Although using free methods of advertising will take quite a bit of time, effort, and patience, you can most definately build your business without ANY out-of-pocket costs...simply stick to it and you will get results.
How can I recruit new SFI affiliates and attract customers without spending any money?
Although having some start-up funds to invest almost always helps when starting any new business, you can still earn commissions with SFI without spending any money. By utilizing some of the free strategies outlined in the Refer and Sponsor marketing methods sections, you can reach people who are not SFI affiliates. Your SFI ID is embedded within the URLs in the banners, text ads, and other marketing aids referred to on these pages.
Where can I find free sites on which to advertise?
A simple Web search using any of the major search engines will yield a listing of free ad sites. Use search terms, such as "free business classifieds," "paid business classifieds," "pay per click search engines," "free and paid safelists," etc. Be sure to use more than one search engine, as results may vary from engine to engine. Also, use variations on search terms to find lesser-known, but still valuable advertising sites.
If you purchased a franchise, would you expect it to make money for you if you only worked it a few hours a week? Or if you didn't get trained? Or if you only tried for a few months? Or if you didn't follow the proven guidelines of the creators of the franchise?
Of course not! That's ridiculous. SFI is no different. Success requires commitment.
I am continually amazed at how many people think that money will somehow magically fall from the sky without work, without plans, or without an earnest commitment. All these elements (and others you'll read about in the following rules) MUST be present.
The fact is, anything worthwhile in life requires effort and commitment. If that were not true, we'd all be the perfect weight, we'd all have perfect relationships, and we'd all be highly educated. It's the same thing with having your own business.
In short, if you treat your SFI business as a serious, full-time business, put in the effort and commit to its success, it will become a serious, full-time business.
"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans."
-Peter F. Drucker
"You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers."
"There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen."
"There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either in or out. There's no such thing as a life in-between."
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