Listing names of Big Mail Requestors, and sending out packages of
Big Mail is an easy way to get your start in the business of
selling by mail.

There are a number of mail operators pulling in an easy, extra
thousand dollars a month, by what you’d hardly call work–doing
nothing more than receiving money for advertising a list of
people’s names interested in receiving Big Mails, and sending out
envelopes stuffed to overflowing with Big Mail.

Regardless of where you live, your age, teenager or senior
citizen, man or woman, there is no reason you can’t do the
same—pull in an extra thousand dollars a month, with the same

Getting started is NOT as easy as turning on a water tap, but
then your initial investment will amount to practically
nothing—And the requirements upon your time shouldn’t amount to
more than a few hours a week.

First, let’s define the market—Who wants Big Mails, and why
they want it…Big Mails are wanted or should be wanted by just
about every person in business, especially those involved in
selling product via the mails, in order to keep himself abreast
of who is doing what, how they’re doing it, the new offers being
made and the newcomers to the business. The reasoning is because
of the time and postage saved by automatically receiving all of
this information, as opposed to writing and mailing letters to
each individual offer you see that arouses your interest, not to
mention the time saved searching thru all the different
publications to discover these things. Some people–the dreamers
and the lonely–like to receive Big Mails simply for the sake of
having mail delivered to them every day. There’s no sure way of
determining which of your Big Mail Requestors these people
are–so you just forget about it, and send your Big Mails to
everybody on your list. Besides, the actual number of people in
this category are fewer than you might suspect.

Now, let’s define what’s inside a Big Mail Package you or your
buyers–Big Mail Requestors–will be receiving in the
mail—Generally, you’ll find a least one, but usually several
publications: ad sheets, tabloid mail order newspapers, and an
occasional newsletter. The rest is almost always a collection of
various product advertising circulars. At least two of these
circulars will be from the person sending the package to you in
the first place.

Many, if not most of the beginners in this business, first get
their name listed as a Big Mail Requestor, on as many Big Mails
Wanted list as possible. They then Save the mail they receive and
once a week, every other week, or once a month, they stuff their
accumulated Big Mail into individual envelopes and send it to the
names on their list of people who have paid to be listed as Big
Mail Requestors.

Don’t forget—All Big Mail suppliers always include a least a
couple of two-sided circulars of their own. These are usually
Commission Circulars–product advertising circulars, sometimes
provided by a prime source or distributor with a blank space on
the reply coupon for the dealer doing the mailing to rubber stamp
his business name and address. More often than not, the
distributor furnishes the dealer with “camera ready” copies of
circulars to use. The dealer takes these circularss to a quick
print shop, and has several thousand copies made up with his
business name and address imprinted on each circular.

Everytime you send out a package of Big Mail, always include two
advertising circulars of your own–circulars that may interest
the recipient and cause him or her to send to you for the product
or service offered.

These can be commission–dropship–products that you have
devised, produced and are selling.

Incidentally, the best way to go with commission circulars is to
ask for or get a camera-ready copy of the original, and have a
large quantity of them printed locally with your name in place of
the supplier. This will save you hours of very boring work
entailed in rubber stamping your name on several thousand
circulars. If for whatever reason it’s too expensive to get your
circulars printed locally, then check around for a printer who
does business by mail, and will make your circulars for you with
your name and address on the ordering coupon. Also it will almost
always pay for you to have the printer fold your circulars for
you before he ships them to you, he can do it all in about an
hour, while it could take you a couple of days to a week or
longer to fold 5,000 circulars yourself.

You can include as many product circulars in your package of Big
Mail as you want, but..It’s been proven time and time again that
three very good–outstanding–circulars related to the same idea,
bring back more responses than envelope overflowing with
circulars. What I’m saying is that a circular inviting the
recipient to send for Book #317, ” How To Make Money Writing &
Selling Simple Information”, plus a circular on Book #365″
$50,000 a Year from Mail Order Ads”,will pull far more inquires
than 10 or 12 different circulars inviting the recipient to send
for a mixture of related items.

The reason is quite simple—After about 3 circulars you begin to
overwhelm the recipient with opportunities. In reality, he’d like
all of the books you’re offering but he only wants to spend so
much and therefore he’s faced with a decision of which ones to
send for—and more often than not, he ends up not sending for
any of them.

Including as mini-catalog listing of your offerings is quite
different, and generally acceptable to most people receiving big
mail packages, or product advertising in the mail. Generally,
this is regarded as not so much loose paper and something they
can hang on to for a while and maybe order from, much the same as
they order from Wards or Sears Catalog.

When you’ve got your name listed on a number of lists as Big Mail
Requestor, ad after you’ve got a steady supply of this kind of
mail coming to you, start placing ads of your own in some larger
circulation ad sheets and other mail order publications as a Big
Mail Supplier. For ideas on ads to use, glance thru any mail
order publication and come up with one you think will bring the
most replies.

Now you’re on your way with the basic plan and “know-how” for a
fast start as a Big Mail Supplier.

In order to expand your big mail operations into a real
money-making business, compile a list of magazines, newsletters,
mail order tabloids and ad sheets.Then draft a letter to these
publishers, advising them that you supply them with several
hundred prospective subscribers each month. Explain that your
prospects come from responses to national advertising, which you
run at no cost to them, the publishers…Go on to explain that
your national advertising offers Free Trail Subscriptions to the
nation’s leading money-making publications, and that you feel
your list will be incomplete without his publication…

Sweeten the pot further by detailing how you’ll be sending the
names and addresses of these fresh prospects on peel ‘n stick
labels—that these mailing lists will belong to him on
receipt—and that you encourage him to copy them for follow up

You charge each of these publishers $100 a year for this service,
and even when you have 100-150 signed, keep looking for and
attempting to sign more publishers. Don’t ever stop soliciting
publishers, and go after the biggest as well as the very smallest
of them…

With a number of accounts signed and paid, you place an ad such
as the following, in several national publications:

publications! Free trail subscriptions! $2 for processing to (
your name and address).

When the responses to your ads come in, type the names and
addresses onto “master” sheets or put them into your computer
system as respondents to your advertising. Sometime around the
15th of each month, copy your masters onto the number of customer
sheets of labels you need, and send them out. You bank the money
from your advertising respondents.

One hundred publishers time $100 each means $10,000 per year…
A minim of 200 Respondents to your advertising each month means
another $4,800 per year…And then, by contracting with a
reputable list broker such as Group One Communications, 2321 NE
Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach, Fl 33457—to handle the rental of
the “Hot” names you accumulate each month, you should be able to
double or triple these figures…And $30,000 income your first
year in the Big Mail business is nothing to “cry about” at all!!!

Meanwhile you’ve got all these new prospects, to whom you can
send your own sales materials…You can also expand your services
and become a subscription agency, a publications distributor, or
even a mail order publications Advertising Agency…

You could compile, publish and sell directories of newsletters,
tabloids and ad sheets…Directories of Mail Order
Associations…Mailing lists of people wanting Big Mails…or
mailing lists of people want Commission Circulars.


There’s an exciting new “down-home” kind of business springing up
among homeowners all across the country. It’s called Bed and

Basically, this is a transplant of European Hospitality, adapted
and refined to the American way of doing things. To foreign
visitors, it’s the comfort and hospitality of home—staying
overnight “with people of the land” and enjoying a hearty
breakfast—without the traditional gaudiness and plastic
feelings visitors get from most big cities in the United States.
To U.S. citizens, it is a welcome alternative to the same old
hotel/motel circuit.

Now, all it takes is a spare bedroom, a good cook ad an outgoing
personality. Prices per night range from a low $25 to $100 or

If you have an extra bedroom, a large home, or extra space in
your farm house, you have the necessary beginnings to start
making extra income as a Bed and Breakfast Inn. One of the
beautiful aspects of this idea is that so long as you’re hosting
“overnight visitors” on a small scale no licenses will be
required. It’s always best, however to check with your local
authorities just to be sure.

Naturally, your “visitors” will expect a clean, neat and
comfortable home. So assuming that your home meets these
prerequisites, and you have a spare bedroom, simply ‘doll it up”
a bit. Make sure it’s painted brightly, there’s an outside
window, lots of room, closet space and bureau, and perhaps a
small writing desk, and a large comfortable bed, or twin beds.

Most foreign visitors will expect and appreciate a “quick tour”
of the interesting sights in your area. However, as your
particular popularity as a B&B Host grows, you’ll find that a
lot of American tourists and business people on the road will
begin availing themselves of your hospitality. Certainly with
these people, it won’t always be necessary to give the “Red
Carpet” visitors treatment.

Which brings us to the basic appeal of a Bed and Breakfast Inn.
Travelers seem to be looking for, and appreciate a quiet
“home-style” place to stay. Generally, they enjoy visiting with
the people off the superhighway and want to get away from the
sterilized atmosphere and sameness of hotels and motels.

Most people will either write to you ahead of time, inquiring
about the possibilities of staying at your home while in your
town or city. This means a bit of advertising on your part, or
listing your availability with a B&B broker. Some people will
check the local telephone listings, and the newspaper
advertisements when they arrive in a strange town. And some
people will just be driving across the country, come to a town or
city they think is interesting, and start driving through the
residential areas looking for Bed and Breakfast Inns.

Thus, you should have a small sign posed either in your front
yard or on the front of your house. This sign needn’t be much
more than about two feet wide and about ten inches deep. It need
only state: BED AND BREAKFAST–Inquire Within or Call 123-4567.

For newspaper advertising, a similar listing in the personal
column of your local paper, particularly on Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays, will be all you’ll need. But when it comes to the
yellow pages of your telephone and business directories, go with
a small display ad that describes in greater detail the comforts
and pleasures of your service.

Be sure to list your services with all the travel agencies in
your area. A brochure or a short synopsis of what you offer will
most assuredly give the travel agents an idea for steering
visitors your way. At the same time, listing your services in a
number of national travel magazines –particularly those that
cater to women— will bring customers in for you.

Listing your services with a broker usually won’t cost you
anything up front, but they will expect a certain
percentage–usually about 25% of the total bill. This same
arrangement applies with travel agents.

Now, suppose you’re organized and ready to receive your first
customers. You greet them as host or hostess and offer to assist
them in getting situated in the room or rooms you have for them.
If they’d like to take a drive around your area and see the
points of interest, you do that. And then in the morning, serve
them a big, delicious breakfast.

You’ll probably find that foreign visitors will want to stay
several days. With most people of this country who are just
travelling through your area, it’ll be a one-night stopover.
Whatever, if they want to sleep comfortably through the night,
eat breakfast and be on their way, so be it. If they want to stay
around after breakfast and plan an itinerary for a compete visit
in your area, your assistance and help will be greatly
appreciated. (Remember those recommendations)!

That’s it! The complete how and why of this tremendously
profitable business that’s becoming more and more popular. It’s
called Bed & Breakfast, and it’s very definitely a low investment
idea. And you can parlay it into a very interesting and
comfortable income producing business–all from the comfort of
your own home!


One of the easiest (and best) ways of making extra money is by collecting old newspapers and selling them to a “recycling plant” in your area.

Just look around your own home–in the garage or the basement. What do you do with the old newspapers after you’ve read them? Most likely they are piled up in a corner of the garage or basement until one of your kids asks if he can haul them off for the school or cub scout paper drive. Or maybe your wife and kids get ambitious some weekend, clean out the garage and haul all those newspapers off to the collection truck at the local shopping center.

It’s true that selling stacks of newspapers you’ve accumulated during the past couple of months or so won’t make you rich, or really mount to much of an extra income. But think about the stacks of old newspapers you would have if you were to collect and haul away for the people in your neighborhood–say a ten-pound stack of newspapers from each house on your street every Saturday. The picture changes, doesn’t it?

If you’re serious, and get yourself properly organized, you can easily make $300 or more every weekend.

Right now,the going rate for old newspapers is about $50 a ton, depending upon your area. Most recycling depots prefer the paper lose rather than bundled or sacked. Check with the recycling plant you plan to sell to before delivery to them. Cardboard–ordinary cardboard boxes that have been flattened–is bring approximately $75 a ton. If you’re going to collect old newspapers, you may just as well take cardboard too. Most people have old boxes around that are just taking up space, ad some will even pay you to get rid of them.

You start clearing a space in your garage for storage. One side of a two-car garage, or just an 8 by 12 foot space would be sufficient. If you have a garden shed that is dry, that would work well also. Some collectors even rent space in a neighborhood mini-warehouse.

Next, you should place and ad in your community newspaper or the weekly shopping news, something like this: Junk, old newspapers and cardboard boxes hauled away. Phone 123-4567. Then visit your neighbors. Tell them you are collecting and hauling away all the old newspapers and boxes in te neighborhood each week. You might offer them $5 a month if they’ have everything ready fr you when you make your weekend collection round.

On Saturdays, starting at about 9:00 a.m., rent an open trailer and hitch it to your car. if you have a pick-up truck, so much the better. With your wife and kids, a coupe of neighbor boys, or perhaps a couple of teenage “huskies” you’ve hired through your local high school, start making your rounds.

You drive the car with the trailer. Your helpers, one on each side of the street, knock on each door and ask the residents if they have any old newspapers or cardboard boxes you can haul away for them.

It would be advantageous for you to have a large sign on each side of your trailer, and on each side of the car as well. It might read: Paper Collection Service.

Visit the people you’ve talked to on your block first. That will give you some paper in the trailer and from there, you just expand. Go to the next block and the next, driving up and down the streets, visiting, stopping at all the homes, in an ever expanding ripple from your own street.

When your trailer is full of old newspapers, you can either take them directly to your recycling plant and sell the load, or take them to your storage area, unload them, and get everything organized. It’s very important, though, that you get right back to the job of knocking on doors and collecting more newspapers and cardboard.

Some people will (foolishly) collect a load, take it in for sale, and then waste the time gloating over the easy money they’ve just made. One load won’t make you rich or even pay for your time. Get right back on the job and collect as many loads as the daylight hours will allow.

Make the same rounds; follow the same collection route, at least once every two weeks. Once you’ve got the routine working well, you’ll be ready to hire a couple of high school or college students to help, perhaps with another car and trailer.

The best way to pay your help is with a percentage of the tonnage you sell. And then too, once you have it all together, you’ll want to go with a truck or trailer that allows you to haul a couple of tons of paper per load.

It’s important that you make regular rounds, calling on the same houses regularly. After about six months of this, you’ll be ready to open a local recycling depot.

This simply means taking the accumulation of paper out of your home or garden shed ad moving it to a business location. Because of your advertising in the newspapers, and the sign on your truck or trailer, people will be calling you during the week to come and pick up paper they have ready for you. Also, your neighbors will very likely be dropping by with armloads of paper for you from time to time, as well. Specifically, these are the reasons you’ll need storage space to store paper in your garage or other storage area until you have enough to load up and take to the recycling plant.

One of the best locations for your recycling depot is an abandoned or closed down service station perhaps a vacant , or even a corner of a large shopping center parking ara. You’ll need a scale (you can rent or lease one of these for a small amount), and a quick set-up tent or large truck.
What you want to do is establish a location where people can come to you They bring their newspapers and two cents a pound for cardboard boxes. You an hire someone to man this center for you during the day, or perhaps only open between 4 and 6 o’clock in the afternoons. Advertise your hours, and be dependable, so that people can count on you.

Even though you have a collection depot, you’ll still want to continue your weekend collection rounds. But with a collection depot,you can hire other people to do the driving, knock on doors,make the collections and transfer their loads into the depot facility. If it’s a big truck or trailer, you’ll be selling ten to fifteen tons of paper whenever you make your trips to te recycling plant.

Another important thing you should think about doing is getting the whole community involved with you. Get them to thinking about recycling paper and selling to you. Run some promotions; work for free publicity;and be conspicuous. Don’t be embarrassed; everyone is aware of te need for recycling everting that can be recycled. And you’ll be admired as someone with the ambition to make it happen, picking up a good second income while you’re doing it.

The complete business start-up manual HOW TO START YOUR OWN PAPER RECYCLING SERVICE, can be obtained from the distributor who supplied this report. Ask for Manual #3316