Overall Ranking: 25/100
Price: free to join
Introduction: What is SFI about?
SFI claims to be the #1 Affiliate program online, providing you with over 80 000 products to market and make commission from. In addition to this they claim to offer you a website and loads of free training. This sounds exciting right? So I signed up because it is free and had a look around.
The first thing that you come across is a video that will get you started. Before I even pressed the play button my heart sank. Yes the getting started video training is called “Methods for Affiliate Sponsoring”. I thought that SFI offered 80 000 products, why start off with how to get referrals? I watched the 6 minute video and the owner, Gary Carson, explains there are 4 steps to make money with SFI, steps 1, 2 and 3 you must do to make money. Step 4 is optional.
Step 1: Start Earning Points with SFI by completing tasks in your SFI to do list. I’ll check this out a little later, sounds a bit strange to me.
Step 2: Generate sales at TripleClicks.com which is SFI’s sister site. Commission is 45%. Ok this sounds like it might be good.
Step 3: Maximize your income by Sponsoring Affiliates. We’ll see how I feel about this a little later on once I have had a look at the products!
Step 4: Add Supplemental Income Streams. When I first saw this section I thought that perhaps they would teach you how to add other sources of income. This is actually just additional ways to refer people to SFI and to TripleClicks.com.
Never mind lets just go ahead and have a look at what is inside. So I arrive to find out I am “44 points below the green line” and I wonder really what is the point in this, will this make me money. I am already annoyed. I go have a look at the to do list like I was instructed to do daily just to see what that involves.
So there is a list of things on my to do list and I go and upload a profile image just to see what this is all about and something interesting happens. I should have earned 35 points as you can see very clearly below… which according to my calculations (yes done without a calculator so I could be wrong here folks) should leave me with 9 points below the green line?
Well here’s what it tells me now, yes 50 points below the line. I am not impressed at all with this. I have only been here a few minutes and already SFI has stolen my VersaPoints. I don’t even know what VersaPoints are but I don’t like something being stolen from me.
Maybe it is time to see what VersaPoints are before I get upset. Turns out the more VersaPoints you have the higher your commission. No thanks, I will just have a look around first. Quite pointless wasting my time on tasks when I don’t even know if I want to have anything to do with SFI yet right?
So let’s see what is on TripleClicks.com and find out what the truth is about this opportunity.
Ok so there are products there and it really is a mixed batch of things, a big variety but I find it strange that I have never heard of TripleClicks before. For example they have books but when I did a search for a few popular titles that I enjoyed none of them are stocked. The books are an obscure variety of titles. The pricing of products is also inflated which is typical of MLM. I can’t see myself promoting products on this website.
Who is SFI for?
I’m not so sure this is a great opportunity, this is certainly not something for newbies.
Anyone that enjoys MLM will probably like this. I didn’t really enjoy TripleClicks very much.
Pros and Cons
- Free to Join
- Earn affiliate income from products
- Earn commission from referrals income
- Websites provides
- It is MLM (yes I know maybe not a con in everyone’s eyes)
- Websites are duplicate sites so you cannot get ranked
- The only training is how to get your friends and family to sign up, typical MLM techniques that do nothing but alienate you from everyone you cross paths with
- You need to have a certain amount of VersaPoints in your account in order to earn better commission.
There really is nothing that can be considered valuable training. There is nothing but information on how to try and refer other people to SFI and to Tripleclicks.
They have a support system in place and FAQ’s on the website. You can call them, fax them or send a support ticket in via the website. There is also live chat but this appears just to be members and didn’t look very active to me, there was only one person in live chat. Not very lively at all.
What does SFI cost?
Membership is free, however you can a certain amount of VersaPoints. What I didn’t like is that you have to earn and/ or buy VersaPoints to earn better commission structure.
Is SFI a Scam?
Nope it is not a scam, it is just another MLM mixed in with an affiliate program via TripleClicks.
My Verdict for SFI
I’m peeved they stole my VersaPoints, yes I know I won’t be back there and won’t need them. It is just the ethics behind it and it makes me very concerned about the rest of the program if they steal VersaPoints from me the minute I arrive! I had a look a little while later and apparently my points are now on 6 which means my missing points have been given back and I have been awarded 3 points extra. It just doesn’t add up. I don’t like it when things add up.
I personally don’t like this and I don’t recommend it. However after thoroughly researching this company I can’t say you won’t like this, but I do want to say please be careful if you do try it out. I don’t recommend MLM and I don’t recommend anything that is slightly dodgy (like stealing points!).
Overall the only way I can describe this opportunity is soggy, it is just an MLM scheme completely lacking in any substance!
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Overall Ranking: 25/100
Price: free to join