for April 2022
Here is a quick run-down on what you will find in this bulletin:
These topics will be dealt with in more detail throughout this
Column Width Fix
Early in April we released a midmonth update for the GOWIN.EXE program file which appears to have fixed the problems we were having with column width settings in the comparison window. Here's what we said in the midmonth bulletin:
April 4th - We have again made changes to the width
setting for the comparison window in the GOWIN.EXE.
This time we are NOT allowing widths for the following
A.M. Best rating
Preferred Indicator (P+, Pf, R+, Rg)
Preferred Health Analyzer (check, ? or X)
to be less than or more than pre-stipulated values we
have established in the program. We think this will
solve the issue of columns so wide, you lose information
in the comparison.
Following that update our problems with the column width settings seemed to be resolved.
With that done our programmer has returned to the task of producing our new CQS.EXE program which eventually will replace the current Windows PC software. Progress on that is slow but very real, and we hope to have something for you to actually review in the coming months.
Make Sure You Are Getting Midmonth Updates Daily
Please, make sure that you are getting midmonth updates frequently. The key is to make sure that the automatic update option is "on" (checked) and that the number of days between midmonth update checks is set to either 1 or 0. If you set the daily check frequent to "1" the system will check for updates at least once every 24 hours (when you start the program). If you set it to "0" (zero) then the software will check for a new update every time you start the program. In the good old days there could be delays in checking for updates depending upon how quickly your system let you reach out to the internet, but that is really NOT an issue anymore. If it is, set it to "1".
Here is how you check the settings:
1. Go to the top of the Red Menu and click "options".
2. Come down to the option near the bottom which says:
"Enable automatic downloading from internet".
If it has a check next to it, you are OK.
If not, click on the option and it will check it.
3. Again, go to the top of the Red Menu and click "options".
You should now see the checkmark.
5. Come down to the next option which says:
"Number of days between update checks".
The number of days is shown in parenthesis.
You want that number to be 1 or 0.
6. To change the number click on the option.
A new window will display asking you to set the value.
NOT everyone should or will do this. Those who should NOT be doing it will ALREADY know that and why. If you are NOT one of those people, you should check and fix if needed.
6 Plus 6 For 6
40th Year Celebration Referral Opportunity
For the next 6 months we are going to offer a special "6 free month referral opportunity".
As background, all new prospective subscribers to Compulife start out the same way. If a prospective subscriber contacts us directly, we give them a 30 day free trial for Compulife's PC software. If that prospective subscriber does a 10 minute tutorial, to show that they have learned to use the software, then they get 4 free months of service.
We BONUS for referrals - both the person who made the referral and the person who they referred.
If an EXISTING subscriber refers that person to Compulife for a free trial, then the prospective subscriber gets 6 free months instead of 4. That's a nice bonus for the person you referred. For you, the person making the referral, we give you a free term4sale "home" zip code for 2 years plus the balance of the current year that we are in. That's for you, for making that referral.
For the Next 6 months we are doubling YOUR bonus!
For the next 6 months, as part of our 40th Year Anniversary, we are going to sweeten YOUR compensation for those referrals. IF your referral does the tutorial and signs up for the 6 free month subscription (no obligation to buy at the end of 6 months), then you can get compensated with your choice of:
2 FREE local zip codes - for two years plus the balance of 2022
6 free months added to your annual subscription to Compulife *
* NOTE: This does not include 6 free months for the Compulife Batch Analyzer or the Compulife Internet Engine or bulk purchase sub-user licenses
For those of you who are active participants to Term4Sale, and always anxious to add more zip codes, this should be a NO BRAINER. 2 local zip codes can be added to your account and even IF you have maxed out on your allowed number of additional zip codes, then we allow those added HOME zip codes over and above that limit. FURTHER, local zip codes give you the option to "bump" subscribers out of your local area. While you cannot use the bump option until the week of November 7th, 2022, you still get to add those two zip codes IMMEDIATELY and choose zip codes on a first come, first served basis (which assumes the zip code does not already have 3 agents listed in it).
You can accumulate these bonuses!
If you refer 6 people, and those 6 all do the tutorial, you get 12 zip codes added to your account, and they will be considered paid to the end of 2024.
REMEMBER: For the Next 6 months we are offering an important alternative bonus.
If you don't care about zip codes or term4sale, then those same 6 referrals who do the tutorial to get 6 free months will get you 6 X 6 months added to your subscription. Once again, if you did 6 successful referrals that would add 3 free years to your subscription.
There is no limit to the referrals.
If you refer more, and your referrals do the tutorial, you get ANOTHER 6 free months for each referral. The only limit is August 1st. If it is August 1st or later, you will have missed your opportunity.
How Do You Make The Referral?
EASY, go to this web page:
Remember: There is NO limit.
How you don't sit down and put in the name of EVERY fellow life insurance agent you know would be a mystery to me. I guarantee you that when this SPECIAL referral opportunity ends on July 31st, you will be kicking yourself for not having taken advantage of it.
Is there a catch?
YES there is always a catch. Your referral has to take the 30 day FREE trial email that we have sent to them, and they must DO THE TUTORIAL. If they don't do the tutorial, then they don't get 6 free months. If they don't do the tutorial, and get the 6 free months, then YOU don't get 6 free months.
You can help this process by making sure your referral knows that to get the 6 free months they have to do a tutorial. To review, there are two benefits for the prospective subscriber when they do the tutorial:
1. They learn how to use our software
2. They get the software for 6 free months
I have said many times that if someone doesn't learn how to use the software, then they won't use the software. If they don't use the software, they won't find out that it will make them money. If it doesn't make them money, then why would they buy it?
If they do get the 6 free months, there are 4 things that come FREE for those 6 free months:
1. A free subscription to the PC program
2. A free subscription to Compulife Basic
3. Web quotes for their website
4. 3 Zip Codes At Term4sale
One more catch. The person referred cannot have had a subscription to Compulife in the last 24 months. (a subscription includes a 4 month free subscription)
And the biggest catch of all - you can't get any of this if your don't make a referral.
This is a SPECTACULAR Deal
Enterprising subscribers will be in a position to get a lot of free software, for a long time, by simply digging through their list of fellow agents and pitching them on the value of doing a Compulife Free Trial and Tutorial. And even explaining the value of Compulife is VERY SIMPLE. Just sent your potential referrals a personal email with a link to this:
So for 10 minutes of homework, your referral gets to find out for a period of 6 months if those Compulife subscribers are telling the truth. You're a subscriber, you already know - they don't.
And here's the last catch which may be fatal to the concept. Many subscriber do NOT want fellow agents finding out just how good Compulife is, because if those fellow agents know what you know, they might end up one day competing with you. OK, I get that and if that is your logic then I can see how you would want to keep the big secret all to yourself.
But for those of you who are NOT worried about other agents being better than you, I think this 40th year anniversary special is VERY SPECIAL. We have NEVER offered a deal this good to our subscribers, and if you want to hang around and wait for the 50th anniversary special, to see if there might be an even better deal, then go ahead. But depending on how hard you work at making referrals, you may be able to get to the 50th year special without having to pay for software (20 successful referrals get you there).
Our Current Programming Plans for 2022
The following is the current order for new work that we will be doing in 2022:
Introduction of New PC Version: CQS.EXE
Overhaul Of Current Product Data Files
Introduction of Compulife Basic Plus (with Pick 12)
Anyone with questions about any of these upcoming projects can call Bob Barney to discuss:
Please don't email me essay questions, just call. If I'm not in, email me your phone number, I'll call you.
These planned objectives will easily consume our programming time during 2022. The good news is that once the product data files have been converted, and we have introduced the new CQS.EXE, and upgraded our internet engine to use the new data files, Compulife will be turning it's full attention to our web based, Compulife Basic software. The long term goal is to have a web based product that does everything our PC based software does.