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Make Money Stuffing Envelopes?

I just about lost my mind when I saw that people are still searching the Internet for topics like “make money stuffing envelopes.”

Maybe I should back up a bit.  I was looking in Google to see what people are searching for and came across the fact that 3,600 people per month are still looking up information on the subject.

People, don’t you know that you can’t make money doing this?  It is a scam that has been around ever since I can remember.  So let me just say, “You can’t make money with envelope stuffing.”

It is always a safe bet to know that something is a scam when it is worded like it is a job but they want you to pay for the shipping and handling before you get the opportunity to make any real money.

I once got taken for a ride on a scam with Native American jewelry assembly.  You needed to assemble tiny beaded jewelry that takes many hours just to assemble one and then you would only get paid about $2 for it.  When you did the math you were only making about 0.50 to 0.75 cents an hour.

The scam is that they know you will give up and they will keep your shipping and handling money for a nice profit.  When done in volume, they make out like gangbusters because what they really did was sell you an unassembled product for a nice profit!

So the moral of the story is that you can’t make money stuffing envelopes.  There are no shortcuts.  Whether you are trying to make money online or off, you need to be smart and do your homework.  Pay your dues by putting in the time that it takes to learn how to market and you will surely make it.

Have you had a bad experience with a scam offer?  I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

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Your Article Marketing Plan

If you decide that you want to get started in Internet Marketing and you don’t want to break the bank with paid methods like PPC, than you need an article marketing plan.

You can utilize article marketing as a free strategy so that you can test the waters safely.  But don’t fall into the trap that most people fall into where they believe that they will see success quickly and when they don’t they give up.

With articles you must give it time and be consistent with submitting on a regular basis.  This method will increase your website traffic gradually and by a large amount if you work at it.

What you need is a plan.  Sit down and write it out.  I know that you probably believe that you don’t need to do this but trust me, you do!  Something mysterious happens when you write things down.  Things have a much better chance to come to life when placed in print.  I believe that it forces the subconscious to realize that you mean business and when it believes, anything is possible.

Your plan doesn’t have to be like homework.  It just needs to be a course of action.  You see, it’s the action that causes creation.  Make an outline of how many articles that you want to write per month.  Then break that down into days and then into how many articles you can write in an hour.

Then figure out how many articles that you can submit to the various article directories.  If you decide to create a lot of articles, submit a different article to each directory and target different anchor text keywords in each article.

Before you know it you will be getting a steady stream of traffic to your website and making sales of your own product or of an affiliate product.

Do you have questions about your article marketing plan?  If so, be sure to leave a comment and I’ll be sure to help you out as best as I can.

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