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Chain Letters, Mail Order Programs, Making Money By Mail Offers, Opportunity Seekers & Mailings; Do They Work? Yes, Sometimes They Do!

Long  before any of us were born, there were silly, religious, superstitious chain letters that floated around, promising good luck and/or blessings to those who kept the chain going, and actually had wording to scare people into thinking they might have bad luck or even a curse if they broke the so-called chain. How idiotic! But true!

Then, many decades ago, a group of church women, who wanted to raise loads of money for whatever reason, came up with an idea to mail out letters, asking each person to donate a dime, and also mail out three copies of the same letter. Their brilliant idea worked, due to the power of multiplication; 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 and so on! They collected over six thousand dollars in donations thanks to that particular “chain” letter!

Back in the 1940 or 1950s many newer money-making chain letters got started, and for many decades now, there has been a whole sub-culture of people here in the U.S.A. of people who make some money by getting involved with and mailing out copies of various chain letter types of money making programs.

No offense to folks in other countries, but most people in The States cannot afford the postage to mail letters to foreign countries, but if you’re outside the U.S.A. you can probably find a money making letter floating around where you are, or maybe you can start your own.

Some of these mail programs sound very appealing and are very well written, and other people read the letters and choose to get involved. There is the expense, not just for photocopies, envelopes, and a decent mailing list of opportunity seekers or MLM participants, but the cost of postage at 50 cents per stamp… quickly adds up!  

For at least fifty years now, many people here in the U.S.A. have seen, and sometimes participated in various money-making letters, flyers, chain letters, et cetera. Sometimes they are well-written, sometimes they sound mediocre, and others are completely stupid!

A good program might require a new participant to send some money to a handful of other participants, after which they are provided with a camera ready copy of the same flyer with their name and address listed on it. The new participant can then makes many copies, buy a bunch of stamps and envelopes, and even buy a mailing list of opportunity seekers usually on peel and stick labels. So, you must spend some money to begin the process of mailing out letters. If someone does not have at least a hundred bucks to try something like this, then maybe it’s not for them. There are people who blow more than that at one night playing Bingo or visiting a casino.

People who enjoy gambling and/or buying lottery tickets, do not usually mind spending some money on printing, postage, envelopes, and such, because it requires a “risk-taker” or “gambler” mentality. Someone who is extremely frugal, or outright cheap, will never try something like this. God forbid they should waste or lose a few dollars. (By the way, those people all have relatives who will enjoy spending money like drunken pirates after their funerals!)

These days, the money making mail order programs, as they are commonly called, are seemingly logical and workable. Some require the participant to send gifts to the others on the letter (and who says YOU can’t give a gift to someone?) while others claim that the money you send is to buy information, maybe a printed report, or a booklet, or maybe even a subscription to “something.” Some of these programs tell you that you’re buying a mailing list of “opportunity seekers,” to whom you can mail letters of the programs that you’re promoting.

You will want to have an initial budget of at least one hundred dollars to try something like this. After you start mailing out letters, other people will mail you their money making offers, and you will quickly get listed on a mailing list, and your mailbox will soon get flooded with pieces of mail containing many other money making opportunities from other people. If any of those appeal to you, then you might choose to join and try some of them, it’s all up to you. For anyone who is lonely or bored, they might especially enjoy getting flooded with letters!

Another benefit of all this mail that you will receive is that it will provide you with plenty of names and addresses of many other people who attempt to make money at this type of activity. I say “attempt” because there are no guarantees. A mail order money making program might work and it might not. You might make a little money on one, or maybe a lot of money, or maybe no money at all. When you get all of these letters containing the names and addresses of others who enjoy this sort of hobby, you can turn around and send copies of your program to those people, without having to buy or rent a mailing list.

Some of these best mailing programs have a monitor, who usually monitors and makes sure that no one cheats, and the monitor is usually the one who mails a nice, clean, camera-ready copy of the flyer to new participants with their name and address printed on the letter, in the same font and size as the other names, for a more professional look.

Other letters might instruct you to delete the person in either the top or bottom position, move everyone up or down one spot, and then put your name and address on the list. These programs end up looking very sloppy, because many people do not do a nice, neat job of making the necessary changes. These programs often have people cheat by deleting all of the names, and replacing them with the names of various friends and relatives. 

Sometimes a mail order program has you send the money to the monitor, who forwards the funds to the other participants, and sometimes you mail the money directly to each person. It seems that the most popular and most successful programs are the ones that do have a monitor, but that also have you sending the money directly to each of the participants.

These mailing programs sometimes require cash or money order, and some only want you to send cash. If you’re timid or squeamish about sending cash through the mail, then this isn’t for you. I have sent cash and received cash thousands of times, and have never had a problem! Postal employees are never going to chance losing their job for a measly ten or twenty bucks in an envelope, and besides, these days the post office is mostly automated with machines sorting the mail. 

If you think you might enjoy trying this sort of money-making idea, and you DO live in the United States, then Have a Look at this Make Money through the Mail offer!

You can take a chance if you’re tempted, and you just might have loads of fun and you just might make a few dollars, or maybe even much more than you’d expect, and if you don’t, you will at least have a few laughs. Never do something like this with money that you cannot afford to lose, just as when you go to a casino or a horse track or a Bingo parlor, because there is a certain amount of risk involved.

Many Blessings & Good Luck! 

Jennifer