How i make an easy $100-$200 weekly with a Craigslist Ad in maybe 20 minutes of work weekly

by Gengis
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How's it going my friends, this post is just to show you that if you think outside the box there are so many ways to make extra money online..

This is exactly what i do:

First off you can do this with many services not just the one i chose..

I noticed that there are people and businesses that offer to inspect your car before you purchase it..The average price is around $80-$90 and most are really at about the $120 range..

I happen to have a personal friend who's a mechanic and works on the road , so i asked him "If i gave you leads on car inspections, where you show up and spend 20-30 minutes inspecting the engine, tranny, drive it around the block etc and give the customer an honest report on the condition of the vehicle, what would you charge me , he said "I'll do it for $40 all day long"

SO i told him, alright buddy keep your phone on you because im gonna start throwing leads at you atleast a few per week..

SO what i do is post an Ad on Craigslist about twice per week saying something like this:

Title :Car/Truck Inspections ..Don't buy before inspecting!

Body : We are the Best Car Inspection Service and also have the Lowest price in the business..

Call us now for our Craigslist special!
xxx-xxx-xxxx


So i get about 10 calls weekly that turns out to about 4-7 people who pay, i charge them $75 so i am the Cheapest on Craigslist..
When the customer calls me i ask them what kind of car they are inspecting, what area are they in and i sell our service to them and explain that the low price is not because we do a bad inspection it's because we are hoping that if in the future they need mechanical work that they would consider us..They all seem to like that answer..

I probably work 20-30 minutes a week at this, either on my laptop, ipad or cellphone all combined for that total 3o mins

If this does happen where they need mechanical work later, this all goes to my friend so he wanted to go ahead and split it 50/50 on the $75 since im giving him the leads and he might have a long term paying cusotmer for other things..

I could really scale this up big time if i wanted but i have no time , think about it, you can have a little website created and post about 3-5 ads daily, if you folow my formula you'd probably get the 10 calls i get weekly on a daily basis..

I just want to help you guys expand your minds and think outside the box, there's money out there but it's not gonna come at you just because you saw the movie the Secret and you have been thinking about money.. You have to actually take action..

Alright just trying to help out the community!

Gengis Suarez
#$100$200 #craigslist #easy #make #minutes #weekly #work
  • Profile picture of the author ckbank
    Your creativity is awesome.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gengis
      Originally Posted by ckbank View Post

      Your creativity is awesome.

      Thanks alot CK.. hope you're doing good bro
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  • Profile picture of the author pex7
    Thanks for sharing the method. Just hearing something like this gets the gears in your head spinning....there are so many more ways to make money online than clickbank! Thanks for the reminder
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      Originally Posted by pex7 View Post

      Thanks for sharing the method. Just hearing something like this gets the gears in your head spinning....there are so many more ways to make money online than clickbank! Thanks for the reminder
      You're welcome Pex! THis is exactly what i wanted to do,, help get some people's mental gears spinning
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  • Profile picture of the author savvybizbuilder
    You're pretty clever. Nice business.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaaa33030
    I must say that's a great idea
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  • Profile picture of the author JDBradley
    sweet. nice and inspiring.
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    • Profile picture of the author rkat55
      Very good idea, and as my fellow warrior above said, this gets
      my idea gears going too.

      Gengis, if you write an ebook on this idea I'll be your first
      affiliate.

      If you don't want to write it I'll do it for you

      Rick
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      • Profile picture of the author Gengis
        Originally Posted by rkat55 View Post

        Very good idea, and as my fellow warrior above said, this gets
        my idea gears going too.

        Gengis, if you write an ebook on this idea I'll be your first
        affiliate.

        If you don't want to write it I'll do it for you

        Rick

        I'm on it bro.. SHould be ready in about 2 days .. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tech19
    Good stuff man, love how you identified the opportunity there. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Profile picture of the author Gengis
      Originally Posted by savvybizbuilder View Post

      You're pretty clever. Nice business.
      Savvy thanks alot!

      Originally Posted by aaaa33030 View Post

      I must say that's a great idea
      aaaa action my friend that's what it takes.. the money is all around us

      Originally Posted by JDBradley View Post

      sweet. nice and inspiring.
      JD thanks sir!

      Originally Posted by Tech19 View Post

      Good stuff man, love how you identified the opportunity there. Thanks for sharing!
      Tech thanks alot brother!
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  • Profile picture of the author erb517
    Nice, not bad being a broker for someone elses services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Looking4Mentor
    Thanks for this great little method to make cash!

    The mind is cranking with other ideas.

    P.S. Congrats on completing your coloring book. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Sara Nightingale
    Way to capitalize on a free resource, happy networking entrepreneur!
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    Gengis,

    Thanks for sharing this method, it has giving me an idea im going to test on craigslist in the next few days.

    Thanks again,

    Martin
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    • Profile picture of the author wealth1
      That's an awesome way to use Craigslist.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tyler B
        Really creative way to get leads. I do believe internet marketing success has a lot to do with how creative you can be and outsmarting your competition. Great case study, keep hustlin bro
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  • Profile picture of the author Dr Dan
    Great idea.

    Now you can take this model and turn it into a lead capture site and lease out the site to local mechanics for $200-$400+ per month.

    That way you dont have to answer anymore phones and just collect the cash in your paypal account

    I might just test this one out locally and create a new income stream.

    Thanks for sharing and the great idea.


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  • Profile picture of the author Bojacked
    Great Idea and thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author saif_ag
    Brilliant! Amazing idea. I will definitely give this a try Gengis. Thank you for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author tsuccess
    I like the post. It's a great idea and I think it's something anyone can do really.
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    • Profile picture of the author arkhamindustries
      Great idea, but what if your meachnic finds out how you are getting the customers and decides to do the same thing himself and just put his number in the ad?
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    Nice post, I like the idea. The fact that you have a friend who is a mechanic works out very well for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author mediadeveloped
    This is a perfect example of thinking outside the box...thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author arkhamindustries
    Originally Posted by Gengis View Post

    How's it going my friends, this post is just to show you that if you think outside the box there are so many ways to make extra money online..

    This is exactly what i do:

    First off you can do this with many services not just the one i chose..

    I noticed that there are people and businesses that offer to inspect your car before you purchase it..The average price is around $80-$90 and most are really at about the $120 range..

    I happen to have a personal friend who's a mechanic and works on the road , so i asked him "If i gave you leads on car inspections, where you show up and spend 20-30 minutes inspecting the engine, tranny, drive it around the block etc and give the customer an honest report on the condition of the vehicle, what would you charge me , he said "I'll do it for $40 all day long"

    SO i told him, alright buddy keep your phone on you because im gonna start throwing leads at you atleast a few per week..

    SO what i do is post an Ad on Craigslist about twice per week saying something like this:

    Title :Car/Truck Inspections ..Don't buy before inspecting!

    Body : We are the Best Car Inspection Service and also have the Lowest price in the business..

    Call us now for our Craigslist special!
    xxx-xxx-xxxx


    So i get about 10 calls weekly that turns out to about 4-7 people who pay, i charge them $75 so i am the Cheapest on Craigslist..
    When the customer calls me i ask them what kind of car they are inspecting, what area are they in and i sell our service to them and explain that the low price is not because we do a bad inspection it's because we are hoping that if in the future they need mechanical work that they would consider us..They all seem to like that answer..

    I probably work 20-30 minutes a week at this, either on my laptop, ipad or cellphone all combined for that total 3o mins

    If this does happen where they need mechanical work later, this all goes to my friend so he wanted to go ahead and split it 50/50 on the $75 since im giving him the leads and he might have a long term paying cusotmer for other things..

    I could really scale this up big time if i wanted but i have no time , think about it, you can have a little website created and post about 3-5 ads daily, if you folow my formula you'd probably get the 10 calls i get weekly on a daily basis..

    I just want to help you guys expand your minds and think outside the box, there's money out there but it's not gonna come at you just because you saw the movie the Secret and you have been thinking about money.. You have to actually take action..

    Alright just trying to help out the community!

    Gengis Suarez

    Just curious exactly what section of craigslist you post this ad in?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    What are the legalities for the service? In most states this requires a Licensed or Certified Inspector. In most states if you accept an 'instrument' for a service that was not performed in accordance with law then the agency that accepted the 'instrument' is liable.

    Be careful out there is all I am saying.

    Jeffery 100% :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Light
      Thank for the post! Time to go make friends with the mechanic down the street!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gengis
    Thanks for all the great replies peeps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    That. Is. Genius. Bravo my friend! Thinking outside the box is a definite must nowadays and this is the best example I've seen in ages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dann Vicker
    This is called out of the box thinking. I'm impressed.
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    • Profile picture of the author absoluteallen
      Almost makes me wish Ohio had inspections. Nah!
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  • Profile picture of the author ladyzee
    ...more than a year later and this still sounds like a great idea! thank you, gengis!
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    This is very similar to what I'm doing. I actually started with Craigslist then scaled up using youtube and local search.

    At first I basically made my own site, then started post ads on Craigslist for home improvement work.

    All the work I'd generate, I'd send over free to a guy I know who owns his own company. Then I'd collect 8-12% on the total cost of the work.

    Once again this is like 30mins work, we'd get like 1 sale every other day, but that was $600-$1000 right in the bank.

    So naturally I scaled it up really fast using youtube and local search.

    Now I'm doing the same thing, just on a larger scale.

    Back between the months of October and January alone, I broke 6 figures doing this. However, it had a lot to do with atypical weather like Hurricane Sandy.

    Generating leads for local businesses is without a doubt the fastest/most lucrative way to make cash. Screw dealing with amazon/adsense, this is how you can make real money and do it fast. You won't even realize that you're building a long term business in the process. I got to go pick up another check right now actually, this one for $1,200. Its 2 leads I generated friday that were both sold the following day.

    Anyone considering this, don't think about it, just do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Parham
    Cool idea... I like it!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnmags
    An easy way to make money for you. Thanks for sharing your out-of-the-box idea.
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    LOL... Thats looks unrealistic although interesting if something would work to earn you that fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author andyjbenson
    Originally Posted by Gengis View Post

    How's it going my friends, this post is just to show you that if you think outside the box there are so many ways to make extra money online..

    This is exactly what i do:

    First off you can do this with many services not just the one i chose..

    I noticed that there are people and businesses that offer to inspect your car before you purchase it..The average price is around $80-$90 and most are really at about the $120 range..

    I happen to have a personal friend who's a mechanic and works on the road , so i asked him "If i gave you leads on car inspections, where you show up and spend 20-30 minutes inspecting the engine, tranny, drive it around the block etc and give the customer an honest report on the condition of the vehicle, what would you charge me , he said "I'll do it for $40 all day long"

    SO i told him, alright buddy keep your phone on you because im gonna start throwing leads at you atleast a few per week..

    SO what i do is post an Ad on Craigslist about twice per week saying something like this:

    Title :Car/Truck Inspections ..Don't buy before inspecting!

    Body : We are the Best Car Inspection Service and also have the Lowest price in the business..

    Call us now for our Craigslist special!
    xxx-xxx-xxxx


    So i get about 10 calls weekly that turns out to about 4-7 people who pay, i charge them $75 so i am the Cheapest on Craigslist..
    When the customer calls me i ask them what kind of car they are inspecting, what area are they in and i sell our service to them and explain that the low price is not because we do a bad inspection it's because we are hoping that if in the future they need mechanical work that they would consider us..They all seem to like that answer..

    I probably work 20-30 minutes a week at this, either on my laptop, ipad or cellphone all combined for that total 3o mins

    If this does happen where they need mechanical work later, this all goes to my friend so he wanted to go ahead and split it 50/50 on the $75 since im giving him the leads and he might have a long term paying cusotmer for other things..

    I could really scale this up big time if i wanted but i have no time , think about it, you can have a little website created and post about 3-5 ads daily, if you folow my formula you'd probably get the 10 calls i get weekly on a daily basis..

    I just want to help you guys expand your minds and think outside the box, there's money out there but it's not gonna come at you just because you saw the movie the Secret and you have been thinking about money.. You have to actually take action..

    Alright just trying to help out the community!

    Gengis Suarez
    Thanks for sharing this! A great post with a simple yet awesome idea to get us all thinking "outside the box" as you put it!

    We all have some "skill set" that can be used in this way. We just need to dig a little deeper to find it and make the most of it sometimes.

    Thanks again for sharing and all the bset with your efforts!

    Andy Benson
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  • Profile picture of the author InTh3Moment
    Hi Gengis,

    Thanks for sharing this idea. I'm wondering though, what stops the customer from mentioning to the contractor that they found their business through a Craigslist ad?
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    • Profile picture of the author Terry Markle
      Originally Posted by InTh3Moment View Post

      Hi Gengis,

      Thanks for sharing this idea. I'm wondering though, what stops the customer from mentioning to the contractor that they found their business through a Craigslist ad?
      I would also like to know the answer to this question.
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    Simple, he has a rapport with the mechanic. Hence personal friend.
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    • Profile picture of the author onSubie
      Originally Posted by InTh3Moment View Post

      Thanks for sharing this idea. I'm wondering though, what stops the customer from mentioning to the contractor that they found their business through a Craigslist ad?
      Originally Posted by Terry Markle View Post

      I would also like to know the answer to this question.
      Originally Posted by theory expert View Post

      Simple, he has a rapport with the mechanic. Hence personal friend.

      It wouldn't matter if the mechanic learns they found it through Craigslist. He knows you are driving leads, learning that one of the ways is by posting on Craigslist wouldn't matter.

      Would the mechanic want to cut you out of the deal and start posting on Craigslist, fielding calls and making 1 appointment in 10 leads?

      Or would he rather just sit by the phone and let you make appointments for him?

      You don't need the mechanic to be a friend, just find one and work a deal. And, as the OP said, it doesn't have to be this service.

      One good point to make when marketing this service is that it is an independent inspection.

      I bought a car two years ago (my avatar) and had no mechanic. The dealership suggested an "independent" mechanic nearby- but his inspections could be soft since his leads come from the dealership. And it cost around $120.

      I would have paid $75 for a true independent inspection.

      EDIT: Come to think of it, I may go see the $120 mechanic who inspected my car and ask if he needs more leads...
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