The plan is so simple you'll wonder why you never thought of it yourself. But once you give it a try, you will thank us a thousand times for revealing it to you. There are literally hundreds of mail order publications that will print your ad by the "letterpress" method. This means they actually set it up in type. This is the only method that an ad or a circular can be done properly and with good taste (commercial art excepted, of course).
First, pick out a good publication and determine the words per inch policy. If your offer has any merit at all, your ad is either MAIL SALE ADVERTISER or MAIL ORDER DISCOUNTER will sell for you many times over the price of the ad. This means your ad is run free. And, after your ad is published in the magazine, you merely clip it out, mail it to your printer, and presto - you have your ad or 3 x 6 circular typeset FREE - plus you have made a good profit. This means they actually set it up in type.
If you've been in mail order for more than a month...chances are you've been ripped off by one or more ad sheet printers. This report won't make you a mail-order genius but might keep you from loosing your shirt prematurely.
Regardless of what you're trying to sell, you really can't sell it without "talking" with your prospective buyer. An in attempting to sell anything by mail, the sales letter you send out is when and how you talk to your prospect.
When you have accumulated sufficient knowledge from preparing your own circulars and from co-publishing magazines and ad sheets of others, you may want to become a publisher.
The opportunities for getting free advertising for your product or services are limited only by your own imagination and energies.
Most business beginners think Direct Mail means purchasing a mailing list and mailing an advertising flyer to a bunch of folks they know absolutely nothing about. This IS NOT what Direct Mail marketing is.
What is a Big Mail? If you are a total beginner to the mail order world, you will have no idea what the term means. Before I knew better, I used to think a Big Mail was just a big envelope containing some type of free samples.
There have been entire volumes written on mail order selling. For printed information, the best way to learn HOW & WHERE to advertise is to go to your newsstand and check through all the magazines carrying large numbers of classified and space ads.
Successful mail order dealers realize there are two distinct groups of publications in which to place advertising for maximum results.
This method of getting free printing is currently being used by several different mail dealers. It works! Here's the plan: Run an ad similar to this in any mail order magazine:
Here are some interesting results of a study conducted on readerships of magazine ads. Most of the stats are from Starch INRA Hopper, Inc and other studies.