Craigslist, Anybody Making This Work These Days

by gacott
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I have found a TON of stuff on how to make money on Craigslist, ALL OLD!!

I have had some ads that did REAL well in the 15 minutes they were up.

Is anybody actually making Craigslist for for them NOW? I would love to hear some more about it if you are.

Garret
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  • Profile picture of the author John Westbrook
    Based on what has happened in the past when methods were shared, I'm guessing anyone who is using it successfully is not going to share it for the mere fact it would risk oversaturating and in some unfortunate cases, abusing the resource.

    I have run some successful tests but am always nervous to share them because I don't want to see them abused and no longer possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author lilhay
    Originally Posted by gacott View Post

    I have found a TON of stuff on how to make money on Craigslist, ALL OLD!!

    I have had some ads that did REAL well in the 15 minutes they were up.

    Is anybody actually making Craigslist for for them NOW? I would love to hear some more about it if you are.

    Garret
    As long as Craigslist generates over 50,000,000+ hits a month traffic, you can make anything sell posting your ad in the right sections.

    I use Craigslist every day so should you. Be sure you post in revelant sections to what you are offering and you should have no problems generating leads and coverting them into sales or sign ups.

    I hope this helps. If you or anyone else needs tips about selling on Craigslist, shoot me a PM now
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    • Profile picture of the author Tyvan
      Originally Posted by lilhay View Post

      If you or anyone else needs tips about selling on Craigslist, shoot me a PM now
      I might just hit you up on that offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author JimHardin
    I have tried posting a few items on Craigslist with no luck. I think one of them actually got taken down. The other ones that I have put up I heard nothing. I want to keep trying. There must be a trick

    I have actually tried the advertising on Facebook. Just started a couple of days ago though. So far no sales, but I did have some clicks. So its promising.
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  • Profile picture of the author jkiley
    Why post on craigslist, when you can just read it? Look at my signature.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
      You can do well on CL if you pay someone to post for you. There are people out there that will post for about .80 an ad - Maybe .50 an ad if you order in bulk. These guys stay up on the ins and outs and know how to not get your ad ghosted and can post in pretty much any category you want to post in.

      A couple months ago (probably 2) we outsourced someone to post 100 ads a day. It cost us about $95 a day to have all the ads posted, but we made almost $300 a day on the front end. Pretty good ROI .

      Now I'm wondering why we stopped doing it????

      Making money on CL is about a lot more than just getting your ad to stick which is what most of the "products" about it focus on. It's more about having an effective LP and an offer that is easy to convert on the front end.
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      • Profile picture of the author zerofill
        Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

        Now I'm wondering why we stopped doing it????
        Cause we get bored easy lol...
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    • Profile picture of the author gacott
      Originally Posted by jkiley View Post

      Why post on craigslist, when you can just read it? Look at my signature.
      I guess I might be a bit daft, what does reading craigslist do for me? Whats the model that goes with that . . . .since you've broght it up.
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      • Profile picture of the author jkiley
        Originally Posted by gacott View Post

        I guess I might be a bit daft, what does reading craigslist do for me? Whats the model that goes with that . . . .since you've broght it up.
        Somebody is selling an "RV" in city1, and somebody is looking for the same RV in city2. You, in the middle, make them meet. Somebody posts a writing job in China, you, in America, are a writer. Are you into a lawn mowing service, and only serve local community? well, get the alert email as soon as somebody posts about a mowing job. Unlimited examples.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    I stopped posting an advertisement on Craigslist because it is a heck lot of work. I mean, you have to play all kinds of tricks to prevent your ad from getting ghosted and if they are not ghosted they get flagged by someone so I don't think it is worth my time.

    Now I am thinking of paying someone to do this for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author warriortx
      Originally Posted by mohammad111 View Post

      I stopped posting an advertisement on Craigslist because it is a heck lot of work. I mean, you have to play all kinds of tricks to prevent your ad from getting ghosted and if they are not ghosted they get flagged by someone so I don't think it is worth my time.

      Now I am thinking of paying someone to do this for me.

      I'm in the same boat it has never worked for me and I was also thinking about hiring someone.
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  • Profile picture of the author gacott
    lilhay, I DID hit you up, PM'd some time ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckz55
    too much media hype around all the craigslist scams ..... not many people trust craigslist anymore ... the people that is
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    • Profile picture of the author pbrbart
      Originally Posted by buckz55 View Post

      too much media hype around all the craigslist scams ..... not many people trust craigslist anymore ... the people that is
      I agree, just like Yogi says, no one reads Craigslist any more, it's too crowded. CL still gets more traffic than any free advertising area there is. But you just need to make sure you are using it within it's terms and conditions, or else you'll get blacklisted from CL entirely. As a CL "user" I'm tired of commercial ads and spam, but I do understand why they are there...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
    I had legitimate products I'm talking physical goods, I was acting as a middle man to sell them and I posted them in the proper sections. All my ads either flagged or ghosted, because none of them except one stuck. Before people start mentioning it, no I wasn't selling the same item/using the same ad in every city. They were completely different products and ads in every city I posted.

    I think it's ridiculous when you can't even use Craigslist for the very purpose they are there to be used for.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
      Originally Posted by TyBrown View Post

      What does 'ghosted' mean?
      It means when you hit the confirm ad button and turns green and tells you it is active, but it actually never went live, even though it goes through the whole process to make it seem like it is live.

      In fact, most refer to it as "green ghosting" again, because of the ad turning green and saying published when you click confirm and publish.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josef_Benjamin
    I use craigslist successfully.

    It's not a main advertising method, but it definitly works.

    Just used it yesterday 2 help neighboor acros the street sell very expensive items.

    I also started using it to drive more traffic to my ebay auctions very easily. I've even had people offer to buy it if I agree to take the auction down at the price I'm asking for.

    So ya, it works.

    Would I use it for anything else other than that? not likely. If I did, I would definitly outsource that work.
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  • Profile picture of the author acedalright
    I haven't used craigslist in a year, I had actually forgotten about it as a marketing method!

    I stopped using it because it was time consuming and I just like doing something once and then moving on.
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  • Profile picture of the author artguy51
    I have been creating craigslist ads for a year now and for those that know how to use it, it works great. Even if it just stays up for a little while it can be more than worth it.
    One client of mine put up an ad I designed and in under 4hrs he got around 1000 hits.
    Even with a 1% conversion on a 159 dollar product that is $1,590 Not Bad.
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