Writing and Publishing
When I started out as a freelance writer the market for such services was a bit different than today. Most freelance writing then was "on spec" - you wrote something, a story or an article, then peddled it.
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It should be interesting to note that in a country of about 250 million people, nearly everyone is seeking some kind of part time income, business starting ideas, news and views on financial matters, moneymaking ventures, a profitable cottage ind...
Getting your price lists, brochures, catalogs or newsletters typeset does not necessarily have to be a costly procedure. Keep in mind that the main cost in typesetting is the time involved in setting type.
Writing and publishing a successful newsletter is perhaps the most competitive of all the different areas of mail order and direct marketing.
Any article, report or book which is bought or sold with reproduction rights is generally referred to as self-publishing material. Most commonly, this material consists of reports or articles varying in length from 1 to 20 or more pages.
Everyone in any business, especially mail order, needs printing. But being a printer takes huge, expensive printing presses, long hours and messy work, right? WRONG! YOU can make money without the mess and expense by being a PRINTING BROKER.
Publish your own Advertiser (Ad Sheet), TV schedule or business directory. It is no longer absolutely necessary to have a printing press to be a publisher, although you may decide to get one once you get started good.
There are a number of publishers, printers, and mail order dealers who publish their own mail-order magazine. They make their profit by selling advertising space to others in addition to selling their own offers.
To establish a copyright for your original works, all that is required is that you add a copyright notice, either on the cover or the page immediate following the cover in your book, report, etc.
The all-time best selling product in the mail order industry is the simple two to three page "How To Succeed" reports such as this one. Most of the time these reports are priced at $2 each and offered as series or packages of reports.
People who sell information are still very unfamiliar with the profitable marketing advantage newsletters can actually be to their business.
According to Howard Penn Hudson publisher of The Newsletter on Newsletters, "There are at least 100,000 professional and amateur newsletters in the United States-some estimate as many as 500,000- and they are read by millions of people."
Whatever amount you come up with for the price of your book, remember that advertising expense will usually take 50% to 60% of your selling price if you are to promote your book properly and get into the mass market.
When it comes to promoting your product or service business, most people think of the traditional marketing materials such as brochures, flyers, newsletters, and the like.
With the expansion and diversion of businesses, manufacturers, and even hobbyists into more and more specialized areas of endeavor, there is an increasing need for more information.
You can make a lot of money by writing and self-publishing your own material, if you are willing to write the books, manuals, reports or newsletters that millions of people across the United States, and throughout the world for that matter, despe...
Now that you have written that attractive report, how are you going to sell it? Perhaps you have already tried by placing a carefully written classified or maybe a large display ad, then waited for the postman to pile the flood of orders in your box.
One of the easiest ways to make money in the Mail Order Business is to sell information research papers, or folios, to opportunity seekers.
Everybody wants to be a writer - to write best-selling books - and to become famous as well as rich.
Let the readers know what is in store for them by the " blaze" in your first paragraphs of an article. There are two kinds of articles; those which cover things in general and can be published at most any time, and current events.
Today, there are hundreds of enterprising men and women who write simple research papers (known in the mail order trade as FOLIOS) and sell them by mail. In the pages that follow, I will show you how you can do the same.
In order to be successful with a newsletter, specialize in a subject not adequately covered in existing newsletters. A subject which you can give more, or better information on.
Have you ever heard the expression, "everyone has a book in them that's trying to get out?" What does this really mean? Not everyone writes books, do they?
This is the "real" Money Maker in the Mail Order business - the basic "How To" Report. It's something anyone can produce, and with all the proper ingredients at the right time, you can become independently wealthy!