By Brian Miner
You've seen the ads for years - Stuff Envelopes $5 each, become an overnight millionaire. Here's the goods.
Basically, it's the easiest mail order business to start. You simply place advertising in magazines and newspapers
(Stuff envelopes - $5 to $10 a piece for each envelope stuffed or mailed). Send $29.95 to (your P.O.Box or
mailing center). THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE. A letter about the same as above. You simply copy the letter and
mail it out and collect $29 bucks. Usually, your asked to split the profit with the one you got the letter from.
Is it legal? As long as both parties are happy but for just a few dollars you have a business. Most likely
you would have to spend $100 dollars in advertising to make $10 or $15 if you're lucky. A $1000 ad might bring
you your $1000 back plus make $150. These small ads are not always cheap. About $1500 hundred for a one inch
ad in a popular magazine. If you see the same ad in your favorite magazine buy the same company all year it
is most likely they are making money. Some marketing companies spend $100,000 on these low-tech ads and businesses
a week earning their money back and $15,000. A 5% return is still good. A 50% return is not unheard of.
Some grocery stores only get a 2% return. Scam? If you can start this business, why not just find a wholesaler or
distributer and sell the consumer a real product or service. A lot of mail order business start out this way.
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