The AFI Affiliate Scheme has been around for almost as long as I can remember being interested in online business.
I seem to link it in my mind to a programme called Six Figure Income, something that I dismissed in the early 2000s as being plainly impossible to achieve. SFI, I reasoned, would be gone in a few short years, probably a victim of its own over-promising rhetoric.
I'm pleased to say, that, 17 years later, I was wrong. SFI seems as strong as it promised it would be. If I'd have stuck with it, who knows where I'd be today?
However, I'm back with SFI, as I see there's still room for expansion. For a start, there's a whole load of people in Europe who've never even heard of SFI...
How SFI Works
The guiding principle behind SFI, as I remember it from the past, has always been about two things:
- Transfer purchasing of everyday goods (& online services);
- Building a team.
The idea behind Transfer Buying is that you buy everyday items from SFI's store (called TripleClicks) which are available at a discount simply because of the number of people buying them. It works really well in the US, but has yet to catch on in Europe. One reason might be because there aren't that many sellers, and paying the shipping makes them as expensive as locally bought products!
Before you write it off as a bad deal, remember two things: as there are more sign-ups, there will be more opportunity to buy locally, through TC. And, not everything that is worth buying from TC needs to be physically shipped.
eBooks, for example. Valuable eBooks about business, the internet, and internet business abound on TC, and many are keenly priced (think $2.99 to 9.99) and reviewed by an honest bunch of like-minded individuals. I won't say it's better than a certain big online retailer, but I've found it to be higher value!
So, where's the business building income opportunity? In helping to spread the word, of course, and help to bring in new suppliers (called ECAs) of goods for your local market. Think Global, act Local!
What Does SFI Sell?
There are sellers from all over the world and a powerful search system that helps match buyers with local sellers. It also lets you filter by price, too, as well as bestselling and most popular. All that you'd expect from an online store.
The heart of many online stores is, of course, the affiliate scheme. SFI is essentially TripleClicks' own team-oriented affiliate scheme. Team members are encouraged to transfer purchasing of items for the home and office into TripleClicks, and if they promote TripleClicks items themselves, they also earn a commission.
Does SFI Work?
As a business platform, SFI undoubtedly works.
Of course, you should expect to put in some effort; any affiliate knows that the only way to make commissions is to find the best products, and then promote them.
The added bonus that SFI comes with, however, is a plan, a framework, and a lot of resources that will help you to build a healthy team dynamic that centres around helping others rather than hard selling.
Your SFI business can have many different facets: building a solid team of recruiters, helping friends and family save money, becoming an info-product seller on TripleClicks, or helping local suppliers leverage the marketplace, plus any mix of the above. You get the tools, support, and leverage you need to succeed!
(Plus, don't tell anyone, but the skills you'll learn are transferable, so you've really got nothing to lose!)
Just click the banner below to find out all about SFI, and join my team!