Congrats, Gloria D…our Step-It-Up September Contest Grand Prize Winner!

We have a winner! Congratulations Gloria D. from Pennsylvania–SFI’s bonus grand prize winner of the STEP-IT-UP SEPTEMBER (SIUS) contest!! Gloria won a whopping 10,000 business-boosting CSAs (Co-Sponsored Affiliates), and she can begin earning Co-Sponsor Commissions on ALL these CSAs’ purchases right away!

But there were lots of other winners too! More than 2,000 up-and-coming SFI leaders added hundreds, even thousands, of CSAs to their organizations through the SUIS contest simply by attaining higher ranks by the end of September than they had in August. They too can begin earning commissions on all their CSAs’ purchases immediately.

Congratulations to ALL our winners in the STEP-IT-UP SEPTEMBER (SIUS) contest!

 View the original Step-It-Up September Contest announcement.

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Step-It-Up September Contest!  Win 13,000 CSAs!

September is historically the time of the year when growth kicks back in…and we want to take it to the maximum this year!  That’s why we’re announcing today our STEP-IT-UP SEPTEMBER contest!

The Step-It-Up September (SIUS) contest is going to award qualifiers up to 13,000 business-boosting CSAs (Co-Sponsored Affiliates)!

How?  Just step up your rank!  That is, attain a higher rank by the end of September than you had in August…and you’ll receive 500 CSAs.  It’s that easy!  But you don’t have to stop at 500.

  • Step up twice (e.g. from EA to STL), and you’ll receive 1000 CSAs!
  • Step up three times and you’ll receive 1500 CSAs!
  • Step up four times and you’ll receive 2000 CSAs!
  • Step up five times and you’ll receive 2500 CSAs!
  • Or, pull off the ultimate advancement (Affiliate to Diamond Team Leader), and you’ll receive a whopping 3000 CSAs!

In addition to the above, one lucky person will win a bonus grand prize of 10,000 CSAs!  To be entered in this drawing, simply step up your rank.  One step up gets you one entry, two steps up gets you two entries, three steps up gets your three entries, and so on.

Important Note: Should the SIUS contest exceed our best expectations and run us out of unassigned CSAs, fulfillment will be paused until additional, new CSAs can be acquired. Regardless, you will receive all CSAs qualified for.

Q: Who is eligible for the Step-It-Up September contest?
All SFI affiliates who joined SFI on or before September 12, 2018.

Q: How soon will I receive my CSAs after advancing my rank?
They’ll typically appear in your Genealogy within a few hours.

Q: How soon will I be able to earn commissions on my new CSAs?
As soon as they appear in your Genealogy, you’ll immediately be eligible to start earning Co-Sponsor Commissions.

Q: For this contest, does the month of September include the order back-dating period of the first 8 days of October?

Q: What if I was a Silver Team Leader earlier in the year, but in August I was only an Executive Affiliate?  Would I qualify if I advanced to Bronze Team Leader by the end of September?
Yes, advancing from EA in August to BTL in September would qualify you for 500 CSAs.

Q: Should I tell my team about this special promotion?
ABSOLUTELY!  This is a fantastic opportunity to create excitement, growth, and momentum in your team!  Do everything you can to make sure you’ve got as many team members as possible working to step up their rank by the end of the month.  And make sure you’re making yourself available to provide assistance, support, and motivation.  Speaking of which, you may want to consider running your own parallel contest (same advancement rules and deadline) but with your own prizes added to sweeten the pot and really get your group engaged and energized!

Q: Are the CSAs I will receive new or Second Home CSAs?
All CSAs are CSAs that have never been assigned a co-sponsor or only have 1-3 assigned co-sponsors currently.

Q: People who joined SFI in September don’t have a status for August because they hadn’t joined SFI yet.  So how does that work?
For persons who joined SFI in September, we’ll consider their rank for August as Affiliate.

Q: What if I’ve already advanced my rank from August to now?
Congratulations, 500 CSAs will be appearing in your Genealogy momentarily!

Q: When will the winner of the grand prize of 10,000 CSAs be drawn and awarded?
The grand prize will be awarded on or about October 10th after commissions for September have been processed.

Head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers now.

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Smart Start gets bigger, better…smarter!

Effective later this week, we will be DOUBLING the number of CSAs that all new SFI sign-ups can receive!

Instead of the current FIVE, new affiliates will now be able to grab TEN free CSAs, just for joining SFI!

That’s not all.  By going EA within 48 hours, they can now add 56 additional CSAs (66 total).

And if they do the Ultimate Smart Start (set up a 1500 VP Auto-Delivery for TCredits within 48 hours), they’ll now receive a whopping 100 total CSAs!

What a terrific way to jump-start one’s new business!


For all existing affiliates building their teams, this is also fantastic news because:

1. Twice as many CSAs means lots more new sign-ups will become active, go EA, and set up Auto-Deliveries.

2. Twice as many CSAs means a much higher incentive to not lose one’s EA status (no one wants to forfeit a big group of CSAs that could generate great income for them in the months ahead).

3. Of course, many new affiliates receiving these CSAs will ultimately not go EA or WILL forfeit the CSAs received.  So who will receive these tens of thousands of forfeited CSAs?  Team Leaders of course…via our Second Home CSA program.  So, there’s now an even bigger reason to become and maintain monthly Team Leader status!  July would be a great month to go TL!


For quite some time, we’ve been funneling all new affiliates to LaunchPad.  LaunchPad is a tremendous resource of course…but perhaps it’s too much information for most brand new affiliates.  We certainly hear plenty of feedback that suggests that new affiliates are often overwhelmed–and we’d like to fix this.

So, we’re going to test a different approach!  With this updated Smart Start, we’re no longer funneling new affiliates to LaunchPad.  Instead, after they’ve chosen their CSAs, we’re simply offering them two options:

  1. Learn how to REFER MEMBERS
  2. Learn how to SPONSOR AFFILIATES

Our objectives are to keep it nice and simple…and provide concise, ACTIONABLE instructions to start earning money.

To that end…

If they choose the REFER MEMBERS option, they’ll see a short list of actions they can do IMMEDIATELY–that very minute! These include pre-written ads (that include their affiliate link) they can start using as their email signature, ads for sharing on social media, and so on.  They’re also provided access to new e-cards they can begin using immediately.

Likewise, if they choose the SPONSOR AFFILIATES option, they’ll be provided pre-written, ready-to-go ads, e-cards, and so on.

In both cases, the key is, they can do something RIGHT NOW to kick off their new business. We feel this could have a BIG impact on activity levels!

What about all the great stuff in LaunchPad and at the Affiliate Center?  Between our welcome email message and other subsequent messages, don’t worry, they’ll learn about both in good time.  But let’s try a different approach!  Let’s see if by providing a short list of simple actions that anyone with even the slightest computer skills can tackle, we can get many more of our new affiliates engaged. Sound good?  Let’s do it!

Head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers now.

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SPECIAL DEAL: 50 TCredits + 50 CSAs Bundle!

Instantly strengthen your team and boost your potential earning power with 50 newly joined SFI affiliates–assigned to YOU as one of their co-sponsors!

PLUS…you’ll get 50 TCredits you can use to bid on auctions, play Eager Zebra games, purchase products, and much more!  Learn more about all the ways to use your TCredits HERE.

LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE: We only have 400 packs available for sale at this special low, low price, and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

These CSAs will appear in your Genealogy report. As a co-sponsor, you’ll be eligible to earn 8% commissions on ALL your CSA’s purchases.

IMPORTANT! To retain your CSAs, you must maintain EA (minimum 1,500 VP) status monthly.

You’ll also want to check out Leadership Do’s and Don’ts for tips and guidelines on being an effective Co-Sponsor.

Once you’ve received your CSAs, welcome them and share that you are a co-sponsor. Here’s how: Using the “Date Joined” filter on your Genealogy, select your new CSAs. Then click the “Send an e-mail/TeamMail” link to send them a message.


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New Comp Plan Improvements


Effective immediately, VersaPoints’ one and only role will be to determine rank (e.g. 1500 VP = Executive Affiliate).  No longer will VersaPoints also represent shares of the Executive Pool.  This is because we are replacing the Executive Pool with something more powerful and lucrative!

Presenting…TEAM OVERRIDES!  Through our new Team Overrides—available to all Executive Affiliates and up—you can now earn 4% on up to 12 dynamically-compressed levels!

What does “dynamic compression” mean?  It means you now can earn rich override commissions infinitely deep in your group!  You’re no longer limited to just 6-12 generations as before.  Now, because any generation in a line not represented by an Executive Affiliate is automatically passed over (“compressed”), you can earn 15, 20, 25 50, or even more generations deep into your organization! 

Here’s the breakdown:

  • If you’re an EA, you’ll earn 4% of all CV on 3 compressed generations
  • If you’re a BTL, you’ll earn 4% of all CV on 6 compressed generations
  • If you’re an STL, you’ll earn 4% of all CV on 8 compressed generations
  • If you’re a GTL, you’ll earn 4% of all CV on 10 compressed generations
  • If you’re a PTL, you’ll earn 4% of all CV on 11 compressed generations
  • If you’re a DTL, you’ll earn 4% of all CV on 12 compressed generations

The higher your rank the deeper in your organization you can earn (see attached illustration for an example of how dynamic compression works at end of announcement).

Three more BIG benefits of Team Overrides:

1. Until now, there have been only indirect earnings (from Matching VP) available on retail sales at TripleClicks generated by your group members.  Now, you can earn overrides directly on every sale made by the affiliates in your group…infinitely deep…on ALL sales at ALL Zing Network sites!

2. Previously, all CV (Commission Volume) on Localvantia and Rewardical sales just went into the Executive Pool.  Now, Direct Commissions, Co-Sponsor Commissions, and Team Overrides are earned and paid out directly on ALL these vendor sales!  To put it another way, whenever a vendor dishes out Rewardicals to a customer, commissions to Sponsors, Co-Sponsors, and 12 upline EAs/Team Leaders are immediately generated!

3. We will have the ability to do Instant Pays on ALL commissions (no need to wait until days after a month ends to calculate share values).  Speaking of share values, you can now erase this term from your SFI vocabulary.  No more worrying about shares values, whether they’re increasing or decreasing; just focus on building your business, adding to your team, referring new members, and generating sales!

By the way, to make it so many more of our affiliates can enjoy our new deep, deep, deep overrides, we’ve also lowered the qualifications for all Team Leader ranks!  See next section…


We’ve now made it easier to become a Team Leader.  The new qualifications (monthly) are:

Bronze Team Leader (BTL)

  • Minimum 3000 VersaPoints (VP) (1,500 min from sales/purchases)
  • Minimum (3) PSAs
  • Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than 3 ratings)

Silver Team Leader (STL)

  • Minimum 4000 VersaPoints (VP) (1,500 min from sales/purchases)
  • Minimum (3) PSAs, one with the minimum rank of BTL
  • Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than 3 ratings)

Gold Team Leader (GTL)

  • Minimum 5000 VersaPoints (VP) (1,500 min from sales/purchases)
  • Minimum (3) PSAs, two with the minimum rank of STL
  • Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than 3 ratings)

Platinum Team Leader (PTL)

  • Minimum 6,000 VersaPoints (VP) (1,500 min from sales/purchases)
  • Minimum (3) PSAs with the minimum rank of GTL
  • Minimum 3-star sponsor rating from PSAs (not required if you receive less than 3 ratings)

Diamond Team Leader (DTL)

  • Minimum 1,500 sales VersaPoints
  • Minimum (3) PSAs with the minimum rank of PTL

Note that you can of course, as always, have as many PSAs as you want, but we recommend focusing on three PSAs as the best way to grow and advance your rank.  Once you’ve established three strong teams (with a strong Team Leader PSA at the top), add a fourth, then a fifth, and so on.  But the key, to maximize your growth, is to establish no more than three strong teams before adding more teams.  Learn more HERE.


All VersaPoints will now automatically transfer to the next month (if less than 1500).  No more will you have panicked new affiliates at the beginning of new months wondering why their VersaPoints are showing zero!  Instead, if less than 1500 VersaPoints are earned, we’ll just automatically transfer the points to the new month so the affiliate can continue, uninterrupted, towards achieving Executive Affiliate status.  And, again, this will happen every month automatically.  

Special Note: To prevent fraud, to earn EA perks such as Bonus TCredits, qualifying VersaPoints must be earned in the prior 45 days from when commissions are processed.


Our (Co-Sponsored Affiliate) program is one of SFI’s most popular programs.  So we’ve decided to give it an even bigger role!

Effective immediately, we are allocating 32% of CV to the CSA program.  However, instead of just a single Co-Sponsor, every affiliate will now have up to four Co-Sponsors, each earning 8%.

Important note: For all existing, currently-assigned CSAs, the current Co-Sponsor will be populating TWO of the Co-Sponsor “slots.”  So, instead of 15% commissions, you’re now going to be earning 16% (8% x 2)!

Why go from one Co-Sponsor to up to four?  There are two big reasons:

  1. We feel that new affiliates will benefit from having additional Co-Sponsors to assist and support them.
  2. The new Smart Start program is doing nicely, with the current incentive of up to 50 CSAs.  With our new allocation and method of assigning up to four Co-Sponsors, however, we will be able to offer even more CSAs (watch for announcement) which will make it even harder to resist, and will result in even more of your new affiliates advancing to EA in their first 30 days.  This of course can explode group activity and commissions for sponsors and upline Team Leaders.

Also, effective immediately, you’ll now earn Rewardical Referral Matches on all your CSAs!  For every 25 Rewardicals earned by your CSAs, you’ll now earn 1 Rewardical.

Special Note: With up to three more Co-Sponsors now in the mix, it’s critical that all persons supporting new affiliates (Sponsors, upline Team Leaders, and Co-Sponsors) clearly know their role.  Please review this important new “Leadership Do’s & Don’ts” article so that you are providing proper support while not overstepping your responsibilities.


The new Smart Start program has substantially increased the number of new affiliates going EA daily.  Now we need to provide ample reason to retain that EA status every month!

To that end, we are introducing this month a handsome new trio of bonuses for all EAs…

As you know, new affiliates, through Smart Start, now begin their SFI adventure with an allotment of up to 1000 Rewardicals and up to 50 CSAs.  We want to expand this!  So, effective immediately, upon requalifying, all EAs (starting with their second full month in SFI) will receive, each month, (following commission processing):

  • Up to 100 Bonus Rewardicals!
  • Up to 20 Bonus CSAs!
  • Up to 20 Bonus TCredits!

See Benefits Chart for exact breakdown by rank.

Note: To make this possible, we need to modify the CSA Rewards program.  Effective immediately, we will be eliminating the current dozens of miscellaneous ways to earn CSAs, and focus this program primarily on awarding as many CSAs as possible for retaining the rank of EA. 

Why?  Our data indicates that modifying the CSA Rewards program in this way will result in much greater retainment of EAs and, hence, higher commissions for everyone.  Yes, every Executive Affiliate on your team will now have the opportunity to realistically build a team of hundreds of active CSAs over time.  And no one will want to give up their EA status and the potential lifetime profits of their CSAs by forfeiting them!

And, of course, the more EAs you have on your team, the more Team Leaders are going to materialize in your group, and the more overall momentum and activity will manifest. And THAT is how BIG incomes get created and Diamond Team Leaders come to be!


  1. With the discontinuation of the Executive Pool, Milestone Shares no longer make sense and, hence, have been discontinued, effective immediately.  Note: If you qualified for Milestone Shares in May, you will receive in your May commissions the value of those shares.
  2. To accommodate our new features, Direct Commissions now start at 20%.  However, with Team Overrides, you’ll be able to boost your de facto Direct Commissions to 24% or more.
  3. Check out our new compensation plan details page:
  4. The “My Earnings” panel has been temporarily removed from the Scoreboard tab to allow for needed updates.
  5. Since Matching VersaPoints are no longer a thing, we’ve removed the section of the Genealogy (top left corner) that provided Matching VP data.
  6. With the big change to the Executive Pool and CSA program, the Genealogy may be down temporarily for new code to be put in place.  Some other pages within the Affiliate Center may also have some temporary downtime and/or missing information during the transition.  Please bear with us.


Following is an example of how the new Team Overrides use dynamic compression to allow you to earn deep, deep, deep into your group!

In this line of sponsorship, the black dots represent the 12 EAs & Team Leaders qualified for Team Overrides.

The white dots represent generations in the line NOT qualified for Team Overrides.  Hence, they are skipped (“compressed”).

The red dot at the bottom of the line represents a sale with $40 CV.

4% of the CV ($1.60) is paid to each  of the 12 qualified upline EAs and Team Leaders in the line.

You’ll note that the Team Leader at the top of this example earned a Team Override 19 generations deep!

The sponsor (represented by the black circle immediately above the red dot) would have also received a 20% Direct Commission on the sale in addition to a Team Override ($9.60 total).

Head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers now.

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