Do you think it is possible to make money from mail that comes to your mailbox by the postman? Well believe it or not, you can make some extra cash two different ways. Not just by getting mail delivered to your home address but also by sending out junk mail that businesses and various other companies distribute out. I have even tried a couple of these companies myself and I can vouch that they are legit and really do pay.
How Much will I Make?
Don’t expect to get rich or view it as a second job. These methods or simply for extra cash only…possibly a few extra dollars a month. How much can you make? You can expect to earn at least $10 per month and up with US Monitor, around $5 a month from SBKC, Consumer Opinion Institute pays $5 per survey and Survey Savvy is $15. If you complete more than one per month, you would earn $10 for a grand total of all companies combined $35 a month or more depending upon how much you send or receive.
Is this a Scam?
No. These are legit. But there are scams that you need to be cautious of. Beware of the scams out there that claim you will make $10 per envelope mailing out stuffed letters from home. Some companies even claim that you will make close to $1,200 a week as an envelope stuffing agent. What they don’t tell you is that you will have to spend money up-front for the supplies and also be required to recruit your friends, families and others to join and do the same. You will not get paid. You only stand to lose money. If you have entered your credit card information to a website promising that you will make hundreds of dollars mailing letters, they now have your information on file and can continue to charge your card fees without your permission. That is a risk not worth taking.
What to do if you have been scammed?
If you have been scammed online by any company, please try your best to contact them immediately and demand a refund. If they refuse, inform them that you will file a complaint with the FTC Federal Trade Commission, the US Postal Inspection Service, the BBB or Better Business Bureau, ICCC or Internet Crimes Complaint Center and the Attorney’s General Office in your state. You could also contact your bank and notify them so that they can put a stop so that the company cannot access the funds in your account or even close your account (if necessary).
Please watch this video that I created a couple of years ago about mailing envelopes from home below for additional tips.
4 Ways to Make Money from your Mail
SBKC short for Small Business Knowledge Center is very unique because they will actually pay you to send your mail and email solicitations to them. That’s right. Any kind of direct mail or email marketing literature that you receive, you want to keep and send to SBKC. You will get paid in the form of a Visa Debit card for sending them your junk mail. In addition to this, you can also earn cash for participating in periodic mystery shopping surveys. You must be at least 18 in order to join this panel.
US Monitor needs mail decoys who reside in the United States to receive and process mail sent to them by the company. You must work at least 1 hour a day and have a place to store your mail (up to 100 pieces) on a monthly basis. You may also need a scanner and digital camera. Not only will you earn $10 a month but $0.25 per piece of mail that you process.
This market research company will send you surveys in the mail that you can complete for cash. You also have the option of taking paid surveys online for extra cash. Each survey that is sent to you by Consumer Opinion Institute in the mail is worth $5 assuming you complete it. You may also be invited to take mobile surveys on your phone if you agree to give out your cell phone number. This is not required but just an option for their members to earn some extra incentives.
Survey Savvy is another company that I remember using for their direct mail study. They would send you envelopes to send your mail to them and you would get paid around $15 a month or so. I am not sure if they still offer this program or not but if you like the idea of getting paid to send or receive mail, it is worth a try. You can also sign up for Savvy Connect here and get an easy $15 a month just to connect your computer, phone and tablet to download and install their browser. If you just have one device, you will earn $5 a month or $5 per device.
How to Make Full Time Income?
If you want a way to make full time income from home, I recommend that you try starting your own blog or website. You can use Bluehost for all your website needs for less than $4 a month! Don’t forget to use Ebates to get $10 cash back for purchasing your hosting with Bluehost. Take my online course, “How to Start a blog with Blogger or WordPress” if you need assistance starting your own blog and want to know how to do so. You can also check out my book on Amazon, “How to Money Everyday Blogging for Full Time Income“.