Tips on Creating a Money Making Classified Ad
Classified ads are a great way to start a mail order or direct mail business. With the right classified ad, you could make a five or six figure income in just one year. Many small time entrepreneurs have started million dollar businesses with simple classified ads. You probably won’t make five or six figures from just one ad. However, with additional ads and back end sales, you can grow your income.
To become successful at writing a good classified ad, you need to understand what you can and can’t do with a classified ad. There are some ads that try to sell products for $15 or more from the ad. Do you really think someone is going to send a stranger $15 or more from just a few words? This type of advertising with a classified ad does not work. What you can do is request one or two dollars for a report you’re trying to sell. People will send this small amount for more information. You could also ask for a self addressed stamped envelope in the ad.
The best option for a classified ad is to send a person free information. You can ask for a SASE or a dollar or two. However, if your ad is sending something that is free, you should get a higher response rate. This method of marketing is really good at sending a high number of people interested in your offer, to your business. When a person requests for your free information, be sure to send it back to them that same day.
In a classified ad, when people are looking at the classified section, they are scanning through and looking at the headlines. If your headline gives them something they want, they will respond to your ad. You don’t want to exaggerate or make any kind of false claims. You want to get prospects that are high quality. It would be great to promise someone a million dollars from a small classified ad, but if you can’t give them this promise in your sales letter, you won’t gain them as a customer. You have instantly turned off a potential buyer, and anything you say in the future the prospect will probably not believe in you.
Always be sure to place your ad in the section that what your offering is related to. If your offering a program on how to make money in the mail order business, then you’ll want to put your ad in the business opportunities or money making section. Use these tips to help create your winning classified ad. If you create a perfect ad, you could be on your way to creating a big business right from your home.