Well I was sort of on the ‘DESTROY ALL MLM OPPORTUNITIES’ trail today anyway so I thought I’d throw in another bonus for you…
Fancy checking out yet another pointless pyramid setup?
Cool, let’s go!
Earlier this morning I posted a review I’d been working on for the last several days or so regarding cosmetics MLM Younique (read the full review here).
I didn’t go as far as calling it a full-on scam but I did mention that it was a waste of bloody time!
MLM’s are a seriously strange beast – about 99% of the population know that they are pointless pyramid setups yet many of them still defend them.
Well they probably want you to sign up under them so they can get some of the cash they wasted back.
They are also probably desperate to get rid of all those shitty health products filling up their (and their parent’s) garage!
Anyway, I’m starting to ramble here so I better get to the opportunity in question – Send Out Cards.
(Yeah seriously, someone actually came up with that name and thought it would be a good idea to roll with it!)
So, is Send Out Cards scam or is it worth you time, effort and (more importantly) money?
Let’s take a closer look…
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The Send Out Cards Review
What is Send Out Cards?
Okay, in a nutshell…
They are a convenient system that lets you send birthday, anniversary or thank you cards without the hassle of pen, paper, stamps, envelopes or mailboxes.
Your job as an MLM agent is pretty simple – get people to become members and send out as many cards as possible.
Basically, when somebody signs up for $9.98 or $31 a month, they then receive a certain number of ‘points’.
These points can then be switched over to physical cards which you can send to your friends.
To be honest with you, the whole setup is easy and reasonably priced…that is, if you are committed to sending 10 or more cards a month!
I know, I know, it all sounds pretty confusing but that’s usually the point of MLM systems – some bastard small print will catch you out somewhere along the line!
Send Out Cards Distributor
Unfortunately, if you want to be a Send Out Cards distributor you have to go through a typical tidal wave of marketing BS first.
If you have more than one brain cell you’ll realize they are spouting sh#t…if you have less than one brain cell you’ll probably sign up!
When you arrive on their (MLM) homepage you’ll be hit up by a rather over-used video format – ‘You Are About To Change Your Life…Forever!’.
You know the jive by now – these videos are pretty good at luring idiots in!
To be honest with you – this initial process was almost identical to every other MLM opportunity out there. I saw nothing original in it whatsoever.
We even ended up on the ridiculous claims spouting out here, there and everywhere. Here’s my favorite…
“What Amazon did for books, Netflix did for movies, iTunes did for music, Send Out Cards is doing for gift cards”.
Give me a break…
MLM’s like this tend to throw out these wild claims because their business setup never initially makes sense.
They fill you up with ‘hype and hope’ before they actually make any attempt to explain their marketing plan.
Send Out Cards Compensation Plan
Okay, there’s only one point I’m really going to concentrate on here and to me, it’s an extremely important point.
Sure, you can make money with this bunch. How much money? Well how long is a piece of string?
When you sign up with Send Out Cards, you are encouraged to go for the full marketing option for a tasty $395.
It’s not exactly a low cost path to get started, but it’s not bad for having your own business right?
The marketing plan is sh#t I’m afraid – quality nowhere near the $395 price mark.
The ‘online business office’ didn’t seem to exist anywhere and the awesome websites they provide are full of the same content.
Yes, this means duplicate content…
And yes, this means that the websites won’t rank in search engine results.
They also top up this blinding marketing pack with 100 points to spend on sending cards yourself.
It gets worse by the minute doesn’t it?
So, is Send Out Cards a Scam?
Well like most MLM opportunities out there – it’s annoyingly difficult to label this opportunity a scam!
You see, some people WILL make decent money out of it!
The problem is that these people will be at the top of the pyramid…sorry…ladder!
The poor dudes stuck languishing around the bottom will not make a dime…and will curse the day they forked out $395 for a piss-poor marketing membership.
I’m also not convinced with the product on offer here – sure it’s a good idea but who exactly is going to use it?
I don’t send out cards very often but when I do I make sure I write them by hand – anything less seems a little robotic and lacking feeling, right?
At the end of the day it’s going to be a lot of time spent and money invested for not a huge return, even long-term.
MLM models are not the most stable or sustainable business ventures – are you willing to take this risk?