If you see ads for the same opportunity you are trying to sell, invest a few dollars and have a typesetter design you a completely different looking ad from everyone else that will stand out and be noticed.
When you send your advertising order to a publisher, be sure to include a note that reads: If you have other advertisers selling the same thing I am, please return my ad and payment. This will give you a fighting chance with the competition.
Don't overlook the low-cost of classifieds. One great place to crank out classified ads nationally is National Mail Order Classified, PO Box 5, Sarasota FL 34230. (Send for their info package and include $2 for postage. It's a big package of stuff and contains everything you need.)
Don't limit yourself to advertising only in the inner circle. One way to tell is when you find a publication running the same ads and articles as another publication, they are paper-passing and your ad probably won't get much response.
Don't limit yourself to selling a money-making opportunity. Instead, try selling the product with no strings attached then sell the money-making opportunity to satisfied customers who want to make more money.
Continually strive to develop your own product. Commission dealerships are fine to use in developing marketing skills. But don't die there. Instead, look for a product that you personally are interested in selling. Then, if possible, develop your own similar product that's more improved.
Don't limit your product to having other dealers sell it as an opportunity. Try to sell it outright with no strings attached and as a full page ad on your own. Or run small classified ads giving away a Free Report which would be returned as sales literature containing good-quality information.
Be selective when offering dealerships. Keep in mind that every dealer you sign-up is a reflection of your company. You have to pick and choose them like you would when hiring a sales staff. Can the negative thinking that the more dealers you have the more orders you have. Believe me it doesn't work!!
Be a good Prime Source. Keep a mailing list of all the dealers you have (just like an employer would.) Periodically, drop them a postcard and ask them if they are still participating in your dealership. If not ask them why. Don't abandon them or they will abandon you.
Continually strive to develop new ways to market your product or service. Play around with wording your ads, changing the price of the product slightly, offering extra freebies or not offering them, etc. When you find something that works for you, write down exactly what you did and let your dealers know. Educating them brings in lots more orders for you plus they will feel dedicated to you since they know you are working with them.
To me, owning and operating a home-based business is very important to me. Without it I would have to work full-time for someone else. If you love freedom learn the ways to achieve it in your life.
Everyone that starts out learning the mail order business is normally introduced to Commission Circulars very early in the game. You have probably seen ads claiming "how you can make money - sometimes as much as $5,000 - for every page you copy".
The purpose of this report is to outline a simple, step-by-step program that will enable you to start making "sales by mail" immediately!
You can make a million dollars or more in mail order, but it's going to require a complete understanding of the business as well as a little bit of know-how on your part.
Everyday more and more people are jumping on the "mail order" bandwagon - starting their own, or getting involved in some kind of mail order selling endeavor - and hoping to get rich.
Just about anyone can offer recipes for sale, and make a few extra dollars. Believe it or not, almost anyone who sells recipes through all the "chain letter" recipe clubs, National Inquirer and similar efforts, makes money.
How much money do you want to make? Do you need a steady second income? Do you want to have your own business, be your own boss, and make your own decisions?
Don't just glance at your junk mail and throw it away! Save it - it can put extra money in your pockets! As a matter of fact, you can make some "easy" extra money with all your incoming mail...
If you are an old hand at mail order, or a newcomer to the business, sooner or later you are going to want to try your lick at having your own publication.
Selling books by mail is one of the "ideal" spare-time business ventures that can be operated from your home, and with minimal investment, can make you very rich!
Most people already know, and if they don't know, they'll learn mighty fast that the survival of a mail order business depends on how much advertising you get out.