Network Marketing that works!

These days when people look for ways to make money on the internet, the global search engines throw a lot of different ways to make money at you… probably 75% or more is a bunch of crap, and of the remaining 25%, maybe 1% are achievable by the average joe internet user!

So many categories of money making opportunities exist, and when one does a search, it is overwhelming to say the least when the search results come back – but let me caution you of ANY opportunity that states you can make money for FREE?


Do you really think you can get money for FREE? There is usually some sort of catch-22 associated with FREE.

Take for example someone hosting a luncheon and all the food is FREE. Well, not really, they are buying YOUR TIME with food. You didn’t pay for the food, and by attending the luncheon you get to eat for free, HOWEVER, you have to attend the luncheon to begin with, and usually at least make it through to the lunch break to get the free lunch!!!

You know that old saying – time=money?

Supposedly Benjamin Franklin coined this term. It is a formula like EMC-Squared that is fundamental to human interaction… if we spend time to EARN money, then we can use that money to BUY someone else’s time, right?

So then the formula money=time holds true as well, correct?

Let’s just be blunt – there is no such thing as FREE – someone (a person) or something (an animal or a machine) expend time to generate money.

Okay, with this said, one of the categories that you will find in the search results I mentioned above is Network Marketing… this line of business is very old, and a tried and true way of generating an income… but WHAT is network marketing?

In a gist, you know a few people, and THEY know a few people, and those people know more people, some of which you might be acquainted to via work or via friends and family, and then the same hold true for all of their connections.


The marketing is simple. You pitch an idea to some of those people you KNOW, and maybe three to 5 of them follow through and pitch it to their network of people, and 3 to 5 of them pitch it to their network, etc.

You earn some income from each of your 3-5 connections, and so do they, so the money spend on the far end of the network comes up to you and eventually you earn some, too, via your efforts.


But it is not that simple for one reason – your friends and family probably expect you to share your knowledge or skills for FREE (not really free, they want you to DONATE YOUR TIME for their well being!!!). Not many are willing to pay you for your efforts!!!

Now, what network marketing companies have done is to remove the barrier of using your personal network, by helping you build a BUSINESS NETWORK of acquaintances (affiliates) – but the rest is still up to you. You still have to sell these people on the network and its value.

Now, this is where a lot of network marketing companies struggle – to provide member affiliates the tools to do the selling in such a way that it is fairly easy to learn the ropes and to implement the knowledge.

Strong Future International

One company that does this quite well, and you can do all the learning at no initial cost while building your knowledge and the first months rank, is Strong Future International Marketing Group (SFIMG), SFI for short.

They provide all the training someone may need to understand their system, and the basics to start making money at SFI is as follows:

Get to 1500 VersaPoints (VP) to make the rank of Executive Affiliate. With no active affiliates below you, this is the rank to be at and earn a little residual income from potential CoSponsored Affiliates (CSAs) and also a nice little income from the Executive Pool.

Rank of EA with 1500 VP is achievable purely with just the rewards from the training and doing some of the affiliate center tasks. In the following months, to retain this rank will take a little money (depending on how much time you can spend in the affiliate center, more time spent means less money to spend), but you will probably only get part of it back in commissions.

However, by now you will have active affiliates below you and get matching VP and some commissions from their own purchases to maintain EA Rank.

If you have active affiliates below you, it will only take a fraction more in cost to go to the next rank, Bronze Team Leader (BTL). I routinely get to BTL Rank for just a few dollars more per month, and I am getting a significant amount of it back from commissions and the Executive Pool shares.

Ideally, if you have 5 active affiliates that make it to EA every month, you should be able to bring home some money after paying for your own costs. If you have three that make BTL, you should come out ahead about the same, and probably will want to go up to Silver Team Leader (STL) if they have a good amount active affiliates below them.

So, if you are interested, and want to try out SFI, follow my sign-up link and become part of my down-stream team, either directly below me or one of my team members.

Once part of SFI, shoot me a message (check your Up-Line link) and tell me you signed up via this page and I will help you build your down-line team to get you up-and-running and profitable faster.


SFI (Zing Network) Org Chart

I have been working on an organizational chart of the SFI affiliates to be able to visualize how big the affiliate network really is.

I knew it was big, but I had no idea HOW BIG the network is!!!

If you are interested in seeing the org chart, you can go look at it here!

The page will open in a new window or tab so you can easily return to this blog. The page I am linking you to will auto-refresh-forward to the actual org chart after 5 seconds in all modern browsers, but if your’ doesn’t, just click on the top link for the latest version.

In addition to making this chart available now that I have quite a few affiliates listed, I wanted to add that I discovered 5 new affiliates today and added them to the Leon sub tree

Why is he egotistical?

He is one egotistical, introverted, self-centered a$$hole that doesn’t really care what others think. He does things his way, on his terms, when he feels like it.

Who? I – the webmaster Riccccardo!

In preparing to write up the About page, I decided that I would write one post for every major section of the About page. This way I will write at least one post per day, and I can focus on one subject at a time!

Let’s get to the first adjective:


The Free Dictionary defines Egotistical as:

  1. A conceited, boastful person.
  2. A selfish, self-centered person.  defines Egotistical as:

  1. pertaining to or characterized by egotism.
  2. given to talking about oneself; vain; boastful; opinionated.
  3. indifferent to the well-being of others; selfish.

Merriam-Webster defines Egotism as:

  1. aexcessive use of the first person singular personal pronoun
    bthe practice of talking about oneself too much
  2. an exaggerated sense of self-importance

In my case, it is the second definition I am talking about every time. My introverted side causes me not to talk about myself too much, really, but being selfish, self-centered, being indifferent to the well-being of others, and maybe just a little exaggeration of my own self-importance is what I am talking about.

It doesn’t mean that I don’t care about others, but only if I know them, or if I get to know them – otherwise, I could care less about them, or their lives.

There is is this concept that goes like this:

  • Circle of Control
  • Circle of Influence
  • Circle of Concern

I will get into this subject in another post, however, my above statements about being egotistical come from the first circle. I control my life, and my live only – it doesn’t matter how many laws mankind writes – the only true control is over yourself and your actions!

You might think mankind’s laws control you, but only if you let them control you. Realistically, these laws are just influence over your actions or emotions due to the consequences of such laws. If a law prevents you from growing a plant because the Powers-That-Be decided by law you should not be allowed to grow it, and it is punishable by 10 years in prison, then you will think very hard about the consequences, but if such plant may make your life better because you have painful, incurable cancer, and the plant allows you to function somewhat normal with much less pain, would you not decide to grow such plant anyway?

Laws only influence our actions, they do not control them!

Being egotistical just means that I behave self-centered, self-serving. I make sure that I listen to my body, I feed myself when I am hungry, I choose something sweet to eat if I feel my blood sugar critical slow, but I choose to eat healthy food if I just notice hunger pangs, but I don’t wait for other to decide they are hungry as well. I eat when and where I want, when I think I need to.

I choose to do my laundry when I notice I need laundry and the washer and dryer are available. I don’t think about any other laundry needing to be done, I just make sure I have clothes to wear to work on Monday morning, especially since I am the only full time income in my household.

These are called priorities. If I don’t have clean, decent clothes to wear, if I am weak and tired, and i perform my duties poorly, eventually this will be reflected in my performance reports and my ability to keep my job.

  • No job – no money!
  • No money – no bill paying!
  • No money – no food!
  • No money – no shelter!

These are all repercussions of not having priorities. Having priorities also leads to goal setting and task scheduling. Life planning. 

Some of these are lacking in my life – actually I am lacking a lot of them because I let my life control me via my emotions – and LACK of action!

This is something I have to work on!

Replacement Blog

If you had my blog bookmarked and you are all of a sudden seeing a totally new site, here is why!

X10hosting has amazing free hosting!

You can can do almost everything you can with paid hosting here, such as install a WordPress instance, add almost all WP plug-ins you can think of, really no limits to speak of etc. and on and on…

BUT, if you don’t log into the HOSTING panel (not WP-ADMIN) and check your account status at LEAST once a month, then your account gets suspended, and if you are like me, and you occasionally take a break from things, and you let things lapse in suspended mode for too long, they just delete your entire site!!!


Anyway, it’s all good, I did in fact lose a lot of work I had put into the last iteration of the website, but this is also causing me to try out something new.

I installed WordPress from scratch, using the default 2017 Theme, and just customizing what I can in the Theme Editor. I am not done customizing, but I have some major items taken care of.

I am hoping to get some of the useful information recovered from my local machine text and HTML files over the next few days, and what I cannot recover I will re-create as I rebuild the site.

Welcome back and I hope to see you comment where applicable and able to.