Laurie has been a Top Recruiter in the Home Business Industry, since 1993 and has been making 5 figures monthly for over 15 years. Some of her best skills are relationship marketing, teaching people how to build better relationships personally and professionally, and keeping in touch with customers and clients, and follow up systems. She has worked with the same Direct Selling Company since 2004, Send Out Cards and is one of the top leaders in that company.
Laurie is very highly skilled, and self-taught (God-taught, see more on that below) on creating graphics, marketing, branding, re-branding clients and re-branding companies, logos, websites, blogs, sales funnels, training portals, email marketing, and complete internet portals for multi-million dollar companies. She has a wealth of experience, creating and generating millions of dollars for many companies online, offline, through emails, blogging, websites and social media.
Laurie helps to teach, coach and train others how to be uniquely you. Everyone is put here on this earth for their own unique purpose. She teaches you to be uniquely you. Many people may sell the same thing you do, or provide the same service you do, but there is something special and unique to you, and Laurie helps you find and tune in with those qualities, talents, and gifts, and tap into your true potential, that are uniquely designed specifically for you.
Laurie has custom designed marketing keep in touch campaigns for many entrepreneurs and businesses to follow up and keep contact with their customers and clients, helping those businesses to normally grow by over 25% within 6 months of using her tools and systems.
Laurie’s coaching programs help you to create your own personal website, blog, emails, and marketing systems properly to establish you as the expert in your area, to build your email list so that you can focus on growing your business and creating your income streams. Laurie helps guide you to the necessary tools to utilize to create your online and/or offline business to success, without the hassle of going through and trying many different things, with failed time, money and resources.
Laurie has a very limited schedule with all her ever increasing speaking engagements worldwide, but she loves to take time for her Inner Circle and her ‘one on one’ coaching clients. Those people who are ready to go to the next level in their business and ready to take their next steps seriously, are welcome to fill out an application, and Laurie prays over each and every one, to see who God leads her to help next. She has become in very high demand the last several years, and although her time is limited, she enjoys working with those clients very closely to help them achieve the level of success they want to get to, that she has had to create a waiting list.
Laurie will schedule a call with you, pray with you specifically over your situation, listen to where you are at, your goals, your desires, your dreams, and then make some strategic suggestions of how you can start to get to those next steps in the best and fastest ways possible.
See more about her, in her words below:
I have been designing websites and consulting with website owners since 1994. This has been a business that I have been able to conduct out of my home office which has allowed me the flexibility to be a full-time mother to my four beautiful children, since 1993. Art first, I was been able to supplement our income, which allowed me to have 3 of our children enrolled in a private Christian School, where I volunteer taught for a few years. In 2008 I started homeschooling our children so we are able to spend more time together as a family and have more time freedom to be able to travel in my business. Now for the last 15+ years, I have been able to make 6 figures, while being able to teach, coach and train other women (and men, I do have many men on my team and have coached many, although my passion is to be able to bring Mom’s home to be able to stay with their kids and raise their kids if that is what they want to do) to be able to stay at home and become the success that they want to be, with whatever business they want to be in.
My education is extensive in the computer field. All of my web designs are my original ideas working in conjunction with my client to assure that I deliver a website that is pleasing to the client. By thoroughly knowing many programs I am able to offer my clients a wide variety of styles and options for their websites.
I offer affordable web design to accommodate the small as well as large business owners. I create by hand, fully customized business or personal sites. This one will be hand coded to help you get found on the web.
You could also build the site yourself using a word processor or other web site program; however if you choose this route, plan on spending quite a bit of time learning, to get your site to look professional. Creating a web site is not as simple as typing a letter. You want your site to look professional, so it is important to have a designer that will be with you from the start to the finish of your web site and will also be there for changes or updates to your site.
I also can create for you anything in print: Business cards, greeting cards, post cards, tracts, fliers, brochures, banners and more.
Visit my Web Design and Graphic Design site below, and make sure to click CLIENTS and TESTIMONIES to see the work I have done
I started the Nashville Networking Business Luncheons in 2008. Every week in different parts all over Nashville, from 11:30am-1pm, we invite people in business, to come, have lunch, network, refer others, etc. We have a 10 min speaker, who is usually a life or business coach to give us tips and things that can help us in our personal lives and our business. We have a few thousand business owners on our list now that we network with, and about 20-40 that attend our meetings each week.
I have also been in Network Marketing since 1990, allowing me to earn a significant income from home. I have built several large organizations, with thousands of members on my team, and made in the five figures per month, and been one of the top leaders in several companies :o)
Another reason we are doing so well is that we are very selective about who joins our group, and we ensure that everyone who joins is absolutely serious about changing their financial condition and willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen.
I am a part time networker, with God allowing me to earn a full time income
We recruit – we help you recruit – we train you – we help you train your team!
From hard-won experience, we KNOW what works and what DOES NOT work!
We will help you with three-way conference calls to your potential customers and train you how to best present yourself, the product and the business to customers. You must learn to treat your customers as you like merchants to treat YOU! We have many tips to give you on this subject.
We hold periodic conference calls and are in continuous contact with our leaders. You can send me an email or call any time and it usually does not take long for me to get back to you. My customer AND downline response to email messages and phone messages is SECOND TO NONE!
We have advice to give you on effective use of print media – magazines, newspapers etc… for marketing our company’s products.
We offer you e-mails you can use, and flyers with your web site and phone number on them, and any other tools we may have.
MY MISSION – To provide the Support needed to assist our members in their quest to reach financial security. Help people make more money and be successful.
MY VISION – Empower every member to: Relieve Financial Pressure, Build Self Esteem, Create Wealth, and Leave a Legacy.
MY PHILOSOPHY – I believe in people helping people. After you’re qualified, it just makes good sense to help the people below you to qualify for their commissions. Then it’s your job to teach your people, to teach the people that they sponsor, to teach others. Then watch your business, and their business grow.
Make your decision to take control of the financial future of your family. My team prides itself on empowering people just like you with the latest building products and support systems to maximize your ability to make your business successful. Our organization (including you) is dedicated to building health, wealth, and happiness. Join us together and we will build our dreams that will make a dynamic impact on our lives and the lives of our loved ones.
It is important that you set your goals and begin your business with the utmost tenacity. Ours is a business of excitement, hard work, and personal pacing. In short, you know what you want, when you want it, put it in front of you and go after it. Use our systems, use our tools, bring to the table the things that have proven to be successful for you.
I wish you swift and abundant success~
Some of my results with Send Out Cards
2006 – Featured in Storybook Collection for Web/Graphic Design
2010 – May – hit 100 personal distributors Send Out Cards
2010 – June – Hit 20,000 cards personally sent
2010 – July – “I got my 3” award
2010 – 2nd quarter – Top 50 point earners
2010 – August – “I got my 3” award
2010 – August – “Top 50 point earners” award
2010 – International Annual Convention – “Making a Difference” Award
2010 – 3rd quarter – Top 100 point earners
2010 – 3rd quarter – Featured in SOC Stars Magazine
2010 – #3 Gift sender in the entire company
2011 – Hit 30,000 cards personally sent
2012 – Jan – Became Executive Corporate Certified Trainer
2012 – VIP at the International Convention
2013 – Hit 40,000 cards personally sent
2013 – VIP at the International Convention
2013 – International Annual Convention – “Gratitude” Award winner
2014 – Feb – Treat ‘Em Right Knoxville, TN “Revolution” Award Winner
2014 – VIP at the International Convention2014 – Hit 50,000 cards personally sent
2014 – International Convention 2014 “Distributor of the Year” Nominee
2014 – International Convention 2014 “Global Revolution” award Nominee
2014 – International Convention 2014 “Circle of Excellence” Award winner
2014 – “Social Media Leader” Award winner
2015 – VIP at the International Convention
2015 – hit 60,000 personal cards sent
2015 – Eagles Nest Member
2016 – VIP at the International Convention
2016 – hit 70,000 personal cards sent
2017 – Featured on Relationship Marketing Weekly Show
2017 – Won Leadership Retreat to Cancun, Mexico
2017 – hit 80,000 personal cards sent
Over the years, I worked more and more into finding out about working from home, and listening to others who have been successful in the field. I had my 1st child in 1987, and I, like many others had to work through much of her early childhood many hours to make ends meet.
When Bryan and I first got married, in 1993 I was a bookkeeper for Home Depot in Nashville, 1 1/2 hours away from home. With our first daughter, I missed all her *firsts*. On top of my 40 hours a week, I added on another 15 hours per week drive time, so that meant I was GONE from my family 55 hours a week.
When I found out I was pregnant with our 2nd child in 1994, I decided I did not want to be away from my 1st child all the rest of her life, or miss my 2nd child’s life either…
I gave my notice at work at the end of my pregnancy, and became a stay-at-home mom, and then quickly went into full time “working from home” status. While Bryan was a police officer and did very well, we needed that 2nd income, even though for a few years he worked a 2nd job at the mall doing security. For years I figured, well I am watching my own kids, might as well watch a few others! SO I did that about 14 years, till our youngest started kindergarten at our church christian school.
When the internet came out, I loved computers….
So I decided I was going to learn all I could about the world-wide web and I was going to learn about how to “get your business out there” and help others to do it. So I started to learn how to design websites, and I contacted several people I knew, and begged them to let me design them a website at no cost – to start my “profile”. I asked God to teach me web and graphic design and I would in turn use that for him. (I have designed and hosted hundreds different church, missionaries, evangelists websites, as well as many for Christians just telling about salvation. For business people and companies, over the years, I have designed sites for hundreds of clients, as well as designing postcards, greeting cards, business cards, fliers and more. I would many times design postcards and fliers for my clients to keep in touch with their clients and patients and to get referrals.
So then in the health field, I was given a product and said it was good for you and if you share with others, you can earn money – still had NO IDEA what the term MLM or Network Marketing was. I was just told if you like it, share it with others and you will get a referral fee. I did that with a few companies that I liked their products, even got good enough to get to 5 figures a month at one point with a company, although at the time, all I thought was *it can NEVER go away, only get better right?* So we had bought me an expedition, later upgraded to an excursion, bought Bryan a mustang and a harley, all brand new. It was great, my 2 oldest kids were in a christian private school, I drove 47 miles from my driveway to the schools every day to have them in a great place. My kids had the best of the best in clothes and we were doing very well.
Then something happened, Bryan started having back problems, which after many doctor and chiropractor visits and lots of tests, ended up with back surgery in 2005, that did not go so well, and he had many issues after that, and although not on the job, so all the medical bills, surgery, therapy, etc would come out of our pockets. He was off work for several years due to his back till 2012). During this time, he had MANY different doctors (all of course with bills! lol) as well as surgery and therapy and more.
From me being able to work from home, I was able to go to all his doctor and therapy appointments with him, as well as be there for his surgery, and then also be at home for our children, without having to go out and have 3-4 jobs outside the home taking me away from our family. If I had worked a basic 9-5 job, I probably would not have even made enough money for our family to survive without losing our cars and house, but I would have probably had to have a 2nd or 3rd job as well, to try to make ends meet.
Instead I was able to work from home, and still be a wife and a Mom to my kids. Things did get tighter than we were used to, believe me, and it was hard. But not near as hard if I was in a job where I was not able to work from home.
After a while my church locally started a school so my kids were transferred to that school and soon I started volunteer teaching at my kids school. During this time that great mlm company, something happened, and my income *went away*. Eventually Bryan had to leave the police dept due to some major back problems that led to surgery that did not end up helping but making things worse, and so I had to get a job so he would have insurance. I was lucky enough to find a REAL job where I could work from home, have full benefits including vacation and insurance and still teach my kids. But in that time, I had caught the NWM MLM bug….I knew it was awesome and I knew it was real, and I knew if I did it once, I could do it again, and I saw how it benefited our family, allowing Bryan to not have to work 2 jobs to help support us.
In 2004, I was contacted about Send Out Cards and told “hey go here and log in with this, and send a card and let me know what you think” – I loved it and it would allow me to do exactly what I was doing for my clients, but online, and this company printed the cards and mailed them for me or my clients all at once and did not have to buy in bulk, and I could create custom cards at very reasonable rates.. I had always sent out cards, all birthdays and anniversaries and custom Christmas cards. My *list* got so big, because I would send to ALL family and friends, as well as all past, present and prospective clients. That in 2003, I had to put up our tree the day after Halloween to be able to take family pics in front of it, and have time to create the card, put all the mailing labels and all the stamps on them. I would paste labels and stamps to a stack every day and have our kitchen table covered and take a stack to the post office daily. That year, my *last batch* went out on Dec 23, and Bryan lovingly advised me that I was to do it and do it right, or not at all. 😉 The following August is when I was introduced to Send Out Cards. I was also taught very young to send out cards, my grandmother had the black book with the A’s, B’s and C’s in it and also taught me to send a card saying “thank you” to anyone that did anything for me, as she said, people did not have to do that or give that to me, so I needed to properly thank them.
I promptly joined at the lowest customer level (at the time was $299), we had about 200 cards, blue or black font, and custom cards were $50 each to get designed. no pictures, no gifts, none of the rest, no even dvds or automatic gift accounts, but I knew this was a GREAT tool, so started referring all my business clients as well as some friends and family to this company. Well the next 3 people I told about this great tool I found, wanted to join as REPS, which was $699 at the time). So I had to call the company and ask if I could upgrade, so I would get the referral fees on them instead of someone else. haha. So I upgraded, and later we added the DVD option for $49, then Picture Plus 1 & 2 for $99 each, but the company was upgrading us and taking us to even better ways to work and touch others lives with happiness. I was able to design the CUSTOM cards for each of them in their business to HELP THEM excel in their business, which of course helped ME excel in MY business at the same time.
One of my main slogans has always been “I send out happiness to others and I get paid to do it! How great is that?”
I heard a story once that said you could become one of the top leaders with lots and lots of hard work and many hours – that is how I got there at the beginning – I worked tons and tons, but I knew, if I could *just make it* – we could rest and travel *later* like some of the other leaders. I did it once before, I knew I could do it again. And I did make it to Executive in Send Out Cards pretty quickly, in June of 2005.
Then I had several years of *mind* control….with my Bryan’s medical issues, that put a major financial strain on our marriage and family. It is REALLY hard to look at your bills and wonder how you are going to keep the lights on and feed the kids, and still think positive, when your checking account says ZERO….. we had to let the harley go, sold the mustang, kept my truck because it was big enough for the family, and luckily were able to keep our house, but I had much of that *noise* in my mind of how I did not deserve all that rich fancy stuff, I mean I really didn’t need it anyway, right? And people that had it just blew their money which I always saw as why not doing something great with it (even though many of those did great things with it too, I just did not see that back then). But I had many people tell me I lost it once, I would again, or it was a scam and wouldn’t make it, but when they saw our company and it was SO different – they knew, but they would still tell me *I* wouldn’t make it, *normal folks* like us don’t make THAT kind of money. (and I was raised in a VERY good family, on the right side of the tracks and had MANY blessings). I think one of my biggest blessings is having BOTH parents as entrepreneurs. My dad was a custom home builder and my mom was a beautician when I was little, then when I got older became a massage therapist and reflexologist – but both owning their own business. So I was *cut from that cloth* of not working for others but building my own dreams and creating my own realities. My working for someone else was fine, and I would do a good job while there, WHILE working on my dream.
But I still never thought of me making crazy numbers like 100,000 a month. I COULD see $10,000 a month, even middle 5 figures monthly, because I had hit that – so I knew it was attainable and I could do it again IF I worked HARD enough and if I was honest and good enough to DESERVE it. but I still always had the biblical term of the love of money is the root of all evil – anyone ever hear that? and so I had the thought if I wanted to be rich, then I was not thinking right, so I kept it at my thoughts that I wanted to atleast live in a decent area, drive a decent car, and put decent food in my kids mouths – that in my mind, was *proper*.
I started going to many of the Treat Em Right Seminars – I even had one in my little town – way back in 2004 – Kody told me I had to have 25 in the room for him to fly out! lol I worked very hard to get it – and he and Super Dave flew out to the first TER in TN in Oct 2004. My rule was (and still is), to go to every convention and every executive retreat (I have), and also every Treat Em Right Seminar, Relationship Marketing Seminar, Promptings Academy, etc within a 10 hour drive from me.
Kody talked about all these IAMs and the positive thinking. I was always into positive thinking, my mom taught me that – and I knew the power of thoughts, although I am also a virgo and a perfectionist and was a VERY self-critical thinker – I had NO problems of *puffing up* others and encouraging them, but not myself. And the IAM’s I just had many issues with, in my christian faith – I mean if you said “I am a millionaire” – and you were not, then you were sinning because you were lying right? Then one day I talked to another Pastor friend, and I asked him about it.
He told me a few things:
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
So God tells us, we are to ask, think, and BELIEVE as IF we have ALREADY RECEIVED (just like Kody’s IAMs right?) and we are to think of GOOD and POSITIVE thoughts…
Kody also taught me about personal development – and I needed to read from other successful people. My Mom was a great teacher of this, although I never realized what she was teaching, but the first book I remember her ever giving me was “You cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought” as a teenager.
So after that – I started reading more and more books, every time I heard anyone talk about a good book, I would order it from amazon, and I would add it to my stack. I tried to read a book a week. (NOW mind you, remember before how busy I said I was, I did not have tons of time) but I would read whenever I could. I also started making my IAMs and I put them on index cards and propped up on my keyboard at home at my desktop, since I worked from there most the time. I also had a bigger list on a notepad, and I would have that open and read 5 every hour or so. I also printed them out and put on paper and taped to my bathroom mirror and my refrigerator.
I started to change HOW I looked at myself, and this proved to be the most challenging part for me. Believing and knowing that I can do anything – it was VERY HARD for me in my mind….Kody would always tell me, Demarr would always tell me, Jordan would tell me, Kathy Paauw and Diane Walker would tell me, I had many leaders above me as well as crossline to me …as well as my mom, and my kids (even my youngest would always say “when are you going to be senior executive? when are we going to get our coach bus?” haha, my gratitude and accountability partner Kathryn Asaro Mayers (RARA)…SO many of my team members cheering me on…all have helped me, inspiring me, to believe in ME that *I* could do it and that I WAS WORTH IT.
And of course you can get to any level of success all by yourself – and your hard work and your efforts. But to get really to where you want to go – you can NOT get there on your own, no matter HOW hard you work. It takes a TEAM, and your TEAM has to help you and push you there – and I am SO grateful and I am SO thankful for ALL my team members and customers that have helped me to realize my true freedom and my potential to be able to become and achieve the financial aspect of so many of my dreams.
One of the BEST things that I love about our company is that it is not in “competition” with any other company out there – our company is a “tool” to help anyone, in any type of business, to create more referrals and clients.
Kody always says “What you SEND OUT you get back TEN FOLD” – it did not happen right away for me, and I was not always one of the names in the tops of the charts, but I was CONSISTENT and I worked my business DAILY even if I only had 5 minutes that day – I did something in my business every single day. I sent out prospecting cards and cards showing GRATITUDE to others DAILY. And it PAID OFF – Just like Kody told me it would for the last 13 years. I am SO HAPPY and SO THANKFUL and SO GRATEFUL for Kody Bateman and Send Out Cards and all these amazing friends I have found the last 13 years coming into my life. I love you all! THANK YOU!!!!
What you should do to get here (or to any level of success you want)
Align with those who are where you wish to be. One of my favorite quotes is “Success leaves clues.” They say you will be an average of your 5 closest friends. Now this might sound harsh, and of course you should never be rude or arrogant or prideful! BUT if your friends who you hang out with the most, are *at your level* financially or lower, you need to stay friends with them, but NOT hang out with them as much! Instead find some other LEADERS to hang out with! Find out where your company EVENTS are and be there early and leave late, get pictures and talk with other leaders. READ BOOKS from others that are successful. Positive thinking, business success, etc. Turn OFF the TV and the radio! What you THINK about you BRING about! Remember the song “Be careful little eyes what you see…be careful little ears what you hear” etc…..What you see on the news or in movies where something bad happens, that is GOING INTO YOUR MIND! Only put things in your mind that are GOOD for you to think about! If you *have* to know what is *going on* in the world, go to one of those websites where you can read the headlines of what you think you need to read and forget the rest! Remember Y2k??? How many people FREAKED and FRETTED about it and it NEVER HAPPENED! DON’T WORRY!!!!! Focus on the POSITIVES and you will attract more of the same. Find mentors you can RELATE with that are successful. For me, I did not drink and did not cuss, and (I think) have a very humble spirit. So other leaders that were successful that were more prideful, or drank or cuss, I could not learn from (sometimes, depending on situations), and that is OKAY (and if you do those things, that is YOUR business, this is not a teaching seminar on what is right or wrong ;)) the GREAT thing about this world, is you CAN align yourself with other SUCCESSFUL people that still believe and think along the same lines as you – and those are going to be the ones that you are going to connect with best.
2. THINK RIGHT
The Law of Attraction is REAL whether you want to believe it or not. What you focus on expands. Period. It is very hard when you don’t have enough month at the end of the money, and you are worried about getting food for your kids, or paying the bills, it is hard to focus on wealth. Set a time and a place each month to pay your bills and worry for a few minutes if you have to. But do that just that ONE time or TWICE a month – that is IT! The REST of the month, you need to READ and THINK positive. If your mind goes to a negative thought – REPLACE it – say and focus on your IAMs and with PASSION And try to FEEL them….Ask advice only from others who are successful! Why would you get financial advice from someone who is as broke or broker than you? Same thing, you can be friends with them, but don’t ask their advice and limit your time spent with them. Spend your time reading and focusing prosperously.
3. BELIEVE in yourself
When you were a toddler, learning to walk, when you fell down, did you cry and say this isn’t fair, why does this always happen to me, I know, it’s because I was born on this side of the tracks, or because I am white, or black, or brown, or a girl or a boy, or……OR did you say to yourself – I AM GOING TO WALK. I AM WALKING……and what did you do pretty soon? YOU WALKED right? So get back to that FAITH and BELIEF in yourself that you had then, and GET UP and DO IT!
I had others, even Bryan at the beginning who would say that isn’t *real* money. It would go away. You had to work hard for a living. He was a policeman, and he would see everything in *black and white*. Fear of judgment, criticism and ridicule ate away at my core and made me doubt my own worth. But I KNEW there was more and I had a DREAM, and I had worked hard enough to get it for a little bit, so I had even more of a dream. He would support me, and he would *allow* me to do it, and as I saw more success, he would even start to enjoy taking the trips I won, and helping spending what I earned haha. He eventually started to dream with me. I loved it. One of my IAMs was that I would build my business with him, I would see other leaders as couples doing it, and in SO much love, and I dreamed that and I visualized that. And I saw it starting to come into effect for awhile. And I LOVED it. Unfortunately God called him home early, but I know he is still looking over me and supporting me from up above. 🙂 But you have to BELIEVE you can do it. “She believed she could do it, and she did it” — the Bible says you must BELIEVE. What the mind can BELIEVE the person can ACHIEVE.
Today, I am happy, healthy, wealthy, financially independent and free. I AM living the life I have always dreamed of. My kids and I are getting to travel and do what we want, when we want, and with who we want to do it with. I Love my life and the time freedom I now have.
Whatever your current place is, KNOW that YOU have the POWER to change it…
I would LOVE to connect with you and help you to achieve your life’s dreams and purpose.
It is my life’s passion to help others achieve the happiness and success that they want and deserve in their life.
Connect with me!