Craigslist For Marketing CPA?

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Here's my question guys:

When researching offers, I have come accross many that have craigslist as one of their main sources of traffic generation. My question to you all is this. What method are people using on craigslist to drive traffic to these CPA offers?
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  • Profile picture of the author KingNacho
    I second that motion. Craigslist's TOS spells out pretty clearly that they don't want CPA offers and most reputable networks will drop you without warning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Originally Posted by nerodea View Post

    Here's my question guys:

    When researching offers, I have come accross many that have craigslist as one of their main sources of traffic generation. My question to you all is this. What method are people using on craigslist to drive traffic to these CPA offers?



    What do you mean it says craigslist is the main source of traffic? It says this on the CPA network in the offer details??
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    • Profile picture of the author nerodea
      When checking the site on google adplanner it shows this info.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamrs
    Craigslist is not a good way to start off, mainly if you want to build a solid business with CPA. Craigslist doesn't like CPA offers being advertised there and most networks and advertisers also don't like traffic from CL.


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  • Profile picture of the author Carlsbadd
    Craigslist is a great place to do list building if done correctly , however spamming craigslist with banners is epic fail for all involved.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    My buddy, with a little creative help from me did a craigslist campaign two weeks ago. Cant go into details, but drove traffic to a splash page then to a squeeze, then email marketed as part of a 3 part series.

    Results = good

    Still potential if done right. Again some networks dont want anything to do with CL and others are okay if you put steps in the middle like this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carlsbadd
      Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

      My buddy, with a little creative help from me did a craigslist campaign two weeks ago. Cant go into details, but drove traffic to a splash page then to a squeeze, then email marketed as part of a 3 part series.

      Results = good

      Still potential if done right. Again some networks dont want anything to do with CL and others are okay if you put steps in the middle like this.

      Exactly, there are some old school harvesting methods that are completly legit. It's the stupid spammers that screw it up . Just look in the electronics section sometime.

      " clix her 2 gt fre iphn 4g ezy"
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      • Profile picture of the author Kenster
        Originally Posted by Carlsbadd View Post

        Exactly, there are some old school harvesting methods that are completly legit. It's the stupid spammers that screw it up . Just look in the electronics section sometime.

        " clix her 2 gt fre iphn 4g ezy"

        True that. Its undeniable that its a massive source of free traffic. Kenster loves massive sources of free traffic!

        Even if you dilute your traffic by adding bridges in between the CL traffic and your ultimate goal of the CPA offer page, its still massive free traffic. Cant go wrong.
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        • Profile picture of the author Carlsbadd
          Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

          True that. Its undeniable that its a massive source of free traffic. Kenster loves massive sources of free traffic!

          Starting to refer to yourself in 3rd person makes me think you are getting to much love here.....lol...JK
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      • Profile picture of the author dremora
        You can SEO the hell out of craigslist ads and use it to rank your site.
        You can put a bunch of articles in your site with an optional optin.
        Use craigslist forums too that brings a ton of traffic and stuff doesn't get flagged as bad.

        Best thing is to run a series of ads targeting a specific niche, drive them to a squeeze page of a niche blog with optin, build a targeted list and then blast them a CPA offer related to that niche.

        Like the other warriors here said it involves work and using your brains.

        Craigslist forums is gold for traffic and ranking. And not everyone there is poor looking for freebies, I am selling some of my old furniture and I priced them way higer than their second hand value and got ton of inquiries and people interested in buying them. I also got a load of showings for my overpriced high end real estate property. High paid executives came from craigslist ad to see it. There are some mighty rich people there using craigslist to hire contractors etc.

        Position yourself right, don't violate their TOS, drive the traffic to blog or optin page and go from there, you'll be fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author robdedgar
      Hehe I ma newb and I did something like that too. I got a couple of signups from it before it became a headache, from flagging amd reposting.
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

      My buddy, with a little creative help from me did a craigslist campaign two weeks ago. Cant go into details, but drove traffic to a splash page then to a squeeze, then email marketed as part of a 3 part series.

      Results = good

      Still potential if done right. Again some networks dont want anything to do with CL and others are okay if you put steps in the middle like this.
      Without going into the details of your friends CL campaign... Could you at least tell me about the copy he put in the actual CL ad that drove traffic to the splash page?
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  • Profile picture of the author mtmjohn
    Originally Posted by nerodea View Post

    Here's my question guys:

    When researching offers, I have come accross many that have craigslist as one of their main sources of traffic generation. My question to you all is this. What method are people using on craigslist to drive traffic to these CPA offers?
    Be careful ... Use a CL traffic friendly network to promote.
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    • Profile picture of the author warrenj1979
      Originally Posted by mtmjohn View Post

      Be careful ... Use a CL traffic friendly network to promote.
      lol their are so many spammers on cl
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  • Profile picture of the author the_velvet
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    Stay away from craigslist mate - you will loose all your hard earned $$$
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Exactly. You dont have to necessarily stay away from CL, but be smart about it. I always see people say stay away from PPC, stay away from Craigslist, stay away from this and that. You dont need to stay away from anything. Just be creative and smart. There is normally always a whitehat way to approach anything.
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    • Profile picture of the author andreblamads
      Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

      Exactly. You dont have to necessarily stay away from CL, but be smart about it. I always see people say stay away from PPC, stay away from Craigslist, stay away from this and that. You dont need to stay away from anything. Just be creative and smart. There is normally always a whitehat way to approach anything.
      I agree. There's money to be made on CL, just have to be smart about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Glovek77
    Craigslist is pretty much a no-no nowadays. It has been pretty saturated already and most of the people on there are poor and not looking to spend money anywho.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by Glovek77 View Post

      Craigslist is pretty much a no-no nowadays. It has been pretty saturated already and most of the people on there are poor and not looking to spend money anywho.

      Just be a little creative man and there is plenty of opportunity. Do the same thing everybody else is doing and sure its saturated. I can guarantee there is plenty of opportunity.
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    • Profile picture of the author Flaura78
      Originally Posted by Glovek77 View Post

      Craigslist is pretty much a no-no nowadays. It has been pretty saturated already and most of the people on there are poor and not looking to spend money anywho.
      Agree. You even have to be careful with not direct linking but if you link to a CPA offer directly that is called suicide. Haven't tried CL for list building yet, you guys say it might worth a try, possibly another way to get people enter your sales funnel?
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    • Profile picture of the author eQuus
      Originally Posted by Glovek77 View Post

      ... most of the people on there are poor and not looking to spend money anywho.
      I think this is the Ultimate reason not to mess with Craiglist. It does come across as an online tenement or a ghetto.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oconnor1
    How are you getting around there posting policies though? Do you have multiple accounts, phone numbers for them, etc?
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    It really irks me when everyone just says to stay away from Craigslist or PPC or some other method, without really knowing what they're talking about. It is especially irritating when they just go on hearsay and haven't actually tried it out for themselves. As with everything else, there is a right way and wrong way to promote CPA offers on Craigslist. I can almost guarantee you that all the bad experiences encountered by some people came from promoting their offers the wrong way on Craigslist, i.e. posting millions of hype-filled ads that were probably flagged within minutes of posting them and/or spamming harvested email addresses with your CPA offer.

    If you make things sound like a blatant advertisement, you'll get shut down almost immediately on Craigslist. This topic (promotion of CPA offers on Craigslist) has been covered ad infinitum in this forum, just go do some research and find out how to promote Craigslist the right way - I'm really tired of repeating myself in here (have done it a few times already but will give it a rest here!)
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
      Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

      It really irks me when everyone just says to stay away from Craigslist or PPC or some other method, without really knowing what they're talking about. It is especially irritating when they just go on hearsay and haven't actually tried it out for themselves. As with everything else, there is a right way and wrong way to promote CPA offers on Craigslist. I can almost guarantee you that all the bad experiences encountered by some people came from promoting their offers the wrong way on Craigslist, i.e. posting millions of hype-filled ads that were probably flagged within minutes of posting them and/or spamming harvested email addresses with your CPA offer.

      If you make things sound like a blatant advertisement, you'll get shut down almost immediately on Craigslist. This topic (promotion of CPA offers on Craigslist) has been covered ad infinitum in this forum, just go do some research and find out how to promote Craigslist the right way - I'm really tired of repeating myself in here (have done it a few times already but will give it a rest here!)
      Definitely true!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    I couldn't agree more, Craigslist is an absolute goldmine for marketers who are willing to think a little outside the box. Don't just be a copycat and clone other marketers' (unsuccessful) efforts on Craigslist, take the time to analyze things and come out with creative approaches that will appeal to the browsers there.
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  • Profile picture of the author apocrypha
    STAY AWAY FROM CL...

    That way,i will have no competition and more traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by apocrypha View Post

      STAY AWAY FROM CL...

      That way,i will have no competition and more traffic.

      Its very tempting to give selfish advice...but then you have to think about how abundant most traffic sources are. Unless I tell you exactly what I'm doing on CL for example, it is unlikely a dent will even be made on my end!
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  • Profile picture of the author Toots
    There is still good money to be made on CL. You just have to be very smart about how you do it. Find yourself a good course and stick to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author cutequotes
    dont use cpa on craiglist they will complain to your affiliate network on spamming
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    • Profile picture of the author Carlsbadd
      Originally Posted by cutequotes View Post

      dont use cpa on craiglist they will complain to your affiliate network on spamming


      Perfect example of "How I spammed Craigslist and got caught"

      Don't be a dummy and you can strike gold.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kenster
        Originally Posted by Carlsbadd View Post

        Perfect example of "How I spammed Craigslist and got caught"

        Don't be a dummy and you can strike gold.

        Exactly man! People think craigslist is horrible because they plop up ads that drive people directly to a CPA offer and then get their commissions denied. They hear networks complain about CL traffic because they are trying to spam and scam craigslist visitors, so the networks just ban the traffic altogether.

        Grrr...just be a little creative, do things the right way, and everything is great. Craigslist is just traffic. If you can find a way to deliver value to that traffic and still convert your CPA on the backend, everybodys happy right. If everybodys happy, its a lot easier to make money consistently and nobody is going to care or deny commissions or give a darn if everybody walks away happy.

        Focus on doing things the right way and CL just like any other traffic source can make you money.

        People are just too darn lazy sometimes. :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author buckz55
          Craigslist is no place for amateurs , serious marketers on CL spend thousands a month on IP solutions and PVAS to get around all the roadblocks on there.

          Mainly though , you need to be very experienced and creative to twist your ads so they look real ....

          People are quick to hit the flag button once they smell a marketer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
    I've never advertised on CL before.

    Would I able to post some advice and then point people towards something on website?
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  • Profile picture of the author Doug Pretorius
    I've had zero problems with posting a simple non-spammy ad directing traffic to my website for more info. I have a full site with quality content and of course sprinkle it with links to my CPA offer.

    I'm killing it on CTR but still only have 1 conversion. Gotta sort out the pre-sell a little better I guess.

    But seriously, I can't believe some people are actually posting their CPA offers directly on CL. Why would you even think that's a good idea?
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    • Profile picture of the author USGTMauthor
      Originally Posted by 33centsaday View Post

      I've had zero problems with posting a simple non-spammy ad directing traffic to my website for more info. I have a full site with quality content and of course sprinkle it with links to my CPA offer.

      I'm killing it on CTR but still only have 1 conversion. Gotta sort out the pre-sell a little better I guess.

      But seriously, I can't believe some people are actually posting their CPA offers directly on CL. Why would you even think that's a good idea?
      I use craigslist to inform the public about the great free information they can get on my site. When they get there, there are a variety of things on the site that make me money, but yes if all they want is some free info, they get it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gator1
        Originally Posted by USGTMauthor View Post

        I use craigslist to inform the public about the great free information they can get on my site. When they get there, there are a variety of things on the site that make me money, but yes if all they want is some free info, they get it.
        I agree if you don't go crazy and actually give them something such as some free info it's all good.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by 33centsaday View Post

      I've had zero problems with posting a simple non-spammy ad directing traffic to my website for more info. I have a full site with quality content and of course sprinkle it with links to my CPA offer.

      I'm killing it on CTR but still only have 1 conversion. Gotta sort out the pre-sell a little better I guess.

      But seriously, I can't believe some people are actually posting their CPA offers directly on CL. Why would you even think that's a good idea?

      Haha and after a few days of it not working at all or the networks banning the account, they then declare craigslist as 100% dead haha.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    Craigslist is great for whitehat but better for blackhat...

    Be careful, though! It can cause a lot of problems if you actually go through with blackhat.
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  • Profile picture of the author go
    Originally Posted by nerodea View Post

    Here's my question guys:

    When researching offers, I have come accross many that have craigslist as one of their main sources of traffic generation. My question to you all is this. What method are people using on craigslist to drive traffic to these CPA offers?
    craigslist traffic in 99% of the cases is bad traffic. Simply for the reason that you have to incentivize users to fill the offer - which results in bad traffic to the advertisers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Doug Pretorius
      Woohoo! Got another conversion. Can you make money with free traffic? Yes indeed! My site isn't even indexed yet and I'm not paying for traffic either. Goes to show that with the right offer you can get started in CPA with free traffic just from simple CL (et al) ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author rushindo
    Listen, you can get TON of traffic from Craigslist and WITHOUT breaking their rules. Do like Kenster said, and be creative!

    And like paulie888, it irks me too when people say "stay away from this or that." How can you tell someone to stay away from free traffic in the billions?

    Just last week, I spent a few minutes testing a creative idea I got for Craigslist. Result?

    300 people emailed me within about 2 hours! My inbox was flooded and inquires would not stop coming in. I can easily duplicate what I did and get 30,000 people emailing me, but I don't feel like posting ads all day. If you want to make money posting ads all day, hey be my guest. Not me. And like I said, I followed Craigslist's rules.

    I don't post links. Not posting links minimizes or almost eliminates flagging. I tell people to email me and over 300 did within about 2 hours and begged me to give them what I offered (which was 100% legit, something available for free on the Internet that everyone has access too). Seriously, these people where telling me stories about their family, significant others, spouses, etc trying to convince me to give them what I had "if it is still available" lol.

    The only problem was that I should have setup an autoresponse, but I didn't so I had to reply to everyone one by one!

    Anyways, my point is please be creative. And please be optimistic. There is so much traffic available, its amazing. And again, you DON'T have to break their rules. Study their rules and figure out a way to post a billion ads without breaking their rules. There are ways! I came up with two. And I was only flagged by a couple people who didn't want others to get my offer.
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
      Craigslist is GOLD for certain offers, and everyone is right, they HATE CPA offers and marketers in general. To do it right so it will work, you have to set up a good auto-responder system. And.. you can't piss off the people on there either. You can so easily have your account BANNED, so if you don't know what you're doing... Don't even try!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by rushindo View Post

      Listen, you can get TON of traffic from Craigslist and WITHOUT breaking their rules. Do like Kenster said, and be creative!

      And like paulie888, it irks me too when people say "stay away from this or that." How can you tell someone to stay away from free traffic in the billions?

      Just last week, I spent a few minutes testing a creative idea I got for Craigslist. Result?

      300 people emailed me within about 2 hours! My inbox was flooded and inquires would not stop coming in. I can easily duplicate what I did and get 30,000 people emailing me, but I don't feel like posting ads all day. If you want to make money posting ads all day, hey be my guest. Not me. And like I said, I followed Craigslist's rules.

      I don't post links. Not posting links minimizes or almost eliminates flagging. I tell people to email me and over 300 did within about 2 hours and begged me to give them what I offered (which was 100% legit, something available for free on the Internet that everyone has access too). Seriously, these people where telling me stories about their family, significant others, spouses, etc trying to convince me to give them what I had "if it is still available" lol.

      The only problem was that I should have setup an autoresponse, but I didn't so I had to reply to everyone one by one!

      Anyways, my point is please be creative. And please be optimistic. There is so much traffic available, its amazing. And again, you DON'T have to break their rules. Study their rules and figure out a way to post a billion ads without breaking their rules. There are ways! I came up with two. And I was only flagged by a couple people who didn't want others to get my offer.


      I did a certain cragislist campaign back when I was starting and I would do the same exact thing. This is a lot of fricken work but I am naturally a hustler and my time wasnt worth as much then as it is now.

      I would write posts in the employment section and have people email me. Posts were geo specific. I got hundreds of emails a day.


      I would literally sit down for hours upon hours writing individual responses back to every single person. I would find something to make sure the email was personalized, either mentioning how I like the name Sydney (if that was their name) or maybe commenting on something they said. The whole point was to make sure they were 100% confident I was a real human.

      Then I would offer them value. Depending on what you are promoting, find something of value to deliver to them. Maybe a ton of great info about finding a job in this economy. Then, somehow work the CPA offer into the mix, maybe a good solid bizz opp or clickbank survey product. Make sure its a good CPA offer though. This is literally barebones craigslist marketing...nothing automated, nothing outsourced, nothing technial, nothing special, just good old elbow grease. This can be done with virtually any offer.

      Just be smart and creative guys.


      This was a LOT OF WORK
      This took a LOT OF TIME
      This was NOT EFFICIENT
      This is doable for complete newbies

      I was probably doing $100=$150 a day average with this.


      If you are willing to role your sleeves up and put in some good ol work, there is plenty of money to be made. The problem is that 90% of new marketers want to hit gold right from day 1 and dont want to put in the work to build a business. I tell it how it is :rolleyes:


      Force yourself to be a hustler. Be willing to hustle. Get yourself in the mindset to hustle to financial freedom.

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    • Profile picture of the author hatdance
      Originally Posted by rushindo View Post

      I don't post links. Not posting links minimizes or almost eliminates flagging. I tell people to email me and over 300 did within about 2 hours and begged me to give them what I offered (which was 100% legit, something available for free on the Internet that everyone has access too). Seriously, these people where telling me stories about their family, significant others, spouses, etc trying to convince me to give them what I had "if it is still available" lol.

      The only problem was that I should have setup an autoresponse, but I didn't so I had to reply to everyone one by one!
      Wouldn't setting up an autoresponder be a link?
      I see links in ads all the time. Isn't it a matter of what your ad is about and what you send them too? It just involves thinking in terms of your intended audience and putting your service into your own words.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fox30
    Craigslist is still a great source for traffic IMHO. It has to be done correctly so that your ads go up, stay up, and you do not violate TOS.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Chris, probably all of the above. There are ways to satisfy the TOS from the traffic side (craigslist/classified portal) and the network side!
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  • Profile picture of the author the_velvet
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    I would stay away from Craigslist - There was a time (most probably still is) that advertising on craigslist worked. The problem now is that if you are caught advertising on craigslist means that you could loose all your hard worked earnings, and have trouble with craigslist as well as the network.

    Think of it this way - You going to have to put time and effort into it to make it work, the chances of you getting caught, irrelevant - cause if you do get caught you have lost Time / Money / Earnings - spend that time, money wisely and you will be able to keep all your profits.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author commonjoe
    normally, internet marketers post fake ads on craiglist and get traffic but stay away of it otherwise it will spam. Many internet marketers get lots of craiglist accounts from different ips and get traffic, but I don't recommended it, it will generate traffic but not potential customers. I think so
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
      As long as you're advertising "legit" stuff in the proper categories, the RIGHT way, it's a pretty good source of traffic. And it's heavy traffic and FREE, so do you expect them to make it easy for you? LOL

      Sure, you can't go on there and start pushing email submits or shady rebills, people will complain and flag your ads and you'll be BANNED or they'll ghost your ads. Don't act like a spam artist and you won't be treated like one.

      Craigslist traffic is no worse than PoF traffic. I heard all those networks complaining about PoF traffic a while ago and what happened? Now they act like PoF is the "greatest thing since sliced bread". LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by commonjoe View Post

      normally, internet marketers post fake ads on craiglist and get traffic but stay away of it otherwise it will spam. Many internet marketers get lots of craiglist accounts from different ips and get traffic, but I don't recommended it, it will generate traffic but not potential customers. I think so


      To clarify, craigslist is just a base traffic source just like any other site on the internet. Unlike other sites, its interactive, which is actually better because you can communicate with your customer as opposed to just plopping up a banner ad or text link.

      You dont have to push anything at the base level traffic. You shouldnt push anything at the base level traffic. This means you cant plop up an ad on Craigslist. Simlarly, you may not be necessarily be able to effectively push people to a traditional landing page and then to the CPA offer.

      Use your noggins and use some creativity. Take the traffic, give them value of some sort, make them like you, then creatively sell your CPA offer somehow.


      In general...

      -If you are brand new to CPA, probably dont venture into CL
      -If you aren't creative dont venture into CL
      -If you aren't offering more value than cost, dont venture into CL

      CL is a gigantic lead generation platform and my bet is that if you used CL in the right way, you can probably do a few hundred a day. To be perfectly honest, when I started I thought CL was dead too and like many people here, I was selling too early and too blatantly.

      Be smart and you can make good money with any classified site!
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      • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
        Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

        To clarify, craigslist is just a base traffic source just like any other site on the internet. Unlike other sites, its interactive, which is actually better because you can communicate with your customer as opposed to just plopping up a banner ad or text link.

        You dont have to push anything at the base level traffic. You shouldnt push anything at the base level traffic. This means you cant plop up an ad on Craigslist. Simlarly, you may not be necessarily be able to effectively push people to a traditional landing page and then to the CPA offer.

        Use your noggins and use some creativity. Take the traffic, give them value of some sort, make them like you, then creatively sell your CPA offer somehow.


        In general...

        -If you are brand new to CPA, probably dont venture into CL
        -If you aren't creative dont venture into CL
        -If you aren't offering more value than cost, dont venture into CL

        CL is a gigantic lead generation platform and my bet is that if you used CL in the right way, you can probably do a few hundred a day. To be perfectly honest, when I started I thought CL was dead too and like many people here, I was selling too early and too blatantly.

        Be smart and you can make good money with any classified site!
        Such good, solid advice. Don't ever discount any traffic source. Craigslist is the fastest form of FREE traffic I've ever experienced. If you post enough, you can even get traffic from BackPage.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kenster
          Originally Posted by jeffrey73 View Post

          Such good, solid advice. Don't ever discount any traffic source. Craigslist is the fastest form of FREE traffic I've ever experienced. If you post enough, you can even get traffic from BackPage.

          True that Jeff.


          My bet is that in the time it takes me to write this post, I can write a post on Craigslist, set up a redirected domain to a CPA offer, then go out for pizza and make $10 by the time I'm back.


          Of course thats not the best strategy to monetize CL as a business, but it just illustrates how fast and immediate the traffic is.
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      • Profile picture of the author SandyP
        Originally Posted by Kenster View Post



        CL is a gigantic lead generation platform and my bet is that if you used CL in the right way, you can probably do a few hundred a day. To be perfectly honest, when I started I thought CL was dead too and like many people here, I was selling too early and too blatantly.

        Be smart and you can make good money with any classified site!
        Hi Ken

        Would you be able to elaborate on that further ? What is the "right way" ?
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      • Profile picture of the author iceice
        Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

        To clarify, craigslist is just a base traffic source just like any other site on the internet. Unlike other sites, its interactive, which is actually better because you can communicate with your customer as opposed to just plopping up a banner ad or text link.

        You dont have to push anything at the base level traffic. You shouldnt push anything at the base level traffic. This means you cant plop up an ad on Craigslist. Simlarly, you may not be necessarily be able to effectively push people to a traditional landing page and then to the CPA offer.

        Use your noggins and use some creativity. Take the traffic, give them value of some sort, make them like you, then creatively sell your CPA offer somehow.


        In general...

        -If you are brand new to CPA, probably dont venture into CL
        -If you aren't creative dont venture into CL
        -If you aren't offering more value than cost, dont venture into CL

        CL is a gigantic lead generation platform and my bet is that if you used CL in the right way, you can probably do a few hundred a day. To be perfectly honest, when I started I thought CL was dead too and like many people here, I was selling too early and too blatantly.

        Be smart and you can make good money with any classified site!
        Need some Help Please!

        1- Im looking for private ips for my ad postings, Any reliable good sites in mind?

        I've been reading your posts and have been interested previously in cl for a while. I have a few pretty creative methods for CL where i would build good value and eventually tie into a cpa offer related to it, No direct linking or anything like that.

        I'm have more than enuff time and am wiling to roll up my sleeves and start out doing manual emailing back and forth in order to make the responders feel like their talkin to a person and help increase my conversion rate.

        My Goal is to try and get to $100-150/day within a month and work my way up from there.

        Any Advice n Tips would really help

        Thanks
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        • Profile picture of the author Kenster
          Originally Posted by iceice View Post

          Need some Help Please!

          1- Im looking for private ips for my ad postings, Any reliable good sites in mind?

          I've been reading your posts and have been interested previously in cl for a while. I have a few pretty creative methods for CL where i would build good value and eventually tie into a cpa offer related to it, No direct linking or anything like that.

          I'm have more than enuff time and am wiling to roll up my sleeves and start out doing manual emailing back and forth in order to make the responders feel like their talkin to a person and help increase my conversion rate.

          My Goal is to try and get to $100-150/day within a month and work my way up from there.

          Any Advice n Tips would really help

          Thanks

          Can't say I have any advice on IPs in the spirit of this forum, but it seems like you have a legit sales stream set up (I hope)!!

          I can't tell you how many hours I spent when I was starting manually replying to people from craigslist. Depending on what you're doign you may not need other IPs....some ads can bring in many more repsonses than you can ever personally keep up with!

          Depending on your offer, your goal is certainly achievable.

          Best, Ken
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          • Profile picture of the author iceice
            Thanks Ken
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            • Profile picture of the author Kenster
              Originally Posted by iceice View Post

              Thanks Ken

              Sure buddy. Be true, be straight, add value, and turn your CL traffic into a different type of traffic and make money.

              A simple formula seldom followed :p
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              • Profile picture of the author luboff
                I'm a complete CL newbie and I have one question from something I read.

                I understood from this that CL will only allow you to post ads in the location near your IP address.

                So do you use proxies to get round this? I presume you can then post wherever you like?

                JC
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                • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
                  I see a lot of things in their TOS that they don't seem to hold true. I guess it depends on what category you are posting to, but I've never had problems posting in multiple cities with multiple ads.

                  Just don't go and post 1 ad per city, and then move to another city. I do at least 5 posts per city.



                  Originally Posted by luboff View Post

                  I'm a complete CL newbie and I have one question from something I read.

                  I understood from this that CL will only allow you to post ads in the location near your IP address.

                  So do you use proxies to get round this? I presume you can then post wherever you like?

                  JC
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                • Profile picture of the author TRYM
                  Originally Posted by luboff View Post

                  I'm a complete CL newbie and I have one question from something I read.

                  I understood from this that CL will only allow you to post ads in the location near your IP address.

                  So do you use proxies to get round this? I presume you can then post wherever you like?

                  JC

                  Hi,
                  You can not use proxies to post on CL.
                  People who works at CL are not stupid and they know what people are doing.
                  Phone verified accounts will work for a short period of time and you need to keep purchase them in order to keep posting ads.

                  You can get a proxy IP, yeah but do you know where that proxy IP address is registered for ARIN? Geo-IP location filters IP's so simply you cannot post in NYcity with a proxy registered in Dallas,TX. Even if you find a geo-targeted proxy IP for that specific location, do you know how many people like you used and abused that IP for posting ads/spamming? That's why that 99% of the proxies are blocked by CL.

                  Only way you can post in different cities, basically you need to have a dynamic IP from your ISP in that city so you can post one ad-per day on CL. Meaning that you have to be physically in that location with a computer allocated for that city. There is a workaround for this issue, it is bit pricey but it works.

                  Don't believe all that garbage you hear in forums and such, like some people still believe that anyone can post in CL for any city in US by using Dial up or DSL. Dial up still works for posting in Canada by the way..

                  There is an idiot from BHF who started a thread in Special offers section here and selling his "secret methods" about CL postings who is stupid enough to say that DSL and dial-up works, pathetic-what a moron..

                  I would say 80 % of CL ads are fake but people still visit the site like crazy.

                  Quick suggestion--never consider CL as a long-term business.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
                    Originally Posted by TRYM View Post

                    Hi,
                    You can not use proxies to post on CL.
                    People who works at CL are not stupid and they know what people are doing.
                    Phone verified accounts will work for a short period of time and you need to keep purchase them in order to keep posting ads.

                    You can get a proxy IP, yeah but do you know where that proxy IP address is registered for ARIN? Geo-IP location filters IP's so simply you cannot post in NYcity with a proxy registered in Dallas,TX. Even if you find a geo-targeted proxy IP for that specific location, do you know how many people like you used and abused that IP for posting ads/spamming? That's why that 99% of the proxies are blocked by CL.

                    Only way you can post in different cities, basically you need to have a dynamic IP from your ISP in that city so you can post one ad-per day on CL. Meaning that you have to be physically in that location with a computer allocated for that city. There is a workaround for this issue, it is bit pricey but it works.

                    Don't believe all that garbage you hear in forums and such, like some people still believe that anyone can post in CL for any city in US by using Dial up or DSL. Dial up still works for posting in Canada by the way..

                    There is an idiot from BHF who started a thread in Special offers section here and selling his "secret methods" about CL postings who is stupid enough to say that DSL and dial-up works, pathetic-what a moron..

                    I would say 80 % of CL ads are fake but people still visit the site like crazy.

                    Quick suggestion--never consider CL as a long-term business.


                    Great post. I actually have a craigslist strategy going right now that isn't dealing with CPA but the initial results are great and its extremely scalable. Long term...sure it can be, but I certainly wouldn't call it a "business" by any means.

                    If you are doing most kinds of craigslist to CPA in one way shape or form, than it is even more short term. The great thing about CL though is that for people who are really looking to bum it and manually work to get individual leads, its a goldmine of free traffic.

                    Unfortunately 95% of marketers can't think outside the box enough to realistically use the traffic to make any kind of sustainable income.
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                  • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
                    Originally Posted by TRYM View Post

                    Don't believe all that garbage you hear in forums and such, like some people still believe that anyone can post in CL for any city in US by using Dial up or DSL. Dial up still works for posting in Canada by the way..
                    Yep. That's absolutely right that Dial-Up or DSL neither one of them work in the US. I've tried all different angles, and wasted many hours trying to combat them. They just seem to win no matter what.

                    Craigslist, for sure, is not a sustainable source to rely on for running a long-term business. They are just like Adwords. They can screw you anytime they feel necessary, and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicholasedward
    Craigslist is not a good way to start off, mainly if you want to build a solid business with CPA. Craigslist doesn't like CPA offers being advertised there and most networks and advertisers also don't like traffic from CL.
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  • Profile picture of the author VinceV
    Originally Posted by nerodea View Post

    Here's my question guys:

    When researching offers, I have come accross many that have craigslist as one of their main sources of traffic generation. My question to you all is this. What method are people using on craigslist to drive traffic to these CPA offers?
    From a networks point of view and personally - I would stay away from craigs list! - There are so many hidden untapped traffic sources that I will be able to write thread after thread.

    I will make you a deal - If you are serious about succeeding in the IM, pm me with your email, experience, and future plan and goals (Be serious - cause I am serious ), and we can schedule an 1-2hr coaching session - GRATIS. (I have one condition though - It will have to be convenient for me / or the affiliate manager I assign to give you the training) - BUT PLEASE stay away from Craigslist.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author Doug Pretorius
      Because of my early success with classifieds I'm setting up a posting schedule like this:

      * 28 ads targeting 14 keywords
      * 10 classifieds sites
      * Post 1 ad for 1 keyword on each site every day for 14 days
      * Then rotate to the second set of ads for the next 14 days

      That way each ad is seen only once a month. I figure this will take me 30-60 minutes a day and based on what I've seen from posting on 1 site for the last week I'd say this schedule will get me very close to my $100/day goal.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kenster
        Originally Posted by 33centsaday View Post

        Because of my early success with classifieds I'm setting up a posting schedule like this:

        * 28 ads targeting 14 keywords
        * 10 classifieds sites
        * Post 1 ad for 1 keyword on each site every day for 14 days
        * Then rotate to the second set of ads for the next 14 days

        That way each ad is seen only once a month. I figure this will take me 30-60 minutes a day and based on what I've seen from posting on 1 site for the last week I'd say this schedule will get me very close to my $100/day goal.


        Awesome, thats a lot better than 33 cents a day hehe!

        Great job having a good solid plan in order. That is the first hardest obstacle is actually setting up a plan. Most people just 'wing it' which encourages loss of focus and loss of dedication.

        The next obstacle is actually going through with your plan. Hope you are doing well and staying on track. As a word of advice for what its worth...

        DO NOT GIVE UP UNTIL YOUR WHOLE ONE MONTH TEST IS UP

        ...even if you arent seeing results right away, keep going. Its amazing how many times I started a test and wasn't seeing results and wanted to quit but kept with it and it suddenly turned around to be a profitable test. As they say, the urge to quit is greatest just before you see success.

        -Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author Doug Pretorius
    Thanks for the encouragement Ken. I'll compile the numbers for the week tomorrow but basically I've had less uniques resulting in fewer sales, but a higher CTR.

    Most importantly my site has shot up in the search results. It's now on page 1 for most of my keywords and in position 3-4 for a few. This is just from adding content and the backlinks from the ads themselves.

    So even if this site doesn't reach the $100/day mark for me it looks like it will create a steady flow of sales. That's not surprising since the same niche has produced a steady profit from adsense for over a year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Amazing dude, keep us posted on whats working and whats not.

    As you get better, start targeting slightly more competitive keywords to get more traffic. Free traffic is the best, aint it!

    -Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Lange
    Originally Posted by nerodea View Post

    Here's my question guys:

    When researching offers, I have come accross many that have craigslist as one of their main sources of traffic generation. My question to you all is this. What method are people using on craigslist to drive traffic to these CPA offers?
    They use methods that will get you nowhere fast. Promoting CPA offers on Craigslist is the same as scamming. You must lie to do it and as a result your business is built on nothing and therefore can and will disintegrate sooner rather than later.

    Not to mention that most, if not all, CPA networks disallow traffic from Craigslist. If they track the traffic back to Craigslist they will keep your commission and close your account!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by Jay Lange View Post

      They use methods that will get you nowhere fast. Promoting CPA offers on Craigslist is the same as scamming. You must lie to do it and as a result your business is built on nothing and therefore can and will disintegrate sooner rather than later.

      Not to mention that most, if not all, CPA networks disallow traffic from Craigslist. If they track the traffic back to Craigslist they will keep your commission and close your account!

      I 100% disagree. Craigslist is just traffic like anything else. If you are creative enough, you can work with CL to deliver value and then sell your CPA on the backend completely ethically and completely whitehat.

      YES, many people who promote on CL do scam and do some pretty crappy stuff, but people do the same with all traffic sources. The point is that there ARE ways to do it ethically and whitehat and its not fair to lump CL with Scam.

      If you read the rest of the thread, you can see there are ways to deliver value to the CL viewers, then upsell down the pipeline a good offer they may be interested in and follow all rules, not deceive anybody in any way.

      Just my thoughts
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      • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
        Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

        I 100% disagree. Craigslist is just traffic like anything else. If you are creative enough, you can work with CL to deliver value and then sell your CPA on the backend completely ethically and completely whitehat.

        YES, many people who promote on CL do scam and do some pretty crappy stuff, but people do the same with all traffic sources. The point is that there ARE ways to do it ethically and whitehat and its not fair to lump CL with Scam.

        If you read the rest of the thread, you can see there are ways to deliver value to the CL viewers, then upsell down the pipeline a good offer they may be interested in and follow all rules, not deceive anybody in any way.

        Just my thoughts
        I agree 100% with Kenster. What makes CL so much of a crappier source of traffic than say Facebook or PoF? Why would anyone on either of these places be more qualified leads? They aren't, and I'm not really sure why AM's don't like this source. People go on CL looking to buy stuff or get deals. Do people go to Facebook to buy?

        Just like he said, there are tons of spammers using any traffic source. If an offer is good i'ts good, if it's crap it's crap, PERIOD.

        And tell me that offering someone a rebill in the first place isn't scamming them? Yet the network owners will tell you "No, these are legit offers". Give me a break.. :rolleyes:

        I remember when Network owners were saying PoF traffic was ****, what are they saying now?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jay Lange
        Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

        I 100% disagree. Craigslist is just traffic like anything else. If you are creative enough, you can work with CL to deliver value and then sell your CPA on the backend completely ethically and completely whitehat.

        YES, many people who promote on CL do scam and do some pretty crappy stuff, but people do the same with all traffic sources. The point is that there ARE ways to do it ethically and whitehat and its not fair to lump CL with Scam.

        If you read the rest of the thread, you can see there are ways to deliver value to the CL viewers, then upsell down the pipeline a good offer they may be interested in and follow all rules, not deceive anybody in any way.

        Just my thoughts
        Kenster,

        Perhaps you are right. I am smart enough to know that I do not know everything.

        The stories I have heard and tactics I have read about all indicate to me that it is a deceitful way of marketing. However, it is wrong on my part to assume that there are no "ethical" ways to market Craigslist. I just have not seen any.
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      • Profile picture of the author GeneralTallon
        Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

        I 100% disagree. Craigslist is just traffic like anything else. If you are creative enough, you can work with CL to deliver value and then sell your CPA on the backend completely ethically and completely whitehat.

        YES, many people who promote on CL do scam and do some pretty crappy stuff, but people do the same with all traffic sources. The point is that there ARE ways to do it ethically and whitehat and its not fair to lump CL with Scam.

        If you read the rest of the thread, you can see there are ways to deliver value to the CL viewers, then upsell down the pipeline a good offer they may be interested in and follow all rules, not deceive anybody in any way.

        Just my thoughts
        I have learned through my travels in real life that the more money a single business niche makes, there will be ATLEAST double or more scam artists in the same niche!!! !!! !!!

        So! what does this tell me? well it tells me to look for Niches that have a lot of scam artists! YEP! Thats what I said!
        Next, build a business that is WhiteHat. Yup! I said that too!

        Also another thing to consider is:
        If people are spending time in an area that saposedly doesint make money, then why are they there in the first place? especially since TIME is more VALUABLE than MONEY.


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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Yep. I mean its probably not the best for complete newbs to do because those are the people who are most likely going to direct link to the CPA offer and get in trouble' but the point is that if you use the traffic source correctly its good for everybody and a huge source of traffic and monetization potential.

    But i would prefer everybody to stay away, better for me.

    Be smart and work hard!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    No worries buddy!

    The problem is that when you go on craigslist, most of what you see that you can pinpoint as being affiliate or cpa marketers at work is deceitful and just garbage. To really use craigslist effectively as a legitimate traffic source for the whole value chain, you blend in. Half of the stuff I've personally done on CL, you wouldnt have even sniffed as being the work of a CPA marketer.

    In other words, its much easier to see the bluefart CLers than the legitimate ones, making it seem like all CL strategy is fart!

    See ya around buddy!
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  • Profile picture of the author mlord10
    Ok. I have been making decent money with Clickbank for awhile, but quite frankly I see the potential with CPA so I am making a shift in that direction. I agree that Craigslist could be a hidden goldmine if harnessed correctly.

    Obviously direct linking may not be the best option, but what about this scenario:

    1. Write an article.

    2. Post to ezinearticles.com (or your own blog, or another article directory).

    3. Once article is approved, create ad on craigslist with a link to the article.

    4. Person reads article, clicks on link (domain redirected to my affiliate link), and signs up for a freebie.

    5. See my CPA earnings rise.

    6. Rinse and repeat.

    Do you think this method could still get someone banned? Wouldn't the referrer be ezinearticles.com and not Craigslist?

    Would like to hear the input of some experienced CPA guys/gals on this one.
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    • Can anyone here suggest a good guide/ebook that will show, step by step, what a newbie like myself would need to do to make money from Craigslist Traffic & CPA offers without getting banned from a CPA network. In the past, I have made some good money from Craigslist traffic (and luckily did not get caught/banned) by direct linking, but I know that this strategy will never work in the long run.

      What I'm looking for is a guide/ebook that has a workable plan that I can put into action today and start earning from Craigslist traffic without getting banned from my CPA network.

      I know that there is Real, Good money to be made from Craigslist traffic. I just don't know how to go about doing it the right way.

      All suggestions and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
        I'm willing to bet that the kenster's guide has some step-by-step methods for Craigslist. You have to be very careful though. If you piss Craig off, he will start ghosting your ads. Whatever you do, do things right the first time, and don't push it. When you start pushing things you'll get Craigslist "slapped", and it sucks when it happens. Be wary of who's guide you follow.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kenster
          Originally Posted by jeffrey73 View Post

          I'm willing to bet that the kenster's guide has some step-by-step methods for Craigslist. You have to be very careful though. If you piss Craig off, he will start ghosting your ads. Whatever you do, do things right the first time, and don't push it. When you start pushing things you'll get Craigslist "slapped", and it sucks when it happens. Be wary of who's guide you follow.

          I dont think I have any step by step methods in my guide. Perhaps I do, could be wrong, but if I do then its only a very very small part of the guide.

          The vast majority of it is a comprehensive overview of the industry and then a variety or hodgepodge of methods to make money, most with CPA, some not from CPA, but most are free or very cheap to implement methods.

          The only reason I defend craigslist so hard is because it gets a bad reputation because of the way its been abused. I will admit that I abused it once as well and for that reason thought the traffic was awful, but I have since learned the power of CL and other classified sites. There really is a lot of potential and it can be done right and ethically from all angles. Thats really the only reason I defend CL..because there is a huge misperception :p
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          • Profile picture of the author mlord10
            Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

            I dont think I have any step by step methods in my guide. Perhaps I do, could be wrong, but if I do then its only a very very small part of the guide.

            The vast majority of it is a comprehensive overview of the industry and then a variety or hodgepodge of methods to make money, most with CPA, some not from CPA, but most are free or very cheap to implement methods.

            The only reason I defend craigslist so hard is because it gets a bad reputation because of the way its been abused. I will admit that I abused it once as well and for that reason thought the traffic was awful, but I have since learned the power of CL and other classified sites. There really is a lot of potential and it can be done right and ethically from all angles. Thats really the only reason I defend CL..because there is a huge misperception :p
            Thanks for all the info Kenster. I definitely think that Craigslist has some massive potential. I have a question for you...

            What about posting an ad, and instead of direct linking to an offer link to an ezinearticle or article you have written and submitted to another site?

            My thinking is you would pre-sell with the article and the person would click on your sig. file and fill in your offer.

            Any thoughts?

            Thanks!
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            • Profile picture of the author Kenster
              Originally Posted by mlord10 View Post

              Thanks for all the info Kenster. I definitely think that Craigslist has some massive potential. I have a question for you...

              What about posting an ad, and instead of direct linking to an offer link to an ezinearticle or article you have written and submitted to another site?

              My thinking is you would pre-sell with the article and the person would click on your sig. file and fill in your offer.

              Any thoughts?

              Thanks!

              If you can find a way to do that so that the visitors to your ad are getting what they searched for (you are providing value) then all the power to you. Remember your first and foremost goal when thinking about yoru CL campaign funnel is providing value. Selling to them is in the back of your mind, but its an afterthought.

              With craigslist, you sort of need to approach it like this to create a sustainable CL method. Give give give give. If you can give enough, then selling on the backend will come.

              The longer you wait to sell on a CL campaign the better...assuming you can keep people sitmulated enough to stay in the funnel!
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          • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
            Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

            The only reason I defend craigslist so hard is because it gets a bad reputation because of the way its been abused. I will admit that I abused it once as well and for that reason thought the traffic was awful, but I have since learned the power of CL and other classified sites. There really is a lot of potential and it can be done right and ethically from all angles. Thats really the only reason I defend CL..because there is a huge misperception :p
            I agree completely with you on that one kenster. In no possible way can it compare to Google or Facebook PPC in terms of traffic volume, but people who don't use it really have no right to say it doesn't work, or stay away! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author buckz55
    You really won't find any network out there that likes CL traffic and depending on the offer , if your not hiding your traffic ...you'll get dropped from the offer or banned from the network.

    Oh , and don't ever tell your AM your promoting using CL lol....you'll get the ban hammer
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Okay, I'm done defending CL haha.

    It works and I know you can do it completely ethically and I will continue to monetize.

    Good luck all!
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
      Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

      Okay, I'm done defending CL haha.

      It works and I know you can do it completely ethically and I will continue to monetize.

      Good luck all!
      Yep. There are CPA offers and affiliate/partner products that work well with CL. You can't just go on there and promote shady email or zip submits and expect your network to like that traffic source, or your ads not to get "flagged".

      Plus, if your network is telling you NOT to run your offer on CL, take the hint... don't try to run that offer there!
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
      Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

      Okay, I'm done defending CL haha.

      It works and I know you can do it completely ethically and I will continue to monetize.

      Good luck all!
      Me too Ken. This a complete "lost cause". LOL

      No more comments..
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      • Profile picture of the author Kenster
        Originally Posted by jeffrey73 View Post

        Me too Ken. This a complete "lost cause". LOL

        No more comments..

        Haha frustrating sometimes. I think the problem a lot of times comes from some peoples lack of creativity. Thats why I always say that if you are a hustler and are creative, you will be successful in CPA. If you have tunnel vision when doing marketing, you wont be able to carve out your own way to make money. Creativity is paramount!
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by jeffrey73 View Post

        Me too Ken. This a complete "lost cause". LOL

        No more comments..
        Jeffrey, you are absolutely right. It's like trying to talk to a stone wall, lol. Craigslist is just a marketing tool (albeit a brilliant one) that we can choose to implement (or not). How we choose to use it determines the kind of results we get, obviously if you're spamming people or going down the direct linking route then that's something the networks are not going to approve of.

        However, if we derive the leads from there and siphon them off into our own marketing funnel before exposing them to any CPA offers, then they're technically just leads that we generated on our own which just happened to come from Craigslist.

        I think the CPA networks would have a tough time explaining the finer points of appropriate Craigslist marketing to newbies, so they just employ this blanket statement that Craigslist is bad - and I really don't blame them, especially after reading the responses in this thread!

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        • Profile picture of the author Kenster
          Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

          Jeffrey, you are absolutely right. It's like trying to talk to a stone wall, lol. Craigslist is just a marketing tool (albeit a brilliant one) that we can choose to implement (or not). How we choose to use it determines the kind of results we get, obviously if you're spamming people or going down the direct linking route then that's something the networks are not going to approve of.

          However, if we derive the leads from there and siphon them off into our own marketing funnel before exposing them to any CPA offers, then they're technically just leads that we generated on our own which just happened to come from Craigslist.

          I think the CPA networks would have a tough time explaining the finer points of appropriate Craigslist marketing to newbies, so they just employ this blanket statement that Craigslist is bad - and I really don't blame them, especially after reading the responses in this thread!

          Paul


          Yep, they have every right to outright ban the traffic source because if its hard for the network to explain, imagine how hard it will be for newer or intermediate marketers to understand!!

          At the end of the day, if you can use craigslist right, more power to you. If you are like most people and don't know how to effectively use it, then its probably best to steer clear!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Q
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    I must be careful about using CL for affiliate/CPA offers. I consulted with Peerfly and EnvyusMedia about using CL and they don't want me to use it, even if I create a twist of my own. They're smart enough though, investigating each page of the offer I have.
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  • Profile picture of the author gra55hopper5
    Do whats right by you my friend. There are plenty of alternatives without getting burnt for breaking certain ad policies.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author vuedoolor
    Are there any cpa networks out there that actually says, "Yes" we allow CL traffic as long as you don't spam and only do white hat methods??
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    You can just convert the traffic so its technically not CL traffic although orginally derived from there!
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    • Profile picture of the author vuedoolor
      I see I see ... So that's where the creativity comes from.. Giving me some ideas now. LOL

      Thanks!

      Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

      You can just convert the traffic so its technically not CL traffic although orginally derived from there!
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      • Profile picture of the author waynebobo
        Am reading the replies in this thread and have a question of my own, would it be possible to go cl-> youtube video-> url redirect to offer( sign up lead) and not get in trouble??
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    CL to YT to CPA...hmmmm


    Its feasible, but I can see some dilution problems through that sales funnel, especially because you may lose a lot of people at the YT step.


    But who am I to judge. GO FOR IT. I am a fan of testing everything, who knows maybe you find a great strategy nobody else is doing...many great ideas come from wacky and bizarre ideas
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  • Profile picture of the author DanGlobalizer
    Promoting CPA offers on Craigslist is a great way to get banned from affiliate networks and not get paid for any of your leads generated in this fashion
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  • Profile picture of the author Sander Zaydman
    Hey,

    Here is a really effective strategy that worked with various offline clients,
    but will work the same way with CPA:

    1) Create a simple 12 line Ad with A picture at the bottom
    At the end of each line of the ad add three dots...
    For some reason it works well because people fill in thier own ideas
    into your ad and create their own vision

    2) Get jing.com and copy the Ad into a jpeg

    3) Go to photobucket.com, create an account and put in the Ads

    4) Grab the html code from the photobucket.com site and put into
    the craigslist ads... change the html link to your own site.

    5) Now here is the trick, put in arrows in your title so it
    would get noticed more

    6) Have a simple opt in form on your site where you
    give something away for free...

    7) Build your list and then sell them your product

    Rinse, lather, repeat.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxHunt
    Are there any networks that actually like it when you get traffic from craigslist?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Oh FYI,

    its been said that a lot of networks use craigslist to drive traffic to their own offers in their proprietary marketing!
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  • Profile picture of the author testboss
    craiglist i stay far and just on to email- and ppc marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Q
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    Unfortunately I cannot post on US cities because I'm from a different country. My ads will be ghosted there if I will post. For now I use BackPage as an alternative, and your ideas have already given me a "BIG BANG THEORY" of my own and I'm taking action now to split test my ads.

    Woohoo!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by lamposproject View Post

      Unfortunately I cannot post on US cities because I'm from a different country. My ads will be ghosted there if I will post. For now I use BackPage as an alternative, and your ideas have already given me a "BIG BANG THEORY" of my own and I'm taking action now to split test my ads.

      Woohoo!

      Big Bang Theory...that sounds groundbreaking. Hopefully it is Let us know how it goes
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
      Originally Posted by lamposproject View Post

      Unfortunately I cannot post on US cities because I'm from a different country. My ads will be ghosted there if I will post. For now I use BackPage as an alternative
      BackPage traffic is absolutely HORRIBLE. If you can get 4 or 5 visits per month you're pretty lucky. Maybe because it gets 1/60th of the page views per month CL does. And if you can believe it, US Free Ads is even worse!
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  • Profile picture of the author Emarie
    You just have to be creative. There are always legitimate ways to do business whatever your source of traffic, just be smart about it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by Emarie View Post

      You just have to be creative. There are always legitimate ways to do business whatever your source of traffic, just be smart about it.

      I just came up with an idea that I am havnig my friend try out. The first part involves putting listings on craigslist. He put up 3 listings, which probably took about 5 minutes max to do. So far at last check I think there were 400+ personalized responses he received.

      This is not a CPA campaign, its not tricking or deceiving, its a rather clever method I have a feeling will do really well. The point is that there is a ton of free traffic on craigslist and if you can think creatively enough, its a hotbed of opportunity...cpa or not.

      Think outside the box, dont trick, dont deceive, stay within the posts and you are good to go. Try and go the fast cash deception route and you are hurting yourself and others
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      • Profile picture of the author PrivateCitizen
        Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

        I just came up with an idea that I am havnig my friend try out. The first part involves putting listings on craigslist. He put up 3 listings, which probably took about 5 minutes max to do. So far at last check I think there were 400+ personalized responses he received.

        This is not a CPA campaign, its not tricking or deceiving, its a rather clever method I have a feeling will do really well. The point is that there is a ton of free traffic on craigslist and if you can think creatively enough, its a hotbed of opportunity...cpa or not.

        Think outside the box, dont trick, dont deceive, stay within the posts and you are good to go. Try and go the fast cash deception route and you are hurting yourself and others
        Is this new method being used in conjunction with a website? If it's not CPA, what is the monetization strategy? Can it be adapted for offline or for those who don't have a website?
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      • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
        Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

        I just came up with an idea that I am havnig my friend try out. The first part involves putting listings on craigslist. He put up 3 listings, which probably took about 5 minutes max to do. So far at last check I think there were 400+ personalized responses he received.
        400 responses off only 3 listings? Wow!

        Please share some more..
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  • Profile picture of the author brittlesnc
    Yeah Ken,

    I'd also like to know how your friend got 400 responses with only 3 listings. In your opinion is it the category your listing is under that makes a massive difference?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    I'm not going to say too much because its a clever idea that I think is going to do really well, but its related to employment. If it turns out to be just a mediocre campaign and not worth pursuing for either of us, then I will reveal the whole thing...mediocre for somebody is gold for another right!

    Wish I could be more helpful...eeek
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
      Ahh, I think I'm following this one. Some type of bait-and-switch campaign.

      Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

      I'm not going to say too much because its a clever idea that I think is going to do really well, but its related to employment. If it turns out to be just a mediocre campaign and not worth pursuing for either of us, then I will reveal the whole thing...mediocre for somebody is gold for another right!

      Wish I could be more helpful...eeek
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    • Profile picture of the author blueonblue
      Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

      I'm not going to say too much because its a clever idea that I think is going to do really well, but its related to employment. If it turns out to be just a mediocre campaign and not worth pursuing for either of us, then I will reveal the whole thing...mediocre for somebody is gold for another right!

      Wish I could be more helpful...eeek
      What about the city or geographic region? Would you say perhaps that New York City would be better than a suburban area? I would think with an offer like Netflix, everyone every where would be interested, but if the offer was for say a membership dating site, perhaps areas with more money would work better?

      I have also tried CL for something else, asking people to email me for more info. I tried NYC and Chicago, I got no responses. I was just wondering how I check the stats as you have said your friend knows how many viewing he has gotten.

      Thanks for your input. I have learned so much about CL/CPA. Is there a CPA/Twitter thread on here too?
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      • Profile picture of the author Kenster
        Originally Posted by harlank44 View Post

        What about the city or geographic region? Would you say perhaps that New York City would be better than a suburban area? I would think with an offer like Netflix, everyone every where would be interested, but if the offer was for say a membership dating site, perhaps areas with more money would work better?

        I have also tried CL for something else, asking people to email me for more info. I tried NYC and Chicago, I got no responses. I was just wondering how I check the stats as you have said your friend knows how many viewing he has gotten.

        Thanks for your input. I have learned so much about CL/CPA. Is there a CPA/Twitter thread on here too?

        I haven't heard many good things about CPA/Twitter...just fyi

        As far as targeting, sure you can target. In truth, many of the people doing a lot of ads are still in the cat and mouse game of using software to post and aren't as discriminating in how they target geographically.

        If you are "bumming it" then sure, try and target as much as possible. As you pointed out, its easier to target some offers than others!
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        • Profile picture of the author luboff
          Kenster

          Left you a PM a few days ago, not sure you've seen it?

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  • Profile picture of the author bdprem
    I think, if you promote CPA from your CL poster (Who is mainly from South Asia), you must get result. I just use it free section of cl & get result. You must need to inform, every post need to live at list 24 hours, other than, you will not pay them...
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  • Profile picture of the author badboy_Nick
    Originally Posted by nerodea View Post

    Here's my question guys:

    When researching offers, I have come accross many that have craigslist as one of their main sources of traffic generation. My question to you all is this. What method are people using on craigslist to drive traffic to these CPA offers?
    Dont do Craigslist!

    Its a guaranteed way of getting banned from pretty much every CPA network.

    Any questions just let me know
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    • Profile picture of the author SledgeHammer
      Originally Posted by badboy_Nick View Post

      Dont do Craigslist!

      Its a guaranteed way of getting banned from pretty much every CPA network.

      Any questions just let me know
      Nick
      But what's the case with other sites like Backpage ?
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      • Profile picture of the author Kenster
        Originally Posted by SledgeHammer View Post

        But what's the case with other sites like Backpage ?

        Most classified sites aren't liked by CPA networks if the traffic is direct. If you convert the traffic or send to your web site/blog/etc then it's not a huge problem.

        Backpage is okay but less traffic!
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      • Profile picture of the author TRYM
        LMAO !!
        There is a new member called "invisible" in the WSO section selling a 6 page craigslist eBook for over $2000, yeah over 2k!! and refuses to show any proof of income or review copies... This forum is becoming more like DP which is kind of sad.
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  • Profile picture of the author Juan-Pablo
    Always check up with your affiliate manager before driving traffic through CL - advertisers usually don't like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    That's why it's important to have a well diversified business with many income streams! A lot of what we as marketers do online we don't have control over so you really need to diversify more than the traditional business. Even things like SEO, Video marketing, PPC, PPV, is very much out of our control. Things change fast and often online...diversify!
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  • Profile picture of the author mobetman
    This thread is interesting. Was thinking of getting into marketing on Craigslist and other classified sites.

    So unlike another thread I read, it seems CL is still an effective place to market.

    Any suggestions of method/techniques for a newbie to use?
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  • Profile picture of the author adrwcav
    Kenster, I was wondering what your average conversion was with your CPA offs off of every 1k responses you had?

    Thanks bud
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by adrwcav View Post

      Kenster, I was wondering what your average conversion was with your CPA offs off of every 1k responses you had?

      Thanks bud

      It is completely dependent on what your doing. When I was "bumming" and individually answering repsonses when I first started, conversion was decent, but the time and work was hard (gotta do what you gotta do when you're a starving entrepreneur).

      If you are directing people to a blog/site and elongating your sales funnel, conversion will normally decrease but this is sometimes necessary (such as if you are doing CPA).

      I am testing out something right now that isn't CPA related but initial conversion has been great


      So it's completely campaign dependent.
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      • Profile picture of the author realworldincome
        Hey Kenster...

        Hmmm.... what about a funnel like this using Craigslist or other classified ad sites?

        Craigslist text-only ad in Services section:
        - The real benefits of dog training are.... (list a bunch of good stuff in plain text)
        - Check out the video! www.-----.com

        On landing page have a YT video showing more key benefits with link to redirect to cpa offer
        Under the video a nice graphic/text also with redirect link to cpa offer

        That might cut down on the dilution effect of having a link from the ad to YT then to landing page.

        It also gives another source of traffic (especially if slightly altered multiple videos are uploaded).

        Shoot some holes in this idea just in case I am not seeing the whole picture.

        Thanks!

        P.S. The babies say hello to you. Cranky Curt's friendly but inappropriately worded greeting had to be censored though.


        Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

        It is completely dependent on what your doing. When I was "bumming" and individually answering repsonses when I first started, conversion was decent, but the time and work was hard (gotta do what you gotta do when you're a starving entrepreneur).

        If you are directing people to a blog/site and elongating your sales funnel, conversion will normally decrease but this is sometimes necessary (such as if you are doing CPA).

        I am testing out something right now that isn't CPA related but initial conversion has been great


        So it's completely campaign dependent.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kenster
          Originally Posted by realworldincome View Post

          Hey Kenster...

          Hmmm.... what about a funnel like this using Craigslist or other classified ad sites?

          Craigslist text-only ad in Services section:
          - The real benefits of dog training are.... (list a bunch of good stuff in plain text)
          - Check out the video! www.-----.com

          On landing page have a YT video showing more key benefits with link to redirect to cpa offer
          Under the video a nice graphic/text also with redirect link to cpa offer

          That might cut down on the dilution effect of having a link from the ad to YT then to landing page.

          It also gives another source of traffic (especially if slightly altered multiple videos are uploaded).

          Shoot some holes in this idea just in case I am not seeing the whole picture.

          Thanks!

          P.S. The babies say hello to you. Cranky Curt's friendly but inappropriately worded greeting had to be censored though.

          I like the idea a lot, but it's hard to justify that the traffic isn't classified traffic because it went straight to a lander as opposed to a real web property to be considered web traffic.


          BUT...


          If you can get the campaign to stick on the craigslist end, a nice clickbank campaign may work wonders. Lots of great clickbank products that would fit this strategy well.

          Oh cranky Curt...tell him I said hi :p
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          • Profile picture of the author realworldincome
            Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

            I like the idea a lot, but it's hard to justify that the traffic isn't classified traffic because it went straight to a lander as opposed to a real web property to be considered web traffic.


            BUT...


            If you can get the campaign to stick on the craigslist end, a nice clickbank campaign may work wonders. Lots of great clickbank products that would fit this strategy well.

            Oh cranky Curt...tell him I said hi :p
            I see what you're saying with the CL --> lander route... too risky.

            CL --> YT --> lander even with dilution would eliminate the problem.

            Your Clickbank idea though is doable for direct CL --> to lander... like it.

            Good advice... thanks Kenster!
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            • Profile picture of the author Kenster
              Originally Posted by realworldincome View Post

              I see what you're saying with the CL --> lander route... too risky.

              CL --> YT --> lander even with dilution would eliminate the problem.

              Your Clickbank idea though is doable for direct CL --> to lander... like it.

              Good advice... thanks Kenster!




              Anytime! I did a lot of video --> clickbank when I was starting. Especially if you need a short sales funnel from a traffic source CPA networks don't naturally like, clickbank is def an option to look at.

              Let me/us know how it goes!
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  • Profile picture of the author DrewC72
    You will never make good stable revenue from CL unless you are spamming people. And its just not worth it! There are so many traffic sources out there that CL is just not worth it these days my friend
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  • Profile picture of the author yukinara
    yep, I know 2 years ago CL was a good traffic source, but now, things start to die out, CL is like google in some ways, they make sure that their site won't be overrun with spam and spam, so they have to put more restriction
    but it only apply to CPA, I never have any problem with posting normal ads to sell stuffs offline
    guess they get better daily huh?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukinara
    I live in Houston, Texas
    I just use 1 account since I start CPA until now and post like 4-5 ads daily with it

    so far, no big problem, no ghosting, some flagging here and there. The last ads batch I posted, all ads got up there and stay until they expired. If I post too much, CL just tell me that I pass my daily limit and that's it.

    oh and I use my personal cell number to verify that account
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  • Profile picture of the author MayhemMirix
    Originally Posted by nerodea View Post

    Here's my question guys:

    When researching offers, I have come accross many that have craigslist as one of their main sources of traffic generation. My question to you all is this. What method are people using on craigslist to drive traffic to these CPA offers?
    Actually, most of the offers I see on the networks I'm on, forbid the use of Craigslist.
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  • Profile picture of the author CPA Andrew
    A lot of people just don't understand what it means to 'be creative'.

    IMO you can use CL if your using it in the right way.

    Therefore, obviously don't just put CPA offers directly on there. Actually do the opposite. Set up a login/opt-in form and get the user in that niche to supply their email. Then you can use that email to promote offers to them.

    P.S. Make sure you run whatever campaign your going to do by your Account Manager and don't cross the CPA networks T.O.S.

    ~Andrew
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by GeneralTallon View Post

      I have learned through my travels in real life that the more money a single business niche makes, there will be ATLEAST double or more scam artists in the same niche!!! !!! !!!

      So! what does this tell me? well it tells me to look for Niches that have a lot of scam artists! YEP! Thats what I said!
      Next, build a business that is WhiteHat. Yup! I said that too!

      Also another thing to consider is:
      If people are spending time in an area that saposedly doesint make money, then why are they there in the first place? especially since TIME is more VALUABLE than MONEY.


      -Tallon

      Well said Tallon. Scam artists steal the show in many circumstances and often make some nice short term cash, but almost always its the whitehat marketers that make it big and build sustainable income streams. Building a business and earning money aren't necessarily one in the same. Building a business is about sustainability.

      I have spoken to more "dark" marketers and they may make 10 grand a day for 10 days in a row but then they may go 3 months without making a dime. A better business model is to make a legit $1,000 a day for every day of the year

      At least in my opinion.


      Originally Posted by CPA Andrew View Post

      A lot of people just don't understand what it means to 'be creative'.

      IMO you can use CL if your using it in the right way.

      Therefore, obviously don't just put CPA offers directly on there. Actually do the opposite. Set up a login/opt-in form and get the user in that niche to supply their email. Then you can use that email to promote offers to them.

      P.S. Make sure you run whatever campaign your going to do by your Account Manager and don't cross the CPA networks T.O.S.

      ~Andrew


      Andrew, I 100% agree. Many times people think creatively at the surface of a method or strategy when they need to be more creative about the process.

      The biggest problem is that too many marketers (particularly on CL) want the instant gratification of a straight sales campaign. You really need to dig deeper than that to make money on CL...and many other traffic sources for that matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author gbarrows31
    I get a ton of traffic from CL and if done right its a sure thing for solid, precise targeted traffic. I built a whole program around it.. I'm such an authority on the subject that if you type in Google. How to make money with/on cl/craigslist, I'm spot 4 or 5 depending on what keyword you use..

    Its a legit place. you can even, if you are smart do CPA or Affiliate sales in the business section. Not hard..

    Best of luck...
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    • Profile picture of the author Kenster
      Originally Posted by gbarrows31 View Post

      I get a ton of traffic from CL and if done right its a sure thing for solid, precise targeted traffic. I built a whole program around it.. I'm such an authority on the subject that if you type in Google. How to make money with/on cl/craigslist, I'm spot 4 or 5 depending on what keyword you use..

      Its a legit place. you can even, if you are smart do CPA or Affiliate sales in the business section. Not hard..

      Best of luck...

      Lots of "bum" ways to promote on CL. Most people try spamming and get the ax right out of the gate
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      • Profile picture of the author lovegtm
        Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

        Lots of "bum" ways to promote on CL. Most people try spamming and get the ax right out of the gate
        Any suggestions on some of the bum ways? Not a full method, just some general clues. I'm still stuck in a bit of a sales mode when I think of CL.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kenster
          Originally Posted by lovegtm View Post

          Any suggestions on some of the bum ways? Not a full method, just some general clues. I'm still stuck in a bit of a sales mode when I think of CL.

          I used to take a look at high converting CPA offers and then manually (not through software) set up ads related to the offer but not selling anything. So if you are eventually trying to promote an employment offer, you can post an ad in the jobs section (this is a bit gray...but just so you get the idea).

          By bum, I just mean that you manually and individually reach out to all responders and some how work in your CPA offer. The most important thing is that you aren't selling anything on the front end and just "bumming" or spending time individually responding to people and somewhere in the communication (perhaps a few emails deep) will you be promoting something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Lessey
    It also help if you know your way around words and headlines, im sure if you get a catchy one, click will go through the roof!
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  • Profile picture of the author subho67
    Can you recommend me some networks which allows cl traffic??
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Although a lot of CPA networks don't accept CL, I'm learning more that if you go straight to the vendor instead of through a network, they may not care as much.

    Especially for lead-type CPA, not just rebills/email submits etc.

    And if you're getting leads for local businesses, they probably don't care as long as the prospect is targeted and they can close sales with the leads you're sending em.
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  • Profile picture of the author aminur
    Originally Posted by nerodea View Post

    Here's my question guys:

    When researching offers, I have come accross many that have craigslist as one of their main sources of traffic generation. My question to you all is this. What method are people using on craigslist to drive traffic to these CPA offers?
    you can make y money from craiglist using cpa offers. I'll give you a small hint. i have seen some good paid wso about CL with cpa. Sorry i can't name it . go to the wso offer section and find the cpa wso's and start sending Pm. you will find the person easily. Thats all i can say
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  • Profile picture of the author AnnaSEO
    Select offers that will attract the general public and you will succeed in craigslist.
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  • Profile picture of the author awsomnick1
    using craigslist isnt a good idea because they might blacklist your IP, and now they are suing people for abusing their services.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    How important is using an IP that is local to the area that you are posting to?

    If it is important, what is the best solution?

    The only thing that I can think of is just using a nationwide dial up.
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  • Profile picture of the author martbost
    I am having pretty good success by outsourcing MicroJobs to workers to post a Spinnable Classified ad on Craigslist. Right now, I have a total of about 60 ads per week getting posted. That's 31 days of exposure for each ad. It seems to be working well on conversions by sheer volume.

    One word of advice is to have your ads posted in the mid-afternoon and it should be toward the top of the ad list when folks get off work and check for ads after dinner
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  • Profile picture of the author JayBay
    Way to sell it man lol

    Originally Posted by gbarrows31 View Post

    I kill it on CL not to Brag or Boast but I do. I do so well I'm an authority on it.. I use it for my own product, I use it for Aff. products, I even created a whole program 100% based on advertising on CL... Don't take my word for it, go to Google and type in, How To Make Money On Craigslist I'm # 4...

    It's a 1 page site and all I do it talk about CL.. So Yes you can Kill in it CL. The biggest problem people face when they stat of is being Ghosted!! Hate that, Sorry guys 98% of my ads stick, even in the same city posted many times over..

    Another thing is PVA ,, ? Ya I go over that as well.. Simple Fix..

    So CL is a gold mine and thanks to there stringent rules It's my gold mine.. It could be yours too.

    Best of luck..

    Hope this was helpful..
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
    Nah, the BIGGEST problem with CL isn't getting ghosted, but getting your accounts froze due to spamming. If you want to make any decent money, you need to run ads in numbers, and to them that is spamming. CL has many ways to track you down.

    Congrats on all your success with them, I don't know how you do it. I think it's more of a waste of time always trying to bypass all their BS.

    Originally Posted by gbarrows31 View Post

    The biggest problem people face when they stat of is being Ghosted!! Hate that, Sorry guys 98% of my ads stick, even in the same city posted many times over..
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  • Profile picture of the author Cray
    not a good idea..
    CL = BH = Ban nuff said
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  • Profile picture of the author sicnarf
    I think there's still plenty of opportunity for CL but as Kenster and others have said, you have to know the rules. If you look at CL as a way to harvest contact information, that's probably the best way to go. On the other hand, if you are simply putting a link out there to get a sale, you'll get banned.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Zapp
    You don't necessarily have to look at it as direct linking from craigslist to your offer. What you can do is find people that are looking for work, pay them to hand out flyers for instance. Then you can earn money on the backend.
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    • Profile picture of the author magentawave
      Originally Posted by Andrew Zapp View Post

      You don't necessarily have to look at it as direct linking from craigslist to your offer. What you can do is find people that are looking for work, pay them to hand out flyers for instance. Then you can earn money on the backend.
      But what if your offer is an ebook on how to make money? Can you link directly to the site that sells the ebook without getting ghosted?
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      • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
        You might get ghosted, flagged or your account frozen. It is hard to tell, but this is definitely against their TOS. They will catch on quickly.

        Originally Posted by magentawave View Post

        But what if your offer is an ebook on how to make money? Can you link directly to the site that sells the ebook without getting ghosted?
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      • Profile picture of the author MakeMoneyJames
        Originally Posted by magentawave View Post

        But what if your offer is an ebook on how to make money? Can you link directly to the site that sells the ebook without getting ghosted?

        Yes you can direct link with image ads too on CL with your website with out getting ghosted. Getting flagged is another story, so you will have to present your offer as "compliant" as possible. Not make it look spammy and scammy.

        I post image ads with direct links in jobs section and services section. If you just hire a poster you wouldn't have to worry about posting. Which is what I do. Alot of posters won't post image ads because they don't know the correct way to do it with out it getting ghosted.
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        • Profile picture of the author magentawave
          Originally Posted by jeffrey73 View Post

          You might get ghosted, flagged or your account frozen. It is hard to tell, but this is definitely against their TOS. They will catch on quickly.
          I've never heard of an account getting frozen? What is that? I thought once your ads get ghosted that account is done.



          Originally Posted by MakeMoneyJames View Post

          Yes you can direct link with image ads too on CL with your website with out getting ghosted. Getting flagged is another story, so you will have to present your offer as "compliant" as possible. Not make it look spammy and scammy.

          I post image ads with direct links in jobs section and services section. If you just hire a poster you wouldn't have to worry about posting. Which is what I do. Alot of posters won't post image ads because they don't know the correct way to do it with out it getting ghosted.
          I assume being "compliant" with an image ad means the title shouldn't be too in their face? So is your image ad just one big giant link? Do you need to host the big image somewhere besides CL?
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          • Profile picture of the author MakeMoneyJames
            Originally Posted by magentawave View Post

            I've never heard of an account getting frozen? What is that? I thought once your ads get ghosted that account is done.
            Your accounts can go "on hold".. Which basically means, banned. That is different then ghosted. Ghosted just means your ads never went live.

            Originally Posted by magentawave View Post

            I assume being "compliant" with an image ad means the title shouldn't be too in their face? So is your image ad just one big giant link? Do you need to host the big image somewhere besides CL?
            There is really no straight guidelines on it. Just test headlines. Test images ads. Test offers.

            My image ad is just one giant link. You need to host image ads somewhere else. Like photobucket.
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  • Profile picture of the author koppster
    I would not recommend it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Kelly
    G'day,

    Just make sure you stand out from the crowd, and spend some time creating a unique angle and you will do alright on CL. Follow the herd and you too will fall off the cliff!

    cheers, Patrick
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan B Rusu
    CL is powerful if done right.

    One thing I wanted to point out is that a lot of bluefart methods are used on CL. Many posting ipods/ipads for sell then when someone emails them they're sent to a email submit for a free ipad + other methods I won't talk about.

    Great source of traffic, but unfortunately a lot of spammers using it
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnPeters1983
    I used to LOVE using CL but unfortunately too many spammers who ruin it for everybody else! SO ALL YOU SPAMMERS ARE WASTING YOUR TIME BECAUSE YOUR GETTING FLAGGED OR GHOSTED...LOL
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