Mail Order – Acting on Opportunity
When commencing a mail order business it is important that you become aware of just how many companies are run via this method of doing business. It is a proven fact that dozens of small and large companies make great profits from the direct mail business – just think about what you receive in the mail! Almost everyday we get flyers and brochures from all sorts of companies selling magazines, books, clothing, household items – even vacation packages!
Some of them you may toss away without even looking at the flyer or brochure; some of them you may read; and some of the flyers or brochures you may buy from, especially if you know the company and have bought from them before.
A direct mail business is something to feel proud about. Just like opening a storefront – except this business needs so little investment and, with perseverance, you almost can’t help but win.
As with any other moneymaking enterprise – from working for someone else, to owning and operating your own company – the direct mail business requires energy. But it doesn’t take away enthusiasm or confidence. In fact, the more positive thought you put in the more rewards you will reap.
Decide on how much you want to earn, how much energy you can devote to this business and how much you want out of it. You can operate a successful direct mail business in your spare time, with very little financial investment, but it is up to you to make it work!
So then, what do you need to get started?
What you will Need
You can run a small direct mail business out of your home from the kitchen table. All you really need is a mailing address list, a few dollars for a classified ad that can either be placed on the social or classified sites on the internet, and a product that sells.
If you’re just starting in this business, you do not need to invest in elaborate equipment or expensive manufacturing. In fact, you may find several products to sell that require minimum investment and bring in a maximum profit.
Once you get going, you will need the usual stationery supplies such as a stapler, cellophane tape, mailing envelopes, address labels and file folders. You may invest in a filing cabinet and a desk. And, you will need to use a computer and printer to type up letters and mail-outs.
The most costly items are your computer and printer, but even when you have established a high profit business you can still operate it from home with limited resources.
Please read the next article for more on this topic……