Send Out Cards Review
Since CEO Kody Bateman founded the company in 2003, SendOutCards has been changing people’s lives one card at a time. We are an online greeting card and gift company with over 43 million cards sent, making us the largest first-class mailing company in the U.S. and one of the fastest growing network marketing companies in the world. The prompting to reach out and touch someone’s life is something every person experiences. SendOutCards is enabling people to act on these promptings by providing a online service which helps you send personalized, printed greeting cards and gifts as a way to make a difference in the lives of others
RULE #1 “The more credible the company, the less of an opportunity exist with that company” “To really understand the income potential of an opportunity pay close attention to the success stories (or lack there of) from members who have joined in the last 12 months”
“Just because someone who joined a few years ago when the company first started and brought a large organization with them is now making $30,000.00 a month, does not mean you have the same opportunity” “You may, but more than likely you don’t”
“The success or failure of any person in any company really has nothing to do with your potential” All companies offer different opportunities based upon where they are in their history.
99% of people involved in the network marketing industry have heard about Send Out Cards. I believe the true market potential for this company always has been and always will be outside the network marketing field. Small business owners, Insurance agents, and real estate agents should be the target market. I really can not give an estimate on how many of these people have already been approached by SOC distributors, but would think that over the past 8 years the market has been somewhat penetrated.
If someone starts in Send Out Cards today, and consistently works hard 10-15 hours a week doing the right things I feel the potential to earn $30,000 – $60,000 a year still exist only because the customer retention rate from those that actually GET IN THE HABIT OF USING THE SERVICE should remain very high. There is no question in my mind that those who positioned themselves early, will be paid well for many years to come. I don’t expect the top money earners in this company to fluctuate much over the coming years.
RULE #2 WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY INVESTMENT BACK AND MAKE A $1,000 A MONTH?
In this economy or in any economy the $450+ investment to get started is a hurdle. It shouldn’t be, but the truth is … well …. it is. The upside is hopefully people will not buy their distributor kit and hide it under their couch. If a person works the program consistently for 90 days I would think they could re-coup their initial investment and over time develop a solid $1,000 a month income.
PRODUCT OR SERVICE POTENTIAL
RULE #3 WHAT IS THE TRUE UPSIDE POTENTIAL OF THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE?
Like most established companies in the network marketing industry I do not expect SOC to have massive upside or downside growth over the coming years. Hopefully the number of new members joining will more than make up for those becoming inactive each month. People who send cards, will continue to send cards. I would think that the primary market would be the baby boomer generation. There may come a time in the future, when printed cards become extinct, just like books and newspapers, but hopefully not in our lifetime. It doesn’t appear that the free online digital card websites have had a negative effect on SOC.
IS THIS FOR YOU?
RULE #4 Who is the best type of prospect for this opportunity?
If you have a very low risk vs. reward tolerance level you may want to consider SOC. Your true upside income potential is very low compared to many opportunities, but it a very solid company full of a lot of good people. If you are into multiple steams of MLM income (which I don’t personally recommend for most people) you would probably be wise to add SOC to your list of programs. I have always felt this opportunity was a great secondary income, but have never really envisioned it as a primary income source for most people.
If I were to make a list of my Top 10 MLM Opportunities SOC would definitely be on it. Not for the upside income potential but for many other reasons. The product should be used by all of us more often. Those who get in the habit of using the service will remain loyal customers, so the retention level should be much higher than with most MLM companies. The company is solid and there are a ton of good people in this company that promote SOC as a secondary income source. I have some good friends involved with this company, and they seem to be focused on doing things the right way. I personally receive cards every month from different distributors and newbies that want to know if I have heard of SOC :}. From time to time a box of brownies from a business associate arrives. (They are great)
Over All Rating 3 ½ out of 5
Send Out Cards Marketing Tip
Over the years, I have received many cards like the one below. The first being from my friend Jack Bastide when we met at an Internet Marketing conference I was speaking at in Orlando. (Yes it made an impression) If I were involved in SOC I would attend every marketing event I could with my camera, collect business cards and get cards in the mail to those new friends I meet! This is an awesome promotional method for SOC associates.