The Truth About Working from Home Stuffing Envelopes
Have you heard about envelope stuffing? I’m going to share the inside scoop on working from home stuffing envelopes including my personal experience and best success tips! Lets dive in!
What’s envelope stuffing?
Just what it sounds like: workers who stuff envelopes in preparation for mailing or sending those documents off. Stuffing envelopes can be used for a variety of purposes including sending ad flyers, sharing an important message, alerting consumers of a deal, sale, or opportunity, etc.
Wanna know the truth about stuffing envelopes?
There are TONS of jobs advertising this position promising $1-$5 per envelope stuffed or more! You’re interested because it seems like easy money with little skill or education needed to do the job and you’re looking for an income opportunity.
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To get started, you usually have to send money. Not a crazy amount of money but usually $5-$20, sometimes more, in order to get your supplies to get started. You do so and you may or may not receive materials. If you don’t receive the materials, did you get scammed? Probably. If you do receive the materials, did you get scammed? Probably, as well.
Let me tell you why.
If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t. Have you heard that before? It reigns so true. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. I am sure you’ve heard that one too.
If we think this through a bit, would it make sense to pay someone to do a task that a computer can do, a lot faster and cheaper?
What Was My Experience?
I tried envelope stuffing as a young college student. I found opportunities on the Announcements board at school. You know the bulletin board where you can get babysitters, dog walking, post your roommate request, etc.
I also found opportunities in classifieds. There was a free classified book that was in the doorway of local businesses. I’m sure you know what I mean. I used to grab those all the time.
So, I gave it a whirl and sent a total of $15 to 3 different opportunities spread out over a few months. You had to mail money to an address and they sent you info on Getting Started.
Two of three sent me nothing. Nada! But one did send me materials. I forget what it entailed but it was a packet of instructions. Did I do it? No. I think, if memory serves me right, that they wanted me to send more money to really begin. It wasn’t a huge amount but I wasn’t willing to risk any more money.
So there you have it!
Lesson: Go with your gut and think rationally about opportunities.
It can be hard I know. Sometimes people are desperate for money, fall in love with the idea of extra income, or dead broke.
If you are in that boat now, check out this blog. I post tons of info about working from home. This is all based on my personal experience and I only back legitimate, real opportunities.
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