The biggest money making phenomenon since The Gold Rush is on now with
many people responding to the home mailer ads placed in papers across the
UK. A carefully worked out and tested plan, which could transform
one from down-trodden depression of economic gloom, into a successful mail
It encourages people to hand over a small amount of money for a large
return, if your cards are played right, or better said, if envelopes are
It is true that more and more people are buying by
mail. Why? Because it is convenient, less hassle, petrol is expensive,
jostling crowds and so forth.
The Home Mailer plays a game. A game they claim is no different from
other forms of business activities. Something many honest, hard working
business men and women would refute. A game that has rules which has
method, strategy and a plan of action.
A good image is one of their most important aspects and they say this
rule is often overlooked by beginners. They believe if you wish to be
treated as a professional, you must behave like one. Which is as easy as
pie according to them, as no one ever sees you, knows who you are, where
you live, what you do, in fact knows nothing about you except what you
show your customers on paper. The cultivation of a business image of
stability and competence is part of their rules to achieve earning those
So, how do you make those big bucks? Who buys and what do they get?
Firstly an advertisement is placed in a newspaper. The bigger the
publication the better. The ad reading something like, "Unlimited
home earnings filling envelopes - send SSAE (stamped self addressed
envelope) to .... You could earn £1000 per 1000 stuffed envelopes."
Then people will respond to your ad. Most people who want to earn more
income won't hesitate to send a SSAE. Letters will start pouring into the
Home Mailer's postbox or letterbox. The Home Mailer will then send a
pamphlet encouraging you to send £32 to receive the opportunity which is
knocking at your door, with their unconditional guarantee that if you
follow their rules you will be delighted with the money you make. After
your £32 is sent away, you simply wait for the exciting opportunity to
Eagerly you watch the postman drop off something, and there it is. A
thin yellow envelope. Your nerves are shot by now as you have been
secretly hoping this would not be another scam. The home mailer says
it's, No buying of stock, no junk mail, no chain letters, no
gambling, no telemarketing, no inventory to maintain, no employees, no
overheads, no special training required, no physical labour, no writing,
no telephone sales, no buying or selling real estate and no loan
So, what can it be?
You have just paid £32 for 5 sheets of paper telling you to place an ad
similar to theirs in a newspaper and wait for potential customers.
Customers who will send you a SSAE which in turn you will stuff with a
letter encouraging them to send you £32. If they do, you have started to
earn your big bucks. You may expect to receive approximately 500 replies
to your advertisement if placed in a publication with a circulation of one
million. According to Home Mailer professionals you may expect 20% of
these replies to place their order with you at a cost of £32. That is of
course if you have followed their rules. A simple calculation and this
tells you that a sweet profit of £2500 or more per 1000 envelopes per
week has been reached. You have started earning those big bucks.
Hang-on, you'll say. What does the customer
get for his £32, just five sheets of paper which explains how to place an
ad, stuff envelopes and rake in the money?
So, is this legal?
No. It is illegal as it
is a pyramid scheme and punishable by large fines. People who have
responded to these ads and are engaged in these activities have to face
the consequences, either carry on this intriguing plan and risk a hefty
fine, a jail sentence or loose their money invested and seek an honest
word list can be found here with other fun activities
note that many home mailing businesses are reputable and the article above
should not be construed with any reputable home mailing business.
This is merely an educational lesson for students.
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