This used to be a direct sales catalog. But then it expired. And I didn’t want to waste it. So now it’s a snazzy envelope. Want to make one too? It’s super easy. I’ll show you how.
Oh, and before I forget, make sure you download your printable guide to creating envelopes out of old catalogs, yours free, just click the link under this video. That way you don’t have to watch this WHOLE video over again to make yours. Just follow the super simple instructions. And keep your copy in your direct sales training notebook.
Here’s what you will need:
Old envelopes and tape. Pretty simple, right?
The first thing you’ll need to do is to separate out the pages of the old catalog. If your catalog has staples, you’ll open it to the middle page and remove the staples. Then the pages just slide apart. If your catalog is glued, try to find the middle page and work the seam back and forth until you can tear it in two. Then rip the pages out one by one.
Now, every company has different sized catalogs. I’ve used a Mia Bella catalog here and a Tupperware one here. I had to tape a few pages together to get the right size. You’ll have to experiment with the unique sized catalog your company has to offer. With the Mia Bella catalog, I’ve taped four pages together. With Tupperware, I’ve tapped six. You may have extra-large catalogs and only need to tape two.
This is a great project for your kids by the way. It’s always terrific when we can work our business with our families. Once you’ve shown them how to do it, give them a stack of catalogs and a roll of tape and have them go at it! Offer to bribe them with a few dollars if necessary. It’s a business expense.
Once you have your taped-together catalog sheet, it’s all pretty easy. Simply fold in both sides of your catalogs to meet in the center. Tape the sides together.
Now, for the bottom, fold over once just a little bit, and then fold the catalogs up leaving a little room at the top to close it off, if desired. Tape the bottom. You can use a piece of paper as a guide to make sure you’re leaving yourself enough room.
If you’re going to be mailing with your envelopes, put what you want inside, and then close the top the same way you closed the bottom. Put labels and stamps on the envelope, and pop it in the mail.
If you’re going to use it for fundraising, you have a couple options here. You can leave the top totally open, or you can take one extra step and put two hole punches in the top, and thread a ribbon through. It looks cute, and the materials will likely stay in better.
And that’s it! Make sure you click on the link below to download your free guide to turning old catalogs into envelopes for quick reference, and for your Direct Sales Training Notebook, and if you haven’t yet signed up for the free Fundraising Made Easy webinar, where I show you 5 Easy Ways to Profit from Direct Sales Fundraisers, And How To Add Residual Fundraising Income To Your Business In the Next 30 Days or Less, you can do that below. Don’t miss out on this free business building training!