Thursday, 19 September 2013


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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