One of the most long-standing money making technique is the idea of envelope stuffing, which is frequently promoted both online and offline. Hazel Peppergood envelope stuffing is one site that takes advantage of the idea, suggesting that you can legitimately earn more than $1,800 every month just by filling envelopes.
The idea sounds amazing and the site itself is filled with marketing that claims the idea really does work. But, how effective is the approach really? Does Hazel Peppergood actually provide a way to make money, or is the whole concept just a scam? After all, excessive hype is one of the hallmarks of an online scam and Hazel Peppergood has no shortage of bold claims.
*Note: I do not know if Hazel Peppergood is a real name, or just the website brand. My review here is of the opportunity presented, not the person who created the website.
The Hazel Peppergood Site
The website for Hazel Peppergood is a combination of many of the worst practices when it comes to online marketing. When you visit the site, you’re faced with a long squeeze page that is filled with hype, ‘proof’ and unrealistic claims.
Now, there is a time and a place for convincing people to buy. And, many products do need significant introduction and explanation. Nevertheless, it’s always concerning when the sales page offers little actual information and instead mostly focuses on making the idea sound amazing.
In many cases, such claims are either inaccurate or incredibly misleading. This practice can be seen from the beginning here, the main page starts off with an ‘as seen on’ piece of marketing.
This exact video has been used on countless different sites, along with similar claims. And yes, legitimate news sites have talked about working from home before, including some positive stories. After all, a fraction of the population does actually make money from home. But, none of those stories were specifically about envelope stuffing or Hazel Peppergood.
What they say here is technically correct, as they never say that Hazel Peppergood itself was featured on those sites. Still, that implication is there, which makes this misleading marketing.
The site also has many claims about just how much money you can make with home mailing programs, like these examples. Personally, figures like these make me less likely to believe that Hazel Peppergood actually offers anything of value. They’re simply too high and are extremely unrealistic.
If it were possible to earn this much income just by filling envelopes or doing other related work – why would anyone have a conventional job? For that matter, how could companies even afford to pay these rates?
Your income potential certainly isn’t guaranteed either. I mean, what security do you actually have with ideas like this? In most cases, there would be little (or nothing at all) that you could do if the company didn’t pay you.
One other key issue is the proof of income. I use the term proof lightly because the information offered doesn’t prove much of anything. All the site offers is various screenshots of tax forms and checks, with the personal information hidden.
For one thing, there is no way to know what the individual was doing to earn this money. Perhaps it was through envelope stuffing or maybe it was through an entirely different approach. Without knowing that, the ‘evidence’ here is meaningless.
It is also fairly easy to digitally alter images like this. For example, people will often take small checks and make them seem much larger. There are even guides online about how to make fake income evidence for PayPal, checks and many other approaches.
There are also various testimonials on the site. But, these are even easier to fake than income evidence and there is certainly no indication that they are real. For that matter, all of the testimonials are vague and don’t even specify what the program is.
The end result is that the proof and claims on the site mean next to nothing. They certainly don’t indicate that you can earn any money – or that the person behind the site is either.
One final issue to mention is inconsistencies. The site itself isn’t an envelope stuffing program. Instead, it provides people with the information about programs, in the form of a report.
Yet, the FAQs on the site imply something entirely different. For example, they talk about shipping out a package to individuals, even though the provided report is likely to be just a digital PDF.
There is also specific information about the tasks that you would be doing, even though the exact processes and requirements are likely to vary from one company to the next.
This type of inconsistency is often evidence of a scam. In many cases, it means that the author is saying whatever they can to convince you to buy, even if that means not being honest. I suppose they could just be bad at consistent writing instead – but that’s not especially encouraging either.
Envelope Stuffing Scams
There are many red flags across the Hazel Peppergood site, which is reason enough to avoid it. But, the most significant problem is the envelope stuffing concept.
In particular, there are no legitimate envelope stuffing jobs out there. Truly, jobs like this just don’t exist. You can’t actually make decent money this way. How could you? The concept itself doesn’t even make sense.
After all, stuffing envelopes is a menial job, one that requires little skill and no qualifications. The same is true for related processes, like adding labels to envelopes. Why would any company pay people hundreds or thousands of dollars a week to do this? Simply put, they wouldn’t.
For that matter, most envelope stuffing work can be done using machines, which is precisely what companies do. There are also various steps that can be used for labeling and no shortage of ways for companies to be extremely efficient with their mailing. With that in mind, hiring people to fill envelopes wouldn’t be cost-efficient. This alone means that companies simply wouldn’t go in this direction.
And, even if a company needed people to manually stuff envelopes, why would they ever recruit random people from the community? Instead, most would outsource to a specific company or they might get their staff to do the job.
Plus, even if you found a local business that wanted envelope stuffing, the pay would be horrible. After all, no company would actually pay above the minimum wage for envelope stuffing.
And, to be clear, such jobs would be incredibly rare. There are very few cases where a company would ever externally advertise for envelope stuffing.
Even if they did, the work would mostly come from companies that aren’t large enough to invest in most cost-efficient approaches. So, not only would the pay be low, but the amount of work would be minimal.
Such jobs would never be advertised in the same way as Hazel Peppergood either – and wouldn’t be included on the ‘report. Instead, the online envelope stuffing scams aren’t what they seem to be at all. The concept is actually a form of recruitment scheme and you’re not directly paid for stuffing envelopes at all.
There are multiple companies out there that follow this idea, each with their own variations. But, the general concept is that you advertise for the system by sending out flyers, placing newspaper ads, promoting online or whatever other technique you like (all at your own expense).
Then, when people contact you, you send them flyers for the same system that you’re following. This is where your payment comes from. Some companies may pay you when you get people interested, although in other cases your payment may come directly from anyone you recruit, such as with 1200 Weekly.
Needless to say, the income potential is considerably lower than what Hazel Peppergood promotes. After all, you’d only make money from people you manage to recruit and those would probably be few and far between.
You can theoretically make some income from this process but doing so is incredibly manipulative. The system is also unsustainable as a way to make money and you’re unlikely to earn much. In practice, most people would already think that the idea sounds like too good to be true and wouldn’t get involved for that reason alone.
What Hazel Peppergood Offers
As mentioned previously, Hazel Peppergood doesn’t appear to offer the chance to make money with envelope stuffing directly. Instead, the site provides information about the various programs out there, in the form of a report. To get that information, you have to pay a $68.95 fee and it isn’t clear exactly what you get for that cost.
The question is, why bother? Envelope stuffing programs aren’t difficult to find, especially as there are so many people actively promoting them. You could get the same information from searching online, without having to pay almost $70.
Additionally, the various programs do cost and you’re often paying a fee of $30 or more. As a result, you’d have to pay more an additional cost to even get started with envelope stuffing. I didn’t see this mentioned anywhere on the Hazel Peppergood site, which is misleading.
Even if envelope stuffing was legitimate, I wouldn’t trust a site like Hazel Peppergood. I’ve seen similar approaches in the past, such as sites that offer lists of survey ‘opportunities’. And, that aside, envelope stuffing simply isn’t realistic as a way to earn money.