate program and here's why. Effortlessly, I have made a $50 commission check each month this year without really promoting SFI. Occasionally I'll include my referral link in a blog post, but I don't really go about promoting it. If I did, then it would probably really take off. This home based business opportunity also has the potential to be great. The promotion side of my brain is ringing with ideas on getting the message out about SFI!

From time to time, I will write sponsored posts for v.4 Pay Per Post. My average payment on 150 word sponsored posts has been $11 per post. On a good week, I'll receive 3 offers. Not something I depend on to pay the bills, but every little bit helps.

To some, this may seem like too much work to make money. Not really.

These are just suggestions from me about money making programs that I know are legitimate and are creating incomes for me, this doesn't guarantee you will make as much or more money as I am, but it is an honest report about a couple of programs that I use to earn a living online.

Ardyss International has a really good compensation plan that includes an exciting Fast Start Bonus. My goal is to sign up 5 new distributors a month. If I can do that, then I'll feel satisfied with myself. That's a personal goal I set to make money with Ardyss. As usual, I'll report back and let you know how it works out.

SFI/Triple Clicks offers the opportunity to make full time or part time incomes, depending on what you want to do. As I stated before, I am committing $65 a month on advertising for this program because it is has proven to me that I can make money with it without spending any money on advertising. So, naturally, I want to see what my income potential becomes when I put some advertising dollars into the mix.

I'll give you an update in a few months. It takes a few months of analytics and data to determine if a program to make money online is working. Also, I'll be able to tweak my marketing direction on a daily basis if I'm faithful in checking my reports.

These are a couple of home based business opportunities that will make you money online. They just happen to be products that you can promote offline as well. That's what makes these business opportunities great money making choices.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

How To Make Money Using Fan Pages

Adding to your arsenal of how to make money online for free is Facebook.

Really, you can make money online using Facebook. I should know, I'm doing it right now, even as I write this document. If you utilize Facebook properly and professionally, you can make money with it. When done c correctly and strategically, you can make money online without spending any money by creating Fan Pages on Facebook.

First create a Fan Page on Facebook. Once you create a Fan Page focus on establishing an image by using brand strategy. Brand yourself as an expert, a consultant, and not a sales person. Whatever service you offer, consistently inform your fans with discussions and new notes.

When you have something new to share, let your fans know by posting a note or creating a topic for discussion. Become interactive on your Fan Page without compromising professionalism or individuality. If you find someone else has a Fan Page on a similar product, check them out. It doesn't hurt to peek at what the competition is doing. That way you can see what is working for them and maybe incorporate some of their techniques into the marketing of your Fan Page.

Fan Pages don't cost anything to create, that's why executing a flawless, informative page is crucial to your success. Not spending the time to create a professional page can mean the difference in developing a fan base and thus not making any money.

I've created a few Fan Pages recently as an experiment. I wanted to test a theory on whether you could really make money using Facebook. My findings are conclusive: if the appropriate marketing image is created and offers periodic beneficial information to fans, could that Fan Page become profitable?

The answer is yes.

Using a healthy energy drink campaign from one of my CPA networks, I designed a graphically appealing Fan Page that promotes interactivity among fans. From time to time I open a discussion or post a note to the fans. So far the response the page has gotten has all been positive. The fans are all commenting and basically expounding the positive attributes of my campaign. They are doing all the advertising, not me.

That's the key to making money online, you don't want to create the image of selling, you want to adopt the position of being a consultant, a subject matter expert on your product or service.

Right now, my healthy energy drink Fan Page has 179 fans. They leave comments, and basically talk about how great the product is. Again, you want your fans to voluntarily say good things about your page. Don't be the comedian who laughs at his own jokes. Of those 179 fans, one of them has bought the free trial of the energy drink. Not bad, for not spending any money on advertising, and I don't even promote the page anywhere. Basically, this Fan Page is just sitting there gaining fans and making money.

Can you imagine if I actually started promoting it what would happen?

Now you can see the potential of making money using Fan Pages on Facebook. This may not be for everyone because there are some real heavy hitters in CPA marketing out there. However, if you are just getting started in CPA affiliate marketing and have decided on a niche and have a limited advertising budget, then creating a Fan Page on Facebook is an excellent no cost way to make money online.

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