Send Out Cards: You’ve Been Had!
By: Dennis Yu
A quick primer on SendOutCards.com: It is a MLM scheme, like many other MLM schemes. It just happens to be one of the newest, and it’s popular with stay at home parents who can’t work outside their homes. The idea is that you can send greeting cards to friends, family, coworkers and whoever without ever going to the store to buy a card; you just type the message into a form on a website and the card gets printed and sent without you having to do anything else. It actually sounds like a pretty decent product – except that’s not actually the point of the program. The object of Send Out Cards is to find more distributors and get more people selling, because the more people sell the more you make. Classic.
I don’t know about you, but I’d think that it’s pretty hard to argue with the facts that Send Out Cards themselves publishes. Nobody has made it to Level 7– the Eagle, 95.5% of users are still stuck at level 1 (Distributor), and 69% of Distributors did ZERO income. But don’t take our word for it– here is what SendOutCards.com published themselves:
We talked in a previous post about whether Send Out Cards is a scam, and this lady named Sandy wrote an impassioned defense (total page has 4,634 words)– her self-proclaimed credentials are that she’s a Social Networking expert, a successful attorney, and, of course, a vigorous defender of Send Out Cards. Let’s just say that the product is, like she says, of amazing quality and that people just love it. It’s so good, she claims, that you don’t even need to sell the system because it sells itself. Obviously that’s not the case because she’s so impassioned about selling it. All we have to do is to look at what Send Out Cards say themselves – it clearly does not sell itself because nobody makes any money selling it, duh.
Stay-at-home parents should have their guard up when someone tells them something that sounds too good to be true. We aren’t like other workers. We have to stay at home to make money, and we can sometimes get desperate because of our limited options. If it sounds fishy, it is fishy – period. Sure — there are beautiful people in their video– just like you- telling success stories to inspiring background music. Makes you want to pull out your credit card and sign up right now.
Do cigarettes cause cancer? Of course not.
Will that attractive lady go home with you if you drink the right beer? Most certainly!
Is Send Out Cards your way to get rich? Definitely– just ask Sandy!
Our previous post now ranks #6 in Google for “Sendoutcards.com scam” and has been attracting attention. That’s what happens when you’re on the first page of a reasonably popular term. And you don’t even need to be an Internet marketing expert to do it. Just write good stuff in your blog– and when people promote it, Google notices, thus giving you a boost in search results. Sandy has unwittingly boosted our previous post up the rankings with her vigorous defense or the system. Why not take advantage of that and hit another one out of the park, right?
So if you’re a stay at home parent and want to consider Send Out Cards– is it a scam? Not necessarily. If you want to buy overpriced cards (when factoring in the cost to join, plus all the people who get paid when you do join), then the cost is probably not that different than buying cards at the store, and it is, in Sandy’s defense, a convenient way to send cards – if you buy enough cards to really cover the cost of joining the scheme. For sending cards it’s not a scam. Sandy is right about that. But, for making money? Yes! It is most definitely a scam. You are 95.5% guaranteed to make very very little money and 69% guaranteed to make no money at all (or lose money). Those are the facts.
If you want to test the program, you should talk to Sandy in the earlier post– if you sign up under her link, she gets paid.