Leveraging Sendcere to Build Your Business

photoI am, currently, reading a book titled: FREE, authored by Chris Anderson. This is an excellent study on the dynamics of free offers. It also dives into the open source and free digital product and service era.

Without going into detail, he concludes that FREE works as an enticement to purchase. FREE is also the new norm for sharing information, entertainment and a myriad of business applications.

He talks about how GOOGLE is the king of Free and their strategy is to come up with new Free offerings to entice more and more traffic. The costs of digital products, including storage and speed continue to come down. This brings more and more players into the mix offering free services.

What does this mean to SendOutCards?

With the introduction of Sendcere, SendOutCards has an opportunity to dive into the free game more than ever before. Like, Pinterest, Sendcere is a place that global users can go to get amazing card and gift sending ideas. They can post, collect, like, tag, and even share through the main social media platforms. This is all FREE.  It provides an entertainment platform that is interactive and addicting.  More importantly, it delivers solutions for spreading kindness and for generating genuine relationship marketing for businesses.

Again, all of this is for FREE…

In the words of the late Steve Jobs, when you release new products, you don’t want to just stay up with current technology, you want to Leap Frog ahead. With Sendcere and on-going tool releases, SendOutCards is doing just that.

For the first time in social media history, in addition to the create it, collect it, like it, share it, tag it and save it, you can now also SEND IT. And what you’re sending is not digital. It’s a real physical greeting card with a first class stamp in the mail.

With our direct selling business model, we can go even a step further. As independent distributors of SendOutCards, you can choose to let your social media friends send that first real physical greeting card for FREE. We have even introduced a new “Mini Splash Pak” where you can, if needed, offer an upgrade to your customer’s FREE Sendcere account, where they get 25 points and 2 stamps to use. Again, for FREE.

This is leap frogging in its greatest form. This is what the potential Sendcere and SendOutCards user can now be, initially, exposed too. 

1)   A way to send a FREE card

2)   Ability to set up a FREE Sendcere account

3)   The possibility of a FREE upgrade with enough points to truly get a feel for the SOC experience

This is a conversion process that truly leverages the power of the new FREE era that we all live in. Like it or not, it is here to stay. SOC is the direct sales company that is poised and positioned to take full advantage. This conversion process will turn your social media friends into long-term subscribing users of our products. It also has the ability to acquire those users with viral speed.  This makes our opportunity bigger and more exciting. That means more and more people will not only become users, they will join your team as business builders themselves.

To get this process into momentum, you want to share cards from your Sendcere account, to other platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.  The most important thing to remember is you want to share greeting cards that they would have a need to immediately send.

To help with this, you can refer to my previous blog for greeting cards and post ideas. http://kodyb.com/sendcere-card-sharing-through-social-media/

These cards and posts are designed specifically to get people to click on them and send them. Your social media friends may have an immediate need for these cards.

We have also created an entity in Sendcere known as SOCGURU.  You need to follow this entity on Sendcere. Simply click on this link: http://www.sendcere.com/socguru Then click the blue follow button. You can also type socguru in the Sendcere search bar to find it.

Special thanks to Gayle Zientek and Melinda Russell for creating these amazing cards. They come complete with suggested posts and suggested cards and copy on the inside of cards.  Those cards even have instructions in them. Socguru was designed so your social media friend could use it without any assistance.

This blog is being released prior to a “New products webinar”, hosted by Steve Shulz and Vanessa Hunter. Make sure you tune into this amazing webinar. You will be getting detailed information about new packages and tools that will help you with this conversion process. 


Kody B


An Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. 


Card-1024x623Have you ever noticed, sometimes it is much easier thinking about everything you don’t have or everything you wish you had? It is easy to fall into the trap of wanting and wishing rather than living in the moment. Having an attitude of gratitude can literally change the course of your day. By waking up in the morning with the mindset of living your day positively and being grateful for what you have, who you are and the things you have experienced, you will be whisked off your feet and feel the fullness of gratitude. 

“Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things.” – The Secret

Do you know what the miracle of the moment is? miracle           The miracle of the moment allows you to be present everyday, through every conversation, experiencing memories being made with your family and allowing yourself to grow. Living in the future and living in the past robs you of the moments happening right now. The miracle of the moment keeps your mind open and present to any opportunity that may come your way and will allow you to act upon your promptings.

“Focus. Otherwise you will find life becomes a blur.” – JPP

i-am-grateful.jpgIncorporating gratitude in your life makes it easier for you to live in the moment and enjoy what is happening right now. The more you practice living in the moment, you will experience the miracle it truly is. Gratitude is a gift and a skill; it takes practice and full release to allow you to feel grateful. When you are able to feel grateful for people, experiences and the life you live, you will receive a very special gift; living in the moment and being grateful.

“A moment of Gratitude makes a difference in your Attitude.” – Unknown

Be an example, have an attitude of gratitude and live the life you love, spread the joy of the miracle of the moment and you will find the quality of your life will increase tenfold.

“Listen to the voice within you, the voice that tells you who you are and celebrates your genius within. Listen to your voice and make the difference that only you can make.”—Kody Bateman 

The Ice Bucket Results Are In!

ice_bucket_challengeBack on August 18th, Steve Bailey publicly called out Steve Schulz and Vanessa Hunter to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Now typically when someone is challenge they have 24 hours to complete the challenge or donate one hundred dollars to the ALS Association. This challenge as you know, had a twist to it; Steve and Vanessa would go head-to-head in a “card receiving” challenge to determine who would be drenched with the icy bucket of water and their fate was put in your hands!

Over the course of a week, an obscene amount of cards were sent to both Steve and Vanessa in hopes to spare them from the challenge. Our Facebook Group exploded with your responses when we asked if you were #TeamVanessa or #TeamSteve and you let us know without holding back, exactly who you wanted to win.

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 This disease hits close to home and we’re featuring a special guest that will touch your heart and put a face to this devastating disease. ALS is extremely misunderstood, under researched and is one “mean” disease. We are proud to introduce you to someone who has had this disease hit close to home and we are grateful for their willingness to share their heart with all of you. 

After collecting and carefully tallying up the cards all week-long, we have determined the winner of this “card receiving” ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We have kept this a secret from both Steve and Vanessa.

See for yourself who the winner is in this wonderful video shot here at SendOutCards and enjoy this special rendition of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video!



You Have The Power

“Make someone smile whenever you can, you never know how much of a difference you could be making in their life at that moment.”—Anonymous 

smile 2Nothing in this world is more powerful than a smile. It’s nearly effortless for the person smiling but the impact a smile can have on someone is undeniably powerful. They are mood boosters, feeling soothers and friend makers. This simple expression we do on a daily basis carries the ability to uplift and change the course of a day.

Many people do not realize the power of a smile. It can work like magic, it can heal emotional pain and it can remove physical pain. When you smile at another person you not only let them feel that they are wanted, accepted and appreciated, but you also give encouragement as well.

We all know how much fun laughing can be; it’s a belly-aching good time! Imagine that same elated feeling of happiness in an instant facial expression. It surges through your body, giving you the same joy you gain when laughing and having a good time.


One simple smile has the power to calm fear, insecurity, hurt and anxiety. It has the power to change the world because smiles can be shared free! It’s the emotion that keeps on giving. When you smile at another person you pass all the wonderful benefits of smiling on to that person, and in turn they are more likely to pass that smile on to someone else.

“Making one person smile can change the world, maybe not the whole world, but their world. Start small. Start now.”—Anonymous

smile3Try it. Tilt up the corner of your lips at someone on the street and the odds are you will make that person grin back at you…and when they smile back, they too will feel a wave of happiness. It puts pep in your step and can make you realize how wonderful the world truly is.

 We all know what it feels like to open the mailbox and see a card in there. A smile leaps and bounds across your face. That feeling is amplified every time you send someone a card or a sweet gift in the mail. Not only are you full of love when sending, the recipient it overjoyed when they see how much you care, and yet again a smile takes place on another face.

 You have the power within you to change attitudes and to change lives, yet all you have to do is smile. Take the happiness challenge today and vow to smile as often as you can. Imagine how great you will feel throughout your day by doing this. Imagine the contagiousness of this challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice to see more and more people smiling on the street, feeling cared for and full of happiness? We truly can change lives one card, one gift and one smile at a time.