I know, I know. As soon as you read the title you figured this article would be another one of those envelope stuffing scams. You send in ‘just a small fee‘ and somebody sends you back a little one page flyer that tells you how you can make money sending the same scam flyer on to other unsuspecting folks. But that’s not the case.
The truth is, most of those advertisements you see really are scams but you won’t know it after you send in your money. And good luck trying to get it back. It really is possible to make money stuffing envelopes at home and I’m going to tell you how. And then I’m going to tell you how you can make even more money working online.
To make money stuffing envelopes at home you need to have something to stuff in the envelopes, you need a product to promote. Sounds obvious but not everyone puts two and two together. So the first thing you need to do is find a product.
Since you’re going to be conducting business through the mail, the best products to promote are small, lightweight products that won’t cost much to mail and will fit easily into a mailbox. Think CDs or DVDs or even coupon books or magazines. You could even create your own small informational guides to promote. Maybe you’re a really great baker. You could put together a small pamphlet with a dozen of your best Christmas Cookie recipes. Or maybe some holiday craft ideas or something relevant to your own area of expertise.
You’ll need promotional flyers which you can either create yourself or have them done at a local print shop. And you’ll need a list of names so you have someone to send your flyer to. You can find websites online that sell mailing lists but it’s best to wait until you have your product. When you buy mailing lists you can choose different groups of people for your list. So if you’re selling that Christmas Cookie Recipes book you created you’d want to get a list that has names of housewives, mothers and people who like to bake.
Then, it’s simply a matter of stuffing the envelopes with your flyer, addressing them to the names on your list, and get started mailing.
The problem with this business model is that you’re going to have to make a huge investment in postage when you get started. Everyone who receives your flyer isn’t going to order your recipe book. In fact, most of your flyers are going to end up in the trash. In order to turn a profit right away you’ll have to charge a lot for your book and that means even fewer people will order it.
So you see, even though you really can make money stuffing envelopes at home, it’s not one of the best ways to do it. However, if working at home is your goal, you can make money with Internet Marketing.
Internet marketing is a very broad term used to describe the process of making money online promoting products or services and there are a million ways you can do it. Blogging is an easy way to enter the marketplace and it’s generally how most people get started.
Setting up a blog is easy. You can set up a free blog at Blogger.com and be blogging away in just a few minutes. You can monetize your blog with ads, or affiliate products or even use your blog to sell your own products – like that Christmas Cookie Recipes book!
If you’re not interested in setting up your own websites but you still want to work at home, look to your own talents. What is it that you do best?
If you consider yourself a good writer there’s a huge need for people who can write good quality web content. If you like to work with graphic design, there’s also a need for people who design logos and the graphics that go along with website design.
Maybe you like to talk a lot with people on Twitter or Facebook or you like to make videos and upload them to YouTube. Maybe you like to read blogs and get involved in the conversation by leaving comments. Believe it or not, these are all tasks that webmasters have to do to promote their websites. To most webmasters they’re tedious and boring time sucks and they’re very happy to pay someone to do it so they can work on other areas of their business.
Yes, you can make money stuffing envelopes at home, but you’re probably not going to be successful. In fact, you’ll probably end up losing a big bundle of money. Start thinking about working online instead and build your own home business.