Several years ago it used to be possible to earn money from mail order catalogues.
You would apply to be an agent for a catalogue company and once you were accepted you were sent a huge mail order catalogue. You could then let your friends, family , neighbours, workmates etc , borrow your catalogue to look through in the comfort of their own home.
They would then order the items that they wanted to buy and you would send their order off to the mail order company
When their order arrived at your house, you would be responsible for getting the order to the customer . Then your customer would pay so much every week for the items that they had ordered. Most items could be paid for over twenty weeks, and this is how people who could not afford to pay for things in one go managed to get the things that they needed for their home and their family.
Your job was to collect the money every week and then send it all to the catalogue company. For doing this you would get paid a commission on everything that you sold. The commission normally worked out at about ten per cent.
So if you managed to successfully get lots of customers you could make quite a bit of extra money from running a mail order catalogue.