Mail Decoy Tasks – Making Money with Junk Mail

Mail Decoy

Mail Decoy Tasks and Assignments

There is a lot of curiosity about becoming a mail decoy. Questions like, is it real or what do you do exactly are asked all the time. I must admit, when I first heard about it – I was curious as well.

Though these are not “jobs”, you can earn cash and points that can be redeemed for doing something as easy as “getting mail”. Most companies ask you to monitor your mail and send in junk mail. Your earnings for monitoring mail are gonna range from about $10 a month to $200 a month. Obviously, it's all going to depend on how much mail you process.

Most mail decoy companies are wanting to monitor how long it takes mail pieces to arrive.

Becoming a Mail Decoy Agent

Below you'll find a list of companies that offer mail decoy opportunities. Once you've signed up and been selected you'll start receiving mail at the address you input on your application. Be aware, that the mail you receive will probably not be your address. This can be really confusing for your mail carrier. You might make a point to let them know that you're doing mail decoy work and that this is probably meant to be delivered to you. This will prevent it from being returned and interrupting your decoy work.

Though each company might be slightly different, what they want to know is what you received. They will have you log each piece of mail in their own format. And what happens to this mail when you're done logging it? Guess, what? You're expected to hang on to EVERY piece for at least 6 months from these decoy jobs. (Though I have heard that some only require you to hang on to it for a month.) I'd suggest making sure you have somewhere to store 6 months worth of mail! A garage or basement area might be ideal.

Mail Decoy Opportunities

Small Business Knowledge Center
– Basically they want you to send junk mail to them that is insurance or financial related. They give you the pro-paid envelope to send it in as well.
Local Influencer
– You're paid $15 a month flat rate. I think basically you're giving them permission to market to you.**I've had a reader contact me and tell me that Local Influencer has put their program on hold for now due to costs.
Hausernet Decoy
– I've heard bad and good about this company. Not sure if they are even taking decoys right now – but I mention it in case someone else has info and wants to comment below and give us the scoop.
US Monitor
– So you won't get rich – but the potential to make $120+ a year is there.

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If you're currently making money as mail decoy, please share your experience below in the comments area. We would love to hear from you. As well… if you know of a company that offers mail decoy work that I don't have listed, let me know. Feel free to ask questions in the comments area below as well. Thank you.

Last Updated on March 12, 2021 by Kelly L. This post may contain affiliate links. Regardless, I only recommend sites I've researched and/or used and trust.