Thursday, 19 September 2013

HOW TO MAKE PROFITS WITH A COMMISSION MAILING BUSINESS!




There are many mailorder publications that will list your name



under this directory... "Commission Circulars Wanted"...





List your name under this classification and dealers will mail



bundles of circulars to you with a blank space at the bottom of



the ad in which you stamp your name. You mail these out and the



ads "appear" to be your own. You receive money for whatever is



advertised on the circular. You keep 50% and the dealer who



sent you the circulars will fill the order for you for the other



half.





Never mail out a single circular by itself. Mail as many of the



different circulars as you can, in the same envelope. Stuff your



envelopes full. The more you mail to one customer, the more



likely you'll make a sale and the less will be the per unit



mailing cost. Mail order enthusiasts do read these circulars!





Next, run ads in different magazines saying that you mail



circulars for others. Charge whatever you determine is fair.



Use the standard rate charged by others in the business. You



can get this information easily by checking several dealers



offering this service in the various mailorder publications and



adsheets. Then determine a fair charge based on the variations



of your services from the normal operations.





Always mention in your ads that "WE MAIL COMMISSION CIRCULARS



FREE!" Whichever part of the ad the reader responds to, you can



make money. It is possible to run this business into a full



time job and make good money well worth the effort you put into



it.





The best plan to follow is to keep growing. Run an ad every



chance you get. Take on new commission circulars, test them,



keep the ones that pull, omit the ones that do not pull. Before



you realize it, you will graduate from a part-time mailer to a



full time money-maker!





Nine Steps That Put You in the Commission Mailing Business:







1. Order a good rubber stamp with your name and address on it.





2. Send for some free imprints (Commission Circulars). You pay



only the postage for these. They are available from prime



source mailorder firms.





3. Buy a supply of envelopes and stamps.





4. Address the envelopes to the names wanting big mail.





5. When you receive your circulars, stamp your name and address in



the blank space on the commission side of the imprint.





6. Put one of each type of circular in each envelope, filling to



the maximum weight for each level of postage rate.





7. Mail them.





8. When you receive orders, take out your commission.





9. Forward everything else to the source. (The firm or



individual) who sent you the circulars... and you are in



business!







If you are serious about commission mailing, you will take the



time to look over each offer in the Big Mails you receive. Most



everything one needs to follow the nine steps above is offered



in the various Big Mail Packets, most of it free.





There is money in mailing, but it is not as some advertise it



You won't make $50,000 a year by working one hour a week from



your kitchen table. NO! It doesn't work that way.





If you will follow instructions, be happy with from $100 to $400



a week, spending a few hours every night, five nights a week,



then you too can make money in mailing the various offers



available to you.





The nine steps listed above give you everything you need to get



started. It is now up to you. You invest only what you wish,



you grow as big as you want. Just one note of advice... When



you send your commission circulars, send more than one of a



kind... You will pay the same postage to mail one as you will to



mail several. The more you mail at one time, the better the



odds of receiving orders. It's also a good policy to never get



your circulars and your name lists to mail to from the same



dealer.





Yes! Using these nine steps can put you in the commission



mailing business!





Making Money With Your Own Adsheet!





When you are in a position to publish your own adsheet you will



be able to expand your basic commission mailing business for



additional profits.





Adsheets are usually started by the publisher cutting ads from



other magazines and making paste-ups with these "Freebies". The



publisher then mails his adsheets to these various dealers and



asks them to re-run their ads with him at $$ per column inch.



This is a risky beginning because many dealers are not in a



position to buy, or do not want to purchase additional ad space



for one reason or another.





There are a number of publishers who have a method for starting



adsheets that is almost 100% risk free. They send you partial



page, or full page ads, that pay from 50% to 100% commission and



you may run these ads over our name in your first edition of



your adsheet. As paid ads come in, you simply replace these



free ads with the paid ads.





Until you get paid ads for your publication, you have a chance



to make money whether you have paid advertisers or not.



Moreover some companies will give you substantial discounts on



their various mailorder programs if you run their 3x6 ad in the



first edition. Thus you can make money off of their ads and you



get professionally designed mailorder programs at very little



cost.





Also, there are a number of mailorder companies that have full



line printing plants and they will print your adsheet for you at



very competitive prices, in the event you don't have your own



printer.





As you dig deeper and deeper into the world of mailorder, you



will be able to locate and contact many firms and individuals



who will offer many and varied programs and services.





How to Get Your Circulars Mailed Free!





There is another way to get your circulars mailed free. As soon



as you can afford it, become a supplier of commission circulars.



The easiest way to do this is to take "all-profit" offers and



have circulars printed on two sides. On one side have your own



name and address printed. On the other side leave space for a



rubber stamp imprint.





Offer these circulars to circular mailers on a commission basis.



They keep a commission from 50% to 100% on the one side, and



you make your profit on the other. Use the same method for any



offers that you develop for yourself.





You can reach these mailers by advertising in, or subscribing to



several mailorder trade magazines and adsheets. Another way to



locate mailers for your literature is to notice the ads by



mailers; usually at the bottom of their ads they state



"Commission Circulars Mailed Free", which means they get one



side and you get the other, as above.





If you really want to get rolling using this method, take two



"all Profit" offers, one on each side, and give the mailer 100%



on one side. You still make yours on the other offer.





Also, if you are interested in obtaining additional commission



circulars for yourself, include "Commission Circulars Mailed



Free", in your own ads.





Still another way to get your literature mailed free is to



include this little note in all your advertising... at the end



of the copy... "Stamp appreciated". It only costs you two



words, but it could save you a great deal in postage. If you



are advertising in trade publications or adsheets use "SASE"



which means "Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope". The savings



from envelopes, addressing labor and postage can add up fast.



Many small dealers use this method exclusively, even in the



large circulation magazines. They have been using it for years



and it still works!







How to Make $100 mailing 100 Envelopes



By Using the Exchange Mailing Plan!





Regarding this plan they have been telling you to have 5,000 3x6



commission circulars printed, the circulars offering $1.00 items



and paying 50% commission on every order received. Then mail



100 each to 50 "Exchange Mailers" in 50 envelopes marked X-100SY



(which means Exchange 100-Send yours). When you receive 100



circulars from each of the exchange mailers, mail out one each



in 50 envelopes. This way 100 envelopes mails your 5,000



circulars. If you have a good circular offering a popular



seller, and the exchange mailers you sent yours to, are honest



and dependable, you should receive at least a 2% return. Then



they state that this plan will bring $50 profit.





This is the complete plan and they say it works. That it is



working every day for many mailers and that it will work for you!





I have no doubt that it works; however the $50 profit they



mention is Gross Profit before any expenses. Figure it up. By



the time you purchase the printing, the envelopes and the



stamps, your expenses will leave you little if any Net Profit.





Of course, if the exchange mailers send you top pulling



circulars for their "fast selling products" and you receive 50%



or more commission on orders from these, you can make a



substantial Net Profit, perhaps enough to pay for your time and



effort.





If you are serious about making money at home, commission



mailing is one way to do it, but you must have circulars that



offer top selling items. In this day and age of inflation and



high postage costs it is difficult to make a buck by mailing



circulars selling only $1.00 products. You should have a very



minimum selling price of from $5.00 to $8.00 in order to pay you



a reasonable amount!





For just the postage and handling, many mail order firms will



send you commission circulars and the names of other mail order



dealers who will send you all the names you want, FREE! There



are other dealers who are happy to send you their circulars



without the cost in order to defray their mailing expenses. All



you have to do is write and request their circulars or place a



small display ad in various mailorder advertisers and ad sheets



indicating that you mail good commission circulars free!





You can get the names of a number of printers in the mailorder



business who print commission circulars for a very reasonable



fee. I would suggest that you order 6,000 3x6 circulars rather



than 5,000 as suggested on the prior page for the simple reason



most printers like to keep their printing formats and price



schedules in round figures and 6,000 3x6's (approximately 2-3/4



x 5-1/2, not actually 3x6) will fit on 1,000 sheets of the



standard size 8-1/2x11 paper.





If you handle your commission programs on a conservative basis



until you have tested and proven the value of each program, you



can very well make $100+ by mailing 200 envelopes with an



exchange mailing plan!





Postage Saving Tips





As with all your mailorder programs, just like any other



business, you must operate efficiently and save dollars whenever



and wherever possible. In your commission mailing programs it



is especially important to get the most use out of every dollar



you spend on postage and mailing costs. Errors and lack of



planning when preparing mailing programs costs untold millions.



Incorrect scales and mistaken rate calculations account for many



more millions. The use of machines for folding and inserting,



etc., can save substantially when your mailings get large enough



to warrant their use.





Most letters mailed at one ounce rates weigh much less than one



ounce. Save money by stuffing your mailings with other



circulars and inserts unless your mailing involves a special



offer that is best promoted separately. Most people do not



realize that a #10 envelope plus five standard 8-1/2x11 sheets



will go at the ounce rate. It also is a saving idea to print on



both sides of your documents.





With a small battery operated mail opener that costs less than



$20, you can open most envelopes quickly and easily without



damage to the inserts.





To maintain your mailing list on a current basis it will pay to



specify "Forwarding and Return Postage Guaranteed", and "Address



Correction requested".





See your postmaster for third class bulk rate information. If



you are mailing over 200 pieces you can mail for approximate



1/2 the usual cost. It's a simple procedure to get set up for



Bulk mailing. After an initial charge you can renew for an



annual fee. You will get back the cost of the fees just in the



first few hundred mailings, and ride at the bulk rate for the



rest of the year. However, it can take from a week to two weeks



for delivery. Paste on color stickers are used to indicate the



destination, making it easy to sort and bundle by zip areas, etc.





Make sure everything is labelled properly and packaged well to



minimize loss or damage.

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