How to make Money Stuffing EnvelopesMaking money filling envelopes
Enveloping at home
Earning money from stowage envelopes is probably one of the oldest work-at-home frauds out there! I have been alerting mothers since 1997 to the danger of money being sent to businesses that say you can make money building handicrafts, get listings of businesses looking for homeworkers, and last but not least, fill envelopes.
Seems so simple - once you have paid your money, you get a listing of businesses that need to fill people's envelopes with their advertising materials, bills and names - and because you have the feeling that you can make money with it, you will. Unfortunately, transhipment fraud doesn't work that way.
As soon as you have sent your money, you will only get information about how to place advertisements, similar to the one you have reacted to, which cheats more folks out of their money. What if you really want to make money this way? I found something very interesting about a whole new month ago for those interested in the entire envelop filling industry.
It astonished me to find that if this is your perfect home store, it can really work. Veseleny, writer of Bizy's Guide To Making Money With Direct Mail Services, took the opportunity to ask a few quick answers about this possible domestic mail order company. Q: Katie, what's up here?
Do you really make money stuffing envelopes? Katie: Well, sure you can. But don't anticipate that someone will put away crates of envelopes and enclosures and charge you a high price to put them together! That is something that will be most rewarding if you provide complete package services. Well, I like to call it Direct Mail Services.
F: What exactly is a Direct Mail Service is? Katie: A direct mail service company offers to relieve your customer of part of the tedious work. Similar to how a businessman would employ an bookkeeper, they will also commission firms (like yours) to do this type of work.
You relieve your customer of the responsibility for the mailshot and let him get back into work. It collects and maintains the mailinglists for them, sends their regularly scheduled mailshots as well as occasional mailshots and helps with everything else that makes their businesses more profitable.
F: How do I set up a direct mail services company? Katie: Begin by looking at who your customers are, what their shipping patterns are and what they need. Build bundles of services that really deliver value. Instead of asking your customers to supply enclosures, envelopes and shipping tags, you can also generate the required enclosures and build and manage your complete mailinglist inventory.
You will find that it is more appealing to your prospective customer if you take away most of the tedious work and allow the businessman to do again what they do best who runs their store, ? F: To what extent does this deal differ from filling envelopes?
Katie: For now, it's your game. It is also a complete maintenance kit. It' not something that will make you wealthy over night... You have to work on it by developing a customer base and a good name. It' s completely preposterous to think that you can make so much money with little or no work when you look at this advertisement.
Catie: Your computer or a good text editor to be able to print your tags and keep an eye on your mailinglists and database. When you are tempted to provide creative service, you need extra softwares to help you create advertising materials and other things. Some bells and whistles and optional extras, such as web folder and automated folder, make things go faster, but you can do without them for now.
F: What are the overall costs to get this company up and run? Katie: This will be different from individual to individual. There will be a great deal depending on what you want to include in your package and what is available to you right now. QU: What kind of individual would be best suited for this deal?
Katie: I have to say, patients. It is a great store for those with young children at home and for those who have unusual periods of uptime. You need to know how to present your services in a positive way. F: How do you sell this deal? Katie: A personal interview with your prospective customers will work best.
Speak with your buddies and relatives, they often know someone who runs a company or works in an organisation that appreciates your work. Speak with people you know and make an appointment to review the advantages you can offer. Look at the post you get at home.
Don't call it "envelope stuffing," which sound like a con. It' Direct Mail Services, which sound more proffesional and definitely more believable. Check out every store. Don't remove anyone from the dropdown until they say "no." Direct mail is not just about advertising. When setting up your own Direct Mail Service is something that interests you Katie Veseleny's e-book, "Bizy's Guide To Making Money With Direct Mail Services" gives you a step-by-step guide on how to make this service work.
Lis Folger is a work-at-home expert and writer of the Stay-at-home Mom's Guide to Making Money from Home. Every edition offers great ways to help you spread your dollar and make the most of your available time.