Catalog Delivery, Worthwhile?
May 26, 2010 8:19pm CST
To try and earn a bit extra cash we decided to work for a catalog company. The job was to deliver 200 catalogs to the front door of houses in your area each week, different houses each week of course. After the weekend you had to go round and collect all the catalogs. If the catalog was not left out you had to leave a card in the mailbox saying that you would be back tomorrow. If someone wanted to order from the catalog they would fill out the order form inside and leave it with the catalog outside for you to pick up. You would then fill out an envelope with the delivery day of their order and leave it in the mailbox. At home you would tally up the orders and fill in the main order sheet to be picked up by the area manager. She would deliver last weeks orders at the same time. You would then pack up each order and deliver it to each house. If they were not at home you would leave a card again so they could call you for a delivery time. As you can see, this is a pretty involved process and takes up a fair bit of time and running of your car. While it returned $100 plus a week cash money it was not too bad and it got you out in the fresh air to do a bit of walking. however, due to the economics at the moment the income has dropped to around $50 week which is really not worth all the effort unless you are really desperate for cash. What do you reckon.