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Encouraging Your Downline

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A huge part of affiliate marketing is managing and encouraging your downline.

Give Recognition

Sometimes all an unmotivated worker or salesman needs is recognition for their hard work. As a leader, your job is to congratulate the best on your team for exceptional contributions in return on investment. This serves two purposes. The person who receives recognition will be more likely to continue their desirable actions. Additionally, team members who are not performing well may start modeling themselves after the best among them. Recognition creates motivation that sometimes lacks from even the best downline.

Develop a Management Style

As a leader of your team, everyone will be looking to you for information and inspiration. As such, you must master the art of management. Curate your own management style, perhaps by modeling it after a leader who you admire. This will allow you to be a reliable resource for the members of your downline. It is easy to get discouraged when you feel ill-managed, eventually leading to a decrease in productivity.

Increase Communication

Staying in touch with your downline will help your bottom line in the end. Brushing up on your communication skills will make you a more effective leader and salesman. Being able to convey your message clearly to your team is key to activating your team into success. Along with this, any good marketer has to continually update their communication skills to keep up with the changing communication channels.

Keep Focus

While the most motivated on your team will likely remain focused, this is not always the case with the average person. It can seem like boredom and loss of interest is nearly inevitable, especially if someone thinks that their plans are not working out the way they intended them to. It is your responsibility to do your best to make sure that this does not happen. By keeping connected with your downline, you can get ahead of these sorts of issues.

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These are only a few tips to help you motivate and encourage your downline. It is also important to realize, however, that sometimes certain people are not cut out for the hard but rewarding life of an entrepreneur. It takes a strong leader to cultivate a team of people who are as work-oriented as you are!

The Power of Resilience in Business

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Building metaphorical strength can be the difference between failure and success, whether personally or in the context of business. This metaphorical strength is sometimes called resilience. 

Resilience is defined by psychologists as the “process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress.” In business, this means that your company can adjust to difficult situations, whether that be because of the job market or a dip in the economy, without losing critical functionality. 

The business market is more unpredictable than ever before, and prioritizing resilience is unprecedentedly important. An obvious example of this can be seen in the current pandemic that threatens even the most stable of businesses. The companies that have been able to pull through and even thrive are the ones that have been flexible. 

Any national or international crisis that disrupts extended global supply chains or contributes to the breakdown of economic activity can spell disaster, especially for small startups. However, building resiliency can be difficult because the leadership has to forgo a certain amount of short-term productivity for long-term adaptability. Identifying threats and potential risks that do not yet exist is another obstacle to overcome. 

The Harvard Business Review’s “six principles of long-lasting systems”:

1. Redundancy
2. Diversity
3. Modularity
4. Adaptability
5. Prudence
6. Embeddedness

It is nearly impossible to measure or check resilience. The majority of companies already engage in risk management, but even the most comprehensive risk management systems often only tackle “specific and known risks.” 

The concept can seem abstract at first glance, but think about companies whose business strategies have paid off. Some examples include Eric Kiariwala’s Capsule or the extremely successful Uber. Both of these companies saw a profit in 2020 despite all the challenges that were thrown at them.

Let us know which of these tips you plan on acting on in 2021 in the comments below! 

 

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Harvard Business Review 

Forbes 

American Psychological Association 

How to Design a Proper Workplace

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Despite all of the challenges that 2020 brought, businesses have learned how valuable it is to be flexible and be able to pivot quickly. A huge part of this is employees having to work outside the office in their homes. Individuals and companies alike have discovered that productivity can remain high even outside the office.  While this may be a different experience for some people, affiliate marketers have been doing remote work for years. As an affiliate marketing company, JIFU wants to share how to make your home office into the ideal workspace. 

Equipment 

It is important to make sure that you have the equipment necessary to successfully work at home. A perk of working for a company in their office space is that they usually supply all the things you will need, but that is not always the case when it comes to remote office work. Be sure to get a comfortable chair so that you can comfortably work on projects without injuring your body.

Often overlooked is a great Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. Find a mouse and keyboard that is compatible with your work style and will be pleasant to work with for hours at a time. With Zoom and web chat meetings becoming the norm it is important to consider your webcam quality and decide if it would be worth it to invest in a good external chat camera. Additionally, good internet connection is one of the most valuable things a remote worker can have. Decide what company could offer you the best connection and consider upgrading to fiber optics if possible. 

Design 

Another valuable thing to consider when setting up an at-home work space is the design of the space. People are more impacted by their surroundings than they like to admit, so it is important to think about the aesthetics of your office space. If possible, put your desk near an area that has lots of natural light. This can also increase your quality of light when it comes to digital meetings and chats. 

Be sure that you are not backlit in your video chats, and situating your desk in front of a window is a great way to do this. If it is not possible, strategically position lamps and light fixtures for premium viewability. A popular way to liven a room up is adding plants and greenery to the space. 

Efficiency 

Here are some additional tips to increase your at-home efficiency. Maintaining a clean and tidy workplace is important, even if no other people are going to see it. Another great tip is to keep your work and living areas as separate as you can. Even if these areas overlap, it is important to have a section of your house solely devoted to your work.

 With this comes maintaining office hours. Not only with this help the other people you work with know when they can reach you, but it will help your brain remain focused for a scheduled amount of time. A benefit that comes with working from home is that you can dress more casually than you would in an office setting. However, it is still good to get dressed in the morning to set the expectation for yourself throughout the day. 

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The Most Important Financial Tips for 2021

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2021 is a chance to reevaluate your financial situation and work towards a more secure future. It is never too late to get your financial house in order. You work hard, so why not save the fruits of your labor and invest wisely in yourself? We have compiled a list of a few simple tips to help you make this year more stable than the last. 

Order Out Less

Saving money does not have to be a big, daunting task. Start small by bringing your lunch with you to work, or deciding to make a meal at home instead of ordering delivery. If frequent eating out is your vice, try slowly weaning yourself off of take out. Cut out one day of ordering, and you will be surprised at how much money you end up saving. According to a report aggregate by Statista, the average American, aged 45 to 54 years old, spent an average of 4,157 U.S. dollars on eating out. Implementing this small change could help and you may end up eating healthier too!

Workout at Home

During 2020, most people were forced to think outside of the gym when looking to exercise. This may have been a big change for some who rely on the equipment provided by the gym, but there is a hidden benefit of working out at home. You don’t have to pay the often steep monthly charge that gyms often charge! Some people need a change of scenery in order to feel motivated to get their sweat on. If this rings true to you, think about going to a park or running outside for some extra fresh air!  

Banish Recurring Charges

Keep a strict eye on how many recurring charges are being run through your checking account. Recurring charges are services like Netflix subscriptions and Apple Music that charge you automatically every month for access. It can be easy to forget to cancel a subscription that you no longer use. This simple mistake can cost you! For example, if you pay for Netflix and Amazon Prime, you would be spending about 312 USD annually for entertainment. If you regularly use these services, it may be worth it. However, if you don’t use them, that is a sizeable amount of money wasted throughout the year.

Think Outside of the Box

Last year taught us all that even the best laid plans go wrong. Being able to think outside of the box became one of the most valuable skill sets a person can have. Whether it is with something like cryptocurrency or using ecommerce to its full potential, there are opportunities to make money for those willing to look for them. Taking risks can be uncomfortable, but the best things often come when steps are taken out of your comfort zone. 

These are just a few tricks to help you on your financial journey. Remember to hold yourself accountable and set realistic goals.  Be sure to let us know what plans you have for your financial future in the comments below! 

 

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5 of the Best Things to Do in Mexico

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JIFU loves Mexico and our Mexican affiliates, so we thought that we would put together some of the best activities and adventures to have in the amazing country of Mexico. Be sure to click the links to be taken to our Travel Portal.

One of the best cities to visit is Mexico City. It has some of the most interesting history and tourists often have access to the rich culture of the area. One of the most fascinating and often overlooked sights in Mexico City is its street art. Put on your walking shoes and prepare to see some beautiful murals and learn some historical context along the way.
Explore!!

Cancun, Quintana Roo

 One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mexico is Chichen Itza in the Yucatan Peninsula. It is worth it to take a guided tour of the area. Relying on professionals will offer any visitor an in-depth look at such a valuable historical site. You will discover a city that was key in the development of the Mayan civilization and learn about the captivating history of the area. 

Epic AdventureEpic Adventure

Mexico is famous for its beaches, and one of the best beaches to relax and explore is in Puerto Vallarta’s Colomitos Beach. The beach is one of the smaller ones in the state, but this is a hidden jewel that should not be skipped over. There are hiking and snorkeling opportunities, but it is also the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. 

Vacation!Vacation!

Cabo San Lucas is always a popular spot, but many people forget that there is so much to see and do. Securing a private whale watching tour will be sure to result in unforgettable memories and an awe-inspiring experience. Be sure that time is taken to see the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip. The pacific ocean offers stunning views and incredibly rich marine life, something that Mexico is very proud of. 

Explore!!

 Whenever visiting Mexico, it is imperative that you take the time to appreciate some of the country’s most famous exports; tequila. One of the most interesting and enjoyable ways to do this is

by booking a tequila tasting in Guadalajara, Jalisco. The state is Mexico’s premier blue agave producer. Throw in a little bit of Mezcal, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave. Not only is the tequila tasty, but the tasting is a true educational, cultural, and friendly experience.

Adventure

It is never too early to begin planning your next epic travel adventure. As you can see, Mexico has many beautiful opportunities to create the experience of your dreams. Stay tuned for JIFU’s special promotional chance to live out your wildest dreams…..and it may or may not have something to do with Mexico! Follow our social media to stay up to date!

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New Year- New You?

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It’s the same old trope, the one that has come out of nearly everyone’s mouth at some point. While the beginning of a new calendar year can be a great opportunity to reset and refocus, it’s important to realize that nothing will change if you don’t try. If you actually want to make a tangible change in your life, use these helpful tips to actualize your goals in the new year.

Flexibility is Important

Remember when you set goals in the beginning of january that your circumstances throughout the year may change, which could lead to a change in your overall goal. Being kind to yourself and allowing for your objective to change as time moves forward is a very valuable tool. However, it is important to make sure that you are being truthful with yourself about how things might have changed, and adjust accordingly. 

Build on Past Positivity

Think about some things that you like about yourself, or something that you already do that you would like to expand on. For example, if you already exercise two days a week, that’s a great start! Don’t disparage the work that you have already done, just expand on it. Set a goal of increasing your workouts to three or four days a week. The “new” you can only exist if you take some of your positive actions and traits into the new year with you. 

Take Accountability

Holding yourself accountable is possibly one of the most valuable things you can do. Being truthful with yourself about what you are doing (or not doing) to achieve your goals is vastly important. If you feel yourself start to slip, it’s okay, just evaluate the situation. Why are you struggling? What is holding you back from doing the best you can? Is this goal important to me any more? Why or why not? Becoming comfortable with being honest with yourself will help you become more efficient. 

Be Realistic 

Another great thing to keep in mind is to make realistic goals for your “new” self. Don’t choose something that is completely out of reach or unattainable. Dream big, but make sure that you are not setting yourself up for failure. Work towards your big goal by setting your yearly goal up in a way that will put you in a position to achieve the ultimate dream. Consider things like what you have time for and how much work you are willing to put into making yourself a better person.  

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2021 New Year’s Resolutions

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“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” -Vern Mclellan

The end of a year signifies a conclusion to 12 months of goal-setting, achievements, and life lived. Here at JIFU, we encourage our members and affiliates to take an inventory of the past 365 days. What went well? What could be improved on? These are two good questions to ask in regards to the past. However, the end of 2020 brings the inevitable arrival of 2021, which in itself offers another chance to improve ourselves and our businesses. The start of a new calendar year can be the ideal time to begin to implement new strategies that will help you conquer your goals. Be sure to read our previous journal post which offers a few tips on how to implement self reflection into your end-of-the-year routine. 2020 is the perfect example of how sometimes things do not go the way we thought they would. Being able to be flexible and easily pivot to meet new challenges and circumstances is essential in any new year resolution.

As a company, JIFU has been able to use the challenges brought our way as fuel for inspiration. Out of necessity comes innovation, and this year we took that phrase to heart. Previously only known for our travel discount services, JIFU has expanded to include three other massive business trends: cryptocurrency, ecommerce, and self development. Moving into the new year, JIFU is wishing you the best of luck in all your endeavors. Take with you the blessings and lessons from 2020, but venture into 2021 with a fresh mindset, ready to take on the new year. Leave a comment below letting us know what your new year’s resolutions are and what your plan is to achieve them. Happy 2021!

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Maximize Your Success: JIFU 2.0 Mobile App

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If there was anything that this year taught us, it is how valuable mobile connection with a user base is. Whether it is maximizing your website for mobile devices or creating your own mobile application for a better user experience, businesses are moving towards a broader audience through mobile maximization. 

 

JIFU has upgraded our mobile application into JIFU 2.0, available in both the Apple Store and Google Play. JIFU is a global company, so we are hyper-aware of how important it is for our members and affiliates to be able to easily access all the available tools in a convenient way. In fact, Sensor Tower predicts that app downloads will reach 44.5 billion by 2024. It is clear that users expect to be able to download an easy-to-use app, regardless of the service or product provided. 

JIFU 2.0 harnesses the power of convenience and transforms it into your most powerful sales and marketing tool. Increase the potential for income with the ability to mobiley follow up with sales leads and keep track of your top performers by utilizing the link-click confirmation system. 

Currently, we are working with our teams to ensure that our apps are globally translated and usable for our wide non-American user base. JIFU suggests this to any entrepreneur looking to create their own app. According to data collected by App Annie, China accounts for around 45% of global app downloads, so it is important to ensure that a global market is not excluded. 

Additionally, our new app makes it easy to communicate with a team or potential new team members. Users can easily share buddy passes as well as digital brand assets only available via app. It is also always a good idea to have a pro version of your app with special content for those who invest in their own success. 

JIFU 2.0  Pro enables users to seamlessly view the app onto their desktop, as well as incorporate drip down email and extended sales reports/analytics. Another great feature of the pro app is the ability to share personalized and interactive content for the user’s own team and customer base.

The usability of mobile app is especially important for those interested in ecommerce, considering that 67% of users used a mobile shopping app in Q1 of 2020, and that 52% of those people actually bought something using that app. Whatever it is you’re selling, there undoubtedly are people somewhere out there who want to buy it. Make it easy with a mobile app! 

Be sure to download the JIFU 2.0 app and become a member today! Enjoy the streamlined user interface and simple usability. We are always improving, so be sure to follow this account and our social media for inspiration and updates. 

 

 

 

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Five Obscure Deserts

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Many people around the world are bundled up and huddled down for a long winter. Here in the Western United States, we are dreaming of the sun’s warm rays and short sleeve tops despite several months left of winter. Until the first snowmelt, we have compiled a list of some of the world’s most gorgeous and often overlooked deserts. 

Understanding: Staking

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Understanding the ins and outs of cryptocurrency can be confusing, but we are taking it slow with our Understanding Crypto series. The next installment of the series is the important concept of staking. 

Definition 

Put simply, staking is the process of purchasing and holding cryptocurrency in your e-wallet(explanation here) in order to earn profits from it. This is not so different from staking in other contexts, but some people have been able to use it to make a lot of money when the value of the coin goes up. Staking is similar to mining, though it is far less intense.

The difference between mining and staking is that mining relies on the effectiveness of participants to solve hash challenges(proof of work). With staking, a participant can potentially have a higher chance of creating a block when they have more coins locked with proof of stake. 

What is Proof of Stake?

Proof of stake (PoS) is a very important concept to understand when considering staking. PoS is when participants lock coins, the protocol randomly assigns the “right” to one of the coins in order for the next block on the chain to be validated. This happens at random intervals, so the more coins someone has locked, the higher the chances of this happening. 

How Does it Work?

This is a fairly complicated process when we look at the concept in depth, but staking is basically when a user keeps their funds in a suitable wallet. When certain network functions are completed, the user can be paid in staking rewards. 

Each blockchain network has its own list of rules and staking regulations, and each one offers different rewards based on the completion of different functions. For example, some networks only determine staking rewards as a fixed percentage. This is based on public information, so it can be easier to get into. 

Terms to Know

*Staking Pool: A group of coin holders merging their resources to increase their chances of validating blocks and receiving rewards. (via binance)

*Cold Staking: The process of staking coins on a cold wallet. A cold wallet is a wallet that is not connected to the internet, and is essentially a hardware wallet. Learn more about wallets in our e-wallets blog post!

*Block Reward: Refers to the cryptocurrency rewarded to a miner when they successfully validate a new block.

As most of our “Understanding____” series articles are, this is a basic overview of the topic. Please consult other sources and invest responsibility. 

 

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