|Q. Can SFI be done successfully part-time?
A. Yes, in fact, most SFI affiliates do SFI part-time. You can start your SFI business on a part-time basis without giving up your current source of income until SFI is generating the income you require. And the
best part is you can continue to operate indefinitely on a part-time basis. What would you do if you were financially independent and most of your time was free to do with as you pleased? This is why so many people are flocking to SFI. And that's why we say that SFI puts the freedom back in free enterprise!
Q. How much money can I make?
A. The bottom line is you'll get out of your business what you put into it. It works...if you do. But that's
the beauty of it, too; you are in control—it's up to you how far you take it. And don't forget, SFI offers
the opportunity to earn residual income. This basically means that for the work you do just today, you
have the potential to earn money not only for today but also for potentially years to come.
See: Compensation Plans
Q: Is it really possible to make a large income working at home?
A. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, the average home-based business household earns $50,250 a year. And about 20% of all home-business households earn in excess of $75,000 a year. And then there are the
tax benefits; In the United States, even if your home business isn't generating a profit yet, it can put $5,000 or more in your pocket in tax write-offs. Consult your accountant to learn more about this.
Q. I don't know anything about marketing. Does SFI offer help in this area?
A. Most people are not experienced in marketing, especially on the Internet. That's why we provide a multitude of easy-to-use marketing aids and an extensive affiliate Training Library to teach you everything you need to know. With SFI, your business can be up and running in just hours, allowing you to earn while you learn.
You can also participate in our exclusive advertising co-op. SFI's Eagle Advertising Co-op generate thousands of fresh new affiliate sign-ups every week from all over the world. The cost to participate in
Eagle Co-op and receive a portion of these sign-ups is less than $1.50 a day.
You can also contact your upline and ask for help. Your sponsor and other upline members may have additional resources, such as a Team Leader co-op, that you can draw on for further growth of SFI business.
Q. Is SFI just another "get-rich-quick" scheme?
A."Get-rich-quick" is a fairy tale. If overnight riches are your dream, your odds are probably better playing the lottery than running a business—any business. We're sorry, but we won't insult your intelligence with promises of overnight wealth. That said, we've paid out many millions of dollars to our affiliates who've applied themselves. Indeed, as thousands of our affiliates will attest, there's huge money to be made in SFI, if you're willing to do the work.
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|Q. What are the costs involved in starting and operating an SFI business?
A. This is one of the most powerful features of SFI. It's completely free to become an SFI affiliate, and there's NEVER a requirement to purchase anything. Compare that to buying a franchise. Even a lesser-known franchise can require an investment of tens of thousands of dollars—and that's just to get started. On top of that, you'd likely have rent, labor, product costs, and much more. With SFI, you can literally "start on a shoestring." Yet, SFI's income potential is just as great if not greater than most franchises.
Of course, ANY business, to become successful, requires some sort of investment in marketing and pursuing customers. The good news with SFI is that we've developed dozens of free, almost-free, and inexpensive marketing techniques that you can get started with right away. In other words, with SFI, you can choose to invest money OR YOU CAN INVEST TIME to build your business, making SFI one
of THE most affordable and practical businesses in the world.
Q. SFI sounds to good to be true. There must be fees or a requirement to buy something, right?
A. No. There is NEVER any cost required to be an SFI affiliate. It is true that thousands of SFI affiliates DO purchase SFI products for themselves. It only makes sense, after all, to buy from "your own store"—especially those items you are already purchasing from somewhere else—and get them at deeply-discounted, wholesale prices from SFI to boot. Remember, however, purchasing from your
own store is TOTALLY OPTIONAL and NOT a requirement to run your SFI business.
Q. SFI is confusing to me. Can you explain it in a simple way?
A. Hopefully, this site will answer any questions you may have. If not, simply email me at the above address.
Q. How does SFI compare to similar business opportunities?
A. See SFI Comparison Chart
Q. I have no experience. Can I really succeed with SFI?
A. There are no guarantees, of course, but people of every age and from every background, walk of life, and the world over are making it in SFI today. SFI was designed for the "little guy"! If you have the desire, you can succeed with SFI.
Q. What kind of people make good affiliates?
A. Friendly, positive, self-motivated people with a vision of the future and who are teachable and willing to learn. No experience is necessary. If you want to be part of the Internet revolution and build an exciting, profitable, global business, you'll LOVE SFI!
Q. Is SFI a "real" business?
A. It's very real. SFI is part of a growing global industry with annual gross revenues estimated at over $100 billlion, involving major multinational corporations and tens of millions of independent business people in every country of the world.
Q. I really would like to get serious building an SFI business, but I just don't have the time. What should I do?
A. That's precisely why you should do SFI. Besides creating financial freedom, SFI has been specifically designed to create personal freedom for you so you can do all the things in life you really want to do but don't have the time for now.
Q. What kind of products does SFI have?
A. SFI has a wide variety of products and services! SFI has grown from just one product in 1998 to HUNDREDS today, including: Wellness, Music, Magazines, Weight Loss, Pet Care, Books, and much more.
Q. Do I have to sell products door-to-door, make phone calls, hold parties, or attend meetings?
A. Only if you wish to. One of the greatest features of SFI is that success can be achieved using a variety of methods. You choose the methods with which YOU are comfortable, whether Internet marketing, direct mail, telemarketing, meetings, flea markets, in-home parties, or other methods.
Q. Do I have to stock and deliver products?
A. Only if you wish to. As an SFI affiliate, your customers can order everything direct from SFI. SFI tracks your commissions and automatically sends you your commission. SFI also handles all payment processing for your customers, product shipment, customer service, returns, refunds, etc.—all at no cost to you.
Q. Is SFI a "pyramid scheme?"
A. Definitely not. In pyramid schemes, income is generated solely on the process of recruiting others into the pyramid who pay a fee to get in. Sometimes a product or service of questionable value is involved (one that is never retailed to the general public). However, generally what you're buying is the right to recruit others into the scheme. This is illegal. Also, in pyramid schemes, those who get in first and who are at the top of the pyramid win, while most everyone else loses.
In SFI, on the other hand, there is NO COST required to participate, and affiliates are paid ONLY on product movement (both at wholesale and retail)—never on recruiting. And, unlike illegal pyramids, in SFI, no matter where you're positioned in the network or when you join, you can advance to the very highest income levels and even earn more income than those above you in the network.
Q. I've tried businesses like SFI before and it didn't work for me.
A. Let's say you've just moved into a new city, and you decided to go out to eat that evening. Unfortunately, the food at the restaurant you picked turned out to be horrible. But just because of this one bad experience, you surely wouldn't swear off eating at all the other restaurants in the city, would you? Of course not! It's the same thing here. You just need to link up with the right company—a company like SFI.
Q: Isn't having a traditional job safer than going into business for myself?
A. That depends on your definition of "safe." In the United States, statistics show that out of every 100 people who start in the working world at age 20, only five will be financially independent by age 65. Undoubtedly, you want to be in that top five! Unfortunately, the odds are stacked heavily against you…unless you create an independent source of income, a business of your own that is limited only by your own desire and ability—a business like SFI.
Q. What should I do next?
A. Everything you need to do is listed on your Getting Started page.
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|Q: How will I get paid?
A: If Affiliates choose not to accumulate their commissions, those living in the U.S. can choose to receive their SFI earnings, via an SFI Cash Card, a mailed check, a PayPal account, or direct deposit.
SFI Affiiliates living outside the U.S. are automatically issued a Cash Card once they have accumulated $50 in commissions. Once that level is reached, SFI will send these affiliates their cards, pre-loaded with their account balances—in their national currency—minus a one-time $10 processing fee. If you live outside the U.S. and do NOT wish to receive your earnings via your SFI Cash Card, click HERE to change your commission payment option.
Q: When do I get paid?
A: Commissions are typically processed on the 10th of each month (or the closest following business day, if the 10th falls on a weekend or holiday).
SFI Cash Cards will be automatically credited with your earnings within hours after commissions are processed. Mailed checks are sent out on the15th of each month. If you choose to be paid by direct deposit into your checking account or by Paypal, your commissions
will be transferred on the 15th and the amount reflected in your account within three business days of the funds transfer date. In the
event that the 15th falls on a weekend, commissions will be sent out or transferred the following business day.
Q: Where can I see the commissions I've earned?
A: Your monthly commissions are reported in your member's area.
Q: How much are the commissions I can earn?
A: See: Compinsation Plans
Q: Do you deduct taxes on my commissions?
A: SFI does not deduct taxes out of the commissions you earn. It is your responsibility to contact a tax professional and determine whether you need to pay taxes on your earnings. Please be aware that, by law, SFI must report commission amounts exceeding $600 per year to the IRS and send you a Form 1099.
Q: Do you notify the IRS of the referral fees I earn?
A: We report all earnings to the IRS over $600. SFI will also send you a Form 1099 around tax time if you have earned over $600.
Q: What happens if I lose my check?
A: If it has been over four weeks since checks were mailed and you still have not received your commissions, please contact our customer service department at for assistance.
Q: I live outside the U.S. Can I have my commissions paid in my country's currency?
A: Yes. SFI Affiiliates living outside the U.S. are automatically issued a Cash Card once they have accumulated $50 US in commissions. Once that level is reached, SFI will send these affiliates their cards, pre-loaded with their account balances—in their national currency—minus a one-time $10 US processing fee.
Q: Do I have to have a merchant account to get paid?
A: No, commissions are sent out monthly. If you have a PayPal account, you can choose to have your commissions paid directly in U.S. dollars to your PayPal account. We also offer U.S. residents direct deposit in U.S. dollars into their checking accounts. Additionally, affiliates can choose to be paid via an SFI Cash Card; this option is automatic for international affiliates and allows them to be paid in their own national currency.
Q: My commission statement says I was paid commission, but I never received my commissions.
A: SFI Cash Cards are automatically credited with your earnings within hours after commissions are processed. Mailed checks are sent out on the15th of each month. If you choose to be paid by direct deposit into your checking account or by Paypal, your commissions will be transferred on the 15th and the amount reflected in your account within three business days of the funds transfer date. In the event that the 15th falls on a weekend, commissions will be sent out or transferred the following business day.
If you have an SFI Cash Card, and it has been at least one week...OR if you have opted to receive your commissions via check or PayPal and it has been at least four weeks since checks were mailed out, please contact our customer service department for assistance.
Q: Can I get my commission directly deposited into my account?
A: Yes. If you have a checking account from a U.S. bank, you can have your commissions direct deposited.
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