Frequently asked questions about how to get started with SFI, Internet business FAQ
Q: How to Get Started for SFI Business
A: Login your SFI account, go through the
SFI Training - Getting Started With SFI
Q: How can I become an Executive member?
A: The best and easy way (or the cheapest way) is to buy IAHBE. It is a
kind of free service if you get their monthly free books (like Unleashing The Ideavirus, by Seth Godin, valued $15), and
magazines (like Entrepreneur - valued $59.88). Plus you can count it as business expense for your tax deduction.
Or you visit SFI store, choose the products you like, like products for WELLNESS & WEIGHT LOSS, NATURAL CLEANING, SOAP & SHAMPOO ....
Once you are a EA, you will gradually earn income from SFI. Certainly
you still need efforts to promote SFI - tell your friends and relatives.
Order your IAHBE inside your SFI account. or Follow this link:
Q: Do I have to advertise my site?
A: Yes, you need advertise your SFI site. SFI gives you a number of links with your SFI ID. Please visit SFI marketing section to get your own links, then send those links to your targeted friends, relatives; or post those links on your own future website.
Q: I have been a member of Vemma and other MLM's. I have paid a lot of
money and received no results/income or real marketing/advertising
help and techniques.
I hope you can show and teach me how your system delivers
First of all, please do not spend too much money for advertising before you
even can earn small money!
Here are a few steps I took:
1. I built a website
2. Then I wrote articles and submit my articles to article Directories
(free, like ezinearticles.com, goarticles.com). Once people read my articles, they come to my website and look for
online business and other helpful information. I got some readers
and customers signed up the SFI business.
This way helps me not spending extra money for advertising SFI. Readers signed up SFI business through my website:
Best Internet Businesses
If you really want to take the short cut for success and prevent yourself from wasting too much time and money, please get yourself educated first for good ways to run Internet business: (my lesson
learned after my first year online....)
1. Download all those free ebooks from my website:
Learning Internet Businesses
2. Join the Sitesell affiliate free to get on-going learning courses:
Free Affiliate Program -Sitesell
3. Place order of the website (I am sure you will like it with 30 day
money back gurantee) - there are tons of information and tools you can use:
easy website builder - Sitesell
4. Start build a website according to your hobby or whatever product /
service you want to promote (including SFI)
People still don't realize that their hobbies and life skills can
generate a solid income on the Web.
Successful Examples of sitebuilder users
5. Use aweber Ezine service to start your OWN ezines, then get
subscribers. I used the following service:
Aweber EZine Service
6. Take time to learn and practise, look into some other help tips at my website.
The following Q&As are from SFI service. You can either read it inside SFI or just read it here:
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.
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 abou 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 provide 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 participate in our exclusive advertising co-op. SFI's Eagle Advertising Co-op generate thousands of fresh new affiliate sign-ups every week from all over the world. The cost to participate in Eagle Co-op and receive a portion of these sign-ups is less than $1.50 a day.
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.
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 to 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—and get them at deeply-discounted, wholesale prices from SFI to boot. 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 and from every background, walk of life, and the world over 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 has a wide variety of products and services! SFI has grown from just one product in 1998 to HUNDREDS today, including:
And much more
You can browse the entire SFI product line inside "Store" once you login SFI account
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 a good tutorial on marketing for beginners, you can order the offline promotion cards inside "Marketing" section.
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. 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. You can get more details about the different marketing methods you can use, check out this SFI article.
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. Can you explain it in a simple way?
A. Check out compensation plan inside SFI.
Q. What if I've got more questions about SFI?
A. Contact customer service department via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. What should I do next?
A. Everything you need to do is listed on your Getting Started page.