What is the secret to earn on classified sites

by anu999
27 replies
I want to know how the classified sites earn money from there millions visitor, even they dont promote any product nor any Ads.
For example : Craigslist
#classified #earn #secret #sites
  • Profile picture of the author pertinax
    They offer "featured" ads.In Craigslist, users must pay in order to post ads in some categories.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ayawa
    Who can say that as they aren't selling own/affiliate products?

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  • Profile picture of the author adrienneaileen24
    Originally Posted by anu999 View Post

    I want to know how the classified sites earn money from there millions visitor, even they dont promote any product nor any Ads.
    For example : Craigslist
    Firstly if is there asset that there page rank & alexa rank is increasing by using the visitor. They may make new terms & conditions for next generation. On the flip side there some sites where if one pay charge, his advertisement will show on the top of the list. on the other hand if one wants to wish his ad will be for 2/ 3 years he must pay the charge. Thanks.

    Feeling good

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  • Profile picture of the author AntonioSeegars1
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    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      They make their money from paid featured listings and some sections, such as the job sections for highly populated cities, require a fee to post in them at all.

      It makes sense because a ton of people use the site to find legit postings from people/organizations looking to fulfill certain needs such as job positions. So there's plenty of eye balls on those postings, and so plenty of consistent income from paid posters.

      It's a very simple but strong business model, really.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Sell furniture/xbox/playstation/antiques/etc on Craigslist.

    Aside from Craigslist... there is no other *secret* to earning on classified sites. And don't put your hopes and dreams on a "5,000 classified ad site submitter software". If you're going to waste money on this, then you might as well give me that free money so i can take my girl out to lunch next week.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    The secret to being successful with classifieds is............
    There are no "secrets" just people who have done a lot of testing and or research, which may be a good lesson for you...
    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

    ― George Carlin
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  • Profile picture of the author newideamarketing
    spam , posting tons thats the truth using a software and posting your ad in as many sites as possbile
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  • Profile picture of the author 111ideas
    Some Classified sites charges money for posting ads.
    Download Images for Social Media (Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram etc) 100% free.
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  • Profile picture of the author vikash_kumar
    Why not consider making such a site and try it by yourself? ...Just a suggestion...!
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  • Profile picture of the author MuhamadEdisonA
    Posting you ads in many best classified ads.

    Take a look this article United States America (USA) Classifieds n Advertising Sites- 400 FREE Webs « Ads2020 Marketing- Business Advertising Ad Posting Classifieds

    You can post on it, but you have to remember

    Yu have to post everyday untill 30 days, don't be lazy to do it. Then, see the result

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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Classified Sites make money by offering paid services that feature your Ads in the various categories
    or on the sidebar of there websites.
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    • Profile picture of the author aivil
      Well, as per my opinion, most of the classiifeds make money by using banner ads from various networks, including AdSense . Even, OLX, Quikr, Clickindia, etc use AdSense fully on their classifieds.Paid advertising options for earning a decent money has faded away due to the vast availability of free advertising sites!
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  • Profile picture of the author anyaantonia
    Originally Posted by anu999 View Post

    I want to know how the classified sites earn money from there millions visitor, even they dont promote any product nor any Ads.
    For example : Craigslist
    There are many ways to earn money in the classified ad sites. Such as some sites follow the premium membership by taking a subscription. in this way the site can earn money. On the other hand some site earn money by give extra facilities such as If one wants to make a add more than 1 year or, 2 year till 5 year or 9 years. Even some site take money by providing more facilities. such as by taking the ad in the top 10.
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  • They make their money from paid ads, featured ads, and also from Google Adsense. I'm not sure if Craigslist uses Adsense though.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I didn't really understand your question but I think this reply will help.

    The people who actually pay for their ads on Craigslist, make the most amount of money. The people who want their ads displayed for free and are looking for traffic, will probably not get as much traffic as they want.
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    i use craigs ads to get leads then follow with follow emails and then make sales. cold sales are hard on craigs list
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  • Profile picture of the author hgg123
    That is indeed THE question ...and a good one.

    According to AIMGroup.com, Global Classified Advertising alone is a $92B market.
    The problem is the "labor" to post consistently, frequently and targeted correctly.
    Each site has its own rules and complexity for posting. The money these sites make
    is, typically, from advertisers who pay the sites to post their ads. These are big budgets
    to be sure.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lee
    Craigslist is charging money now in the bigger cities to post job listings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caitlinz
    Craigslist can make the user/advertiser pay for almost anything they wish too, since they are a robust platform with millions of users.

    They earn from featured ads. If you are looking to make money from craigslist, it is by posting ads to your services or products in the relevant category.
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  • Profile picture of the author RecessionPROOF
    Like all advertising, it is a numbers game, the more views, the more leads, the more leads, the more prospects, the more prospects, the more sales, simple.

    As to free classifieds, most are useless overall, Craigslist included. The key to success is having a product or service everyone needs or uses already, but you have a better technology which saves everyone who uses it big money. Now that is where classifieds will pull prospects which convert to sales.

    I have used it all when it comes to marketing, and in most cases it is a hit or a miss, results have always been a crap shoot when promoting all the me too products or services which have tens of thousands competing for same thing. Not easy, so if I was to advertise, you want to use paid spots which rank higher than the millions of freebie ads do.

    As example, I promote a new technology which saves thousands on TV and PayPerView Movies, UFC, MMA, WWE and Boxing all at no cost. Simply put, no one likes their cable or satellite company, so given everyone has a TV, most households average 2.9 per family, the demand is huge, the savings are huge, and the income is huge, so my results have been huge.

    On the other hand, I have advertised hundreds of lessor hot niche products and barely got the usual 1% response rate that is typical in free advertising mediums. So again, it is numbers game, the more traffic to your ad, and then to your website, the more prospects and the more sales, it is that simple.

    Success to all,
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  • Profile picture of the author SaeedKhan
    Craigslist small business section where one could advertise IM offers looks like its going downhill where lots of spammers seem to lurk around, however Gumtree I think is the only quality classifieds.
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  • Craigslist & other sites that don't sell anything, earn just like facebook

    With ''promoted'' ''featured'' and ''promoted''

    Content. In other words...


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  • Profile picture of the author Bridgitte
    Like other people said Craigslist is making money from featured advertising.All the big classifieds they do like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author RecessionPROOF
    Free-Adplotter.com may be the answer to classified and ebay advertising, sure got my attention knowing how time consuming it can be to post to dozens of classified sites.
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