Frequently Asked Questions
How did you guy's quit your jobs and live off your laptops?
In October 2013, Chris studied various business models that would provide more time and financial freedom. Through his research he came across the idea of internet marketing/affiliate marketing (a business model where you get paid a commission for referring customers to rightful product owners). Chris eventually partnered with his brother Gerard and worked with Six Figure Mentors (SFM) to build their online business and affiliate income streams. After 6 months of building their business around their jobs they were earning more than they were in their corporate jobs which lead them to make the decision to leave their jobs and follow what they were truly passionate about - helping others succeed in life and business.
What’s Gerard and Chris's relationship with the SFM??
Gerard and Chris are accredited affiliates and members of the SFM. This means that Gerard and Chris receive ‘affiliate commission’ when they refer a new member/customer to SFM. Gerard and Chris learned marketing with the SFM themselves so they are confident they are recommending some of the best education of it’s type available online.
How long have SFM been in business?
The founders of SFM has been in the online industry for nearly a decade. SFM began as a marketing system for other companies online back in 2010, but has evolved into one of the industry’s leading business education company online with members in 140 countries around the world where their own product line has become intregrated under the name Digital Experts Academy (DEA).
What is an affiliate?
SFM & DEA are affiliate companies. It means you can be an affiliate promoting their products and services and get so called affiliate commission. For you to understand what affiliate is think it this way. Let´s say you have a store where you sell electronics like flatsceens etc. You will buy these products with 30-50% of on the retail price, then you raise that so you will earn a profit on the products when you sell them in your store. With affiliate, you just refer people to the affiliate companies webpages by market the webpages online. When people buy products or services from the companies webpages, you get a affiliate commission. SFM & DEA handles all the selling for you. You just need to market their webpages, nothing more, then they handles the rest for you. By being an affiliate, you are a vendor but you don´t need a store because the affiliate company have that for you.
What does it cost to start with SFM?
It costs $297 to buy the SFM system plus a monthly charge of $97 the second month moving forward. You will then have the option to choose education program through Digital Experts Academy starting from $2000 – $29,999. 12 months payplan are also offered one some of the Digital Experts Academy´s education products.
What do I get when I become a member?
At first, you will have a step by step plan of 5 steps you are going through. Everything from how you set up the system and tools but also a step by step plan how to start your SFM business. As a new member, SFM always give you a business coach that help you to start. You will have 9 websites for various niches in the industry, online / internet marketing, tested websites integrated with a shopping cart and payment system so you can promote your web pages. SFM also provides you with a unique backoffice where you have access to training where you can also customize the look of your websites. Additionally, you can set up products and prices, create banners, tracking links, rotation system for your web pages, see real-time reports on the net with much more! Everything you need is under one roof, business system and education so you can start up fast regardless if you any earlier experience. The average age of SFM´s members are 48.
Do you have support to help me?
Absolutely, Gerard and Chris's success and SFM success depends on your success. You run your own business but not for yourself. We are here to help you kick start your online business quickly so you can get revenue. Through your SFM business, you will have access to hundreds of archived course materials and training in marketing as well as our personal coaches by phone or online chat during normal business hours. You also have access to personal one on one coaching from Gerard and Chris. Gerard and Chris are top affiliates with SFM & DEA and have a knowledge that will help you start your SFM business nice and smoothly.
How much money can I make?
The answer to this question is, how good can you become at digital marketing and how much can you advertise? The faster you learn, the more quality traffic you can run to your website equals more sales. Ultimately, you are responsible for the success of your business. Gerard and Chris and SFM provide you with all the necessary tools & resources to start so you only need to focus on one thing and that is marketing. When you run a business, you always takes risks. You must be aware of that and it´s our responsibility to tell you that. If you don´t take it seriously you will never succeed. This is a real business and you will need to treat it like a real business.
How long will it take before I can see sales coming in?
This obviously depends on yourself, what previous experience you have, how quickly you learn how to market and start using what you have learned. When you start so you are in an learning curve and during this period, everything goes slow for you, eventually you will learn how to run your business properly. If you are totally new to this you must know that there are alot of things you will need to learn and things become relevant for you by time.
Are there any financial risks?
Yes, there are always risks associated with running a business and IF you do not understand that, you should not run a business. With SFM, there are no contracts you can get caught up in which you have to pay a certain amount more than what you agreed to from the beginning with any party. The only fixed monthly fee you have with SFM is $ 97 per month and it comes with 1 month’s notice. As with any business, if you don´t work or put any energy at all, then you will risk your capital completely. You are fully responsible for your business generates revenue. If you get stuck, it is very important that you turn to either SFM or Gerard and Chris to get help. In other words,of course there are a financial risk on your part. If it´s not, it´s not a business.
How often and when do I get paid?
SFM sends payment by check, direct deposit to your account or through paypal one time per month for your sales. SFM pays out your earnings between the (15th-27th each month) for the money earned from the previous month.
How can I cancel my account with SFM & DEA?
You may terminate your account at any time, there are no obligations between you and the SFM & DEA over a longer period. You may terminate your account in your SFM backoffice by sending a support ticket at any time with one month’s notice.
What can I use the training/education I get through Digital Experts Academy?
Digital Experts Academy educate you to become a independent digital entrepreneur. This means that you learn internet marketing at a high level. When you can do digital marketing, you can basically advertise any Web page you want on the internet. There are thousands of affiliate business on the internet that you can promote yourself and create multiple revenue streams. Other examples are: Helping local businesses market their websites, if you run your own business today, you learn how to market your business on the internet to get more customers and more revenue. The possibilities are endless as long as you USE your knowledge. If you don´t use it, then it’s a waste of time for both you and Digital Experts Academy. Therefore, Gerard and Chris together with SFM & DEA have an application for you to send in before you can become a member. We want to know that you are serious. As it is written above, you can create multiple streams of revenue and we strongly recommend that so you will not trust just one stream.
Is there any age limit to work with SFM & DEA?
You must be 18 or older.