Impact Mailing Club Review – Earn via Snail Mail?

Hey guys, and welcome back to Make that Sea Change. Today, we are going to get into our DeLorean and go back in time with my Impact Mailing Club Review. Why back in time? Well because this ‘site’ is all about making money via good old snail mail. And what’s more, I can potentially makeup to $1000 commission for every person who signs up as a result of receiving my postcard.

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So, what are they signing up to? Well to be honest, I am not sure. You see I have seen this name pop up a bit lately in my research and I then received an email (via a mailing list I was ‘opted in” to on another – ummm – dubious site). So, as usual, I thought I should check it out.

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For this review, I will run you through:

  • What it is
  • How it works
  • Pros and Cons
  • Cost
  • My recommendations

Can you earn via snail mail? Well technically I guess you could. Do I recommend it? No, I really do not… Read on to see why…

What is Impact Mailing Club?

Ummmmm, you know what, as best as I can tell what you are buying into is the business of signing other people up to the business. You have heard of pyramid selling right? – We will discuss this a little later but in the meantime, let’s see what there actually is.

Well firstly, there is no website to speak of, in fact, the link on the email took me to a 404 error page which, if I was not intent of reviewing this product, would normally have been the end of it all for me. I remembered however that most references I had seen for it had been on YouTube, so I had a look there, found a video, located a link on the comments and I was taken to a PDF download with all the info. There is also a FaceBook group which I joined.

impact mailing club - facebook

I can then see lot’s (well, a few) of people opening their intro packs – i.e. those who have spent money – and some of those same people posting their postcards.

How does it work?

Ok, so here is how it works:

You choose the membership level payment that you wish to make:

impact mailing club - membership plans

You receive your postcards, mailing lists and labels (you will have already sent the stamps for the postcards)

impact mailing club - what you get

From here, you post your postcards and wait for people to respond, sign up and send their own postcards

How much does it really cost?

The whole shebang works on tiered memberships which are purchased by sending money and stamps to three people on a list – pppyyyyrrrraaaammmmiiiidddddd…..

impact mailing club - sending instructions

On any membership tier, you will receive commissions for the next person that you convince to sign up once they purchase a membership themselves. They are then placed underneath you on your own version of the above table so that you are getting commissions based on the sales that they make.

The other cost that you will need to incorporate into your thinking here is that you also need to purchase stamps to send to your own up line as you pay your membership dues.

How is this not a pyramid scheme?

It is a pyramid scheme – well, technically as members are paying each other directly, I guess it is more of a cash gifting scheme instead – which is still illegal. What it does do is remind me of the old mailing schemes that started up way back when snail mail was where it was at and they were not illegal. So to answer the question above, technically you are not joining just to give money to others, you are joining to get a product that you can then use to make some money via commissions. It is the provision of products that gets these types of sites around the relevant legislation as they mirror the processes of the more legit MLM sites (see below for more information).

I had a pretty good look through the membership tiers (what I could see anyway) and indeed there are products and services on offer such as support, training and access to member only functions (there are no pictures of these on FaceBook). But again, the product you are selling is a tiered membership and not the products individually.

At a glance

impact mailing club - logoProduct Name: Impact Mailing Club

Founder: Unknown

Product Type: Pyramid membership scheme

Price: Tiered membership options starting at $100

Best For: Anyone who thinks that they can make money posting membership deals via snail mail

    Recommended: No

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    Pros

    • There is a FaceBook group

    Cons

    • It is a pyramid scheme.
    • You are selling nothing but the chance to make commissions.
    • You are sending cash to strangers.
    • No chance of recourse if you are scammed.

    How much is it?

    • Tiered memberships – as above – $100 – $2000

    Do I recommend it?

    Look, I usually don’t really waste energy on these types of products either way however, in this case it just looks a little to amateurish and shonky for my liking – after all, you are sending cold hard cash to people you don’t know removing any recourse for getting your money back via a credit card provider should you be completely scammed.

    At the end of the day, I just can’t recommend a site that asks people to purchase a membership into something that really has nothing to it. Like many of these types of products, I am sure that there are people out there that can and do make some money out of it, but my guess is that they would be few and far between.

      It is Illegal?

      In many countries around the world, pure money based pyramided schemes are illegal. This is due to the fact that as recruitees dry up, the schemes tend to fail and fall apart before those last in can see any return on their investment. Now again, technically MLM programs are also pyramided schemes due to their hierarchical nature but are allowed to function in most countries around the world – mainly because there are physical products involved, meaning that the person whom you refer is actually getting something for their purchase. Another reason is that MLM are free to join.

      Now I am not a lawyer but my guess here, as I have said earlier, is that Impact Mailing Club gets around legalities by offering a range of products and services when signing to tiered levels. The real risk here is that as it is a money based scheme, the chances of it falling over, or being pulled in favour of the next iteration before you make any money are, in my humble opinion, quite high.

      How does it compare to my #1 Recommendation?

      If you are someone who wants to ‘dabble’ in this world and are prepared to risk some of your hard-earned cash then as I say, this might be a program that can maybe make you some money. If, however, you are looking to build yourself a sustainable online business that you own, can make passive income from and can set up a real website for free, then I recommend that you give Wealthy Affiliate a try.

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      Conclusion

      So there you have it, my honest review and appraisal of Impact Mailing Club. I hope it has been of assistance but as usual, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out by commenting below.

      Are there any other programs you have been looking at but want to know more about? If so, please comment below and I will do my best to get some details for you.

      Until next time

      Have fun

      Paul

      Note: If you make a purchase from this page, there is a very good chance that I make a commission from it – these commissions do not increase your sale price. I am not an affiliate of Impact Mailing Club.

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      Impact Mailing Club

      $100 - $2000
      2.6

      Ease of use

      8.0/10

      Support

      1.0/10

      Cost

      2.0/10

      Achievement of Outcomes

      1.0/10

      Completeness of product

      1.0/10

      Pros

      • There is a FaceBook group

      Cons

      • It is a pyramid scheme
      • No chance of recourse if you are scammed
      • You are selling nothing but the chance to make commissions.
      • You are sending cash to strangers.

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