From Ask SC:
What are the best habits to develop to ensure that your SFI business continually grows?
The short answer to this is – “LOVE IT!”
When you love something you will WANT to spend time doing it. It will not be a chore but a PREVILEGE. And your time spent in your SFI business will be enjoyable. You won’t want to stop working and you will try and find more opportunities (time) to spend working your SFI business EVERY DAY. And you will never stop THINKING about it.
It might take some time to “learn to love” SFI. After all, I came to SFI “cold” – knowing nothing about SFI or what the business was. But the quality of the training and the system that SFI has soon convinced me – “I AM ON A WINNER!” I just need to learn how to make it “WORK FOR ME!
Next TREAT IT AS A BUSINESS
If you have no previous business experience then treat it as a JOB (you just happen to be your own boss). Once you do that you will have the right MINDSET – to commit to SFI, work 40 + hours per week in it, see it as a LONG TERM activity, and be SERVICE and OUTPUT focused.
LEARN THE SFI SYSTEM and keep up to date with it. It is changing so fast so much sure you understand each new thing that is developed and how to use it. Remember you have a team to mentor and lead too. It is very important that we learn to use the SFI system to our best advantage.
Then DEVELOP A BUDGET – INVEST in your SFI business.
Yes, SFI is FREE to join and you are NEVER required to invest anything in it. So you can START from SCRATCH. INVEST your TIME (that’s free too). Learn to SELL and use your commissions as SEED CAPITAL by reinvesting as much as possible back into your SFI business.
And GROW THAT BUDGET – Build it up to a level that will give your SFI business MOMENTUM. The SFI opportunity is HUGE! Once you are satisfied that you have one stream of income working for you, turn your attention to developing another one.
And PROMOTE your SFI business wherever you go. Seek out opportunities in your local community to offer the opportunity to other people. And learn to run your SFI business “ON THE GO” using a smartphone or tablet, the local library or internet café (whatever is available). NEVER leave home without your SFI business.
These are the BEST habits I think you should develop.
Of course, you must do ALL the “NUTS & BOLTS” of SFI. We talk about these ALL THE TIME – so I will only mention them here, briefly in finishing.
Yes, login daily, do all the FREE AVP (and then some). Devote time to administer your SFI business, read and learn what you need to do, and mentor your team. Transfer buy and know the products in TripleClicks.
These are the things I do. May I wish you every success.
To ensure your SFI business is thriving well into the future, you need to start planning now. You must come up with your best plan to develop the best habits of continually growing your SFI business.
The best habits are steps that you should be doing consistently to ensure that your SFI business continually grows. Here they are:
- Logging in everyday to your SFI homepage performing your daily, weekly and monthly To-Do-List.
This step may seem trivial but this is where the formation of habit starts for growing your SFI business. For new affiliates this is the best place to start. By starting on the simple tasks, you work your way up to the next level of activities that requires more attention in growing your SFI business. You stay active when you don’t miss a single day doing something to keep your SFI business moving forward.
- Maintaining your EA2 status.
Your SFI business won’t grow without keeping your EA2 status. As long as you need to expand your network, maintaining your EA2 status is a vital step to ensure your SFI business is moving forward towards your long term goal. This is the pre-requisite of moving up to the TL rank, which means more benefit for you and by doing this you’re developing a habit towards the development and growth of your SFI business.
- Investing in yourself.
Plan time to read and make it a habit to learn and how to use SFI tools and resources extensively. Expand your knowledge base by learning one topic at a time. This is one of the most valuable assets in growing your SFI business. As you move up to TL rank, you’re going to make use of your SFI knowledge to train and support your downline. Participate in SFI Forum, reading valuable tips from people who have proven track of success. Make a regular visit providing solutions to other affiliates, who need help. This is one way of branding yourself to grow your popularity making you trustable to your downline. You can also make a regular contribution to Ask Sc, learning and applying the vast amounts of knowledge to grow your SFI business.
In general, you must make your education a priority and schedule significant amounts of time for it. While some of this can be squeezed into your day (such as reading while waiting in line), much of it will require you to give up something else that probably isn’t as important (such as watching television).
- Read SFI news.
As a business professional, you need a constant supply of information to achieve success. You must stay aware of trends and issues and keep up with rapid economic and technological changes to become and stay competitive. Reading the SFI news everyday keeps you up-to-date with the latest innovations in marketing your SFI business.
- Furthermore the following list of activities should be included when developing the best habits to ensure continued growth in your SFI business:
1. Stay connected with your downline by sending them your weekly tips and encouragement.
2. Use Stream Posts/E-Cards to congratulate your downline in their rank advancement/Daily Grand winnings; recognize their achievements by offering rewards/incentives through your Leadership page. This will send them strong message that you’re interested in their development and growth.
3. Always keep your Leadership page up-to-date. SFI sends reminder twice every month about the Leadership page maintenance. This is an important tool in communicating your tips, ideas and strategies to your downline.
4. Offer one-on-one support to your downline. This could be the most effective way of customizing your involvement in helping them to advance in their journey with SFI.
- Keep sponsoring
Develop a marketing strategy that brings results. One-time or sporadic tactics are ineffective in increasing awareness, acceptance, preference and demand when offering SFI opportunity. You can create more marketing momentum with your daily action.
I. Allocate time using various marketing channels to effectively communicate your message to your prospects:
Blog/website – Often, it’s the first point of contact for prospects, so it must be effective. Your site should be:
1. Fast loading – It should load in less than 5 seconds.
2. Visually appealing – Websites need to be updated every few years to look current.
3. Easy to navigate – Visitors must find what they need quickly or they’ll leave.
3. SEO optimized – It should be found on page one of Google’s search results for the keywords that prospects will likely use to find you online.
II. Networking – This will take time but the outcome can be strong, valuable relationships. Industry association meetings and entrepreneur networks are great for networking events. Make a habit to attend regularly; people trust those who they get to know.
III. Develop a social media strategy and decide which platforms are right for your market. An effective way of dedicating your time to social media is by leveraging bloggers and other content creators. These individuals have the loyalty and trust of consumers and businesses. Develop relationships with the right online personalities to lend credibility to your SFI business and expand your reach.
Your goal is to create a combination of daily activities that help you communicate with your prospects.
Long-term success of your SFI business relies on continuous personal growth. Achieving that means developing the best habits for continued growth, being better today than you were yesterday, and being better tomorrow than you are today.