One of the easiest, if not the easiest, ways of getting started with a profitable mail order business of your own is through the promotion and sale of money-making folios or reports.
Generally, the beginner purchases a series of these reports-complete with reproduction rights. He reproduces them in whatever quantity and as often as he likes-usually at a cost of less than 5 cents each, sends out an advertising circular.
As has been said so many times in countless mail order advice publications, you never really make any real money until you control the product. When you buy the reproduction rights to a set of reports, you control the product. You can advertise the sale of these reports individually via national classified ads, and follow up with your advertising circular as a "full page" advertisement or send it out as part of your direct mail packages. The bottom line is simply that when the orders come in, you keep all the money for yourself, reproduce the reports for pennies and end up with a profit that's beyond the belief of other people in other types of businesses.
It's virtually impossible to convince most people that you can make a profit of at least $1.00 per sheet of paper, but it's being done every day of the week, and is actually the easiest way there is of making money! Give it a try yourself, and you'll probably be flabbergasted too.
The best part of getting started with these folios is that you'll have an opportunity to see how they're written, precisely what kind of information they contain, and from there, the background you'll need to start writing similar folios and reports of your own.
Let's say you send for the group of reports on the many ways of making money in various small businesses. Just as soon as you get them, read them over carefully. Make sure you understand and fully comprehend the information and instructions in each report because any one of them-all of them-are very definitely problem-solving reports that can aid you in your own quest for success. Jot down a few notes relative to those you want to use, and/or pertinent information you might want to incorporate into a report of your own-one that you write yourself and not only set the selling price on, but also who or how people sell it.
The next thing is to take this series of reports to some of the print shops in your area and ask them for a bid on their costs to print up an inventory supply for you. When you finally find a shop that'll print them at a cost that's agreeable to you, have a supply printed up. After they're printed, be sure to separate your originals or masters from the supply you're going to be selling. It's best to keep these master copies in a file cabinet or someplace completely removed or separate from where you store your inventory.
You're just about ready to start raking in the big money-but first-you have to get the word out that you've got these reports ready, and for sale to anyone that wants to buy a copy. We suggest that you select one of the reports you feel will interest the most people. Such a report might be "How to Get Big $$$....."
Make up a simple classified ad:
FREE REPORT! "How to Get Big $$ in Your Mailbox--Everyday! Send SASE to CASH, Box 123, Anywhere USA 01020. Place this ad in as many of the national coverage mail order publications as you can afford to advertise in, and then hang on for a deluge of orders.
With each order, simply take a copy of this report and include it with a copy of your advertising flyer listing all of your other reports---with your name/address in place ours, of course-and send it back to them in the self-addressed, stamped envelope that they sent you. In most cases, you'll find that about half of those people who have sent in for a copy of the free report, will turn around and send you $15 for the complete set with reproduction rights.
Simple-easy-and with a profit potential in the hundreds of thousands of dollars because you'll find that every one of these reports will sell for years and years to come!
As mentioned earlier, you should study the reports you buy and from them, eventually write your own reports, making up your own advertising circulars, and not only set your own selling price, but control the number of people selling them. Writing and selling simple "business success" reports is how most of the "biggies" in mail order got their start-it's the bread and butter of most mail order businesses-and the only right way to go if you're trying to make it with a minimum investment.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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.
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!