Chain Letters - Do They Work?
Chain letter programs will not
make you rich! All those
claims about the sender pulling in $20,000 the first time around;
$80,000 the second time; and $180,000 the third time; are just
It's best not to get involved in ANY kind of chain letter
scheme because they are ALL illegal, and sooner or later, the
postal authorities will close you down. If they find that you
are, or have been a willing participant, you could be fined,
imprisoned, or face a penalty of both as punishment.
Don't get involved! Chain letters do not, and will not solve
any of your money problems. Anyone, and everyone, with any
experience in direct mail - and a sense of integrity or pride in
their business - will either quickly toss your letter into the
trash or else send it on to the postal inspectors for action on
Probably the biggest reason why chain letters don't work, is
the continuing efforts of reputable mail order dealers in snuffing
out these schemes. Any money actually made or collected by a
chain letter is pocketed by the perpetrators. Sometimes the
person starting, and promoting a chain letter is able to pull in a
hundred dollars or so before the postal authorities "nail" him -
but getting in as the "third name" on the list has never brought
in more than $5 or $10 total - even after such participants have
gone to the work and expense of sending out 1,000 letters. Chain
letters do nothing except cost you money!
However, many people are foolhardy enough to "try anything
once," chain letter schemes being no exception. So if you're one
of these people, and you think that by offering some sort of
product, you can get around the postal authorities, listen:
Do NOT mail your chain letter to any established business.
Especially, do NOT mail to any "known" mail order dealers.
Instead, take your phone book and pick out every tenth name or so,
front to back, and send your letters to these people. An
even better way would be to pull the names from a city
directory - available at your public library - and concentrate
on people living in the less affluent section of town.
Generally speaking, these people are more "money-hungry," less
educated and completely naive to the "truths of mail order."
These will be the people "most-likely" to take you up on anything
with chain letter connotations.
When you receive a chain letter opportunity in the mail, check
the names and addresses against those you already have on file,
and then discard it. Do NOT get involved in or perpetuate
incoming chain letters!
IMPORTANT: Should you receive a chain letter purporting to
sell books or money-making reports, do as advised in the paragraph
Whenever you get a chain letter suggesting the names of
companies selling mailing lists, turn it over to your local
postmaster. The only time you would ever want to rent or buy
names from those companies listed in a chain letter, would be when
you already have "tons of money" and you're doing research to
determine how many nixies you can accumulate from any one list.
Most of the mailing lists from any of the firms I've seen listed
as mailing list sources in chain letters, run about 80-85%
undeliverable, and some of the companies listed aren't even in
Any kind of letter, but specifically chain letters, that
require you to send money to a "printing headquarters" for so many
copies of the letter you received in order for you to get in on
the "big deal," with your name and address imprinted is selling
you printing services! They don't care whether you ever make a
sale, or even if you never mail out one of the letters they're so
willing to print up for you - they make their money up front by
furnishing you with printed paper!
What about multi-level programs by mail? Most are simply
"people pyramids." Organizations that make their profits from new
member fees. Before you get taken in, determine if YOU would
like to have the product they're offering - if YOU want it, send
for it. And before you start sending out letters to recruit new
members, do some common sense market research - what's the real
value of the product; how many people will stand in line to buy
it; and how much of your time and money is it going to cost you in
order to make a hundred dollars a week in clear profits...
Success with anything is simply a matter of having something
DIFFERENT that APPEALS to the WANTS and/or DESIRES of the greatest
number of consumers possible - TARGETING your sales efforts to
reach the people wanting it badly enough to STAND IN LINE TO BUY
IT - and then, make it as PAINLESS as possible for them to achieve
SATISFACTION by purchasing that particular item that fulfills
THEIR NEEDS from YOU!
No apologies are made if you were mislead by the title of this
report or that you paid $2 for the information. Anybody who is
serious about making money in mail order should know that chain
letters are not the way to go.
Within this report, you got the answers to lots of your
questions, and enough to know that the reputable people in mail
order soon learn to stay away from chain letters - Good luck in
all your money-making ventures outside of chain letters!