How To Have Fun With Mailorder
And Maybe Make Some Money
First off, you can have a lot of fun with mail order even if you don't make a lot of money. It is something that can be done at home, by anyone regardless of their physical condition as long as they can read and write. I don't mean that you have to be an intellectual. Most of mail order is conducted in simple easy to understand language.
Let's take the example of a bed ridden person, still at home with his or her family. This example has very little money to spend, is bored to tears with television, either does not want to or cannot read novels or non-fiction.
...Or, it could be the person taking care of an invalid who cannot leave the house just anytime they want to and who also is not loaded with cash to spare..
...Or it could be the housewife with little kids who needs an interest in life.
...Or it could be the retired person with too much time on his or her hands.
...Or it could be the shy bashful person who has difficulty in dealing with people face to face.
...Or it could be the physically repulsive person, or handicapped person who dreads facing the public.
The one thing you can do is make your daily mail an event to look forward to. You can do this cheaply.
One way is to just order something by mail. In your newspaper, usually on Sunday there are often inserts from companies like Sunset House, Walter Drake Co. etc. that offer inexpensive items. Order something from them even if it barely meets their minimum order.
These companies eventually sell their Address Lists to other companies and you will start receiving catalogs and offers. I ordered some inexpensive address labels in September. It is November now and so far I have received catalogs for clothing, cheese, fruit cakes, five mail order houses like Walter Drake Co., office supplies, and several others.
Place magazine subscriptions, as many as you can afford and for things that interest you. They too sell their subscription lists.
Just these two things will get you pounds and pounds of what some people call junk mail and what I call fun mail. You don't have to order any of the things you get offers for. Just when your fun mail slows down, order something cheap or place another magazine subscription and your fun mail will speed up again.
There is another way to make your mailbox more interesting. There are thousands of mail order dealers who publish newsletters or small ad sheets and sell information by mail. Many of them offer classified ads for anywhere from 5 cents to 10 cents a word. Many of them offer to publish your camera ready ad 1 inch size for $1.00. Placing an ad in any one of them will flood your mailbox with mail. Some of them have a "BIG MAIL WANTED" column. For $1.00 or $2.00 they will list your name and address as a "BIG MAIL WANTED". The flood of mail will become a torrent.
Most of this mail will be offers of ways to make money, and copies of other newsletters and ad sheets sent in the hope that you will place an ad in their publication too. You do not have to respond to any of this flood of offers. Once again for a $1.00 bill and a postage stamp, you have increased your daily mail ten fold or more. Later we will discuss how you can use this flood of mail to make money yourself. Right now we are just discussing the FUN of mail order.
Once again, when the flood slows down, palace an ad in any of the sample copies of newsletters or ad sheets and the flood will start up again.
For the purpose of fun mail it does not matter what your ad is trying to sell. Your intent is just to get on people's mailing lists so that your daily mail is the receipt of something besides bills from creditors.
Following is some sample ads you might place that do not require you to send them anything back.
BIG MAIL WANTED. Send me your best offers. (your name and address)
Opportunities Wanted! All offers welcome. (your name and address)
Following are three people who will run your ad for only $1.00:
B.L. Cooper, 2150 So. 1st St. #92, San Jose, CA 95112. Elizabeth Lowery, P.O. Box 481, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379. Roy & Ruth Schultz, 13901 S.E. Bush,, Portland, OR 97236-2941.
It takes a while for the flood of mail to start but when it does you are going to receive so many offers of ways to make money that your head will spin. You never have to respond to any of these offers. If your purpose is just to have fun mail, the only thing you ever need to do is:
Order something by mail like a magazine subscription or from anyone's mail order catalog
Place another $1.00 ad in someone's newsletter or ad sheet.
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