How to Earn with a Money Making Ad Sheet

Written by Patrick Baghestani

Publishing and distributing a mail order ad sheet can be very profitable. They are simple and easy to produce, with most quick print shops able to handlerepparttar printing at fairly low cost. The important consideration is that you can use them to pull in advertising dollars for yourself, as a free advertising media for your own products, and as an exchange medium with which to get greater exposure for your own ads.

Before starting an ad sheet, you should plan it all out - decide on an interesting, informative title, choose a masthead, lay out your columns for size, determine if it is to be a simple 8 1/2 x 11 single sheet of paper or an 11 x 17 sheet folded in half. You'll also need to know your production cost forrepparttar 116946 number you intend to have printed, andrepparttar 116947 post age cost to mail them out.

Most ad sheets start out as single sheets of paper, 8 1/2 x 11, printed on both sides. Usually,repparttar 116948 front side is divided into three equal columns about 2% inches wide, with a inch margin fromrepparttar 116949 edge ofrepparttar 116950 paper on both sides and top and bottom.

Assuming thatrepparttar 116951 space occupied by your title, masthead and listing of rates for advertisers interested in placing an ad with you is two inches deep, this leaves you about 24 inches of advertising space to sell onrepparttar 116952 front side. Figuring a cost of $50 for 1,000 copies of such an ad sheet, printed both sides, and a third-class bulk-rate postage of $110, this means that your 24 inches of ad space will have to be sold at a rate of $6.25 each in order to break even. This means: You h ave to sell all ofrepparttar 116953 ad space onrepparttar 116954 front of your ad sheet at $6.25 Per ad - and then expect to make your profits fromrepparttar 116955 sale ofrepparttar 116956 back side of your ad sheet. Actually, it would be feasible to charge $7.00 per inch forrepparttar 116957 space onrepparttar 116958 front side, and carry your own full page ad onrepparttar 116959 back side. At any rate, don't box yourself into a loss situation where you can't afford to place your own ads in your ad sheet.

You get ads by making up an advertising solicitation sales letter and sending it out to as many mail order dealers as you can find. You can also run ads in other people's publications, invitingrepparttar 116960 readers to check with you regarding placement of an ad in your publication. And of course, you'll be wanting to work out some exchange advertising deals (whereby another publisher runs your ad in his publication, and you run his in exchange). Fromrepparttar 116961 experience of many, many publishers, this can be one ofrepparttar 116962 most effective ways of getting your ads run, at low/no cost, and it is recognized to be successful inrepparttar 116963 field of Mail Order.

You probably won't be able to fill up all of your available ad space with paid ads until you're well established - but no problem - first you fill your ad space with paid ads, and then you fill inrepparttar 116964 empty space with ads of your own. Some beginning advertisers fill a part of their empty space with complimentary ads for other mail order operators, send them a copy ofrepparttar 116965 issue in whichrepparttar 116966 complimentary ad appears, and invite them to continuerepparttar 116967 ad on a "paid" basis from there. Many of them will appreciaterepparttar 116968 favor and send you a check or money order to continue runningrepparttar 116969 ad.

How To Be A Successful Home Business Working Mother

Written by Jacinda Harrison

For most of us Internet entrepreneursrepparttar reality of starting our own home business on a full time basis is not a reality.

With financial and/or family commitments a priority it is hard work to get a home business offrepparttar 116945 ground and nurture it into a successful money making venture.

Working a job atrepparttar 116946 same time is a necessity for 99% of us just starting up.

Where do you findrepparttar 116947 available time? How do you reach a balance between your home, your family, your job AND your home business?

These are very elusive questions aren’t they?

I have compiled a list of ten exclusive tips to help you and others just like myself.

These are tips and advice, which I have found to be beneficial in helping me to reach a balance and also to keep my sanity, when at times I have been ready to tossrepparttar 116948 home business aside as it just seemed too hard to do it ALL…..!

1) Write down a list of main goals you want to achieve with your home business. Eg: Financial freedom, More time with family. Print this out and pin it up where you will read it each day. This will keep you motivated and remind you why you stay up all those late nights!

2) Choose a home business that you will put your heart into. If you haverepparttar 116949 desire to succeed then you will succeed. If you enjoy your home business then making room for it in your life will not be a chore.

3) Set a quantity of hours to devote to your home business each week. Be realistic. You may only have 30 minutes or one hour a day available on a regular basis. If you manage to spend extra hours – well done, and you will feel proud for doing so.

4) Write a weekly TO DO list. One for business and one for home. Be realistic. This will give you activities to work towards. Check them off as you complete them. You will feel a sense of achievement.

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