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Date Added: 7/1/2009     Reviewer: windychris
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SFI Marketing Group Description

SFI Marketing Group is an online company owned by the Carson Marketing Group. A few years back it was known as Six Figure Income, but it is now called Strong Future International. SFI provides a business opportunity for those who want to succeed with their own Internet business. It has a multi-level marketing compensation plan as a business model.

SFI Marketing Group Detailed Overview

SFI Marketing Group has been around for many years and is known as one of the more popular biz op companies in the Internet marketing community. The company allows you to sell everything from music downloads, pet care products, supplements, books, and so much more. There is a wide variety of products affiliates can push (over 7000 now).

One great think I noticed was that you can either put separate products in your own store or send them to your branded affiliate SFI store (called gateway websites). You can either take part in SFI as a free member or a premium member. Premium members will get the benefit of more earnings but they’ll have to pay a monthly fee.

It was also during this period that SFI Marketing Group began accepting free members in order to further boost its affiliate base. Until now, the group has free and premium membership options for its affiliates. There are 3 ways to earn with SFI. You can earn money by sponsoring new affiliates, from referrals to TripleClicks.com (SFI’s ecommerce store), and by building a team.

You will earn more on your customer commission depending on your levels. Your levels will depend on how many people you have referred. There are also overrides you earn whenever a direct referral refers a new referral or they buy something from TripleClicks.com. There are also contests that pay you if you’re one of the top performers.

To make everything clear, TripleClicks is SFI’s huge web portal that carries more than 170 brand name stores, products, and services. Some well-known companies include iTunes, Macy’s, Netflix, Ticketmaster, Travelocity, Walmart, and Best Buy. SFI pushes TripleClicks to their affiliates, helping you get the most out of your referrals.


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SFI Marketing Group Reputation

SFI Marketing Group has a really good reputation. They are BBB certified and they hardly have any complaints about their business. There have been many success stories over the years to prove that SFI can work. However, many people have complained that many of their products are overpriced and that the opportunity is hard to promote because of competition.

The positive points are that the payout is pretty good, there is a residual income built in, there are many resources available, and the training is very solid. This is one of the few legitimate Internet marketing opportunities with a MLM system so if that’s what you’re looking for, you should check out SFI.

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I am pleased to say that I rate SFI awesome although there are some challenges that affiliates face ... namely to ability to produce duplication and sales. I expect that there will always be some dissenters but let me just say that I started SFI in 2007. For 3 years I meandered around to earn a big fat zero! I was excited as ever when I signed up. I went to my mailbox almost everyday ... looking for a check! Now I can laugh about it but then it wasn't so funny. Finally in 2010 I placed a few ads and voila I earned a whole $6.33! That was the validation I was looking for so I begin to work seriously and now I am No. 1 in my class and among one of the top SFI affiliates in the world! So much for a $6.33 start!
 
 


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avatar   by ngbollo666 on May 24, 2013 at 6:54 AM CST

 
 
 
Scamscamscam

I have been a SFI member for a bit and have tried to contact my SPOnSOR without any success. I have also tried to contact a person named GARy that claims to own the whatever SFI is all about but no response. Many of the functions do not work on the site and now I begin to believe that SFI is a SCAM BS JUNK and GARBAGE DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON SFI.. Nothing short of NOTHING
 
 


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avatar   by Fittehull on March 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM CST

 
 
 
One of the very few legitimate business opportunities online

I have had an account in the past with no success, due to my own misunderstanding and inexperience. I rejoined over a year ago and am currently using SFI as a supplement to my existing business and having success. I definitely recommend giving this a try and reading and acting on everything in their training area. They have improved dramatically over the years and are constantly updating to stay in the game. They have an active and warm forum community as well as fast and helpful support when you get stuck.
 
 


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avatar   by totage on December 24, 2012 at 7:45 PM CST

 
 
 
Not for the 'Get-Rich-Quick'

I personally find SFIMG to be very good when it comes to it's training on how to make money online with their vast resources. With SFIMG however, I discovered that you will need to be well experienced in internet marketing to make some pretty good money. This is where I discovered that it takes TIME to make appreciable income with SFIMG. It is definitely not a site for any person that wants to get rich quickly.
 
 


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avatar   by godsman2000 on November 17, 2012 at 8:48 PM CST

 
 
 
SFI Business !

SFI is a rocking business in Internet marketing.

I have just started off and I think it's a great opportunity !

I am looking forward to gain abundantly from this business in the long term.

Moreover I see a lot of participation from affiliates across the globe. Hence a great network for marketing. The company gives each affiliate an opportunity to share in full market pool. Hence benefit is shared with the team.
 
 


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avatar   by ngsijug on November 14, 2012 at 7:54 PM CST

 
 
 
A business that you work, and that works for you!

If you are interested in a company that is more interested in helping those at the bottom, by making the system work well for everyone, then SFI is a great business for you. It is a business and requires work from those working the business, and a strong desire to make money on the internet. SFI has a huge amount of training on the site, but they also recommend that you learn everything you can from others. The requirements to succeed are: working with your downline, especially those that are willing to produce, advertising for personally sponsored affiliates, and placing items for sale in Triple clicks.com and advertising Triple Clicks on the internet and with a sticker on your car.
 
 


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avatar   by rgkmzk on September 18, 2011 at 2:47 PM CST

 
 
 
Pyramid scheme

I joined SFI, made a purchase to be on the fast-track (only $1.20), but something didn’t feel right about the company. I googled “MLM truth” and found a website with a 5-step simple MLM evaluation on it to determine if an MLM is legit or if it is a pyramid scheme. I believe the site to be serious. SFI failed the 5 steps of the test which qualifies it as a pyramid scheme.
 
 


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avatar   by jfonseca on July 6, 2011 at 5:57 PM CST

 
 
 
Had bad experience with this company

I was Sfi member for some time but for me Sfi is just an unethical company. They change their rules without letting their members know. They will just change their rules and kick you out immediately if you don't accept them. I have lost money because of that and lots of others have also. Find a better company, Sfi is not good choice.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by cubicus on June 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM CST

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Without investment You can't make money with SFI

I have been with SFI for the last one year. I think this company is legit and there are people who make money from it. But for that you need active referrals and you should also invest money in buying their goods. I have referred more than 200 people to this site but I could not earn any money from them coz most of them were inactive and never made any purchase from the site. Further, the products they offer through the site can be purchased at a much lesser rate from my local market which made the site even less attractive for my referrals. It's not easy for a beginner to start making money from SFI.
 
 


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avatar   by earncommunity on February 15, 2011 at 4:49 PM CST

 
 
 
SFI Is a Great Program

I am a member of SFI. This program to me is one of the best I have found on the net. They Teach you everything about SFI and you take your time and get to really understand what you learn. There are so many perks that you will earn and you can make an online business with

SFI. I would recommend this program to anyone just starting out on the net and looking to make money. It will give to you what you put into it Plus much more. GO FOR IT!
 
 


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avatar   by crashotto on February 12, 2011 at 9:44 AM CST

 
 
 
Great Company but Commissions Are Extremely Low

SFI was the first Internet affiliate company that I joined (I think it was 2005). Anyway, I was very excited about the company and I certainly learned a lot from their free training resources.

SFI was really a good place for me to start.

I have always liked the structure of the company and they have a hugely diversified array of money making opportunities.

Their customer support has always been top notch and you can actually phone their support and talk to a real person right away. Imagine that on the internet!

Now here is the problem (and this is a really big problem). Their commissions are horrifically low. You need to have a very large number of affiliates to make even half decent money and we all know how much work it is to get affiliate into our downlines.

Once your affiliates starts to realize that they won’t get compensated very well for their efforts, they simply quit in droves. The drop out rate in SFI is extraordinarily high.

Because there are so many affiliate programs to choose from these days and because many of them pay really high commissions (due to competition), I dropped SFI perhaps a year ago.

Too bad really. If they had decent commissions, they would be the perfect company. Nowadays, there are a lot of way better companies to promote.

John Baril
 
 


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avatar   by JohnnyParamedic on January 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM CST

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My Experience With SFI - You Need To Read

I am currently with SFI and am very happy with them. I want to tell you the following to put things in proper perspective. I believe also that SFI deserves a better rating.

I will admit there is A LOT to SFI. So much so that it can get overwhelming and complicated for many folks. But I have to tell you that SFI offers more in the way of training, support, advertising options and ways of making money than most programs out there.

Over the years they just keep adding programs and improving on them.

It was free to join SFI, HOWEVER, my guess is that many folks join for free and never really do much with it. Programs that are free to join usually attract a lot of lazy would be internet business owners, sad to say. I wish SFI had not made this free.

The only way to make any money is to "upgrade" your association with them and purchase enough products to stay at what is called the "Executive Affiliate" level. That will be less than $30USD per month. That is not too much to ask to run a business is it? That EA status allows you to draw bigger checks. I mean, come on; do you really have the mindset that you can make money by signing up for free and waiting for the checks to roll in?

To truly take advantage of SFI, you need to utilize what they offer in the way of co-ops, marketing and advertising material and other such things. But I found the best way to make money from SFI is to utilize their store, Triple Clicks.

You can set up a storefront for free, and if you can find products to sell, (digital information products work best), and upload as many as you possibly can ( I shoot for 1,000 products) you WILL make money. The first month in, I made a good amount of money just from Triple Clicks alone!

I can't continue to talk more about SFI because there is a whole lot and it could take more space here than I actually have, but I can assure you that a fair rating would be a "B" or "B+".

As a side note, MANY of the top internet marketing gurus are involved with SFI for a reason. It works. IF you work at it.

Thanks for listening.
 
 


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avatar   by arturco on September 29, 2010 at 8:26 AM CST

 
 
 
Home Biz- Get Seen Get Paid

First of all the advertising promotions lead you to believe how simple it is to make money and that is not true. It takes a lot of selling, learning, promoting which is a constant endeavor. The pay is residual and builds up only after you keep recruiting and what they buy & sell monthly. You also have your autoship plus a point system that has to be met to keep your status in order to keep earning from your recruits. I made several hundred dollars of personal purchases in one month and did not receive a check because my recruits did not meet their sales and points. They do have good forums and training when you learn how to utilize them. It's ok for an affiliation on the side, but you would need another income source to manage.
 
 


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avatar   by ediwa7 on August 28, 2010 at 5:45 PM CST

 
 
 
Frustrating at times

There were countless times when I could have made more in an hour working for someone else than I ended up making in a month of running my own SFI business. No one ever buys the products and the majority of reps that you’ll end up with couldn’t sell these products if their lives depended on it. I was lucky to make a measly $100 a month after investing thousands of dollars over a period of time as well as countless hours. It seems like everyone and their brother is already either a rep or a TC member and people who aren’t either of those things are in a very small minority. It's possible to make money and the company is legit, but over saturation is a killer for most of the people who aren't at the top.
 
 


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avatar   by BigDaddyTees on August 26, 2010 at 8:33 PM CST

 
 
 
Already #1 in Class

I just started with SFI yesterday, 7/30/2010, and already I am ranked #1 in my class. The SFI program is one of the easiest Marketing Platforms that I have ever used. I have had questions already and the support team was there immediately. My Sponsor has called me and spoken to me about what to do. This is not just an internet marketing opportunity. To my knowledge, this is an opportunity that can get you involved in your community as well as getting involved with the small business owners in your area. When promoting to TC (TripleClicks) you are guaranteed to make money on every sale you refer to your page. That's right, EVERY SALE!

Now, here is another new feature. They have a PPA- Pay Per Action, giving you UP TO $11 for each new affiliate that you sponsor. They give you all the tools necessary to make sure your Affiliates get their jobs done. Be your own boss, just sign up and start hiring right away!
 
 


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avatar   by koreysfi on July 31, 2010 at 8:30 PM CST

 
 
 
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I joined SFI in December 2009 and have recently canceled my membership. It is global, free and easy to get started as SFI literally hold your hand. It is jam packed with resources and is completely internet and systems driven. I was able to quite easily recruit a down line, but I found duplication to be very difficult, mostly because of language barrier and the foreign exchange rate as all of my recruits were either from the Asian or African continents no matter where I placed my ads. Retaining Executive Affiliate status in this business is absolutely necessary if you hope to aspire to success, but this is not easy. I was ranked globally at about 2500, with allegedly millions of active members and by country 22 out of well over a thousand members and I wasn't earning more than a couple of dollars per month, but it was costing over 50 dollars per month to retain my executive status, plus advertising costs. I don't mind hard work and I understood the business extremely well. I also mentored my down line diligently, but clearly this opportunity isn't the best once you analyse the figures. Also, I never had a supportive sponsor and I had five different ones during my period of membership. Unless you have money to invest, no language barrier and reside in the USA, Canada or Europe, this isn't something I could honestly recommend although it is clearly not a scam.
 
 


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avatar   by Sandalwood on July 27, 2010 at 1:11 PM CST

 
 
 
Useless to me

I joined SFI Marketing Group some time ago and frankly it was no good for me whatsoever. not long after I joined I was given some refs who were inactive and my sponsor wasn't very talkative so was no help whatsoever. I have never been very good at getting refs and although I advertised SFI I couldn't get my own refs and after being scammed by so many sites in the past I won't invest in a site unless I earn money from it first so I gained nothing and lost nothing apart from the time I spent advertising it.

if you're good at getting active refs and are willing to invest then you will probably be able to make money but if like me you struggle to get refs and won't invest then I advise you to stay away.
 
 


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avatar   by dodger666 on July 26, 2010 at 8:44 PM CST

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SFI a former member says

I have been a member of SFI twice. Firstly in 2007 and again in 2009. I was hoping that the second time improvements to the site would give me a better chance of getting the business going.

I was disappointed again and still failed to get members or generate any income at all. The main problem I had was finding appropriate help to advertise without spending (and losing) money with pay per click etc.

I will not try again with this business.
 
 


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avatar   by dewlish on July 22, 2010 at 11:28 AM CST

 
 
 
Good training

They start you off with a good training course that has much information about the program. After the first month they leave you on your own. You are to rely on your sponsor to help you go on. Your sponsor often neglects you, and you do not know what to do next, so you make little progress, dropout of the program. With paying the ten dollar a month fee, your sponsor should do more for you.
 
 


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avatar   by peabody41 on April 30, 2010 at 9:17 AM CST

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Realistic Approach

I'm on SFI for six months now and have been high in their leaderboards for several months. It's a very realistic program that can bring you great results if you're willing to spend the time and money to make it work.

They also provide good education and coaching.

I see however a lot of people signing up with the expectation that it takes little to have great results. How can you expect to make money for free? (In other words, buyers from the TripleClicks program earn you the commissions).
 
 


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avatar   by wwstart on March 24, 2010 at 12:21 PM CST

 
 
 
Great Learning Tools

I joined SFI recently through someone that recommended it to me as an easy way to make money online with no money down. They also told me SFI had great training and tools. I graded this site a "c" because half of that was true to me. The training SFI offers is simple, direct and effective. I do recommend this to anyone looking to learn about marketing online. The making money part was not so impressive to me. Although it is free to join, the pay rate does not fit the effort necessary to earn money. Getting referrals is not hard because SFI does look impressive and it is free. But you would need a ton of active referrals to make a good amount. Every now and then I recommend it to someone looking to learn some marketing basics, but not as a business.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by freemindmarketer on January 28, 2010 at 9:36 PM CST

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Legit, But Definitely Not That Easy To Earn

SFI is a legitimate mlm opportunity. They offer a lot of products and different ways to earn. They also provide a lot of training and information to get you started. With that said, I tried my hat at SFI and stuck with it for 2 years. I promoted and promoted and had personally recruited over 100 referrals, and some of my referrals recruited a good amount of sub-affiliates on my team as while. Although I did make a little money (about $30 bucks every now & then) it just wasn't enough payoff to keep me in the SFI game! It was simply too much work and time put into this and the earnings did not reflect.

They do have a lot of products/services but as some other commentors said, many are over priced and not unique enough for the competitive market today. The main product I promoted was International Association of Home Business Entrepreneurs (IAHBE). I did this to keep my EA (Executive Affiliate) status secure. But after paying for the service, after about a year I realized that I had ended up paying SFI much more than they paid out to me. In closing, I still believe SFI is a legitimate opportunity but it is definitely not for everyone. Be prepared to work you butt off, invest money and stick with it for a long time to earn anything substantial.
 
 


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avatar   by multimastery on January 25, 2010 at 11:44 AM CST

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Didn't work for me

I was a member of SFI for about three years and never really made any substantial money with them. Back when I was a member, they used to push the Co-Op on you where they would generate a certain amount of sign ups for you for a set price. The more co-ops you purchased the more referrals you received. The problem was that most of the sign ups weren't really interested in the SFI program and you wound up spending a lot of money on dubious prospects. Later, they introduced a line of products, but I found that most were overpriced and hardly unique. Since I haven't been a member for several years perhaps the program has improved, but from my experience, I felt that it left a lot to be desired.
 
 


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avatar   by wthomas46 on January 18, 2010 at 3:27 PM CST

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SFI Oppertunity

I joined SFI about 5 months ago. The first 4 months I advertised like crazy got about 30 to join 1 an EA (he lasted 2 months). I did the IAHBA thing and even did the EYEEarn from the get go and after all that my commissions were only $0.12. They claim EYEEarn will pay on average $34 a month if you have 1500 points but I never saw it. I don't want to knock this opportunity, they have been around a long time and some people make money, but I do not understand how unless you get 1000 or more to join or are good at selling products. Needless to say after a couple hundred and lots of time I gave it up. If you can make it work, good for you but I could not.
 
 


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avatar   by AllenSilvey on January 18, 2010 at 7:46 AM CST

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Strive in SFI

I've been with SFI for 4 months now. It's a legitimate business that involves you to sell products online. What I like about SFI is that they give you a lot of tips and tools to use. One of the tools that I think is beneficial is something called the Co-op manager tool. This tool allows you and your team members to get your advertisements noticed more. What they expect you to do is combine your money to get this tool. And yes, it does cost money to get certain tools here. Overall, it's worth it.

Another factor that's good about SFI is the fact that they teach you all about how to be a better online seller, and how SFI actually works. An e-mail is sent to you about once a week with a different topic.
 
 


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avatar   by atstrid321 on January 15, 2010 at 12:21 PM CST

 
 
 
Could be better

I have only been with SFI since November, and I have a decent sized downline of active members. They gave me a to do list when I first signed up and it helped me get the points needed to get my foot into the triple clicks and eye-earn programs. The upline actually takes the initiative to communicate with me. I also like how they have the genealogy report where the list is color coded for easy understanding. I definitely approve of the various incentives they have for doing the to do list and creating co-op opportunities for your downline once you have generating done. I rate them a "B".
 
 


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avatar   by cmitche9 on January 10, 2010 at 8:30 PM CST

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SFI and Changes

I have been an affiliate and active off and on with SFI since 2006. When I joined I was new to internet marketing and thought it wouldn't be difficult! LOL!

The truth about SFI and any online venture is that the competition is relentless and there are sharks everywhere. Another truth is that if you are only going to work online, a few hours a week is not going to do it. Some people are gregarious and born to sales and can market offline.

I became active again because SFI is going to roll out an eCommerce division which promises to boost the listings in TripleClicks by tens of thousands.

At the same time they are giving new affiliates the opportunity to promote SFI for a month or so at no cost. However, they will be instituting an affiliate requirement to earn (buy or sell Tripleclicks products) at least 500 points every month. This requirement is not as onerous as some may think. A purchase of ten individual TripleClicks listings will earn affiliates 1500 points. That said, the listings are much cheaper if purchased in bulk. They will allow affiliates to rejoin if they are dropped.

At this writing affiliates who join the EyeEarn program are not going to be dropped. I think that involves a one time cost around $20 or so. I joined that a long time ago.

Personally, I like the idea of eliminating the free affiliates who are not active. I don't like seeing all the deadwood in my affiliate lists. That will free up my time to mentor the active affiliates.

I became active a month ago and I'll earn money this month. I pay for advertising in a co-op, ad submission software and use traffic exchanges. It can be done for free, but that takes more time. I spend time putting up wpblogs and these can also bring in long term income.

SFI has always been honest and it is established. Many of the cash gifting, new MLM's and related sites just don't last. My suggestion for anyone looking at network marketing is to stay with the big established companies and to realize that lots of work is required and it won't be profitable in the short term. All you have to do is look around at any off line business to see how difficult it is make profits.

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avatar   by maral1294 on January 9, 2010 at 10:26 AM CST

 
 
 
Some good information

SFI Offers some useful marketing information, if you take the time to read through all of what is offered. Unfortunately with Ebay etc. the products are overpriced to really compete unless you are a well known name in your own right. Free means you have nothing to lose by trying it but to actually make money, it will cost you money as well. In 5 years as a member I have never made a single dollar and I have put forth effort (the couple of hours a week they recommended).
 
 


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avatar   by xandusk on January 2, 2010 at 6:17 PM CST

 
 
 
Sales and more sales

These products are hard to sell without having a physical store. This is nothing but the same MLM scheme which requires you to sell a lot of product to earn a decent wage. I could not figure out how and where to sell this product. And forget Ebay, with the bidding process the highest anyone would buy anything was for a few dollars. Buy it now got no bids. Too hard to sell these products which are pretty cheap and junky products to begin with.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by topnotchwriter on December 31, 2009 at 2:57 PM CST

 
 
 
Need good team work to succeed

I have joined SFI since 2 years ago. I knew this site from an advertisement in autosurf that always I use. I am a gold member now. Need good team work here it is the key to succeed. I have joined many off line MLM. SFI Is the one of my online MLM. SFI is a legit site. Luckily, I have a good leader that always support me if I have a problem. Now, I have 500 referrals here and more 250 are active. Always promotion and promotion is the key to building strong team work. My income here step by step increases. If you have experience in MLM I recommend this site. This site is not a scam and many people have awesome income here. You just need a good strategy. I grade this site B.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by dennypiyu17 on December 29, 2009 at 10:47 AM CST

 
 
 
You Need Lots of Time and Loads of Patience For This To Work

I joined SFI some years ago and boy can I say it was a roller coaster ride for me from the very beginning. The funny thing about that ride was that I had great leaps downwards but only few steps upwards and I can safely say that it did not live up to the advertising and marketing that the program claims.

You need time, then time, then time again and don't forget patience for this program to work. I am not saying that waiting and working hard is a bad thing but I just think someone had to work just too hard and long just to make a few dollars and there were easier programs online to make money from.

I stayed for a while hoping that the company will get better, but for me it was a wait in vain so I left the company. I had a few emails for support that up to now was never answered and that should have been my hint to leave a long time ago, but I still waited.

If you have time and time and patience and patience then this opportunity will work for you. I would not count them out, but I will place them low down on my ladder.
 
 


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avatar   by louis33 on December 27, 2009 at 11:49 AM CST

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SFI not an easy business

I've joined SFI about three times now. First I signed up way back in 2005. I did everything they said and still didnt make a dime. I threw in the towel and then in 2007 I decided to give it another try. I bought the eye earn kit and also subscribed to the IAHBE. The most I ever made was $9 a month for like four months. I found it a waste of time and then threw in the towel again. Just last month I decided to do it again as I can't seem to find any useful online business. So far I like the triple clicks thing but I must admit am not all crazy about the products. I'm a gold team leader now so I'm waiting to see how much I've made for the month of December.

The thing I hate the most about SFI is most of the people they assign to you are all not active participants, and also their support service is beyond rubbish. Every time you ask a query it takes a week before they respond regardless of whether you're a platinum team leader or just an affiliate.

I am only doing this business as it's my last hope of earning something that will pay off some off my debts. So in theory I would only recommend this program to those that have a genuine interest in network marketing. I wouldn't recommend it to newbies or those that want fast cash. it's a tough business and most times you don't actually get back the money you put in.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by jellymonty on December 3, 2009 at 12:30 PM CST

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I Joined 6 months back and I haven't earned any money yet

6 months ago I joined SFI. At first I thought it was a great idea, I decide my own hours, a possibility to earn some extra cash and the possibility to be my own boss. I have put down countless hours without referring a single customer. I would recommend SFI if you can put down the time and effort that is necessary to succeed.
 
 


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avatar   by Fredrik8719 on December 3, 2009 at 9:00 AM CST

 
 
 
No more for me thanks

I joined SFI May 2008. I never received any word from my sponsor and had to contact support for any and all help I received. I went through the website training material to learn how to promote and went to the forum to try to get help or ideas, ( I was a complete Newbie,) but still had no luck. I tried everything short of spending my own money to become EA, and finally I grew so frustrated I threw in the towel.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by countrygirl on December 2, 2009 at 7:24 AM CST

 
 
 
I joined two years ago and have gotten nothing

It's been about two years since I joined SFI. One of my friends told me that SFI would be a good opportunity to start an online business. Yes, they give us a lot of marketing training on their site and they tell us how to promote online.

But the problem is, I never really got anywhere near for my first sale. It requires a really hard work and was really time consuming. It's just too hard to made a sale with no money. Probably if you have extra money to advertise or to create a site to promote their product, that would be a lot of help. But, I keep trying the 'free' method they provided, but nothing happens. It's almost impossible to make even one sale with the free method. You really need some extra cash to make it different.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by raiandrian on November 28, 2009 at 4:25 PM CST


 
 
 
It Takes Hard Work To See The Money Flow From SFI

I joined SFI back in 2006 as a newbie and I know how hard it was to get referrals even as of today, not only that but at the same time you're trying to promote other products that SFI has to offer to keep EA status or purchase the products yourself to test them out to keep EA. The reason I wasn't able to keep EA status is cause they wanted you to keep paying the $29.95 per. month or purchase a co-op per month to get referrals this way to get them to go EA. If you put some effort into the affiliate program I believe it can become a great income especially for people who have time on there hands to work hard for this program. The money cannot be made without having the time and effort that you have to put in. For one, I'm thinking to myself that they could have made it a better way for people to be able to keep EA status for those who don't have no money at all to keep EA. I feel that this is a huge factor that turns people off that made them give up on SFI. I'm still trying to make an effort to grow in SFI even if it takes some time. I can say that they are willing to let you have as much time you want to grow your business with them. It's not like you have a deadline to get certain tasks done.
 
 


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avatar   by laura27 on November 27, 2009 at 9:43 PM CST

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Learning from SFI since 2004

I've been trying to get into SFI business since 2004 from South

America. Got no money but good information for free... and dreams, of course.

It's hard to say: I'm a Bronze Team Leader for "FREE"... I think I'm going to keep this cow alive with me as long as I can.
 
 


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avatar   by ePaul on November 24, 2009 at 11:38 AM CST

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It's not easy, it takes commitment and patience

I think what is great about SFI is the support from staff and users. The forum has been really helpful for me. They have given me lots of hints where and how to promote. And they let you know that it takes plenty of work to succeed.

You earn a percentage of what your downline earns. At the beginning I was promoting my referral link nearly anywhere, so to speak, but I got only few referrals in first month. It took some time to get more (couple months), but I have got them.

You earn your commissions through sales that you make - that is the most important part. Yet again, it takes time and some investments - not all the ways of promotion are free. You can always choose free ways (referral link, banners, forum / blog / e-mail signatures... ), but they won't always work.

Then there are VersaPoints. The more points you earn, the better are your chances of good earnings. Newbies can earn hundreds of VP within minutes, cause there are plenty of actions, which can be done only once. (sign up, following SFI on Twitter, reviewing their blog, taking part in "getting started" quiz). But when those points are earned, your chances of earning points are smaller. You can earn them through team-work (sponsoring, building a team) and through sales you make and referrals you get.
 
 


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avatar   by ls988 on November 21, 2009 at 8:49 PM CST

 
 
 
Not as great as I thought!

Well, it is very big disappointment for me!

First when I saw the program and its platform, I thought wow, how come I did not meet this company before? A lot of opportunities, a lot of ways to upgrade, very easy to go to the next level. On the first level you need to accumulate a number of points-credits, I succeeded in 2-3 days. They stimulated me with a lot of messages to encourage me to go further, but... suddenly I realized I can not go further without spending money. I brought referrals in, I upgraded from the first level to the second level, but it was not enough. I had to buy!

So, then I realized that it was not for me. They told me no selling, no buying, no advertising, then what?Nothing!

And another thing that I realized was the fact they put in my network a lot of people-wow I said when I saw them, almost 50 referrals, but I realized soon they were inactive referrals, people long gone from the SFI network. I got messages like-lots of people added to your network, but as I said useless referrals.

So, in conclusion, the site was a big delusion for me!
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by carina75 on November 20, 2009 at 8:47 PM CST

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This looked great at the time when I joined, but...

I joined this site like 2-3 years ago. It looked great at the time. I was excited and was ready to start making money, and the best part was that it was free to join. But it wasn't as easy as they made it seem. There are so many steps that you have to do in order to start making money. To get to the next level, you either had to have so many people in your downline or purchase the products yourself. I really did not like this program. It got my hopes all up and it just wasn't as easy as it seemed. Plus it was not easy getting signups either, and this was free! What a kill joy! I really believe you can make money here if you have the money to advertise the way you want, and if you are totally good with marketing. This site is not for everybody, especially me.
 
 


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avatar   by temeka123 on November 14, 2009 at 7:02 PM CST

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Not As Easy As It Looks

I joined this several months ago in the hope to earn some income. Yes it's free to join but, and that is a big but, you need to spend some money to climb up the chain. I have found that the products are not very easy to promote. And getting your referrals to stay active is even harder. I don't care for the way the site is set up, it is a bit confusing and hard to find everything you need. I'm sure you could do well with this if you had the time, money and skills to use. For me it was just too confusing and time consuming for what I was going to get out of it.
 
 


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avatar   by catwoman1459 on November 10, 2009 at 7:35 PM CST

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SFI Can Be Better

I signed up for SFI 2 months ago and I was excited because it is free. My sponsor contacted me right away and he started to guide me through the whole process of SFI. I purchased Eye Earn and a few books from them as well. It made my sponsor money but not me. Overall, SFI is a good opportunity, but for being in the business for 2 months it is not a good business for making money right now. I still promote SFI and actually I am promoting SFI right now, but I found out you have to take time to build your business. The SFI site has very good navigation and tips on how to build your business but it takes time to. I have started up blogs about SFI and yet have reaped the profits from it. They also have TripleClicks(a division of SFI) but the products can be better of worth to sale. The products are supposed to give you commission value, but most of the products don't and the health products and magazines are. It would take time to sell all of that stuff making money, very hard to make with TripleClicks as well. Overall, SFI needs to be a bit better in their divisions.
 
 


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avatar   by sfiaffiliate on November 9, 2009 at 3:34 PM CST

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This site is a very hard one to earn money on unless you put a lot of time in on the computer. I quit doing it along time ago because of all the time it needed. They at least do pay you on time and what you make. If you have a lot of time then I would do this one.
 
 


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avatar   by pinkunicorn on November 9, 2009 at 10:44 AM CST

 
 
 
Not worth your time

Its great that it offers free membership but I have barely made any money with this program. it's a waste of time, your better off doing survey sites. You can't expect to make much out of this program but they do send you tons of emails with information about affiliate marketing, etc. Those soon started going to the junk folder. I give SFI a thumbs down.
 
 


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avatar   by amberlynnsween on November 4, 2009 at 8:34 PM CST

 
 
 
This Site Might be Getting Better - We will See in the Future

I have been a member of this site for many years.. I bought an e-book once, and I can still see the commission of about $6 in my back office.

I upgraded once - some years later, but could not keep paying the fees but I have about $10 in my account from that time..

So my earnings have not disappeared, but I hope to use the new ways to earn with so called Versa Points, and without paying any fees.

I think the site has taken a positive turn and I like the changes, that show that they are developing the business all the time and now are giving the possibility to earn without monthly sales required. It has taken time to get this far, but better late than never..

I got a message from my sponsor too, which is a good sign. Have to send him a message and see if he can give me some suggestions how to earn more.
 
 


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avatar   by buenavida on November 4, 2009 at 9:52 AM CST

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Great Program With Enormous Potential

I joined SFI Marketing about 2 years ago. I have been working diligently with this program. I have been promoting their offers and referring others. I had never thought of making money online before I came across this site. I earned a minimal income for a couple of months and have been earning residual income, but I am no longer active. I believe in this company. If I had a question I was able to contact support and receive a response almost immediately. Although I don't think it has quite hit its peak yet, SFI Marketing has huge potential. If you're not making money with this company now just keep working at it, the world was not made in one night and neither will a substantial income. If you're looking for a strong, stand up company SFI Marketing is the place to start.
 
 


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avatar   by jamila on November 4, 2009 at 7:17 AM CST

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Not All What It Claims To Be

I joined SFI two years ago, up unto today, I have never recovered any of the money it cost to stay on top, just to keep your positions. I had thousands of sign-ups under me, and none of them advanced. I joined all the required programs, and that didn't help. Bottom of my email answering list.
 
 


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avatar   by tsbenrite on November 3, 2009 at 3:33 PM CST

 
 
 
SFI -Very Disappointing Scheme

Being a newbie I decided to join SFI because it was free and in theory you can't lose. Now having been in the scheme for 3 months ( 2 of these as an Executive Affiliate) I have to say that like many others who have made reports, I am disappointed with the scheme. I joined the Eye Earn scheme at a cost of approx £20, including the postage, about a month ago and although my experience with the scheme may be deemed limited, this doesn't change my judgment of SFI. During the 3 months I have earned the princely sum of $0.43, and although I will remain as a member, I fear it is for loss recovery reasons and maybe I will get my money back in 10 years time!

This is a pity as I like the concept and I found the training and involvement really interesting. As an online shop for buying and selling items, SFI seems to be a good idea although the products (excluding maxmalls) are limited to mainly health care and beauty products, and exclusively if you were to think of placing a monthly standing order.

The problem as I see it is the scheme is far too complicated and difficult to reach and maintain executive status after the initial month or so. Spending money to earn exec status is clearly not worthwhile in view of the benefits or compensation as they call it, and you are actually penalized if you don't maintain the status as they take all your co-sponsors away, not that this really matters as mine didn't seem to be very active anyway.

In conclusion SFI seems ok if you want to buy or sell, but not as an affiliate reselling program. In my opinion the traditional mail order catalog gives better commission returns. Surely all SFI needs to do is give members a discount on purchases, a bonus for referring new members and perhaps a retrospective rebate on the volume of new member purchases and not all the complicated qualifying rules which prevent members gaining fair benefits and discouraging people from remaining. Or is this too simple?
 
 


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avatar   by metcal53 on October 27, 2009 at 4:24 PM CST

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Very disappointing products overall

I registered with SFI sometime in 2003 and for the most part found it confusing. Finally in 2007 I decided to give it a focused try. Here are my results:

**SFI is definitely MY PREFERRED MODEL, but the content is weak. This is what I like about SFI

It has a wide range of products:

-nutritional products

-household products

-digital products and some more

It is free to join, it is designed for the busy entrepreneur.

Unfortunately when I look at each element, it fails to deliver.

Nutritional products are not that great to me, household products are just ok. Yes, they are hard to sell. What about return policy? That is a disappointment, and customer service is weak to say the least.

Biggest disappointment was the digital product. The free training is just ok since it's free, but what about IAHBE (subscription based $29.95/mo)? That is a big mess as far as I am concerned, for a company that has been around for so long the information is not well organized, it's not clear where to begin and the different sections don't connect clearly... it doesn't help the beginner at all.

Did I mention customer service or the live support? They need to wake up!

Once you are EA, why is it that your check doesn't increase even though the number of affiliates under you keeps increasing? I don't get it. There is something not right about the compensation plan I think.

Overall this maybe a waste of time, although you may be able to learn a few things through the free training library, but I can't promote something I am not excited about. SFI is not for me.
 
 


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avatar   by michelm on October 21, 2009 at 3:51 PM CST

As Jesus said, it is more blessed to give than to receive, my goal here is to offer valuable information and help as many as possible i.e. to give to others

 
 
 
SFI my first online program

I found SFI on 2007 after looking for a home income opportunity for a long time. My first 6 months with SFI I earned around $150US with 4 active personal sponsor affiliates under me. It was the best online income I ever encountered so far. And I believe... if I stay active and follow the SFI training and guidance material, I can get more income through it. SFI website is so far to me is the best site that offers a lot of learning tools on how to manage internet marketing and how to earn online. With a lot of important and large companies joining SFI under MaxMall.com and tripleclick.com, that makes me feel safe to continue with it.
 
 


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