Do you send cards or notes to clients and prospective clients? Do you send handwritten notes and cards or do you use a system like Send Out Cards?
Don’t worry … this really IS about marketing, and I’ll get to the “did you know” part in a bit 😉
NOTE: This is not just a sales pitch – although you can sign up if you like. It’s really about a great new Send Out Cards feature that floats my marketing boat!
Handwritten notes are great, but take a lot of time and effort because you have to buy them, write them, address them, stamp them and take them to the post office; so using a system like Send Out Cards can save you a lot of time.
I’ve spoken with several people who haven’t used, or don’t want to use, Send Out Cards because they believe them to be too impersonal, or “fake” looking. But they don’t have to be, because you can personalize and customize them to your heart’s content. If you’ve never tried them, just go to my SOC website and click on “send a card.” You can send a card to yourself or anyone else, on me. You won’t be able to customize your card as fully as you can with your own account, but you’ll be able to see how easy it is, and see the quality of the cards if you send it to yourself.Everyone loves to received cards in the mail!Click To Tweet
If you are a Send Out Cards user (like me), you already know you can add your own photos and images to create one-of-a-kind cards for just about any occasion. I love creating cards with funky photos I’ve taken of people; and they love getting them because they are fun and bring back memories. You also know you can personalize the cards with your own text and notes, as well as replace any pre-set content inside the card with your own verbiage. And if you chose the option … can create a font in your own handwriting AND your own signature to make it even more personal.
Here are just a few of the customized cards I’ve created with for clients, team members, prospects and family!
The card below is an example of a funky card I sent to a friend of mine … it’s a photo I took of her and her daughter goofing off several years ago. The front is customized, the message inside is my own, in my handwriting, with my signature. It doesn’t mean anything to anyone else, but it sure does to her!
But (here is the did you know you can do this part), did you know you could also personalize the back of the card? You can replace the standard back of the card with your own images. You can even remove the return/mailing addresses Send Out Cards places in the upper left corner (or keep them if you want), and put your logo or photos or whatever else you want on the back. Yes you can! You can have up to 10 different backs at a time, but can always swap them out and move them around, so the possibilities are unlimited.
Now before you start jumping up and down, it is a paid feature. It’s $149.00 to purchase the Brand Manager. Then it’s $49 per year to renew. I really had to think about it a bit, but ended up going for it. I’m glad I did. I use SOC for both business and personal cards. Birthdays, anniversaries, congratulations, you name it. Once I customize the card, it takes me less than 10 minutes to send the invitation to our annual bonfire to about 60 people, and about the same amount of time to send 50 or so Christmas cards to my “group” of friends, and then to business associates.
If you haven’t looked at Send Out Cards in a while, you might want to take another look. Everyone loves to get something in the mail, and SOC makes it super easy for you send branded cards to your prospects and clients and whomever else you want to see your brand! If you don’t already use Send Out Cards and want to know more, just click here and take a look. Don’t worry, you don’t have to become a distributor like I am – if you are just interested in sending cards, scroll down until you see the subscription package. And if you have any questions about the system and how I use it in my marketing strategy … just let me know!
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